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'America's Next Top Model' recap: Smile with your eyes

The first runway challenge and a pool photo shoot send two girls packing

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Nigel Barker/The CW

America's Next Top Model

type:
TV Show
Current Status:
Pending
seasons:
16

‘America’s Next Top Model’ recap: Smile with your eyes

It’s just a coincidence that the week we decide to turn my Top Model TV Watch into this quick conversation-starter PopWatch item is the week that my favorite judge, Paulina Porizkova, says nothing worth quoting. I don’t want her to feel guilty. If you haven’t watched last night’s episode and intend to, stop reading now. Spoilers ahead…

Okay. So the big shocker that someone would be going home after the runway challenge and before the photo shoot was not the shocker the judges wanted it to be. Especially since it was Alaska Hannah that got the boot. I also wasn’t that emotional over the exit of Isis, because even though I support her, she wasn’t producing good photos. Both ladies deserved to go home. What did have me momentarily outraged was the fact that Lauren Brie’s photo was not chosen as the week’s best! Yes, Clark’s eyes were piercing but her pose was predictable and forgettable. Analeigh thought outside the box, but her amazing legs ended up stealing the shot from her eyes. Lauren Brie, however, who finished third, was perfection: you’re drawn to her eyes first, and then you drift upward to appreciate her angled arms and intertwined hands.