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America’s Next Top Model 8, Episode 7 – Blasts From The Pastby Phil Kural -- 04/12/2007
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Last week, Jael and Natasha landed in hot water, and made a bad impression on the guests at a high-profile party when they decided to jump in the pool. Why it wasn’t brought up at panel I still don’t know. Renee’s tough exterior was worn down when the other girls confronted her, and while Sarah had experience behind the camera, it didn’t help her in front of it. She was sent home when the judges felt that her pictures were too “posed.” Go figure. We’re down to seven, and boy are you in for a treat tonight!
The girls are on their way home from the last elimination. Whitney says that she didn’t think that she would be in the bottom two, even though she knows she didn’t perform to her best. Now it’s on full throttle!
When the girls get back to the house, Renee talks to her husband, who tries to cheer her up. She tells the camera that she’s going to try and be more sensitive, while Jaslene comments that Renee has changed since she was confronted. Dionne isn’t as convinced though, saying that she still doesn’t trust her. Renee even wrote Jael an apology letter, and while Jael is suspicious, she believes it’s genuine.
Meanwhile, we get more of Brittany and her weave drama, until Christian Mare comes over to take it out. Whitney says that she has had a weave since 12, and it’s not that bad. Finally though, it’s cut out, and Brittany is back to normal. It looks like he took a rat out of her hair!
In the morning, the girls have Tyra mail. It reads, “Whatever you do, don’t be yourself!” The girls know that it’s time for acting and Whitney says it’s her forte, so she can show she’s a threat. As they get ready, Brittany comments that she won’t be a pain now because of her hair. Natasha is on the phone with her baby, Angelina, and tells Dionne how much she misses her. Dionne relates and says it’s tough being away from her baby too.
The girls arrive at a theater and are greeted by Tia Mowry from The Game on The CW. She says that as models, the girls will do a lot that has to embody different characters. They will need to use voice and movement, as each girl is told to take a hat and portray a character. Natasha is a witch, and it’s not far off, while Whitney is sexy with a leopard hat. Brittany is a silly jester and Renee gets emotional in a bonnet. Do I even have to say that Jaslene acts like a drag queen?
Whitney works the stage and as usual, Jael is a ball of fire. We get more shots of Natasha that really make me wonder if she’s on drugs. In the end though, the girls are gathered up and told that the one with the most concentration, and the winner, is Renee! She is allowed to pick a friend, and she chooses Dionne, which shocks everyone since Dionne is not a Renee fan. She’s doing it because she wants Dionne to see she has changed. Their prize? A t-shirt that says “I voted for Renee” and “I voted for Dionne.” Wow, big deal. Nobody seems jealous, and the girls try to be happy about it.
In the morning, Renee says that she’s happy she won. Whitney says that Renee is taking big steps to change. There’s a knock at the door, and when it’s opened, in come the REAL prizes – Renee’s and Dionne’s families! Renee’s husband and son come in, as do Dionne’s sister, daughter, and mother. She’s happy to see them, but pissed that her baby’s hair is messed up. Ha! She explains that her mother is paralyzed because she was shot.
Meanwhile, Renee is playing with her boy and so happy to have him there. Dionne is just as happy as she does her daughter’s hair. Then there’s Natasha, who is happy to see new people, but sad that her child isn’t there. Before you know it though, it’s time to wrap it up and Renee says it was the best day of her life.
Tyra mail arrives the next day. It asks the girls if they are ready to be “Spooked by ghosts of the past?” Natasha says she couldn’t sleep all night since she was thinking of her family. The girls then arrive at a studio and meet up with Jay. He says that they learned acting and characters, so they will need to portray some infamous characters from past seasons of the show, while showing off Payless shoes and accessories. Matthew Jordon Smith is their photographer. The girls are sent to hair and makeup!
Jaslene is up first and looks at a video of Bre and Granola Gate. In comes Bre to help! In the photo, they fight over the granola bars. Jay thinks that Jaslene is being a drag queen, and we see Natasha crying in the back that she was skipped with her baby. What the hell does that mean?
Jay slaps some sense into her, though, when he tells her to cast her emotions aside for the shoot. She watches a clip of Michelle from Season 4 with her flesh eating bacteria scandal. In comes Michelle, who helps Natasha with her shot. Jay loves her, and even Michelle tells Natasha that she did great.
Whitney knows that she isn’t as strong as the other girls, as she sees a video of Shannon from Season 1 refusing to pose nude. Shannon comes out, and she is supposed to shield Whitney, who wants to pose nude. Shannon still has gigantic teeth, and that’s all I’ll say. Whitney struggles as usual, and Jay isn’t feeling it.
Jael watches her clip next and it’s Rebecca fainting during judging in Season 4. In comes Rebecca, and she still looks great! Jael begins her shoot and Jay thinks that instead of looking like she fell, she’s being a bit too sexy and all over the place. I agree – you would think they were lovers!
Brittany watches her video next, and it’s of the twins! Amanda and Michelle come out to join her, and now they are triplets. They refer to Brittany as “the sister from another mister” and I have to say that they look great! In the back, the girls grill the girls from the past and Whitney is happy to see them, and loves that they are all still working now that they are off the show.1 2 Next-->
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