Last week the remaining top six girls traveled to Venice and Milan, Italy. At the last photo shoot Ann kept slipping and the little confidence she had from winning top photo five times was clearly eroding. But it was Liz who was eliminated for making too many excuses. Who is the next girl eliminated?
The girls returned to the house and Kayla was happy to see her number one photo featured. Tyra mail arrived and the girls deduced they would be going on go-sees. They chatted while putting pictures in their portfolios. Ann said she was shy and didn’t like talking to strangers. Chelsey was an old pro.
At IMG modeling agency Tyra waited for the girls. She then helpfully rearranged the girls’ photos and explained that she was doing what most agents do. Tyra also told the girls that she used to think she knew what was best for her portfolio and rearranged the photos after the agent went through them but was clueless as to why she would only book commercial shoots. Then *Ding* she realized the agent was right and she had to trust their judgment.
The girls then met with two of the IMG agents who were really nice and charming with their Italian accents. The gals had four hours to go to four go-and-sees – as they say in Italy – and one was for fashion house Versace. They could only use public transportation… this show was turning into The Amazing Race!
Since Versace was the closest to the agency the gals all headed there. They split up into groups: Jane and Chris, and Kayla and Chelsey. Ann sort of followed Kayla and Chelsey and they got lost.
Jane and Chris got to Versace first. Jane impressed the receptionist by speaking a little Italian! The Versace guy liked that Chris asked a question about what sort of model they look for, but didn’t think she had the right look for them because she looked too “80s.” He thought Jane had a bad walk. He said Chelsey’s look was too “two-season’s ago.” Kayla looked fresh but wouldn’t be good for the runway. Ann had a terrible walk but he loved her look and body and would book her!
After Versace Jane and Chris tried to use the subway but couldn’t figure it out. So they decided they didn’t have enough time to try to go to another go-and-see especially after Chris hurt her foot. So they went for ice cream and then waited around IMG. Chelsey also got lost but actually made it to another go-and-see at Global Casting Danilo. Danilo loved her look and body and said he would book her! Kayla said she was from Chicago so knew how to use public transportation. But she went the wrong way and ended up back at Versace. Ann also had problems trying to find her way around and her hair got really super frizzy.
Back at IMG the clock was ticking and all the girls had to check-in by 6:30 pm or else. Chris and Jane were waiting and Chelsey made it back with 5 minutes to spare. Kayla and Ann were super late. The IMG agents welcomed them back but said Kayla and Ann were late so out of contention, but they didn’t kick them out like usual. Obviously Chelsey was the winner. She got a weird-looking Versace jacket. The jacket wowed Kayla because she said you could tell that it wasn’t fake, it was real!
The next day the photo shoot involved a super-hot-hot Italian male model and the girls were made up like statues. Nigel was the photog. Basically the girls had to pretend that the male model was a sculptor and the statues came to life in his hands because of his gorgeous face. How any of the girls could not feel passion being sculpted by that hottie was a mystery.
Basically Kayla rocked it because she said she was used to male models now so it didn’t freak her out so much. Nigel was really impressed by her. Jane showed absolutely no passion or personality. When Nigel called her out about it she started crying. Nigel commented that that was the most emotion he had ever seen from her! HA. Chelsey and Ann did well. Chris showed pain in her face not passion because of her hurt foot.
At panel Chelsey was commended because she actually made two go-and-sees. The others got head shakes. How could anybody have four hours and only make one go-see? The judges loved Kayla’s photo but told her Versace wouldn’t book her. They told Chelsey she would be booked by her second go-see but not Versace and they liked her picture also. Ann looked great in her photo – except I thought her arm looked cut off ala Venus de Milo. Ann also was the only girl who Versace would book but she needed to show more personality. Chris and Jane both looked sleepy and showed no passion in their photos.
The winner this week was Kayla! Then the photos called were Chelsey and Ann.
Bottom two: Chris and Jane
Will the models please step forward? Chris you are bubbly and funny. Jane you need to work on your personality.
Who was eliminated? Chris, go get some acting classes to showcase your funny side.
Next episode: “Franca Sozzani“ The girls meet with Vogue Italia’s editor-in-chief, Franca Sozzani. Tyra directs the girls in a “motion editorial” and two girls are eliminated. Then Ms. Tyra debuts her directorial debut of “Disturbato.”
Final two prediction: Kayla and Ann
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