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'America’s Next Top Model' recap: Handbags and hangovers

Cycle 21 | Episode 12 | “The Guy Who Parties Too Hard” | Aired Nov 7, 2014

The remaining seven America’s Next Top Model contestants pack their bags for emerging fashion market South Korea, and the first two minutes of the episode are packed with drama. Lenox throws shade at comeback girl Chantelle, who’s trying—and failing—to flirt with Denzel. Shei and Adam get smoochy in the confessional, and we see foreshadowing of Adam’s drinking problem.

For a few of the models, this is their first trip outside America. Their introduction to South Korean culture is meeting K-pop boy band BtoB (Born to Beat), who will teach them choreography they’ll later perform in front of a live street audience.

antm-week12_raelia-kpopLenox gives it a good try, but even Miss J says it was hard to watch: “Instead of it being K-pop, it was K-fizzle.” Adam turns in a weak performance after partying too hard on the plane.

Raelia walks away with the win, but last week’s panel winner Chantelle gets first dibs on a bed at their new Seoul home, a beautiful apartment decorated with everyone’s best photos. Adam’s crabby because he earned a low challenge score and has to sleep on the couch. The guys and girls are ready to hit the hay after a long day of traveling, but Adam starts slamming more booze, prompting unwanted feedback from his roommates about his drinking.

After their 8:15 a.m. wake-up call, Adam is struggling. He posits alcohol is a good-luck charm: he’s been drinking during the entire competition, and is still around, therefore it’s a superstition. Because logic.


The contestants prep to model MCM bags, and Tyra pops in to help with makeup. (The cynical viewer in me assumes the producers tipped her off about Adam.) The party boy falls apart on set. Yu Tsai is frustrated: “Teaching [Adam] to model is like eaten ramen with one chopstick,” he says. “Good luck.” Tyra can’t believe the contrast between last week’s energy and this week’s lethargy.

During the shoot, Keith and Tsai butt heads again. Tsai warns if Keith can’t take down the emotional wall he’s put up, he will not stay on in the competition. Photographer Erik Asla gives him a pep talk afterward, and assures Keith he is improving.

At panel, Tyra starts fishing to find out what was wrong with Adam at the shoot. “Something was not connecting … it was like you were drunk or jet-lagged.” But all the judges like the final pic and he earns decent scores.

antm-week12_keith-verticalPanel is overwhelmed by Will’s photo, and Miss J gives him a 10 right off the bat. “This, to me, is everything,” Kelly says. “There’s not one bad thing I can find to say.”

He earns unanimous 10s, but Keith’s challenge scores boost him above Will to win this week’s best photo.

Tyra chides Adam about his drinking—she can smell it on his breath!—but it’s Chantelle and Raelia who wind up in the bottom two. (Wait, so after all that DARE bullshit, he gets away with a wink from Tyra? I’ve been had by the editors again!)

antm-week12_raelia-mcmUltimately, Chantelle’s special look saves her, and bubbly Raelia, whom the client called too sexy for the brand, goes home.

Next Week: Chantelle lets loose on Yu Tsai (for calling her his little panda bear) and Keith (unrequited flirting?). And what’s better than the makeover episodes? GO-SEES! Who will get lost? Who will offend someone? Can. Not. Wait.

America’s Next Top Model airs Fridays at 9/8c on The CW.

TV Families | EW.com
Mark Harris
February 23, 1990 AT 05:00 AM EST

The Bradys are back, with a passel of 90’s hassles. Do they represent the typical American Family? Did they ever? Who does? Stare and compare!

Kind Of Family
TheBradyBunch 1969-74: Blended
The Bradys 1990-: Enormous
Married…With Children 1987-: Postnuclear
Thirtysomething 1987-: Extended
The Flintstones 1960-66: Modern Stone Age

Family Pet
The Brady Bunch: Tiger
The Bradys: Alice
Married…With Children: Buck
Thirtysomething: Grendel
The Flintstones: Dino

Typical Guest Star
The Brady Bunch: Davey Jones
The Bradys: There’s no room
Married…With Children: Sam Kinison
Thirtysomething: Carly Simon
The Flintstones: Ann Margrock

Expression Of Joy
The Brady Bunch: Groovy!
The Bradys: Ritual hugging
Married…With Children: ”Oh, great.”
Thirtysomething: ”Of course I’m happy for you. Really. But what about me? Why does it always have to be about you?
The Flintstones: ”Yabba-dabba doo

Expression Of Rage

The Brady Bunch: ”Hmmm…”
The Bradys: ”If you back away from something you really want, then you’re a quitter!” (the angriest any Brady has ever been)
Married…With Children: ”Aaagh, God, take me from this miserable life!”
Thirtysomething: ”I’m not angry, OK?”
The Flintstones: ”Willllmaaaa!”

