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America's Next Top Model Episode: "Planes, Trains and Slow Automobiles"

Season 11, Episode 9
Episode Synopsis: The ladies travel to Europe and partake in a scavenger hunt, and then they model clothes in a storefront window.
Original Air Date: Oct 29, 2008

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Top Model Episode Recap: "Planes, Trains and Slow Automobiles" Season 11, Episode 9

On this week's Top Model, the girls gear up for their trip to Amsterdam and upon arrival are tasked with the challenge of posing in the scandalous Red Light District. But after a shoot on the open sea another girl must go, and the question is: Will it be the larger-than-life personality, or her polar opposite.

The models board the plane for their new adventure in Amsterdam, and as soon as they get off, they are greeted by Daphne Deckers, host of Holland's Top Model. Just to get their blood pumping after an endless plane ride, Daphne sends the girls in pairs on a scavenger-esque type hunt to find their way to their new home. And the duo that makes it there first is none other than Elina and Sam. They may clash more often than not, but they pulled it together to win 50 extra frames in their next shoot.

Back at the house, Elina, Marjorie and Analeigh partake in a naked bath together (in a mighty tiny tub, mind you), and the other gals are fuming about the noise levels coming from this "va-jay-jay shaving party."

For their challenge, the girls arrive in the sex-ridden Red Light District where women put their bodies on display in windows to be bought. The girls are to take part in the new program Red Light Fashion Amsterdam where models wear designer cloths and display them live in the windows. In teams, the girls are to portray their designer's vision while working together, and while Marjorie did the best, it was McKey and Sam who worked best as a pair. And their prize is pretty unbelievable: Both girls get invited to return to International Fashion Week.  

The girls rendezvous with Jay and learn that since Amsterdam is so popular is because of their shipping industry (funny I could have sworn it was for a specific plant), they will be posing as ladies of the ship while out on the open sea. McKey does some real out-of-the box poses, and the judges end up selecting her as the winner. All I have to say is girl's got legs. Sam gets a great critique for her pose, but the judges rip her a new one for her outfit at panel. Even Ms. J's pants couldn't help her (yep, he took them off on camera). Sheena tries to ease up on the hooch factor, but straddling a beam is probably not the best way to go about it. The judges found her poses slightly dull, but again, I found her face looked a lot better than some of the others. Elina ignores Jay's direction and but ultimately comes up with a pic that leaves the judges split. Honestly, between the hands and her expression, it downright scared me. Analeigh finally worked her skater skills and wowed the judges. Good for her...I think she's got something about her that's been overlooked for a while. Marjorie finally took constructive criticism without breaking down in tears and posed her signature, high fashion body contortion. I'm kinda bored with it now.

The bottom two are none other than foes Sheena and Elina. Sheena is bubbly and fun to be around, but lacking in the posing department. Elina, on the other hand, poses well, but has the brick wall thing going on. And the unlucky lady is Sheena.

I was sad to see Sheena go, because she definitely was a good time to watch. Of course, Elina is the only one who doesn't seem to get along with at least half the gals, so she had to stay. The Red Light challenge was definitely different, and I found that interesting that something like that exisits. Sam seems to be speaking up more often, and so far it's all tolerable (though that can change quickly in the blink of an episode). On the upside, I am enjoying the scenery of Amsterdam! What did you think of tonight's episode? Happy to see Sheena leave? Sad? Indifferent?

 

 

 

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On this week's Top Model, the girls gear up for their trip to Amsterdam and upon arrival are tasked with the challenge of posing in the scandalous Red Light District. But after a shoot on the open sea another girl must go, and the question is: Will it be the larger-than-life personality, or her polar opposite.

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Premiered: September 20, 2006, on CW
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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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