I was going to post a picture collage of the official shoot from last night's episode of America's Next Top Model but come on: How amazing are the models dressed up as Xena-style gladiator types? Especially Whitney, who is looking particularly voluptuous — which is an uncomfortable reminder that her "plus size" looks normal and pretty to me, yet in this world is considered larger than average. Sigh. Yes, I know, sample sizes and . . . stuff.
Anyway, the girls continued on their adventures through Rome complete with gladiator training (which will surely come in handy down the road in their modeling careers). We were treated to a couple of fun Dominique diva rants to the camera, and a few snide Fatima remarks about how bad the other girls are, but without explosive Lauren in the mix everything is mostly kind of dull. Remember how much 'tude and fierceness Jaslene brought to the table that practically fueled that entire "cycle" to its end? I fear this "cycle" is missing that kind of personality oomph at this point.
However, not to fear! Because where there is an obnoxious personality vacuum, you can bet Tyra will be there to fill it. You can take a look at the rest of the pictures from the episode here, but first find out how Tyra stepped in to give the show some personality and who was sent back to America by taking my quiz!
Photos courtesy of The CW
America's Next Top Model Quiz: "We Are Spartans!"
Why did Whitney say she comes across as fake sometimes?