My TiVo seems to have something against insipid, skinny girls learning to properly have their picture taken. For two weeks running, there has been a recording problem. Last night it was a basketball overrun. But I’ll do my best to fill you in.

My TiVo seems to have something against insipid, skinny girls learning to properly have their picture taken. For two weeks running, there has been a recording problem. Last night it was a basketball overrun. But I’ll do my best to fill you in.

Last week: Remarkably boring episode highlighted by Dominique, Whitney and Fatima competing for the title of queen bitch. And lowlighted by the marvelous Marvita being sent home after it was deemed she’d lost her desire. I shall miss her.

On to last night’s episode:

Reward challenge: A posing lesson with Tyra where she teaches “the walk,” “the three-second pose,” and how to use pain to help them with their poses. That’s an actual technique? Who knew?

It’s a surprise reward challenge, which Anya wins. Her prize? She gets to roll around naked on a bed while Nigel shoots her photos. So, best reward ever in the history of reality television if you ask me.

Tyra’s most over-the-top moment: Pretending to sprain her ankle to demonstrate posing with pain. Girl really needs some acting lessons.

Catfight of the week: Dom is causing problems by ignoring her alarm, which pisses off Claire, then Anya, then Lauren. All three of these girls are pretty passive, so good work there Dominique. That’s really quite an accomplishment. Then Whitney joins in and it seems the whole house is anti-Dom, as I would be if I lived there. Fatima was strangely silent throughout. The fight is revisited later when Dom is not feeling well and is trying to sleep. At this point Claire, Lauren and Whitney won’t let her rest and are all acting like children and I am no longer taking sides.

Photo shoot: Embodying different music styles for “world famous” photog Russell James, who I at first thought was Nigel in a wig. Fatima is adequate as “metal rock”; Kat is “emo”; Lauren struggles but ultimately shines as “pop” and Whitney rocks “grunge.” We also see Dom as “folk,” Anya as “punk” and Stacy-Ann as “house.” Coming in at the bottom are Aimee as R&B, which she can’t grasp at all and Claire in a ridiculous country Western getup. When I think country music, I think Carrie Underwood, so the big hair and fluffy skirt were not only ridiculous, but they made this challenge particularly unfair to my girl Claire.

Judges panel: My TiVo cut off about a minute into panel so I had to ask around to see what happened. Damn you, basketball overrun.

First one called: Whitney, rebounding nicely from her bottom 2 finish last week.

Bottom 2: Aimee and Claire, who gets a Tyra scolding for her lackluster shoot. Wish I could have seen that.

Eliminated: Mormon good-girl Aimee. Those pesky religious convictions always seem to get in the way of top model-dom.

Favorites: Lauren and Whitney

Can’t wait to her them go: Dominique

America's Next Top Model: Cycle 10 - Episode 5

CW, Wed. 8:00

Production

A 10 by 10 Entertainment production with Pottle Productions and Ty Ty Baby Productions.

Cast

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