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Jade's Baby
01-10-2018, 03:13 PM
Episode 1: "24 Legacy"

“The Boss is back.” Tyra triumphantly yells. Presumably, they edited out the part where she whispers“from her court-ordered anger management retreat...”

Yes, you heard correctly! After a brief detour from America’s Next Top Model, Tyra Banks has returned to her rightful place. Rita Ora has fulfilled her responsibilities as a (parasidic) host for a season so now Tyra has come back to kick off cycle 24. Time to find some new prey, Ty Ty!

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If you’ve been wondering what the last year has done for Tyra, she’s been hard at work being a single mother after her split with photographer Erik Asla (http://nextbottommodel.blogspot.com/2015/09/antm-cycle-22-episode-6-blair-bitch.html). Rumor has it that she ended it after finding him on a shady website looking for downloads of “The Face”. Nevertheless, the past is in the past - let’s look toward the future and begin cycle 24 of America’s Next Top Model!

The program begins with Tyra’s monologue about the importance of America’s Next Top Model. Over the years, the show has “kickstarted the careers of many young girls”. If she’s referring to the therapists they go to after filming, Tyra has a valid point.

She ends by stating how much “it empowered women when they needed it the most.” Why is Tyra trying to make herself sound like the Avatar? She may be the master of all fore heads, but let’s not steal other people's catchphrases.

Anyway, Tyra introduces the panel of judges returning for last year. Ashley Graham and Law Roach freak out over Tyra but Drew Elliott remains unimpressed. I knew I I liked him! While Law Roach has a fist full of Tatiana’s lotion (https://78.media.tumblr.com/48beac45c8d9f579e25cdbe7525bb97b/tumblr_on3pi0mj5O1r2aqf7o2_500.gif) underneath the table each time Tyra speaks, Drew cannot be bothered by her ridiculous antics.

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Before the girls begin their deliberations, Tyra announces that the judges have the power to eliminate a girl at any time if she is not being “next level fierce.” I find it funny that girls need to be NLF in order to win this show but guys can be NFL (https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/americasnexttopmodel/images/9/9a/Keith_carlos.jpg/revision/latest/scale-to-width-down/250?cb=20150107152429)...but I digress.

Tyra also states there is no long an age limit for contestants. This year, there are 5 Bs - business, brand, boss, and brittle bones. Kicking off the deliberations, there is a run-down of each girl. Some are long, some are short; let’s get to know our future top models.

Ivana is a big and beautiful black woman with an afro. Because Ashley Graham can only compute one look at a time, she blurts out “she’s every woman!” Speaking of extra, here’s Khrystyana. She might have lots of superfluous consonants, but Khrystyana is a force to be reckoned with. She is a 32-year-old Serbian with tons of curves to photograph well.

Now we meet Shanice. She is from Tennessee and she is immediately the apple of Tyra’s hungry eyes.

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Keep your friends close and your prey closer, Tyra!

Next we have Liberty, the Idaho girl who loves Donald Trump...She admits to not being educated so I won’t be as hard on her, but it’s still not a good look to be a Republican in the fashion industry. Liberty says that she has only met two black people in her life and doesn’t even know what Muslim is. Obviously she’s never been to fashion school (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muslin)!

Erin is 42-years-old and she is ready to bring her wisdom to the competition. She is showing her 5 children and 3 grandchildren that you don’t stop dreaming at a certain age. The judges are very impressed with Erin, but that doesn’t go for other model hopefuls - like Angel for instance. The judges reject her for having an image that is too Photoshopped.

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Oh, she’s definitely been touched by an angel!

The rest of these girls go by in a montage but we meet Rio, Maggie, Kyla, Coura, Liz, Brendi K, and Rhiyan. Jeana has been struggling with alopecia and Sandra hopes to be an inspiration to Muslim models around the world. She surprises the judges Liberty, who probably expected to see a roll of fabric walk through the doors.For the most part, everything is going well until we meet Christina.

Christina is 34 and she has lots of experience. She’s been photographed, did runways for years, she even modelled for cave paintings. She says that she has learned to be tough because fashion is a dog-eat-dog Tyra-eat-rib world. Law is offended that Christina talks back to him and Tyra warns her that “in this room, you respect her judges.”

Christina is shaken and vows to do anything she can to get back on the judges’ good side.

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After the deliberations, Tyra and co. have cut down the field to 20 girls. They will be tasked to pose in avant-garden designs. I know the concept of avant-garde means strange designs, but it’s pretty insensitive to give Rio a tumor on her head after sharing her illness story.

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Nevertheless, the girls do their shoot. Tyra and Drew look over and decide to eliminate two girls before the runway. The girls walk in their avant-garden looks and finally get to retire to the Top Model house. Of course, it is plastered with pictures of Tyra.

Speaking of Ty-Ty, she drops by to announce the 14 girls who will be officially competing. Those girls are…

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That’s right, there are 15 girls! Because Tyra is incapable of making things not about herself, she “started modelling at 15 so there are 15 girls this cycle.” Rita Ora would’ve probably had to say 15 is the number of records she’s sold, so this is a much better fit. Glad to have you back, Ty Ty!

Next week, the girls officially begin the competition. They meet some SK8 Bois for the runway and Stacey Mckenzie returns. Who will be get best picture? Who will have the first emotional breakdown? Who will say both candidates were bad? Find out next week, only on Vh1!

01-10-2018, 03:19 PM
"Rita Ora would’ve probably had to say 15 is the number of records she’s sold"

OMG Iconic quote!!!! Love this post!

01-10-2018, 05:50 PM


01-10-2018, 06:08 PM
Lol at Christinas ironic shirt.

Jade's Baby
01-11-2018, 05:15 PM
Lol at Christinas ironic shirt.

She wrote 'boss' in Law Roach's brownies so she felt the need to wear it today.

01-13-2018, 03:28 AM
She wrote 'boss' in Law Roach's brownies so she felt the need to wear it today.

LMAO!!!!!!!!!!! Do you honestly think that she has a relationship with Law where he would think this is funny?!

01-13-2018, 03:49 AM
Great work as always!

Jade's Baby
01-17-2018, 01:07 PM
Previously on ANTM, cycle 24 started off with a bang! Whoever said Top Model is dying was probably referring to the contestants now that Tyra has removed the age limit. Twenty girls took part in an avant-garden photoshoot and two were pruned. Afterwards, the finalists were chosen and Tyra granted special access to grandmother of 3 - Erin. Talk about social security benefits! Now, 15 girls remain - who will be eliminated tonight?

Before we get started, let’s talk about the new intro. A lot of people liked the chill cycle 23 theme and it’s come back again for this season. All I care about is the Tyra plastering herself all over and making sure people know she is the CREATOR.

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This episode is very maternally-themed so it’s a nice touch to shout out the original mother of the series. One strange thing about the video (https://youtu.be/pC14tKQD2TY?t=33) is that they mix in the original “nanananana” jingle with the new contemporary theme. It feels artificially inserted - yet another reference to Tyra Banks’ motherhood!

Alright, so the girls are in their new home enjoying themselves before the competition officially begins. Maggie confides in Coura that she is nervous about the judges’ reception to her. She didn’t get to properly convey her “white homegirl” status. Listening to Maggie speak in AAVE is already uncomfortable but then they decide to show some childhood photos and…

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Yeah, Maggie is one of those girls. She has one black friend and she’s suddenly scheduling the barbeques. Coura is very nervous and with good reason. Maggie might come into her room at night and start braiding her hair in an act of solidarity. Sandra also shows unease, saying that Maggie likes to put on a “ghetto” voice.

Before Maggie starts rapping the lyrics to Stacy’s Mom, her grandmom reads the Tyra Mail. She ushers them to Venice Beach where they meet with runway coach Stacey McKenzie. She gives each girl an opportunity to walk for her before announcing their challenge - a skateboard park runway. For some reason, Law Roach feels like he should supervise this runway and introduces the girls to Baja East. I think their capes perfectly summarize Law’s relevance in this scene.

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Anyway, Law tasks each girl to walk the runway without getting lost in the chaos of their outfits or the skateboarders around them. I imagine the girls listen but to be honest, most of them are too excited about their first runway to actually look at Law.

I predict a running gag this season will probably be how Liberty reacts to her surroundings as a conservative. There is a brief moment where she licks her lips and proudly exclaims how sexy Scott Studenberg (https://i.imgur.com/uQO6YJb.png) is, obviously missing his flashy piercings. Liberty is going to be in for a rude awakening when she realizes he is one of those blasted gays she’s trying to strip of their rights.

