This week the models did a swimwear shoot. What's the key to doing well with swimwear?
Following direction. You need to know what the the photographer needs from you. All ears. That's it.
Have you ever worked with fish before in a shoot?
I've never worked with fish before, but there's always different props.
What should a model do when they're working in cold conditions like that?
The mindset is just to take yourself to a warm place. That's the best that you can do.
Let's go through all the models this week. What about sandhurst? He had trouble with the shoot.
Sandhurst has the same look constantly. That's what the judges have said, and I've always talked to him about it. You need more than just good looks and a great body. You have to have some character behind your eyes, and in your poses. You need to add some character to it. You can't just stand there and expect it to just fall in your lap.
What about Jonathan? He won this week.
Jonathan did well, but he was beating himself up at first. That's the problem with these kids. They don't believe in themselves. I can teach you all day, but you have to believe in yourself.
Branden? He rocked the catwalk, but his photo wasn't so great.
His photo wasn't great because his body is not perfect. The look on his face was good, the pose was good, it's just his body is not as in shape as Jonathan or Sandhurst. If you put all three of those guys together you would have someone close to my caliber.
How was Mountaha? She thought she did really well.
She always thinks she does really well, and that just messes her up all the time. She starts to judge herself and tell herself that she did well when she didn't necessarily. Just listen and do. Don't assume you did something you didn't because that's what gets her. She gets cocky and the judges bring her down and reality hits.
How do you think Salome and Mountaha did on the go-see?
I don't think they worked too well because they don't really have swimsuit bodies. I preach that. I only have so much to work with and if they don't want to go to the gym I can't really force them to.
Salome won the photo shoot, but where did she go wrong?
I don't know, man. In the photo shoot she's fine. She's got the great face, but that's what she has. She just doesn't have the body.
What advice do you have for the final four? What do they need to do to win it?
They need to step it up. They're playing it safe. Someone's gotta break out and do something different. Playing safe is not doing them or us any good.