'America's Next Top Model' all-stars edition eliminates Bre Scullark
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 10/20/2011
America's Next Top Model's all-stars edition eliminated Bre Scullark, a 26-year-old who previously appeared on Top Model's fifth season, during Wednesday night's broadcast on The CW.
"I'm proud of myself for wanting to finish what I started so many years ago and I feel like every day, I gave 100% percent and whether the judges saw that or not, it's out of my hands. But for me, I could leave here knowing that I didn't substitute and try to be someone else to be liked. I did it and I did it to the best of me," Bre said following her ouster.
Bre was eliminated from the sixth episode of America's Next Top Model's seventeenth season after Top Model judges reviewed the photos the season's 10 remaining finalists had taken at their sixth photo shoot challenge, which required them to pose in pairs with model Coco Rocha in a bar scene fight for fashion photographer Douglas Friedman.
Bre ended up in the bottom two alongside Alexandria Everett, a 22-year-old who previously appeared on Top Model's sixteenth season.
Both models failed to impress Top Model photo shoot director Jay Manuel and Coco during the photo shoot when they worked together.
"Bre was crazy! I've never worked with someone like that even in my professional career. You have to remember that it's a photo shoot. It's not a real fight. I didn't even know how to pose anymore, so it was shocking," Coco said.
"Alexandria, keep your face and head down and a bit towards me, because I don't want to lose you," Douglas said.
The next day, the girls arrived for the seventeenth season's sixth elimination panel where they were met by Top Model judges Tyra Banks, Nigel Barker, and Andre Leon Talley, as well as guest judge Coco.
The judges first criticized Alexandria's photo.
"Alexandria, in your photos, you usually look high fashion. This looks like some reality show contestant that got to do a photo shoot with a supermodel," Tyra told her.
"Alexandria, you're having fun with it, but it's almost telling a different story. The way your mouth is open looks like you could almost have no teeth. It's just bizarre, but that's one of those things you have to learn -- angles," Nigel added.
Bre's photo was then reviewed.
"Bre, I think you look like a socialite, not a model who's really convincing me that this is a fight," Andre Leon said.
"Bre, she was screaming. You were so wrapped up in getting this emotion out, that it was almost a bit too much," Coco explained.
"Bre, I don't get high fashion. I get slapstick. It's very easy when you're doing something over the top to go slapstick. It's very important to be on the same page," Nigel added.
Earlier in the episode, the girls participated in a charity challenge with model and socialite Brittny Gastineau and model Julie Henderson in which they were divided into two teams to play a flag football game with previously eliminated Top Model contestants and NFL stars Julian Edelman, Jahvid Best, Kareem Jackson, and Dante Hughes.
Julian and Jahvid joined the Blue team with Angelea, Laura, Bianca, Bre, and Allison, while Kareem and Dante played on the Red team with Shannon, Kayla, Alexandria, Lisa, and Kayla. In addition, every time a flag got thrown, the girls would model for the "Official Coach's Photo Shoot Challenge" in which they must strike a pose for the photographer.
The winning team would win $5,000 split between the two charities the football players on their team had selected, and the girl with the best photo during the game won a campaign on Tyra's website and some designer jewelry. The Blue team ended up winning the game 14-7, while Kayla won the challenge overall and was labeled the "MVM" or "Most Valuable Model."
After panel critiques and the judges had time to deliberate on the contestants, Tyra revealed the girls in order of the best photo to the worst of the week. Dominique Reighard received the first call-out.
Tyra then recapped both girls' issues before revealing which one would get to remain in the competition.
"Interesting these two beautiful girls, two of our most popular girls from cycles past, but they stand before me. Bre, a girl that is actually more beautiful as she has aged. Cycle 5, I thought, 'She is a pretty girl.' This season, I'm like, 'She's an amazingly beautiful, fabulous, stunning woman.' But, what happened to Bre? She feels guarded and the amazing thing is that on this photo shoot this week, you weren't guarded. You were screaming but it's not just about the performance on the set. It's what is captured on film," Tyra told her.
"Alexandria, a girl that in her cycle that was just recent, went really far because her photos were strong, beautiful, she held her own. But from week to week in this cycle, you're losing your competitive edge and your photos, they're saying, 'You're giving soft.' Both of you girls are a smidgen of the power that you had in your old cycles."
Tyra then revealed Alexandria's photo, resulting in Bre's elimination.