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Anyway, the girls do their runways one by one. Rio is pretty confident and Erin claims that she is the best of the bunch. She boasts her “years of experience” and says that the other girls are probably too focused on Instagram to model for a real camera. I can’t really argue with Erin’s credentials - her first portrait was commissioned by the Medicis.

After all of the girls take their turn on the catwalk, Stacy announces the winner as...KHRYSTYANA. After being told she will walk in a Baja East walk in New York, Khrystyana and the other girls return to their home. Stressed about her lackluster performance, Brendi K. decides to give the other girls a lesson in cleanliness. She grabs a half-eaten apple that was left in the fridge and yells that she has zero tolerance for messy girls.

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Brendi has the Triforce of Wisdom people, listen to her!

Brendi continues by saying she been homeless since the age of 18 and this experience means a lot to her. I can empathize because even if she doesn’t win, this exposure can really change her life.

After dreaming about fruit, the girls are taken to the studio for their first photoshoot. Drew Elliott introduces them to the concept of celebrity baby bumps - which was popularized by Beyonce and Blac Chyna. Each girl will be given prosthetics to achieve this look.

Since she is pro-life, Liberty will be carrying her pregnancy pad to full term. Likewise, Liz is really excited about the prospect of motherhood, saying that she has always wanted a baby.

The only mother in the group, Erin, feels like she has an advantage. It’s probably her stockpile of epidurals, but it’s still useful nevertheless.

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Brendi K. shares that this photoshoot is a little difficult for her because she suffered a miscarriage with an abusive ex. Still, she powers through the shoot. Sandra is a virgin and worries about looking like a sexy mother. She looks like a hot surrogate, which is exactly what Tyra used. In fact, it seems like this entire season is inspired by things that Tyra hasn’t done - like go to Harvard or give birth.

After the girls finish their photoshoot, they retire home and then get hit with their first panel.


Tyra introduces the girls with their prize package - a spread in Paper Magazine, a contract with NEXT, $100,000 from Pantene, and WILL BECOME AN AVATAR FOR THE AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL MOBILE GAME.

Sorry, Ty-Ty, she really thought she could fly through that detail. This show has lost so much credibility that it is now offering the winner their own Sim! I hope this game offers paid DLC - I want to play as one of Bre’s granola bars.

Anyway, Tyra has 14 photos in her hands. And those photos belong to…

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“Will Maggie and Brendi K. come forward? I only have one photo, and it belongs to…”

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The white homegirl hits the road. Maggie is appreciative of her short time on the show, she got to increase her “black friend” quota 500% fold.

Next week, the girls receive Next Level Fierce makeovers and shoot fashion videos with Director X. Who will cry at the salon? Can a girl get her head shaved? Does Liberty get a tax cut or a hair cut? Find out next week, only on Vh1!

Jade's Baby
01-24-2018, 12:43 PM
Previously on America’s Next Top Model, the girls gained direction when they had their first fashion show for Baja East. At the pregnancy photoshoot, Coura dilated to a perfect 10. And even though Brendi had a K. section, it was Maggie who needed a miracle - becoming the first eliminated girl. Now, only 14 remain, who will be eliminated tonight?

At the house, the girls have some fun after their first panel. No one wants to start any drama and the girls laugh before receiving a Tyra Mail.

Before they can say “smize no surprise” three times, Tyra’s face appears on the wall. She announces that the girls will be getting their “Ty-overs.”

“These aren’t regular makeovers, these are Ty-overs. They will take us to the next level,” Rhiyan reads from her script. As a treat, Tyra individually delivers each girl her makeover, starting with:

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“You voted red so you’re going red.” What kind of qualification is that? Is this how Tyra decided other makeovers in Top Modelpast?

“Denzel, you’re a dick so you’re getting a pubic beard weave.”
“Natasha is a mail-order bride so we’re gonna mail it in with a simple brown cut.”
“Whitney, your best friend might be black, but your hair won’t be.”

Erin gets a long sexy wave in order to hide signs of aging. Since Erin is a grandmother of three, wouldn’t a soccer mom cut theoretically make her look younger?

Tyra ends by telling Coura that she is getting “the Coura.” After her little “C-O-U-R-A-G-E” spelling lesson last week, Coura is probably getting the Tiffany speech etched into her scalp (http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-8ouEYeGU1L8/T15MUxIrIZI/AAAAAAAAAqw/dpaggs4fSOA/s1600/Azmarie+Head.JPG).

After Tyra leaves, the girls discuss their new looks. Liberty is particularly distressed about getting red hair. She feels like she’s seeing the devil everytime she looks into a mirror. How unfair to Coryanne! It took her 13 episodes (http://nextbottommodel.blogspot.com/2017/03/antm-cycle-23-episode-13-brexitstage.html) for a family visit and Liberty gets hers within the first two.

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Jeana is also feeling conflicted about her makeover. Granted, she actually has a reason (and a soul) so her tears are much more sympathetic than Liberty’s. Jeana has never let people see her without the wig because her alopecia has made her feel so ugly. She is nervous about it but wants to be an inspiration to other girls with the condition.

Then the emotion radically shifts because it’s drama time! Christina feels attacked because Sandra bumped her shoulder when leaving the stairwell. While Christina hobbles away in an injured state, Brendi K. decides to korroborate the drama and states a time when Christina was rude to her. Apparently, she asked Brendi K. to throw away some trash, which is obviously a trigger word for the girl. Honestly, the entire drama is a bit petty but it does give us this heated exchange.

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The girls head to the salon to receive their makeovers. Before they start the cuts, Drew and Law Roach reveal that “the coura” is actually her existing look. Some girls like Sandra get simple cuts while Brendi K. gets a full head shave. But the most special moment comes when it’s time for Jeana to take off her wig.

The entire moment is surprisingly genuine for a show to loves to prey on the emotional scars of their contestants. Jeana sits with Law and Drew Elliott; they tell her to “take her tragedy and turn it into a platform.” Jeana says that she feels liberated and the entire salon is proud of her bravery.

Now back to the hysterics we know and love! Christina gets this weird green highlighter hair. Personally, I think it’s a missed opportunity to give Christina a bump-it but I digress. Law Roach must have engineered this makeover because it is a clear sabotage.

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Shanice was going to receive a long weave but she confides in Drew that she has psoriasis in her scalp. Drew thinks about it and steps outside for a phone call (presumably with CariDee English). In the end, they decide to enhance Shanice’s natural look instead of potentially damaging it with a weave.

With their makeovers in tow, the girls are taken to a video shoot with Director X. They will “play” with mirrors to showcase their new signature looks. For instance, Erin says that she is “getting her sexy back,” which is fitting because she looks like Janet Jackson during the Superbowl.

Liz is a living breathing cartoon, probably Ren & Stimpy. One that does disappoint is Rhiyan. Drew is excited to see Rhiyan show off her new long weave. Drew did threaten early in the shoot that if she didn’t work the hair, she was “dead to him” so...she probably did the job herself.

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Once the girls finish their videos, they go to panel where they are greeted by Tyra and Ashley Graham. You see, after being inspired by Jeana during the makeovers, Law Roach shares his weight loss story and Drew Elliott shows his vitiligo.

“I only have 13 photos in my hands. They belong to…”


“Will Shanice and Ivana step forward? I only have one image in my hands. It belongs to…”


All in all, Ivana is glad to have the experience and swears to continue her modelling career.

Next time, the girls get spooky in a horror themed photoshoot. Keeping thematic, there is deeply-rooted psychological warfare in the house and Liz can’t take it. Will a girl drop dead? Will Liz leave the competition? Will Christina be slightly inconvenienced? Find out next week, only on Vh1!

Jade's Baby
01-31-2018, 01:22 PM
Previously on America’s Next Top Model, the girls got their makeovers. Just like this year’s tax cuts, the girls were left disappointed in the results. Still, they shot fashion videos to showcase their new looks. And while Liberty’s best friend was the mirror, Ivana had her dreams shattered. Now, only 13 girls remain - who will be eliminated tonight?

The girls return to their home where they see Liberty’s video playing. It’s probably one of Liberty’s life goals to have her image projected on a wall, so good for you girl!

