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Hippie chick, you were robbed!

Come on. Even Jay Manuel said whiny Liz Williams could’ve taken the roller coaster all the way home for all he cared. She complains too much and her Matthew Rolston photo was awful. Much worse than Rhianna Atwood’s pic. Is Liz still on “America’s Next Top Model” because she has a better backstory as a single mom?

This is an awful photo of Liz.

Sure, she had the #1 rollercoaster photo, but it was one of those bizarre only-on-ANTM challenges that has little bearing in the real world. When is someone going to give you an ear piece, put you on a rollercoaster and give you a cue at a certain point to … pose like you’re commercial and relatable! Pose like you’re envious! Edgy! Pouting! It’s ridiculous.

But Liz got a photo shoot with Tyra and she chose her friends Chris White and Kayla Ferrel. Chris was terrified on the rollercoaster and her photo was so bad she might as well have stayed on the ground. But she sucked it up and did it, so she deserves credit for that. Plus, Matthew Rolston loved her sea goddess photo, forehead and all. He said it was his favorite shot.

Kayla owned the photo shoot with Tyra and she also looked great in the Mattew Rolston pic. She is my #1 girl now. She can do no wrong.

Kayla has her little mermaid moment.

But it’s painfully obvious after three wins in a row that Ann Ward is exactly what the judges want in a high fashion model. She’s also just quirky and insecure enough to fit with “Top Model’s” love for underdogs. (Remember quirky Nicole “Bloody Eyeball” Fox?)

I like Ann. I do. And her sea goddess photo was very Vogue Italia. But overall I’m Team Kayla.

Two other things we now know: Nobody likes Kacey Leggett and male models are boring.

This is a fantastic photo. Matthew Rolston is right: Ann is memorable. Is that enough to win?

Here is my ranking of the top 10 models at this point on Cycle 15:

1. Kayla Ferrel, 19, Rockford, Illinois, 5 ft 9 in
2. Ann Ward, 19, Dallas, Texas, 6 ft 2 in
3. Kendal Brown, 23, Northport, Alabama, 5 ft 11 in
4. Esther Petrack, 18, Boston, Massachusetts, 5 ft 9 in
5. Chelsey Hersley, 22, Boise, Idaho,  5 ft 11 in
6. Chris White, 20, Arlington, Texas, 5 ft 10½ in
7. Kacey Leggett, 20, Palmdale, California, 5 ft 9 in
8. Jane Randall, 19, Baltimore, Maryland, 5 ft 9 in
9. Lexie Tomcheck, 18, Geneva, Illinois, 6 ft 0 in
10. Lyzbeth “Liz” Williams, 21,, Arlington, Texas, 5 ft 10 in

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Dying. This is "evil" genius.

I may be ready to change my Cycle 15 “Top Model” favorite from Rhianna Atwood to Kayla Ferrel. (Although I still adore Rhianna.)

It was makeover week on ANTM, also known as the “Patricia Field” episode where two models were eliminated.

Terra, your new hair looks good!

Poor Terra White got the boot right after getting her makeover. She was upset that the judges chose to get rid of her after chopping her beloved hair, but the Js got rid of her because she got so upset about them chopping her hair. If she had just put on a brave face she might’ve stayed for the fallen angel photo shoot.  This seems to happen to someone every cycle.

By the way, Terra looks 100 percent better with that short hair. Gorgeous.

I liked most of the makeovers. I can’t think of any major misses, except maybe Lexie Tomcheck, who lost her sparkle. Maybe that’s karma for her “Academy” winning performance pretending to be upset after they circulated the fake makeover plan list.

Some of the makeovers were subtle. Esther Petrack just went darker, but she definitely stands out even more just from going jet black. Rhianna stayed a long-haired hippie. Jane Randall bores me now. Kacey Leggett looked cuter with her glasses.

But I loved the gap-toothed, ice blonde look for Chelsey Hersley. (She’s kind of Anna Paquin-esque now.)

