And so begins another season of Top Model which proves to be just as predictably predictable as always - and we keep watching!
There are 14 girls that start out the season - one of which is "plus sized" or as Tyra is now calling her..."Fiercely Real". It's just fierce how real this girl is. She's 26, too, so she's also fiercly old!
Another outcast in the ANTM society is the "Fiercely Nappy" rattail girl! At least she shaves her armpits?
The Jay's show up to tell the girls that they did/didn't make it into the house. Miss Jay is working his 14 year old preppy girl here to clean your house, look.
The Jay's tell all of the girls that they didn't make the cut. It's cruel but it gives us the opportunity to see all sorts of emotions. Which is fun!
And they completely flip a lid when Tyra announces that they ARE in and they're at their new Top Model home. Screaming Chaos.
They run around getting used to the new place until Dominique calls a family meeting to announce "We ain't got no beds!" and "I don't even know wha to expect nomo!"
Tyra Mail lets the girls know that tomorrow they'll be getting the ball rolling. Because she's an expert at figuring out word puzzles and clues, Jaclyn decides that must mean only one of two things.
1.) We're goin' to a ball.
2.) We're goin' to a bowling alley.
So in the morning, The Jays tell the girls that they'll be doing...their first runway show! Cue screamface:
And that they'll be wearing T by Alexander Wang. Somehow, trailer park girl knows Alexander Wang! Girl did her homework! Cue shockface:
And they'll be wearing Erin Wasson's jewelry...
And that they'll be walking on a 12 inch wide runway. Cue shockface:
In a plastic bubble. Cue scream/shock/omgface:
Upon seeing the plastic bubble, darling Sweet Tea Jaclyn says "What if they can't get it open and I'm stuck in that bubble for the rest of my life? That went through my head a million times."
We can only hope!
Did you think the excitement was over? Well, Russel James is going to be photographing them. This calls for celebrationface:
The photoshoot is a backstage, behind-the-scenes before the runway show shoot. I love the idea and have been really getting into looking at shoots from backstage. They're even more interesting and tell a better story than the runway shows themselves, sometimes!
The emerging bitch of the show so far is Alexandria. "I have natural swag." and "You don't have to like me." are her words of note.
The plastic bubble, 12 inch runway and the swimming pool combined are complete setups for failure. Look at Molly - her face says everything.
First, the good. The only redeeming factor to this challenge was the fact that they had cameras inside the bubbles. This gave us some really artistic, unique views of the girls walking - confetti flying everywhere. Pretty cool!
The bad: disaster was bound to strike. Pretty humiliating - especially because they're completely left to fend for themselves, struggling for minutes to get out of the water. It was a total hot mess.
Even Miss Jay didn't hold back giggles. How ruuuude. Oh yes and he even yelled out "Stay fabulous!!" as Ondrei was flailing about in her bubble.
They were easily brought back to celebrationface when they were told they were being gifted a piece of jewelry from Erin's collection. It's sort of exciting I suppose but man, they really flip out over every little thing don't they?!
Best Tyra Ever.
Nigel notes that there's such a thing as "Cat's Bottom Mouth" which I've heard makes the rockin' world go round.
Molly wins best photo of the week - well deserved!
And from the amount of emotion that Dominique shows, you'd think she was the one being sent home, right?
Buuuuut...it's this girl:
Tyra tells her to "Go home and practice and get some pictures that are...more striking than you are." What the heck is that supposed to mean? Something tells me it's an unintentional insult. Oh Tyra and the words that spill out of your mouth.
Phew. That was emotional! Or not.
It's too early to tell right now, but at this point my favorites are: