Only five girls remain in the competition. This week’s episode began with Dominique feeling pretty proud of her first callout at the last panel. Oh the irony of her thinking herself the dark horse to win! Angelea was upset Dominque has never been in the bottom two. She thought she shouldn’t be there at all!
There was a lot of needless drama as the models were told that they are going to do a mock casting but would have to judge each other. So would the claws come out or would they show some class? Dominique said Laura was a “little country” but liked that she was a “white girl with sass” and she liked it. Angelea said Lisa’s walk was sloppy. Lisa said Allison didn’t have any confidence in her walk and then said Angelea looked crabby and then said Dominique was sexy and confident but then Angela said Dominique was giving too much attitude. Then they all yelled at Angelea for a while and Angelea got all ghetto with plenty of “fuck ya’lls” and even a “kiss my ass.”
The party on the yacht and the clubbing that followed got the girls happy again. OK, so it got them drunk, but it was still funny and I was happy. Except Allison who keeps throwing shots over her shoulder so she doesn’t get drunk.
The next morning’s photo shoot required the girls to pose as anicient Olympians. And we found out the girls’…uh…knowledge gaps. We pretty soon established that none of them are all that sporty and some don’t even know what the sports equipment is for.
Dominique really struggled with how to handle the javelin at first, but eventually got it. Nigel liked her photo but confusingly (for me, anyway) said he doesn’t feel she has much presence in person. The photo is interesting but weird. More Afro Jazz than ancient Olympian. Or Masai warrior princess, as Andre has it! That worked for me, and Nigel was the only one to defend the photo.
Allison didn’t know what to do with her discus. But as soon as she just forgot all that and did her own thing, she nailed it. This was a very different look for Allison and the judges loved it as itmerged athletic with fashion.
Lisa had a tough shoot. Just after the judges had been telling her they don’t want to see any more jump poses she gets the hurdles for her sport. I was more confused than Lisa when the judges told her to jump, and she produced another pose that makes her look one-legged but this time the judges loved it.
Laura was nervous with so much going on in her archery shot with the bow and arrow and that hat. But the judges thought she rocked Athena and Nigel even called her photo stunning!
From the sublime to the ridiculous as next model up, Angelea really had no clue what a shot put was or what to do with it. No, seriously. Not a clue. Nigel had to pretty much pose her. Andre thought her shot was high fashion, while Tyra thought it was “dead.”
So there were no real surprise at the judging, except maybe at the very end. Laura’s was judged to be the best photo. Dominique and Angelea were in the bottom two. So, I was all geared up for “nine lives” Angelea to go, but she didn’t! Dominique was the next model eliminated from ANTM 17.
Take a look at our gallery below to see if you agree with the judgement this week.