Last night on America's Next Top Model, Erin may have cried so much during her Covergirl commercial that they almost ran out of concealer from all her touch-ups. But she wasn't the only one who had a hard time pushing through the video shoot.
Even though they had the chance to write their own scripts, each girl had her own challenges with the delivery: from Nicole, who needed to conquer her natural awkwardness, to Brittany, who memorized her script so perfectly that she came off sounding like a robot. There was one clear winner of the challenge, though, and she took to the camera like a bubbly, head-bobbing fish to water.
After the jump, revisit each model's Covergirl commercial, and see if you agree with my rankings of the best and worst commercials from America's Next Top Model Cycle 13 Episode 8, "Interview 101."
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Erin had a great opportunity to show us just how relatable she claimed that she was, but instead she came off in her "best take" as a pouty child. The final shot of her resentful, frustrated face is enough to stave off anyone from ever wanting to buy this product. Who wants to buy makeup from someone who looks like she has a gun to her back? Also: girl, stand up straight and put your chin down. Except, you know, metaphorically: CHIN UP!6. Sundai
Hahaha! You know when Kim Kardashian thinks you're kidding about makeup
that you are in BIG TROUBLE. Pro: Sundai's commercial is hilarious. Con: It's not supposed to be. Pro: I love Sundai! Con: It's mostly in a "second-hand embarrassment, makes me feel a little better about my own awkwardness" sort of way.5. Brittany
I read a comment on another ANTM site calling her "Robotnny," and all I have to say is... "Why didn't I think of that?!" What I noticed about Brittany's commercial (besides her obvious scripted-ness) is that she seems to lose that sex appeal we always see in her photos. Maybe it's her voice. But she just comes off very young and innocent. A young and innocent robot.4. Rae
I loved Rae. It broke my heart to see her get eliminated, because I think she has taken some of the best photos so far this cycle, and I know what it's like to struggle with putting your real personality out there for strangers. Some people are naturally open and bubbly, and others are not. Rae may not have had the on-camera charisma Tyra was looking for in a Top Model, but she still looked beautiful and kept it together, even when she fumbled her lines. Bye Rai, and good luck!3. Laura
Considering her severe dyslexia, Laura did a couple key things that actually make her an ideal Covergirl, despite her obvious problems reading the lines (but who are we kidding? that's what editing is for)--she made the script work for her and her unique accent, and she powered through, never losing her confidence, and topped it off with a cute smile and sassy look at the end. She outdid most of the other girls with making herself likable and, in turn, making the product likable. Hell, Laura's more than likable. I. LOVE. HER. 2. Nicole
And the award for "Most Improved" goes to... this girl! Nicole absolutely SHOCKED me with her energy and charm, and I'm thrilled about it. And her final "easy, breezy" line? Absolutely precious. She may have had to take on an alien personality (alien to her
, who usually sounds like an alien from outer space) to get the job done, but she did it better than anyone could have expected. This girl is just full of surprises and talent. I dare you not to love her.1. Jennifer
Jennifer won this competition for making it all look so easy. She connected with the camera and the audience (that initial "Hey girls" may have actually sealed the deal for the judges, if you ask me), remembered all her lines without sounding like a machine, and sold both the product and herself. Her script is definitely the best: informative and marketable, but still natural. My only critiques of her commercial are that her head-bobbing, while rather adorable, is a bit distracting, as is her constant movement of the mascara. I may have a weakness for the more quirky models in the pack, but darn it, I have to admit that Jennifer is crazy-likable.And that's my take on the best and worst Covergirl commercials this week on America's Next Top Model! What's yours?
-Meghan Carlson, BuddyTV Staff WriterImage/Video courtesy of the CW