I missed the mark pretty wide a couple weeks ago when I predicted Sheena
would continue to be safe on America's Next Top Model
the very week she was eliminated. I am glad to brag, then, that I haven't completely lost my ability to read the waxing and waning of Tyra's weave (all the secrets of the universe can be found there!). I was correct that the “scream at the judges” advertised last week was, boringly, just Elina
being pushed to show emotion. I still have some America's Next Top Model
Can I maintain it this week? Who could be on the chopping block to not make it to the final three
General consensus seems to be that – like them or not – Analeigh
seem to be the two strongest contenders. It would also fit Tyra's favorite pattern to have them as the final two, as each one has something the other doesn't.
Analeigh occasionally tries too hard, but she is warm and bubbly in a way that fits well with the Cover Girl persona. However, while Nigel Barker
likes her look, Pauliva Porizkova has pointed out how I and some other viewers feel: her face is beautiful but not photogenic.
McKey, on the other hand, is very photogenic. But she's been a bit of a cipher all season and we haven't really gotten to know her personality. So she would be a perfect foil against Analeigh.
But that's getting a little ahead of things. It's the final three we're looking for here, not the analysis of the final two. So, if I think those two are a given, who could be joining them in the final three?
, despite her very strong pictures, seems to be the more obvious choice to leave. She can't go on go-sees, she's nervous on photo shoots and her spoken commercial wasn't very good. The only reason I could see why she wouldn't be going home on this next episode of America's Next Top Model
is because it's almost too obvious and predictable.
I don't think Samantha
can win, but she seems to have given the judges a little more reason than Marjorie to stick around. Sometimes her photos have flopped, and she can look a little too mall girl at times. But she's pulled out some high fashion looks in photos, has an outgoing personality, and seems to put forth her best effort a bit more than Marjorie does.
Of course, it's entirely possible that any one of the girls will have some kind of major crash and burn at the last minute, so we'll see what comes to be this week on America's Next Top Model
- Leslie Seaton, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
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