Let's Talk About America's Next Top Model Cycle 24 Episode 12

Let's talk about America's Next Top Model cycle 24 episode 12, "Beauty Is A Comeback". VH1's episode description for this week reads:

The final four's livelihoods come into question when the eliminated contestants return to battle it out for a chance to return to the competition: show legends join the models.

Also, if you missed it last week, you can catch up on what happened here. Don't forget that VH1 has this cycle's episodes on their website, within a day or two of airing. And you can watch the interview segment with judge Drew Elliot and the girl that went home in episode 10 here (spoiler: it was Jeana).

America's Next Top Model
America's Next Top Model cycle 24 contestants
Photo: VH1

As a reminder, prizes for the winner of this cycle of America's Next Top Model include a cover and spread with Paper magazine, modeling contract with Next Management, and the new twist this year: an ANTM mobile game where the winner will be an avatar along with Tyra, and $100k from Pantene.

Things that happened in ANTM c24e12:

  • The episode starts with a recap of last week, when Jeana got sent home
  • Khrystyana got best photo from the video performance
  • The girls return to the house to see the clip playing on the TV
  • Jeana left a letter for Rio, but not for anyone else
  • TyraMail #1: "For nearly 15 years, ANTM has set a standard, so this week it's throwback week and fans voted to bring back a memorable challenge."
  • The girls start to talk about what the craziest challenge is that they can remember from the history of the series
  • Ashley Graham is waiting for the final four on set, and they notice a giant ballpit
  • Cycle 16's bubble runway is the challenge!
  • Stacey McKenzie comes out in one of the bubbles on the runaway to show them
  • Law Roach tells them they're also throwing it back to the previous contestants, and that one of the former contestants (Maggie, Ivanna, Ryan, Coura, Liberty, Christina, Sondra, Erin, and Jeana) has a chance to replace one of the current final 4 contestants.
  • "It's a throwback comeback", Ashley says
  • Law sends them off to hair and makeup
  • Kaiman is the designer of the show, her theme is future of fashion.
  • Law reveals that four of the coming back contestants will move back into the house, and at the end of the week- one girl will be talking a spot
  • Khrystyana doesn't like being in the bubble, she can hear her breathing, and she isn't doing too well
  • Erin wins the challenge, and is the first contestant going back into the house.
  • She's joined by Liberty, Christina, and Jeana
  • The remaining contestants aren't too happy about these picks, for obvious reasons
  • Jeana starts to feel left out by her former BBF Rio, who is making a point of ignoring Jeana, gotta admit
  • Christina walks into Rio, Kyla, Khrystyana and Shanice talking about how they're super unhappy with who came back
  • TyraMail#2: Welcome back to the ladies (for now) Next throwback photo shoot, "Don't get fear kill your dreams."
  • The girls talk about what they think it'll be, and Rio really lets loose in her confessional cam
  • Drew is waiting for the contestants, and the fan favorite photoshoot was the diamonds and tarantulas challenge
  • Eva Pigford (winner of Cycle 3) returns to shoot with the contestants, tells them to get ready and "Breathe"
  • The 4 girls get paired up with the returning 4 contestants
  • IT'S NIGEL BARKER back to shoot this challenge.
  • He was my personal favorite part of the previous series, I wish he was back full time.
  • Khrystyana is paired with Erin, and Erin isn't doing to well. Her fear is showing hardcore. Khrystyana is focused and doing her best.
  • Shanice is paired with Christina, and she says she'd rather shoot with the spider than Christina because "the spider isn't venomous but Christina is."
  • Liberty and Kyla are paired together, and of COURSE Liberty is complaining
  • Rio and Jeana are shooting together, and well?
  • Erin mixes it up, and asks to put the spider on her face, which turns out working so much better
  • Turns out Jeana's biggest fear is spiders, but she uses her desire to get back in to deliver during the shoot.
  • Rio is losing her cool again, being out modeled
  • Eva and Shanice hit it off, but then Shanice starts making some weird ass sounds during the shoot and Christina is doing ok
  • TyraMail#3: "Whos next level fierce enough to make a comeback and who's going home for good?"
  • Panel starts, Tyra introduces the judges and goes over the prizes again
  • Law shouts out to Jeana for working her butt off during the shoot
  • Drew says Rio is plateauing
  • Liberty just doesn't read model, she doesn't.
  • Kyla looks more Soap Opera than model
  • The Erin and Khrystyana shot isn't good, even Eva doesn't look anything other than cataelog
  • I wouldn't run any of the triad shots, personally.
  • Best photo called this week is Kyla, Khrystyana is second. Shanice and Rio are the bottom two of the final 4.
  • Rio is going home, and Shanice gets to stay, because of her weekly growth Tyra says.
  • Out of the returning hopefuls, Jeana gets to come back.

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Bleeding Cool News Editor Mary Anne Butler (Mab, for short) has been part of the fast-paced world of journalism since she was 15, getting her start in album reviews and live concert coverage for a nationally published (print) music magazine. She eventually transitioned to online media, writing for such sites as UGO/IGN, ComicsOnline, Geek Magazine, Ace of Geeks, Aggressive Comix (where she is still Editor-in-Chief), and most recently Bleeding Cool. 

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