And I dub thee Pennywise.

And I especially loved the dramatic clown red hair for Kayla Ferrel. She said her girlfriend told her not to come home bald or with red hair, but that’s — wait a minute, what’s wrong with having red hair? Why is there a stigma against redheads? I’ve always wanted to have red hair, like my mom and aunts and Irish grandma.

Anyway, I don’t even normally like bangs, but this shocking red hair and bangs go perfectly with Kayla’s face and whole attitude. She looks high fashion. I could see her making a strong impact on a magazine cover or on the runway — i.e. winning this thing.

I agree with the judges that the fallen angel shoot was basically a disaster. Dreckitude! That’s a shame considering it’s one of the show’s better challenges. You know the crap they make these women do. Pretending to be an angel with black wings is pretty cool. So much opportunity. But they all just let the men lead. Bad move.

Ann Ward just won two challenges in a row and the judges love her quirky style. Is she going to win?

Well, not ALL. Ann Ward, who proved herself a saucy lass with that fake makeover list, did a great job and won the first call out AGAIN. Chris White, who was devastated by the elimination of her sister Terra, also did well. My girl Rhianna killed it. So did Kayla.

Poor Sara Blackamore lost her eyebrows and her son may not even recognize her anymore. But she was sent home. Probably a good call, but I could’ve lost Lexie too. They are both blah. “Deaditorial.”

Here’s my current list of favorites at this point (it’s early) in the season of “America’s Next Top Model”:

Kayla Ferrel, 19, Rockford, Illinois, 5 ft 9 in
Rhianna Atwood, 20, San Diego, California, 6 ft 1½ in
Ann Ward, 19, Dallas, Texas, 6 ft 2 in
Chris White, 20, Arlington, Texas, 5 ft 10½ in
Chelsey Hersley, 22, Boise, Idaho,  5 ft 11 in
Kendal Brown, 23, Northport, Alabama, 5 ft 11 in
Esther Petrack, 18, Boston, Massachusetts, 5 ft 9 in
Kacey Leggett, 20, Palmdale, California, 5 ft 9 in
Jane Randall, 19, Baltimore, Maryland, 5 ft 9 in
Lyzbeth “Liz” Williams, 21,, Arlington, Texas, 5 ft 10 in
Lexie Tomcheck, 18, Geneva, Illinois, 6 ft 0 in

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Here's the cast! (front row) Kayla, Chelsey, Kendal, Ann, Esther, Lexie, Liz, Jane (back row) Kacey, Sara, Free, Anamaria, Chris, Terra Photo Credit: Jessica Brooks / Pottle Productions © 2010 Pottle Productions, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

“America’s Next Top Model” can never make up its mind.

Here's Rhianna! I have no idea why there's so much gray space around her. Why didn't they crop in?

Most of the time Tyra Banks and company work hard to smash stereotypes and reject labels.

But on the cycle 15 premiere, “Welcome to High Fashion,” the girls were all put into categories like Quirky, Blondes, Brunettes and Sexy and pitted against each other.

Anyway, I’m definitely a Quirky girl.

My two favorites right now are striking 6 ft 1½ inch Rhianna Atwood, 20, of San Diego — who impressed the judges with her willow tree poses, earning the nickname “Willow” —  and the painfully awkward  6 ft 2 in Ann Ward, 19, of Dallas, Texas, who was already put through the tabloid wringer when the clip of the judges measuring her tiny waist went viral.

Don’t blame her because her whole family has high metabolisms. I’m jealous, but that’s not her problem.

My other favorite is 5 ft 11 in Kendal Brown, 23, of Northport, Alabama. And not just because it’s hilarious that she has a thing against semen.

Unlike past cycles, which have been about introducing models into mainstream America, this season is about high fashion. That means weird and quirky looking is better than commercial and pretty. Or even ugly pretty, I guess.

As Tyra explained it, what took her four years to accomplish she’s going to help one girl make happen in 12 weeks.

