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BAM! Kathy Griffin and NeNe Leakes Take Over 'America's Next Top Model'

The models worked their best 'RHOA' poses to impress Kathy for last night's challenge.

By Colleen Werthmann


When Kathy Griffin joined the judges' panel for the Oct. 26 episode of America's Next Top Model, the challenge had the girls posing as in-your-face icons -- with one team as Snooki from Jersey Shore and the other team as The Real Housewives of Atlanta's NeNe Leakes. Talk about giving beauty face with attitude. . .

Team NeNe featured the fierce competitors Laura, Lisa, Alexandria, Angelea, and Dominique.

Who was the best NeNe? Zap2it ran down the competition: "Laura has a really fun photo. Angelea looks beautiful. Dominique is standing up in her picture. . . Alexandria's picture is not my favorite. . .but the judges love it. Lisa's NeNe is gorgeous. Completely high fashion." Sure enough, Lisa won the challenge.

But most importantly, what did NeNe think?

No big surprise there - she loved the attention, Tweeting, "I'am [SIC] so HONORED @tyrabanks & Americans Next Top Model choose 2 portray me as a challenge on tonites episode." She joked with a follower, "RT @Esquirediva1973: @NeNeLeakes @tyrabanks I NOTICED ALL THE NENE.S WERE PICKED 1ST....GET IT"

The Bravoleb even had a kind word for Bianca, who was eliminated after her Snooki photos (and snobbery) left the judges cold: "Good job tonite on ANTM @BiancaGolden when 1 door closes, a million more will open."

Nene should know -- after her own elimination from Celebrity Apprentice, she's going stronger than ever. To find out how she got her swagger -- was it from her stripper past? -- get the story of her pre-'Wife life in our "Atlanta Housewives Before They Were Stars" special airing Sunday at 10/9 C.

Keep up with the 'Wives latest moves: Text 27286 and get all the Housewives hub-bub.

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