Things are starting to become clear for the girls as the finish line gets closer. Eboni realizes that she must embrace her 30-never persona that Tyra Banks gave her because, after all, Tyra is deciding her fate. “Me and my pigtails are going to the top,” Eboni exclaims after making this decision. Alisha is beginning to regain her confidence after a bumpy ride thus far on America’s Next Top Model, going from the top of the pack to the bottom and back has been tough for her but she realizes that of all the models, she has the best body, longest legs and most potential.
Tyra Mail: The world is your stage… knock them dead.
The girls take a trip to Hong Kong but the long bus ride has some girls gasping for fresh air as Laura begins to suck the life out of everyone with her non-stop desperate sex chat. Someone get this girl a copy of Fifty Shades of Grey!
When the girls arrive they are greeted by Miss Jay Alexander and famous Chinese actor and popstar Nicholas Tse. Laura is instantly intrigued by the sexy Asian star and immediately puts her moves on him. This week’s challenge is a fight scene where the girls will have a few lines and one difficult fight move. The winner of the challenge will return to Hong Kong to be in Nicholas Tse’s music video. All the girls have some sort of experience when it comes to learning moves, Annaliese was a gymnast, Eboni did Tai Kwon Do and Laura… well, she is apparently great in the sack. The only one who doesn’t really fit the bill as a fighter is Sophie, who is much more fairy than ninja.
When it is time to perform Alisha and Annaliese stand out with great performance and complete confidence. Sophie wasn’t a convincing fighter but her chemistry with Nicholas made up for it. It seems as if Alisha or Annaliese were going to snag the prize until Laura stepped on set and turned her sexuality waaaaaaaay up! Nicholas, clearly taken by the beautiful blonde, couldn’t deny her and chose her the winner of the challenge, completely shocking everyone.
When the girls get back to their apartment in Macau they can’t help discussing what happened earlier at the challenge. They point out the obvious attraction between Laura and Nicholas and in Laura’s natural open and honest way, she admits that she wouldn’t mind having sex with him. This causes quite the reaction from the ladies. Eboni blurts out that Laura would sleep her way to the top if she could. This infuriates Laura and after a half hour of hearing Eboni’s statement repeat over and over in her head she decides to go back and tell the girls how she really feels, unleashing a Laura no one wants to mess with. The girls apologize for their comments and Eboni says that it wasn’t her intention to upset Laura.
The next morning the girl’s hair and make-up crew come to the house to prepare them for their photo shoot. Once ready, they hop on their bus and meet Jay Manuel at the top of Macau Tower, 764 feet above ground and home to the tallest bungee jump in the world. No, the girls won’t be jumping off the tower but standing atop it posing on a small stretch of metal connected to a harness for safety. Nigel Barker will be photographing the girls. Oh, did I mention it is raining and windy too?
Sophie is the first to freak out and asks Nigel if she can avoid going first. But soon as Laura eagerly jumps in to take her spot Sophie realizes that this is a moment to prove herself and decides to go first. As soon as she steps outside and is connected to her harness, all her confidence goes away and she begins to sob. She tries her best to pull through and give Nigel some good shots but she won’t even let go of the harness making it difficult for them to achieve a perfect picture. The other girls had mixed emotions about the dangerous photo shoot. Laura was excited and fearless, Alisha was scared but determined, Annaliese used her harness to her benefit in the shot and Eboni wasn’t scared but didn’t impress Nigel or Jay.
When the girls get back home the stress of the photo shoot starts to get to them. Alisha confesses that if she is in the bottom two this week that she will go home even if they save her because she just can’t handle it anymore.
Annaliese – Kelly Cutrone says that Annaliese looks like a warrior, dominant not desperate. But, she admits she is not a model. Nicholas agrees that she is better suited to be an actress. Nigel compares her to past contestant Mercedes who has become a hugely successful commercial model.
Alisha – Nigel says they chose this picture because it was the most editorial. Tyra says she looks like a woman on her way to Sunday church. Kelly says she is getting concerned because Alisha’s photos are not translating and that there is nothing sadder than a being that beautiful and not photogenic.
Sophie – Nicholas is surprised that despite what Nigel says about her being really scared, she looks quite calm. Kelly says she looks like a weather vane.
Eboni – Kelly says Eboni looks is a mix of the Leaning Tower of Pisa and candy store. Tyra says that Eboni doesn’t understand her angles. Nicholas gives her kudos for such a daring pose so high up in the sky.
Laura – Kelly loves the picture and thinks that it could be a campaign shot for any of the big designers. Nicholas says that the angle of her face is brilliant but her legs look short. Nigel says that all the other girls were terrified of the shoot but Laura wasn’t.
The judges have made their decision.
The first girl’s name to be called, who is still in the running to become America’s Next Top Model is…
Second up is Sophie, followed by Annaliese, both Brits.
Alisha and Eboni find themselves in the bottom two. Tyra announces that the judges have saved Alisha, but keeping her word Alisha tells Tyra that she’d rather go home and not take the opportunity away from the other girls. But, when Tyra makes a decision she sticks to it. If Alisha is going home, Eboni is going with her. That means TWO girls have been eliminated from this week’s episode. Dumb move Alisha… you’ll live to regret that one.
Until next week…