America's Next Top Model: Episode 9.7 Who Should Go Home?
America's Next Top Model: Episode 9.7 Who Should Go Home?
(Oops - yes, folks, we did jump the gun this week and there was no elimination in the season recap episode.  Consider us ahead for next week!  I think Tyra just wanted to give me one more week of being wrong in this column!)

Okay, fine, I'll say it again: Ambreal

I want credit!  Last week, Ambreal was my pick for the girl most likely to go home on America's Next Top Model.  Despite the regal beauty that the panel admired, and her generally appealing disposition, she just did not seem likely to move forward in the competition.

And she wouldn't have - it wasn't her photo pulled at the last minute, but Ebony stepping down saved her in the competition. 

But I still feel like I should get some kind of point for that pick.  Maybe a point with an asterisk and a footnote.  Or a half point. 

Therefore, I'm putting her back on the list because if the judges weren't seeing potential in her before, she's going to have to pull off some kind of superhuman supermodel shot to wow them enough now.

But who knows?  Maybe having looked into the face of death - er, Tyra - and seeing her fate will rejuvenate Ambreal and maybe she will pull off a superhuman supermodel shot.

So then who else could be on the chopping block on this week's episode of America's Next Top Model

I got a little worried about the panel's comments to Sarah last week.  You never would have imagined that a model losing weight would be an issue, but their remarks about her weight seemed ominous. 

And confusing.  At worst, wasn't Sarah just a size 8 or so?  I know that she is bigger than a usual not plus-size model, but aren't plus-size models usually about a size 12 and up?  I wish Tyra would really explain that to us again because I'm completely confused.  Sarah's body when she initially came on the show just didn't look like what I have seen when someone has been called a plus-size model before. 

Anyway, again, it seemed like each week the panel has some comment about her weight, but I believe this was the first time they directly said anything to Sarah.  If this week's episode of America's Next Top Model starts out with a major editing focus on Sarah and her weight, I'm thinking she might be in trouble.

Lisa might be another one to watch out for.  She's been coasting in her photos, and now that she's received a lot of critiquing from the judges, she seems to be doubting herself.  The challenge on America's Next Top Model is finding that sweet spot between over-confidence and insecurity.  Swing too far in any one direction and Tyra is likely to start picking on you.  Lisa's confidence seems shaken and this seems to be a make-or-break shoot for her.  Will she finally get another photo the judges find as strong as the first?

What do you think?  Leave your thoughts in the comments below!


- Leslie Seaton, BuddyTV Staff Columnist

(Image courtesy of CW)

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