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2006, TV Show

America's Next Top Model Episode: "The Girl Who Starts to Lose Her Cool"

Season 9, Episode 9
Episode Synopsis: Each model designs her own dress with help from student designers and then wears her creation on the runway in a fashion show. The photo shoot takes place in a desert where the ladies pose with a burning car.
Original Air Date: Nov 14, 2007
Guest Cast Ann Shoket Neal Hamil
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Aired: 11/14/2007
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Episode Recap: The Girl Who Starts to Lose Her Cool Since episode 1 of this Top Model cycle, Heather has gotten so much attention both on and off the screen. Even on this blog, week after week people are debating whether Heather is destined to be the winner of this season or if her autism is getting her special treatment. Regardless of what your thoughts might be, there's no denying that she is the breakout star of the season. This week, Heather took center stage when she freaked out on the other girls in the house but more on that in a bit. As the episode started out, the girls discussed the previous elimination and Bianca once again expressed her concern about Heather being able to handle the pressures of being a model. When they woke up the next morning, the girls were off to spend some quality time with Benny Ninja. They were shown a hideous blue dress and were told their task was to inspire a designer to transform it into something beautiful. When the girls paired off with their designers, some of them hit it off right away while others (Bianca) weren't completely thrilled by the designer's vision. Later that night, the house-mates discussed how they'd made it to the halfway point and how they felt about the competition thus far. Bianca explained that while she used to view Heather as a threat, she now realizes that Heather is nothing more than just a pretty face and that pretty face is the only reason she's still in the running. Oh boy! I don't even know where to go with that. Poor Bianca doesn't realize that modeling is one of the few professions where just having a pretty face can still get you pretty far! The next day, the girls continued the dress design challenge by modeling what the designers had created for them. Bianca was convinced she rocked the challenge as Cleopatra with attitude (btw, didn't Cleopatra have plenty of attitude to begin with?) and Heather had a difficult time explaining the look that was created for her. I know I'm one of the few people on the Ambreal train but I thought she looked great and explained her style really well despite it coming off a bit cheesy to the judges. It was Saleisha however, who won over the judges with her pixie outfit earning her, Bianca, and Lisa a photo shoot with Seventeen magazine. When the girls returned home and hit the showers, Heather lost her cool. Feeling down after the negative criticism she got at the challenge, she flipped out at the other girls for getting in the shower when she called first dibs. She screamed, cursed, and demanded her shower time. The incident showed the other girls a whole new side to Heather and many of them weren't happy about it. They were all pretty steamed considering none of them really get the opportunity to shower alone either. The whole thing started and ended pretty quickly. The next day the girls were off to a photo shoot in the desert. They posed next to a burning car and were asked to look pissed off in their shots. Though Heather walked into the shoot annoyed from the day before, she couldn't deliver what Jay was looking for. In fact, most of the girls struggled to give Jay what he wanted. The gang returned home and tried to find out what was bothering Heather. She explained her annoyances over the shower situation and made peace with the rest of the girls. Time to face the judging panel! Before the judges deliberated this week, it was announced that whoever makes it through to next week will be joining Tyra and co. on a trip to China. After the judges deliberated, Tyra handed out the photos until Lisa and Ambreal were left in the bottom two. Knowing how successful Lisa has been in recent weeks and how unsuccessful Ambreal has been, it was pretty clear that I'd be bidding adieu to my favorite of this season's crop of girls. Tyra wasted no time handing Lisa her photo and sending Ambreal packing. Bye, bye sweet Ambreal! Without getting too off-track, I need to first address how utterly ridiculous Benny Ninja looked when he came out for the dress design challenge. His outfit was absolutely hilarious and not at all fashionable. Whoever told him it was stylish to put on a kilt and a see-through top is def. not a friend. Sometimes you just have to say no to the high fashion and go with the safety of a t-shirt and jeans. As for the rest of the show, I'm obviously really sad to see Ambreal go but it was destined to happen one of these days. Also, was I the only one expecting more from Heather's little blow-up? The previews made it seem as though it'd be a much bigger deal and they even titled the episode The Girl Who Starts to Lose Her Cool. The girl had a stressful day and just wanted to shower and relax. We've all had those days when we just want to be left alone. I guess its just one of those instances when you kick yourself for signing up for a reality television show. Anyhow, next week the girls are off to China! It should be quite interesting to see how they deal with that culture. I'm pumped! And for all those true ANTM fanatics, check out this week's Ausiello Report for scoop on the next cycle! show less
Episode Recap: The Girl Who Starts to Lose Her CoolSince episode 1 of this Top Model cycle, Heather has gotten so much attention both on and off the screen. Even on this blog, week after week people are debating whether Heather is destined to be the winner of this season or if her autism is getting her special treatment. Regardless of what your thoughts might be, there's no denying that she is the breakout star of the season. This week, Heather took center stage when she freaked out on the other girls in the house but more on that in a bit.As the episode started out, the girls discussed the previous elimination and Bianca once again expressed her concern about Heather being able to handle the pressures of being a model. When they woke up the next morning, the girls were off to spend some quality time with Benny Ninja. They were shown a hideous blue dress and were told their task was to inspire a designer to transform it into something beautiful. When the girls paired off with their ... read more

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