America's Next Top Model - Cycle 11 - Episode 7 Review
America's Next Top Model - Cycle 11 - Episode 7 Review
"The Fiercee Awards"
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First of all - what a dumb name for the episode, but anyway.
Samantha is talking in a bad French accent and making pancakes and she gives advice about parenting and says kids that are too controlled are 'freaking crazy'.
I love when these girls give life advice - you just never know how useful it is going to be!
Elina says how controlling her mum is - and that's why she's such a statue.
Yeah, didn't need a psychiatrist to tell that...
Lauren is complaining how she is just pretty but not a model. Sheena agrees and says she 'isn't exciting'.
The girls lay outside in their underwear and dicuss how Analeigh is not a model, but she's pretty and right in front of her!
I don't understand how they can say that! She has the best hair by far!
The girls get into a limo bus and end up at a photo studio with TYRA MAIL!!
Of course, containing a picture of Tyra...
Tyra herself comes out and reads a stupid rhyme in a tight outfit and all the girls cheer like she is just the best thing ever.
I suppose that might be part of their contract when they sign up to do the show. 'Now everyone must cheer as loudly and as stupidly for Tyra whenever she appears.
Then they have to get changed and we see Tyra is some weird contortionist photo shoot.
Sheena is so impressed with Tyra's weird yoga poses.
Maybe I just don't understand modeling, but it just looks like the worst thing ever. And I've never really seen a model in a magazine posed like that, but anyway...
Tyra is here to talk about her signature pose and show she was known for her eye stare (yeah I didn't really understand it either).
The girls are really excited Tyra is going to coach them.
Analeigh has some odd figure skating poses. Lauren says she is trying to "force something".
um, no comment!
Analeigh, wants to be a 'rebel skater'. She gets a 7 from Tyra.
McKey does well although looks like she may be getting arrested. Her signature pose is a 'boxer' and she's good at it because that is her background. She's in martial arts isn't she?
Samantha wants her hands to be her signature pose. Tyra does an awful impression of Edward Scissorhands. Sam actually does quite well.
Lauren's signature pose is 'awkward' and describes herself as 'not unique'. Tyra says she looks bored. Sheena calls her 'translucent' like her 'blond hair'.
Personally I resent that, being a blond myself.
Tyra wants her to be a 'surfer chick'. Samantha feels bad for her - well considering she had weird 'man hands' poses, I don't think she's one to talk.
Lauren cries to the camera about it and says she might be going home if she doesn't try harder. Well, I'm no model, but perhaps when a top model like Tyra Banks with about 20 years of experience asks you what your signature pose is, you shouldn't say 'um, I don't know, awkward? I'm not unique at all'. I mean, come on, say anything else! Say your big toe even if you have to!
Sheena has 'divaesque' as her model pose. Tyra tries to teach her to not stick her chest out. Samantha says she thinks of Sheena as 'big boobs and a big butt'.
Joslyn's turn. She says she would 'like to pose kind of wide'.
What? What does that even mean?? Another classic case of 'what not to say' to Tyra Banks.
Elina wants to be 'top model of the world'. Tyra says she is boring and 'catalog'. Tyra can't stand that Elina has to have so much control.
Marjorie wants to be 'the Humpback of Notre Dam'.
She looks like she actually has a humpback, but she gets better and actually has some great photos.
The end of the photo shoot - Tyra announces it was a challenge!!
Marjorie wins! The Humpback! Tyra likes her because she had character. Marjorie chose Analeigh to share in the diamond prize.
Naturally, myself and the other girls are very jealous as I want to win some diamonds.
Marjorie and Analeigh get to choose one piece of sparkly diamonds each. Analeigh chooses some weird peace sign necklace - to each her own I suppose.
'You better bring it or you're never going to work in this town again!'
Samantha is adamant she cannot let Tyra down!
The girls go to a stunning 1920s style theatre and of course, Mr. Jay walks out in another hideous suit with sparkly things on it.
Jay explains that The Fiercee Awards was actually a real event created on the Tyra Banks show.
Really? Well, I'm never home at 4pm I suppose. Still an awful name.
All the girls have to perform a scene from an awards show.
Marjorie worries that her acting skills aren't 'top notch'.
Don't worry sweetie, we don't expect Oscar here.
Marjorie has to 'go to the restroom in a gown'. She does quite well and has a lot of fun. Jay loved it and loved her awkwardness.
