There are 11 hopefuls lefts on Make Me a Supermodel,

yet there are still a few that I don’t really see a whole lot of

potential in. They stick out even more this week now that we don’t have

CJ’s constant whining to distract us.

Amanda points out the

obvious right away, teasing Gabriel about being in the bottom for the

last three weeks running. I’m also not certain what the judges see in

Laury, who seems to neither walk nor photograph with much personality.

This week’s photoshoot challenges  them the most, since it is

underwater and they have to remember to hold their breath, arrange

their limbs and stare off into space – all at the same time. Gabriel

keeps his cheeks puffed out most of the time and Laury opens her eyes

so wide that the photographer calls it the opposite of attractive.


struggles the most, not because she can’t take a good picture, but

because she’s terrified of drowning. In fact, at one point she does

come close, seeming to get tangled up in the full length gown, unable

to get her head above water and with her reach missing the side of the

pool at every attempt. Yet, when the crew finally grasps what’s going

on and helps her, she coughs for a moment and then politely thanks

them. No whining, no screaming, no snit, no drama….just “Thank you,

guys”. On top of that, she listens to every direction she’s given and

even declines the offer to hold on to a bar to help her out –

determined to meet the needs of the photoshoot. I have to say, I’m


However, an impressive attitude isn’t enough to win

the prize – which goes to Jordan this week. However, she chooses to

bring Salome with her on the go see, saying ‘you earned it”. Alas, it

seems the damage Cory wrought by criticizing her weight last week is

still in full effect as Salome thinks Jordan is playing a good game by

selecting “the fattest girl here” to go with her.

On the way

there, Jordan says some of the models are getting big heads and asks

Salome to tell her is she gets one too. Salome is smart enough to look

doubtful about that being a good idea. At the go see, they put her in a

bikini and tell her she’s not “fashiony” enough because she’s a size

small instead of an extra small. So, Jordan books the gig and Salome

goes home to binge exercise. Great message. The models unwind by

playing beer pong and we find out Amanda is a lousy drunk who puts

Gabriel through a mood swing obstacle course.

The catwalk

competition has the ladies representing fire and the guys as ice, in

reds and cool tones. Which is all well and good, but the best part of

the show is watching the models work with a walking coach and seeing

them start to click with how they need to move. However, Braden’s over

confidence comes off as smarmy and Jordan whines that her skirt was too

tight for her to do her “signature walk”. Hey, remember that big head

thing? You’re there.

The best part of the judging is Jenny

Shimizu telling Laury to think of “soft bunnies” to relax her face. The

judges also criticize Salome a little more for her “curvy figure” –

meaning, she actually has breasts – and Branden for his outrageous

smirking. Salome is more determined to work out like crazy and

surprisingly, Branden actually seems to listen to what the judges have

to say. We’ll see how that pans out next week. What we will not see

next week, is Gabriel. And that’s fine, as his expressionless face had

gone from comical to sort of creepy. Topping out the evening is

Sandhurst, and rightfully so as he did superb in both competitions.


Amanda seems a bit reactionary tonight? As if she has a need to be the

center of attention at all times? When the other models clapped for

Salome for overcoming her fear and doing so well at it, Amanda all but

rolled her eyes. Not to mention her “You’re an a$$!” to “I didn’t

really mean it” mood swing with Gabriel. Perhaps the judges were right

and she does use emotions to try and get what she wants?

Posted by:Jessica Paff