On America’s Next Top Model 2017 week 11, the contestants get a taste of the celebrity life. For their challenge, they walk by paparazzi while trying to look both natural and fashionable. Later, they try to emulate host Rita Ora‘s Paste Magazine shoot.
Last week on America’s Next Top Model 2017, the contestants made a PSA for SlutWalk. And Amber Rose stopped by to the judge the challenge. Then, the models posed as iconic women. India Gants and Tash Wells tied for best photo. So, will India continue her hot streak of impressing the judges? Since her return, Tash has already proven to be formidable competition.
The judges eliminated Paige Mobley. Meanwhile, Cory Anne Roberts was in the bottom two last week, so she’ll have to prove herself this time. For a full rundown on what happened last week, read my recap.
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America’s Next Top Model 2017 week 11 opens with the contestants coming home to see the photos of India and Tash on display. Cory Anne says in her interview that India is “not that interesting” to her.
The next morning, the contestants meet Rita at a hotel. As they enter, paparazzi photographers swarm them.
The contestants get past the paparazzi and meet up with Rita. She tells them that their challenge is to take her advice, then look natural walking past the paparazzi on their way out.
Rita takes them to a set where Drew Elliot tells them they’ll be doing a Paper Magazine photoshoot.
While the contestants are going through make up, Rita goes over their paparazzi photos. She declares Courtney Nelson the winner. She wins a trip to the Universal Studios Orlando resort, which she decides to share with India.
Tash does her photoshoot first. Drew Elliot gets frustrated with her poses. He tells her that she’s not going to like any of the photos she’s taking.
Drew Elliot lays into Tash about her subpar posing. In her interview, she says that the old her would’ve freaked out, but the new her is ready to take action. She takes his directions and her shoot starts going better.
Back at the house, Courtney and India excitedly talk about their day trip to Universal Studios. Tatiana Price says that most of the women in the house have tension with Courtney, so this will be like a vacation for them too.
In a product integration montage, Courtney and India see all the sights at Universal Studios. It’s shameless on the part of the show, but it is nice seeing Courtney have fun.
In their hotel room, India tells her it was nice to just have fun. Courtney earnestly tells her, “I’m going to walk into panel with a big fat smile on my face.” Okay, as much as I hate product integration, this was very sweet.
Time for panel!
Rita thinks Courtney’s photo is amazing. Ashley Graham says, “This is pure, easy perfection.”
Law Roach says Cory Anne’s photo is his favorite from her so far. Drew Elliot disagrees and calls it “spooky.”
Rita is amazed by Cody Wells‘ photo. Ashley tells her it could be a makeup campaign.
Rita doesn’t like Tash’s photo. Law says it looks beautiful, but he’s not sure it’s Paper Magazine material.
The judges all love India’s photo. Law says, “This is a real cover of Paper Magazine.” However, Drew Elliot says, “I believe that you’re a superstar in pictures, I haven’t seen it in person.”
The judges also love Tatiana’s photo. Drew Elliot even says, “I think you’re gonna be a superstar.”
Cody gets best photo.
Courtney and Tash are in the bottom two. Tash is eliminated.
Tash says, “I think I owned my photo. It’s not what the judges wanted, but it’s what I wanted.”
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