Frankly I was a little concerned about that one.
Samantha is 'reading cue cards but the light is too bright so she's looking away'.
Jay calls it 'fake' right away. Samantha does step it up but most of it is way too over dramatic.
Elina is 'the over emotional actress who can't stop crying'.
Oh this is going to go well.. not.
Elina cannot let go and already knows this may be her last shoot.
Dramatic pause and go to commercial.
Oh gosh, that awful singing cheese commercial is on again! Why!?
Jay coaches Elina on how to show emotion.
Elina says she cannot cry in front of people. Then she starts bawling when Jay asks her one question. Elina is now crying in front of the single camera back at the house.
Wow, once you start you can't stop!
Lauren is 'the actress who fell' and says intelligently that the photo shoots are getting 'harder'.
No, you think? Her falling looks not good and way too obvious. Actually she looks like she is falling over trying to impress a boy but not get her dress dirty or anything. It's just bad really.
McKey is 'the actress who thinks she's going to get to win but didn't'. She does well, although not surprising.
Cut to Sheena feeling up Marjorie's chest and talking all about false boobs. She's like 'oh I wear these' - no one is too surprised at that unfortunately.
Sheena is 'the actress whose train got stepped on'.
She is ok.
Joslyn is 'the actress who had on the same dress as another actress'.
Ok as well although they show barely any of her shoot.
Analeigh is the 'interviewer with attitude'. Jay says she is too sweet and then she became too bitchy. She was trying though and did a range of emotions.
Back at the house - TYRA MAIL!!! 'Tomorrow you will meet with the judges'.
The girls go to bed. Sheena says she's nervous about panel. Analeigh looks like she might throw up.
'Translucent' Lauren says 'you never know when it comes to panel'.
So true. I could give my predictions for who is going at this point - but I'm not going to. I want to be surprised as much as everyone else!
Ok, back. It's panel time!!
The girls enter in nervously. Tyra goes over the prizes (again) and she appears to be wearing some kind of medieval cloak that is part monk and part prostitute. Weird. I am so confused. Oh she explains it's because 'she's theatrical and she's little Black Riding Hood'. Ok...
McKey is up - the judges love her picture. It is quite amazing. Tyra does some awful impression of what the picture should have been like.
Sheena is up - the judges love it, but Nigel says she looks 'possessed'
Analeigh - great photo! Great eyes! The judges love it!
Samantha - Miss Jay says 'he's not too excited'. Nigel likes it however.
Joslyn - the judges love it. Tyra praises her profile and Joslyn starts crying because she always thought her nose was too big. Tyra gives the self-esteem pep talk and Joslyn feels better.
Marjorie - the judges love her toilet photo and the like her relaxed mouth.
Lauren - her picture looks like she's from 'The Exorcist'. Tyra says she needs to 'ugly it up more'. Lauren is confused about what she did.
Elina - the judges don't think her photo is emotional enough. He picture still looks controlled. Oh, now Elina is crying again. You really can't stop once you start. Trya says to think about Halle Berry's crying Oscar speech.
Back - now it's time to decide.
Nigel says Sheena has really gone downhill. McKey is loved by the judges and although this shot wasn't great, they think she is great. Analeigh they are liking a lot more. Nigel likes the picture of Samantha but Paulina and Tyra think it was the photographer's magic, not the model. They like Joslyn a lot, but Marjorie wayyyyy more! The judges still say Elina is too controlled and that she needs to let go more otherwise she might not be seen as human. The judges don't like Lauren's photo and she hasn't improved at all and they describe her as stiff as a mannequin.
Now it's time to announce who is still in the running!
Lauren and Sheena are in the bottom two. Tyra says they are so different and Lauren is a 'high fashion, alienesque model' but lacking the personality of Sheena. 'Perhaps Sheena is still too sexy' though.
Tyra announces Sheena stays! She lets out a cry of relief.
Lauren has to go home. She's crying.
I feel bad for her because she thinks it's because she has no personality. She is really sweet though and she knows that she doesn't have an outgoing personality. I don't either so I can understand that. She says she 'gave up'. That's not good.
All in all, a good episode - we learned a lot about posing and about what the judges expect, although we still need to know more about the girls themselves. Each still have their own challenges to get over and own struggles to deal with.
Oooh, drama next week! There's some fighting going on!
We'll be back then with another review! Have a Happy ANTM week everyone!