There are 11 hopefuls lefts on Make Me a Supermodel,
yet there are still a few that I don’t really see a whole lot of
potential in. They stick out even more this week now that we don’t have
CJ’s constant whining to distract us.
Amanda points out the
obvious right away, teasing Gabriel about being in the bottom for the
last three weeks running. I’m also not certain what the judges see in
Laury, who seems to neither walk nor photograph with much personality.
This week’s photoshoot challenges them the most, since it is
underwater and they have to remember to hold their breath, arrange
their limbs and stare off into space – all at the same time. Gabriel
keeps his cheeks puffed out most of the time and Laury opens her eyes
so wide that the photographer calls it the opposite of attractive.
struggles the most, not because she can’t take a good picture, but
because she’s terrified of drowning. In fact, at one point she does
come close, seeming to get tangled up in the full length gown, unable
to get her head above water and with her reach missing the side of the
pool at every attempt. Yet, when the crew finally grasps what’s going
on and helps her, she coughs for a moment and then politely thanks
them. No whining, no screaming, no snit, no drama….just “Thank you,
guys”. On top of that, she listens to every direction she’s given and
even declines the offer to hold on to a bar to help her out –
determined to meet the needs of the photoshoot. I have to say, I’m
However, an impressive attitude isn’t enough to win
the prize – which goes to Jordan this week. However, she chooses to
bring Salome with her on the go see, saying ‘you earned it”. Alas, it
seems the damage Cory wrought by criticizing her weight last week is
still in full effect as Salome thinks Jordan is playing a good game by
selecting “the fattest girl here” to go with her.
On the way
there, Jordan says some of the models are getting big heads and asks
Salome to tell her is she gets one too. Salome is smart enough to look
doubtful about that being a good idea. At the go see, they put her in a
bikini and tell her she’s not “fashiony” enough because she’s a size
small instead of an extra small. So, Jordan books the gig and Salome
goes home to binge exercise. Great message. The models unwind by
playing beer pong and we find out Amanda is a lousy drunk who puts
Gabriel through a mood swing obstacle course.
competition has the ladies representing fire and the guys as ice, in
reds and cool tones. Which is all well and good, but the best part of
the show is watching the models work with a walking coach and seeing
them start to click with how they need to move. However, Braden’s over
confidence comes off as smarmy and Jordan whines that her skirt was too
tight for her to do her “signature walk”. Hey, remember that big head
thing? You’re there.
The best part of the judging is Jenny
Shimizu telling Laury to think of “soft bunnies” to relax her face. The
judges also criticize Salome a little more for her “curvy figure” –
meaning, she actually has breasts – and Branden for his outrageous
smirking. Salome is more determined to work out like crazy and
surprisingly, Branden actually seems to listen to what the judges have
to say. We’ll see how that pans out next week. What we will not see
next week, is Gabriel. And that’s fine, as his expressionless face had
gone from comical to sort of creepy. Topping out the evening is
Sandhurst, and rightfully so as he did superb in both competitions.
Amanda seems a bit reactionary tonight? As if she has a need to be the
center of attention at all times? When the other models clapped for
Salome for overcoming her fear and doing so well at it, Amanda all but
rolled her eyes. Not to mention her “You’re an a$$!” to “I didn’t
really mean it” mood swing with Gabriel. Perhaps the judges were right
and she does use emotions to try and get what she wants?