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America's Next Top Model 3 - Episode 12 Summary

'The Finale Episode' By Isabelle Murray
Original Airdate: December 15, 2004

Before the theme music starts, they do a recap of the three finalists, where they come from, something particular about them. 

The show starts with the girls each saying how she is excited to be one of the final three and how eerie it is, what their strength and weaknesses are, etc.  One interesting thing that is said is that super-African-girl (Yaya) says to the camera that super-girl (Eva) is pretty much on her own and that if she and super-cute-eyes-girl (Amanda) could think of a way to make super-girl feel accepted in their group, they would not do it.

The first activity that they have is a photo shoot.  They get there and super-makeup-dude (Jay Manuel) greets them.  He explains that the photo shoot will be for a new lipstick by CoverGirl that will be released for the 2004 Holidays.  So, the winner of America’s Next Top Model will have that picture in an ad as part of the beginning of the CoverGirl contract.  The girls are ecstatic but feel the pressure too.  They need to fit the CoverGirl style but… they all nail it.

Then, they meet with Noriko Fukushima, a noted designer from Tokyo.  The girls try on some clothes.  Super-cute-eyes-girl (Amanda) thinks that Noriko’s version of the wedding dress is rather weird.  Super-African-girl (Yaya) thinks that the slightly see-through skirt would be considered “hoochy” in the US.  Ah, well, girls, this is fashion!

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The girls meet with the judges.  The judging will be on the CoverGirl photo shoot.  Tyra asks super-cute-eyes-girl (Amanda) who will let her walk with her glasses on.  So, Tyra tells super-cute-eyes-girl to put her glasses away.  The judges love all the pictures:  super-cute-eyes-girl looks super sweet; super-African-girl (Yaya) looks amicable; and super-girl (Eva) has a nice smile from within and great skin.

The judges deliberate.  Rather quickly, it becomes apparent that super-African-girl (Yaya) will be kept so the choice is between super-cute-eyes-girl (Amanda) and super-girl (Eva).  Super-girl has sometimes not so good pictures and is somewhat of a tomboy but she makes up for it in personality.  Super-cute-eyes-girl has consistently great pictures but she doesn’t impress in person.  Ah, what to do?

The girls are called back.  Before Tyra announces the results, she says that the judges said last week that none of the girls looked like America’s Next Top Model but that, this week, it wasn’t true anymore…  So she wants to congratulate them for that.  Super-African-girl (Yaya) is called first.  She starts crying.  Tyra then informs the other two that they are the opposites; what one lacks, the other has.  The judges feel that, given the little time left, one of the two has a greater possibility of improving her weaknesses and… super-girl (Eva) is kept and super-cute-eyes-girl (Amanda) is eliminated.

Super-cute-eyes-girl (Amanda) is sad, obviously.  She definitely wanted the contract to help for her new house.












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