Bloody Eyeball, Nicole. Okay, yes. Tyra & the other Bankable people are clearly trying to capture lightning in a bottle here, shooting for another Heather or Creepy-chan. At first I was skeptical, right up until she mentioned that she didn't have a back pack at school, but rather carried her stuff in a rusty wheelbarrow. WTF, & thank heavens she can model. So, we've got our requisite weirdo for us other weirdos to vote for.
Rae. Rae is this season's "I have a baby back at home," which oddly enough is usually wedded to the ability to take pretty amazing photos. She's pretty, she looks like the girl from That 70s Show, & she's blonde, but for all of that she seems reasonable & likable. I'm okay with being in her corner. Definitely the best picture of last night.
Lulu. Lulu is gay, which Miss Jay outright clapped for. She's solid, & adorable, & has that awkward, naive charisma that could go far. She's got her girlfriend's name tattooed on her chest, but giggled & said she could always have an ink artist turn it into "Brooklyn" instead. Lulu, you are alright with me.
Laura. The Cowpoke. She grew up poor, on a farm, grandma making her bras by hand. On top of that, when the Judges coaxed the details on castrating bulls out of her, she threw "boys don't cheat on me," as a cherry on top. She sure ain't pretty when she cries but she's got pretty good chops; I can see her sticking around. She's not that boring, in persona or look.
Sundai. I figured it out: she reminds me of Alex. Frankly, I miss her giant swarm of hair, but she's spunky, which counts for something. I don't know if she'll turn it around, but I am charmed by her.
Jennifer. Whatever, too hyper, but she asked the photographer if she could get in the sand & managed to take a the second-best photo of the shoot thus.
So, Top Model means we had kind of a TV Night at our new apartment. David & Maggie had seen it when they helped us move in, but Lilly was just scoping it out for the first time & said that we were "ballers." Well, alright. We had a little wine, & some lamb & gyro, & some birthday cake ice cream. Not too shabby an evening, & everyone was out at about ten thirty. I slept pretty well, which is a change from the last few nights.