'America's Next Top Model' recap: The Crying Game

Here they are, ladies and gentleladies, your Cycle 16 finalists. In the penultimate episode, the show sloughed off yet another model, and the remaining three became three times one minus one. Since I’ve hated spoilers ever since someone once revealed to me that Bruce Willis turns out to be a sled, I won’t include one in this first paragraph. Let’s just say that "Whitney" and "Holly" made it to the season finale, while, um, "Bananah" didn’t.

The episode started out with a brief reflection on Alexandria’s departure. The girls called her "Lex," which was the first time I'd ever heard them do that. I'm presuming that it refers to the similarities in personality between her and Lex Luthor. We got a rundown of each girl’s driving motivation for competing, just in case we had somehow forgotten the single defining set of circumstances that the Top Model editors have decided to dwell on ad infinitum. So, Brittani is still stuck in a trailer park, Molly is still struggling with being abandoned by her biological parents, and Hannah doesn't particularly like Houston. In the immortal words of philosopher C. Monster, one of these things is not like the other things. Read More...



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