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2006, TV Show

America's Next Top Model Episode: "New York's Finest"

Season 12, Episode 3
Episode Synopsis: The models are taught runway etiquette by Miss J and Season 9 contestants Bianca and Chantal before taking part in a Jill Stuart fashion show. The photo shoot takes place aboard a sightseeing tour bus and requires the ladies to pose with partners as various New York archetypes, such as brokers, nannies, artists and tourists. At panel, one person is eliminated.
Original Air Date: Mar 18, 2009
Guest Cast Chantal
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Top Model Episode Recap: "New York's Finest" Season 12, Episode 3

The girls get a lesson in runway etiquette by Miss J and two former contestants before having to take part in a fashion show. Then the girls jump aboard a New York City sightseeing tour bus for their photo shoot challenge.

At the start of the episode, the models learn they are about to go through some Runway 101 with Ms. J. Off the bat, Natalie finds the need to critique everyone as they practice, since, after all, she's been a modeling agency before and is therefore superior.

The girls arrive in a Victorian mansion where they all put on khakis and neon cardigans to learn the finer points of runway etiquette. They look like they came straight out of a Gap commercial — I'm just waiting for them to bust out in "Mellow Yellow." Next thing you know, past contestants Bianca and Chantel come in to help the girls out.

Back at home the girls partake in a little Truth or Dare where they wind up tonguing each other's nostrils (hot) and answering some drama-enticing questions. Natalie, who we're focusing on a lot during this episode, of course has to be brutally honest about whose picture was the worst last week and straight up says Tahlia. It's called white lies, honey. If you want to play nice with the other girls, you should say it's the model that got sent home.

The girls have to utilize what they learned from Ms. Jay and walk in a real fashion show for Jill Stuart while carrying huge shopping bags in each hand. Natalie is so super-confident that she decides to twirl mid-way down the catwalk — Ms. Jay is not amused. Teyona comes across stiff, Tahlia needed more confidence, Nijah needs a stronger walk and the rest of the gals get positive feedback. Somehow, Natalie is the winner despite the twirl. Celia should have taken it.

For their photo shoot, the girls pile on to an NYC double-decker sightseeing tour bus and have to pose in pairs on all over the city on the roof level. Fo and Aminat are Wall Street brokers, and the judges love it, especially since Aminat no longer looked like a corpse. Kortnie and Nijah are the Soho artists, and Paulina calls the photo lame overall, even though Nijah gets the brunt of the critique. Celia and Sandra are nannies (would love to what nanny agency reps girls that look like that), and although they both get positive reviews, Sandra wins for stealing the photo's focus. Allison and London are 5th Ave. socialites, but Allison doesn't do snobby bitch well. Tahlia, Natalie and Teyona are NYC tourists and it feels real for the judges. Tahlia and Teyona impress them, but Natalie doesn't look like she's in the moment. The winner is Sandra. The bottom two is Allison, who didn't show anything special, and Nijah, who can't get back to her great picture from the first week. Allison and those crazy-eyes get to stay another week.

I thought it was nice to see another girl step up to the plate as house biatch. Sandra was getting old fast, so it was time to let Natalie talk about how much better she is compared to everyone else. Personally, I am not impressed by Natalie. And at the same rate, I don't know if I think Sandra should have won. I thought Tahlia's shot was nicer. I'm pretty indifferent about Nijah leaving. I knew they wouldn't let Allison go — she's too unique (and bizarre at the same time). What did you think of tonight's episode?

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The girls get a lesson in runway etiquette by Miss J and two former contestants before having to take part in a fashion show. Then the girls jump aboard a New York City sightseeing tour bus for their photo shoot challenge. read more

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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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