ANTM Cycle 9 Episode 13 Finale – The Girl Who Becomes America’s Next Top Model [watch]December 14, 2007
Wanna be on top?
The finale for Cycle 9!
Of course, as usual, the videos: (huge thanks to 888772, the most amazing and fastest uploader there is!)
A new cycle, 13 girls, some taking to a new heights, some failing miserably!
3 girls remain!
The bubbly rumbly in my tummy blonde, Chantal!
Saleisha! The confident girl with all the past modelling experience she needs to win this! OMG OMG!!
The photogenic tomboy, Jenah!
TyraMail! “Show me your flava!”
Chantal, “It’s CoverGirl flavour lip glosses!” Oh right on.
Saleisha, “I’m in the top 3!” Great job on stating the obvious.
Jenah, “If we [she and Saleisha] lands in the bottom 2 tomorrow, I think I’ll be going home.” Spoilers!!
The girls went to their CoverGirl shoot. This time they are shooting the ad for CG’s Wet Slick Fruit Spritzers lip gloss.
Draglene Jaslene appeared out of no where to give the girls an extra boost of confidence. Chantal loved her and wanted to be in her shoes, literally.
Chantal was first. She looked gorgeous in a yellow dress. She was advertising the lemon flavoured lip gloss, Lemon Splash. She read her lines a little too fake, making Jay to go, “I’m reading lines! I’m a dumb model!” 😄 That was hilarious. She pulled it off in the end.
Jenah was next in a hot pink dress. She went silent as soon as the camera’s rolled. After sevaral silent attempts, Jay wanted her to read from cue cards. Jenah disagreed, stating that cue card signifies weakness. Jenah picked herself up and gave a great take, making Jay happy, but he said her insecurity came across as bitchyness.
Saleisha came out in an orange gown, her hair looked weird, hiding behind her ears, and her face was incredibly red. She stumbled, and cried. She had 17 takes. (Where are the cue cards!) Saleisha took Tyra’s advice (to Lisa, not you!) and cried all she want and got over with it. She dried her eyes and did her ad.
After the commercial, there was a photoshooot, as usual.
Saleisha took her pics with the oranges! She even wanted to eat one of it. I wonder if the orange ever got angry and squirted some juice into her eyes.
Chantal did her job with her lemon.
Jenah was last with her little red strawberry.
Tyra showed up in another Chantal-haircut. The winner will be stomping in a QiGong fashion show.
Tyra shot a surprise quiz at the girls. Who has the most and least potential?
Surprisingly, Saleisha answers herself for the most potential, and Jenah for least because of her attitude.
Chantal went next, saying she has the most potential “hands down”, with Jenah the least because she isn’t the role model for her sisters.
Jenah was last, stating she has the most potential, and that her lay back attitude can be CoverGirl as well, not necessarily the happy bubbly type. The least was Chantal for being amatuer.
Tangerine Splash girl, Saleisha was judged first. Nigel was impressed, (DUH) because she kept smiling while
blabbering talking. Tyra stated that her pronunciation wasn’t great at times. They liked her photo, but she only has one smile.
Lemon Splash girl, Chantal was next, Nigel loved her sincerity, Twiggy liked her charm.
Jenah went last. Tyra said that she made fun of the product by biting the fruit. Jenah hated that she’s always misunderstood and she doesn’t have to create rainbows and ponies and bunnies to make her approachable, because Jenah is Jenah. Go Jenah!
Tyra thought that Jenah has a shield up to protect herself, and broke Jenah down. Tyra liked that the hardcore Jenah showed vulnerability, which is more humanly than making barriers for herself. The judges loved her photo.
The CoverGirl commercial is shown, playing mostly Chantal and Saleisha parts, and placing Saleisha in the end. Spoilers!!
Saleisha is praised for being CG. Her high fashion self is doubted.
The judges liked that Jenah showed her vulnerability and cried. Nigel thought she sincerely meant it. (DUH) Her portfolio is praised.
Chantal is credited for her flexibility and having the whole package.
*past spoilers shattered into pieces*
Saleisha vs Jenah
Tyra said Saleisha had unfair advantage because of her past experience, (DUH) but Jenah stomped her left, right, up and down with her stunning portfolio. But Saleisha’s charm held her on.
For Jenah, she rivaled the current top models for her pictures.
*past spoilers shattered into pieces once more*
Bye Jenah. *sobs*
The top 2 do their Seventeen Magazine photoshoot. Saleisha looked amazingly like Rihanna, who also appeared on Seventeen previously. Spoilers!!
