On America’s Next Top Model 2017 week 10, the contestants create PSAs for Amber Rose‘s initiative SlutWalk. The contestants have only one hour to write and star in their PSA. Amber Rose herself stops by to judge the challenge. Later, the contestants pose as iconic women.
Last week on America’s Next Top Model 2017 the contestants did a fashion music video shoot. All the previously eliminated contestants came back and competed for a chance to return. Ultimately, Tash Wells earned back her spot in the competition. Marissa Watkins neglected to rehearse the dance for the video. As a result, the judges eliminated Marissa. Courtney Nelson came close to elimination. She found herself in the bottom two, despite the judges acknowledging an improvement in her attitude. India Gants received best performance of the week. After a slow start, India is proving herself to be major competition. Paige Mobley also performed well last week. She was chosen to be the leader of her group in the challenge. Later, Ashley said she was her favorite of the girls in the video. For a full rundown on what happened last week, read my recap.
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America’s Next Top Model 2017 week 10 opens with the contestants looking at India’s video, which won best video. India says in her interview that Tatiana Price is her biggest competition.
The contestants meet up with Ashley Graham. She tells them that it’s important to be socially responsible when you’re a celebrity. Then she splits them into two groups to make a PSA for SlutWalk. Amber Rose herself appears to judge the challenge. Ashley tells them they have one hour to make their PSAs.
Ashley and Amber notice that Tatiana and Courtney are fighting a lot, which is holding them back. But, Amber also says that the other team consisting of India, Paige, Tash and Cody Wells doesn’t fully get the subject matter.
Ashley explains that India, Paige, Tasha and Cody didn’t seem to really understand SlutWalk’s message. Ashley tells Tatiana, Courtney and Cory Anne Roberts that they had the perfect wording, but didn’t have confidence in delivering their message. Amber says that what’s most important for the PSA is understanding the message, so she’s choosing Tatiana, Courtney and Cory Anne as the winners.
Stacey McKenzie greets the contestants at the studio. She tells them they’re going to be dressed as iconic women from pop culture. Stacey tells them to remember “these are not impersonations, they’re inspirations.” This means they should still bring who they are into it.
When Stacey tells each of them who their inspiration will be, they really emphasize how much pressure is on Tatiana because she’s posing as Tyra Banks. It’s pretty over the top considering Cory Anne has to pose as Beyoncé and Courtney has to pose as Madonna. But, those women aren’t producers on this show.
The models seem to be doing a lackluster job until it’s India’s turn. Her inspiration is Katy Perry. Stacey and Drew Elliot both comment about how strong she is.
Time for panel! Stacey fills in for Law Roach.
The judges love Tash Wells‘ photo. Rita tells her, “Your face looks tight. Your sweatiness works in your favor.”
Rita tells Cory Anne that she doesn’t know where her confidence has gone.
When she sees Cody’s photo, Rita gasps and says, “Wow!” Stacey says that Cody was killing it when she was backstage, but once she got in front of the camera she was giving robotic poses.
Rita tells Cortney that she’s in awe of her photo. Ashley also says she loves it. But, Drew says, “You weren’t there.”
Ashley calls Paige’s photo incredible. Drew says that her body looks fantastic, but he doesn’t love her face.
Everyone loves India’s photo. Rita says, “I mean, your face is life.” Drew says, “What’s amazing about you is your face is like a light, we’re immediately attracted to it.” However, he does tell her that she often does unflattering poses with her body.
Ashley tells Tatiana that her face and body aren’t really there in the photo and that she’s coasting right now.
The panel deliberates they all love Tash and India. They worry that Paige always does the same thing. They also express disappointment in Cory Anne and Tatiana.
India and Tash are tied for best photo.
Paige and Cory Anne are in the bottom two. Paige is eliminated. I’m genuinely shocked since she seemed to be doing well and had never been in the bottom two before. That said, she seems to be multi-talented and might be better off pursuing something other than modeling.