There's yet more tension in the Top Model house - Alisha's thrilled that she won the Brits the prize for first callout ("The UK girls are not here to play, we're actually here to win") but elsewhere Kyle's hiding out with Seymone to eat potato. Yes, there's still friction between her and Laura (Kyle says: "[Seymone and me] are the ones who usually get ganged up on, but keep hating - I really don't care. It's not going to make me go home, it's just going to make me stronger.")
Meanwhile, Laura's outside - following their feud in last week's episode, she's "p*ssed" that Kyle stayed over Azmarie. And Sophie's joining in - she doesn't think that Kyle's strong enough for the competition. "I don't trust her as far as I can throw her skinny ass," Laura announces.
But there's a challenge to be getting on with! The models meet Nigel Barker and learn that they'll be split into their UK and US teams to create a PSA for Tyra's B.I.O. campaign. And they'll be doing it with four young girls in each team! There are high stakes - the winning video will be on the CW website, and each winning team member will get a video message from a loved one ("I was welling up straight away," Sophie admits.)
The models all begin to talk about inner and outer beauty, and it brings back some tough memories for Eboni, who reveals that she used to be bullied (Kyle's just trying to "come together" with the other Americans, who she doesn't "care" for - she wants to nail the challenge). Then it's time to paint a backdrop for the campaign, but Sophie isn't impressed with the US effort - "It looked like some angry kids had gone along and thrown crap at the walls!" she announces, after mistaking a flower for "a poo".
Soon, the models are introduced to their young co-stars and Alisha begins to cry when she hears her collaborator describe not liking her skin colour or hair. In fact, the girls bring up a lot of unhappy memories for the models, but they work on getting to know them and reminding them that they're beautiful. Then they make shirts together, and it's time to film the PSAs!
But which team is victorious? Nigel tells the Americans that he "really liked" their video, praising the way that they took "simple words and went with it". But he adds that he didn't really feel like the models knew their young co-stars. As for the Brits, Nigel says they did a "great job" and it was "well-rehearsed"... but sometimes it was a bit "forced" because it was so well-rehearsed. Never mind, though - the UK models win! Alisha begins screaming... then realises that the US girls are upset. "I felt a bit bad, but then I got over it," she says later. "Sorry, they should have worked harder!"
Of course, the UK models then receive their video messages and they're thrilled... except for Sophie, who complains that the video from her boyfriend was "the suckiest message ever"! "I'm going to kill [him]," she adds. "That was such b*llocks!" But Alisha - who was tearful during the message - says it was a "huge boost".
The Photo Shoot
The models scream as they arrive at a beautiful Bel Air mansion! Jay reveals that they'll be "taking the booty tooch to the high fashion extreme" and explains that the models will be art installations at a dinner party. It's all about the tooch! ("There's no excuse for my tooch not to be tooched," Alisha admits.) And when they get into hair and makeup, Jay reveals something else - 'American Boy' singer Estelle will be posing with them as the dinner party host!
During the shoot, Estelle admits that Laura should have been more aware of what was going on around her, while photographer Ben Shaul suggests that she was maybe trying too hard. Oh, and there's tension when Laura crushes a piece of fruit in her hand and it splatters over Kyle...
Jay thinks Catherine was "lost on set", adding: "This is crazy in a bad way." But Estelle praises Annaliese as she was "dynamic". Elsewhere, Alisha admits that all that tooching is hard work - it made her hurt, shake, and sweat! Catherine worries that Alisha is struggling, while Sophie walks out of the room because she finds it too hard to watch...
Sophie, though, does well in her shoot - Jay says she's "come into her own" and is now "willing to do anything". He also suggests that Eboni has "amped it up", and he's also pleased with Seymone. Annaliese might be less pleased - after some prompting from Jay, Seymone pushes a cream pie in her face! "If she gets first photo, Seymone owes me a huge one," Annaliese says. "I'm thinking a facial!"
Last to shoot is Kyle, but she's stirring up more tension among the other models - she has "no butt" so she's given padding to wear. But some of the other models claim that this is an unfair advantage when it comes to booty tooching (unsurprisingly, Laura is one of the most outspoken, but Sophie also complains.) Alisha's not happy either: "If I go home over Kyle, there's going to be drama in panel!"
Time for judging...
Estelle joins Tyra Banks, Nigel and Kelly Cutrone for judging this week, as Tyra explains that the UK models won the challenge. So we'll start with them first...
