Never a show to pull back from the drama, this week's episode of Top Model is bookended with reactions to and repercussions from Celia's big Tahlia-under-the-bus-throwing reveal at last week's panel. The house is in chaos, and interestingly enough, though Tahlia is rightly pissed, it's Aminat and Teyona who want to punch a bitch in the throat. And yet, when they go to take someone to task for being a rat fink, they don't focus on Celia and instead go after Allison and Natalie. Aminat gets in Natalie's face and would like to wipe the floor with it, but for the stupid no-violence rule. In the end Tahlia and Celia actually talk about the whole things like adults, which is refreshingly bizarre.
Beth Stern, the wife of Howard Stern and a model who's appeared on the cover of Hamptons magazine a whole bunch of times, teams up with Jay Manuel to teach the girls how to make expressions with their faces. It seems so basic, and yet some girls have trouble with the concept. The challenge for the week involves life-sized cardboard versions of Tyra from several different photos. The faces are cut out (as if we needed inspiration for another Tyra-themed nightmare) and the girls have to occupy the face-hole and use an expression that goes with the photo's body language. Natalie wins, much to the chagrin of Tahlia and Aminat, and gets 50% more frames at her photo shoot.
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