'America's Next Top Model' eliminates Ben Schreen from the competition
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 09/24/2014
America's Next Top Model eliminated Ben Schreen, a 6'3" 24-year-old from Waverly, IA, during The CW's broadcast of the 21st season's fifth episode.
This week's episode featured Ben landing in the bottom two alongside Keith Carlos, a 6'1" 26-year-old from Bridgeport, CT.
The two male models landed in the bottom two based upon their total combined scores from the challenge, judges and social media.
The challenge required the contestants to create a panoramic ad to promote Nick Cannon's new headphones. They had one hour to select their own wardrobe and then direct the photo shoot. Lenox Tillman, Matthew Smith and Kari Calhoun won the challenge because they all received a perfect 10-point score.
For the photo shoot, the models had to whip their wigs and weaves in the wind for a slow-motion image. Lenox was allotted only five frames as a consequence for avoiding elimination the week prior due to Romeo Tostado's disqualification.
Surprisingly, Lenox ended up receiving best photo -- and highest score -- of the week. She earned 27 points from judges Tyra Banks, Kelly Cutrone and Miss J. Alexander; 10 points from the challenge and a fan vote of 7.7. Lenox's grand total was 44.7 points.
Tyra's call-out order was as follows: Lenox, Mirjana Puhar with 43.20 points, Raelia Lewis with 40.7, Shei Phan with 39.0 points, Will Jardell with 38.8 points, Adam Smith with 38.5 points, Matthew with 38.30 points, Denzel Wells with 38.2 points, and Kari with 37.5 points -- leaving Ben and Keith in the bottom two.
Keith earned the right to stay with his total score of 36.90. Ben wasn't really close, as he ended up with a score of 30.30.
Tyra reminded Ben he 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."