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America's Next Top Model Episode: "Now You See Me, Now You Don't"

Season 11, Episode 8
Episode Synopsis: Season 10 winner Whitney Thompson gives the models tips on shooting a cosmetics commercial. After one contestant is eliminated, Tyra reveals the remaining ladies will be traveling overseas and announces the location.
Original Air Date: Oct 22, 2008
Guest Cast Whitney Thompson
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Aired: 10/22/2008
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Top Model Episode Recap: "No You See Me, Now You Don't" Season 11, Episode 8

There is a great divide in the model abode where it's the European girls, Marjorie and Elina versus the rest of the house. Meanwhile, this week's Top Model challenge is the CoverGirl commercial, and Tyra reveals the upcoming model trip in true Tyra fashion.

This episode starts out with a smidge of drama. Marjorie and Elina try to tell the girls that they are the way they are because they are immigrants, but the gals can't seem to understand where they're coming from and just upset them further. The consensus among the others in the house is Elina and Marjorie keep playing the victim card. I have to say, I see what they're saying and get their point, but the upbringing can be used as an excuse for every situation. Just sayin'.

For their challenge, twins Ron and Richard teach the gals how to sell accessories by showing how to work the items versatility. Later, out comes James St. James in a green screen suit to show the girls what kind of "invisible modeling" they'd be doing for designer Nony Tochterman's collection. So, in other words, there's no model. Just cloths prancing around on screen, ala Ghost Dad (anyone remember what I'm talking about?). The winner of the challenge will be featured in a holiday fashion piece for Seventeen.

Elina has a panic attack being sealed up in the suit, but on stage does well. Marjorie's dress falls off showing off her invisible boobies, Samantha was "fighting" with her jacket, Joslyn used her belt for some stripper moves and Sheena couldn't stop twirling. And the winner is Elina and she picks Analeigh and Marjorie to join.

Back at the house, Sheena explodes on Elina and Marjorie for the whole European thing which somehow turns into Elina doesn't her Seventeen holiday shoot because she doesn't do holidays. Please…if models only modeled for things they believed in, it would be a much smaller industry. Oh, and Joslyn's sick.

At the CoverGirl commercial challenge, Whitney introduces the make-up they're promoting, and I can't help but wonder how many takes it took for her to bang that out so quick and perky. Jay also announces they'll have a prompter (boo, what fun is it if they aren't fumbling on the lines).

I think Samantha does really well, but the judges think she needs to annunciate a bit more. Elina is stiff as a board. McKey somehow manages to get lost in the tiny studio and tanks. Analeigh does a really amazing job, and I have to agree with Tyra that it's the best one we've seen in all of ANTM history. Obviously she wins for best commercial. Marjorie sounds petrified and like she's in some hot-to-trot race. The pressure must be getting to her since she breaks down when Jay tries to give critique. Sheena got to show off her sass and it worked for her. And after rallying from a vomit session, Joslyn struggles and can only pull off a fake laugh and wink.

So who's going to Amsterdam (as Tyra so gracious announces is their trip after forcing the girls to walk in clogs) and who's going home? It's down to the controlling, close-fisted Elina and the downward spiraling Joslyn. And when Tyra pulls the pick and announces who stays, she pulls the whoop-dee-whoop on us in the way she phrases it, but ultimately Joslyn is booted. That's just mean, Tyra.

Thoughts? Clearly Analeigh deserved to win, and I'm starting to warm up to her. I knew they were going to keep Elina considering the fact there's finally some drama going on at the house and she's the center of it. I don't know how much more they'll focus on the immigrant thing, but I think it will be interesting to see how thing pan out when they fly over to Amsterdam. What's your take on the European divide? Do Marjorie and Elina have a point, or are they just looking to blame their faults on something other than themselves? Discuss!

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There is a great divide in the model abode where it's the European girls, Marjorie and Elina versus the rest of the house. Meanwhile, this week's Top Model challenge is the CoverGirl commercial, and Tyra reveals the upcoming model trip in true Tyra fashion.

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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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