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America's Next Top Model Episode: "The Fiercee Awards"

Season 11, Episode 6
Episode Synopsis: Tyra directs a photo shoot and instructs the ladies on discovering their best pose. Later, the models attempt to reveal raw emotions during a fake awards presentation. The judges eliminate one contestant.
Original Air Date: Oct 8, 2008

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America's Next Top Model: "The Fiercee Awards" Season 11, Episode 6

In this weeks episode of Top Model, Tyra spends some time QT with the girls to help them develop their "signature" poses. Good thing they had some one-on-one training because each of the gals are asked to bring what they learned to their photo shoot where each girl has to pose as award show no-no's.

At the beginning of the episode, the girls are taken to a dressing room where Tyra personally delivers their Tyra Mail (and yes, she wore the teeny-tiny mail woman outfit). After the girls put on their black dress and heels, they enter the studio only to walk in on Tyra doing a shoot. She then explains to her models that she is going to work individually with them to focus on their signature pose (and after 10 previous cycles, Tyra did need to tell us, yet again, that hers is those smiling eyes she love to show).

First is Analeigh who tries to make her legs her strength, but it doesn't quite work out so much for her. McKey discovers her signature should be her long neck. Sam focuses on her hands. Lauren Brie goes in clueless and Trya suggests some surfer chick poses (which came out as awful as the idea is in the first place). Sheena tries to focus on being a diva, but Trya has her do some African dance poses. Joslyn goes for the wide poses, and Elina, the most closed off of them all, ends up trying to make some shapes of sorts. Marjorie decides to use her awkwardness to her own benefit by going for the Hunchback of Notre Dame style poses. Tyra is so impressed with the outcome that she announces Marjorie the winner of challenge where she and a pal of her choice (Analeigh) can pick out some free diamond blingage. The other gals are probably seething over that one.

For their photo shoot, the girls end up at the Grand Orpheum theater in LA where they each are assigned to act out an embarrassing moment that often go down at award shows.

Marjorie is the starlet who needs to pee and can't get out of her dress. Besides her wretched hat-wrap-whatever is on her head, she really hits it home with her contoured poses over the toilet. Sam is the girl who can't read her cue cards because of too much light. The judges were a bit torn over her shot, and it really doesn't do much for me either way. Elina, being the brick wall she is, of course is tasked to act out the award winner who balls uncontrollably. But despite Jay's success in getting Elina to break down and cry, the judges don't think it enough. I have to disagree. Though it may not have been over the top shot they requested, you still can feel emotion in that picture (and she looked amazing). Lauren Brie has to trip on the stage steps, but despite her always pretty face in pictures, she really needs to loosen up a little. McKey is the nominee the one who was sure she's going to win, but doesn't. The judges really liked it, and as per usual, her shot comes out amazing. Sheena is a starlet whose dress gets stepped on. Not bad, but I have to agree with the Nigel when he says her eyes make her look possessed. Joslyn has the woman who bumps into someone wearing the same dress. The judges praise her up and down for that one, but somehow, the conversation turns to how much she hates her nose and on come the waterworks. Then there's Analeigh, the one the girls consider the least of their competition worries. But on the contrary, Analeigh, who poses as a interviewer with attitude, comes out of no where and rocks it. Guess some people just do bitchy well.

And the winner of the challenge is none other than Marjorie. A double win. Now if that doesn't give the girl a confidence boost, I don't know what will. The bottom two are Lauren Brie and Sheena. Some of the judges find Lauren Brie has the face, but zero personality. And the opposite goes for Sheena who has the personality, but not so much the look. So who goes? Lauren Brie. They pretty much made that one obvious from the get go of the episode with the direction all the comments and editing were going. Did she deserve to go? I think so. The judges made a good point about her lack of personality. Honestly, every week I forget her name when I'm blogging until it's mentioned on the episode, but I have remembered Sheena's since day one. Besides, with her face, she'll be just fine in the industry.

What did you think of the results? Did Marjorie deserve the double win of challenge and shoot? Did you think Elina's pic was really good, or was it just me? And most importantly, does anyone else notice how little this cycle focus on the girls interactions with each other at the house? Where's the reality drama?!? Share your thoughts below!

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In this weeks episode of Top Model, Tyra spends some time QT with the girls to help them develop their "signature" poses. Good thing they had some one-on-one training because each of the gals are asked to bring what they learned to their photo shoot where each girl has to pose as award show no-no's.

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