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No wonder Liberty signed up for this competition. She loves seeing Tyra destroy the hope of Dreamers each week! Speaking of dreams, Coura shares that she stopped pursuing her nursing degree in order to fulfill her childhood dream of modelling. While I do like the ambition, I don’t know how feasible it is to make such a hasty decision. Nursing is a legitimate profession that requires 12 years of schooling - all you need to model is height and good ribs (http://nextbottommodel.blogspot.com/2018/01/antm-cycle-24-premiere-24-legacy.html).

On the other side of the house, Brendi K. is still recovering from Liz’ comments last week. If you remember, Liz mentioned her family and Brendi went Krazy. She vows to never talk to Liz again and tries to keep as much distance as possible. If she could, Brendi K. would karry around a yardstick and count the paces between the two girls.

This whole situation is darkly comedic given the recent news of Brendi K.’s arrest after failing to honor a restraining order (https://eastnashville.news/2018/01/brendi-k-seiner-arrested-americas-next-top-model-contestant-in-jail/) of her own! Perhaps this is all her own way of destructively dealing with her situation? Brendi K. has an inner saboteur - and her name is Kristine Joy Smith.

The next day, the girls are taken to an acting studio where they are tasked to perform a short scene with “the very fine” Kevin Phillips. The girls probably tune out the rest of the explanation when they see Kevin; even the director himself notices how much pent-up sexual frustration there is amongst the girls.

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Someone get Erin a Life Alert! The girls gather up around Kevin and practice their lines before starting the scene.

Shanice’s scalp may be dry, but she certainly isn’t! With the help of her “fine” partner, Shanice makes the script her own and makes the judges laugh. Likewise, Khrystyana is able to tap into her acting skills.

Some other girls, however, fail to impress. Coura is too nervous and her anxiety really kills the mood. Rhiyan doesn’t know how to emote properly and even after getting her lines correct, Rhiyan receives a frosty reception.

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In the end, Stacy is stuck between two talented actresses but ultimately chooses Khrystyana because she ended her scene with a kiss.Typical Hollywood.

When the girls return home, Liz starts slurring her words. She is heartbroken that the judges called her presence “overbearing” and she feels ganged up on by the girls in the house. While I get that her concerns are valid, I can’t take Liz seriously when she trips over her speech. This entire series becomes much better when you imagine Liz was actually on Spring Break in Cancun and got kidnapped by Tyra.

In the hot tub, Rhiyan is talking to Rio and Kyla about insecurities and she suddenly announces that she isn’t skinny enough. Rio, the resident sister, immediately calls her out and tells Rhiyan that her body is perfectly fine. Still, Rhiyan doesn’t take no for an answer and goes on a monologue about her father dying. Apparently she visited her dad in the hospital and he flatlined...so she wants a flat stomach to remember him by?

The entire scene is not edited well and all we learn is that Rhiyan used to be a heavy girl. She lost the weight but still has that mentality. Nevertheless, the girls’ conversation get interrupted by a Tyra Mail about Tyra “fearing” them. This must be an interesting shoot because Tyra’s nightmares probably consist of Naomi Campbell and Bali not choosing her.

The next day, the girls are taken to a “creepy white mansion”. Kyla describes it as having a ominous aura and I immediately know - Liberty has lured her onto the set of Get Out 2.

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Or perhaps it’s Fifty Shades Freed.

As the screenshot signifies, this week will be about being scared and fierce. I can’t imagine the kinds of darkest fears that these models have to envision during this photoshoot.

Erin - social security fraud
Kyla - screentime
Liberty - baking cakes for gay people
Liz - sobriety

After the photoshoot, the girls go back to the house and prepare for the next day’s panel. Or at least, that’s what they should be doing. Instead, the “downstairs” girls party and cause a ruckus throughout the night. At 11:58 AM, Liz decides to take a stand. She yells at the girls to “shut up” and all hell breaks loose. The girls scream at her and she freaks out. The girls have started deeply-rooted physiological warfare and Brendi K. is the first one in the trenches (she lived in a car so this is technically an upgrade!)

When she can’t take the screaming anymore, Liz packs up her stuff and leaves the house. We’re unsure of where she went, but it’s a spot of concern for the other “upstairs” girls as they look on from their awning. Liberty is just waiting for all of this to be over - her favorite part of psychological warfare is denying the veterans proper care afterwards.


Before the normal proceedings, Liz meets with Tyra backstage to discuss her standing in the competition. Tyra is in a bathrobe. She wants people to think this is a spontaneous meeting but the truth is she is hiding the mouth in her stomach (https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/powerlisting/images/4/43/Gluttony_guts.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20121215143517) that she uses to steal a girl’s life force. It certainly explains why she always greets a girl with this same sentence:

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Tyra allows her victim Liz to explain how much of a hard time she has living with these girls. She loves being on set and living the model life but can’t deal with the added pressures of the house. Tyra licks her lips and expresses interest in Liz’s health. And with that, Liz is allowed to leave the competition. Only the purest meat for Ty Ty Baby!

And with that, Liz has left the competition. Despite Liz’s exit, Tyra announces that there will still be a deliberation and elimination. This is the same woman who eliminated a girl on her deathbed (https://youtu.be/ECF602KAVhw?t=248), so I’m not surprised she wants to maximize the carnage this episode.

“I have 11 photos in my hands. And those photos represent the girls who are still in the running.”

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“Will Coura and Rhiyan stand before me? I only have one photo, and it belongs to…”

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Normally, this is the part where the eliminated girl lies to the camera and talks about how she is grateful for the experience. For some reason, Rhiyan decides to bash the judges and talks about they gave up on her too early. Her attitude shifts so rapidly that I’m worried about her state of being. Rhiyan walks out of the house with her makeover - presumably tripping on both her words and weave.

Next week, the girls will film beauty vlogs with Patrickstarrr. After getting billed £4.6 million (https://www.standard.co.uk/news/uk/dublin-hotel-bills-vlogger-46-million-for-publicity-after-she-accuses-owner-of-bullying-over-free-a3746401.html), the girls will shoot as “fashion sandwiches,” and Rio doesn’t understand why Sandra is Miss Congeniality. Will the girls film good videos? Can they stand out in the shoot? Did Sandra stone those tights? Find out next week, only on Vh1!

Jade's Baby
02-07-2018, 02:25 PM
Previously on America’s Next Top Model, the girls recorded a scene with Kevin Phillips. For her flirty film, Khrystyana won her second challenge. Then, the girls took on a horror-themed photoshoot. While Khrystyana had a fearful photo, Liz’ abrupt departure truly shocked everyone. Then, an eliminated Rhiyan was the second victim of the week. Now, only 11 girls remain. Who will be eliminated tonight?

Back at the house, the girls pour one out for Liz inside of the hot tub. A burial at sea is probably what she would’ve wanted. Before too long, Ashley Graham shows up unannounced and in an unexpected wardrobe.

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Just like her boobs in that shirt, Ashley tries to unnaturally squeeze some sob stories from the girls. She “casually” brings up unconventional beauty and how the fashion industry is changing. She sits the girls in a oval (circles are too conventional!) and forces each one to talk about her struggles.

There are some interesting stories in there (Jeana embracing her look for the balding people, Rio working hard and having a skull tumor) but honestly, it’s too repetitive and manipulative for my liking. Instead, I much prefer Sandra being real about not having any struggles because she loves the way she looks. They edited out the part where Ashley gets to her in the oval but I can just imagine Sandra pretending to have a fake insecurity (https://youtu.be/ZZDQYVU8o9M?t=13).

Anyway, after their chat, Ashley introduces the next challenge. The girls will be filming unconventional beauty vlogs with one of the most famous YouTube makeup vloggers ever…

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Oh, RuPaul’s Drag Race week is next week? Well for now, the girls are paired up in teams of two to film beauty vlogs with Patrick Starrr. Some girls have an edge because they already use unconventional items in their makeup routine - Liberty’s Confederate flag doubles as a wet wipe!

The girls pair up and are each given something to transform into a makeup item. It strikes me as interesting how well these items correlate to the groups.

Shaving cream is what men use to remove their facial hair and Brendi K is NOT MASCULINE.
Sandra has a box of condoms because she’s always on the bottom.
Erin took some eggs out of her cryogenic freezer to blend her foundation.
Tape is Christina's #1 tool when she mutes Law Roach at panel.