Tyra says she's definitely booty tooching! Nigel says it's a "cool shoot", but suggests that she focused so much on the tooch that she forgot about her face. Kelly explains that she would have liked to have seen "complete and utter indulgence" in the shot. Estelle says the picture doesn't too much for Catherine (but points out that it's tough when you're sliding around on a table.) But Tyra's impressed with her tooch - she scooped out her lower back and Tyra's looking at her "booty". "I can't believe I'm saying that with a straight face," she adds. "Neither can I!" Nigel replies.
Nigel starts off by slating the photo: "It's more like tooch-ache." He says it's "OK", but Alisha's not committing enough. Estelle likes the way that Alisha's holding grapes in the shot, but suggests that she could have been "more extreme" with the second half of her body. And Tyra says that Alisha did so well in the music video, but that goes away in still shots - she needs to work out how to incorporate motion in her photos.
This is better - Nigel loves the shot and praises her "smize". Estelle agrees that Sophie did well, saying she loves the picture, and Kelly likens the shot to Ivana Trump's divorce party, calling it "nasty", "dirty" and "sexy". She concludes: "It's mayhem!"
Nigel thinks this is the best shot Annaliese has produced, praising her big smile, and Kelly agrees - she calls Annaliese a "pixie of mayhem"! Estelle reveals that Annaliese "upped the ante" for everybody else and praises the picture. But Tyra admits that she doesn't like the photo as much as everyone else - "You look beautiful but I don't see this in a high fashion magazine." She reminds Annaliese of the differences between high fashion and commercial.
Eboni's the first of the American girls to hear the panel's comments, and they're mostly good - Nigel explains that if he saw this photo in a magazine, he'd stop to look at it. Kelly agrees that Eboni has a "beautiful body, beautiful face", but isn't so keen on its "topsy turny" nature. Meanwhile, Tyra praises Eboni for still looking young even in her more sensual photographs and says that she can do a lot of stuff if she can keep her face "sweet" and "young".
Kyle immediately reveals that she had a fake "booty", but it's time for the judging. Nigel calls it an "interesting" shot but says it's not amazing in the body. He praises her face, but says he's seen it before a lot. Estelle adds that Kyle wasn't really aware of what was going on around her, while Kelly reveals that she's "disappointed" with Kyle's shot, adding that she's "going downhill" in the competition. "You consistently, each week, appear to be getting worse," she says.
Nigel admits that he doesn't love the photo "for some reason", but Kelly says Laura's face is "beautiful". Tyra also likes the picture, saying it has "fun angles" and is "really interesting".
Estelle's frustrated that a glass of orange juice is blocking the shot, but praises Seymone. Kelly really loves the shot, praising the way she's elongating her body. And Tyra agrees, comparing Seymone to a "rainbow".
Who's going home?
It's time for the judges to decide who's going home this week! Kelly compares Catherine to a "leg of lamb", while Nigel says that Alisha is better in the background of the other models' photos than she is in her own. Kelly wants to keep working with her to make her into a supermodel - "She's not there yet." The judges agree Sophie did well as Kelly describes her as a "dangerous girl in this competition" and says she gets better each week. And they like Annaliese's photo, though Kelly questions whether she can be a high fashion model.
As for the American models, Kelly and Tyra disagree over Eboni's shot (Kelly can't see it in a magazine, while Tyra says it could be in Italian Vogue.) Tyra says Kyle's doing the wrong kind of tooching, and when Nigel says her face is good, Kelly says that's not enough. The judges aren't sure whether Laura's picture is "fashion" enough, but they agree that Seymone's photograph is great - Tyra says she's showing that "fiercely real" girls can pose this way.
But it's time to call the models back in and reveal the results! Sophie's thrilled to get the best photo of the week - she's followed by Seymone, Eboni, Annaliese, Laura and Catherine. That leaves Kyle and Alisha...
Tyra says that the judges see a "strong beauty" in Kyle but the photos aren't great, and they're seeing the same look over and over again. As for Alisha, Tyra explains that the judges think she's beautiful with amazing skin and gorgeous legs, but again the pictures don't measure up. Her music video was great... but maybe she should be doing commercials instead of print modelling? But who stays in the competition? Alisha! Tyra explains that it's because she was so good in the background of the other models' photos.
That means we're saying goodbye to Kyle - Tyra advises her to go home and practise different faces so she can avoid being a one-trick girl next door. "It has been a hard journey," Kyle admits later. "It's been stressful. There's been times where I've wanted to quit. But now that I'm into it more than ever, I just wanted to stay here and continue and win the whole thing.
"I'm upset because I wanted to make it to the top. It's sad because I don't think it's my time to go yet, but I'm just really proud of myself and hopefully Texas will be proud of me too."
America's Next Top Model airs Wednesdays on The CW.
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