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America’s Next Top Model 7, Episode 4: Step Right Up, Folks!by Phil Kural -- 10/12/2006
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Previously, Jaeda’s makeover left her with lingering insecurities. Monique lashed out at Melrose once again, and when an illness caused Monique to miss the most recent photo shoot, her past wasn’t strong enough to save her from elimination. Ten girls are left, and someone is going home once again. Who? Well, I won’t tell you right now, you have to keep reading!
It’s still night at the house. Melrose and the other girls are talking about Monique being sent home. Michelle says that Monique was the only girl that she didn’t like of all the girls there, and Melrose adds that she isn’t worried anymore, since Monique is gone. To celebrate, the girls pile in the shower, minus Melrose, who tells all the girls that they only get three hours of sleep that night. Megg, in true rock and roll fashion, tells the camera that this is supposed to be fun and she’s there for rock and roll. She ends by calling Melrose a bitch. Brooke adds onto that saying that Melrose always rubs girls the wrong way because she comes across as a know-it-all.
In the morning, we see the girls making and eating breakfast. Jaeda says that she knows people are looking at her and don’t know if she’s a boy or girl. She misses her hair, and being in the bottom two really shook her confidence two weeks ago. She says in the confessional that she knew this would be hard work, but not this hard. Man, all she did was have her hair cut. Was it really that hard?
Anchal tells the camera that she is the “bigger” girl of the group. She doesn’t have a flat stomach and she has bigger boobs. However, she’s living with it, since she has dealt with not being the prettiest girl for her whole life. She’s used to hearing crap, but hides that it worries her. Just then, the girls get Tyra Mail telling them not to get it twisted, and they will be shown how to bend over backwards.
Everyone piles into the limo and the girls get to a dance hall, where they are greeted by supermodel Stacey McKenzie, who is also a judge on Canada’s Next Top Model. This woman looks like the epitome of a drag queen. More than Ms. J.! Stacey tells the girls that they are going to learn how to do high fashion poses today, as she introduces them to a contortionist. Right away, Eugena says that she is flexible, but not that flexible, as we watch the contortionist bend every which way. Melrose says that she does yoga, so this is no problem, while Megg can’t even do the simple stuff. Anchal feels that she is more flexible than she thought and knows that Melrose is looking at her as if she is stealing the spotlight.
When they are finished, Melrose tells Anchal about doing cardio in order to burn off fat, and that she didn’t think Anchal could bend as well as she did. Anchal doesn’t understand why Melrose even cares, and I’m going to agree. Shut up, Melrose!
Back at home, some of the girls are in the hot tub talking. Melrose leads the conversation, which is about Anchal and how she feels Anchal used to be one of the girls she was worried about, but she’s not getting prettier as the competition moves on. The problem? Anchal is up on the balcony listening. CariDee says that Melrose gets confidence when she cuts other girls down. Anchal slinks away and cries. A.J. comforts her and they share a hug while A.J. tells the camera that she hates Melrose, and it takes all that’s in her to not retaliate. Anchal just says that she’s going to do her best.
Later that night, the girls go to dinner at Oasis. There’s a place card that is holding one spot, and we find out it was being saved for Twiggy, who will be talking to the girls about the changes in posing over the years. She tells each of the girls to use their own uniqueness, and not to try and imitate someone else. Melrose throws out a million compliments to Twiggy, and CariDee tells the camera that it’s funny watching Melrose try to stick her nose up anyone’s butt that comes near them. Twiggy bids the girls farewell and the girls head home.
When they arrive home, there is Tyra Mail waiting, which reads that there are some catty bitches in the house right now, and it’s time for them to fight it out on the pedestal. Fast forward to the girls arriving in another studio. They are greeted by fashion designer Bao Tranchi, who says she is known for her decadent collections. Tonight, Bao is having an event, and in one hour, her guests will arrive to see her collection. The girls will need to show an extreme pose in her clothing, and a piece of jewelry. Jaeda is already worried, as we see the girls go through hair and makeup.1 2 3 Next-->
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