Hello. Can you even believe we’re on episode five of this thing? I’ve started to feel preliminary anxiety an hour before the show comes on every week, and yet I feel so alive (and yet so awful) when it’s over. I guess it’s what it must be like to keep going back to smoking or heroin or risky truck stop sex: You can’t be proud of it and you know it’s going to kill you, but somehow there you are again.
The models arrive to one of them shouting “Top Twelve!” which is not a thing, so stop that.
Ava is in the Tyra Suite, mullet and all, and she really seems to appreciate it.
Sweet Artemis, I had forgotten about the mullet and it shocked me this week. Ava’s personal #Tytytip is to “tick” more – to keep moving and freezing in tiny increments so that you get a lot of angles but aren’t a blur to the camera. Basically it’s doing The Robot really fast with none of the fun arm moves.
Devin tells Justin to sit next to his boo and says they should all play “love games,” which means what? Post Office? We’ve already seen Mikey and Ashley making out in a bubble bath; it might be a little late for Spin the Bottle. This is clearly just Devin hoping to gather more juicy fake-secret information that he can be the one to reveal. The producers must have given him a bag of gold and moonbeams after that last panel where he ratted the couples out.
Mikey is clearly lightly pissed that Devin revealed his “secret” relationship with Ashley, but says he’s glad Devin did that so everybody knows now.
Hadassah jerkily calls out Courtney’s crush on Mikey, calling it a love triangle. Mikey, a weasel right to the bone, says his “kindness” to Courtney – remember when he trashed Courtney to his new pals and then badgered her for objecting to it last week? Such kindness!! – was not about starting a relationship. Which is an interesting new take giving the hurr hurr high-fiving he and Devin did over Mikey and Courtney sharing a bed back in Episode 2. (Hey, Ashley, are you watching this? People don’t get magically nicer when they make ricochet-fast switches between main squeezes.)
Courtney, who either heard everyone talking about her crush just now or only found out at panel that Ashley and Mikey are together, cries on the outdoor couch. She feels like she was led on and then dropped, and it’s tough to argue with that.
Mikey, who loves to treat people like floor mats but hates to look like the bad guy, goes to get Courtney and picks her up from the couch to bring her inside. Which could have been a nice gesture if it had anything to do with what Courtney wants, but I don’t see any evidence of that.
Oh, sweet fancy lunkheads, the models are playing beer pong.
(Dustin clarifies that they’re actually playing water pong, because he is way underage.) Nyle jokes that Dustin is terrible at beer pong and thus is not ready for college and Dustin carefully signs “shut the fuck up.” Nyle says – and thank goodness he says this, because we haven’t been allowed to see it – that Dustin is fun and smart and also one of the only people who communicates with him. Jesus Christ. Nyle also says that Dustin has made an effort to learn sign language, but none of the others have. Everyone’s faith in humanity drops out of their chests, rolls out the door, and lodges in a sidewalk crack. Really, models?
Devin and Mikey are now walking on the runway, making fun of other people’s walks. What’s weird is that they’re making fun of Bryant and Dallas, who were cut fifteen years ago, so who knows when this footage is from. Also? It’s kind of amazing that these guys have independently decided that their own walks are so perfect that they have room to do this. This used to be the sort of thing that Miss J. would sear out of people on Walking Day.
Bello says that they’re the Mean Girl clique. Which is almost right, except that that suggests some element of wit, and this trio seems to pretty much just be mean. Mikey says DMA (Devin, Mikey, Ashley) is a modeling gang, prepared to take on any challengers. That is not a thing!
Everyone goes to bed.
OK. OK. You guys, there is a lot happening in this next sequence. We’re all going to have a lot of questions and we’re all going to have a lot of feelings and we’re all going to want to throw a major appliance out a window, so let’s just hold hands and do our best to get through it.
So what’s happening starts in night vision OH GOD, I’M GOING TO HAVE TO GO THROUGH AND ANALYZE THIS THING. I wish I had thought far ahead enough to cryogenically freeze some of my brain cells so I could maybe start again.
(By the way, there is some excellent Plucked Strings of Mystery music throughout the night vision part. Well done.)
First, we see Justin and Mamé happily cuddling. Then we see Mikey in Ashley’s bed, and active outmaking going on. Then they’re mostly hidden under a duvet that’s moving exactly like the beginning of Wet Hot American Summer. For some reason, Bello’s bed is right next to Ashley’s, which makes no damned sense because we know that Bello hates DMA because Devin. Has no one switched beds around since the eliminations?
