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TALK ABOUT: ANTM S8EP11

17 Sep

And here comes another week with a brand new episode!
But what…? IT’S THE SECOND LAST EPISODE!

By the end of today, we will know who our final 3 are and who will be in the running to be season 8’s AUSTRALIA’S NEXT TOP MODEL!

CRAAAAZY!

First exciting piece of news:

2 PHOTO SHOOTS!

Second piece of exciting news…

AFRICA BABY!

The girls are shipping straight off to Mauritius, Africa, which is totally exciting because I don’t think I’ve seen ANY season of Next Top Model which has lead the competition to Africa. And let me tell you, I have seen a lot…

Epic house?

Tick.

Crystal blue waters?

Tick!

Hottie judge Didier Cohen??

TICK!

What could be better than that?

Challenge: Walking Under Water

WOWZERS. What an awesome challenge!

The girls are asked to pop a giant bubble on their heads (with oxygen and glass and everything) and tossed into the water to pose pose pose!
Whoever is best at “posing with the fish” and walking under water, wins the challenge.

1st up: Shanali

Fabulously model-esque as always. But really… it’s just because she LOOKS like a model…

2nd up: Abbie

Awkward moves? Definitely.

3rd up: Duckie.

Poor girl. Got too distracting by the colourful fish that she couldn’t concentrate.
Must be an African thing. As she said, they just run fast. Not swim. Might not have gotten used to all the sea-life.

4th up: Melissa.

Well actually she wasn’t 4th up. Or down. Because she didn’t descend to the waters of doom where unimaginably colourful fish would trap her there forever. With Didier. Forever.
… I would’ve gone down there if he was with me!

Friendly Fish

Friendly Fish

*insert shameless advertising plug of some sort of tablet*

Didier visits the girls at their crib to announce the winner.
And the girl who gets a luxurious body scrub in the midst of their crazy ANTM journey is… SHANALI!

What a surprise…!

PHOTO SHOOT #1: Sci-Fi Mermaid

Theme for today: sci-fi mermaid.

Ariel

Ariel

No idea what that is, but hey it sounds good!

THE Jez Smith is back for another round of breath-taking photos and first up is Melissa!

The first thing I noticed though was the recycling of Alex Perry’s lace up boots from Episode 9. Err Alex… didn’t you have anything else on your shoe racks?

Alex Perry's Lace Ups

Alex Perry’s Lace Ups

Melissa: again… what are you doing. Girl, you need to change it up and you know that! Shame on you for not even working on that.

Abbie: no matter how much I dislike her… she did so well! Besides a bit of the leg spread, she well selling that Goth Mermaid!… I mean Sci Fi Mermaid?

Shanali: whoa whoa whoa she slipped! And what does Jez care about the most right now? The shoes. Shocking. Fashion comes first right?
But she got back into business straight away and rocked the shoot.

Duckie: slow start, but with some reassurance by Jen and Dider that the boots weren’t that precious, she got into it and WHOA. Glow like a goddess girl!

Before we hit the breaks (get it? commercial break?), Jen delivers some letters from the models’ families over a lovely luncheon in the middle of paradise.
Oddly enough, each girl was given another girl’s letter. So that they could read it out. In public. In front of the cameras. So they’d all cry and be filmed.

That’s reality TV for you.

PHOTO SHOOT #2: COLOUR VOMIT

Okay maybe it’s not colour vomit. But it definitely looked like it!
The amount of crazy colours with this styling was clown like.

Duckie: girl friend was really distracted again. A prop trotted on set (a local pet dog) and she couldn’t deal with it professionally. A little bit disappointed to be honest.

Melissa: Little Melissa here made a very interesting comparison between her clothing and those from the Capitol in the Hunger Games.
Spot on? Spot on!

Capitol Hunger Games Fashion

Capitol Hunger Games Fashion

But her performance wasn’t spot on – all she did was flick her hair and didn’t bring anything new to the table.
Odd how Jez suggested hair flicking is an art though. Meh, it’s not that hard.
I do it all the time! *flick*

Shanali: Her task: to strut sidewards and show some great legs for the shot.
Great legs? Tick. Good strut? Not so much.
Shanali couldn’t walk without looking like a drunkard at Kings Cross (google it…). Poor thing look like a giraffe walking for the first time and it wasn’t attractive. But hey, if Jez finally loved it, I guess I’ll love him – I mean her too!

Abbie: Firstly, this is definitely cray cray make up. This girl looked like she got punched in the face. And then again another 3 times from different directions.
Note to self: never self-tan or wear pigmented orange blush.
Otherwise, she was definitely working her gown (if you’d call it a gown).
She’s definitely improved since day 1.

Elimination

Melissa’s pictures weren’t that great. She nailed the hair flick, but meh to the gothic/scifi mermaid.

Duckie’s scifi mermaid blended into the background. But that’s not really her fault… She can’t shine if she’s darker than the dress.
The other image was great. But not a WOWZA.

Abbie: LOVE her mermaid shot! Strong, sexy, LOOOOOOOONG LEGS. Clown/coloured picture…. meh. Not strong. Not sexy (but she did look like an odd ball). Not for me.

Shanali: amazing amazing amazing! I LOVE her mermaid shot!

>> Insert: THANK GOD DIDIER. You’re not only a looker, you’ve got the brains as well! He pointed out that Duckie has been consistently a great model, but Abbie has only had great shots at the end of the season. SO TRUE. You got it dude!

And now for the winner of the episode….

Shanali!

Well that was expected.

