America's Next Top Model Cycle 7 Episode 11
Shaken from her near elimination, CariDee struggled to rebound from an off week.
In order to relieve some anxiety, the girls invited their Spanish models from their last commercial shoot over for dinner.
The next day, Tyra visited the girls and had a sit down talk about the harsh reality's of the modeling industry, before the girls met up with Pancho Saula, the director of Elite Barcelona, who has set up 10 go-sees for them to attend all around the city. Eugena and CariDee teamed up, as did the twins, while Melrose decided to hit the streets alone, a strategy that seemed to pay off as she managed to attend the most number of auditions. While the twins got lost and arrived late, hence disqualifying themselves, Melrose easily won her fourth reward challenge, and she chose CariDee to share in her reward — a catered dinner at their apartment.
For this week’s photo shoot, the girls arrived at the bull-fighting arena and met their photographer, Nigel Barker. CariDee jokingly made a crude remark to Nigel, who was edited to appear offended, however according to CariDee in an Entertainment Weekly online interview, he actually recognized her humor and joked along with her. Nevertheless, she later apologized for this.
At panel, the girls were asked to tell the judges who they felt had the most and least amount of potential. Michelle’s insecurities finally overwhelmed her as she broke down in front of the judges, conflicted by her doubts of whether she really wanted to be a model.
During deliberation, the judges were torn between the lackluster photos of Amanda and CariDee, but Michelle’s confidence crisis made them question whether Michelle was sacrificing her place for her sister. Consequentially, the twins landed in the bottom two, where Amanda’s drive ultimately won the judges over and Michelle was eliminated.
First call-out: Eugena Washington
Bottom two: Amanda Babin & Michelle Babin
Eliminated: Michelle Babin
Featured photographer: Nigel Barker
Special guests: Pancho Saula, Julie Cher, Susana Castano, Jorge Paulo de Oliveira Terra, Victoriano Simon, Julie Sohn
CoverGirl of the Week: CariDee English
Title: The Girl Who Sticks Her Foot In Her Mouth
I think I did good. I walked about a million times, I kind of looked like a killer tomato, but, you know, it was fun.”— CariDee English