Here's tall, awkward Ann.

The winner will have her career launched with two fashion spreads in Vogue Italia and an additional spread and cover in Beauty In Vogue. She will also be signed with IMG.

It’s not just the public liking the winner anymore, Tyra says. The fashion industry has to like her too.

Which probably means 5 ft 8½ in Terra White, 24, Arlington, Texas will be the first one out. Unless she takes amazing photos next week. She’s the shortest and the oldest and she’s pretty but not in an unusual way.

Besides, I think both Chris and Terra made it because it’s cute to see the sisters bonding in happiness.

I think for high fashion acceptance someone really striking and unusual is going to have to win.

I happened to visit the cycle 15 Wikipedia page earlier today and for some reason someone posted the entire Tyra call out order for the season. People do this sometimes and they are usually wrong/lying, but it may be worth noting that — *potential spoiler alert* — they had Terra as the one to go home first and 5 ft 9 in Jane Randall, 19, of Baltimore, Maryland as the winner. Cutesy curly-haired Kayla Ferrel, 19, of Rockford, Illinois was listed as the runner-up.

That intel is gone now, but I captured it in a photo  in case it turns out to be an accurate list of spoilers. Check it out, below, at your own risk.

Anyway, not only do we have high fashion, we already have high drama.

Kendal "I don't like semen" Brown

Kacey has been on ANTM before — she questioned Isis as a valid model option because she’s transgender. Kacey had been bonding with Lexie when Lexie told her about how Jordan seemed like she didn’t want to be there. Something about being counter-culture and not caring about pop culture or whatnot. So Kasey pulled a “Bachelorette” type of “someone is here for the wrong reasons!” callout.  She put Lexie on the spot and Lexie felt like she was used as a pawn. Lesson: Watch who you bitch to.

When the girls first met the judges they made some interesting impressions:

Squealy, teary Kayla got sent out to have her curls brushed out. My hair looks that curly too and I wish I could just straighten it every day. Tyra loves her cute personality.

Rhianna is quirky with her hat and her boho look and her weeping willow. She loves looking like a freak. I like her.

Esther was born in Israel. She’s a modern orthodox Jew. She can’t have days off as a model and she’s willing to compromise for that. She’s got a 30G chest. (!) Having that bust side is going to be a problem, Jay says, but Tyra says Esther holds her Gs better than she holds her Ds.

Chelsey was told she was too fat to model when she was thinner than she is now.

There’s already a race war. Someone read Emily’s diary where she supposedly wrote that she almost had to room with a black girl “Eww.” So a group of black girls talked to her about it. The problem with this is you can’t really take the moral high ground after you’ve read a person’s diary without their permission. It takes the strength out of their arguments.

POSSIBLE SPOILER ALERT! This may or may not be the real call out order of the season. Chances are it's just some jerk taking over Wikipedia.

Emily got called out on the runway for what she wrote. She said she meant it as a diss to one girl in particular and she didn’t know her name so she just labeled her as “black.” Tyra hopes she learned a lesson. True, but anyone feel like bringing up that the other girls should learn a lesson about going through other people’s things? Or that Tyra and company have been encouraging labels through the entire episode?

Jane goes to Princeton. She was found through Tyra’s website. She comes off to Miss J as privileged.

Liz is pretty but hard. She has a baby and is working and in school and on food stamps.

Sara raps for the judges. She has a baby too.

Kendal almost hides from the judges, she’s so nervous. She was also found on She’s “pure.” “I don’t like semen.” Ha! She’s never been out of Alabama. Tyra thinks she’s one of the most beautiful top models they’ve ever seen.

Anamaria is obsessed with IMG.

Ann walks in and everyone’s eyes go wide. Tyra says she has the smallest waist in the world. This is the girl that got all the advance PR. Everyone in her family has fast metabolisms. She’s been called too tall before. She’s 6’2. Tyra likes her awkwardness. It hurts when people stare at her, she says.

