This is the final episode of Cycle 20 of "America's Next Top Model." In this episode, we'll see which of the three finalists will be eliminated. Will it be Cory, Jourdan or Marvin? There will be the final runway show, and the final two models will each be photographed by Tyra.
At the start of the finale, we get right to where we left off last week. Based on the judges comments on each of the finalist's Guess shots, plus social media, the person eliminated was… Cory. The final two are Jourdan and Marvin.
The kicker is that even though Cory was no longer in the competition, he still had to walk in the runway show, playing his role of the bad guy to Marvin's good guy, with Jourdan as his lady love. How fair is that? The only thing I can compare it to is when contestants are eliminated on American Idol, and then they have to sing the song that got them sent home. This is cruel, and I don't think Cory deserved to have to go through that.
Stepping off my podium, I'll get back to my recapping this episode.
It's time for the final runway. Tyra steps onstage and welcomes everyone to the show, and Balinese dancers come out and perform a short bit on the runway. Backstage, Johnny comes to greet Jourdan and Marvin. He's joined by Laura James, Cycle 19 winner, making her fifth appearance this Cycle. Laura will walk in the final runway along with Jourdan and Marvin.
As Cory was still in shock from being eliminated and trying to process the whole thing, Laura came over to him and gave him her support. I thought that was really classy of her. She isn't there to support of the models. She is there to walk in the runway show. But, she showed her compassion to Cory, and I so appreciate that she tried to make this a little bit easier for him.
As the show is set to begin, Tyra sets up the storyline behind the film the models chose, stating that 1 in 4 girls in the U.S. is in a damaging relationship. The story revolves around Jourdan, who is in such a relationship. Which fate will she choose?
Not only do Marvin, Jourdan and Cory get to walk in the runway show, but the previous contestants all get a shot at walking as well. It was funny to see that Mike still can't walk.
Marvin does good with his walk, but Jourdan is just killing it. All of a sudden Jourdan stumbles a bit as her foot catches her gown. When she gets backstage, you can see she's in pain, but she doesn't let it show when she goes back out.
After the runway show, Jourdan and Marvin go back to the Ayana Resort, where they meet with Tyra, who will photograph them one last time. Tyra also does their makeup, including some shading on Marvin's abs to make them look more defined.
Both models are photographed against a Banyan tree, and they both get good comments from Tyra.
Well, it all comes down to judging. Jourdan and Marvin go into judging dressed in the clothes they wore on the final runway.
The judges view the runway first. Kelly is psyched with Marvin's improvement since the first episode. She loves Jourdan's walk, saying that no one could top her walk. Tyra also is really loving Marvin's walk. Tyra thought that Jourdan did awesome except for the part where she had to take the photo of Cory, where Tyra thought she didn't remember she was a modeling.
Next, the judges check out several weeks of photo shoots. On the whole, Jourdan did much better than Marvin.
Lastly, they look at the photos that Tyra shot. Both models got positive critiques.
The judges deliberated, and it was really close, but in the end, the winner was chosen. And the winner is… Jourdan.
That's it for Cycle 20. The next Cycle will air sometime next year. No date has been given for the airing, but most likely, it will be in the late Summer/early Fall. Again, the theme will include both guys and girls.
America's Next Top Model: Guys and Girls related links:
· America's Next Top Model Guys and Girls episode 12 recap
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