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Contestant - Cycle 9
Kristen Barker, Nigel's wife, appeared in this episode as a challenge judge.
The challenge this week is a Covergirl Make-up Challenge. The girls must put on dramatic make-up and the dress that has their name on it. Janet is disqualified for wearing the wrong outfit. Sarah is the winner.
Janet: Shorter and dyed black
Victoria: Blonde highlights
Ambreal: Black pixie haircut
Ebony: Naomi Campbell inspired long weave
Sarah: Short bob with blonde highlights
Jenah: Long blonde weave
Heather: Trimmed, straightened, and chestnut brown added
Bianca: Long golden blonde weave; later, hair shaved. A golden blonde wig was offered for use in photo shoots but was never used.
Saleisha: Louise Brooks inspired weave
Chantal: Long blonde weave with bangs
The makeovers are done at Ken Paves Salon. He is well known for his list of celebrity clients including Eva Longoria and Jessica Simpson.
When Victoria takes off her shoes at the end of the episode, they edit out Tyra calling her security guard over because she was afraid of getting hit with the shoes. Victoria later explains that her feet were swollen and that is why she removed her shoes before exiting.
For the past few cycles Miss Jay has had a fashion tribute for each elimination. This cycle, it appears that his "Afro" grows bigger each time a girl is sent home.
Call Out Order
Bottom Two: Victoria and Saleisha Victoria for being abrasive during panel and Saleisha for having so-so pictures. Victoria was sent home.
For the photo shoot this week, the models posed as various plant-life:
Bianca - Sunflower
Janet - Hydrangea
Heather - Weeds
Lisa - Bamboo
Saleisha - Tulip
Sarah - Ivy
Ambreal - Rose
Victoria - Cactus
Jenah - Moss
Ebony - Bird Of Paradise
Chantal - Baby's Breath
The episode is named for Bianca, whose hair was so damaged that it couldn't take any processing and had to be shaved off. She was provided with a medical wig for use in photo shoots.
Sarah: I feel great right now! I am the winner! There is only one and it is me!
Twiggy: It's quite interesting that you were given cactus, which is quite prickly because...
Victoria: Can we get one thing straight? I don't have a prickly disposition.
Twiggy: You don't?
Victoria: No, I do not.
Twiggy: I actually think you are a little bit prickly.
Miss Jay: I felt a prick.
Victoria: At the end of the day it's what's in your heart that counts, and my heart is not in this. I'd rather go home than take some other girl's dream.
Heather is the Covergirl of the Week, for the second week in a row.
Tyra compares Janet's new look to Liza Minelli, who had a similar haircut when she starred in the movie Cabaret.
Saleisha: I look like a Beatle!
Saleisha's new do is reminiscent of the mop tops of the Fab Four.
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