America's Next Top Model: Episode 9.5, "The Girl Who Is Afraid of Heights" Recap
On tonight's episode of America's Next Top Model, the girls received lessons in creative posing which came in handy at their gargoyle photo shoot on top of a building.  The claws came out when the girls became jealous of someone.  Cycle 6 winner Danielle Evans lent a helping hand for a competition.

The girls met up with Benny Ninja, the expert, who taught them how to pose creatively while jumping on a trampoline.  Though Heather struggled the most, many of the girls fell and were very awkward.  Ambreal and Saleisha stand out, showing tremendous agility and creativity.

Next, Benny returned and had the girls convey an emotion while posing with a figure skater.  Cycle 6 winner Danielle turned up to judge the girls and the winner of the competition would get to participate in a photo shoot with Dani and two friends of her choice.  Heather, once again, turned out a weak performance but the same could not be said for Lisa.  Despite criticism from the other girls, Lisa wins it and brings Janet and Ebony along for the Seventeen photo shoot.

Cattiness erupted in the house with many of the girls talking behind Lisa's back.  When she returned from her photo shoot, Bianca took some cheap shots at her and Saleisha told Lisa that people want her out.  It only made her more determined to turn out a photo that would not only keep her in the competition but get her name called first.

For their portfolio photos, the models were dressed as fashionable gargoyles and took their pictures on top of a building.  Ambreal was extremely afraid but managed to get through her photo shoot.  Heather redeemed herself, impressing Jay, as did Ebony, Chantal, and Bianca. 

At judging, Tyra comes down on Ebony for being too self conscious and Jenah for not putting enough thought into her look.  After deliberating with the panel, she calls Lisa's name first.  Tyra then called Ebony, Chantal, Jenah, Saleisha, Heather, and Sarah in that order. Janet and Ambreal are left in the bottom two and Tyra chose to save Ambreal and eliminate Janet, for needing too much coaching.

Next week on America's Next Top Model, Jay loses his patience with one of the models.  A very special man pays the girls a visit.

- Gina Scarpa, BuddyTV Staff Writer

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