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America’s Next Top Model 7, Episode 8: Lost In Translationby Phil Kural -- 11/16/2006
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Last week, action and beauty came together in a sky high (but not really) photo shoot. Some girls rose to the occasion, like Melrose, who despite being hated by everyone, continues to do well. However, Anchal’s problems with her roommates carried from the photo shoot right up to when she met with the judges – and she was sent home. We’re down to six, so let’s see what happens during this episode.
The girls are on their way home from the elimination ceremony, talking in the car and saying that Anchal was too naďve for the competition. Amanda admits to the camera that she thought her sister Michelle was going home. Michelle also tells the camera that Amanda knows she is confused about what she wants to do, and she really only got involved with modeling because her sister was doing it. Oh, Michelle – but you’re so good!
At home, Tyra Mail is waiting. It tells the girls, “You think Ms. Tyra acts a fool? Wait until you meet her girl!” Jaeda says that the hardest thing in the competition is missing her boyfriend. Melrose admits to the camera that she doesn’t hear what the other girls say about her, but she knows they don’t like her. Michelle admits to MY CariDee and Amanda that she can’t make this her dream yet, while MY CariDee tells the camera that the twins are only there for the experience, she’s there because it’s her dream, and it would kill her to go home before girls who don’t want it as badly.
The next day, the girls arrive at a theater and meet an actress, Tasha Smith, who is also a friend of Tyra’s. Of course, we get clips of Tyra “acting.” Notice the quotes. The first lesson the girls are getting is called the “silly dilly” and the girls are told to get loose. Everyone gets crazy, as Tasha tells them to “get ugly.” She can’t seem to get Melrose to “get ugly” so I’m thinking that she’s blind. Michelle says that Amanda is better at acting, so will do better with this challenge.
Next, the girls will be doing something called “dump it out,” where they’ll need to let out all their feelings. Eugena admits to feeling out of place, while Michelle talks about wanting to try harder, but she just isn’t sure if this is for her. Melrose goes off on how much better she is than everyone else, prompting Eugena to tell the camera that Melrose is bipolar.
Jaeda, in nothing out of the ordinary, says she is sick of her look and feels like a boy. MY CariDee cries to the group and tells them that she’s sick of people thinking that it’s not hard to be a model, since she tries so hard. She also reveals to the other girls that she tried to kill herself once, and she finally feels like she is doing something right. Everyone is in shock and when MY CariDee is finished, she admits to not knowing that would come out.
MY CariDee rejoins the other girls and Tasha says that for their challenge, they will need to channel all their expressions. They will be making a silent film. The girl who does the best will appear on an episode of One Tree Hill! So Tasha dictates to the girls what she wants them to do and it really looks like they are all doing terrible. Jaeda says she is the only girl who ate a whole lemon and swallowed it, while Michelle has issues keeping down prune juice. It’s obvious that Melrose or MY CariDee is going to win, while Michelle tells the camera that she is “200% sure” she won’t win this challenge. The girls wrap up and Tasha sends them on their way, saying the winner will be revealed soon.
When the girls get Home, MY CariDee tells her boyfriend on the phone about how she revealed her secret. He supports her and she says how liberated she now feels. Tyra Mail has also arrived, which comes with a disk for the girls to play, containing the winner of the challenge. It’s MY CariDee! We see her film, in which Tyra appears. She begins to be dubbed in Spanish, and the girls aren’t sure what’s going on – until Tyra pops out and tells them that they are going to Spain! Everyone begins chanting and screaming as a matador comes out to dance with them. So weird. Jaeda says making it this far really makes her feel like she has a chance.
MY CariDee arrives at the set of One Tree Hill and tapes her scene. Everyone seems to enjoy her on set and the director says that she did a great job for her first time. On that note, MY CariDee says it’s been a long day, and now she’s ready for a bubble bath!
Later that day, the girls pack up and head to Spain. We see their arrival in Barcelona, as everyone is very excited, even though they can’t read the Spanish. Tyra Mail tells the girls that there is some bad news – it’s time to learn the local laws. Melrose tells the camera that she doesn’t want to compete with Spanish women since they are so beautiful. The bus approaches a Spanish male, Christian, who is also a model. He gives the girls each a kiss and some roses. He joins the girls in their bus as they pick up other male models: Daniel, Victor, Lucas, Nacho (like the cheese), and Andrew. The group then heads to dinner, where the girls are told via Tyra Mail that they will be delivering a commercial in the native tongue of Barcelona – Catalan. Not only that, but the girls will be making out with one of the guys they are with right now, so it’s time to pair up!1 2 3 Next-->
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