21 September 2011

Britain & Ireland's Next Top Model - The Semi Final Showdown!

It’s semi final time kids! The BINTM juggernaut rolled towards its (possibly quite messy) end last on Monday with the second of its Miami episodes (cue lots of people with big hair and very, very white teeth. Like Elle Macpherson).

This week, the girls had to take part in a catwalk challenge and a swimwear shoot, which must be the most awful of all awful things ever, though Grazia Daily reckons all four of the remaining ladies produced some pretty impressive images. However, because Elle is very fond of a double eviction, this week it was both Imogen (below) and Anastacija (above) that were sent packing from Miami. Boo.

Grazia Daily caught up with the ladies yesterday morning to chat about their emotional departure. ‘When we found out that two girls were leaving, and there was only going to be a final two’ said Imogen, ‘I knew it would be a shock.’ She also said that she ‘definitely wants to carry on modeling’ and that her fave challenge was ‘the cheerleading challenge – I was so annoyed that I didn’t win! But I guess my smile wasn’t quite bright enough!’ Well, Jess does have a VERY bright smile...

Anastacija was also booted out this week, and the former pink-haired model (FYI - she’s cut her hair short and dyed it back to blonde now) said that in spite of leaving BINTM she’s definitely going to carry on modeling, and ‘can’t wait to get my portfolio and go hunting through the agencies’. Her favourite shoot from the comp was in week seven – with the birds of prey (we totally agree) and the underwater shoot because ‘it was so different’. She’s so hardcore! Just watching the underwater shoot made Grazia Daily hyperventilate.

SO – next week is final time! Thursday sees Jade and Juste go head to head in the BINTM final, when Elle, Julien, Grace and Charley will decide who wins the coveted prize of being crowned Britain and Ireland’s Next Top Model. Our money’s on Juste, though we secretly want Jade to win. So who do you recon’s going to nab the crown? Answers below please…

- Alex Butt

(*actually not that secretly)

What does Charlotte say?

So I don't think I've cried this much since I got eliminated last series! What an episode that was. So sad to see Imogen go- she has done fantastically since day one and has grown a lot throughout the competition. She's so beautiful and will go on to have a successful career in the industry I'm sure, as will Anastacija. I think Jade and Imogen looked the best in their beach shots as I reckon Juste's look is far more editorial. Jade also performed so well on the catwalk challenge- if the final had been this week then she may just have clinched it! I seriously can't wait to see who wins next week.. I know who I think should! ;) ciao for now!

P.s. Dont forget you can follow me on twitter @misscharholmes and keep up to date with everything BINTM!

Charlotte Holmes is Grazia Daily’s guest columnist for this season of BINTM and is the compere for this year’s BINTM live, 28th 30th October, which follows the BINTM TV final at London's Excel. The giant live fashion event featuring judges Charley and Grace, includes catwalk shows with all of this year’s BINTM contestants as well as a viewer’s runway, live music, fashion styling, beauty, pampering and a TON of extra stuff. ACE! www.bntmlive.com




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