After last week’s no-elimination, Angelea feels like she was saved and she is determined to remain focused. Bianca is still on her self-love run, believing she is the biggest competition of the household. Lisa still thinks she’s a spoiled little brat, that she plays the victim but she’s really the bully. Bianca just tells her she’s never going to be her friend, which seems completely unrelated. Laura thought it the Michael Jackson photo-shoot was the best one to get best photo on, she’s so proud. Bre is feeling the pressure from the personality clashes, she’ll always be there for her sister but she won’t fight her battles for her, and its time for some Bre time.
Tyramail: if you care about anything you won’t drop the ball. The girls meet Nigel at the beach for a charity challenge, for some flag football. To make two full teams the girls of the past come back to play, and each team gets two NFL players. Each NFL player represents one charity, and 5,000 dollars will be split between the two NFL player’s charities who are on the winning team. The teams break down to Blue: Angelea, Bre, Bianca, Allison, and Laura; and Red: Kayla, Alex, Lisa, Shannon, and Dominique. There’s a fashion element, when the yellow flag goes up, there’s a photo challenge, if your name is called you must pose for the camera. The single challenge winner will win a campaign on Tyra’s fashion website, and pieces from a Ghastno jewelry collection. Bre noticed that a lot of inner frustrations came out on the field. Dominique was the first to be called for a pose, Nigel asked for quarterback and she turned it on. Bre was asked for referee and she just ended up looking silly. Kayla was dynamic, Lisa was a touchdown, Shannon had style, Alex over did the cheerleader, and Angelea brought out two boys but then did nothing else. The red team got one touchdown thanks to Lisa, and the blue team got two. So the blue team’s charities each one half of 5,000 dollars, but the challenge winner was chosen after the photos were judged by Nigel. Kayla was chosen because she kept it fun and kept it model, she got styled by Andre Leon Talley for her photo-shoot for Tyra’s website typef.com. She was so excited and said she wouldn’t change this win for any other. Her f word was free, letting all the growing girls know that they can express and explore their unique sides of themselves. Andre and Tyra both thought it was fabulous.
Tyramail: get ready to claw your way to the top. Angelea knows that each model is talented in a different way, and its intense and stressful. The next day they go to a photo-shoot with Mister Jay who tells them they are going to be bar fighting with professional model Coco Rocha. Angelea was so nervous, Coco is the real deal, she knows exactly what she’s doing. The girls will be in a bar fight photo with Coco in pairs, Kayla and Allison, Bre and Alex, Bianca and Shannon, Angelea and Laura, and Dominique and Lisa. The photographer Douglas Friedman has a modern take on vogue, and Coco is there to teach poses, and her tips are breathing and vowels. Douglas says it really helps to make noise. Bianca and Shannon, Shannon is nervous but here to win; she was amazing and beautiful and Bianca was different but good. Kayla and Allison, Kayla was nervous because she believes Allison to be huge competition. They had to be giving a lot of instruction but they did well, Mister Jay was a little displeased only because it almost seemed like Coco was modeling with two amateurs. Angelea wanted to ask Coco how she words on her angles, and Coco said to just move, move, move; and how quickly Coco turned model off and on intimidated Angelea and she began to get scared. When Laura and Angelea started, Laura was doing well but Angelea looked overwhelmed with trying to crawl and fight and sell the shoes. Mister Jay followed her off set for a moment and talked her up after she told him she doesn’t feel good enough. He tells her she is worthy and that if she wants this she can have it, and this lifts her spirits and brings her back, and she is amazing and gets complimented on her beautiful face. Alex is ready to punch high fashion in the face by the time she and Bre go up. Coco was freaked out by Bre’s screaming, it was so shocking she was having trouble knowing what to do. Alex kept her head down and had to be reminded to get herself back in the shot. Lisa and Dominique were great, Mister Jay thought they were the perfect trio of the day with Coco- just beautiful and perfect. Back at home Bre and Alex are pumped at how well they believe they did, Bre knowing she gave her 100% and Alex knowing she was meant to be here.
The guest judge at panel this week was Coco Rocha, of course, and the girls were to be judged in the pairs they took the photos in. Kayla and Allison went up first, their photo had cinema and symmetry, good facial expressions, although Kayla had some tension and stiffness, Andre was not blown away; while Allison was shining and holding her own against Coco. Shannon and Bianca went up next, there was an exquisite ugly pretty with Bianca, Shannon had strong face but weak legs, and if given that extra bit, Shannon would not have been upstaged. It didn’t work for Shannon, Andre didn’t believe it, but Bianca was a predator roaring like a lion Angelea and Laura went up next, Angelea was dynamic and amazing, they could feel her pain, Coco thought she was so professional. Laura was like a stunt extra, lots of energy but no model. Alex and Bre went up next, they loved Alex’s body, it was like she was an upside down ballerina but her face made her look very old, like the socialite photo. Bre was bazaar she had angeles but she was telling a different story, it was the same thing over and over and it was boring. They were like reality contestants who won a chance to take photos with Coco, the professional. Dominique and Lisa went up last, and the judges were very impressed with Dominique’s outfit, she is getting better and better like a rising star. Dominique rocked her photo, she was powerful almost as if she was an instigator, the photo turned into a fabulous narrative, she was fighting and posing in the moment. Her leg was perfect, her hair was perfect, and then she turned to the audience, her movement was beautiful. Lisa had her mouth open again but here it works, she was excited, a natural fighter, holding up her body looking beautiful.
The best photo went to Dominique and runner up was her partner in crime, Lisa. Then it was Bianca with her lion roar, Angelea with her model power, Allison with her natural ability, Kayla with her talent, Shannon with her strength, and Laura with her movement, which left Bre and Alex, who were also partners, in the bottom two. Tyra thought it was interesting that two of the more popular personalities from past cycles ended up in the bottom two. Bre being more beautiful than she was in her previous cycle, but so guarded that it effects her performance and her film. And Alex who was so strong and beautiful in her pervious cycle but is now losing her edge, and going soft, having a fraction of the power she once had. Who stays? Alex. Bre walks off before Tyra can say anything to her. She later says that she gave her 100% and is proud of herself. Next week the girls get to design their own fragrance and there is more Bianca drama.
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