I've had my evil eye on Natalie ever since she refused to cut her hair. The egotistical chick thought her hair was so wonderful that it need not be cut.
Tyra feeds into that ego by leaving her hair as is! Oops!
Since her little diva meltdown I never liked her. I found her to be
plain, pale, homely, shaggy, and frankly nothing stuck out as
modelesque. Not only that, she thought she was better than all of the
other competitors...I guess she was the only one to feel that way. I know I didn't. I was scratching my head wondering why she kept passing through to the next round!
I wanted to see her get cut from the elimination earlier on, but
finally her time came. Natalie finally expires from the competition!
Anyhow before I go into further details on why she was cut, let's
rewind back to the beginning. As we all know the girls are going to be
competing in Brazil. They arrive to the beautiful country and
immediately are thrown into a competition to race to bring The Girl from Ipanema her favorite flower.
They first have to race to a florist to pick up her favorite flowers,
which are birds of paradise. After retrieving the flowers they then must
follow a map to a botanical garden where The Girl from Ipanema is
As with any challenge, whomever wins gets some sort pf prize.
Aminat and Teyona pair up, Foe and Natalie pair up, and Allison and Celia pair up for the race.
Turns out Foe and Natalie won the race. Before finding out what their
prizes are though The Girl from Ipanema gives the girls the key to their
new model house in Brazil.
Inside sit baskets of prizes for Natalie and Foe. The baskets include
some $500 swarovski crystal sandals, and a few other things for them to
Everyone seems thrilled with the new house except for Natalie who is
not impressed with the country, nor the house. She complains about a
lack of a pool, and makes it clear she's not all too thrilled with her
surroundings. Ugh, how Nataliesque!
After taking in the new home, the girls are then shuttled off to yet
another challenge. The girls pull up to a group of Martial Art Street
Performers who look like they are break dancing, yet mixing it up with
martial arts. It looked pretty cool! The girls are all taught a few
moves and are told to incorporate modeling into the body moves.
After learning some quick techniques the 2 Jays pop out and put them through a quick photo-shoot.
Foe ends up winning by taking the best shot. Her challenge win is an
additional 50% more shots during the next actual photo-shoot. The catch
is, she gets to chose another competitor whom she wants to take half
their shots away.
Foe is mad at Teyona last week for not taking her on the Seventeen
Magazine photo-shoot, so she chooses to remove half of Teyonas frames.
Teyona acts like shes okay with it, but later on at the house confronts
her in a snide way.
The next day the girls are ready to do their photo-shoot. The theme
this week is Carmen Miranda, whom is known as the girl with the fruit on
her head! Chiquita Banana!
All of the girls go through their hair and makeup, and end up looking adorable.
The setting for the photo-shoot is a little odd though. It is being
taken on a poorer street in Brazil where children are running wild, and
dogs walk through some of the shoots. Its clear its a poor area, but at
the same time a very interesting and unique spot for a photo-shoot.
Natalie naturally has something to say about the poor town.
Celia is first up for her shot. She looks a little pasty and old, but does a decent job at her shoot.
After Celia we have Allison who looks relatively awkward when trying to push the model inside of her, out.
After Allison Natalie steps...err... I mean sits on steps
barely moving. All of her shots included her sitting on steps. It was
pretty boring, yet Jay kept telling her she was taking great shots?
Anyhow, after Natalie we have Aminat who stands there with her hands
on her hips and her face looking the same it does week after week. With
Jay having to stop and coach her I assumed she would be the one going
home this week.
Teyona steps up next and pulls of beautiful shot after shot. I was
pretty surprised in the shot they chose to go in to panel though as I
swear she took some phenomenal gorgeous smiling shots.
Foe is last, and fails to impress Jay. He claims her photos are coming
off as drag queenish. I frankly loved her shots, but they said that she
looked way too much like Carmen Miranda, and she was not able to come
off as her own unique self. Whatever that means? I thought she pulled
off the essence of Carmen Miranda perfectly.
Eliminations come, and Tyra chooses Allison's bubbly sexy shot as the
top photo of the week. Allison's photo naturally will hang as digital
art in the models home for the next week.
Allison is safe, and doing well might I add.
Next model who is safe from eliminations is Teyona, Foe, and Celia.
Aminat and Natalie are in the bottom 2. I assume right away that it
will be Aminat who will be sent packing due to her receiving the same
critique week after week.
I think though that Natalie opening her mouth and blaming Jay for her
lackluster photos is what sent her packing. Oh that and her face barely
ever changed in all of her photos!
And there we have it ladies and gents...no more Natalie.