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America’s Next Top Model 2, Episode 9: Wine and Hot Tubs Are Always Trouble Togetherby Phil Kural -- 03/17/2004
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You may be wondering why there was no recap last week. Well, last week they had that little “reminiscent show” that really didn’t shed any light on anything new, so instead, I wrote an article critiquing the final four and what I thought were their best and worst shots. With that being said, previously, we learned that Shandi and her boyfriend were struggling with the distance barrier between them. The girls headed to Milan and participated in several go-sees, and Yoanna was rattled by comments that her body needs work. However, it was Camille who got the ax, and sent millions of people into joyous praise. I guess her signature walk will have to come in handy elsewhere. If you haven’t read my interview with her, it’s a hoot and I suggest you do so when you get a chance. With that, on with the recap!
The girls wake up the morning after the elimination ceremony. They are still in Milan. Yoanna says this is not easy. April is so tired, but knows she is close to winning. Shandi thinks the whole thing is very intimidating. Tyra Mail tells them that they must be ready to leave a little later that morning. Yoanna is just happy that Camille (she calls her the witch) is gone. Honestly, Yoanna needs to get over Camille. She’s gone – move on with your life, Yoanna. Mercedes reminisces about how she was almost eliminated the night before. Yoanna also reflects on how the judges at the go-sees talked about her stomach. Poor Shandi just misses her boyfriend, but still wants to be America’s Next Top Model. They all get ready and head out the door. Shandi is wearing the glasses she wore for her last photo shoot, so apparently they got to keep them. That’s pretty sweet!
They arrive at the house of fashion designer Stephen Fairchild. Mercedes is excited because she “knows this one.” Okay, I love this girl. Yoanna is thrilled and knew who he was right away. He tells them they will be looking for each girl’s best asset today and hiding their worst. They have to find one outfit in the room that makes them look sexy. BAM! All the girls are changed. April is told she needs to show more leg. Shandi’s clothes are too baggy and she needs to show more leg as well. Mercedes is told she has to elongate her legs more and Yoanna gets the stomach speech again. She isn’t shaken this time though. He corrects all the girls’ mistakes and shows them how to look “Italian sexy.” They find out that tomorrow, they will each get 200 Euros and head to the flea market to get an outfit that makes them look sexy. The winner will get an evening with him at his villa.
That night, Yoanna calls one of the guys who rode them around Milan the day before. He is going to come over with some friends. Mercedes is thrilled because she is single, and so is Yoanna, who is ready to smooch. Shandi wants to have fun, but misses her boyfriend. The girls quickly clean up and the fellas arrive. Uh-oh, they brought wine. Everyone is mixing and mingling but April states that she is taken. Mercedes is flirting away and Shandi doesn’t know what to do, so her solution is to drink more. Everyone is flirting and Yoanna takes one guy in her bedroom with her. They get all lovey-dovey and start to make out. April and Shandi listen on the other side of the door like two giddy little school girls. Soon, everyone busts into the room and jumps on the bed with them. What a perfect time for the hot tub!
Everyone piles into the hot tub except for April, but after the others nag her, she joins in. Shandi sure is having fun – in the arms of another guy. April says they have been like caged monkeys so when you drop a big banana on them, of course they are going to want to peel it. She’s also pretty certain Shandi is going to hook up with someone despite having a boyfriend at home. Mercedes says Shandi is just having fun and Yoanna doesn’t seem to care either. On that note, Shandi and the guy get out of the hot tub and head for the bedroom. The next scene we see is the guys leaving and getting kisses from all the girls. Shandi is in bed crying, saying she can’t believe she did what she did. I’m not even sure what she did yet. The girls go over and comfort her while she says she cheated. April stays with her through the night, but that is all the information we get on the situation thus far.
The next morning, the girls are getting ready. April says that Shandi knows what she did was horrible. Shandi is a little confused as to why nobody pulled her aside and let her know what she was doing, but then again it’s her own fault too. Yeah, Shandi, like they will be there every second to make sure you are doing the right thing. If that were the case, you wouldn’t have a police record under your belt already.1 2 3 Next-->
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