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America’s Next Top Model 7 – A Previewby Phil Kural -- 09/20/2006
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It has been a few months since Danielle won cycle 6 of America’s Next Top Model. In fact, I’ve actually heard that she has been doing pretty well in the modeling circuit. Possibly even better than cycle 5’s winner, Nicole, previously known as MY Nicole. However, those girls are now a thing of the past. Let’s be honest – they are! 13 new girls are ready to hit the spotlight for cycle 7, what is being touted as Tyra’s edgiest season yet. Of course, every season has been praised for being the edgiest season, but from the looks of these girls, I might just buy it this time!
So here I am once again to give my first impressions of the girls, how I think they are going to do, and my top picks for the final three. There wasn’t much to go on this season, unlike last season when I at least got to see an interview with each girl that was posted on the UPN website. Now that the show has been moved to the new CW network, they haven’t spent too much time updating the ANTM website. However, that won’t stop me from being judgmental and making assumptions about each and every one of them, including how I think they’ll do. So without further adieu, here we go!
AJ – Hailing from Sacramento, CA, AJ is a 20-year-old student and a self-proclaimed “weird girl.” She has stated that she is worried that when the girls get makeovers, she won’t have her weird look anymore. To be honest, I don’t think she looks that “weird,” but I am getting a cross of Shandi from cycle 2, Jayla from cycle 5, and Elyse from cycle 1 from her. Those are some big shoes to fill, too, since Shandi and Elyse have always been not only favorites of mine, but of fans of the show in general. I do feel that AJ has a pretty edgy look, though, and I’m going to put her in the final three. We’ll see if her “weirdness” plays for or against her. That will be the determining factor.
Amanda – Amanda is very unique, in a matter of speaking. She’s unique to the competition because she is part of the first set of twins that has ever appeared on the show, and to be quite honest, I’m very curious to see how that ends up working for her. On one hand, it will be odd to watch her have to compete with her sister, knowing that they are working with the same physical attributes. On the other hand, I’m not quite sure it makes sense to even have both of them. Amanda is 18 years old and hails from Anaheim, CA. She is a bookstore sales associate. Simply for the fact that she’s part of the “twins,” I think she will make it to the halfway point, but I don’t think she will win, or even make the final three.
Anchal – Anchal is a 19-year-old sales clerk from Homestead, FL. We haven’t had an Indian-American girl on the show since Julie from cycle 3, so I’m very curious to see how Anchal will do in the competition. She has very long, beautiful hair that she has said she will have no problem cutting off if she has to. Yeah, Cassandra said the same thing, too, and ended up quitting when they wanted to cut her hair short. However, it seems to me that Anchal is very genuine, and generally very happy to even be in the competition. Usually the most grateful go home early, so look for Anchal to be part of that trend.
Brooke – Brooke is an 18-year-old student from Keller, TX. She has that whole typical blonde girl look going on, and to be honest, there isn’t really much about her that I can say. She’s the blonde girl next door. I’m not very impressed, so we’ll have to see how well she does in the personality department and what her first photo shoot looks like. Right now, though, I’m going to say she is gone pretty early. Young and naïve – she won’t last too long.
Caridee – I think Caridee is going to be the resident sexpot of the group. A photographer from Fargo, ND (hey, isn’t that were Nicole from cycle 3 was from?), Caridee is 21 years old and has already stated that she is very comfortable with her sexuality. What I like about Caridee is that she’s another classic blonde, but unlike Brooke, just from looking at her picture I can tell that she is going to be a firecracker, and if the other girls don’t love being around her, they are going to be quickly annoyed by her. I think the viewers are going to feel the same way. At this point, though, I’m loving her, and she’s definitely a candidate at this early stage to be one of MY girls! I think Caridee will do well… at least top five.
Christian – Christian is a 19-year-old bank teller from Columbia, SC. I can’t really get a good read on Christian at this point, but she is very pretty, that’s for sure! From the looks of her pre-show photo, she looks like she could have a little spunk in her, but it’s hard to tell for sure. Not a whole lot going on with this one, and I haven’t heard much about her, so I’m going to say Christian will be the fourth or so girl eliminated.
Eugena – This one is already rubbing me the wrong way. If I had to choose a Furonda of the season, it would probably be Eugena. Eugena comes to us from Palmdale, CA, where she is a customer service representative. She sure does look mature for only being 21 years old, but you know CoverGirl! They sure did make her up. I don’t like the fact that she isn’t smiling in her pre-show photo or the group photo. Instead, it’s not even an edgy look – it’s a downright smug look that really does irritate me. I’m curious to see if she will be portrayed as the girl everyone has issues with. That could be good for her, though, since those girls normally last pretty long! Hell, Jade!1 2 Next-->
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