Bello tells up that he has got to have a full night’s sleep, and we cut to Mikey and Ashley “discreetly” making out right next to Bello and holy mother of everything, Mikey kept his damn black socks on. Ashley, even if you won’t pay attention to the way Mikey treated Courtney, pay attention to the man’s unacceptable makeout socks.
Bello says he was almost asleep when he heard moaning, and we cut back to night vision, with Bello telling them not to writhe so vigorously that they infringe on his bed. And indeed, Bello has to push Ashley’s mattress physically away from his. Mikey immediately (and obviously) lies that he was sleeping.
Bello says he doesn’t want them to touch his bed and that his bed was moving, for chrissakes, and suddenly Mikey is on his feet and looming over Bello, screaming that he’s going to fuck Bello up.
My distaste for Mikey aside, Bello is totally in the right here. What you do when you have been making out in a communal space so loudly as to wake others up – other than go back in time and not make out in a communal space at all without explicit written permission – is apologize profusely and get the hell out of there. Seriously, Mikey and Ashley, everyone already knows you’re a couple and the comforter does not make you invisible. Show some basic courtesy and go make out anywhere else.
The smart thing Bello does is try to goad the screaming Mikey into hitting him, but since one of the guys got thrown off just one cycle ago for head-butting someone, Mikey doesn’t take the bait. He does throw Bello’s giant teddy bear, but that just gets you a time out.
We go right back into the fight, having backed up just a wee bit for a replay of the juiciest bits.
This time we play to the point where Bello leaves and Devin goes over to talk Mikey down. Night vision! OK, correction, Mikey is in sweat pants instead of naked with black socks on, but still: This is one of many signals to get the hell out of there, Ashley.
Bello goes back in to state his case, which is, essentially, quit being loud and gross. Mikey is, as always, mad at being called on his bad behavior (get out of there, Ashley) and screams that Bello is a punk-ass bitch. Bello screams that Mikey won’t do anything about it, which is, again, pretty smart. Devin interviews that he was pretty sure Mikey was about to punch Bello out.
Bello says he’s never felt so shaken up, which I’m guessing is true in his mind at that moment, but probably not true for real. DMA all go to confession to say they hate Bello and his weave. See? That’s the problem right there. Bello did not choose his weave, so this is not a well-crafted insult. It’s just you three stanking on people. DMA all make the loser sign in sync.
Because thinking that up and practicing it late at night is not a losery way to spend your time at all.
We see Devin calling out to ask if Bello is OK in a perfectly friendly way. Hmm. Mikey says he’s going into the challenge to win it because Mikey has nothing original to say ever.
Justin is nervous about this shoot because he has a big hickey on his neck. He is so happy to have that hickey. Also, let’s note that Justin and Mamé are being non-crazy enough about their relationship and are treating each other well enough that it’s not getting any camera time. I should probably be annoyed at ANTM for not showing the stable relationship to its impressionable young viewers, but I’m mostly just toting up one more way that Mikey is doing life wrong.
Nyle says the bus is here on speech-to-text. Hi, Nyle! Sorry the non-difficult people don’t get camera time! You seem very fun and pleasant in those scraps of time when the camera is zooming past you to get to someone who’s having a hissy fit on top of the kitchen island.
Anthony De La Rosa is here. He’s part of New Face division of NEXT models, which I’m assuming is what kicks in when models have their international spy covers blown and they have to have massive plastic surgery and be given new identities and relocated to Alice Springs and I won’t hear any opposition to that idea, thank you very much.
So as happens with ex-spies who have to suddenly be set up as experienced yak farmers, sometimes there are images that need to be retouched. And, in fact, today’s episode has a whole retouching theme! Yay!
OK, this theme gets us to a seriously dark and tangled place of the show’s psyche. Tyra has clearly absorbed from popular culture the fact that photographs that have been retouched and/or Photoshopped all to hell are hard on the self-images of girls and young women and, you know, pretty much all women who are not living in remote undiscovered hunter-gatherer clans, and that men are starting to feel the effects of that too.
So Tyra knows on some level that pushing images of perfection is bad.
But it’s retouching, which is a staple of the fashion industry and certainly has played some sort of role in Tyra’s career. So she can’t actually say that retouching itself is bad in any way.
The upshot is that Yu Tsai is forced to run us through an astonishing möbius strip of logic in which we learn that retouching is not at all damaging because everyone knows about retouching now, so we know the truth that nobody is perfect. SO LET THAT AIRBRUSH RIP!
