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America’s Next Top Model 7, Episode 10: Cold as Iceby Jenn Brasler -- 11/30/2006
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Previously: The girls headed to Spain for go-sees. Eugena and Michelle performed the best in a photo shoot with a bull, but Michelle’s uncertainty did her in. They totally leave out the part about CariDee accidentally insulting Nigel. Four girls are left - Eugena, Phil’s CariDee, Melrose, and Amanda.
We (and the girls) are still in Spain. CariDee and Melrose are dressing Amanda. She says that last week she was in the bottom two with Michelle, who went home because she admitted she was the weakest. We get a flashback of Michelle telling the judges that she doesn’t know what she wants. Amanda notes that if Michelle hadn’t said that, she would probably still be in the competition, but where would that leave Amanda? She feels like Michelle sacrificed herself for her sister.
Amanda reads the letter Michelle wrote her as she was leaving. I love that she addresses Amanda as “twin.” CariDee interviews that Michelle knew Amanda wanted this more than her, so she let her stay because that’s the kind of person she is. Amanda says it’s weird not having Michelle share a room with her now. She’s uncertain about how things will go from now on. The girls get Tyra Mail that says that working with a partner has many pros. “You just have to keep them from stepping on your toes.” Sounds like dancing to me.
The girls take a subway to a dance studio, where they meet Nacho Blanco and Naama Hernandez Ruiz. (I guess Nacho is a popular name in Spain, since the male model who didn’t like Jaeda was also named Nacho.) CariDee’s first impression is that he’s short. Nacho is a dancer, it appears, and Naama is his translator. Nacho tells the girls that in modeling, they usually work alone, but sometimes they’ll have partners. He’s going to teach them how to walk with a partner.
As four guys enter, CariDee tells us that they started to dance. They’re doing the flamenco, which I love watching. When they’re done, CariDee says, “Again!” Nacho has the girls each pick a guy. Amanda is nervous about dancing because she knows she won’t do it well. Nacho teaches the girls some steps. Eugena, who gets the steps down pretty quickly, says that dancing comes easy to her because she has rhythm and used to dance ballet and jazz.
Melrose says that when she messes up, she has to start over. Amanda is awkward and Eugena says that she basically looks like Amanda dancing. She forgets her moves. Melrose says that Amanda is cute but has two left feet. However, it’s obvious that she’s trying. Nacho asks Eugena if she’s danced flamenco before. She hasn’t. Amanda is sure that she looked awkward, but she wishes Michelle had been there because she probably would have looked worse. Awww, gotta love the sibling teasing. Eugena thinks that she learned the fastest and came out on top today. Nacho tells the girls to keep practicing because tomorrow they’ll be tested. Amanda admits that she definitely didn’t know what she was doing.
The girls go out to dinner and notice that there’s an extra seat at the table. It’s reserved for… Ms. J.! CariDee is excited to see him because he’s on the panel and she hasn’t spent much time with him on a personal level. Ms. J. is excited, too, because he has lots questions and things to say to the girls. He tells them they’re getting a crash course like they wouldn’t believe, and lots of people are wishing they were there.
Ms. J wants to know how they wound up on the show. Eugena says she got there through the website. Melrose talks about how she studied fashion design first. She couldn’t fit into any clothes and her mother and grandmother were seamstresses. I wonder how Melrose would do on Project Runway. She would probably try to be Tim Gunn’s best friend and he would make hilarious faces at her. CariDee interviews that Melrose is manipulative and can be creepy. Melrose continues that she started making her own clothes because she’s too skinny and tall to find things that fit. Excuse me if I don’t feel sympathy. We can’t all be six-foot-tall size zeros. CariDee wonders if Melrose needs medication.
Ms. J. tells Melrose that she reminds him of a pinup. Melrose interviews that it’s intense to be in the final four, but she feels like a pro and is ready to win. Ms. J. tells the girls that they’re goofy. Amanda interviews that Michelle leaving has changed things for her because she’s never done anything for herself. CariDee says that the numbers are going down. She does a fun Tyra imitation as she talks about how she’s still in the running to become America’s. Next. Top. Model.
Tyra Mail! The message tells the girls to keep their heads up and put their shoulders back because “it’s going to be a stiff competition.” CariDee says she knows her body and mind. She knows she can do the dance steps, she just needs to get comfortable so she won’t overthink them. She and Amanda practice together. Amanda says she needs it because she forgets some steps. Melrose is 100% confident she’ll shine. She doesn’t want to overpractice. When she starts dancing, it just works.
Later, some of the girls get ready for bed while Amanda interviews that as the numbers dwindle, she gets more nervous because the competition is getting tougher. A surveillance cam shows her practicing until late at night.
In the morning, the girls get ready for the day and CariDee has Eugena feel how smooth her armpits are. Weird. CariDee interviews that Eugena is a real person; she listens and is genuinely concerned. CariDee practices her dancing a little, then asks Eugena if she’s scared. Eugena interviews that they’ve bonded over the past few weeks. That explains them teaming up for the go-sees last week. CariDee tells Eugena that she wants the two of them in the final two (me, too!). If Eugena wins, she’ll be sad, but she’ll be okay with it. Melrose, however would be a different story.
CariDee interviews that Melrose is fake. She’s like WWF wrestling - she performs well, but there’s nothing there. Awesome analogy. Melrose, by the way, doesn’t like CariDee any more than CariDee likes her. She says that of all of the girls left, CariDee gets on her nerves the most. She doesn’t want to be mean, but CariDee can be vulgar. We flashback to her accidentally insulting Nigel. Melrose continues that she’s there to win and compete, not to make friends. The official reality TV “I’m the Villain” statement!1 2 3 4 Next-->
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