Was anyone else underwhelmed by the makeovers on this week’s episode of America’s Next Top Model? Where were the radical changes in hair color? The drastic alterations in length and shape? The temper tantrums and the tears? Oh wait, they all came together on the head of one emotionally unstable gal: Jade (pictured). Granted, she had every right to kvetch about the unflattering, close-cropped blonde ‘do that Tyra sentenced her to, but as Sara pointed out, maybe some of the peroxide went to her head. One minute, we’ve got Jade saying, ”I don’t know who I am right now,” the next, she’s declaring, ”I’m a strong-ass woman. I’m a soldier sister.” Either way, I’m betting Tyra’s gonna have Sgt. Jade’s head on a platter in three weeks or less, especially because she’s not even the most interesting drama queen in the house.

That title goes to Furonda, who passed out etiquette rules to her 11 roommates that included such gems as ”I will treat you identical to or worse than you treat me.” As Jade later huffed, ”She thinks she is like an imitation Naomi Campbell, but she’s got it all twisted.”

We’ll be seeing no such cattiness from glorious Nnenna, who let the stylists at Warren Tricomi buzz her head without a moment’s hesitation, then won the personal style challenge by mastering the African Queen look with aplomb. Bonus points for choosing Gina and Jade as her shopping-spree companions in an effort to patch their strained relationship, but I’m wondering how one woman can be so commanding and yet so peaceful at the same time. It kinda makes me skittish.

Anyhow, if there’s anything that’ll stop Nnenna’s march to Top Model status, it could be her lack of quotability. I can’t imagine she’ll ever make me laugh as hard as, say, Danielle, who remarked of this week’s ice-palace photo shoot, ”It’s hella cold! I’m shakin’ like a little Chihuahua.” And Nnenna doesn’t afford the judges a chance to get creatively critical, as they did calling Gina ”confused and dazed,” or describing this week’s eliminated model, Wendy, as a ”frightened bird.” Still, at this point in the competition, it looks like that Gilles Bensimon photo shoot is a foregone conclusion for Nnenna.

What did you think of this week’s makeovers? And who’s your early pick to take home ‘Top’ prize?

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America's Next Top Model

Tyra Banks searches for the next great supermodel

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