America's Next Top Model cycle 21
First eliminee is Ivy Timlin
Confidence Is Your Friend
By Belinda Trotter-James
May the catwalk games begin! Ivy Timlin is the first girl to be
eliminated from America's Next Top Model cycle 21 girls and guys
competition. What a bummer to be the first one eliminated. As soon as
you get your feet wet and get a little comfortable, you're off the show.
Ivy didn't look like she was in her element at all, but she explained
she lost her confidence a little. "I had been modeling in New York and
doing other things before top model", says Ivy. "I didn't really think
about joining the competition but once I got in, I had to re-think if I
really wanted to do this modeling thing. Modeling on my own in New York
In the modeling business you don't have to be loud, however if you're
timid and shy, you will starve in this business. Ivy found that out when
she entered the model's house. "Everyone was extremely loud",
remembers Ivy. "Lenox and I were similar so we stayed together in the
house and occasionally we would join the group.
If you watch the show each cycle, you know to prepare yourself for more
crazy challenges. This time all the contestants had to walk in a silly
string a fashion show. They were covered in nothing but silly string; no
clothes just string. "I loved it!"exclaimed Ivy. "I was extremely
happy I did not have to wear heels. It was so amazing to walk naked down
the runway with people cheering.
The first crazy photo challenge was to have a bucket of water poured
over the contestant's head while looking modelesque. Tyra did it first
and nailed it. Of course she did; she's Tyra Banks. However some of the
contestants looked as though they were drowning in the ocean. Ivy
remembers, "I couldn't think. I was crying and trying to catch my
breath. I knew the photos were going to look awful just because I
couldn't catch my breath.
Well, judge Kelly Cutrone also thought Ivy's photos were awful. Her best
shot was a side profile. Ms. Cutrone didn't like that she was not
looking at the camera. When judges make comments like that, it makes me
want to scream because Ivy had to have had a straight-on camera shot.
(They do take more than one photo of the girls.). Maybe her profile
shot was the only good shot. Whatever it was Ivy and I agreed it was a
smart move not to comment on what Kelly said about her photo. In Kelly's
world that would have been an immediate elimination.
What's so fantastic about this cycle is that the eliminated contestants
get a chance to come back into the competition. Let's see if Ivy can
visit the wizard to get some confidence so that she can be the come-back
cat walk queen.
You can keep in touch with Ivy on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram https://twitter.com/ivytimlin Some of her fans already have an exclusive Twitter fan page https://twitter.com/TeamIvyTimlin Who will be the next eliminated contestant?
Find out next week!