This week on "America's Next Top Model," it's time for makeovers. Oh goodie! I love makeover week. There's always someone who hates their makeover, and there's always someone that will cause some drama. Let's see what happened. Read on.
The episode starts as the models come back home after last week's judging. We see Marvin's winning photo displayed as digital art on the flat screen TV. Now, Marvin has to pick who he will invite to share the Tyra Suite with him. Marvin is thrilled to have been on top, and he thinks that the competition this cycle will definitely have a guy for a winner. He chooses Don to share the Tyra Suite with him.
Chlea is lamenting how Kelly Cutrone treated her. She feels she did nothing wrong in telling Kelly that she came off a little hard when giving critiques. The others disagree, saying that she should have kept her opinions to herself. Chlea says that her mother kicked her out of the house when she was 17, and she hasn't spoken to her since. She says that she won't let anyone control her again like that.
In a house full of guys and girls, you can be sure the hormones are going to be flying. Jiana thinks that Phil has a crush on her, and he's always hanging around her. Poor Cory is the only homosexual in the competition, and he's feeling that the whole house is like being in high school again. And that's not where he wants to be.
The models all pile into the bus and are taken to a penthouse, where they meet Tyra and Rob, who come into the room holding hands and looking rather lovey dovey. Tyra says that there have been rumors flying about them being boyfriend and girlfriend, and she says it's time to come clean… they're rumors. He's like a brother to her.
She points out that as models, they'll be doing shoots with other models, and it's important that they give the impression that they are in love or in lust with that other person, especially in photos with men and women together.
Tyra says that she and Rob have some points to remember when trying to create chemistry in a photo. She pairs people up in teams.
- Fresh breath
Everyone gets to try to practice the chemistry together. Jeremy is paired with Jourdan again, and he's psyched, but Jourdan…not so much. Marvin and Renee are paired together, and Renee finds Marvin very inexperienced and awkward.
After everyone has had a chance to practice, in walks Johnny Wujek, who is the photo shoot creative consultant. He's holding a whip in his hands, and the models start to wonder just what kind of photo shoot they will be doing.
Johnny tells them that they will be doing a photo shoot where they have to show off their chemistry together. Tyra adds that it will be "sexy fierce." Johnny tells them that some of them will get to pose with Rob Evans. Tyra says that some of them will get to pose with Victoria's Secret supermodel, Allessandra Ambrossio. The guys and girls were both shocked to see her.
Everyone heads into hair and makeup, and Allessandra comes in and asks anyone if they have any questions for her. Marvin asks her if she's single. Really? OMG, he's so desperate. Chlea asks a real question, "How do I do sexy without coming off porn star?" Allessandra replies that Chlea should just have fun with it, and try using a sweet smile.
Sarah Silver is the photographer this week. The first shot is with Phil and Jeremy, who are shirtless, and wearing leather pants. They'll be posed kneeling on the floor, drinking milk out of bowls, while Allessandra is sort of a dominatrix, with her foot on their backs and cracking a whip. Jeremy seems to do well, but Phil is having a harder time with it.
Next shot is Marvin and Chlea. They're on a bed, and Allessandra is standing on the bed with some handcuffs swinging from a finger. Chlea and Marvin have zero chemistry. She feels that she looks a bit awkward, and she thinks Marvin is really doing well, and she's worried.
Jiana and Chris have the next shot, and they are posed while laying on a kitchen counter with Allessandra standing over them taking photos. Jiana and Chris both are doing a great job, especially using Tyra's tips to show chemistry.
Don and Alexandra are posed in an elevator with Rob Evans. Don is facing Alex, and Rob is on Alex's other side, and she's got her hand on his thigh. Alex takes Tyra's tip about the inhale, and she does well, but Don feels intimidated by Rob, and he has some problems.
Renee and Jourdan are in a shot together with Rob. The girls are sitting in the foreground, with Rob behind Jourdan, massaging her shoulder.
We're back to the elevator again, with Rob on the left, Nina in the middle and Cory on the right. He's feeling inadequate, trying to get her attention with Rob in the shot. There's not a lot of feedback on if anyone thought they were doing well or not.
Next shot is Kanani and Mike on a couch with Allessandra behind them, having taken a snapshot of them, and she's waving the photo back and forth. Mike seems to be playing it safe at first, but eventually clicks and everyone is impressed.
The models head back to the house after the shoot, and find a new TyraMail.
You have to be a Cut above, if you want some LOVE. Fierce and Love, Tyra
Everyone knows that this means makeovers. Yep, that's right.
Next thing you know, the models arrive at the Christophe Salon, where they meet with Johnny, who tells them they're there for their makeovers. The Top Model team came up with looks that they feel would be the best for each model's potential now, and for their future careers. Everyone has their style written on a card with their name on it.
Don gets bleached blonde hair and facial hair. When his hair is being bleached, Don complains a bit about the burning sensation of the bleach, but after it's done, he loves the result.
Cory gets his hair totally shaved. At first he's not happy with it, and he thinks it will be hard to work it, but Kelly and Johnny come to tell him that they feel he will be much more edgy, and they think he'll do great working it. Cory takes their advice and unlike a lot of people who get makeovers they don't like at first, he decides he's going to do his best with his new look, and he becomes more confident.
Nina gets her platinum hair cut with blunt bangs, and the color is a dark red color. Wow, that really changes her look. No more comparisons with Allison of Cycle 11.
Chris' makeover gives him icy blond hair, reminiscent of Billy Idol in his prime. He looks hot.
Kanani gets a short pixie look, much like Rihanna, and both Kelly and Johnny claim that she is now their favorite.
