The judges deliberate. Nigel finds Laura's photo to be rather amateur, but Tyra and ALT like it. ALT says that he got a scintilla of "Nay-Nay." I don't know who Nay-Nay is, but I sure hope she's more enjoyable than NeNe. Nigel and ALT agree that Angelea has evolved, and Nigel appreciates how she's taken their notes and improved. Kathy agrees that if they're not taking notes and doing better, they're not booking the gig. Nigel thinks that Alexandria takes everything too far, but Tyra likes her finger waving. ALT, somewhat inexplicably, is a fan of Alexandria and thinks she's improved. However, Tyra adds that Alexandria's brand involves toughness, which she's not really adhering to. Kathy likes Lisa and all of her personality, and says that even though she didn't really channel NeNe, she has a great photo. Nigel thinks that Lisa has, overall, been trending downward, but this week everything changed for him. He thinks her photo is one of the best of the bunch. Tyra is also feeling Lisa.
Nigel thinks that Kayla is forgettable, and not selling herself nearly enough. Tyra remembers Kayla as being quite lovable and huggable in her season, but now nobody wants to embrace her. Kathy wishes she looked more like Snooki, and less like Paris just out of prison. ALT agrees that Kayla is missing a wow factor. With regard to Dominique, ALT thinks that maybe he likes her, deep down. Nigel makes a crack at how she cakes on her makeup, but Kathy defends a fellow bucket-o-foundation-wearing sister. Nigel thinks that Allison has the potential to be a star, but needs to own it. ALT doesn't see her moving on and giving him something to make him excited about who she really is. Nigel says that Bianca has a wow factor in her physicality, but he doesn't think that she's a star. Because she won't splash around in a tub on command! Kathy points out that Bianca is gorgeous and modelesque, but it's okay to know your place on the sub-D-list. Bianca is essentially fighting her place in the celebrity food chain. ALT says that Tyra, Linda Evangelista and Kate Moss would all get their asses up in the tub. Shannon lacks sizzle, and will probably be the next to go even though Tyra says she admires someone with good bone structure and conviction. With that, the judges have made their decision!,/P>
There are nine beautiful ladies in front of Tyra, but only seven photos in her hands. Yep, that's right -- double elimination! While the week of LaToya is a week of benevolence, the week of NeNe is one of doubled misery. I shudder to think what the week of Star Jones would entail. The best photo of the week goes to Lisa, who has immunity anyway. To her credit, she's not even particularly smug about it. Angelea is called next, followed by Laura, Alexandria, Allison and Dominique. This leaves Bianca, Kayla and Shannon in the bottom three. Oh, alas. Shannon is stunning, and also has morals. But the judges see her as being too safe to really stand out. Then there's Kayla, who stood out because of her strong pictures that showed freedom combined with vulnerability. But now, she's so watered down that she's melting away. Then there's Bianca, who clearly should win this fucking thing. She started off rough around the edges, but over the years has become a professional working model. However, the judges fear that she's not approachable. Also, they want her to get into the damn tub when instructed, and spit on her proclamations of self-respect and healthy sense of dignity. So who stays? Shannon. Kayla and Bianca are eliminated, leaving Angelea and Allison as our last hopes.