The episode started off on the heels of last week's elimination. Elina was in a huff because - despite REAL tears - the judges still felt she was bottled up. Marjorie consoled her - and they concluded that the reason they couldn't emote was due to being European. Okay. Fine. You're uptight Europeans. But what gets me is that the other girls were trying to ask questions, trying to understand and Elina and Marjorie just went ape-sh** like "How dare you?!?!?!?"
Samantha ( who is starting to annoy me in her own right) asked - and I felt it was innocent - "Haven't you guys lived over here for eleven years?" Meaning, can't you emote already? I'd call that a fair question.
OOOOOOOh baby - did Elina get mad. She screamed, "Do you even know how offensive that is?"
I would have been sitting next to Samantha thinking, Is it? It didn't seem offensive. And then I would have thought, Oooooookay. I'm just not going to talk to the touchy girls anymore. Let's see what AnnaLeigh is doing?
And that started the rift in the house. We now have Team Touchy European and Team Get-Over-It America.
For my part - Elina can blame whatever she wants, but if she doesn't deal with it, she's going home. Tyra doesn't care if you're European. Elina needs to work toward a solution rather than clutch to her excuse.
But on to the challenge -
The girls had to wear head-to-toe green screen bodysuits with clothes over them so that the clothes seemed to dance on their own when filmed. They wore the clothes of an older lady designer named Noni something who looked like she'd been rejected from Ringling Brother's Clown School 42 years in a row - but was keeping the dream alive. And she was NONE TOO IMPRESSED with the models.
Marjorie's dress fell down and she didn't know it. Jocelyn did a semi- strip tease. Sheena twirled and twirled and twirled! Elina ended up winning because she worked her flowy sleeve.
The best part of last night's episode was filming the Cover Girl commercial. Oh how I love to watch the models walk and talk! However, they weren't that terrible because they had a teleprompter and spoke English this time. Remember the cycle where the poor girls had to do a Japanese commercial? Now that was a challenge!
Even so, Elina was controlled and stiff. No, you don't say! McKey couldn't find the product in her purse. And, I'm sorry, looked like she was wearing whore make-up. Samantha did OK - but was a little spazzy. Marjorie - oh - Marjorie. She would do so well in an edgy European Vogue shoot. All her awkward angles and anorexic legs look good then. But for Cover Girl - goodness. She was a train wreck of nerves and self-loathing. And she juts her chin out like a chicken when she talks. Yikes! Jocelyn was over-the-top corn ball - but I will give her some credit because she had puked in a garbage can only minutes before her take. The girl was SICK. And she got through it.
Sheena and Annaleigh did really strong jobs. They were both natural - in their own way - and moved and spoke quite well. Annaleigh's looked like a professional commercial. Very clean cut and "American." If CG wanted a more urban vibe - Sheena's would have been the choice. But it's good for both these girls b/c they are not the high scorers so far. Sheena was in the bottom 2 last week. So they're both just scraping by.
But in the end, Jocelyn wasn't taking good photos and she was shooting good commercials - so that's it for her. Ba-bye.
So a really light skinned group of gals is heading out to Amsterdam next week. And how did I not see that coming with the lame wooden clog runway challenge at panel?! Shame on me!