Final three! The girls take a brief moment to celebrate Alexandria's ouster, then get to work in a challenge connected to The Insider or Access Hollywood or one of those shows. Each girl has an hour to research and report on a Moroccan fashion trend in a 90-second live shot. Brittani does a relatively disastrous job in presenting on henna, and is not helped by the fact that her interviewee totally does not speak English. Hannah has taken a journalism class, but though she's adorable she doesn't exactly burn up the world with her spot on argan oil. Despite the major faux pas of saying in her last second that her take was horrible, Molly does a fine job in telling us about kohl and is surprisingly natural on camera. She wins the challenge and her video will be featured on the website of whatever show they were reporting for.
Tyra pays the girls a little visit at home so that she can prove she cares about them in four minutes or less. We finally get to hear some of the sob stories that we've been deprived of all season. We already know about Molly's adoption and abandonment issues, of course, but we learn that she also suffered from depression and anxiety and even went to rehab! She loves her adoptive parents and feels bad for putting them through all her junk, and also has clearly been to plenty of therapy as she is able to easily identify her pattern of sabotaging relationships because of her abandonment fears. Brittani has also had a hard time of it. Her mom has a panic disorder that prevents her from working, and also was agoraphobic for a time. People were not nice to Brittani about this, which is the way of people. Hannah was…insecure? I don't know. She really doesn't have any sob story that rated, though she's adept at out-crying the other girls for the most part. After the heart-to-hearts, Tyra shoots the girls and then they dance in hats.
The photo shoot for the week has the girls dressing in traditional Moroccan wedding garb and posing with a male model as Nigel photographs. Tyra liked the film so much that she chose two photos for each girl at panel. Hannah's pictures were good, but despite her contention that her very strong emotionality is a strength, the judges wondered if she was tough enough to withstand the modeling industry. Brittani was very weird about the male model, and started crying after getting some negative feedback from Nigel. This led to a good shot, but he was a bit put off by Brittani's history of crying on set, especially when he's photographing. Molly just plain rocked it, as usual. She was the first to make it to the final two, leaving Brittani and Hannah in the bottom. In the end, Hannah versus Molly just wouldn't be a fair fight, and so it's Brittani who will face off in the finale, featuring a Vivienne Westwood runway show!
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Previously on ANTM: The girls had tea with Franca Sozzani and then had to balance tea on their heads. It was a real tea-themed episode, I guess. Molly dropped all kinds of shit from her head-based tea tray and then got mad about it, as she is wont to do. Brittani won the tea tray challenge, but Molly remained confident that her pictures were better than everybody else's. Happily for her, she was right. Hannah looked a little lost in her photos, but it was Alexandria's tense mouth pucker that revealed her control-freak ways, and she was sent home. Three bitches remain! Three! We are almost there, people.
So, we're still in Morocco, obviously. I wonder if the Top Models had any overlap with the Real Housewives of New York? I would have enjoyed seeing Alexandria take on Ramona Singer. In the bus back to their house, Hannah expresses surprise that Alexandria is gone, but Brittani and Molly say that they expected it. Moreover, Brittani is quite glad to have her crazy drama bitch nemesis out of the house. Being down to a mere three people puts on the pressure, though, and Brittani says that Molly has her beat in photos and Hannah is better at commercials. So what is Brittani good at, you may ask? Hopefully she's good at not screwing up while others screw up. In other words: keeping her shit together. I am sorry to tell Brittani that history is not on her side with this one.
Hannah, meanwhile, is traumatized after being in the bottom two for the first time. She feels like her pictures haven't shown progression lately, and that the last two in particular are not up to her capabilities. That camel from the photo two weeks ago is really serving it though. It's giving us the one-eye smize and half-grin, like it's a moment away from spitting fiercely. And the neck extension is divine. Salon-worthy, even. A very tearful Hannah (which is always a dead giveaway) interviews that being America's Next Top Model would enable her to get out of Houston. We see some photos of Hannah in her hometown, and she says that it's hard getting out of a city that doesn't have a lot of opportunities for models. It is? I mean, I thought you just took your shopping allowance and hightailed it to New York. Hannah feels like she's more dynamic than Molly and Brittani, is more commercial, and can also do high-fashion. She is, in her own estimation, the best of both worlds. But can she sell eye makeup more convincingly than the camel? I mean, those lashes!