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America’s Next Top Model 10: Meet the ModelsPage 2
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Dominique – Initially, she came across as harsh in her photo and almost too old looking to be a Seventeen cover girl. It took me a while to remember of who she reminded me, but she brought me back to the late ‘80s again with looking very much like Frederique van der Wal, who also came to fame as The Mole in Celebrity Mole: Hawaii. In any case, Dominique is stunning and showed a professional walk. She’s slightly more… er… um… busty than many runway models on the catwalk, which could prove to be a problem. Her older look hurt Melrose in the end, and it may end up being Dom’s downfall as well. I still think hope that she makes it into the top three.
Fatima – Do any of you see one of the world’s original supermodels, Iman, in this girl? She’s thin and wiry, which means if her walk is decent, she’ll do well with the high-fashion shoots. She shows great lines and poses in her video. On the downside, she may end up being one of the contentious troublemakers, creating drama for the show. She’s full of herself and it shows. Despite all that, she will likely be in the top five, just for all the excitement she’ll bring for the producers and editors.
Katarzyna – Wow, this girl is one of those classic beauties. Just by looking at her, you know she’ll be just gorgeous from any angle. Unfortunately, in her video she is limited in the way she poses. And to make it worse, on the E! package, her walk is just atrocious! She bounces and flails her arms. I think this girl will be an early casualty under Tyra’s guise of being “too commercial.” Just between you and I, I sort of hope she’s gone early as her name will be the most difficult to spell correctly in recaps.
Kimberly – Here is our one blonde in a sea of brunettes. Like Katarzyna, Kimberly also has the classic, soft, beautiful look which rarely gets far in the process. In her video, she’s pouty and too stiff in her posing. She will have a lot to learn along the way… if she makes it that far. All said, I think she’ll be out in the first five, unless they keep her as the token blonde.
Lauren – If you squint hard enough, she sort of looks like the twins, Michelle and Amanda, from Cycle 7. She’s similar in her all-American look, but will it be too mousy? Her bio labels her as an artist. I wonder if this will help as she might have ideas of how to make art in her photos. On TV, she came across well with a decent walk. I’d like to see her with a slightly softer look going forward. Again, I think we’re looking one of the girls to make the top five, if only for her odd look.
Marvita – What does Tyra see in this girl? Is she a drama maker? She just comes across as harsh and full of attitude. Her video reminds me of the one-dimensional Ebony from last cycle who showed us the same shot every week. I think she’ll be gone early- to mid-season.
Stacy Ann – Wait, is it Danielle, the winner from Cycle 6 back again? Stacy Ann’s photo comes across as tough and she looks so much like Danielle, it’s almost uncanny. But once you go to her video online, you see a much softer side. She shows us a hint of a warm smile that will do well in her commercial photos, but her body should allow her to do well in high-fashion runway work. On E!, her walk was also one of more notable. While I initially thought she’d go mid-pack, I’ve revised my thoughts to make her round out the top five.
Whitney – Her pre-season photo just doesn’t do her justice. I wasn’t expecting much from her video, but was pleasantly surprised by it. She actually has very striking features and moves well. She may very well do better than most of the plus-sized competitors who came before her. I think she’ll make it to the first shoot on the overseas trip, but go home shortly afterwards, I hate to say.
Overall, there isn’t one girl who just screams at me that she’s the winner of America’s Next Top Model. My three favorites to make it to the end are Dominique, Atalya, and Allison. All three have strong features and a little personality. If push comes to shove, I’ll go on record as saying that Atalya may win it this cycle, depending on how Tyra and company decide to play it out. Tune in this Wednesday evening on the CW to see how the catwalk catfight begins!
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