By Morgan Jerkins '14
They may as well have called this episode "Let's Pick on Jane Even More than Usual," as that was the most apparent theme for yesterday's America's Next Top Model. If Tyra can't get over Jane's background's failure to mesh with the prototypical sob story, why did she let her on the show in the first place? This week, the contestants’ first assignment was to model on a moving conveyor belt while wearing four-inch heels. As Jane was being prepared by the several make-up artists who surrounded her, she said that she had a tough time walking without a conveyor belt…and she had an even tougher time performing the duty set out in front of her. J. Alexander said that Jane is “academic in the face [and]…not confident in what she can deliver.” Well Miss Jay, what do you expect? She goes to Princeton for Pete’s sake! Of course, she is going to look “academic”….right? The criticizing comments did not stop there.
The next and final assignment was to step into the rink with Mexican wrestlers a la Nacho Libre and Jane struggled to follow the photographer’s directions to pose like a rocker chick with the devil’s horns. After her turn was over, Jay Alexander told the cameras that Jane is detached from the modeling and “couldn’t commit to what she is doing”. Even Tyra had something to say at deliberation since even the best shot that the photographer could capture of Jane was branded “easy”, as in not cutting edge or impressive to the judges. Vogue’s Editor-at-Large, Andre Leon Talley, dubbed Jane “Plain Jane” and Victoria’s Secret Model, Karolina Kurkova, said that “she needs to work on her personality.” All these negative remarks landed Randall in the final two but luckily---she was saved! Until next time!