Previously on America’s Next Top Model, Ann made ANTM history by getting top photo for a fourth straight time. The Girl With The Littlest Waist has stolen Tyrant’s heart almost as much as Lisbeth Salander has taken over Sweden. I didn’t think she actually deserved the win, but you know Tyrant! All about storylines, not so much about credibility. Kayla should’ve won that round. Maybe Tyrant just doesn’t like lesbians. Just kidding! No hate mail. Gawd. Relax. Can Ann do it again? Will one of the other girls rise to her level? Will Tyrant say something stupid? Duh. Who will be eliminated tonight?
We begin this week with the wannabes driving back to the house. Someone comments that Ann is the last of the “quirkies”. Hmmm… interesting. I hadn’t thought of the eliminations that way. I guess slutty doesn’t count as quirky. I’m looking at you Kacey! Then Ann gets a little teary in a confessional. Awww. Cute. She’s really proud of her achievement and feels like she’s actually pretty and not just the gangly one in the back of the class. I know how you feel girl. I know how you feel. It wasn’t until my own model breakthrough that I truly accepted my hotness. It was tough. I got through it though.
That night, the girls all received CoverGirl packs and got split into groups. Gotta love CoverGirl. It takes a whole minute to spell out a product name. SmokeyEyeLookKitsAndLastingColourHighShineDuoPacks. Riiiiight. Team 1 is Ann, Kendal, and Jane. Team 2 is Kacey, Kayla, and Ester. Team 3 is Chelsey, Liz, and Chris. The teams meet Nigel at WalMart (so classy) to show the public what it means to be a CoverGirl. Did anyone else notice how bad Nigel’s recorded voiceover was? Terrible. God thing he’s still hot after all these years.
Fashion journalist Derek Blasberg secretly observed the girls’ presentations and delivered the feedback. The public also got to have their say. Ann was too quiet and uncomfortable. Kayla and Kacey got some good feedback. Chris was overpowering. Chelsey was run over by Chris. Ultimately, Ann got the LOWEST score. Kacey got the HIGHEST score and Team 2 won it all.
The next morning, the girls meet Mr. Jay on Rodeo Drive for “one of the most prestigious photo shoots in Top Model history.” Should be interesting. Beloved fashion stylist Lori Goldstein is on hand to work with famed photographer Patrick DeMarchelier. That’s actually pretty amazing. The girls will be working in pairs with a male model doing some hot group walking down the street. I love it. Chelsey is really nervous about getting paired up with Ann.
Jane & Kacey
Kacey actually had really nice things to say about Jane. She thinks Miss Big Jaw is gorgeous. I agree. Kacey to me seems more commercial than high fashion. Mr. Jay thought she fell flat this week. Patrick actually thought Jane was too commercial. But his concerns do not match this photo. She looks STUNNING. ALT is enthralled and calls her a French supermodel. Kacey just looks pissed.
Superb. ALT and Nigel agree on this one. I love it. I knew she had it in her. I’ve been rooting for her all Cycle and I’m glad she found her stride. Punny!
Her body language is good. It looks natural, but you wouldn’t even know it’s her because she didn’t connect her face to the camera at all.
Chelsey & Ann
Chelsey was nervous about posing with Ann and it seemed to show. She was really intimidated by Patrick. Mr. Jay said Ann looked tight on set. She was really awkward with her skipping too. Nigel actually thinks this is the best overall group photo because they work as a team. I actually think Chelsey edged out Ann a bit on this one. The hair and the gap tooth with the eye contact… love. Ann’s nostrils look a little odd.
I really like her body in this shot and the judges agree. She lost a bit of control in her face though. Overall… a better week for Chelsey. I also like that they didn’t cover up her freckles this week.
I’ll just let ALT do the talking… “BEEEYOND. Beyond EVERYTHING ever!” Well… it’s good, her face is AMAZING, but the body is still a little too awkward for this style of shoot.
Esther & Kayla
Kayla was really struggling with keeping pretty face because her shoes were too small and her feet were in a lot of pain. Patrick seemed to like Esther. They both took very different approaches to this photo. Esther is engaging the scene and Kayla is going for the camera. I think they both look pretty, but Esther did a better job of making it work.
ALT thinks it is a great fashion picture because there is a lot of stuff being sold. I think she did a good job but the boots make her look oddly proportioned.
Nigel thought it was awkward. ALT thought it worked. Not her best work, but she should be safe.
Kendal & Liz
Kendal was loving this photo shoot. She loved the attention and Mr. Jay said she was given SJPSATC vibes. He was worried about Liz though who seemed to disappear. Maybe that has something to do with the fact that she was styled like a little BOY! But as far as the photo goes I think Liz actually looks better than Kendal. Her faux fur thing just isn’t working with the palm trees and sunshine. They both look pretty, but I’m not wowed.
This is a great shot. Her ass looks a little big in that outfit, but the movement is great. ALT thought it was FABulous. Patrick appreciated that her face was in control.
Nigel didn’t like this one at all and I have to agree. There is nothing authentic about this photo. It is way too posed, stiff, and blah. Next!
Mr. Jay and the gang thought she was really grounded and realistic in the scene. She had some pretty wicked shoes on too. Tyrant liked her shot with the male model, but ALT didn’t feel the zing. I think it’s too sweet.
Her individual shot was just average for me. The judges were pretty blah on it too.
At panel, Patrick DeMarchelier was there to serve as guest judge. Will Ann pull off a fifth win? I don’t think so. Jane should get it. But first, the judges flip through beauty shots of the girls from the same shoot. Interesting. I bet Patrick wanted to have them done so he could really size them up. Wow. Ann got it AGAIN. Tyrant said hers were the best cumulative photos. Wow wow wow. Five in a row. How are they going to come up with an excuse not to give this girl the crown? Tyrant will probably sink her after the commercial challenge for shock value. Lame. Jane was runner up. Yay! She was followed by Kendal, Esther, Chris, Chelsey, and Liz. Oh no! Kayla is in the bottom two! Tyrant does hate lesbians! She’s been so good up until now. WTF. Oh wait… I take it back… Kayla is safe and Kacey is crushed. We are not going to miss you miss thang!
CLOSEUP SHOTS USED AT PANEL DURING DELIBERATION