We are heartbroken over who had to leave Wednesday on “America’s Next Top Model.” Heartbroken. But, we’re convinced we know why Molly got to stay and Jaclyn was sent packing. There’s a pattern forming here and it ain’t pretty.
Before we get to the elimination (Did we mention we’re heartbroken?), let’s do a quick recap of the events leading up to it. Tyra Banks gave the girls a lesson in organizing their portfolio. Here’s what we took away from it: Start out strong with a dramatic close-up picture of your face, opt for quality over quantity, and end with a picture that’s striking and will invite conversation. OK, go be models.
At the end of the portfolio lesson, Tyra held up the letter C, because she wanted the girls to “see” where they’re all going for this cycle’s international destination. After the girls tried to figure out why she was holding up the wrong letter for the word “see,” Tyra made them put it together with other letters to spell Morocco. That starts with an “M,” Tyra.
But, here’s the catch: Only five of them would be going and that would be decided by go-sees (yay!). And since Los Angeles can seem like another country sometimes, the girls would have to run, drive, walk the City of Angels for the go-see challenge.
Alexandria, being a SoCal girl, had the easiest time of it and made it to four of the five go-sees, booking all four, including the grand prize: A campaign for Lara Marks handbags. Kasia and Molly also got a chance at the campaign, but Lara didn’t like that Molly looked bored and uninterested (because Lara isn’t used to that? Snore) and she never really gives a reason why Kasia didn’t get it. We think it’s plus-model-ism.
In the photo challenge, the girls are shipped to a junkyard to wear couture dresses designed just for them. The dresses were all made from trash and eco-friendly products. We have to say all the women looked pretty hot in their dresses. We love that Nigel Barker was the photographer – Tyra’s really driving this recycling theme home. Earn your keep, Nigel! The best part? Mr. Jay getting pooped on by pigeons. Rewind moments!
In the elimination, Brittani won Tyra over with her absolute regret over her attack on Alexandria last week and for apologizing to Alexandria. This week’s behavioral problem? Molly.
Once again, Nigel (or Narc-el) squealed to the panel about a misbehaving model. When the camera went down, Molly complained about the pooping birds and her overall misery. Then guest judge Lara “Narcs” told Tyra that if Molly wasn’t so unhappy to be at her casting, then she would have won the campaign. Way to kick a girl while she’s down, Mrs. Narcs.
But, if Molly had any fear she was going home, she pretty much should have known that by causing the friction this week she bought herself a pass. Ratings! Alexandria, Brittani, and Molly have all behaved badly and been given another chance.
So, who goes? Our sweet Jaclyn! Totally made us gasp. She’s sweet in the streets, but fierce on the set. Her photo this week was competitive. And, sure, she only made it to two castings, but she booked both of them! Tyra, we’re on to you.