Anyway, too much retouching can be a turn-off, but too little can be distracting. So the focus should be not on examining what kind of images we’re putting out into the world, but on making sure they’ve had a balanced retouching process.
If you had to take a break from reading that to go hit yourself in the forehead with a baking pan, don’t worry. You can always cover those cranial bumps up with retouching.
Massimo Campana says the models are here to shoot their comp cards – essentially business cards with a close shot on the front and a full body shot on the back. Please, please let people in the corporate world take up this practice the way they have pointlessly adopted head shots.
Ugggh. The pictures will be shot on their freaking product placement phones and then they’ll each work with a professional retoucher.
Yu Tsai reminds the contestants that no one is perfect, so the models should embrace their flaws by posing to minimize them and then retouching them out of existence. Somehow nobody’s head explodes from the cognitive dissonance. And indeed, none of the models seem to even comment on it. Dammit, now I want to give them all hugs.
Well, except Mikey. He says the challenge was easy because Mikey has decided to pick up the torch that was dropped by Team Douchebag last week.
Hey. HEY. These are the freaking shots we already saw last week after the makeover. FOUL! Once again this episode, I must throw a flag for timeline hijinks. Also: Wow. The editing department really must have not been given a lot to work with. Keep making that modelade, editing department.
Mikey says Bello is a crazy vampire and he will not let him get any more sleep. He also says Bello can suck is dick, which is really, really not something you should say to someone you believe is a vampire. Mikey threatens that Bello will not be getting sleep anymore.
Bello gets his arm muscles Photoshopped bigger.
Because even supernatural beings who can’t be harmed by mere bullets love to go to the gun show. Lacey, who was one of my great hopes for actually questioning all of this, says that the perfect-seeming women in magazines make ordinary women think they look like crap, but she says hey, it’s not the actual photo. Jesus, is Top Model deliberately handling it this badly? I suspect that Lacey does, in fact, see the madness here, but is smart enough to know she can’t object to it without being thrown off for having a “bad attitude.” Let’s see if you can retouch that little stain off your soul, Lacey.
Ashley says she’s working on her squinting and blah blah, everyone is pretending to be surprised by how FREAKING REMARKABLE their product-placed phones are.
Dustin says he’s trying to be more of a man, since everyone’s been calling him a boy. Poor Dustin. He seems like a good guy who’s just getting chopped up into chum for the crime of not being edgy and/or batshit enough.
Hadassah had trouble with panel last week (not to mention trouble with being in the bottom two), so she takes some boob off her image.
I feel like there is some backstory to that thought process.
Courtney has trouble choosing picture because no one has ever done or said anything to Courtney to give her any confidence in her own decision. Nyle is talking about the damned phone, so we’re going to notice him getting his earring hole covered up and then zip past him just like the camera always does. Devin is totally doing the eyebrow thing AND his bird of paradise move.
Justin gets his abs touched up.
Yu Tsai says Mikey’s finished picture stands out Bello says he looks ridiculous for trying to be a manly man.
Anthony says that Lacey looks great in her beauty shot but needs a longer line in her body shot. Oooh, Justin was so busy making his abs look great that he totes forget to take his hickey off.
Oh, and also Yu Tsai was totally alerted to the hickey’s presence, so Justin could have hidden it under Mount Weather and it still would have gotten pointed out.
Rather than throw blame around, Justin says “I just bruise easily” in regard to the hickey. It may be the most gallant thing that happens all cycle.
Courtney had good shots during her session, but she picked a bad one. Also Yu Tsai snottily tells her to eat something and EVERYONE involved with this show is an asshole for taking part in this. They’re doing this completely skunkdick thing of implying over and over that Courtney has an eating disorder – and fuck you, show, if you’re setting this up as a Very Special Episode by knowingly being horrible to Courtney along the way – and then mocking and shaming her for not eating. That’s not how to help someone with an eating disorder (if she has one), and Wise Talk Show Tyra should damn well know that. Every last producer and judge should be ashamed.
Also? This thing where we’re clearly suggesting that she has an eating disorder but everyone is pretending that the experienced fashion industry professionals involved with the show can’t spot one is full of more bullshit than the Augean stables.
Anyway, thanks, Tyra and producers for taking shots at the woman who might have an eating disorder on the very same shows where you teach us that flaws are fine as long as you hide them from everyone forever.
