7 Down… 7 To Go

April 12, 2008 at 5:55 pm | Posted in Anya, Dominique, Fatima, Katarzyna, Lauren, speculation, StacyAnn, Whitney | 3 Comments
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Instead of my regular prediction post, this week I’m going to take a look at each of the remaining seven models and give a rundown on what I think they have going for them, what their strengths are, and what weaknesses may doom them to elimination.  Consider it a recap and episode 8 prediction post all wrapped into one.

What she has going for her:
– She has the best call-out average of all the girls, including three “top two” photos
– She has never been in the bottom two (or bottom three, or bottom four)
– The judges (especially Tyra) seem to like her
– She has — thus far — received a fairly positive edit
– She won an important award challenge

Fatal flaws:
– The judges hate her voice
– The judges have said a few times that she is not as impressive in person as she is on film
– She doesn’t provide nearly as much reality show drama as many of the other contestants
– She needs to improve her walk

What she has going for her:
– She has improved since the start of the competition, working her way up from 10th and 11th place photos (and going from “drag queen” to “soccer mom” to somewhat model-esque)
– She has self-confidence
– She has a decent walk

Fatal Flaws:
– She has already been in the bottom two
– She has the lowest call-out average of all the remaining girls
– Although she has improved since the beginning, her last photos have been in the bottom three or four
– She has not yet won a non-team challenge
– In addition to “drag” and “soccer mom,” she’s also been called “horsey,” “catalog-y,”  and “not fresh” by the judges.
– She can come off as cocky and egotistical

What she has going for her:
– She has improved throughout the competition, going from mediocre and bottom-two photos to top three call-outs the last two weeks
– She seems to be a favorite of Nigel’s

Fatal flaws:
– She has already been in the bottom two
– She has not yet won any type of challenge
– She needs to improve her walk
– She is a perfectionist, who tends to over-analyze her photos and ends up looking too “posey”
– She has already been accused of not taking the competition seriously (when discussing her pit hair), and if she is really the one this next week that misses a photo shoot, that could definitely work against her

What she has going for her:
– She has improved over the course of the competition, going from 8-9th place photos to top-three photos
– She has won two individual reward challenges
– She has never been in the bottom two
– She has a great walk
– The judges really seem to like her most recent makeover, and obviously see some sort of potential since they took the time out to do that
– She has thus far been given a fairly positive (albeit with meager airtime) edit
– Despite her criticism, she seems to be a favorite of Paulina’s

Fatal flaws:
– She could be accused of not having enough personality, since she is fairly quiet, especially in panel
– She has been highly criticized by the judges and called everything from a pole dancer to a mail-order bride.

What she has going for her:
– She has a unique look and perspective
– She is Tyra’s “project girl” this cycle, so Tyra will likely keep working on her until she gets it or until she gives up hope

Fatal flaws:
– She seems to be slipping in the competition, going from top-four photos to bottom-two.
– She has not yet won a challenge of any kind
– She has already been in the bottom two
– She needs to work on her walk
– Paulina has mentioned that she is “over” Lauren, though she was one of her strongest supporters
– She does not seem to be overcoming her lack of self-confidence

What she has going for her:
– She won the go-see challenge, probably the most important challenge of the competition
– She has a good walk

Fatal flaws:
– She seems to fall into the same poses and facial expressions week after week, and the judges have noticed
– She could also be accused of lacking personality, since she does not seem to stand out in judging
– She has been described as “inoffensive,” “cute,” “safe,” “passe,” and “dull” by various judges.
– She has been floating by in the middle of the pack the entire time, without really bringing anything new to the table

What she has going for her:
– She’s the plus-sized model this cycle
– Seems to be one of the judges’ favorites (especially Nigel)
– Has a great walk
– Is the only plus-sized model to get a first-call-out photo
– Has been in the top two twice
– Has great self-confidence

Fatal flaws:
– She’s the plus-sized model this cycle (yes, it’s a blessing and a curse)
– Has been in the bottom two (for not taking it seriously, of all things!)
– Has been compared with a beauty pageant contestant on a few occasions

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  1. Loved this post. One of your best ever. (Also, nice graphics). It really summarizes the show up until this point. Plus, it’s always fun to look back at posts like this later to see how accurate they were.

  2. I just want that Katarzyna, Lauren/Whitney, and Anya will be the final 3!

    And the final battle will be between Kat and Anya!
    Katarzyna must win!
    but that jelous tyra won’t let that this beautiful girl (even beautiful than her) won!
    I HATE YOU TYRA!

  3. Here you have a spot on critique of talents/flaws.


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