In the end, Sandra gets the win. Rio is particularly upset because she has a little sister who is a huge Patrick Starrr fan and today is her graduation. Rio wanted to win this challenge for her but obviously, she’s too busy posing for a romance novel with Fabio (https://youtu.be/OSxZ7RvcSJU?t=19).

As a treat, the girls are taken out for dinner and we get some time to let their hair down. Before we get to the main course, there’s yet another entry in the Brendi K. is not masculine saga. Shanice and her are ordering wine, Brendi K. says she looks 15, and Shanice says she looks like a little boy.

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While Brendi K. tapes her birth certificate to her forehead, Rio proposes a toast to her little sister; still bitter from the afternoon’s challenge. She says that everything was aligned for her to win this challenge instead of Sandra and the universe spoke to her. It must’ve said (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jinDrtN9QEA):

“You’re beautiful, you’re perfect, you look like Kim Kardashian, you’re a model. Everything about you is perfect. Did you film that vlog? Oh, you’re standing there! They eat Sandra up every single time they see her damn ribs! She fththt, she could go out there in a ****ing chastity belt and they’re like: “Sandra, your curves are beautiful!”

Surprisingly, Sandra actually handles the entire situation well. She reminds Rio that she’s been struggling in the photoshoots and this is her moment. With all of that, the girls are taken to their challenge which is all about teamwork.

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And Drew Elliott endorsing eugenics.

Because she won the challenge, Sandra gets to pose with Ashley Graham and her chosen partner - Kyla. The girls have to pose in “fashion sandwiches” and each trio is basically a variation of being jealous of Sandra’s advantage.

The biggest struggle comes from the Erin/Christina/Shanice group. As every gay person knows, the success of the entire situation falls on the top. Christina was chastised for pressing too hard against the other two and smushing their faces. She was frustrated at the critiques and Erin was upset that she was being sabotaged.

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This photoshoot is giving Erin flashbacks to Woodstock!

In the end, the girls struggled as teammates and are nervous about the impending elimination.


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“I have 10 photos in my hands. And those photos represent the girls who are still in the running.”


“Will Christina and Coura stand before me? I only have one photo, and it belongs to…”


I’m not sure what Coura is more disappointed by - being eliminated or being called a “newbie alien”. I can’t blame Tyra, confident women are too foreign a concept for her to wrap her head around. Nevertheless, Coura will not give up and she vows to continue working one way or another.

Next week, the girls take part in LA Pride and then shoot with Linda Evangelista some fan favorites from RuPaul’s Drag Race. Who will shine like a rainbow? Who Liberty swallow her pride? Will Sandra swallow anything? Find out next week, only on Vh1!

02-08-2018, 01:46 PM
I love your recaps! They always make me laugh because you make them so dramatic:giggle

Jade's Baby
02-08-2018, 04:45 PM
I love your recaps! They always make me laugh because you make them so dramatic:giggleThank you RoaldK (hopefully no relation to Brendi K.) This cycle feels like a classic cycle of Top Model and that includes the insane drama.

02-08-2018, 08:03 PM
Thank you RoaldK (hopefully no relation to Brendi K.) This cycle feels like a classic cycle of Top Model and that includes the insane drama.

:lol She stole my brand... Agreed. But even if it was boring, your recap would make it sound the most dramatic cycle yet

Jade's Baby
02-15-2018, 12:59 PM
Previously on America’s Next Top Model, the girls filmed beauty vlogs with Patrick Starrr. When the judges subscribed to Sandra, Rio was not a patron - calling her out for having an easy life. Then, when they posed as “fashion sandwiches,” Rio’s bark was as loud as her bite. And even though Christina was smushed by the competition, it was Coura who got crushed. No, only 10 girls remain - who will be eliminated tonight?

Thinking that the model house is too far away - the girls immediately start their badmouthing in the limo. “Tyra made a mistake!” they say to Christina’s makeover. In fact, everyone agrees that not only should Christina have gone, but her comment about “working out” at panel was unnecessary. Who else is gonna train the army of 100,000 Christinas?!

When they get to the house, Rio celebrates a Tyra-inspired Valentine’s Day - by staring at pictures of herself.

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She is glad that she prevailed “against the pretty girl,” but being the petty girl isn’t much better. From here on out, Rio pledges to never compare herself to the other girls. Instead, she’ll contrast - which is a perfect segway to Liberty. You see, Liberty is terrified of what Tyra has deemed “LGBT Pride Week.” When she first read that, Liberty thought about the sandwich. Stop living in the past, girl!

The other girls are way more excited to get a chance to represent the community. Brendi K. announces that she is bisexual and has been scared to come out. At first I questioned why Brendi would come out of the Kloset on broadcast TV if she is hiding it but then I remembered ANTM’s ratings. Your secret is safe with all 5 of us, Brendi!

The girls are then taken to Mickey’s in WeHo where they will walk for the clubgoers. Kyla is very excited because she is “an advocate” for gay rights but let’s talk about that. She comes out in this Caitlyn Jenner jacket, which is incredibly awkward since she’s a stout Republican.

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I guess the Caitlyn Jenner jacket is somewhat fitting because Kyla’s walk is a carwreck. For some reason, the judges expect the “activist Kyla” to come out on the runway. Do they want her to take selfies with cops, use hashtags, and wear a bedazzled ***** hat?

Before she can step onto the runway, Liberty expresses some doubts. She doesn’t know anything about gay people. Liberty thinks “Paris Is Burning” is a punishment for staying in the Climate Agreement!

Still, the girls are able to walk and the winner is...KHRYSTYANA!

When the girls go home, they get a Tyra Mail explaining that they will shoot with queens from RuPaul’s Drag Race - Manila Luzon, Valentina, and Katya. Leave it up to a drag queen to get some drama!

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I would label this conversation Untucked, but Liberty might think it has to do with folding bedsheets. All of the girls pose with a queen and honestly, what a mistake. Drag queens are so much more electric that these girls, but hey, they are Linda Evanglistas so that’s to be expected.


“I only have 9 photos in my hands. And these photos belong to…”

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“Will Liberty and Kyla stand before me? I only have one photo and it belongs to…”

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Boy is her face red! Liberty is surprised by her elimination because she is the “hardest working” model in this competition. Thanks Trump! With that, she is going to work even harder to make Tyra regret her decision (and vote).

Next week, the girls will shoot an emotional video with Director X. Who will be the face of this campaign. Can they stand up against bullying? Can Erin stand up at all? Find out next week, only on Vh1!

Jade's Baby
02-21-2018, 01:26 PM
Previously on America’s Next Top Model, the girls celebrated LA pride and shot with RuPaul’s Drag Race queens. While Khrystyana embraced the theme of the week, Liberty struggled and ultimately, the alt-right girl left. Now, only 9 girls remain - who will be eliminated tonight?

The girls immediately return to their house after panel, where Kyla is upset about her critique. She is “too chill” and wants to bring out her activism. Okay, it’s been 7 episodes and all we know about Kyla is that she is a “woke woman”. For the rest of this season, in lieu of actual generic Kyla confessionals - we will just play a game of Mad Libs (short for Liberals).

On the other side of the house, Brendi K. is taking her criticism to heart. She ponders by herself and thinks about how she still tries to impress her mother. While Brendi Konstantly Seeks Approval, Christina goes to the scene of the crime and talk trash in the kitchen.

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How insensitive, Christina! Money may not grow on trees, but her head is a different story.

Since it’s the theme of this week, Erin begins to divulge her sob story. After giving birth to her son, the father got cancer and died - which has left Erin with a huge sense of guilt. I’m going to need epidurals myself if the rest of the episode is this heavy. Jeana relates to Erin because her mother doesn’t approve and she hopes befriending the 42-year-old will spark her mom’s confidence in modelling.

There is then a flashback to last week’s panel where Tyra hints that the girls will be “going raw.” Law Roach exposed himself as a bottom two weeks ago so now I’m getting nervous…

Nevertheless, the girls gather in the living room for a Tyra Mail about their hands? In a rare act of kindness, Tyra insists that she sharpen her talons alongside the girls and invites nail artists to the house. Tyra may have meant these manicures to be a gateway for more backstories, but these poor women provided some much need comedic relief.

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Yoko Sakakura is the real business, brand, and boss! Get that paycheck, girl.

The girls take turns discussing their pain and Tyra promises Yoko a bonus tip if she can bottle up their tears. After they finish, Tyra announces that the photoshoot will be “raw and real” and instructs the girls to wipe off their makeup. Christina finally has a point when she says she has to work harder than everyone else - cleaning two faces is tough!