Suddenly, a chunky and very hairy man in shorts and no shirt on comes in, and says, "I'm ready for my photo shoot. Where is the photographer?" The models who are still getting their hair done are wondering what the heck this guy is talking about. Well, it seems that this is the lead in to the news that the guys will have manscaping done. In other words, they'll have their chests, backs and legs waxed for a smooth look. You can imagine the pain these guys are feeling, and the guys are loving seeing the guys have these treatments done, thinking that now they know what girls go through to look good.
Getting back to the makeovers, we see that Jeremy has red highlights added and his hair is trimmed.
Marvin gets a fade styled haircut, and Mike gets highlights.
Alex and Jourdan are sitting at the sinks getting their hair washed before being colored, and Jourdan says that they are switching roles. She will be the Barbie doll, with a long, honey blonde look, while Alex, who is currently blonde, will go chocolate brown.
Renee will have a long, straight, black look.
Chlea is waiting in a chair for her makeover, when Kelly Cutrone comes over and says that maybe since it's makeover day, they can makeover their relationship. Chlea says that it was a misunderstanding between them, and Kelly tells her that she doesn't need to fight everyone and everything to be strong. So, it's all good between them.
Chlea ends up with a long honey blonde weave, and she looks really good.
Jiana has her hair cut in a long bob, and her color is darkened. She's not sure about it, but Phil comes over and holds her hand and says she looks great.
Poor Phil will get a weave. It's not looking good at first, and he compares it to the Jesus look, and says it's not good. But, when it's all done, it looks much better. Not my cup of tea, but most people think he looks great.
Back at the house, everyone is talking about their looks, and Chlea is really happy with her look, and is much more confident.
It's time for the skull elimination mail.
Tomorrow you will meet with the judges. Only 13 of you will continue on in the hopes of becoming America's Next Top Model.
The models gather for judging. I won't be posting the scores for each person, but for the sake of brevity, I will just say generally what the judges said about each contestant's photos. Keep in mind that all photos were taken pre-makeover, so you'll have to tune in next week to see how the models rock their new looks.
First shot is Jourdan and Renee. Rob thinks Jourdan looks modelesque. Tyra thinks she looks like she's chillin'. BryanBoy says Jourdan took a big hit with the fans. He says the fans were also disappointed with Renee.
Next is Chlea and Marvin. Rob thinks Chlea looks like she doesn't want to be there. Kelly would have liked her to rock her body more. She thinks she looks scared. BryanBoy says Chlea is losing her fans. She's the only fiercely real model in the competition, and they're disappointed in her. Tyra said Chlea looks like Marvin hasn't bathed in a week, and Chlea is thinking, "Get off of me." Kelly said Marvin looks like a teenage boy who snuck into a whorehouse, and didn't have enough money, and didn't have enough game to get laid for free. Rob said the photo looks like they are shooting Allessandra, and Chlea and Marvin just happen to be in the photo as well. BryanBoy said that Marvin's fans are mixed. Some loved the photo, and some hated it.
Jiana and Chris are next. Rob loves Jiana's face. BryanBoy says that the fans just love her this week. Kelly thinks Chris' face is doing the "Lurch" thing (as in "Lurch" from the "Addams Family"), and it scares her a little. Rob says that Chris' energy doesn't match Jiana's energy,
Phil and Jeremy are the next to be critiqued. Rob likes Phil's face, but Kelly doesn't like it. Nor does she like his eyes or the positioning of his body. Tyra says she wanted to see him "bootch." (Bootch is boy booty tooch.) Kelly thinks Jeremy is the stronger of the two, but he looks a little cross-eyed. Tyra thinks he looks a little too primatey.
Next is Don and Alexandra. Kelly thinks that Don doesn't look like a guy that is going to give Alex a hug. She thinks he looks like a guy that is going to give her a gun, and take her wallet. Whoah, harsh! Tyra thinks Don needs to work on his arms, which are covered in tattoos. She thinks he needs to build up the muscles a bit. BryanBoy says that his social media scores are dropping. Kelly thinks Alex looks like she's wasted in the photo.
Mike and Kanani are next. Rob thinks that Mike is killing it. He's next to a Victoria's Secret model, and he outshined her with the exhale technique. Kelly said that she was really surprised at the shot, because she's still haunted by his horrible walk at the Guess runway show. The photo is really strong, and Bryan says that his social media scores went way up. Rob likes how Kanani is pulling at the sheets, but Tyra says she doesn't like her lack of a neck, and thinks she looks really small. BryanBoy says Kanani's fans are disappointed in the shot.
Nina and Cory are next. Tyra compliments Cory on his makeover, saying he really looks like a model now. Rob thinks Cory looks like he isn't into Nina in the shot, but just worried about how his face looks. Tyra doesn't like his hair in the photo, and compares it to a look from the 1980s. Tyra thinks Nina doesn't look like she wants to be in the shot.
Since there is no challenge this week, the social media scores are going to be more important than ever. And the results are:
- Chris H.
The bottom two are Don and Chlea. The judges think Chlea might not want to really be here. Tyra thinks she has potential, but her photo isn't showing it. The judges think Don's makeover is amazing, but his photo is really bad. Who is staying? Don will stay, and Chlea will pack her bags.
Wait! Tyra says that although Chlea is eliminated, she won't be going far. All the models eliminated will continue doing all the photo shoots along with the active contestants, and the eliminated model with the highest social media score will get to return to the competition.
I have to say… why didn't they talk about this last week when Chris S. and Bianca were eliminated? I think they should have had the chance to continue taking photos and maybe get to come back.
Next week, there is some tension between some of the male models, and there will be another difficult runway for the models to walk. It involves a spinning elevated disc that they will have to step up onto without falling. Nina seems visibley affected at the thought of having to do so, thinking she will break a leg. Tune in to The CW on Aug. 23 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT to find out what happens.
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