America’s Next Top Model Cycle 15: Karolina Kurkova and Brakha x 2

Things are heating up between the girls on “America’s Next Top Model” Cycle 15, both at the photo-shoots and in the house. No one likes Kayla, especially Lexie, and they let her know it. Meanwhile, Ann is the one to beat, still.

Sometimes you have to go backwards to move forwards

Karolina Kurkova attending the Roberto Cavalli's 40th Anniversary party, at the Beaux Arts, in Paris, France, on September 29, 2010. Photo by Christophe Guibbaud/ABACAPRESS.COM Photo via Newscom

For this week’s challenge on ANTM Cycle 15, the girls wear Herve Leroux bandage dresses. The real challenge though is walking down a conveyor belt going the opposite way and still looking composed and confident. Most of the girls trip all over themselves, but competitors Lexie and Kacey both seem to pull it off. But only Kacey wins the jewelry. Of course, she isn’t humble about it, considering she screams like crazy.

Don’t let the competition throw you

The girls need to show ‘beautiful madness’ with this “America’s Next Top Model” photo shoot. They’re posing with Mexican wrestlers from Lucha VaVoom: Chupacabra, Zokre, Crazy Chicken, and Shamu Jr. Their photographers are dad and son duo, Eddie & Moshe Brakha, otherwise known as Brakha x 2.

Most of the girls do pretty well with this high-fashion editorial photo shoot. Yet there has to be a bottom two, and a couple girls give the judges and Tyra Banks the excuses they need to eliminate one of them.

Here’s the order in which the girls were called by cycle 15 host Tyra Banks:

1. Ann made ANTM history by having the best picture four weeks in a row. She deserved it. She thought she didn’t have her best photo shoot, yet she still pulled off an amazing broken-down pose.

2. Chris took a risk, and it paid off. She pulled off a great jump shot and might have had a chance at first-place photo except her face lacked a smize.

3. Chelsey improved quite a bit from last week. She brought both personality and sexiness.

4. Kayla had good intensity yet again. As she has every week, this model went for it.

5. Liz may have looked fake and a bit crazy, but her photo had light.

6. Esther also improved this week by showing some good energy. She was guest judge Karolina Kurkova’s favorite.

7. Kacey fell flat with her catalog pose and vacant look. She didn’t ‘own’ her pose.

8. Kendal made bizarre noises during her photo shoot and her look came out dull.

That leaves the bottom two: Lexie and Jane. Jane has fallen flat every week, never showing who she is. This week, she fell on a porn-like pose and one of the judges called it a disaster. As for Lexie, the judges love her vivacious personality, but she disappears in front of the camera.

This elimination was a surprise and an unwarranted one. Despite Lexie’s presence off camera and Jane’s forgettable personality, the judges decided to vote Lexie off.

Yet, Lexie had the last word as she bid farewell to the girls of ANTM Cycle 15. “I wish all of them the best – except one.” Even when Lexie’s eliminated, she still doesn’t like Kacey, but then again, who does? Well, other than the male models.

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