Lexie thinks Ann will crack. Lexie can’t stop with her mouth, can she.

So is Jane going to win or was that list just posted by one of Jane's relatives?

Sisters Chris and Terra come in together. Chris is the taller and younger one.

Jordan is in an artist and in a band. She’s not a fan of ignorant and dumb people. She wants to break the mold. She’s anti-consumerism and yet she’s on ANTM. Hmm…

Lexie gets called Uma Thurman all the time? She looks nothing like Uma Thurman. She left home when she was 14. Her mom had her when she was 16. They don’t get along. Does Lexie get along with anyone?

Vanessa is the “rich bitch” Miss Minnesota Teen USA, blah blah blah. She has a pageant walk. She’s got some Megan Fox going on. Pretty and sexy, but not high fashion.

There are 32 place cards, 20 will be “invited” to the Cynthia Rowley party.

Vanessa was “excused,” which means she didn’t make it. She thinks she’ll be on the big screen sooner or later. (Adult films?) Emily was excused, too. Go write that in your diary.

For the photo shoot, they paired the girls up with who they think their real competition will be.

Tyra and the Js went over each girl in her category to decide on their final 14.

Jay loves the elegance and grace about blonde Anamaria. But she fell into the background during the group shoot. Freckled Chelsey stood out in that shot.

Esther is in the sexy group, but she hid her boobs well. Sara can transcend high fashion like Gisele.

When Kacey took her glasses off she looked old. Kendal needs development.

Of the sisters, Chris has the round face and Terra is more angular.

Jane is quite beautiful but squealy Kayla killed Jane in the two-shot without doing anything.

Everyone thinks Ann has potential, but she is lost now. Rhianna is “so special” and her nickname is now “Willow.”

Lexie needs training. Jordan looks crazy.

Here’s the call-out list:

1. Anamaria Mirdita, 19, Queens, New York, 5 ft 10 in
2. Kendal Brown, 23, Northport, Alabama, 5 ft 11 in
3. Rhianna Atwood, 20, San Diego, California, 6 ft 1½ in
4. Chris White, 20, Arlington, Texas, 5 ft 10½ in
5. Jane Randall, 19, Baltimore, Maryland, 5 ft 9 in
6. Chelsey Hersley, 22, Boise, Idaho,  5 ft 11 in
7. Lyzbeth “Liz” Williams, 21,, Arlington, Texas, 5 ft 10 in
8. Sara Blackamore, 21, Menifee, California, 5 ft 10 in
9. Lexie Tomcheck, 18, Geneva, Illinois, 6 ft 0 in
10. Esther Petrack, 18, Boston, Massachusetts, 5 ft 9 in
11. Kacey Leggett, 20, Palmdale, California, 5 ft 9 in
12. Kayla Ferrel, 19, Rockford, Illinois, 5 ft 9 in
13. Ann Ward, 19, Dallas, Texas, 6 ft 2 in
14. Terra White, 24, Arlington, Texas, 5 ft 8½ in

So the sisters made it. Jordan sobbed like being cut was the end of the world. She put on such a fake front about being counter-cultural and now she’s distraught that she didn’t make the 15th cycle of “Top Model.”

MEET THE 14 TOP MODELS (some of their answers are priceless)


Age: 19
Hometown: Queens, New York
Occupation: Unemployed
Height: 5’10”
Favorite Designer: Alexander Wang
Favorite Shoe: boot
Must-Have Photo Shoot Accessory: myself
Would Never Wear: gangstah clothing
If Trapped On An Island, Would Bring: my boyfriend

Age: 19
Hometown: Dallas, Texas
Height: 6’2″
Occupation: Student
Favorite Designer: Betsey Johnson
Favorite Shoe: flats
Must-Have Photo Shoot Accessory: eyeliner
Would Never Wear: holiday sweaters
If Trapped On An Island, Would Bring: satellite phone


Age: 22
Hometown: Boise, Idaho
Height: 5’10 ¾”
Occupation: Waitress
Favorite Designer: Karl Lagerfield
Favorite Shoe: ankle boots (high heel, of course)
Must-Have Photo Shoot Accessory: mascara
Would Never Wear: high water bell bottoms
If Trapped On An Island, Would Bring: sunscreen


Chris. No idea why her bio is so short.

