ANTM Recap 1.30.17

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On Monday Night, the models received a Rita Alert to attend an upscale party with fashion designer Philipp Plein. America’s Next Top Model, ANTM welcomed Plein at the beginning of this season. A few of the models came to his studio and he gave critiques as they showed their best catwalk.

For their challenge, the models had the chance to dress in some of the most expensive and chic ensembles from Plein’s latest designer collection. They were to be the star of the night showcasing his designs at his upscale party with celebrity appearances. Each model was paired together to create their own fashion editorial story to act out in a private room while guests toured the house. The guests would chose the best editorials of the night and the winners would be welcomed into Plein’s store to choose whatever they want.

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As the models performed their fashion editorials, two models went above and beyond. Marissa and Cody really got into their characters. They portrayed two women in a heated argument. The girls threw rose petals at each other and played tug of war over a clutch bag while screaming at the top of their lungs. Other girls felt it was very unprofessional, but somehow they ended up as the winners of the night. Marissa and Cody were escorted by Plein to a Rolls Royce and chauffeured to his personal store.

For their photoshoot, the girls arrived at a warehouse with a private jet. They were challenged to capture the “High Life” while posing with Jason Derulo. Tatiana and India found ease in their shoot, while Binta and Courtney struggled.

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The day of panel, the judges gave their critiques but were very harsh on Binta and Courtney. For Binta, the judges felt like she needed to reconnect and find herself again. For Courtney, they felt she was not very appreciative of her presents in the competition. They are fed up with her complaints and her excuses for falling behind in her photos.

The judges continued to favor Tatiana and India. Tatiana represented the “Boss” they are looking for. They felt like she owned the shoot and reflected the “High Life” status. India channeled her inner Claudia Schiffer, her style for the shoot was very 90s but still so fashion forward. Tatiana won best photo of the night and India came behind in second.

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Courtney and Binta were the two girls left standing. The judges felt like the past few weeks Binta has fallen behind and her insecurities have taken over. For Courtney, they felt she needs to give more into the competition and give more into being a model. Rita explains,

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“Week after week your face delivers. But this competition is more than just a pretty face. At this point you should be getting better and better, not worse.”

The judges granted Courtney another week in the competition, sending Benta home.