After last week's judging the girls went home just as surprised as I was that Claire was eliminated.
The drama this week was all about Fatima. She is not a U.S. Citizen and is in the country on a green card. She lost her travel documents in Atlanta and hasn't been able to get them replaced. The travel portion of ANTM is nearing and she's worried she will be kicked out because she can't travel without her papers. Paulina Etiquette
Paulina Porizkova (supermmodel and ANTM judge) surprises the girls with a home visit to help the girls showcase themselves during interviews and social engagements. Her main goal was to help them think on their feet which seemed to be easier for some than for others. Lauren bombed at this. Seeing Red
Later Lauren and Whitney decided to make potato latkes (pancakes). While Lauren was chopping the onion she sliced into her thumb. She handled it pretty well in spite of the pain and the blood. A producer took her to the ER and she got some stitches. All's well except now she has a big thumb bandage she has to hide during any photo shoot.
A producer calls Fatima to let her know she might not get her travel documents in time. Seeing Green
The girls get invited to a Green Carpet event hosted by 7 Up where the models are going to showcase designer Jay Godfrey's dresses. Anya seemed to have the best socializing skills which I thought was surprising because her accent comes across as awkward at times but she was really engaging. Dominique screwed up big time on the carpet when asked who she was wearing and she said "Jay Georgio". Lauren thought she would be cool and swear in her interview but it didn't go over well.
In the final reviews Anya was described as refined, Dominique was called on her goof, Lauren was told to rein in her potty mouth and Stacy Ann was told she was too distant. When Anya was told she was incredibly natural Whitney seemed hurt. Because Anya did so well she won a model shoot for 7 Up's new campaign, Au Natural.
For this Anya had to lie naked in a bed of green leaves, lemons and limes. It was a beautiful shot. When it was all over they gave her a box of lemon and limes. She was so appreciative of the gift. They told her to dig to the bottom and she was even more surprised to find a check for $10,000 for her modelling services from 7 Up. The Big Shoot
Fatima was able to make an appointment at the consulate for 9 am to talk about her travel documents. In the mean time the girls received a Tyra Mail message that told them to pack their bags and head for the airport. The girls were all expecting to be going on their big trip somewhere but what they found when they arrived was Jay Manuel and a jet as the backdrop for the next photo shoot.
Fatima told Jay she had to leave so of course he was miffed. I don't know why she left this all until the last minute... drama I suppose.
The photographer this week was Bill Heuberger and he worked on a group shot of the girls who each took turns rotating in the lead spot.
Whitney was attacked a few times this week for being too beauty pageant. I've heard Jay, Paulina and Tyra all say it. If they don't want her to look all beauty pageant then they shouldn't have dyed her hair blond.
On a high note, Fatima was able to get her travel documents and rushed back to try and get in on the photo shoot. Unfortunately she didn't make it in time and the crew were already gone when she arrived.
After the shoot with Jay the girls were sent into the hanger to pick up their things and were shocked to find Miss Tyra herself and all the other judges set up for some serious business. They announced an elimination was eminent.
Tyra immediately asked where Fatima was and none of the girls seemed to know (I don't know how, perhaps they just thought Fatima should speak for herself). She announced to the girls that after the judging they were going to board the plane to a secret location abroad.The Judging
This week's guest judge was Jay Manuel. Katarzyna received rave reviews for her performance as did Lauren who they thought was stunning and energetic at the party (the total opposite of her judging appearance). Dominique was friendly and nice and they thought she nailed her photo shoot. Poor Stacy Ann was told she was over the top and fake at the party. Whitney's photo was natural but she was criticized for her pageantry look again and for being fake at the party. Fatima was ragged for not having a picture but it was obvious Tyra wanted her to stay.The Bottom Two
* Stacy Ann
The first called back this week was Anya followed by Lauren. According to the judges, Fatima's body of work was stronger than Stacy Ann's so she's going overseas with the other girls. I wasn't surprised that Stacy Ann was sent home. I think she should have left last week instead of Claire (I know, I'm obsessing).
Stacy Ann wasn't expecting to go (who ever is) but she felt, "God has great things for me. I'm just going to keep trying."
The judges boarded the jet to go first class while Tyra rubbed home the point that the girls were going commercial. Just before she left she let them know they were going to Rome!Next Week
The Cover Girl commercial!!!Overall Impression
After this episode I'm starting to think Anya is going to win at this point. She seems to be building the stronger portfolio and is quite a favorite with the judges. She's starting to grow on me.For photo shoots, clips and more polls from ANTM Cycle 10