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America’s Next Top Model 7, Episode 2: Weavin’ Steven Makes The Girls Weavalicious!by Phil Kural -- 09/29/2006
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Okay, before I get into anything, can I just state how irritated I am that during the opening credits of the show, when the girls are being “introduced,” they have the twins, Amanda and Michelle, in a frame being introduced together. That’s so annoying! They won’t allow them to be individuals! Okay, rant over. Last week, the girls moved into the house, and right away, Monique went on the offensive when she didn’t get a bed. At the photo shoot, Michelle rocked, while Melrose turned into a diva. However, it was Christian, and her lack of originality, who didn’t make the cut – and she was sent home. There are twelve girls left, so let’s see who is the next to go, shall we?
So it’s later the evening that Christian was eliminated. Michelle and Megan practice their walk and Michelle says that they are good friends and are pretty close. Megan says that they are competing with one another, but helping one another as well. Meanwhile, Melrose is cleaning the kitchen and thinking about earlier that night, grateful that she has another chance and the judges see potential in her. In another room, we have Monique, telling Eugena that she can’t stand Melrose because she’s so fake. Oh yeah, Monique is SO real! “Tyra Mail” arrives and tells the girls that Tyra needs two glasses of “J” every morning, and the girls will too! They immediately decipher that they will be seeing Mr. Jay and Ms. J. in the morning, and with that, they head to bed.
Bright and early, the girls begin to wake up, as we see each of their alarms going off. Monique says that she’s mad that everyone has their own alarm clock, since she’s still trying to sleep. Anchal is also annoyed – that Monique has an attitude and won’t give it a rest. The girls get into their limo and head to Oliver for breakfast, where they are greeted by Jay Manuel and J. Alexander. They all admit to thinking that they were getting makeovers. Jay tells the girls that they need to draw on experience. Using Megan as an example, he talks about her character during the auditions. She says that she’s an optimist. Jay tells the girls that if they can look vulnerable during a shoot, it will show and they will look great. On that note, Mr. Jay and Ms. J. head out.
The girls pile back into the limo and head home. At the house though, they are surprised by Tyra, who leads them into the living room, which has been turned into a salon. It IS time for makeovers! They came in normal, but will walk out as top models.
Melrose is the first girl to get the good news. To make her eyes “pop,” she will be going blonde. I can already tell she isn’t happy about this.
Megan will be going shorter and blonder. Big deal!
Since Eugena thinks she’s is better than the other girls from seasons past, she will be going longer and fuller. What does that have to do with anything?
Brooke is going chocolate brown. I like her as a blonde!
Anchal will have her hair shortened and layered. Also, she’ll have her forehead threaded and brought up a bit. That sounds… painful!
Monique is basically just getting longer hair, which she is disappointed about since she really wanted to be changed up.
CariDee will be getting a weave, which she is very psyched about.
A.J. will be going shorter, and more of a Linda Evangelista look. I think it might work!
Tyra knows that Megg has some curls under there, so they decided to make her curly and frizzy, which Megg is happy about since it’s “rock and roll.” Of course.
Amanda will be staying with straight hair, but it will now be fire engine red.
Michelle will changing from mousy to fire, with more volume. I don’t know what that means, but that’s what Tyra said.
Jaeda is last, so you know what that means… time for a shocker! She’s going short – very short! Halle Berry short!
After the girls get their makeover, they will be doing a photo shoot in metallic swimwear. I’m guessing this is for the new group photo.
So the poking and prodding begins. Of course, some girls are upset. Haven’t these girls read my Top Model Tips? Why, oh WHY are they crying and complaining about change? Haven’t they watched this show? Jaeda is crying and scared that she won’t be able to pull off short hair. She knew she was being held until last for a reason. Monique complains that she isn’t having enough done to her. However, the good news, is that Megg loves her new curls! She says she can do the head banger motion better now. Oh, jeez! Anchal says she feels great with the new forehead, and I have to say – she looks stunning! Melrose doesn’t think she’ll be a good looking blonde, and as much as I want to like her, it’s just not happening! Brooke has her new, darker look, and I love it on her.
Michelle says that she is bad with hair in general, so she’ll just go with it, while Amanda is disappointed that they got different looks, since they can’t confuse people now. Jaeda is still crying as they cut her hair off, and says that she feels too masculine. I think she looks AMAZING, and really does resemble Halle Berry. CariDee gets her weave and she’s working it like the rent is due! Eugena seems pleased as well with her weave. Megan says that her hair was done in two minutes and she loves it!
Jay Manuel is talking to Melrose now, saying that she always feels like she is in control, and that’s why she doesn’t want to go blonde. A.J. is also bitching about her color and that she likes spikes, not staying smooth. To be honest, I think she looked better before the makeover. She lost her edge. Monique cries because nobody has ever seen her without her weave on. Yes, I’m serious. She cries to Jay Manuel, who isn’t very sympathetic. In fact, while she is having her photo shoot done, Jay reams out all the girls, telling them that they are being insulting and their attitudes are disgusting. We get flashes of Melrose, A.J., Jaeda, and Monique, all of whom cried and complained about their new looks. That must be a record! However, I’m glad Jay told them off. Most girls would kill for the opportunity – yet they are complaining. Go figure.
The girls get back home and Megan talks to her girlfriend. I’m not sure if that means she’s a lesbian, or if it’s just a girl that’s a friend. I don’t even think I care, to be honest. She says that her blonde hair looks great, but most of the girls hated their new looks. Sure enough, we see all the girls complaining, but not Megg – she loves her new locks! “Tyra Mail” tells the girls that they don’t need makeup to look beautiful, so don’t wear any for the next challenge!
Time for the next challenge! The girls meet up with Jay Manuel, who tells them that they want the girls to impress with their makeup knowledge. For this challenge, the girls will have 30 seconds to grab the makeup they need on the table behind him, and then meet in the elevator. Next, they will get to another floor with dresses, and another 30 seconds, then another floor for shoes and accessories and another 30 seconds. If they miss the elevator on any floor though, they are disqualified from the challenge. The object is to come out at the top floor showing off a new, clean, young look, and they will meet with a Cover Girl executive.
Everyone runs for the makeup as time ticks down. When the 30 seconds is up, Megg misses the elevator. Next, it’s time for clothes. Everyone grabs a gown and they all make the elevator. Finally, when it’s time for shoes and accessories, it’s Monique that misses the elevator to the top floor and is disqualified. She is NOT happy about this. The remaining 10 girls get to the top floor and meet the Cover Girl executive – Queen Latifah and her stylist!
So of course, each of the girls gets a personal style critique from Queen. Michelle admits to not being sure about makeup, but Queen feels that even though she is very “whatever” about it, the look actually worked. Melrose gives off a great job but has terrible shoes on. CariDee tried to look like she was on the beach, but Queen says it’s the beach in the ‘60s. A.J. is told simply that she should have used more products. Eugena looks great and Brooke admits to going “prom queen” but Queen is happy with her look. Anchal is told how beautiful she looks, but needs to exude more personality. Megan has great lips and should have used more color, while Amanda was very aware with what she was working with. Jaeda is simply told “You worked it a long way.” What does that mean?1 2 3 Next-->
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