A Shocking 'Make Me a Supermodel' Elimination
John Kubicek
John Kubicek
Senior Writer, BuddyTV
The penultimate episode of Make Me a Supermodel was a no-brainer.  The final four consisted of two guys with amazing bodies, one woman who outshined all the others, and a dude who loves boobies and cut his testicles.  Everyone knew exactly what would happen.  Jonathan, Sandhurst and Mountaha would make it to the finals and Branden, the lone American, would finally be eliminated after landing in the bottom for most of the season.

But that's not what happened.  And I was as shocked as the person who was eliminated.
The final moments came down to Branden and Mountaha.  Since no one expected an all-male finale, Branden was the logical choice to be eliminated.  But when Tyson Beckford told him he was safe, Mountaha's jaw dropped and she began to cry.  It was as shocking a moment as the show could've come up with.

I don't want to take anything away from Branden.  While he may not be as cut or well-defined as Jonathan or Sandhurst, he does have the lean figure that some male models succeed with.  And in terms of growth, no one has made more strides than Branden, mostly because he started out as just some random good-looking dude who thought he was hot enough to be a model because he could always pick up any girl he wanted.

But the shock is still there, especially based on the episode's photo shoot.  The models had just a small window of time to pose as pyrotechnics were set off behind them.  Branden yelled even though the photographer explained to him why he shouldn't, and the photos were so bad that his official shot was from the moment just before the pyrotechnics went off.

It was one in a long series of sub-par Branden photographs, but I guess the confidence of spending most of the day in a suit helped his sophisticated runway.  The result is three men battling it out for the victory while Mountaha is left with the consolation prize that she was the last woman standing.

While her elimination was shocking, it doesn't change much.  Ever since Jordan crashed and burned, Jonathan and Sandhurst have been head and shoulders above everyone else in the competition and even if Mountaha was still around, the chances of her winning were slim-to-none.  This is between Jonathan and Sandhurst, and the only thing Branden can hope for is that the final photo shoot doesn't involve swimwear or being shirtless..

-John Kubicek, BuddyTV Senior Writer
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