America’s Next Top Model: Cycle 16, Episode 2 :: Alek Wek
This week on America’s Next Top Model (Cycle 16, Episode 2), the girls had to look bee-utiful, while posing with a swarm of bumblebees! Check out “Alek Wek,” which aired on March 2, 2011.
The drama has already begun in the Top Model house, and the bossy, know-it-all Alexandria seems to be the source of it all. Unfortunately, she can dish it, but she can’t take it. And her attitude resulted in a blow up between her and Dayla.
For this week’s challenge, a professional acting coach taught the girls to come out of their shell and face their fears. They each drew a picture of their inner critic. Then the coach played the role of their critic, egging them on and discouraging them, while the girls learned to overcome their fears. Ondrei struggled with this. She recently lost both of her brothers—one in a car accident, and another in a murder. This exercise made her question her readiness to compete in the competition.
All the girls did surprisingly well at their photo shoot with photographer Mike Rosenthal. At least as far as the bees were concerned. No one seemed overly afraid. While Hannah did tear up over her lack of focus, the tears helped her deliver a magical picture.
Most of the girls produced quality photos this week. Hannah received best photo, followed closely by Brittani (who has been runner-up for the second week in a row). Even though she is one of the youngest girls, Brittani may be a strong force in this competition. Due to the difficult time in her personal life, Ondrei decided to bow out of the competition. But because her photo wasn’t the worst this week, Tyra and the judges had to send another girl home—Nicole.