Typical Problem
The Brady Bunch: Marcia and her rival both want to be the prom queen.
The Bradys: Bobby gets paralyzed.
Married…With Children: Al doesn’t buy his family Christmas presents.
Thirtysomething: Nancy gets cancer.
The Flintstones: Fred and Barney are staying out too late.

Typical Solution
The Brady Bunch: The prom committee decides to have two queens.
The Bradys: Bobby gets married.
Married…With Children: They hate him.
Thirtysomething: If only we knew…
The Flintstones: Wilma and Betty decide to follow them.

House Style
The Brady Bunch: Conservative but mod, circa ’69
The Bradys: Conservative but mod, circa ’90
Married…With Children: Roach motel
Thirtysomething: Enviable
The Flintstones: Suburban cave

Clothing Style
The Brady Bunch: Early Osmonds
The Bradys: Made in the USA
Married…With Children: Flammable fabrics
Thirtysomething: Eclectic earth tones; nice ties
The Flintstones: One-piece

Most Annoying Character
The Brady Bunch: Alice’s cousin Emma, the substitute housekeeper (too strict)
The Bradys: Marcia’s husband, Wally (chronically unemployable)
Married…With Children: Steve (supercilious)
Thirtysomething: Ellyn (goes through Hope’s drawers, babbles, changes hairstyle every other week, generally mistreats her friends)
The Flintstones: Mr. Slate (bossy)

Attitude Toward Sex
The Brady Bunch: Never heard of it
The Bradys: Omigod — even Cindy does it!
Married…With Children: Peg: Yes. Al: No.
Thirtysomething: They didn’t get all those kids by accident.
The Flintstones: Prehistoric

How Spouses Fight
The Brady Bunch: They don’t.
The Bradys: Infrequently, but it happens
Married…With Children: Tooth and nail
Thirtysomething: They stop talking
The Flintstones: Fred and Barney go bowling while Wilma and Betty max out their charge cards.

How Kids Get Into Trouble
The Brady Bunch: Greg takes a puff of a cigarette.
The Bradys: Carol’s grandson steals her business cards and sticks them in the spokes of Bobby’s wheelchair.
Married…With Children: By committing felonies
Thirtysomething: Ethan plays with a forbidden toy rocket.
The Flintstones: They don’t.

How They’re Punished

The Brady Bunch: ”It’s not what you did, honey — it’s that you couldn’t come to us.”
The Bradys ”Next time, ask.”
Married…With Children: By the authorities
Thirtysomething: It blows up in his face.
The Flintstones: They’re not.

What Family Does For Fun
The Brady Bunch: Takes special three-part vacations to Hawaii and the Grand Canyon
The Bradys: Has flashbacks
Married…With Children: Exchanges insults
Thirtysomething: Talks
The Flintstones: Attends showings of The Monster at the Bedrock Drive-In

Unsolved Mysteries
The Brady Bunch: How exactly did Carol’s first husband and Mike’s first wife die?
The Bradys: What’s with Marcia’s new face and Bobby’s blonde hair
Married…With Children: What kind of hair spray does Peg use?
Thirtysomething: Why did Nancy take Elliot back? What do Gary and Susanna see in each other?
The Flintstones: How does Barney’s shirt stay on if he has no shoulders? Where do Fred and Wilma plug in their TV?

Worst Behavior
The Brady Bunch: The Brady children once made Alice feel under-appreciated.

The Bradys: Marcia’s son Mickey watches Bobby’s car-crash tape for fun.
Married…With Children: The Bundy’s kill their neighbor’s dog.
Thirtysomething: Elliot has an affair and talks about it.
The Flintstones: Characters don’t wear under-clothes.

Best Reason To Watch
The Brady Bunch: This is what life should be.
The Bradys: They’re all grown-ups now!
Married…With Children: Terry Rakolta hates it.
Thirtysomething (Tie) This is your life. This isn’t your life.
The Flintstones: This is what life might have been.

Best Reason Not To Watch
The Brady Bunch: Blurred vision from rerun overdoses.
The Bradys: You’re all grown-ups now.
Married…With Children: She has a point.
Thirtysomething: After a while, you think it’s real.
The Flintstones: The Simpsons

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