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America's Next Top Model Recap: "We are Spartans!"

America's Next Top Model Quiz: "We Are Spartans!"

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?

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GigglyGirl GigglyGirl 9 years
How come Anya's challenge prize is always to get naked?
simplyfab87 simplyfab87 9 years
I'll be so surprised if Anya doesn't win. Though I want Whitney to win , I know she won't and Dom and Fatima are just so annoying
piesecki piesecki 9 years
Anya to win please! Although they started on Kat having no personality a couple of episodes back, and now Nigel's saying Anya lacks personality too, so you never know, she could be going home too... I wish they would realise that you don't have to be loud and obnoxious to have personality - Anya seems to be constantly sweet and funny to everyone unlike the others - what's wrong with that?
arianell arianell 9 years
I cannot believe that Dominique has made it farther than Katarzyna and Claire. So wrong. I think it will be Anya and Whitney in the finals, but that Anya will win. Which is fine with me, she seems super sweet.
carlabunnie carlabunnie 9 years
10/10. yay. This season of top model just seems blah. I like Anya the best.
phatE phatE 9 years
1. whitney is AVERAGE in american standards, what is she a size 10 or 12? seriously.. what's the average size people? 2. it's annoying how you can predict whose going to be sent home by at the beginning of the show. has anyone noticed that? they interview that person more, show more clips and the other girls talk about her more.
bina324 bina324 9 years
I am pissed that Katarzyna was eliminated. I think that only she, Fatima, and Anya have what it takes to be a model, but only Anya's and Katarzyna's personalities were good. Anyone else feeling like Tyra has just gotten more and more annoying this season?
missyd missyd 9 years
I bet Fatima will win because she looks beyond anorexic. That seems to be what they go for. I really hope fatima would go next, she makes my skin crawl. What a beeeyotch. Worse than Dom if you ask me. Say what you will about Dom (fug, whatever), but girlfriend can MODEL the hell out of anything. All in all, i desperately hope whitney wins. If you want to look at actual MODELLING talent (taking direction, understanding one's body and angles, etc), she's got it.
pianoteacher1 pianoteacher1 9 years
Oh, and I think Nigel doesn't like Anya. Doesn't he say she lacks personality and only tries to be what the judges want her to be?
pianoteacher1 pianoteacher1 9 years
Personally, I think the only good picture that Kat took was the hip-hop one. I think her pictures are as best mediocre. As the judges pointed out, she doesn't use her eyes and as a result they make her looks and feels bored. She IS pretty and has European looks, but I think she is a few steps behind Anya and Fatima. Also, I used to like Lauren, but her lack of effort finally gets her the boot. Finally!! I like Whitney, but I think the final two would be Anya and Fatima. Winner: Yikes, I don't know, Anya??
californiagirlx7 californiagirlx7 9 years
I liked Katarzyna the best too, but the judges always send my fave home. I bet Fatima will win because Tyra seems to have a preference for black women. Thats just my two cents.
RobinSparkles RobinSparkles 9 years
I'm def sad Kat went home, I was rooting for her to win. Do you think they'll still have go-sees this season? I feel like they usually go on them by now, and they didn't advertise go-sees in the preview for next week either.
johnsonkm20 johnsonkm20 9 years
Fatima: Annoying since day one Whitney: If ANTM was ever going to give a plus size model the win she is the one to give it too. She's got a great face and fun personality. Dominique: Some above said it best, she is fugly And why can't she fix her hair in a cute way?
johnsonkm20 johnsonkm20 9 years
This question and option made me LOL #7 What did Tyra reveal was a first for her at panel? a) She's never had low self-esteem. I really wanted to select it even though it is the "wrong" answer As for the finalists Anya: She's likeable and takes great pictures. Plus Nigel is in love with her
karisaamy karisaamy 9 years
I missed the first 20 min- Oh and Dom always looks like RuPaul so a different outfit wouldn't have changed that one. Sorry but she just grates on me.
LVC LVC 9 years
And speaking of commercials... Did everyone have the unfortunate viewing of the 5 minute Farmer Takes a Wife infomercial!?!?!? It went on FOREVER! I forgot what show I was watching by the time it was over!!! Please Never Again!!
LVC LVC 9 years
I SO agree about Kat. Def my fave!! Bummed! I am guessing Anya and Fatima make it to the top 2. They are more model esque than any others. But my gosh, with Kat gone, who knows what they look for. SHe was gorgeous! And it really is all about the CoverGirl contract after anyway. So Whitney could pull it off with her face. But how often do we really see a models personality? Only on the next season of ANTM during the "my life as a cover girl" segs.
pinkflats pinkflats 9 years
smileyface, you actually have a point considering that katarzyna left before whitney. now that she is still here, she has a good chance of winning. i'm sure tyra just wants a "plus size" model to win so she can bee all like "i'm trying to change the industry so i had a "plus size" model win it all. me, me, tyra. i love myself." she knows it's going to look good in her part that she's going to have whitney win. but whatever, i now want anya to win! her weird hawaiian accent and tendency to just gush about anything is so funny and endearing. "my first step of rome and i eat it on the ground."
Happsmjc Happsmjc 9 years
I agree with everyone--I am so sad that Kat went home :( I wanted her and Anya in the final two. I just really dont love the other girls.
mo_ri_ah mo_ri_ah 9 years
What a horrible decision to send Katarzyna home.. she's absolutely gorgeous! I think they should change the name of the show to America's Next Cover Girl, because that's all it really is anyway at this point.
CherryPop- CherryPop- 9 years
I never saw this episode xD but i randomly got 7 out of 10 8D I dont live in states so youd know >D I live in Estonia so i have to wait utill they upload it on youtube so i could watch it .
jasmint jasmint 9 years
Katarzyna looked so gorgeous in the gladiator get-up! I'm sad she went home, but the judges did have sort of a valid point? I don't know, if it were up to me, Dominique would have gone home long ago and Claire would still be around. Also: It really, really bothered me that everyone, ESPECIALLY Tyra, continuously pronounced her name incorrectly! Even after Kat tried to correct her a few episodes back, Tyra basically shrugged it off! What's with that?
missbrooke09 missbrooke09 9 years
I was really bummed that Katarzyna was eliminated. I really liked her and she was definitely my favorite this season. But I knew she done as soon as I found out Tyra was going to be the photographer. I'm not really a fan of Anya, but I guess I'm rooting for her. She's been consistantly good all season and I think she deserves to win. Besides, the judges like girls who have issues with speaking.
nomerz nomerz 9 years
I'm sorry smileyface, but are we watching the same show? Yes you're right, the judges see "potential" in Whitney, but there is no way they're going to let her win. Tyra is all about being the one to changing the industry and letting there be more diversity but when it comes time to actually do so, she never delivers. ...just my two cents, anyway.
Leilanic1 Leilanic1 9 years
They should have a show specific to plus sized models. Rather than have her compete with the other girls she would have had a decent chance of winning.
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