With that, the judges have reached a decision. Eboni is granted best photo of the week, with bonus kudos for tying for most go-see bookings. Azmarie is named the runner-up, with no mention of her cockiness. Sophie gets the third photo, and the Brits and their collective low self-confidence celebrate. Seymone is called next, followed by Laura and Kyle. This means that all the Americans have been called, and four Brits are in the bottom. Alisha is called next, followed by Annaliese. This leaves Ashley and Catherine in the bottom two. Two beautiful young ladies stand before Tyra, but she has only one photo in her hand. And that photo represents the girl who is still in the running towards becoming America's Next Top Model. Both girls booked zero shows, thus failing a test of "realness." Real disappointing! Who stays in the competition? It's Catherine, who of course has the stronger photo. Tyra reminds Catherine that she has an Era-descent face that can do anything. However, she has to hold on to her confidence, and could have booked at least one show if she felt as good as she looked in her photo.
Ashley is charming even in defeat, and Tyra tells her that she should be a presenter. She adds that Ashley's kids are really lucky to have her as a mom, because she is going to make them into amazing, fantastic people like herself. Ashley tells us that she's sad but also happy. The happiness comes from Tyra Banks saying that she has a great personality, and not seeing her as a total zero. The reasons for sadness are obvious. Ashley didn't think that she was going to stay even this long, and also is happy that she'll get to see her kids. Let's hope that there's no lingering depression that forces her into a life of haggis when she's back across the pond.
Next week: The Brits apparently toss some sort of stuffed animal thingy that belongs to, I think, Laura, in the pool. Drama ensues. And Lisa D'Amato is on hand to help the girls star in their own music video! Methinks the Brits are going to channel some old fashioned girl power!
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