They arrived at the Forbidden City. Their runway will be the space near the historic landmark, and they had to take their garments and modernize it into the 21st century.
Jaslene is doing makeup with her legs wide wide open, (o.0) still carrying that fan she used a few minutes earlier.
Tyra came in with her very odd hairstyle, and encouraged the girls.
Lots of people in Ching-dynasty clothes appeared by the runway.
The first to stroll down the runway was…
Oh wow! He’s a finalist! Who knew?
Twiggy and Nigel came out after him, trying to “steal” the show with their “sexiness”.
Miss Tyra came out last, with a giant monster umbrella behind her, trying to gobble her up I guess. Tyra nodded and 500 zombies followed her command to sit.
Jaslene walked down, fierce!
Saleisha went after that and ruled the runway. I think she had more air and presence than Jaslene did. Her walk was amazing.
Chantal’s walk was a little stiff, but her face was strong.
On her third walk, her incredibly long dress tripped a stilt walker, and the poor guy fell flat on his bum. Chantal OMGed a tiny bit but continued her walk. Best and most entertaining part of the show I have to say.
Models clap. Show was done.
Tyra recited the prizes for the last time. Tyra introduced the judges for the last time.
The judges reviewed the girls’ portfolios.
First pic: Negative effects of smoking.
Nigel loved Chantal’s. Saleisha was given kudos for doing a good job with Heather on their shoot.
[Hair]Heather should be in the final 2!!
Next pic: Gargoyle on a roof.
Chantal’s was praised to be high fashion.
Last pic: Warriors on the Great Wall.
Saleisha: Twiggy said it was her fav pic in Cycle 9. (seriously?)
Chantal: Dominated the shoot.
Chantal: Stiff walk, but nice stride.
Saleisha: Owned the runway.
Said Twiggy, “Saleisha you looked like you’ve been on the runway for all your life.”
Hello?! *smacks head*
Miss J stated that the 2 most commercial girls in the competition got to the final 2, but Chantal was more high fashion material.
Twiggy said that Chantal has an edge body-wise.
Nigel BARKer BARKed back at Twiggy saying Saleisha has full control of her body.
Nigel, “Saleisha doesn’t need much training.”
*smacks head again*
Momma Tyra is proud of her babies.
Table is divided into half: Twiggy & Miss J (Chantal) vs Nigel (Saleisha)
Momma Tyra is going neutral.
Last roll call!
Tyra loved the shininess and of the insides of the girls.
And America’s Next Top Model is…
*past spoilers picks themselves up and join together*
*Chantal’s hopes and dreams shatter into pieces*
Let’s pass Saleisha’s screams and wails shall we?
Why oh why oh why?
It could’ve been Heather!
It could’ve been Jenah!
It could’ve been Chantal!
It has to be Saleisha!
It’s so unfair that she won!
Saleisha has past modelling experience!
She’s been in commercials!
She’s been on runways!
She’s been on Tyra’s T-zone camp!
She’s been on Tyra’s talk show for goodness sake!
How is that fair?
The rules of ANTM clearly states:
You must not have previous experience as a model in a national campaign within the last five (5) years (including, but not limited to, appearances on television and print advertisements)
I smell a rat. A bad smelling one at that.
Other than that, Saleisha definitely has the most nicknames for this cycle.
- Dora the Explorer
And the lists go on and on. It’s just hilarious that one of the most hated contestant won.
Even Wikipedia dislikes her:
That certainly cracked me up! 😀 Though I’m positive it’s not going to stay there for long.
The judges favoritisms towards Saleisha is so obvious.
Especially Mr. Nigel Barker, noted fashion photographer. (who by the way, doesn’t take pictures as great as Miss Tyra) Nigel is always there to back up his little Saleisha.
Enough about Saleisha, let’s get on to today’s episode!
WTF about the runway? It’s so fake! The fakest runway ever on ANTM. Where are the audiences? Aren’t they important? The only audiences I saw were the zombies who followed Tyra’s orders.
Hey… I wonder if she hypnotized the stilt walking guy to “accidentally” trip on Chantal’s dress! It all makes sense now.
And poor Jenah! I felt that her elimination was unfair. We want high fashion girls! Not commercial girls! She and Heather should rightfully be the top 2.
Anyways, congrats to Saleisha on her winning, I wish her and the other models all the best!
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