Devin adjusted his eyebrow but missed his earring hole. Yu Tsai hates earring holes. HATES THEM. And he always spots them. Dustin is taking guff for being too sweet again and is told that he should have taken his smile out.
And the winner of the challenge will get a romantic night on the town for two. FIX. FIX. FIX. I am calling shenanigans on this whole deal. There are only four models in the house who we know would want a romantic night and only one of them has been getting any camera time lately. Ugh, gross. I don’t know if the challenge was fixed, but the prize sure as hell was.
…And even though the win goes to Mikey, it yields some unexpected gold for us, because Mikey picks Devin to go with him. Are you paying attention, Ashley? Mikey says that he’s not taking Ashley because she is his undercover lover and he doesn’t want to change that. Which would be a great reason if it weren’t for the fact that they were ratted out in front of panel and rousted out of their bed in front of the entire house and even the freaking Mars Rover knows about them at this point.
Mikey’s real reason, of course, is that he does not want to set a precedent of treating Ashley well and perhaps be expected to treat her well again. Are you paying attention, Ashley?
Bello would be disgusted no matter what Mikey chose to do, but as things have shaken out, he has an excellent reason to be appalled and interviews correctly that Mikey should take out the woman he’s shaking the bed with and have dinner with her he gets a chance. “Treat her to some damn wine,” says Bello. So say we all.
Ashley says that this sucks, but hey, you have to put your feelings aside when it’s a competition. Her logic doesn’t quite work, but it’s still better than Mikey’s logic for not taking her.
To add insult to injury, Courtney is on the bottom with a 7. Ava is happy and kind of won’t shut up about how good her 9 score is. Nyle is bummed about being in the middle again with an 8. Dustin is not surprised by his 7. He’s nervous.
Mikey and Devin, who have been served what is clearly meant to be an elegantly schmoopy date night meal, are drinking and eating and selfie-ing on their damn phones in an empty restaurant.
Way to live the high life, fellas. Ashley, who is mad, says she’s not mad and the boys need some guy time. Ashley, you should probably get used to explaining to people how Mikey’s not actually a dick even though it really really looks like that.
The guys return still with their backpacks from this morning, hooting and howling. We cut to a hilarious shot of Bello drinking wine and looking like moms look when they realize the kids are not, in fact, down for a nap. Devin and Mikey go into the Tyra Suite to hug on Ashley, because why wouldn’t that be an awesome idea?
Mikey and Devin look at Courtney’s winning picture – again with pointless text all over it that we will never decipher – and say they’re about done with it and they need to move forward. Courtney takes that as smack talk and tells them to shut it. Mikey explains that it’s a competition and they only want to see their own pictures up there. (Also? Nyle is there and Hadassah, Mikey, Courtney, and Devin all face away from him and ignore the fact that he can’t follow the conversation that way. Nyle finally just walks away.)
Oh, dear, Courtney goes running to Ava to tell her how fake they are and also to solidify Ava as her friend by making sure she won’t be friends with them. She tells Ava what we saw Mikey and Devin say, but also says that Mikey and Devin says Ava’s picture wasn’t that good. We didn’t see that, but the conversation was edited to pieces, so who knows? Courtney says she just wouldn’t feel right if she didn’t tell Ava about the mean things the guys said about her picture. OK, I know that Courtney is a little light on the social skills, but come on.
Courtney tells Ava “We can be there for each other and that’s it.” Ava wisely lets that roll off. Get out of there, Ava.
Ava says she respects Courtney telling her about the nastiness and that Courtney’s friendship is true. Well, yes, Ava, but this moment of her friendship is a little off-plumb. Oh, no, Ava falls into the trap. As she has demonstrated the last two weeks, she does not stand for being insulted, and I suspect some part of Courtney was counting on that. Ava strides off to confront Mikey for saying that her picture needed to go. Mikey makes the reasonable argument that he was just saying that his clique should win from now on and that’s all they meant by it, but there’s already a full head of steam built up under Ava’s mullet and she can’t back down.
Ava yells it’s still mean and you shouldn’t say things like that anyway and… It feels a tiny bit like a homeschool moment? Like she’s missed out on some of the basic rough-and-tumble of groups of competing people and genuinely is missing a nuance here.
Devin announces that he’s going to apologize, but Ava has already launched into her stomp-up-the-stairs huff exit.
Ava is somehow shouting about not accepting the apology and then about only accepting the apology but don’t talk to her and it just doesn’t work on any level and she comes off looking like the most cray in a situation with a whole lot of cray. Ava shuts herself into the Tyra Suite for some quiet time and I really think that’s best.