One by one, the girls pose in lingerie and are given a “helping hand” by the other models in an act of female empowerment. The entire shoot is presented with piano music and is meant to be a strong moment so I won’t harp too much on it. All I can think of is how uncomfortable it is to have a photoshoot with groping hands after Khrystyana just confessed to being molested at the age of 11.

Nevertheless, the raw theme continues the next day when the girls meet Drew Elliott and Director X in a warehouse. Drew announces the message of this week’s video and wonders how many people have been affected by bullying.

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He emphasizes that the winners of this challenge will have their PSA as a part of the National Crime Prevention Council and makes them split into groups of three. Drew encourages each girl to channel how they were bullied and use that energy in the video for a screaming portion. What if Liz was still here and you just bullied her for being loud?! For shame, Drew!

When asked about her bullying experience, Kyla randomly brings up a stutter that has mysteriously been absent for the last seven episodes. She then talks about how as an acti--wait, let the game explain this Kyla confessional instead.

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The groups of three shoot and express their pent-up sadness. Each team also writes these lines which are voiced-over by...Tyra. She just took away their voices, doesn’t that count as bullying?!

Nevertheless, Tyra reads all of the lines in her sultry voice and the winners are...KYLA, SANDRA, AND KHRYSTYANA! Their ASMR bullying video will be featured on the official website.


Before she can start handing out pictures, Tyra gets really heated with Christina. After getting less than positive critiques, Christina starts talking about her experiences as a makeup-free model, which goads Tyra to talk about herself.

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Just kidding, Tyra doesn’t need an excuse to talk about herself. Still, she talks about how her biggest accomplishment has been selling makeup. Before Tatiana (http://nextbottommodel.blogspot.com/2017/03/antm-cycle-23-finale-final-boss.html) busts through the wall to hand out bottles of lotion, Christina says that it’s probably not her strength.

The strangeness continues when Tyra calls forward Brendi K. And Jeana. And Khrystyana. And Kyla. And Rio. And Sandra. And Shanice. Because the photographs are so strong, Tyra has decided that there is a 7-way tie for best picture this week.

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Wow, that is amazing! So many strong models. I wonder who the photographer who captured such amazing images is (https://i.imgur.com/ocs5ybF.gifv)...oh right.

By default, the bottom two are Christina and Erin. And the eliminated girl is…

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Isn’t she green with envy?! Christina vows that she doesn’t need this competition and she will continue to shoot with all of the top photographers back home.

Next week, the girls meet Jourdan Dunn and later, the testosterone builds when the girls shoot with Brendi K. male models. How will they pose with men? Can the girls put aside their drama? Will Kyla release her emails? Find out next week, only on Vh1!

Jade's Baby
02-28-2018, 01:37 PM
Previously on America’s Next Top Model, the girls “went raw” for the emotional porn episode. There was no protection for Christina who faced her own limits during the photoshoot. And while seven girls were tied for best picture, the Green Monster struck out - becoming the sixth girl eliminated. Now, only 8 girls remain. Who will be eliminated tonight?

The girls come back to their home and inspect their photos hanging on the shelf. Ty Ty doesn’t have the money to digitally display the “historic seven-way tie for best photo” so they’ll have to settle for this. While everyone else looks at their best picture, Erin drowns her sorrows with a strong glass of wine Ensure.

Shortly after, Tyra appears to give the girls a lesson on proper selfie technique. She has several tips which she has made into simple hashtags. For instance: #CIAO - #CropItAllOut

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I can only imagine the rejects from Tyra’s hashtag brainstorming session.

#WOS - #TheWaronSmizing
#CRY - #ConstantlyRemindedofYoanna (http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/gossip/plastic-people-gallery-1.23584?pmSlide=1.1189264)

Anyway, Tyra then introduces the girls to social media expert - Jourdan Dunn. I’m sure everyone’s Top Model senses were tingling when the name Jourdan was whispered. Before she can say “I got married at 18k followers and divorced 18k followers,” Tyra tells the girls that this Jourdan is an international model and designer.

She challenges the girls to post selfies with her brand Londunn. Erin is unsure about this challenge, admitting to never having used social media. She has only 43 followers on Instagram (as a widow, Erin inherited most of Jesus’ disciples in his will)

In the end, Jourdan chooses Jeana as the winner because of her interesting pose. The whole affair is pretty uneventful until Kyla confronts Rio about a comment she heard. Allegedly, Rio was talking about a boy back home and said he was “stupid, like Kyla.” Kyla tells Rio about how she can be insensitive and Rio is responsive. Good thing Kyla never had to deal with Liberty.

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Afterward, Tyra greets the girls and introduces them to their new challenge. They will be posing dripping in gold with a male model.

Sidenote: How does Top Model have a gold-themed photoshoot AND social media challenge and fail to invite Golden Barbie (http://nextbottommodel.blogspot.com/2017/01/antm-cycle-23-episode-4-10-seconds-of.html)? These are the kinds of decisions Kyla should be fighting to repeal!

Anyway, Tyra brings out “brawn model” Zach Milo. Tyra scouted him while she was “surfing the web” and got inspired to do a shoot with plus-size men. I don’t know exactly what led her to this conclusion, but I can only imagine what kinds of things are in Tyra Banks’ search history.

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Rio is uncomfortable with the thought of posing with “fatass dudes.” Throughout the auditions, Rio is making faces and saying that overweight men are not cute. These comments sound a little better if you pretend Rio is Phat (https://www.babyphat.com/)-shaming, but they’re still a little cruel.

The other models are enjoying themselves and letting loose on set. Kyla is finally taking direction and gets the “best picture she’s ever had.” It’s no surprise that shouting about Life Size 2 while Tyra is the photographer gains Kyla lots of brownie points.

Erin sheds all of her worry about the challenge and poses beautifully. Tyra calls her look very ‘80s and Erin is happy. Which ‘80s, she’s lived through all of them! Nevertheless, she is able to bounce back - which is more than I can say about Khrystyana and Sandra.

Sandra is actually engaged so the photoshoot feels disrespectful to her fiance. Similarly, Khrystyana is still dealing with the raw scars of last week so this shoot feels ill-timed. In the end, the girls have good pictures and are whisked away to elimination.


“I only have seven photos in my hands. And these photos belong to…”

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“Will Khrystyana and Sandra stand before me? I only have one photo, and it belongs to…”

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Before she packs her bags, Sandra makes one last dig at Rio by hoping a girl who “cares about staying here” can win the competition. She hopes to continue her modelling career and to keep inspiring Muslim girls that they can follow their dreams.

Next week, the girls will learn to dance and later on, will pose with parachutes. Considering the trend (Liberty gets eliminated LGBT pride week, Sandra gets eliminated during male model week), what’s going to happen? Will Kyla get eliminated during hot air week? Will Rio put her foot in her mouth during dancing week? Found on next Tuesday, only on Vh1!

Jade's Baby
03-07-2018, 12:55 PM
Previously on America’s Next Top Model, the girls played the social game when they posted Instagram selfies for Jourdan Dunn’s brand. During the photoshoot with “brawn” men, Kyla was the biggest winner. And even though Khrystyana had room to improve, it was Sandra who emancipated. Now, only 7 girls remain. Who will be eliminated tonight?

The girls return to their home and the cliques immediately split up to the two sides of the house. Rio and Jeana huddle up while the others soak in the hot tub. Kyla is too busy thinking of new ways to grease Tyra’s ego each photoshoot to ensure she’ll get another first-call-out.

Meanwhile, Shanice is ready to bury the girls. While I don’t deny that Rio & Jeana may be bitches, it’s pretty comical to hear Shanice rant while they are doing this in the other room:

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The high kicks are perfect practice because the next day, the girls meet Ashley Graham and choreographer Jermaine Browne. The girls take turns practicing with him before learning a four-step routine.

Jeana is confident because she was part of her school’s dance team. Good for Jeana - flexibility is essential for shoving your head up your own ass!

Brendi K. is having trouble with the task and doesn’t take any of the feedback. Brendi K. must have PTSD from her deeply-rooted psychological warfare (http://nextbottommodel.blogspot.com/2018/01/antm-cycle-24-episode-4-scaredy-catwalk.html) because the whole episode revolves around her crumbling from the emotional pressures of the competition.