Age: 20
Hometown: Arlington, Texas
Height: 5’10 ½”

Age: 18
Hometown: Boston, Massachusetts
Height: 5’9″
Occupation: Student
Favorite Designer: Oscar de la Renta, Missoni, Marc Jacobs
Favorite Shoe: slippers
Must-Have Photo Shoot Accessory: sweater (the air conditioning is always on and I’m freezing)


Would Never Wear: hot pants
If Trapped On An Island, Would Bring: food!

Age: 19
Hometown: Baltimore, Maryland
Height: 5’9″
Occupation: Student
Favorite Designer: Ralph Lauren
Favorite Shoe: sandals
Must-Have Photo Shoot Accessory: coffee
Would Never Wear: Duke basketball jersey
If Trapped On An Island, Would Bring: books

Age: 20
Hometown: Palmdale, California
Height: 5’9″


Occupation: Dance Teacher
Favorite Designer: Rocco Barocco
Favorite Shoe: boots
Must-Have Photo Shoot Accessory: Tancho wax stick, razor
Would Never Wear: pleather catwoman suit
If Trapped On An Island, Would Bring: my hot comb

Age: 19
Hometown: Rockford, Illinois
Height: 5’9″
Occupation: Waitress
Favorite Designer: Stella McCartney
Favorite Shoe: high heels


Must-Have Photo Shoot Accessory: music
Would Never Wear: over-alls
If Trapped On An Island, Would Bring: cell phone

Age: 23
Hometown: Northport, Alabama
Height: 5’11”
Occupation: Unemployed
Favorite Designer: Versace
Favorite Shoe: a comfortable one
Must-Have Photo Shoot Accessory: my man
Would Never Wear: animal print
If Trapped On An Island, Would Bring: cell phone


Age: 18
Hometown: Geneva, Illinois
Height: 6′
Occupation: Unemployed
Favorite Designer: Marc Jacobs
Favorite Shoe: Toms
Must-Have Photo Shoot Accessory: Vaseline (sounds weird but it is helpful!)
Would Never Wear: hammer pants
If Trapped On An Island, Would Bring: my best friend

Age: 21
Hometown: Arlington, Texas
Height: 5’10”


Occupation: Shoe Sales Rep
Favorite Designer: Kimora Lee Simmons
Favorite Shoe: 5″ black leather pumps with buckles and straps
Must-Have Photo Shoot Accessory: my eyebrow and/or nose piercing
Would Never Wear: granny panties
If Trapped On An Island, Would Bring: my car!

Age: 20
Hometown: San Diego, California
Height: 6’1 ½”
Occupation: World explorin’, dance feverin’, people lovin’, wild child!
Favorite Designer: Viktor & Rolf, Prada, Zac Posen
Favorite Shoe: whatever it is, its high as hell!
Must-Have Photo Shoot Accessory: my imagination
Would Never Wear: cheap clothes


If Trapped On An Island, Would Bring: magic

Age: 21
Hometown: Menifee, California
Height: 5’10”
Occupation: Mother
Favorite Designer: Proenza Schouler
Favorite Shoe: flip flops
Must-Have Photo Shoot Accessory: lip gloss
Would Never Wear: my grandma’s clothing


If Trapped On An Island, Would Bring: Diet Coke

Age: 24
Hometown: Arlington, Texas
Height: 5’8 ½”
Occupation: Unemployed
Favorite Designer: Alexander McQueen
Favorite Shoe: Converse
Must-Have Photo Shoot Accessory: energy drink
Would Never Wear: I have a unique style so I pretty much wear anything.
If Trapped On An Island, Would Bring: cell phone


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