Dustin and Lacey are in bed together (without comment from anyone) while the others decide to yell at Courtney for shit-stirring. Mikey says Courtney lies and it’s hard to care for her. Justin suggests leaving her alone because she’s going through stuff. He’s an OK guy.
Mamé says that if Courtney can’t handle the heat, she should get out kitchen. Hadassah agrees, but only because she doesn’t like anybody to be in the kitchen. Courtney is crying in the shower while wrapped in a pool towel, and holy shit, DMA, she’s going to go Full Carrie if you don’t ease up. Read the signs.
Nyle goes in and hugs Courtney. The others say Nyle doesn’t know what’s going on in the house. How about freaking communicating with him, then. Nyle says that Devin teases people. Nyle text-to-speeches with Courtney. She says she feels bad about hearing other people talk about her while she was right there.
Yu Tsai is back. The models will be applying their lesson on loving their flaws by hiding them away in this photo shoot. These photos will be completely unretouched. Can you imagine the bravery?! Without the retouching, though, the models will have to work even harder to hide their vile, wretched flaws that must never be seen, lest people’s eyes burn through from the horror. We all do self-acceptance in our own way, don’t we, Tyra?
Mamé says it’s nerve-racking, but the models do get professional hair and makeup artists, so let’s not hand out the medals for valor just yet.
Courtney pulls Ava aside and in a medium-creepy attempt to bond (and peel Ava off from the group), tells Ava that they’re the outcasts now. The others are talking, but Ava, with a firm handle on her self-esteem says she isn’t an outcast because everyone’s still nice to her. Courtney’s not happy that this gambit failed. And I know she’s gasping for a friend, but criminy, Courtney.
OK, I know I say this almost every week, but this photo shoot makes no damned sense. The set is a bunch of giant assorted shapes like they might be on an old Zoom set
Here, of course, all the giant assorted shapes have been hashtagged. You know, in case you want to click on one shape and find the other shapes in that conversation.
The models have been costumed as football superheroes from the future, only it’s just a practice day so they’re only wearing random bits of their equipment and some of them have sound effects on their leggings. They’re wearing lines of eyeblack, but it’s in greens and blues and yellows and some of them have two stripes and some of them have one stripe and some have their stripes under their eyes where they belong and some of them don’t and poor Ashley has her stripes stuck right across her eyebrows so she looks like Bert.
For real, I believe I would pay at least $25 to be able to see a clip of the art director explaining the concept of this shoot.
Mikey, really bringing it in honor of Team Douchebag, says he’s not worried because he’s so natural and wants no retouching ever. He balances on a long shape that he’s placed across a round shape and blah blah Yu Tsai wants to marry him.
Bello cheats his poses to make his shoulders wider. Yu Tsai say he’s not getting it. Mikey says he’s upset by the degree to which Bello is not a model. I can’t tell you how many times I have flown into a rage because someone near me is so not a model. But I don’t need to tell you that. It’s pretty much universal.
Ashley is keeping her eyes open. Ava says people are trying to pull her down; Yu Tsai yells at her to go tall. He also tells Dustin not to smile and does some more general yelling at him while making sure to never help.
Devin says he never relies on retouching. He re-jiggers the set and then says he needs to work on his eyebrow. He does some jumping, which should make Tyra happy.
Courtney is informed that she needs to work her space. She has Tin Woodman legs and she’s struggling. Yu Tsai asks her why she’s shaking – he basically just shouts it to the whole set, because he under no circumstances wants to make her less nervous – and interviews that watching her is like watching a car accident. Just in case you thought he might secretly not be a jerk. Can you imagine what this show would be like if the person in the Yu Tsai/Mr. Jay role actually helped and advocated for the models?
The photographer is calling Courtney’s name over and over to get her attention and Devin says Courtney deserves to be struggling. They’re talking about her eating habits again, and, yeah, this show can pretty much go screw itself. Courtney says that she has no experience when the others do, and she thought she was doing well with her posing.
Yu Tsai says Lacey really paid attention and applied her notes. Good job, Lacey. Nyle says Lacey is strong and a threat. He tells her she looked like Wonder Woman, which is adorable. Nyle is working on his waist-flattering angles. Yu Tsai says Nyle’s face is strong but his hands are lazy. Hadassah says she’s bored with him.
