Ben DiChiara

Ben feels conflicted. Let him explain.

on Jan 24, 20080


So the week started out by myself and the other two that were up for the vote finding out the results. After Niki told me that I was safe, I let out the biggest sigh of relief. I know that I had to step up my game in a major way.

So thanks to everyone that voted to keep me on, I can't describe how grateful I am. So as soon as we left the catwalk we got back to the house so we could reveal to the others who made it out of eliminations. Shortly after we got back to the house, we headed out to SOHO to meet with Lyndon from Reiss. He was explaining to us how they cast multiple models that have chemistry on an individual and group basis, Lyndon then tells us that he's doing a casting session with us to determine who has the best chemistry. Some all got to put on some really nice clothes from Reiss and we did a variety of group shots.

I'm glad that we learned about chemistry because I didn't expect what the next day had in store.

The next day is an early wake-up and we are taken to a hotel. We walk into a room and see Tyson, Diana (our photographer) and a bed, I would've love to have seen my face when they said we were doing an intimate shoot on the bed, I'm pretty sure I said "Holy Crap". They read out the pairs that Diana had chosen and she put Katy and myself together. It was a little strange because I didn't feel as though we had chemistry. All that aside there was a job to be done and a goal to accomplish. We got in the room and just focused on the chemistry and the photographer.