In the end, Jeana is the winner and she chooses Rio to join her for a “spa day”. The name is pretty deceptive because the girls are actually getting a dose of “cryotherapy”.

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What kind of reward is getting to hang out in a freezer? It’s not even a comfortable space! Rio and Jeana have to make sure not to bump into any of the shelves full of Tyra’s snacks. One accidental brush and all of those human ribs are gonna come tumbling down!

The best part is when Brendi K. moans during the limo ride that she would’ve liked to be pampered. Brendi, just turn off the car’s heat during winter and you’ll get plenty of cryotherapy sessions!

Anyway, after the girls come back from their “spa” treatment and get whisked away to the desert. Drew instructs them to get ready for a high fashion shoot with parachutes. Shanice once again reminds us of Jeana’s diva attitude. This episode has such a sudden heel turn that I wouldn’t be surprised if Jeana is actually a supervillain in disguise.

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Since we’re on the subject, do all of those previous second-call-outs also qualify her as Number 2? By season’s end, we can recast an entire Austin Powers movie with Jeana playing every role. Just imagine her traveling to the ‘70s (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Austin_Powers_in_Goldmember) to warn Erin about contraception!

Back in the present, the models get stuck in a sandstorm that knocks a tent over, allegedly hitting Jeana in the face.

Somewhere in the Mexican countryside where she escaped her twin sister, Cody is screaming “karma (http://nextbottommodel.blogspot.com/2017/01/antm-cycle-23-episode-4-10-seconds-of.html)!”

Shanice doesn’t feel any sympathy. Her ma always told her to get out the way when something is coming at your face! I’m sure Sha-Nasty has different policies, but it’s otherwise pretty solid advice.


Before the girls can leave for deliberation, Brendi K. admits that she is not emotionally strong enough to continue on in the competition. Tyra and the other judges take it as a sign of strength that she is choosing her own mental health and let Brendi K. leave. However, if Vh1 sequesters all of the quitters in the same hotel, aren’t Brendi K. and Liz getting reunited?

Nevertheless, Brendi’s sacrifice (the K stands for Khrist) doesn’t mean that there won’t be an elimination. Tyra calls the girls forward and begins the process.

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“Can Jeana and Kyla stand before me? I only have one photo in my hands…”

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Yes, allegedly Brendi K.’s picture was the worst so both girls are spared from elimination. They take their places with the other girls and rejoice.

Next week, the girl go and see after their cover shoot for Paper Magazine. Who will get lost in the shuffle? Who will get Drew upset? Who will remember Law Coach? Find out next week, only on Vh1!

Jade's Baby
03-14-2018, 01:31 PM
Previously on America’s Next Top Model, the girls danced for their papi - Jermaine Browne. After falling for him, Jeana and Rio had to take a cold shower in a cryogenic chamber. Afterwards, the girls travelled to a desert to pose with parachutes. Shanice had a safe landing while Jeana and Kyla took a hard fall. But ultimately, Brendi K. felt the pains of the competition and decided to quit. Now, only 5 girls remain - who will be eliminated tonight?

The girls get to their home and Kyla is immediately grateful for a second chance. Getting saved by a quit is dumb luck but Kyla promises to make the most out of it.

Everyone gathers round the living room for a Tyra Mail that warns them about an upcoming go-see challenge. Many of the girls are nervous about being judged by professionals, but none more so than Jeana. Jeana is confident about her walk and look but is scared that she might be looked over for her height. Competing against 5 tall models is making Jeana nervous and when you line them up - it’s really clear what Jeana’s shortcomings are.

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Erin is worried about the disadvantages of her age and castings. She may look “good for 42” but designers are always looking for something fresh and time (time) is not on Erin’s side (https://youtu.be/4hGQ97tCTOs?t=94).

Before the go-sees, Law Roach decides to drop by and help the girls “prepare for the real world.” I would think that means walking into the house with a handful of tax returns but no, he’s here to give advice as an “image architect.” I think that moniker is especially fitting for Law Roach because as both a bottom and a stylist - he has vested interest in the base.

Most of the girls have strong walks except for Sha-Nasty. Jeana slyly digs at Shanice’s confidence, saying that last week’s first-call-out has inflated her ego. Sha-Narcist doesn’t listen to Law’s advice and says that her walk can’t be that bad.

With all of that - the girls are sent off to their go-sees. The first stop is Chris Mena who is the owner of Kunst.NYC. He describes his designs as “recycled” and like they have been worn for years.

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Good thing Brendi K. decided to quit when she did - someone needs to protect her trailer from Chris’ raids!

The girls respectfully walk for Chris while he muses about his designs. “‘Kunst’ means ‘art’ in German and ‘garbage’ in English.” There is one sweet moment amongst the rubble, though.

Chris says that he was inspired by his father and that is why he created this brand. He is tugging at my heartstrings...or perhaps it was the exposed threads on my jeans. Either way, Shanice takes the moment to connect with the designer and make herself relatable to the client.

At Band of Gypsies, Kyla resists the urge to picket the building and instead, works the bohemian look. Erin says that the vibes at Band of Gypsies are really low-key and tries to lift the mood. The last time Erin noticed something was dying, she abandoned it so - great character development girl!

The girls’ last stop is Maggie Baby whose clothes are all sparkly and saggy. She doesn’t make much of an impression but at least it gives me the opportunity to make a pun:

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In the end, Law announces that Rio booked two out of the three go-sees! Kyla managed to snatch Band of Gypsies and the two girls will walk in the fashion show while the other four watch from the stands.

The next day, the girls are lounging at home when they get an unintentionally shady Tyra Mail:

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Drew Elliott welcomes them to their Paper Magazine cover shoot that will be “published digitally.” Poor Erin is going to be so confused - she’ll bring her Walkman to the newspaper stand and wonder why it doesn’t work.

Nevertheless, each girl is assigned a role. Some of them are very confusing - like Kyla as “cyber-sexy beauty.” I don’t know what technology has to do with sexiness, but either way, someone’s catching a virus.

Shanice also has trouble with her look. She was assigned “Red Carpet Ready” and had to instruct the stylist how to properly place her wig. Drew is pretty annoyed with Shanice and says that she was a diva throughout the shoot.


Before we talk about the pictures, Tyra made a very...interesting point during panel. Instead of giving Shanice actual advice about her actions on set, she says that new models should act like babies. Thankfully, this is a visual medium so I’ll spare you Tyra’s horrifying baby voice but I do wonder if Tyra just imagines herself as an infant. What would life look like if Tyra was in charge?

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Law Roach also has a moment that is frankly, uncomfortable. He asks about Kyla’s dating history and cites her inexperience as the reason why her photo is bad. Her brief was “cyber sexy” so unless Kyla was dating Tron, this entire line of questioning is irrelevant.

Backstage during the deliberation, Kyla breaks down and starts to think about her place in this competition. What is with the quitter mentality this season? You think Liberty quit after Bush got a second term? You think Tyra quit after Bali didn’t choose her? You think Erin quit after her third kid? NO!

“I only have five photos in my hands. And they belong to…”

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“Will Erin and Shanice stand before me? I only have one photo and it belongs to…”

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Erin is happy that she made it this far and was able to inspire other older women with dreams of modelling. Most of them are watching because the caretaker forgot to turn the TV off but nevertheless, it’s sweet that Erin was given this opportunity.

Next week, the girls will shoot with Director X and everyone starts to lose it. We were also teased with a comeback where one of the eliminated girls will take her place in the competition back. Don’t miss it next Tuesday, only on Vh1!

03-14-2018, 01:34 PM
I liked Chris Mena
He seemed like a really cool and nice guy

Blue Belle
03-14-2018, 06:41 PM
OMFG :rofl


03-14-2018, 06:47 PM
At Band of Gypsies, Kyla resists the urge to picket the building and instead, works the bohemian look. Erin says that the vibes at Band of Gypsies are really low-key and tries to lift the mood. The last time Erin noticed something was dying, she abandoned it so - great character development girl!


Jade's Baby
03-22-2018, 11:36 AM
Previously on America’s Next Top Model, the girls went on go-sees and two of them got to walk in a runway show. Then, they shot cover photos for Paper Magazine. While Rio made it rain, Erin was left out in the cold. Now, only 5 girls remain - who will be eliminated tonight?

The week starts immediately when Tyra keeps the girls at judging panel for a “special surprise.” After Law’s whole stunt last panel, Tyra is probably littering the floor with rose petals.

