The contestants are met by Gordon Smart, Showbiz Editor at The Sun, who reveals the reason behind this week's task: ‘To become a celebrated and talked-about celebrity supermodel, you need to have a presence and a personality to match that wonderful look.' He explains that they must each write a 60-second news piece about their rivals that they will then present to camera. There is a twist when the models enter the waiting room and realise that throughout the task they will in fact be watching each other speak live.
Unaware that the other models can hear her, Roxy wastes no time in revealing her true thoughts about her housemates. She describes Letitia as coming across ‘as being very innocent, but she isn’t,’ while she blasts Emma as being ‘quite bland, not much to say about her.’ And though some of the girls give a kinder review overall, Maddie brands Letitia as ‘a crybaby’ which sees tensions rise backstage. As Letitia is put out by her comments, Roxy agrees that ‘We feel like everything has to be sugarcoated for you. And it shouldn’t.’
He chooses Rissikat as the winner and reveals that the prize for the lucky winner will be the chance to spend time one-on-one with Elle, learning her personal advice about how to make it in the modelling industry.
The next day, Elle shares her tips with winner Rissikat, which include:
"There has to be some sort of fire in your belly, that’s what people find attractive. And you want to stand out. You want people to walk into a room and say ‘who’s that girl over there?’’
"It’s about women. You want women to look at you and say ‘I want to be like her.’ Not guys. Because it’s the women who will prolong your career. Because companies will book you because you speak to women, because women buy the products. And so many girls get that part wrong. I did too!"
An Elle-Mail gives a cryptic clue about the theme for this week’s photoshoot: ‘now it’s time to dive back into the toy box.’ Early the next morning, the girls are met at the studio by celebrity photographer Nicky Johnston, who explains that today they must embody ‘broken dolls,’ but he wants ‘no smiley, cute, Barbie looks here. You’ve got to think Victorian toy box.’
While the first girl on set impresses Nicky with her poses and expressions, he is less certain about others, saying of one model ‘She’s just got no personality. Face like a slapped arse and she just could not get her position.’ But as the final girl begins her shoot, she realises she is in full view of the rest of the models, who are watching her every move. Will her audience put her off, or can she find her focus and impress Nicky with her doll-inspired poses?
This week the judges are joined by international supermodel Erin O’Connor, as they deliberate which of the seven girls rocked their ‘broken doll’ photoshoot and who will be leaving the competition tonight.
Some contestants impress the judges with their poses and energy in their shots. Elle tells one girl ‘you totally fulfilled the spec,’ while Julien praises another, saying ‘I love it, you look expensive.’ However, others fell short this week, as Erin explains to one model ‘There’s character beautiful, which is what this brief is all about, and then there’s just looking frightening.’
The panel decide Rissikat’s shot is their favourite, and she is awarded Photo of the Week, closely followed by ‘spooky and beautiful’ Anita. As Elle hands out the remaining photos, it is Roxy and Madeleine left in the bottom two.
Elle explains ‘It’s really difficult to see you both here because you are two fabulous girls, and you’re both here for the same reason. It’s because you’re sort of defeated somehow, and it shows in your pictures. We as a panel of judges do not want to see either of you go, because you’re great girls.’
But as she hands the last photo and place in the competition to Roxy, it is Madeleine who is eliminated this week.
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