It’s time for another episode of “America’s Next Top Model.” This week the models return from judging and Mikey is excited to see his winning photo on the flat screen TV. Tyra appears on the screen and gives Mikey his #TyTyTip. She says he should represent his brand and be casual, but never forget the high fashion side.
Later that night the models hear Miss J calling them from downstairs in the house. He says that they’re having a little BBQ on the patio and he has a special guest. It’s Sports Illustrated swimsuit model Chrissy Teigen. She sits down with everyone as they’re all enjoying their meal, and she gives them a little advice on the modeling industry. Then, she tells Mikey that as the winner of best picture last week, his gift is her. His eyes pop open when she says that, and she quickly corrects any misunderstanding. Chrissy is married to musical artist John Legend. She’s his to talk and to practice some selfies in the selfie booth in the house.
After Mikey’s selfie practice with Chrissy, she leaves and it’s time for a Tyra Mail!
“Ever been mocked? As a model, you better get used to it. Fierce and Love, Ty Ty.”
The next day, the bus picks everyone up and they head to the studio for a photo shoot.
When the models arrive, they are greeted by Yu Tsai, Michelle Lee, who is Editor in Chief at Nylon Magazine, and J. Errico, who is the Fashion Director at Nylon Magazine.
Michelle tells the models that today they will be shooting a mock cover of Nylon and those covers will be displayed at a news stand where the public will decide which one they like best. Yu tells them that they’ll be watching the public viewing the covers and hear their thoughts about the covers. J. also tells them to remember to show their personalities in their photos. The model that impresses the most will be featured in an upcoming segment of Nylon Video.
Each of the models meets with J. Errico to give him some words that best describe them so he can pick clothing appropriate to their personalities.
Lacey says she is fun and young and from the south. Mamé says she is fun and regal. Mikey says he is chill, but he also feels he brings excitement. Nyle says as a deaf person he wants to be heard.
During Mikey’s shoot, he really does well, and Yu Tsai is pleased. He’s not so pleased with Lacey, whom he says does the same thing flipping her hair and pursing her lips. Yu is super happy with Nyle’s shoot, and says that Nyle can’t hear, but he follows the directions the best of all the models. Mamé has some problems with her shoot, and Yu Tsai says she’s too stiff.
Now it’s time to see who has the best cover. Everyone stands around the video screen to watch the public look at their covers. In the end the scores went as follows:
Michelle gives everyone feedback on their covers. She feels Mikey looks relaxed, but she feels he relies too much on his hair. She thought that at first Nyle didn’t look like a Nylon guy, but his eye contact is amazing. She thought that Mamé was stunningly beautiful, but her photo was stiff. She thinks Lacey has an edge and a little sweetness, but feels she is giving the same look over and over. The winner of the challenge is Nyle.
Back at the house, the challenge scores are up.
The next day, everyone is upstairs chilling when they hear someone yelling from downstairs. Who could it be? Why, none other than Tyra herself.
Tyra tells everyone that she wants to introduce them to the photographer for their next photo shoot. This person is the one that did all of Tyra’s shots when she first broke into the modeling industry. And that person is her mom, Carolyn London.
Tyra said that to begin with her mom didn’t want to photograph her. She begged and begged, and finally Carolyn relented. Tyra’s mom didn’t want her to go into the fashion industry, as she was afraid for the people that take advantage of young models, but it was Tyra’s dream, so she knew she had to let her live her dream.
Tyra tells the models that she thinks that since she has her mama with her, maybe the models need some home love too. At that queue the moms. All four of the models rush to their mother’s arms. Everyone is so excited to see their mom, especially Mamé who has only gotten to see her parents every few years throughout her life. They live in Ghana, and her mom traveled all that way to be with her today. As much as Mamé is excited to have her mom there for her, you can feel the tension between them. Her mom is very reserved and quiet.
Tyra says that this isn’t all the surprise. The mom’s aren’t there just to visit. They will be in the photos with their children, and the photo will be judged on both the mom and the child.
Everyone had a great time at the shoots. Mamé’s mom had a hard time getting loose at first, but Tyra had her dancing and she was loving it. We shall see at panel how the photos came out.
After the shoot, everyone celebrated toasting with sparkling cider (remember, Lacey is a minor) to the mom’s and their children and Cycle 22.
The next day at panel, the four models awaited their fate. The photos were shown and that score combined with their challenge score determined who got best picture. The call-outs went as follows.
The bottom two were Lacey and Mikey. Both models did incredibly during the shoot, so it will be up to the scores to see who will go home. The numbers flashed under each of their photos and it was a tie. Wow, that never happens. So, Tyra said it’s up to the judges to decide when there is a tie. She then tells Lacey, “Congratulations, you are still in the running to become America’s Next Top Model.” Then, she says to Mikey, “I’m sorry Mikey. I know I said it was a tie, but I never said someone was going home. You’re still in the running to become America’s Next Model too.” Wow, so no one is going home.
Next week is the first part of the finale, and Tyra tells the models that only two will walk in the final runway show. Each of them will have to give a presentation of why they should be America’s Next Top Model, and one guy and one girl will be chosen to move to the second part of the finale.
Tune in next Friday, November 20th at 9:00 p.m. on The CW to find out who the finale two will walk in that final runway show.
“America’s Next Top Model” Cycle 22 links
- “America’s Next Top Model” Cycle 22 Ne return on Aug. 5
- “America’s Next Top Model” Sneak peek at what to expect from Cycle 22
- “America’s Next Top Model” Cycle 22 premiere episode recap
- “America’s Next Top Model” Cycle 22: “The Girl Who Walks Away” recap
- “America’s Next Top Model” Cycle 22: “The Guy Who Gets Shipped Out” recap
- “America’s Next Top Model” Cycle 22: “The Girl Who Has a Close Shave” recap
- “America’s Next Top Model” Cycle 22: “The Guy Who Gets a Hickey” recap
- “America’s Next Top Model” Cycle 22: “The Girl Who Gets Possessed” recap
- “America’s Next Top Model” Cycle 22: “The Guy Who Acts a Fool” recap
- “America’s Next Top Model” Cycle 22: “The Girl Who Gets All Dolled Up” recap
- “America’s Next Top Model” Cycle 22: “The Guy or Girl Who Came Back” recap
- “America’s Next Top Model” Cycle 22: ‘The Girl Who Became Bootyful’ recap
- ‘America’s Next Top Model’ to end after Cycle 22
- “America’s Next Top Model” Cycle 22: ‘And Then That Happened’ recap
- “America’s Next Top Model” Cycle 22: ‘The Guy Who Closed the Deal in Vegas’ recap
- ‘America’s Next Top Model’ Cycle 22: ‘The Girl Who Took a Shot in the Dark’ recap
- ‘America’s Next Top Model’ Cycle 22: ‘The Guy Who Was a Mama’s Boy’ recap
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