Watch ANTM contestants wage 'deeply rooted psychological warfare' over sleep
This is definitely not 'America's Next Top Best Friend'
As Jade Cole — self-proclaimed "leftover lady" and espouser of reality TV's finest principles of companionship — once reminded us, America's Next Top Model is not to be confused with America's Next Top Best Friend. And cycle 24 contestant Liz Harlan is learning that the hard way.
Let's set the scene: In EW's exclusive clip from Tuesday's episode (above), it's 12:52 a.m. in the Top Model mansion. Most of the girls — including Shanice Carroll — are slacking on their beauty sleep, instead choosing to gather in the living room for a little late-night kiki. Except for Harlan, who "can't go to sleep because everyone is screaming like wild animals downstairs," she says.
"Shut the f— up!" Harlan, in an act of true grace, yells from atop the stairs.
"Bitch, you shut up!" Carroll claps back.
But this isn't a simple roomie squabble. According to Harlan, it's actually "deeply rooted psychological warfare."
"I've never had to live with people where I genuinely feel like they're 6 [years old]," Harlan, who last week took a shot at a fellow contestant's touchy familial relationship, continues in a confessional as "Top Model tear droplets" (thanks, Miss J) stream down her cheeks. "I haven't had interpersonal problems since I was in middle school!"
America's Next Top Model airs Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET on VH1. Watch EW's exclusive clip from tonight's episode above, and tune in tonight to see the epic conclusion to Harlan's housemate nightmare.