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America's Next Top Model Episode: "Fierce Eyes"

Season 11, Episode 4
Episode Synopsis: The models wear blindfolds while practicing their runway walks. For the photo shoot, the ladies pose with their eyes. The judges eliminate two contestants.
Original Air Date: Sep 24, 2008

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Top Model Episode Recap: "Fierce Eyes" Season 11, Episode 4

This week's episode featured models in blindfolds, very little Tyra Banks, and the dismissal of not one but two contestants.

Hi, I'm filling in for Gina this week, and I wrote a lot of really detailed stuff, but then Explorer crashed and I lost it all. And also, the president is going to be on soon, talking about the financial meltdown that could send our country deep into recession and cost us our homes, 401(k)s, etc., so I don't really want to spend the whole night re-recapping the exploits of Tyra and friends. Also, she's barely in the first three-fourths of the episode, because apparently the show has become too boring even for her. Anyway, I apologize for this recap being a little shorter than usual.

OK. So first, the girls have to practice walking in high heels down the lanes at Lucky Strike, which must have some crazy promotional tie-in with the CW, because the kids from 90210 went just a few weeks ago. Isis, the transgendered contestant, does pretty well, and then the girls go back to the house, where Clark says a bunch of catty stuff about Isis being too manly to get modeling jobs, and that it's time for her to go.

Cut to commercial, and a news flash: Isis isn't going anywhere. This show is as boring as Tyra is self-promoting. Isis is the one interesting aspect ANTM has. And also, you know how on Rock of Love and The Bachelor the guy can't get rid of the older woman or the woman of color or the woman-who's-different-from-the-other-women woman too soon so he doesn't look ageist or sexist or whatever? ANTM is in the same situation, trying not to seem transgenderist. Or boring.

So anyway. The girls have to compete in a Runway Challenge in what guest designer Jeremy Scott calls a "vintage bank," because fashion types learned long ago that "vintage" sounds better than "old." The catch: they have to wear blindfolds, so they look like either the Riddler or the Hamburgler as they go down the runway.

Anyway, Joslyn wins. Isis does great. And Hannah gets sent home to Alaska. But at least she'll be able to see Russia, home of guest designer Kira Plastinina, who got into the biz at the age of 15. (Surely with no help from her millionaire father.)

Next, the girls do a water-themed photo shoot with Nigel Barker, who I don't hate, and then go before the panel to be judged.

"Well, this week was a little different on Top Model, wasn't it?" Tyra says. Yes, it's been better: because you weren't around. Guess what? Tyra has a long story about herself to explain the concept behind this week's photo shoot.

We get to the judging. In: Clark. Also Analeigh, who was in the bottom two last week, and Joslyn, of course. Also in: a bunch of the other girls. Left to compete for the final photo are Isis and Samantha.

Isis is looking "sleepier and sleepier and sleepier" in her film, Tyra says. Samantha is in trouble because she pulled up her skirt slightly during the vintage bank show.

And, whoa, an actual surprise: Goodbye Isis. But to ensure the show doesn't look anti-transgenderist, or whatever it's called, she gets the nicest sendoff ever, and a big group hug. OK, I was totally wrong. But here's the thing: The show's about to be not very interesting.

I'm gonna watch the president now. - Tim Molloy show less
This week's episode featured models in blindfolds, very little Tyra Banks, and the dismissal of not one but two contestants.

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Premiered: September 20, 2006, on CW
Rating: TV-PG
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Premise: Aspiring models compete for a chance to break into the business in this runaway hit. Created and executive-produced by supermodel Tyra Banks, its formula of beautiful women plus unappealing behavior make it enormously popular and one of the more intriguing reality shows, with its wannabe cover girls living together in a house and, between catfights, going out on photo shoots while they vie for a modeling contract.

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