The girls are startled by Tyra’s booming voice ushering them back into the panel. The long-anticipated ANTM mobile game is finally available for iOS and Android and Avatar Tyra is here to sell this game.

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Tyra promises that you can “go to fashion capitals.” This game is probably going to count as this cycle’s international destination because Tyra wasted the budget programming her forehead.

This episode leaned a bit on the boring side and since this challenge took up about 20 minutes of screentime, I decided to download the America’s Next Top Model mobile game and give a quick review. I’ll talk about the girls and their avatar-creation challenge later but this game is honestly so bad that I need somewhere to vent:

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First of all, why is this app asking for permissions to all of my phone’s files and information? If this is how Tyra operates, it’s no surprise that Erik Asla left her!

Anyway, after starting up the game, I can’t help but notice that the game is 1.2 GB! I know Tyra has been stressing the whole “body positivity” modelling this season but this is a bit much. Half of that storage is probably for the sprites of Tyra plastered around the overworld.

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Sidenote: the age scroller in this game moves really slowly and you can only select one age at a time. Good thing Erin got eliminated or she would’ve spent all of the 15 minutes choosing her age!

Anyway, one of the main mechanics of this game is Motivation. If you don’t have enough Motivation, your character will stand limp and can’t perform anymore. You can quickly restore Motivation if you throw money at him. Jesus Tyra, this game really IS a cathartic project!

On the topic of in-app purchases, there are only three options for fast buys. I’m sure they’ll add more in the final version because Tyra has so many products she can sell - hair, makeup, Harvard degrees…

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The beginning is pretty weak. You don’t have time to stay in your home before starting your first photoshoot and with good reason - it’s so boring. I feel like the designers of this model house could’ve stayed true to the Top Model brand and had a confessional room or Starr watching you sleep at night (http://nextbottommodel.blogspot.com/2016/12/antm-cycle-23-premiere-starr-crossed.html).

Nevertheless, you arrive and the game forces you to fail your first photoshoot before Tyra comes to your rescue. Her catchphrases are as tired as the enslaved interns who programmed this game. She thinks that a Ty-over will solve all of your problems so now, you’re finally given the option to customize your character.

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I made the mistake of picking a male avatar without a large dick so I can’t become America’s Next Top Model that easily. I scrolled through the clothing options and most of the good stuff for male models was locked away (just like Rob Evans himself (http://www.tmz.com/2012/11/23/americas-next-top-model-rob-evans-felony-assault-turn-in-jail/)). I need Liberty to come fight for male rights!

In the end, I decided to go with the spirit of the challenge and create a Law Roach avatar. There weren’t any ‘bottom’ options but he’s a guy competing on America’s Next Top Model so I understand how that can be redundant.

After my transformation, Tyra gives me challenges to try new photoshoots and buildings. In honor of Tyra’s modelling career, I played this game for 15 minutes before uninstalling it. Before I get back half of my phone’s storage though, I decided to look at the Top 10 scorers currently in the game.

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I remember back in 2015 when Tyra released TyraBeauty and the reviews were full of suspicious names (https://tyrabeauty.com/products/light-in-a-stick-highlighter). I’m not saying that Maricle doesn’t exist - but it would probably take one for this game to ever succeed. The best feature of this game is that you can uninstall it.

Now that we’re back to reality, Shanice is just as impressed as I am. She can’t hide her look of disgust during the entire presentation. I’m not sure the stink face is because of the game or because she has to stand next to Jeana - but they’re both undesirable.

Anyway, the girls take their 15 minutes and present to the judges. Rio has a strong story and Khrystyana is very marketable. In the end, Khrystyana is given the win - much to Jeana’s chagrin. Jeana can also be really relatable to gamers because she’s salty and hates women!

There’s a sequence in the drive back that’s really uncomfortable because Jeana makes fun of Khrystyana and her accent. If you really wanted to spite her, you should’ve spammed her phone with “hot local singles in your area”, girl!

Anyway, the next day - the girls are tasked to film a music video for Maejor, who has a mienor career. Video shoots are typically a mess and this one is no exception. At least we get a cameo from Hillary Clinton!

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Trump supporters keep saying Hillary should be in jail but cameo-ing for America’s Next Top Model is probably a worse punishment.

Kyla says that she has a crush on Director X. He doesn’t know why, but Law Roach just got a boner.

In the end, there is a small drama when Jeana hops into a pillow fighting scene and smiles maniacally when Khrystyana breaks her shoe. I don’t like to speak ill of the dead - and that applies to both Jeana and my motivation for this cycle.


“I only have 4 photos in my hands. And they belong to…”


“Only one girl left. And that is…”


Jeana swiftly exits, but not before we learn about a “throwback comeback” where the girls will shoot with Eva the Diva in a classic spider beauty shoot. Will Tyra say that Khrystyana’s Serbian heritage is overbearing (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pXduTs22Uho)? Coura is an alien so will Liberty support her elimination? Find out, next week only on Vh1!

03-22-2018, 11:45 AM
These recaps are my life. Keep them coming!

03-22-2018, 12:52 PM
Coura is an alien so will Liberty support her elimination?"

Good thing I was not drinking because i might ****ing spit my drink all over my screen.

Keep em coming i'm begging.

Jade's Baby
03-23-2018, 06:35 PM
These recaps are my life. Keep them coming!

Good thing I was not drinking because i might ****ing spit my drink all over. Keep em coming i'm beggin

Thank you both! Your support makes me feel as happy as Tyra staring at her hand mirror.

Jade's Baby
03-29-2018, 01:37 PM
Previously on America’s Next Top Model, the girls created avatars for Tyra’s new mobile game. While Khrystyana won her fifth challenge, Jeana continued to (money) sink. Then, the shot a music video for Maejor where there was minor drama. With Jeana gone, only 4 remain - but all of that can change. What will happen tonight?

The girls get to their home and Rio immediately runs to the living room table where Jeana left her a note. She reads it alone and they show a montage of Rio & Jeana that almost looks like an in memoriam. Jeana may not be dead but that doesn’t stop Shanice from dancing on her grave.

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The girls are taken to to a runway where Ashley Graham greets them with important news. America’s Next Top Model has such a deep history so this week is all about giving back to the fans. They voted for their favorites and the current models will compete in them for “throwback week.” You know Tyra’s has been cooking up new ways to traumatize Khrystyana (https://antm411.files.wordpress.com/2010/09/5bantm5d_kayla04.jpg) so this is a perfect excuse.

She settles for the bubble runway from cycle 16. It is not seen but Alexandria also volunteered to properly wrap chicken backstage for the aftershow.

The final part of this week is said by Law: “there’s a but.” We get it Law, you’re a bottom!

Anyway, Ashley introduces all of the previously eliminated girls as part of the “throwback comeback.” Call me Erin because I am having memory loss. Who are all of these girls? It’s been months since we’ve seen girls like Maggie, who only came back to gentrify the competition. Anyway, let’s go.

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Erin has a deep understanding of this runway because it reminds her of 9 inch dilations.

This is a little off-topic but I must point out that the original bubble runway (https://youtu.be/yEGeVuH53_c?t=76) had the girls walking on a seven-inch runway and a pool of water. Tyra may or may not have caused the California drought but it was completely worth it to see girls scoot away after falling down. This renovated runway must’ve been created by Law Roach because his life’s dream is to dive headfirst into a pit of balls.

In the end, none of the girls live up to the original challenge. Nevertheless, the judges name Erin as the best walker and allow her, Jeana, Liberty, and Christina to temporarily live in the house until their photoshoot.

Back at the house, the girls are feeling lots of conflicting emotions. Rio is happy to see her friend Jeana but she doesn’t think a comeback at the final four is fair. Jeana is vows to exact her revenge but doesn’t want to backstab Rio. Liberty is also facing an internal struggle because she wants to comeback and be America’s Next Top Model but she doesn’t believe in handouts.

When she sees Jeana moving her stuff back into the room the two shared, Rio becomes worried about her relationship with Jeana affecting her. Rio doesn’t want to lose this chance so she asks for Erin’s sage wisdom on the matter. After careful deliberation, Erin does what she knows best - help Rio escape into the night.

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The next day, the girls meet with Drew who is excited to introduce the throwback photoshoot. He brings out Eva Marcille! Now, for those of you who might not know, Eva is the winner of America’s Next Top Model cycle 3 which aired all the way back in 2004. This was the same year that Tyra released Shake Ya Body (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YlvYwVqjQcE) and crimes against blind women was on the rise.

