America's Next Top Model Cycle 4 Episode 11
The reward challenge this week required the contestants to learn the traditional South African dance and performed it in front of a live audience.
Keenyah told the South African dancers that she felt like she was "home," and that she had much more of a connection with South Africa since she is the only black girl, which Naima took offense to as she was half-black. Naima got her fourth challenge win of the season, and won 30 extra frames for the photo shoot. She was allowed to pick friends to share with her the reward of extra frames, and Kahlen was strategically left out due to Naima perceiving her as the biggest threat.
The girls were brought to see Nelson Mandela's cell afterwards. Keenyah, who felt a connection with her roots in Africa, and hearing of Mandela's ordeal for democracy, cried, even though she knew nothing about Mandela. This irked the girls, most notably Brittany, who was irritated that Keenyah whined to her how great Mandela was but did not even know whether he was alive or dead. At the prison, the guide passed a key to Naima to open the cell, which upset Keenyah because she thought that it was her "birthright". The bad air was cleared momentarily as the final four soaked in the history of the location.
After this, the girls were brought to Mandela's residence, where they listened to Mandela's advice and philosophy.
For the photo shoot, the girls posed while dancing with male models. Naima and Brittany excelled, but Keenyah got disturbed when her male model touched her and grunted in her ear, and confronted him after the shoot. Kahlen, who up until now was producing stellar photos, had her worst photo shoot ever, and admitted that she still wasn't comfortable "being sexy". On the drive back, Keenyah complained about the incident with the male model. The girls, already irritated by her actions throughout the day, ignored her. When she touched on the subject about the cell, Brittany finally let loose and gave Keenyah a severe verbal lashing.
This confrontation took its toll on Brittany, who landed in the bottom two for her dwindling personality with Naima, for her stifled personality, despite both having great pictures. In the end, the judges felt that Brittany's defeated demeanor was too obvious to ignore and she was eliminated.
First call-out: Keenyah Hill
Bottom two: Brittany Brower & Naima Mora
Eliminated: Brittany Brower
Featured photographer: Johan Wilke
Special guests: J. Alexander, Alfred Hinkle, Modise Phekouyane, Jackie Manyepelo, Lee-Roy, Bertini, Mark, Mandela, Bebe
CoverGirl of the Week: Naima Mora
Title: The Girl Who Is Special
There are times where, you know, ultimate and total humiliation is just not something I want to throw myself into. I do a pretty good job of that by myself.”— Kahlen Rondot