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America's Next Top Model Episode: "Top Model Takes It to the Streets"

Season 10, Episode 5
Episode Synopsis: Supermodel Vendela gives the ladies tips on posing for catalog, commercial and couture shoots to prepare them for a posing competition on the streets of New York City.
Original Air Date: Mar 19, 2008
Guest Cast Vendela
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Season 10, Episode 5
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Top Model Takes It to the Streets Season 10, Episode 5

Oh boy...after last week's meat photo shoot I couldn't wait to see what Tyra had up her sleeve for this week's Top Model. Even outside of this blog the bizarre decision to shoot the girls with meat draped over them seemed to get a lot of attention. Especially from our friends over at PETA. Now, I'm always up for a delicious steak dinner but at the same time I do find something wrong with having these poor girls running around with dead cow as underwear. As this week's episode kicked off and I caught a glimpse of the previously on Top Model clips, I couldn't help but scoff at Mr. Jay's line about how one of the girls was not "coming off pretty." Umm, Mr. Jay, you try sporting meat panties and see how attractive you look! Anyhow, I digress. This week's episode marked the return of my least favorite Tyra pal, Benny Ninja and yet another model friend to parade in front of the remaining girls. As things got underway, Fatima was upset about being in the bottom two last week (boo hoo!) and Dominique began spouting off about how this is her competition to win which pretty much meant there was a good chance she'd be going home by the end of the hour. This show is becoming as formulaic as a horror movie. It's just like when someone says "I'll be right back!" and you know they're about to die. Whitney bitched to the camera about how Dominique doesn't stop running her mouth which just makes me love her even more. I truly hope she can break the curse of the plus-sized girls this cycle. I loved how Stacy-Ann was the first one to call Whitney fat when, if Whitney leaves at some point, Stacy-Ann becomes the biggest gal in the house. It wasn't long before the girls had to hop into the fab cab and head over to a lesson with Benny Ninja and (international supermodel) Vendela. Once again, Benny Ninja was sporting quite the outfit. The dude may have invented voguing but a tiny bald man should not parade around in a plaid skirt (I don't care how comfortable he is with himself.) He taught the girls how to pose for catalog, commercial, and couture. As the girls showed off what they could do, Benny told Whitney she looks like Anna Nicole which is completely untrue. When the girls got back to the house, it was time for some drama over phone time. Really? Doesn't this happen every cycle? Dominique was annoyed that Whitney's phone list wasn't totally clear and that her condescending looks piss everyone off. Then, out of nowhere, Dominique accused Whitney of being a racist. Yeah...it didn't make much sense to me either. Whitney didn't take it lightly and used some harsh (censored) words to defend herself. What good timing for a Tyra-mail. Since I could barely understand what the girls say when they yell in unison like 5 year-olds its always a surprise what Tyra has in store for them. The ladies made their way to the 5 Pointz in Brooklyn where they participated in a pose-off challenge. Did it make anyone else think of Zoolander? First up, Dominique faced off against Claire and they tied. Lauren went up against Marvita and whooped her butt. Anya was against Stacy-Ann and Stacy-Ann took it. Whitney was pitted against Fatima (who tried to cheat) but Whitney won. Aimee went against Kat and Kat won the challenge for her team. In the end, Claire was awarded the extra gift (a trip to Bora Bora) while the rest of her team got to hit up a swag tent. Back at the loft, the girls goofed off a bit while Fatima practiced her posing and complained (yet again) that nobody else takes the competition as seriously as she does. The next morning it was time to put all that practice to good use when the models woke up for their photo shoot. This week the idea was a bit more tame than the meat shoot. The girls were taking close-up shots with paint splattered all over their faces. While the other girls got their make-up done, Marvita got all down on herself and doubted her modeling abilities. Overall, Lauren, Stacy-Ann, and Claire rocked it while Whitney, Fatima, and Marvita struggled. Though my earlier prediction was that Dominique might be packing her bags, after the photo shoot it seemed Marvita would actually be the one not making it to the next elimination. At the judging panel, Vendela questioned how serious Whitney is about the competition and Marvita was questioned about her recent depression. The rest of the girls seemed to take some good photos. When it came time to send someone home it was between Whitney and Marvita (I guess my whole horror movie analogy didn't really apply.) The judges sent Marvita home and gave Whitney the benefit of the doubt. Phew, I was convinced the plus-sized curse was rearing its ugly head again. So there it is...another elimination. I was actually a little sad to see Marvita go home. She rubbed me the wrong way at first but they definitely did a great job in showing her friendlier side this week. Fatima, on the other hand, needs to go. It's great that she takes the competition seriously but nobody likes a teacher's pet. Plus, her beauty doesn't outshine her nasty attitude. But as we all know, the villain can't go home just yet. And although I haven't made reference to this in previous blogs, I noticed that Claire once again won Cover Girl of the week (for the 4th week in a row!) Good for her! She's done a great job modeling and has managed to stay out of all the drama. The only thing working against her is that none of us can really get past her breast milk comment from the auditions. I guess its a good thing we don't get to crown the winner. Finally, I'd like to bring up something I recently read about this show Did anyone else hear that Saleisha (last cycles winner) only got a 1 year contract instead of the usual 3 year sign-on with her agency? I found that incredibly funny since we've spent a lot of time bad mouthing her on this blog. Other than that, does anyone really think Dominique was right in calling Whitney a racist? Were the judges right in sending Marvita home? Does Anya ever say anything at all in the house or in the confessional? Ok...so I guess you can't really answer that last one but let us know what you think! And...if you want to relive last week's meat photo shoot or perhaps check out something you missed in this week's show...you can find it in our online video guide. Later gators! show less
Oh boy...after last week's meat photo shoot I couldn't wait to see what Tyra had up her sleeve for this week's Top Model. Even outside of this blog the bizarre decision to shoot the girls with meat draped over them seemed to get a lot of attention. Especially from our friends over at PETA. Now, I'm always up for a delicious steak dinner but at the same time I do find something wrong with having these poor girls running around with dead cow as underwear. As this week's episode kicked off and I caught a glimpse of the previously on Top Model clips, I couldn't help but scoff at Mr. Jay's line about how one of the girls was not "coming off pretty." Umm, Mr. Jay, you try sporting meat panties and see how attractive you look! Anyhow, I digress. This week's episode marked the return of my least favorite Tyra pal, Benny Ninja and yet another model friend to parade in front of the remaining girls.As things got underway, Fatima was upset about being in the bottom two last week (boo hoo!) and ... read more

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