America's Next Top ModelIvan Bart Season 16 • Episode 11
Can you believe Top Model is already down to its final three? For this week’s challenge the girls filmed “live” beauty segments (meaning they never aired anywhere other than last night's episode) for The Insider. All things considered — the difficult-to-pronounce names of their Moroccan locales, next to no time to prep their beauty stories, and a near-total inability to find English speakers to converse with — the end results were not that bad. (Obviously we’re grading on a curve here, but still.) Ever the delightful grumpasaurus, Molly managed to be smiley and bubbly enough to eke out the win.
For the main photo shoot, the girls posed with a male model on an oddly smoky set. Despite many awkward attempts at faking romance, the whole affair was overshadowed by the gray turban worn by Jay Manuel, who was, impressively, months ahead of Chanel's recent turban moment. But what do you know, Tyra just loved the shoot’s results, so much so that she felt the need to pick two pictures to judge the girls on this week — unless she just needed extra filler for an otherwise lackluster episode. Panel was also an overwhelmingly positive affair: Tyra thought Brittani was telling beautiful stories with her photos; Nigel (creepily) said he wanted to be the male model in Molly’s shots; and André Leon Talley thought Hannah had elevated her film to the level of Italian Vogue. Being the best reality-television judge of all time, ALT also said that Molly modeled the clothes in her shots so well that he just wanted to highlight them all with a magic marker. He also fawned over all the girls’ belts, and seemed to take genuine affront to Nigel saying something was "gauche," as the word is clearly, well, his word.
With so much praise going around, Hannah's one “ghastly foot” was enough to spark the panel’s fear that she’s too emotional to survive in the world of modeling, and got her sent home. Ironically, Hannah choked up and got emotional while explaining she felt strong enough to succeed in the industry — a display of sniffles and tears that turned ALT off entirely, stone-cold fox that he is. So it's now Molly vs. Brittani for the win, and for the first time in a while, ANTM’s next champion doesn’t seem all too obvious. Oh, the suspense!
Here's our video of all this week's ALT-related goodness: