'America's Next Top Model' cuts Chantelle Brown-Young from the competition
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 09/09/2014
America's Next Top Model eliminated Chantelle Brown-Young during The CW's broadcast of the 21st season's fourth episode Friday night.
"I'm very surprised to be eliminated today. I don't feel that my picture was the worst of the bunch, so I didn't expect to leave so early. I hope I've shown America that your flaws can be something that you can turn into something that's very beautiful. I just hope I can get back into the competition and hopefully I can win," Chantelle, a 5'8 1/4" 19-year-old from Toronto, Canada, said following her ouster.
Chantelle landed in the bottom two alongside Kari Calhoun, a 5'8 1/2" 23-year-old from Dallas, TX.
The two female models landed in the bottom two based upon their total combined scores from the judges and viewers for a photo shoot which required the contestants to create an optical illusion in a fashion photo taken by An Le that would trick the eye.
Chantelle received 20 points from Top Model judges Tyra Banks, Kelly Cutrone and Miss J. Alexander. She also earned a fan vote of 6.3, making her total score 26.30.
Kari also received 20 points from the judges as well as a 6.4 fan vote. Her total score was 26.40.
There was no challenge this week, however, each model got a new makeover. Some contestants loved their new looks while others didn't. Denzel Wells got Top Model's first-ever "beard weave." Kari was forced to go platinum blonde but she hated it. Shei Phan got one side of her long hair dyed black while the other side was dyed white. She rocked the new look.
Best photo of the week -- and the week's highest score -- went to Ben Schreen, a 6'3" 24-year-old from Waverly, IA. He earned 26 points from the judges and a 7.7 fan vote for a total score of 33.7.
Tyra's call-out order was as follows: Ben, Lenox Tillman with 33.6 points, Will Jardell with 31.8 points, Raelia Lewis with 30.9 points, Keith Carlos with 30.8 points, Matthew Smith with 30.3 points, Mirjana Puhar with 29.4 points, Romeo Tostado with 28.8 points, Denzel with 28.2 points, Shei with 27.3 points, Adam Smith with 26.8 points -- leaving Kari and Chantelle in the bottom two.
Tyra reminded Chantelle she will enter the second-chance competition in which eliminated models will participate in every photo shoot of the season with the hopes of earning a social-media score high enough to re-enter the original running to become "America's Next Top Model."