Last week the girls had an editorial shoot with Tyra depicting scenes from here New York Times Bestseller, Modelland. The judges had a difficult time deciding whom to eliminate. Ultimately, they gave sweet, lovable Kentucky-girl Laura the boot. Yes, my heart fell to pieces. Three girls remained…Allison, Lisa and Angelea.
This week is finale week, so it’s the CoverGirl shoot. They have to do a print ad and commercial. Jay is right about Lisa’s eyes. They really pop with the CoverGirl make-up; she’s stunning. Her commercial shoot isn’t amazing. She’s trying too hard to be CoverGirl, when really she just needs to be herself. Allison had trouble with the CoverGirl shoot her cycle, which is ironic because her eyes are her best asset! I’m a little worried for her. The photo shoot seems fine, but the commercial flirts a little with disaster. Her sensitive eyes don’t take too well to the bright lights. But Jay uses her closed eyes for some shots…I mean, you can sell mascara and eye shadow with closed eyes, too. Jay is really impressed by Angelea’s photo shoot. He even likes her “hood” personality showing through in the commercial. It sounds like Angelea had the best shoot of the three.
There’s also an Italian Vogue shoot where the girls model swimsuits. This little shoot seems sandwiched in episode and doesn’t really fit with the finale episode. I wonder if they had intended to eliminate a girl after this shoot and have a final two on the runway but decided against it. Who knows? Everyone is told they look beautiful. And Jay isn’t even there. The segment is only a few minutes long. It’s just kind of strange.
“Never in the history of Top Model have we ever had three girls at final runway.” Like I said, was this Italian Vogue shoot supposed to make a final two, but suddenly the producers decided for a twist?
Anyway, the girls are going to walk out, descend into a pool, swim across and emerge. They will then transition into a goddess and finish the runway. In reality, the wet model is actually replaced by a dry model during transition, but the girls have to portray both at some point in the runway.
The girls get their specially designed dresses. I kind of forgot that they helped design their dresses a few episodes back, but it’s cool. I love the train on Lisa’s dress and Allison’s is so unique and so her. Angelea’s is pretty, but it’s my least favorite. It’s a little old to me.
Lisa is first up. She does a twist in the water to look cool, but ends up swimming in the wrong direction. Oops…that’s awkward! She emerges, gets dried off and stuns on the dry runway. When her song from the music video challenge plays, she finds her groove and the whole audience joins in. She really did great. Angelea bobs up and down in the water, almost losing her mask. She does well on the dry runway, but I think Lisa outshined her. Allison holds her breath for a long long time and makes it across the pool just fine. Her dry runway isn’t so graceful. Unfortunately, the song she wrote was a slow song. So they added a beat and tempo to it, which just didn’t work for me. Her dress flies up and she isn’t very smooth at grabbing. I’m worried for her. She photographs so well, but sadly the runway might be her Achilles heel.
Surprise! Angelea did something that disqualified her from the competition. But that’s all we get! She’s not even there at judging. The judging is taking place in LA, so it seems that they probably shot the final judging already, disqualified Angelea and then reshot the final judging with just Lisa and Allison. Now we have to wonder if she won in the first place? And if she didn’t, then of course Lisa and Allison already know the outcome. It’s very strange. I just really want to know what disqualified Angelea. Online speculation is that she was posting spoilers about the season. Thoughts?
Anyway, the judges liked Lisa’s runway better than Allison’s. That’s a given. Allison’s CoverGirl shot is said to be “vacant.” I can understand that, but she’s still stunning. And they aren’t over the moon about her commercial, but I actually really enjoyed it. I thought she came out of her shell and sounded like a CoverGirl. The judges love Lisa’s CoverGirl shot. Even though only one eye is visible, they say it’s enough to captivate the audience. I’m sorry, but I didn’t love it. I mean, it was one eye! They are selling eye make-up. I blame whoever chose the shot. Also, she had no neck! They always talk about neck. I think they’re building up to her win.
Looking back on past shoots, they seem to favor Allison and her quirkiness. However, they do express how they’ve noticed growth in Lisa from the beginning until now. From my standpoint, Allison is the best model. She’s stunning. And I think she could do great with the Italian Vogue and CoverGirl prizes. Lisa has more of a “brand” that they’re talking about. I see her doing well with the Extra contributions, the Express spread and the blogs. I really want Allison to win, but I think the cards are all falling in Lisa’s favor.
And the winner is…Lisa! Congrats to her. I do think she deserves it. She has really grown so much from her original cycle and I can definitely see her using this experience and platform to go and do things. But I still love Allison. She’s just too amazing. She’ll do great things!
Any thoughts? Are you happy to see Lisa win or were you pulling for Allison? Also, what about Angelea’s disqualification? We’d love to hear your thoughts!