America's Next Top Model: Mini Surf Divas Hit The Islands
The house is so disgusting, it stands out above all of the other nasty houses left behind by the America’s Top Slobs before them. In the kitchen there are dirty dishes, utensils and pans strewn about, as well as rotting groceries and old coffee cups full of a beverage that was offered hot back at some point in July. There are ants in the bathroom and the closets are so nasty that Tyra tells them that they can’t live there anymore -- they must move to...Hawaii!
(Note: This was never our punishment for not cleaning our rooms. We feel cheated.)
Yes, the models are headed to the tropical islands of Hawaii!
The hateful, very wet, photo shoot challenge
As soon as the girls reach the islands they are subject to a hateful challenge. Buzzy Kerbox, a pioneer surfer and male model, wants to show them how to surf. Little do the little gals know but their short stature should help them be able to balance on their boards. We're gonna say -- not so much.
But this is no time for fun, it's about balance and poise and the models have one chance to snap a tandem photo with another surfer on the board. Hey! You try to look cute, balance and not crash into the coral reef all at one time.
When it came down to analyzing shot for shot, Erin was the top dog. She got the top surf dog of the day which meant that she got a helicopter ride around the island. Please, someone, let Erin win some wardrobe! But we digress -- it was a nice win for Erin, who brought along her buddies Brittany (who is totally annoyed by her at this point) and Nicole (who still seems like she is enjoying the bounty of the island's most infamous crop). When Erin expresses her disappointment that the prize wasn't a "tangible item" the girls who were left behind were disgusted.
It’s time for a Hapa photo shoot
Hapa means half in Hawaiian (half of one race and half of another race). And for this week's shoot Tyra wanted a fashion interpretation of the two different cultures. And for the first time in Top Model history Tyra did the photography for a second photo shoot. Laura is Greek and Mexican. Erin is Tibetan and Egyptian. Sundai is Moroccan and Russian. Brittany is Native American and East Indian. Jennifer is Botswanian and Polynesian. And Nicole is Malagasy and Japanese.
The wardrobe the girls were given was brutal, difficult and totally transformed them. They were painted and plastered with different colors. Erin didn’t bring it so much this time around. She was a bit lost. Laura asked Tyra to be brutally honest with her and after that things went okay. Nicole "turned it," according to Tyra and Jay. Jennifer was a mess. Tyra was uninspired but we're thinking that the wardrobe and the makeup didn't help one bit. She looked a little hideous. Brittany was a little stiff and what Tyra called doing catalog modeling. And Sundai looked so perdy with her long weave and Ruski hat -- she nailed her shoot.
Panel wasn’t exactly a luau
As lovely as everyone was at the photo shoot, there were some serious issues and the girls didn't photograph as well as they could. When it came down to the bottom two, it was Brittany and Erin. Brittany tends to give great photos but her shots are becoming formulaic rather than inspiring. Erin takes beautiful photos but is self-sabotaging. She's becoming intimidated and has to figure out how to get out of her own way. After all was said and done, they let our mathematician go. But we have high hopes for Brittany. If Natalie from Cycle 12 can roll herself out of bed to get signed with Ford Models and score lingerie gigs with Jockey, then Brittany should do just fine.
What do you think about the challenge and the photo shoot this week? Do you think that the competition is as hard as it's ever been? Do you think that some of the girls have it easy? Tell us here!