America's Next Top Model: We're the cat's meow
Things get pretty wild this week on America's Next Top Model as the girls try to avoid Alexandria because they hate her—but she just figures that nobody “gets her.” Molly continues to cough up hairballs over her giant, Medusa-like weave. And apparently none of the current contestants have watched previous Cccles because they clearly don’t know what kind of cat fight can break out if you get caught peeking into someone’s diary.
Time to get catty
This week’s challenge involves creating a “Get the Look” online video. The girls are split into three teams of three—each will talk about CoverGirl products in their own way and one will be the writer, one the director and the other the “talent.” They have an hour to put together their one minute presentation—and it better be good! It’ll go live online for the entire World Wide Web to see.
Team three must portray “Day Casual” and consists of Molly, Alexandria and Monique. Naturally, the claws come out. Alexandria is supposed to be the talent, but she takes over and won’t let the others do what they need to do to get their job done. They spend most of the prep time fighting. Alexandria feels the pressure and gets stressed. But during the shoot, Jay is impressed with Monique’s easy presence and how she handled the difficult “talent.”
Team two must discuss “Colorful Eyes” and is made up of Dayla, Jaclyn and Hannah. Dayla is uncomfortable in front of the camera and the team comes off as unorganized. It’s too bad that Dayla pulled the “talent” card because the cat’s out of the bag that the girl isn’t so good with the putting the words together on camera, as she proved last week in the commercial.
Team one is “Red Carpet” and Kasia, Brittani and Mikaela are the team. Since they have just 10 minutes to get the perfect take the pressure is on. Mikaela is lovely but continually drops the f-bomb throughout the filming. Awkward with the hot mic! But they pull it off and end up winning the challenge, at which time Mikaela shouted, “We won the challenge? No #*&%! way!”
A snooping cat-astrophe
Back at the house, Alexandria phones her boyfriend at home and confesses that she is having a difficult time. Then she finally opens up about how after her parents split up she had to take care of her younger siblings—so that’s why she has this controlling thing. But how do you explain the bitchiness, then? During her call the girls take part in a particularly evil Let’s Bash Alexandria session. Monique gets the idea to peek into the girl’s diary, just to see what she thinks about the rest of them. They don’t discover anything really cruel that she wrote but they do learn that Alexandria feels like an outsider and misunderstood. We say, nothing good ever comes from reading someone’s diary. Uh…girls…you know you’re on camera, right? We have a feeling this one is coming back to bite someone eventually.
Here, kitty, kitty, kitty
The girls head to the old L.A. zoo for their photo shoot this week. They’re wearing pieces from Rachel Zoe’s faux fur collection and they’d better wear it well because RZ will be guest judging at panel. As a special bonus (for some) Murato, the baby jaguar, will be posing with the girls and he is adorable but a little on the spunky side. Some of the girls are really comfortable with the frisky feline but others, like Kasia and Dayla struggle with the kitty.
Who’s the cat’s meow and who’s in the litter box?
We must kick off the panel part of our recap with a fantastic Tyraism for the evening: "You need to grab onto the handlebars of fierceness and don’t let go." So true, Miz Banks, varooooom! And we wonder why Alexandria insists on wearing Daisy Duke shorts to panel every week, but we digress.
Some of the girls surprise with great photos, despite having a difficult time at the shoot. Hands down, Hannah wins photo of the week. Her shot was extraordinary and worthy of a layout in Vogue any day. Brit gets runner-up, she just continues to impress. And we’re seriously contemplating bangs after watching her week-to-week. Alexandria is in the middle of the pack and when her name is called you can see the mood in the room drop immediately.
Molly and Dayla end up at the bottom two. True, Molly has had some hair-raising issues, but this week her film was vacant. Dayla came into this contest with more experience than most but Tyra thinks that she might want it so much that the desperation is making her over-analyze. Dear God, we can’t have thinking in this thing! So sadly, they send Dayla home with a pat on the behind and a pep talk about not doubting herself.