'America's Next Top Model' ousts Sandra Shehab after sexy photo shoot with "big, brawny" men
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 02/28/2018
America's Next Top Model eliminated Sandra Shehab and determined Season 24's Top 7 finalists during Tuesday night's broadcast on VH1.
Sandra, a 22-year-old from Cliffside Park, NJ, was ousted from the competition after the show's panel of judges determined she had the least impressive performance at the week's photo shoot.
"I feel I represented my community pretty well. I wanted to show Muslim girls that they can do whatever they want. I hope they see that," Sandra said in her final words.
"I hope [Kyla Coleman] wins because she wants this really bad... and she's trying really hard. But I feel [Rio Summers] doesn't really care to be here, and I hope they see that."
America's Next Top Model and America's Got Talent host Tyra Banks told Sandra she is "absolutely stunning" but not necessarily fit to be an editorial model, as her beauty doesn't translate into a high-fashion photo. However, Tyra believes Sandra could make a lot of money pursuing commercial modeling.
In addition to Tyra, the panel is comprised of supermodel, entrepreneur, and body activist Ashley Graham; Chief Creative Officer of Paper magazine Drew Elliott; and celebrity stylist and image architect Law Roach.
Law was missing from the panel this week due to other work obligations, so supermodel and designer Jourdan Dunn filled in for him.
Sandra fell into the bottom two this week with Khrystyana Kazakova, a 32-year-old from New York, NY, who had been "inconsistent" up to that point in the competition, according to Tyra.
The Top Model episode began with Tyra and Jourdan Dunn visiting the girls at their house.
Tyra taught the contestants how to correctly pose for and take a mirror selfie, and then she asked them to participate in a challenge.
Each girl was required to take her own mirror selfie while modeling Jourdan's clothing Line, Lon Dunn. Jourdan, who has a couple million followers on Instagram, and Tyra judged the challenge.
Although Sandra -- a skilled social-media influencer with about 80,000 followers -- was in her comfort zone, the winner turned out to be Jeana Turner, who appeared relaxed and cool in her selfie.
Jeana, a 24-year-old from Minneapolis, MN, got to keep the Lon Dunn outfit as a prize, and she was also told she'd be featured on Jourdan's own Instagram page to hopefully gain more followers.
It then became time for the contestants to model for a photo shoot in which they had to pose with men.
The contestants went through a casting process to find guys who were "big, sexy, thick, delicious and brawny," according to Tyra, and then each girl had to pose with one man while dripping in gold paint.
Tyra served as the photographer of this sexy shoot.
Since Jeana won the previous challenge, she was able to pose with professional male model Zach Miko, so she had a big advantage. Zach posed shirtless for the first time in his career during this particular photo shoot.
At panel, the judges critiqued each girl's photo, and then Tyra revealed that Kyla, a 20-year-old from Lacey, WA, had the best photo of the week. Tyra said she flat out looked like "a supermodel."
Tyra then announced which contestants were safe from elimination by handing out photos in the following order: Jeana; Shanice Carroll, a 25-year-old from Murfreesboro, TN; Erin Green, a 42-year-old from Riverside, CA; Brendi K. Seiner, a 22-year-old from Nashville, TN; and Rio, a 23-year-old from Detroit, MI. The results left Khrystyana and Sandra in the bottom two.