Top Model Goes Dutch
After many weeks near the bottom and some tough criticism from the judges, we said goodbye to Sheena last night on America's Next Top Model. Will you miss her sassy personality and positive attitude, or were you ready for her to go?
At least Sheena got to enjoy a few days in Amsterdam. At last, the girls went overseas! Watching the models attempt to navigate foreign cities ranks high on our list of entertaining TV -- and this episode didn't waste a second before making them do just that. Yes! Immediately upon arrival in Amsterdam, the girls paired up and embarked on an Amazing Race-style odyssey to find their new apartment, where the host of Holland's Next Top Model awaited them. The winners, Sam and Elina, may never be the best of friends, but at least they were able to work together well enough to score fifty extra frames for this week's shoot.
Next, it was on to the challenge. The girls modeled local designers' dresses in red light district windows. Marjorie's disjointed, jerky poses worked to her advantage, but ultimately, it was doll-like Samantha and McKey who won the challenge with their perfectly choreographed movements. We would've given the prize to Marjorie!
For the photo shoot, the girls went out to sea and posed as "ladies of the ship" -- whatever that means. For ANTM's purposes, we guess it means lots of black eye makeup and a punk/goth aesthetic! Anyway, no big surprises at the shoot: Elina was stiff, Sheena practically made love to a beam, and Marjorie, McKey, and Analeigh were stunners. Oh, and Sam was okay. See what we mean about no surprises?
As for the house drama, well, it wasn't quite as fiery as last week's blowout between Sheena and Elina. The Top Model house remained a house divided, though, with Sheena, Sam, and McKey (the eye-rollers) vs. Elina, Marjorie, and Analeigh (the bathtub bonders). Then Sam and Elina faced off about prostitution, and we're really not sure whose side to take. On one hand, Sam can be pretty provincial. But Elina's almost too I'm-alternative-and-anything-goes for us to handle. Who knows if the editing made it seem that way, but it looked like Elina turned Sam's comment about prostitution being disrespectful into a personal attack.
At panel, the judges tore apart Sam's outfit and continued to not really surprise us with their critiques. We feel like we could conduct panel ourselves! It's practically the same thing every week: Sheena's too sexy, Elina needs to loosen up, etc.
And those two ended up in the bottom two. We really weren't sure who'd be heading home, were you? Ultimately, Sheena's overt sexiness and lackluster pics did her in, but Elina's still on thin ice after two consecutive weeks in the bottom two.
What did you think of the episode? Will you miss Sheena? Who's your favorite of the remaining models? And who do you think will go home next?