Let's Talk About America's Next Top Model Cycle 24 Episode 5

Join us tonight for our Lets Talk About America's Next Top Model, when cycle 24 episode 5 "Beauty Is Unconventional" airs at 5 p.m. (EST) on VH1.  On tonight's episode, beauty blogger Patrick Starrr (introduced adorably by judge Ashley Graham) tests the contestants on their ability to beautify on a budget using… unconventional methods.

Let's Talk About America's Next Top Model Cycle 24 Episode 5
America's Next Top Model cycle 24 contestants
Photo: VH1

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- watch the interview segment with judge Drew and the girl that went home in c24e4 here.

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.

We're going to keep a running commentary of the highlights of the episode as it airs, so check back.

Things that happened:

  • The episode started with a short recap vid of last week's drama
  • Khrystyana got best photo, and it's shown in the house
  • The girls are still talking about Liz leaving (by choice)
  • Coura is concerned about her performance levels going down
  • Judge and supermodel Ashley Graham visits the house
  • She's there to talk to the girls about "unconventional beauty", and all the
    different kinds of body types, skin types and colors
  • Jeana talks about her baldness being unconventional
  • Ashley introduces the girls to beauty blog sensation Patrick Starr
  • Patrick looks FAB in a red frock and chic turban
  • The challenge is for the best unconventional beauty tutorial, and the winner will
    have her vid shown on Patrick's channel.
  • One group of three will be competing, the rest are groups of 2
  • hard boiled eggs, shaving cream, tape, and of COURSE the condoms.
  • the girls get 30 minutes to come up with a beauty hack
  • one group does a chicken cutlet blender
  • another group does mustard filled condoms as a blender
  • The girls only get ONE TAKE
  • Christina and Rio are using scotch tape to contour in their 'hack'
  • Christina….is sort of a mess
  • Rio seems to be better on camera, she's aware of her audience
  • Jeana and Kyla present their chicken cutlets for blending
  • Sandra and Shanice use a lotion filled lube-less condom
  • Liberty and Erin use a hard boiled egg for blending
  • Brendi, Coura and Khrystyana use a razor and shaving cream to exfoliate
  • Ashley and Patrick shout out to Shanice for her naaaasty self
  • Christina was told her energy brought Rio down
  • The winner is Sandra! She'll be featured on Patrick's channel, and she gets an
    advantage in the next challenge.
  • The rest of the girls are not so thrilled with the choice, but mostly Rio and
  • Rio talks a bit about how she had a brain tumor, and had to 'reinvent herself so
    many times'
  • the wine starts to flow, and Rio starts to talk about everything that bothers
  • Sandra does her best to defend herself from what she feels is an attack, and Rio
    doesn't help matters by constantly commenting back.
  • The next day, Drew Elliot shows up at the house
  • He calls the girls out to the pool, to give them their challenge
  • "Making a beauty sandwich in groups of three"
  • Sandra's advantage she won in the challenge is: Ashley appearing in the photo,
    and she gets to help direct the shoot for Sandra.
  • Ashley tells Sandra that beauty shoots aren't about "fierce" all the time, that
    sometimes they need to be soft
  • Rio, Coura, and Jeana are in the first beauty sandwich together
  • Coura struggles, being in the middle of the stack can't be easy for her
  • Khrystyana, Liberty, and Brendi are grouped together
  • Erin, Shanice, and Christina are next, Erin is in the middle.
  • "There's a lot of smooshin' of the faces" says Erin
  • Christina struggled with finding the right body position
  • Sandra, Kyla and Ashley are grouped together
  • Rio throws a bit of a fit during their shoot, albiet quietly
  • Tyra Mail #1 in the episode warns the girls that a "cut is coming, which one of
    you is going home."
  • Law Roach, Drew, Ashley and Tyra are back for panel, and she reminds the
    contestants of the prizes
  • Rio was told she did the best out of her group
  • "As we can see, the bottom is a magical position," Law says of the second group
  • Shanice gets told she did the best out of her group
  • Shanice straight up calls Christina lazy
  • Ashley says that Christina wasn't being a team player
  • Law says that Brendi and Khrystyana did the best out of their group
  • Sandra and Kyla did really well, Ashley said it helped that they got "girl time"
    along with their "model time"
  • First name called this week is Rio
  • It comes down to Coura and Christina
  • Coura going is home (I 100% disagree)
  • Christina's attitude is horrible, and she should NOT be kept because of it.

Thanks for joining folks, we'll see how the next two weeks go with the Olympics coverage, there may be a break in our ANTM chats, but they'll come back, I promise.

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About Mary Anne Butler

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. 

Over the past 10 years, she’s built a presence at conventions across the globe as a cosplayer (occasionally), photographer (constantly), panelist and moderator (mostly), and reporter (always). 

 Interviews, reviews, observations, breaking news, and objective reporting are the name of the game for the founder of Harkonnen Knife Fight, a Dune-themed band with an international presence. 

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