Hadassah says this week she’s working on making herself likable. Yu Tsai likes that, but says her energy is low. Hadassah throws herself against unstable parts of the set and gets what in medical terms is called a very minor boo-boo.
She tries to work the drama of that, but we cut away pretty quickly.
Mikey says panel day is his favorite day of the week and he’s not going home because he won the challenge. I really don’t like it when Mikey is right. Several of the models are worried about panel and try to dress to the nines to offset that.
Hadassah shows off her outfit to Justin in a way that Mamé says is actually showing off her body to Justin and she’d better watch it. Mamé is ready for Hadassah to go home, but Hadassah believes everyone underestimates her.
Kelly is wearing the Zorrosmith hat again. Well, why not? It looks fine. And it proves that she can commit better than Mikey can.
Tyra says that the less retouching you need, the more you get booked, so HIDE THOSE FLAWS. Hide them deep down inside, way down by where you have stuffed those normal human emotions.
Mamé talks about her crossbite, which I had no idea was a thing. And it certainly did not ever bother me about Mamé’s face. Her hair looks amazing in her shot and her face looks fantastic. Well done, Mamé. You weren’t nuts enough to get much camera time this week, but you nailed that final shot.
Kelly sounds like she has a cold. She warms up by having Nyle show his abs. Nyle did well at the twisting to make his waist look good, but is too safe and gives the same face every week. Tyra wants tension and Kelly wants energy and more of Nyle’s real personality.
Lacey looks tall and terrific. Kelly and Tyra love it. They also love Justin’s current outfit but not his photo. Miss J. says Justin is relying on his good looks. Hadassah has good pose but not good face. She and Nyle and Justin all need to get some tension going. Hadassah says she’s transforming. Fine.
Dustin is looking off in the distance and his face looks open yet broody, but he looks short.
Remember during the first episode when we SHATTERED the rule that modeling contestants have to be tall? It’s true! …As long as they look tall. So many good lessons for young people this week.
Devin looks good. Tyra loves that he’ll try anything on set and that he ends up with so many great shots that she can’t pick one. Credit where credit is due.
Ashley doing a “frontal side owl” while doing a cool, strong pose. She looks great. Courtney walks up practically trembling, but then haha, DMA, her face looks great in the shot.
Kelly tells Courtney to work on her personality, because on this show we treat one’s personality as something that should be malleable and should not be distinguished from the way you present yourself.
Tyra tells Courtney to brush her teeth and pee fiercely. No, really, she says that. Miss J. illustrates peeing – and pooping – quite fiercely and damned if she doesn’t pull it off.
I know that this earthy advice seems out of place on Top Model, but of course that’s Tyra’s point as she hopes to shock us into the Cathar idea that it’s important to liberate one’s spirit from this world of base matter. She’s like a Zen master. Only Cathar.
Ava’s picture looks fine and tall, but it’s not blowing anyone’s socks off. Bello is flipping the hell out of that weave. Kelly says it looks super current and major.
Mikey walks up expecting all the praise that Devin and Ashley got, but oh, dear, it looks like he’s the weak link of DMA this week. Tyra calls Mikey feminine but hot. Kelly’s not crazy about him, probably because she, like Yu Tsai, can spot a real earring hole. Tyra and Kelly call Mikey boring and yesterday. I wonder how Mikey’s going to like their clique if the balance of power shifts?
12 models! 11 photos!
Best photo: Lacey! Daaaamn, something of an upset!
Runner up: Mamé! Oh, ouch, Lacey – Tyra tells Mamé would have gotten the top spot if she’d gotten a better challenge score. Then we have
Mikey (Tyra tells him he’s only that high because of the challenge.)
And we’re down to Hadassah and Dustin! Dustin and Hadassah!
Hadassah hates it so much that she’s in the bottom two again. Tyra says it’s beautiful that she’s more likeable, but her photo sucks. Dustin doesn’t know he’s a model They really don’t know what to say to Dustin. Why did they put him in the top 14 if none of the judges like him?
Aw, poor Dustin. And poor Nyle, because no one else makes the effort of freaking talking to him. Aw, Dustin gave up graduation and prom for this. But he’s glad to be able to smile whenever he feels like smiling. You guys, I think Dustin is going to be OK.
Mikey is goaded into kissing Mamé during a photo shoot and totally does it for real! Oh, AWESOME, there is going to be some sort of demon shoot. And there will apparently be shower fight with Mamé and Hadassah. Yes, of course I’m going to come crawling back. See you there.