America’s Next Top Model – Series 6 – Final 13
The show started with a bang, Jay Manuel, the Director of Photographic Shoots, jumped out of a box, but unlike a girl jumping out of cake in a bikini, he thankfully remain fully clothed.
It was now down to the final 13 girls, so let the eliminations begin. This series has already been shown on pay tv but is now being show free to air on Channel 10 so a lot of viewers may not have seen this series before.
Jay Manuel announced there was a special guest and who should appear but that ageing slapper Janice Dickinson. Janice was one of the first ‘supermodels’ who has been trying to withstand the ageing process with a bucket load of plastic surgery. Sure she has a great body but her face looks like a android.
She also was Sly Stallones girlfriends for sometime eons ago. She reclaimed her celebrity with a reality tv show The Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency, which is vaguely amusing.
Her persona is a wild lewd slapper which clearly is paying her bills.
She said personality as well as looks were important in what makes a top model.
Both Jay and Janice announce to the girls their first test would be to sit in a hypothetical press conference.
They then entered a room where two tiers of table and chairs faced a panel of American media identity’s. With only two microphones between 13 girls it was always going to get ugly.
The press conference started out as a battle of the black chicks.
Dani a 20 year old black girl from Arkanas grabbed the microphone straight away. Then Furonda, and Jade wrestled over the microphone.
Jade appears to have a lot of self confidence, with her telling the media pack how she was the next undiscovered supermodel. That went down like a lead balloon with the other girls.
Furonda also thinks she is going to take out this season’s title but is much more circumspect about it.
Gina the asian girl completely blew it by stuttering and stammering through her answer about why she wanted to be the Next Top Model.
Then Nnenna, the tall Nigerian girl with so much poise who won the press conference challenge with her answer, saying she was following her dream whilst also supporting her family back home.
By winning the challenge Nnenna was got to go into the Next Top Model house to get first choice of the bedrooms. She also got to get three girls to go with her.
And this is where she showed how savvy she is by picking outspoken Jade, quiet goofy Gina, and popular Sara to go with her.
The Next Top Model House was done up to look like a modelling agency. With each bedroom having a different model theme. There was a Twiggy room, Iman room, Janice room, and Christie Brinkley Room, and then a next top model room.
These rooms surrounded a plunge pool. The house is pretty cool.
Then the girls were out to dinner at an Italian restaurant called Allessi. Lots of salad eaten but very little pasta. It will be interesting to see which of the girls have eating disorders. The camera’ should follow them into the bathrooms to see who is sticking their fingers down their throat.
Gina who was continuing her disastrous day by sculling(chugging) the champagne, and needed help getting back into the cars. She was not sighted in the plunge pool with the rest of the model wannabees at the end of the evening.
Not that she missed much but girls taking swimmers off. Why does pools + alcohol = nudity?
No one took up the offer of $100 bet for a model to get up and do the model walk around the pool.
In the morning there was TYRA MAIL which was going to outline their task for the day.
They were going to the Warren Tricomi salon for their make overs.
There was Jay with a special guest Eve Savail who had her big break when she shaved her head.
It was then announced for today’s photoshoot the girls were going to have their heads shaved. Half of them swooned with shock.
After they picked themselves up off the floor, they were then told the truth that they would be made up in bald caps.
Since this was the first photoshoot for some girls it was understandable that some of them did not go as well as expected.
Jay had had high expectations of Furonda as she was practising in the mirror, however when it came to the shoot, she choked.
Kathy the hilly billy girl also froze before the camera, and the accident prone Gina was very average.
Jay also thought shooting Jade was quite difficult considering she did have some modelling experience. He said what others were thinking about the 26 year old ” If she has not been discovered by now maybe there was a reason”.
Then it was elimination time. The panel was Tyra Banks, Nigel Barker fashion photographer, Miss Jay Alexander, catwalk tutor, and Twiggy model icon.
They told Sara that her photograph was one of the best they had seen on Next Top Model, Nnenna was also excellent and she won the challenge what a great 2 days she was having.
Gina managed to avoid being bottom two. Jade got through but was told she was arrogant, her response was she “was humble on the inside”.
The bottom two were a shocked Furonda, and hill billy Kathy. The judges had to decide between the worst photo but a girl with potential (Furonda) or the person who was just a pretty girl.
The night ended in tears for Kathy when she was eliminated.