Previously on Top Model, the remaining six girls jetted off to Greece! When they arrived in Greece, they were greeted by the press and asked to give a statement. Laura stumbled on her native-language phrases, Angelea asked where the bathroom was and Allison won the challenge. The photo shoot had the girls in swimsuit-like on a beautiful Grecian beach. Oh, and they also posed in a tossed salad…because everyone thinks “underwear, beach and tossed salad!” In the end, Shannon remained firm and refused to model underwear. Tyra called her “noble,” but sent her home.
This week starts with the girls sizing up each other. Angelea doesn’t understand why Dominique is still there and how she’s never been in the bottom two. I actually agree, I never saw Dominique lasting long in this all-star competition. But she has really turned it up and, in comparison, may actually be the most improved from her respective cycle. Many of the girls wonder how Allison just blinks and captivates the judges. Ahem, because she’s stunning! Lisa talks about the “entire package” again. I understand the “entire package” deal, but this “package” may consist of different things depending on which girl we are talking about.
“TYRAmail: Tomorrow you’ll meet with the judges…Fierce and Love, Tyra.” There’s some anxiety since they just met with the judges, but it turns out that THEY will be the judges. They must critique one another. After judging one another’s walks and portfolios, Miss J asks Laura who does not deserve to win Top Model All-Stars. Of course, sweet Laura refuses to single out one girl and says everyone deserves it. Allison and Lisa follow suit. But Dominique turns the tables and says Angelea. She then goes into Tyra mode and tells Angelea that she sees so much of herself in her, she has so much potential and that she LOVES her. Wow, she really sounded just like Tyra! Dominique’s speech opens the door for the other girls to tell Angelea that she has so much to offer but simply lacks confidence. Laura gets upset and nearly starts crying telling Angelea that they are not attacking but trying to help her. Angelea’s guard immediately goes up, and then it’s her time to speak. Laura continues to try to break through to Angelea, but she’s just not having it. Ultimately, Angelea turns around, upset and crying, and storms out. Laura is also crying. I honestly think Laura has a big heart and just wanted to help Angelea find her confidence. In all fairness, the girls do not seem to be trying to attack Angelea. She just views everything as an attack rather than a critique. Miss J brings her back in and asks her who she thinks does not deserve to be there, to which she classily replies none of them. And then the girls vote on who has the best walk, best portfolio and overall star quality. Allison is voted the girl with least potential (here’s where I would say…threatened, anyone?) and Laura is voted the girl with the most potential. I’m so happy for Laura. She real is versatile and almost always surprises me.
TYRAmail: There are no words, just a picture of Greek art. The girls are told they will be using fashion accessories to recreate Olympic events with Nigel as photographer. Dominique is given javelin. Nigel likes her performance, but thought she was bland in person. Allison has the discus. Nigel thought she was awkward, not good awkward but crazy awkward. Jay gave her some advice to slow it down and she turned it out. Lisa gets the hurdles. She wants to play it safe because she has been featured jumping too many times. Nigel tells her she is crazy, so she goes out and jumps like crazy. They say she “jumped into the moment.” Laura is bow and arrow. She says her sister is good with a bow and arrow because “we got to eat!” She turns it out looking elegant and goddess-like. Angelea is given the shot put. She has no idea what shot put is, and it shows. She was lost and did not have a flow. All of the modeling basics were thrown out of the window. She was nervous because she could not find her angles.
Allison is up first. The judges appear to like it. They are not obsessed with it, but they do not have many negatives for it either. Nigel said it was a process to get the shot. The judges like Lisa’s jumping picture. They say this shot is more fashion than the previous jumping shots. Some like her dreamy face, but others do not like it. Dominique’s photo is seen as a little awkward, and her film lacked any real standouts. They see her as good, but not great. The judges like Angelea’s straight limbs and can see the shot as high fashion. But Tyra says the entire shoot was dead. The judges really like Laura’s shot. They say it is strong and stunning. My favorite was Laura’s. She looked fierce and flawless. My least favorite was Angelea’s. Her shot was just awkward and very dull.
Laura receives best photo, followed by Allison and then Lisa. Dominique and Angelea are the bottom two. Tyra says Dominique takes beautiful photos but she just is not memorable. She lacks a special factor. Angelea takes really nice photos, but not as great as Dominique’s. But unlike Dominique, she is memorable. However, she breaks under pressure. Ultimately, Angelea stays and Dominique goes.
From the modeling standpoint, I think Dominique was doing better than Angelea. She could turn out some better pictures, she was more consistent and she is definitely more professional. However, the judges are right that Angelea stands out more. She takes nice photos and she can really surprise me sometimes. I think it was the right decision. I was surprised Dominique had made it this far in all-stars to begin with. Plus, Angelea adds so much drama and excitement to the show. It’s hard not to love her!
So, what did you think? Did you agree with the judges? And what did you think about Angelea’s breakdown? Was she justified or was she too sensitive? Let us know what you have to say!