Nigel Barker is also here to shoot the pictures. Each eliminated girl is paired with an existing girl. Jeana says that her biggest fear is spiders. Her second biggest fear is expressing emotion.

The girls do a fine job. There’s not really much to comment. Honestly, the editing and drama this season has been so lackluster. There’s only so much you can do with Rio crying, Jeana being vengeful and Erin not knowing where she is.


“I only have three photos in my hands. And they belong to…”

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“Will Shanice and Rio stand before me? I only have one photo, and it belongs to...”

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“And the girl who will take Rio’s place in the competition is…JEANA.”

And with that, we have a completely expected final four. Next week, the girls shoot for Pantene and wigs are (theoretically) snatched. Find out who our final three is, only on Vh1!

Jade's Baby
04-05-2018, 01:20 PM
Previously on America’s Next Top Model, the girls had a “throwback comeback” when the previously eliminated girls returned for a blast from the past challenge. After the bubble runway, most of the eliminees were washed away. They then shot with Eva Marcille and a tarantula. In the end, Jeana got a daddy long leg up on the competition and took Rio’s spot. Now, there is a new final four - who will make it to the top this time?

Immediately, the girls get home and start to ostracize Jeana. The three believe they should be the real finalists and leave Jeana by herself. The tension in this house is so thick that Brendi K. can cut it with a knife.

Luckily, Jeana is glad to be all by herself. She doesn’t need friends and is glad to tell so:

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I would say that Jeana is also her only fan (https://onlyfans.com/) but I don’t want to give her any new career ideas.

Khrystyana takes some time to get on the phone and talk to her mother. It’s been a while and she needs the emotional support, not to mention the secret she revealed a couple of weeks ago. Khrysty finds it difficult to talk about her molestation so instead, she just gabs with her mom in a language that Tyra will surely use to create new phrases.

Speaking of Tyra, she comes onto the screen to deliver an interesting Tyra Mail:

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I have no idea what to do with this - which probably qualifies me for a position as the creative director of this show.

All of the girls are excited to shoot for Pantene because one of these images will be used for the winner’s spread. Ashley is there to distribute products to all of the girls based on their features.

Kyla is foam because she has curls.
Shanice is gold because she needs moisture.
Khrystyana is 3-minute miracle because she styles quick.
Jeana is volume because I mute the television any time she’s on screen.

There is a quick drama where Jeana picks the exact same shade of blonde as Khrystyana. Given the amount of times Jeana has said she would be savage this week, I am scared of Jeana reenacting the plot of All About Eve.

In the end, Khrystyana is announced as the winner and she shares her prize with Kyla. The two girls are greeted by their moms. The moment is sweet and quickly goes by when the girls are taken to a second Pantene shoot.

Kyla gets a moment where she talks about her activism and using this show as a platform. I can’t wait until Kyla takes picket signs to the final runway to end America’s backwards thinking.

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Jeana gets in trouble for once again copying Khrystyana’s style. I’m sure Hugh Hefner probably bought her in a catalogue, so the two girls’ similarities are uncanny.

Shanice is thankful for the chance to get a new look since her psoriasis prevented her from getting a makeover. If Shanice gets eliminated this week, at least she can fall back on a career modelling Just For Me (https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/610mvRofLZL._SL1042_.jpg).


“I only have three photos in my hands. And they belong to…”

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THAT’S RIGHT. Just like when she said “I have rabies (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gdXNRbhWPf8),” Tyra is a proven liar. Allegedly, Phillip Plein decided to save Jeana because he wants to see her on his runway. An unexpected addition probably means Phillip doesn’t have any clothes ready for Jeana so at least she’ll feel comfortable in her natural state.

I am annoyed at how drawn out this whole cycle is though. This is the third week in a row featuring a final four. Tyra probably keeps delaying the crowning until the app is ready to come out of beta. Most likely, one of these girls will win by default when Erin dies of old age.

Next week, the girls finally walk and a winner is revealed. Who will be eliminated before the runway? Who will be America’s Next Top Model? Who will be @ on Jeana’s Instagram? Find out next week on the season finale, only on Vh1!

Jade's Baby
04-12-2018, 12:50 PM
In keeping with the naming theme this cycle, I think we have a more appropriate title for this finale:

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Let me not get too ahead of myself. As we all know, this cycle may have been messy, but I’ll try not to be. Having 4 weeks of the Top 4 has really dragged the end of this cycle down. Next, we’re gonna have 25 weeks of cycle 25 or 42 weeks of Erin trying to operate a smartphone. Anyway, if you remember the ending of last episode, Jeana was saved after Philipp Plein decided that he wanted to sell sex on the runway. He’s definitely not selling those ugly jackets, so I can’t blame him for the choice.

The girls are immediately shepherded to a fitting and it goes just as badly as you would think. Philipp physically grimaces everytime Khrystyana wears his clothes and he constantly tells her to “stop jiggling”. Good thing Sandra didn’t get fitted for this Philipp Plein runway - her religion forbids her from being that close to pigs.

I think Kyla speaks for everyone when she drags Philipp’s designs on the ground:

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Even when they get back to the house, Khrystyana is feeling the affects of Philipp’s critiques. I don’t know if he got coached by 2008 Tyra but calling someone a horse (https://i.pinimg.com/736x/08/2a/4f/082a4f5f3b9c8a281727b7015baa9548--top-model-cycle.jpg) is NOT proper encouragement.

Jeana is unbothered by the other girls and trashes them in the confessional. She goes on an angry tirade about Shanice’s bad walk and Kyla not being on her caliber. Jeana’s fuse is just as short as her!

The next day - the girls are taken to their final photoshoot where they will shoot a spread for Paper. Jeana is used to spreading for a magazine so she definitely has the competitive edge.

Before they can begin though, Drew drops the bombshell that only three of them can continue. I’ve never seen someone other than Tyra eliminate a girl but if anyone is dressed to be an executioner, it’s Drew Elliott:

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And the girl with the weakest body of work is...SHANICE.

There’s no time to mourn, we’ve got a “retro” theme to shoot! Kyla and Khrystyana both wear these ridiculous wigs. I would joke but this season has been so full of busted wiglines that I can’t come up with any material.

Jeana, the only girl who could’ve escaped the horror of whack lacefronts, gets told that her look doesn’t fit the brief.

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Hmmm...I don’t think the bald head is why Jeana looks out of place in heaven.

Anyway, after the shoot, the girls are taken to an abandoned airplane hangar. Knowing this show’s budget, it’s probably the same one from that photoshoot in cycle 10. They say on quiet nights, you can still hear Stacy Ann saying “do do doo (https://youtu.be/XVM5P3I1ZFA?t=30)!”

In order to stick to the Philipp Plein brand, Tyra decides to make the runway even more unbearable and brings out a group of kids. Now I know this is rigged for Jeana. First they save her and then she gets to walk the runway with models of the same size?

Speaking of, where did Tyra find all of these kids anyway? Did she raid York’s preschool? Did she promise all of these girls a future of modelling and being a mobile avatar? Nevertheless, each girl takes her time to play with and interact at the end of the runway. I know the editing has been very unfair to Jeana but she is probably the most relatable when it comes to this segment:

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After the runway, the three finalists are brought together and Drew drops another bombshell. A judging panel will take place immediately and a girl will be eliminated based off of her Paper shoot.

One by one, each girl is critiqued - with Khrystyana and Kyla getting the brunt of the bad news. I don’t understand why Jeana is once again being saved except for Law’s bad taste. He must’ve used Tatiana’s lotion because once again, he gets a smooth shut down by Drew Elliott. I would call Law a bottom-tier judge but he’d probably think that’s a compliment.

In the end, the judges make their decision and the girl who is getting eliminated is…

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Vh1 obviously has a problem with screwing over the best contestants by eliminating them in third place. Honestly, I’m glad that Khrystyana won’t be shackled to this show by winning a contract, but her getting robbed does reduce the drama of this final two.

Speaking of crimes, it is fitting that Kyla would be part of this final two. Just like her idol Hillary Clinton, she is the better of two bad options. It’s no surprise that she would win out over Jeana - bad edit and all. Let’s hope that enough activists tune in to secure a 25th cycle but if not, at least we* had a good walk (*not counting Shanice). Thank you for tuning in!

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