Tyra appears in what I presume must be a little Asian ditty, but reminds me more of a sort of Cleopatra-esque ensemble. She tells us that the girls were 764 feet in the air and that she’s light headed from how fine Nicholas Tse, the guest judge is.
I’m not convinced this is Annaliese’s best shot. Also, while I imagine removing the safety harness might work in some of the photos, I think it actually detracts from this one. And if the weather was so crappy that you couldn’t see the sky line, why the hell did they continue with a shoot that put the models in dangerous and slippery conditions? I get it that you want to test them and push them to the edge, but the whole thing seems pretty stupid when there is nothing but clouds behind the girls. Anyway, I’m irritated that we saw better shots of Annaliese, but the evil witch Kelly Cutrone says she can’t think of a single bad thing to say about the photo, so I calm down. All the other judges like her strong pose as well.
Tyra can’t think of the words, so she demonstrates her advice.
Again, I don’t really think they used the best pic, and Nigel must agree, since he informs Alisha that they used the picture that was most editorial. Is she going to get points off for the photographer fail of water on the lens? Nigels says she could have done better but did do a good job. Tyra for once cracks me up as a she imitates a Southern Church lady blowing in the wind.
A favorite Tyra moment.
Tyra wishes there was more swan neck and Kelly says it isn’t her favorite photo of Alisha and she’s concerned that the supermodel she sees in front of her is not translating in pictures.
Nigel imitates Sophie at the shoot.
Considering how scared she was, I think this face is phenomenal.
Nigel is thrilled that she gave him moments he could shoot. Nicholas loves her “gesture posture” and says she doesn’t look scared. Kelly isn’t loving the pose but thinks it’s awesome that Sophie overcame her fears. Tyra reccommends that Sophie got to a happy place in her mind in these situations and give her body over to the client.
Nigel tells Eboni that since she was so confident and unafraid, this was a big opportunity for her to rock the shoot. The problem was that in most of the pictures, she had great poses but dead face. Kelly calls the shot Tower of Pisa meets candy store. Wouldn’t that be a style fail, rather than a model fail? Kelly says the the arm is disproportionate to the hair and that she can’t get a good feel for the dress. Nicholas says it is a fearless pose at such a height. Tyra thinks Eboni does not understand her angles. She gives us a lesson about how she thinks her profile isn’t that strong and so she cheats because she understands her angles. I can totally see what she is saying too! The good news is, Eboni spends a lot of time admiring herself, so this does seem like something she could learn.
Kelly demands to go first and starts to gush about how much she loves the picture. Nicholas says the face is brilliant but the legs should be a little longer. Tyra says the photo is absolutely beautiful and it is a good example of a model knowing her angles.
Despite how much she annoyed me this week, there’s no denying this is good work.