'America's Next Top Model' eliminates Denzel Wells
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 10/20/2014
America's Next Top Model: Guys & Girls 2 eliminated Denzel Wells during The CW's Friday night broadcast of the 21st season's eighth episode.
Denzel, a 5'10 1/4" 23-year-old from Houston, TX, landed in the bottom two alongside Lenox Tillman, a 5'9 1/2" 19-year-old from Newnan, GA, who had previously won "best photo" three weeks in a row.
The male and female models landed in the bottom two based upon their total combined scores from the challenge, judges and social media.
The challenge required the models to go to three designers' castings each and try to book a runway show for Style Fashion Week in Los Angeles.
Shei Phan, a 5'9 1/4" 23-year-old from Oklahoma City, OK, won the challenge after booking all three designers' shows -- Control Sector, Betsey Johnson and Altaf Maaneshia.
Keith Carlos, a 6'1" 26-year-old from Bridgeport, CT, booked Johnson and Civil Society. Raelia Lewis, a 6'0 1/2" 22-year-old from Philadelphia, PA, booked Johnson and Maaneshia. Will Jardell, a 6'4 3/4" 23-year-old from Nederland, TX, booked Control Sector and Civil Society. Mirjana Puhar, a 5'8 1/2" 18-year-old from Charlotte, NC, walked the runway for Maaneshia. Adam Smith, a 5'10 1/4" 26-year-old from Memphis, TN, booked Civil Society.
Denzel unfortunately booked no fashion shows although designers had told him that he's a good model.
For the photo shoot, the contestants modeled in male-female pairs for Mitch Stone's essential hair products. The guys had to lift up the girls as they posed together, showing chemistry. The person to win best photo would have his or her ad published on Mitch Stone's website for his products.
Tyra reminded Denzel 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 win the series.
However, the broadcast concluded with the models learning they'll be traveling to Seoul, Korea for the next round of competition.
Tyra Banks also revealed Chantelle Brown-Young and Ben Schreen had received the highest social media scores of their genders in the second-chance competition. She will announce next episode which model of the two will continue on in the hopes of becoming "America's Next Top Model."