'America's Next Top Model' eliminates Kari Calhoun from the competition
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 10/06/2014
America's Next Top Model eliminated Kari Calhoun during The CW's Friday night broadcast of the 21st season's sixth episode.
Kari Calhoun, a 5'8 1/2" 23-year-old from Dallas, TX, landed in the bottom two alongside Raelia Lewis, a 6'0 1/2" 22-year-old from Philadelphia, PA.
"I'm not surprised. It's just my time. [Keith Carlos], saying goodbye to him sucks. I told him last night, I said, 'I'm going to go home, so who are you going to sleep with now? I definitely loved the people and it sucks! That's what makes me more upset, because I just love those guys," Kari said following her ouster.
The two 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 pair off -- one girl and one guy -- and perform a three-page script although they'd be judged individually. The best audition would win one person a walk-on role in a scripted The CW series. Lenox Tillman, Denzel Wells and Adam Smith were the top contenders in the challenge and the winner was Denzel.
For the photo shoot, the contestants posed in a Frozen-themed shoot, forcing them to model lying down on real ice.
Lenox ended up receiving best photo -- and highest score -- of the week for the second week in a row. She earned 29 points from judges Tyra Banks, Kelly Cutrone and Miss J. Alexander; eight points from the challenge and a fan vote of 8.2. Lenox's grand total was 45.2 points.
Tyra's call-out order was as follows: Lenox, Adam with 37.4 points, Denzel with 36.3 points, Matthew Smith with 35.1 points, Mirjana Puhar with 33.2 points, Keith with 32.6 points, and Shei Phan with 32.5 points -- leaving Kari and Raelia in the bottom two.
Kari received 19 points from the judges, six points from the challenge and a 5.8 fan vote. Her total was 30.80.
Raelia earned 20 points from the judges, a six-point challenge score, and a fan vote of 5.4. Her combined score was 31.40.
Tyra reminded Kari 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."