The girls return, and Tyra is of course holding thirteen photos in her hands. She calls Seymone's name first, and drops the knowledge that Michelle Obama is a huge ANTM fan and is probably watching this right now with a very excited Malia and Sasha. Yes, I'm sure the Obama girls couldn't imagine a higher honor than for their mother to get a half-assed portrayal on America's Next Next Next Next Next Next Next Next Next Next Next Next Next Next Next Next Next Next Top Model. Kyle is called next, followed by Kyle, Sophie, Laura, Catherine, Candace, Mariah, AzMarie, and Eboni. All the Americans have gotten a photo, and four Brits are left. Poor showing, U.K. Louise is called next, followed by Alisha and Annaliese. This leaves Jasmia and Ashley in the bottom two.
Two beautiful ladies stand before Tyra, but she only has one photo in her hands. And that photo represents the girl who is still in the running towards becoming America's Next Top Model. Jasmia didn't embody a smidgen of John Lennon, and the judges didn't feel inspired by her photo at all. Ashley of course portrayed Princess Diana, and the judges wanted to see the lovely woman with the amazing eyes. Neither of their photos were iconic. So who stays in the competition? It's Ashley, for the sole reason that she had a personality in front of the panel. Jasmia is not excited to go home first, but sheds no tears initially. She tells us that she'll miss the challenge and the excitement, and is sad not to be able to finish her journey. And then the crying starts and Jasmia doesn't want to answer any more questions. She'll probably never be able to listen to the Beatles again without tearing up.
Next time: Makeovers! Oh Lord, and Kris Jenner and those younger Kardashian-adjacent daughters.
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