The one who’s eliminated though and will not get through to the finale for the public vote is…

*super long cliff hanger*

ABBIE!~

Eliminated: Abbie

Eliminated: Abbie

YESSSSS! Finally! We see eye to eye!

Abbie has been great in the last couple of episodes, but she hasn’t performed well throughout the whole competition, whereas Duckie has been hovered at the top of the mountain throughout the whole of Season 8.

Good choice!

Before I sign off though, it would’ve been better if Melissa and Abbie were in the bottom 2. I don’t think Melissa did that well to be above Duckie. But hey, Duckie got her spot, so I’m not complaining.

That’s it for this post guys!

Tune in next week to see who gets crowned AUSTRALIA’S NEXT TOP MODEL!

Lovelove,

Rean.

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TALK ABOUT: ANTM S8E9! [Lesson: Body Shapes]

3 Sep

Hello hello!

Sorry for missing last week’s breakdown guys! I was feeling so horrible that… I missed the first 10 minutes of the episode! *GASP!* Blasphemy!

But at the end of the day, I watched the rest of the episode and was joyously rewarded with Ashley’s eviction! “Joy To The WOOOOOOOORLD!”
She was way too naggy and too much of a sook for her own good.
Good riddens!

The Challenge

Say what? Anti-gravity yoga? I want to try that!

The girls were required to do an anti-gravity yoga class to “learn the shapes of their body”.
Overall? Not bad girls! I didn’t think Abbie would’ve been the best at the challenge, but then again she is pretty much a monkey on camera. So it makes sense for her to be a monkey in yoga…

I wonder how long they had to hang upside down for though. That would’ve been fun!

Straight after the yoga class, the girls were shipped to some old-fart ex-jail and did another challenge that had nothing to do with the old-fart ex-jail…

Alex Perry’s “hot-off-the-runway” pieces were thrown into a small phone booth, along with some make up and a couple of girls to challenge them in a race to get ready. Loved the idea!
Only these girls would’ve been able to do it. If someone of my size (*ahem* size 12 *ahem*) attempted that challenge, I would’ve suffocated my opponent by accidentally squishing her against the glass with my “voluptuous” bottom.

So… lovely Dajana did a great job there. When commenting on Alex Perry’s frayed shoelaces on Alex Perry’s heels in front of Alex Perry himself, she blurted “IF YOUR CLOTHES WERE BETTER QUALITY, YOUR SHOELACES WOULDN’T BE FRAYED!” (something on the lines of that anyway. I don’t remember).

What’s with the heels anyway? It was gothic turned glam. Though not in a nice way.

Alex Perry High Lace Boots

Alex Perry High Lace Boots

It’ll be a complete bitch to lace them up, especially if you’re running late for work…!

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Hmmm… Love the laces?

Either way though, you know that wouldn’t have given Mr Perry the best impression of my favourite contestant.

In the end, Abbie the Monkey won the challenge, swept Duckie off her heels and got shipped to to the Langham Hotel for a high tea and a tea leaf reading. How lovely.

CHAT WITH DAMN-HOT-DIDIER

Oh how lovely! Didier Cohen made a surprise visit to the house, talking the girls through this experiences away from home, and helping the producers pry some good quality TV – I mean insight into why the girls are in the competition.

You know, for someone that’s only 16, Melissa is REALLY mature for her age!
Comparing her to the likes of Abbie is embarrassing. Melissa held a perfectly decent conversation for something who’s so young. I can’t imagine myself talking and walking like she does, when I was her age.

And *gasp* about Duckie’s sister! That’s definitely news!
This chat definitely has helped pull my heart strings towards Duckie for sure!

‘Meh’ to the other responses.
I’ve heard it all before.

Photoshoot Time!

C-O-S-M-O SHOOT!

SAY WHAT??!?!?

That’s CRAZY. Such an amazing prize for dodgy amateur models who aren’t even near the end of the competition yet! And they ALL get to go in the mag?!??!? THAT’S CRAY CRAY!

Notables?

Abbie: I’m loving her hair! She definitely looks better with her hair down. But performance + outfit + result…. meh.

Jade: LOVE HER. AND she proved herself. LOVE IT. Didn’t quite like her outfit. I’m not the biggest fan of 80s fashion. But you could tell she was on her GAME with her MOVES!

Shanali: Hmm… didn’t seem like she got the best comments from those on set, but cudos to her for changing up her face shape from “flat” to “I’mma bitch yo”.

Dajana: Again my favourite pulls through! She was working her SHAPES, working her BOD. Working her EVERYTHING. You go GIRL. I hope you get that extra feature in Cosmo.

Shannon: Didn’t do a very good job, girl. But I love your geometric skirt!

Geometric Skirts

Geometric Skirts

Check these babies out!

Verdict for the double page spread?

DUCKIE! CONGRATS!

I personally loved a couple of the other girls’ photos a lot more, but she must’ve had an amazing collection of shots to earn the double page!

ELIMINATION

On the left we have SHANALI! Tall, graceful, seemingly never at fault (but obviously failed this to impress this week).
On the right we have SHANNON! Bland, over-shadowed and besides having a giant set of teeth… nothing note worthy.

Hmmm… without having been too obvious, the next to leave is….

SHANNON!

PHOTO OF THE WEEK

And photo of the week went to Dajana!

YAYAYAYAY! You go girl!!!!!

You work that BOD.

Well that’s it for this week’s episode. Not taken away by the styling at all – the 80s hair and styling was not my cup of tea. But I’m definitely loving Shannon’s geometric patterned skirt and geometric-statement-necklace/plain-shirt combo 🙂

Until next week…!

Love love,

REAN.

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