How long could Bianca stay in America’s Top Model 17 without her “bodyguard” Bre, as Lisa called her? How did Alexandria react after being in the bottom two last week? Would Shannon sell out and raunch it up in order to win?
Bianca seemed acutely aware of her vulnerability “alone in the wilderness” with “a bunch of hyenas surrounding” her. She didn’t help herself by alienating Alexandria by saying she could understand why the other girls on cycle felt the way they did about her.
All this drama occurred before the ANTM 17 girls even got down to the challenge of designing their own signature fragrance and picking a name for it. What are we to make of the names the girls chose?
Lisa – Neon
Laura – Love
Dominique – Survivor
Shannon – Smitten
Allison – Honey Blood
Kayla – Free
Bianca – Candid
Alexandria – Diamondatrix
Angelea – Angelea.
Yes, you read that right. Angelea named her fragrance after herself like a whole host of famous celebrities before her.
At the launch party the girls posed in a bath tub but Bianca was worried about not being taken seriously as a model. Lisa is triumphant and wins immunity. The surprise from Nigel is that the winner of America’s Next Top Model: All Stars will be the face of the new show-branded perfume which will get a nationwide release.
For the photoshoot the girls get to try out their acting skills (or show the lack of them) by posing as either NeNe Leakes from Real Housewives of Atlanta or Snooki from Jersey Shore while riding on the back of a motorbike through the streets of Hollywood.
I didn’t quite understand Jay’s criticism of Kayla, that she is being too distracted by the public watching. She was trying to embody Snooki; what part of that doesn’t involve acting up to the crowd. Bianca is told off for being too raunchy with a jar of pickles, too (Snooki’s favorite food.)
Despite Kathy Griffin’s joke that Tyra Banks had been fired and she was taking over, Tyra turned up late (had she really been locked in her dressing room?)
Laura, Angelea, Alexandria and Dominique are all praised for getting the right vibe. Kayla’s Snooki was more heavily criticized. Kathy joked Allison was Snooki on a good day but likes Bianca looking like she passed out on the motorbike, although Andre found the photo too glam.
Of course, Bianca also couldn’t get away with refusing to get in the bath for the perfume challenge. Tyra cut her down to size by pointing out she’s not a big enough star yet to make demands.
So Lisa’s was the top photo, and the double elimination left Shannon going through and Kayla and Bianca going home.
America’s Next Top Model: All Stars continues Wednesday at 9/8c on The CW.