Model Rundown

Tyson checks out this week's line-up.



Aryn was just chillin' back there. The panel said she did fine, but I didn't think she was all that, I'm not very impressed with her. But then, I'm not so easily impressed.

Ben Ben is doing badly, he's in the bottom three. He's a good-looking kid, but his walk is so terrible, it's not even funny. He's got this weird walk, it's almost military, and I can't seem to get him to stop doing it. No matter how much I work with him, he just still does it.


Casey is the same thing. His walk is terrible. I can name the guys with a terrible walk: Casey, Ben, and Dominic. Those three guys have the worst walks I've ever seen, and it's so different from their regular walk. I try to tell them, "If you don't change your walk soon, you're gonna be out of here." My other panelists seem to think these guys are getting better, but I don't think so.


Dominic's makeover helped his look, which is definitely where he's lacking, I mean, he's got that one stare. His walk is definitely the worst part though. For a guy who's supposedly a DJ, he's got no rhythm.


Frankie's cool, he just doesn't know when to turn it off. He gets annoying after a while. Overall, I don't see Frankie in it. He makes great TV, but I'm waiting until the pack is thinned out a little and then I'll get down to the meat of who really needs my help.


Holly got a haircut and it's good, but even with the haircut I didn't think she was as strong as she was last week -- but not everyone's gonna be on it every week.


Jacki did well. She really did. You know, she could've won last week, but she chose not to wear the bathing suit. So, she kinda knew she had to step up and impress me and the panel. She did so poorly last week when everyone expected her to do so well. It should be easy for her, Jacki shouldn't be messing up at all. Models are going to be put into things they don't want to wear, but you do what needs to be done.


Jay is definitely coming around. I'm seeing it and I'm proud of him, but he has to grow up quicker. He's nowhere near as bad as Ben, Dominic and Casey though. Whereas Jay has all the body parts, the abs, everything. And if they all could look like Jay, that'd be alright. If I could have abs like Jay, that'd be alright.


It's tough on a girl in this business. She's a cute girl, she's the kind of girl that you'd want for your girlfriend, she's the kind of girl you'd see a movie with, but high fashion? I don't know.


Perry is high fashion. Sometimes, people just need shaping and molding, and they turn into something big.


Ronnie's still got that cheese factor. He's cheesy, you can't get rid of it. He's great, he could be good commercially, but I know how far he can go.


I don't see what everyone sees in her. She's a tall girl, and if you take away that height -- she doesn't have much else.


Stephanie's my sleeper. She's a little too quiet, I'd like her to be a little more boisterous, I want her to start to command things. Stephanie's problem is that she doesn't have that confidence yet.


Sarah's gone home. And Sarah's a decent girl -- she's going to do well as an actress. Maybe do some commercials, make the most of a couple TV shows. She's got the goods to do that, but as far as high fashion, no. She'd be a great Maxim girl, guys are gonna want to see her topless.

Make Us Proud

Nicole weighs in on who kicked butt, and who didn't cut it.

First the models had to do a shoot with fire. What do you think the photographer was looking for?

I think, because of the production and because the flames are expensive to do, it's like one dry cut. You get one shot. He was looking for someone who could exude rock n roll energy in that small amount of time. He's a one take director. You have to be a one take model. He was looking for someone who could bring energy. He shoots celebrities, so he's also looking for character. That's why Sandhurst kicked butt. He wasn't just a model, he was a character in a movie. It was like X-Men or something. That's what he was looking for. Everyone was okay. Sandhurst inspired that photographer and gave him something he wasn't looking for.

They all went to Bloomingdale's for a go-see. Have you done something like that?

Never. That's for B-Models, but it's a great way to interact with people because you are selling a product at all times. It's good to know what you're selling and it's good to see people who know the designer's name. It was kind of cute though. Mountaha was a little nervous and that comes across a lot. She's not comfortable in her own skin and she's too driven and anxious. I think that people see that. You've got to be relaxed around people. You could be a good model, but if people aren't comfortable around you then you're not going to get anywhere. Whey they shopped their personalities really showed. It was interesting to watch. I loved how Branden just got a suit. It was almost his claim to becoming a man. I'm going from little boy to man. That was awesome. Mountaha just wanted ridiculous Christian Dior shoes. That's such a female, Sex and the City type thing to want great shoes. Sandhurst was so humble. He just got everything for his family. I liked that.

For the runway it was nothing crazy this week, the models just got dressed up and dapper.

I thought the wig didn't work for Mountaha. Wigs look bad even if they're custom for your head. I thought that was unlucky for her and she didn't make it work. You can't say something though. You're a canvas. Sometimes it's luck. She should have brought more to the runway. She could have brought some personality to it. She didn't perform in the photo as well. I was shocked she just stood there. I really noticed her hands though. I shoot Victoria's Secrets and they've said I have good hands and feet and know how to hold them. That's really important. People don't realize it. It's the small details like hands that make a big impact on a photo. If your hand looks weird you notice it. I loved the way she used hers and she was very conscious of them.

Do you think she deserved to go home?

The boys have been a bit stronger so it's really hard to say. It's such a hard thing in the end. I don't know if she deserved it. Someone like Jonathan who is good looking and charming but isn't unique maybe should have gone home. Branden has also been lucky, but he has a lot to give. I think that Sandhurst is commercial, but he's been incredible. It was a tough decision for the judges. It's going to be tough.

What do you think the guys have to do to win next week?

Bring out the best in themselves and take risks. Practice, practice, practice, especially on their runway. Be strong and charming and show the judges that if they're going to be chosen that they're gonna make us proud. They have to let go of that fear and anxiety. They have to know they've come this far for a reason.