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America’s Next Top Model 8 – A Preview of the Model HopefulsPage 2
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Natasha – Originally from Russia, Natasha currently resides in Dallas, Texas. She is a 21-year-old college student. First thing I want to know is does she have that sexy Russian accent? I haven’t found out yet, but if she does I love it! I really don’t have much else to say about Natasha. She has the full lips that Coryn had, but other than that, she’s not really standing out to me. She’ll probably make it through the first few eliminations, but be cut somewhere in the middle when she just won’t be standing out from the other girls.
Renee – Renee is a stay-at-home mom from Maui, Hawaii. On looks alone, Renee is probably the prettiest girl this season. That’s not saying she has the most edge, or that she’d be the best for commercial, but based on looks alone, I think Renee will do well. Of course, that all depends on how well she does with the coping of not being around her child. She’s 20 years old, so I’m not sure if this dose of freedom is exactly what she needs right now, or will be her undoing. I’m guessing that she will adapt well, and I’m going to go out on a limb here and place her in the final three. I hope she doesn’t let me down!
Sarah – Sarah is high-fashion to the max! A 20-year-old photographer from Lake Zurich, Illinois, Sarah has it going on! I could definitely see her winning the competition, and in fact, that is my prediction – Sarah will win this season of America’s Next Top Model. She has high-fashion written all over her – from her hair and posing, straight down to her look and build. Plus, I heard through the grapevine that Tyra is very fond of her. That has to help, right? Either way, Sarah is very pretty, and I think she’s going to come across as very sweet. I hope I’m right and she takes it all!
Samantha – A sales associate from Pinson, Alabama, Samantha is just oozing Nicole, the winner of Cycle 5. Do I think Samantha will win this season? Not at all, but I wouldn’t be surprised to see her get very far. She has a very high-fashion look, and her “plain-Jane” look is always something that the judges love, since they are able to poke, prod, cut, and basically do anything they want to her in order to make her fit the high-fashion model mold. She could totally be top four if things work in her favor. I like her!
Whitney – Whitney is a 21-year-old college student from West Palm Beach, Florida, and is the second of our two plus-sized girls this season. However, unlike Diana, I don’t think Whitney will do that well. I’m just not getting a confident read from her, but since I think the two plus-sized girls will be pitted against the rest of the group, look for Whitney to at least make it to her makeover. She’ll probably be the third girl cut, which will give Diana a wake-up call and more time to work it out. I want to like Whitney, I just don’t think she is going to connect with viewers.
Well, we’ve now looked at the 13 girls who will compete this season. I pegged Whitney, Brittany, and Kathleen as the probable first three to go, while I feel that Felicia, Renee, and Sarah will make up the final three, with Sarah taking home the title! However, I wouldn’t be mad at all to see Jaslene or Diana make it into the final three as well, or even Samantha!
This season has a very good mix of girls, ranging from race, ethnicity, age and even build. I can’t wait to see how it all plays out. As usual, I’ll be interviewing each girl as she is eliminated, and recapping the episodes each week. I look forward to corresponding with all my regular readers, as well as the new ones! America’s Next Top Model 8 premiers on Wednesday, February 28th at 8:00 p.m. EST with a two-hour premiere. Until then… work it like the rent is due!
Phil Kural is an office manager at a law firm, and graduated from Temple University with a degree in journalism. You can send feedback to him at firstname.lastname@example.org .
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