Courteney and Lauren via TV3
This week the girls were introduced to a personal trainer who took measurements of the girl’s body fat percentages. I have mixed feelings about the feature. On one hand, almost all of the girls claimed to have no knowledge of their weight, their diet (everyone loves junk food) and exercise (no one does any). The show seems to be trying to confirm that the girls are ‘normal’ and that they do eat.
On the other hand, although they all had relatively low body fat percentages they got told they needed to eat less crap and start exercising. Even I understand where the personal trainer is coming from, that it’s not about losing weight but maintaining a healthy lifestyle, this doesn’t come across well enough in the show. It seems as if the girls are being criticized for not being ‘ultra-skinny ‘ models. In fact, this is especially the case when we refer back to this week’s Sara-Mail saying ‘shape up or ship out.’
In this week’s photo shoot the girls had to work in pairs, and the girls were challenged to ‘outshine’ their partner while still ensuring they took a good shot together.
Courtenay & Lauren (pictured above) – My favourite photo from the shoot, I love Courteny’s look.
Danielle & Dakota – This photo sums up Danielle and Dakota’s personalities, Dakota showing off (and taking a good photo) and Danielle floating through. In this round Danielle received her first criticism from the judges, considering up until now she hasn’t seemed all that interested in the competition it will be interesting to see where things go from here.
Eva & Michaela – I’m pinning Michaela for first or second place, but definitely top 3. Eva fell flat after having a reasonably good run so far.
Holly & Lara – Lara brings it!
Elza & Nellie – I don’t like their looks in this photo, it didn’t stand out for me. The judges seemed to like it.
In a surprise double elimination, both Eva and Lauren were sent home. This was a surprise, as I’d have put Holly’s photo below both of theirs and have picked Holly and Lauren for the bottom 2, with Holly going home. However, judges call and to remark on Sara’s final words to the girls they did seems to be struggling and buckling under the pressure.
What was your favourite photograph? Would you have sent Eva and Lauren home over Holly?
If you’re in New Zealand and you’ve missed this week’s episode, you can catch up on the TV3 website.