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America's Next Top Model 3, Episode 4: It's Runway Time!by Phil Kural -- 10/15/2004
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Previously, Amanda told the girls that she is currently legally blind, and will be totally blind by the time she is 30. Each of the girls went through a dramatic makeover, which led to diva personalities on some. When Julie said she was more interested in fashion manufacturing rather than fashion modeling, she was sent home.
It's morning, and all the girls are beginning to wake up. Kelle says she was scared by the judges' reaction to her at the last elimination ceremony and realizes that she has to start being able to take criticism. Kristi states to the camera that she is intimidated by some of the other girls and knows she has a long way to go. Jennipher feels that NYC is definitely a better change from Idaho, says she likes everyone in the house, and realizes she has to get along since they are all living together.
Tyra mail! It tells them that school is in session and to head for the gym. When the girls get there, they find a room with chairs, a stage and a runway. The curtain opens to reveal Ms. J. Alexander sitting in a teacher smock - he's in a woman's teaching uniform. The only thing Toccara can say is that Ms. J. is fabulous. Kristi says that nobody has explained Ms. J. to her, and someone needs to explain to her why nobody has said to Ms. J. that he's a man and wearing high heels.
Ms. J. tells the girls that practice makes perfect, and then introduces them to Yoanna House, the winner of last season. Yoanna comes out on the runway and does her thing. Amanda says it's enthralling to see Yoanna, knowing that she has "made it." I wouldn't say that - I don't see much of her. Yoanna tells the girls that she loves her new life, and everything that she once knew has now turned inside out. She tells them all to stay out of the drama and worry about yourself. She says that when you worry about the other girls you will lose focus, and it's not worth it and that "You'll have plenty of time to sleep when you're dead." Wow, what great advice! Nicole says that Yoanna gave great advice to them and Yoanna says that Ms. J. will mold them into something great.
Ms. J. tells the girls to show some legs and get into their outfits. Norelle says she isn't used to wearing high heels. Ms. J. tells each girl that posture is everything, as he has each girl try to walk with a book on their head. It looks like every girl is dropping her books, but Ann gives it a little extra and pulls off the walk without dropping the book. Eva says she struggles with being small, but doesn't let the other girls know that, which is what hurt Jenascia last season.
Ms. J. loves Eva's attitude, and he says Nicole is afraid to let go. He feels that Cassie can do better, but is holding back while Amanda stands out because of her eyes. Amanda tells the camera that one day she will be completely blind, but won't be affected by that right now. Ms. J. then makes the girls put on sachet, and feels that Jennipher has no likeness or substance in her walk. He tells Toccara that she is plus sized, and knows it, so she must learn to suck the gut in. He feels that Kristi has to learn how to smile, while Kristi tells the camera that she has to stop thinking about the whole thing. Yaya is coming off too much like a dancer and Norelle is concentrating too much on the clothing and not the walk. She says she is scared of falling.
Next, it's time for headdresses. Jennipher says they are awful and tough to wear. Norelle almost falls again. Ms. J. reminds them that they will be tested on what they are learning, and then tells them he will be taking them out tonight to party on the town. As the girls pull up to the club, they see people waiting outside, and this makes Jennipher suspicious. Norelle walks into the back entrance of the club and sees her favorite designer, Heatherette. Everyone greets each other as Norelle professes her love for Paris Hilton, who is one of Heatherette's clients/models.
Ms. J. informs the girls they are going to be in a fashion show tonight, instructing them to head to the back for hair and makeup. Heatherette says the theme of the show is "Circus of Panic," and it should be exciting. The girls are getting ready and are all excited. When she finds out Paris might be there, Norelle is ecstatic, and Amanda is nervous because it will be dark and she might not be able to see the runway. It's very zigzag and Amanda is even more nervous when she finds out she definitely won't have a chance to look at it. She's legally blind during the day so at night, it's even worse. Norelle reiterates that she's just scared of falling. Uh-oh, I can feel the foreshadowing.1 2 3 4 Next-->
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