America's Next Top Model: Nerves and Other Disasters
America’s Next Top Model was all about disasters this week: natural disaster in the photo shoot, clothing disasters in the challenge, and personality disasters in the house. Somebody needs to start a telethon to help this show recover!
We kid, of course – we really liked the episode, and the concept of the girls looming Godzilla-like over a scale-model version of L.A. was loads of fun. Of course, some did it better than others…
But let’s back up and talk about the personality conflicts. What do you think of the whole Marjorie situation? We actually sympathize with her – we’d be total wrecks if we were in that house, having people tear apart our looks and judging our every move! Of course, that’s one of the many reasons we’re NOT on a reality show… But the cultural-difference explanation makes sense to us. And hey, if Paulina – the person who has her feet in both worlds – says that’s what’s going on, we’re inclined to believe her. (Also, we completely love her, so we’ll agree with almost anything she says.) But other girls – especially Samantha – seems to feel like Marjorie’s self-doubt is a personal affront. Get over it, Sam!
A lot of the Marjorie issue came out at the challenge – which, by the way, we LOVED. The vast majority of models don’t grace the pages of Italian Vogue – they’re much more likely to appear in the latest Speigel catalog. And the clothing you see in catalogs isn't designed to fit a model’s body perfectly. So it was great to see all the tricks they used to make the clothes fit. The binder clips were obvious, but we never would have thought about putting a water bottle or two down the back of a waistband to make pants fit! And now we know why the clothes we order never look the same on us as they do in the picture!
Finally, there was the photo shoot. While Samantha did kind of annoy us in the house, we have to admit she took a fabulous picture, and she seemed to bring the most energy to the shoot. We don’t quite get why everyone raved over Sheena’s picture – it was nice, but seemed a little cheesy. The judges bestowed the cheddar label on Lauren Brie instead. We can see that. They also loved Elina's “ugly pretty” face, and Tyra thought McKey’s heat wave shot was fantastic (Nigel didn’t agree.)
Josyln and Clark were the bottom two, and we were really worried for a while there. We love Josyln, but she’s seemed defeated lately. (By the way, how cute was it when she called her sister, and we found out her sister had the same helium-inflected squeaky voice?). Clark, on the other hand, was completely confident – even though we (and the judges) didn’t like her film. In the end, Tyra said their photo shoots were neck and neck, but Josyln personality gave her the edge. She stays – and we’re thrilled. Let’s see you make a comeback, Josyln! You’re way too sweet to lose!
What did you think? Did the right girl go home? Who do you think should have won? Talk about it in the comments!