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ANTM Beauty Quiz: "Let's Go Surfing"

ANTM Beauty Quiz: "Let's Go Surfing"

Oh boy. Where to begin with last night's episode? I appreciate Tyra's attempt to educate the girls on Hawaiian history, and huzzah for highlighting different cultural blends, but what a misguided idea for a photo shoot! You'd think that for as well-traveled as Tyra is, she'd know that painting light-skinned girls dark is all kinds of Bad Idea Jeans. I kept hoping for one of the models to pipe up and say, "I don't feel comfortable wearing brownface," but no dice. Because of the facepalm nature of the photo shoot, I give this episode my lowest short-legged cat rating of the season. (Look at him! Even he can't believe it.) Anyway, see if you were paying attention to the beauty trivia last night, and then take Buzz's quiz, too.


this episode earns one measly milo:
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ANTM Beauty Quiz: "Let's Go Surfing"

When Erin is singing, what else is she doing?

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Pistil Pistil 6 years
I didn't find it personally offensive either... I thought the photo shoot was going to involve traditional clothing, not face-painting (didn't a magazine catch some flak for doing this recently?) so I was a little shocked.
skigurl skigurl 6 years
it doesn't matter if it was intended to be malicious or not...it's racially insensitive...and furthermore, it's just not necessary i am normally not the type to get easily offended and this doesn't personally offend me but i don't see why they had to do it..it was in poor taste
skigurl skigurl 6 years
it doesn't matter if it was intended to be malicious or not...it's racially insensitive...and furthermore, it's just not necessaryi am normally not the type to get easily offended and this doesn't personally offend me but i don't see why they had to do it..it was in poor taste
ChanelAddict ChanelAddict 6 years
btw, everybody need to stop being so politically correct. Obviously there was no malicious intent behind this photo shoot and if anyone was offended, they are pretty sensitive.
ChanelAddict ChanelAddict 6 years
5/5
ChanelAddict ChanelAddict 6 years
5/5
Beauty Beauty 6 years
Yeah, I agree, but I still thought the "fashion interpretation" thing was weak sauce. (As though fashion can't be racist!) I think the show's intentions were to celebrate hapa culture, and I 100% believe they didn't mean to offend anybody, but the body/face paint was not OK. I can't remember who it was (Brittany, I think?) but one of the models said she'd always wanted to "try on" another skin color. Eep! And of course we got to hear how "exotic" it all was. In trying to celebrate multiculturalism, this shoot made a pretty big faux pas or two. Racialicious has some great commentary, as usual. And I know it's "just" a reality show, but it's one that is popular, and now a lot of viewers will think that it's totally OK to paint their faces.
Beauty Beauty 6 years
Yeah, I agree, but I still thought the "fashion interpretation" thing was weak sauce. (As though fashion can't be racist!) I think the show's intentions were to celebrate hapa culture, and I 100% believe they didn't mean to offend anybody, but the body/face paint was not OK. I can't remember who it was (Brittany, I think?) but one of the models said she'd always wanted to "try on" another skin color. Eep! And of <I>course</i> we got to hear how "exotic" it all was. In trying to celebrate multiculturalism, this shoot made a pretty big faux pas or two.<a href="http://www.racialicious.com/2009/10/29/colourface-epidemic-infects-antm/">Racialicious has some great commentary</a>, as usual. And I know it's "just" a reality show, but it's one that is popular, and now a lot of viewers will think that it's totally OK to paint their faces.
Pistil Pistil 6 years
At least Tyra tried to clumsily explain that the photo shoot was a "fashion interpretation".
Sublime-Queen Sublime-Queen 6 years
I was impressed with how quickly the girls were able to get up on their boards. I can't stand Erin or Brittany, any of the other girls can win and I'd be fine, but I adore Sundai & Nichole.
DontStpTheMusic7 DontStpTheMusic7 6 years
5/5...better than I thought I was going to do. Haha.
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