Last night saw the BINTM girls get preened, blow-dryed, be-weaved and be-wigged to within an inch of their lives. Why? Was it a Joan Collins lookalike contest, you ask? Or a crossover episode of Ru Paul’s Drag Race? No. It was makeover time! Yay for that.
Grazia Daily loves the bonkersness of a makeover, none more so than when the participants are unwilling. And boy, were these girls unwilling. Elle Macpherson stood about with her long long hair and teeny tiny thighs, instructing her team of hairdressers to do their worst (she didn’t ACTUALLY say that, but judging by Jade’s ‘90s mega-bouf, she could have said anything.) Having said that - we do like Juste’s new crop, Imogen’s new fringe is super cute and we LOVE Anastasia’s pinky-coraly rinse as well.
Imogen and Juste
After the makeover, the ladies were left with nothing but their new fringes for modesty, when they had to strip off for All for Eve, the beauty brand which benefits the Eve appeal (a gynecological cancer research fund). In the shoot, Jess and Imogen were amazing; as was the supremely athletic Holly whilst Amy and the lovely Ufuoma was, well, not at her best. Which resulted in the latter being asked to leave BINTM towers, probably in a cab driven by Charley Speed.
Jade and Anastasia
We grabbed a few minutes with Ufuoma this morning to see how she felt about being asked to leave, and she was pretty philosophical about her departure saying ‘I felt awkward! It wasn’t gelling, it wasn’t really happening for me… I wanted to do a lot more…. But the pic they chose, when I looked at it, I didn’t remember them taking it! I was about to get up, and I didn’t want to be smiling.’
(We actually thought Ufuoma looked pretty foxy in her pic, above. Right?)
Ufuoma reckons that ‘Juste and Jess’ are her ones to watch at this stage in the game (totes agree with her on that score) and that Amy is the most likely to go next week, unless she performs better in the upcoming challenge. Maybe by looking at the camera? Just a suggestion.
So what does Charlotte say? One of last year’s runners-up, the lovely Charlotte Holmes, will be hosting this year’s BINTM Live and is a guest columnist for Grazia Daily for the run of this season’s BINTM. SO what did she make of nuuuude week? Here’s what she writes about this week’s episode.
‘I think all the girls coped really well with the nude shoot - I know how difficult it is from last series...and they had the added pressure of Elle watching!!! I think its a shame Ufuoma wasn’t versatile enough as i think she looked beautiful in her best shot, however when there’s nothing to hide behind but your own skin...you really do have to bring something different and exciting to set.’
- Alex Butt