Among the characters — and they are characters — that America's Next Top Model has introduced to us this season are all of our old, familiar favorites: the bumpkin (Kathy), the dimwit (Gina), the sexpot (Kari), the girl next door (Mollie Sue) and the psycho (no comment). But the one we'd most likely invite to our backyard barbecue would have to be last week's eliminee — call her "the sweetheart" — Sara Albert. After being asked
Although America's Next Top Model judge Nigel Barker rightly noted that she resembled E.T. in a wig, Furonda Brasfield made it nine — count 'em, nine — weeks into the CoverGirl competition. How on earth did she outlast witty knockouts like Leslie and Mollie Sue? As her TVGuide.com interview reveals, it certainly wasn't because she exhibited any
She looks regal. She acts snobbish. She seems insensitive. She is weird. All of these things have been said about America's Next Top Model's Nnenna Agba. But which of them are true — well, aside from the regal part, that is? (Pictures don't lie.) To find out, TVGuide.com rang up the 24-year-old from Texas (by way of Nigeria) and asked her a series of subversively revealing questions. So, as you count down the minutes to tonight's episode (8 pm/ET on UPN), you can draw your own conclusions about the runway also-ran.
TVGuide.com: After you'd won so many competitions — including one in your final Top Model episode — I was stunned that you were sent home. Were you?
Nnenna Agba: Not really, considering the picture of the week was trying to transform me into a mermaid. I don't think I came close to th
Pixieish America's Next Top Model castoff Mollie Sue Steenis just can't catch a break. First, she got eliminated by Tyra Banks over such "winners" as "geriatric" egomaniac Jade and cry-baby Brooke. (And let's be real — with that adorable Mia Farrow 'do and those piercing blue eyes, the 25-year-old Tampa native shoulda been a contender.) Then, when she was given the sweetest consolation prize ever by her boyfriend — a wedding! — she didn't even get to strut down the aisle like Miss J. In fact, there was no walk down the aisle at all "because we did it at a courthouse," she tells TVGuide.com. Did she at least get to don a designer gown? "Actually, I was wearing sandals and a tank top," she admits. "Then we went to take a nap in the park." We're assuming (and hoping) this
If a girl walks like a model and talks like a model, it stands to reason that she's a model, right? But what if a girl does neither? In that case, she's probably Gina Choe, the rightfully insecure, utterly inept catwalker run off America's Next Top Model last week. Everything from bitches to bugs wigged out the 21-year-old Floridian, so I can only assume that during her TVGuide.com Q&A preceding tonight's elimination (8 ET on UPN), there will be some histrionics. At least I hope so.
TVGuide.com: So, Gina, on a scale of 1 to 10 — 1 being a broken nail and 10 being a root canal — how much did you hate being in the House of Top Model?
Gina Choe: I'm not going to lie. I went into [the competition] being really naive compared to the other girls. They seemed so much more prepared than I was. I thought it wa