Last week, Katarzyna Dolinska was eliminated from this cycle of America's Next Top Model. As of the writing of this article, about 1500 people have voted in our poll as to their reaction to the elimination. Sixty percent found it unfair, twenty-nine percent found it shocking and only eleven percent found it to be deserved.
Well, there has to be at least one elimination per America's Next Top Model cycle that totally upsets viewers' expectations. With that out of the way, could we possible expect some more predictable results to be forthcoming.
In other words, will Dominique be sent home this week? I gave the girl credit; she did a great job with the photo shoot last week. But the potential clients have already commented that she doesn't look as “fresh” as the other girls and the judges say they don't see a model at panel. Girls are sent home all the time for not being the “total package.” If one's modelette package doesn't include looking like a model in person…isn't that kind of an incomplete package?
Whitney did a better job at dialing down the pageant-y aspect of her posing last week, but she still did not really nail a good photo. That said, she does still have that bubbly sassy quality that fits well with the Cover Girl persona. I think if she could take an excellent picture this week, she just might be able to redeem herself.
Fatima and Anya both did well in the last challenge, but neither are a slam dunk for different reasons. For one, Fatima does struggle with her posing at times, and she doesn't have the warmth to her personality that the judges often look for.
Although sometimes Anya's not connected with it as well as she could, she appears to be a natural in front of the camera. However, the judges seem to find her personality as washed out as her eyebrows.
As we saw with Katarzyna's elimination last week, personality can trump more conventional model looks, so it would seem like anything is possible this week on America's Next Top Model.
- Leslie Seaton, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
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