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'The Face' Episode 7 Recap: The Models Bare Their Souls (And Asses)

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'The Face' Episode 7 Recap: The Models Bare Their Souls (And Asses)

Last week on The Face, a girl who I thought would make it to the finals was sent home by Naomi. Yes, Khadisha from Team Anne was sent packing, and now, it's time for Anne V to FACE… the consequences (genius). Naomi defends her choice to keep Amanda, as Amanda actually killed it in last week's gender swap challenge. Based on that photoshoot alone, the right girl stayed.

But for once, this episode doesn't open with the Team Leaders arguing about who got sent home. Instead, Naomi calmly pulls Lydia aside to discuss why her team hasn't won a single challenge. Lydia has "At The Principal's Office Face" the entire time.

Principal's Office

Naomi then divulges to Lydia that Amanda would change teams if she could. (Remind me to never divulge my secrets to Naomi at the next Freedom 90 sleepover.) 

Lydia feels rightfully betrayed. "That's f-cked up." Oh girl, she's cursing now. Lydia promises us that she's "just as nice as she is cutthroat," and that her girls will be seeing a new side of her.

Meanwhile, Amanda sits with the remaining contestants, giving us a great "Pack your bags, no pack YOUR bags" GIF:

Pack Your Bags

Lydia feels rightfully betrayed. "That's f-cked up." Oh girl, she's cursing now. Lydia promises us that she's "just as nice as she is cutthroat," and that her girls will be seeing a new side of her.

Meanwhile, Amanda sits with the remaining contestants, giving us a great "Pack your bags, no pack YOUR bags" GIF:

Pack Your Bags

Lydia feels rightfully betrayed. "That's f-cked up." Oh girl, she's cursing now. Lydia promises us that she's "just as nice as she is cutthroat," and that her girls will be seeing a new side of her.

Meanwhile, Amanda sits with the remaining contestants, giving us a great "Pack your bags, no pack YOUR bags" GIF:

Pack Your Bags

But the party is over when a seemingly hurt Lydia comes back into the room. "Let's go," she barks at them. Guys, Mom is not happy. Back in their room, Lydia confronts Amanda about wanting to leave the team.

You Want to Go?

Amanda's like...

Deletes Naomi on Facebook

Lydia promises it's No More Mrs. Nice Model Coach. (Million dollar T-shirt idea btw.) Let's see just how screwed Amanda is in our next Campaign Challenge!

(Note: There's a touching scene between Anne V. and Tiana about the latter's skin problems. It took me a few minutes to make sure this wasn't some sort of brilliant Pro-Activ tie-in. But damn you Tiana! Even though you're stunning and tall and skinny, you STILL somehow managed to make me feel bad about your breakout!!)

You Owe Me

OK Campaign Time! Nigel makes the girls acknowledge their competition. Only 6 girls left!

The Remaining Six

Everyone agrees that Tiana is their biggest competition. I'm guessing they threw that little acne heart-2-heart in so that we realize that Tiana is a REAL PERSON and not just some pixie hologram sent back from the future to win all of our modeling competition reality shows.

Let's pause for a ...

Nigel Break

This week's challenge is a sexy photo shoot for Fleur Du Mal Lingerie. Though when Amanda says it, it sounds less "seductive lingerie" and more "Floor De Mall."

Floor De Mall

Speaking of the floor, check out where the girls will be modeling in barely-there ladies wear:

New York Rent

Look, anyone who has ever pounded 2 bottles of merlot with me knows that laying in the tub in your bra and undies is nothing new. (That my mouth looked like I had a makeout sesh with a California Raisin is frankly none of your business.) And here to judge the competition is the CEO of Fleur Du Mal herself, Jennifer Zuccarini. 

But the girls won't be posing alone. Nor will they be posing with each other dressed up in man drag. This week, they will be posing with real… life… MEN!!!

Oprah

Ohhh girl but before we do that, why don't we have two people who are experts at being a hot man/hot woman show these novices how it's done. Naomi, Nigel, care to demonstrate?

Naomi Nigel 1

Naomi Nigel 2

Oh damnnnnnnnnnnnn. 

Jennifer will be looking for chemistry with the male models, as well as the confidence of these ladies to look sexy while reclining in a filthy bathtub in their bra. CAKE WALK.

Tiana and Sharon bond over being ladies who buy lingerie for their boyfriends, so they're feeling sure they'll heat things up with the chosen male model. (Meanwhile your boyfriends are like chewing ice at home while watching this episode, girls. Be extra sweet to them this week.) Anne gives them their inspiration: You meet a hot guy in a club and you're pretty much down to have sex. The concept being "Love and Lust."

Anne demonstrates some of her best "down to have sex" moves on Sharon, who stands there like a haunted totem pole in an old episode of Scooby Doo:

Don't Move

Anne figures she might as well reverse cop a feel while she's over there.

Cop a Feel

Afiya feels good about the challenge too, though Felisa is worried that people don't look at her as being sexy. And if you've seen pics from her first lingerie shoot, you know she's not totally wrong:

Felisa's First Shoot

Naomi agrees that Felisa needs to amp up her sexiness. She tells her to stop being Felisa and become a different character entirely: aka "CC Ryans." She then wants Afiya to create an alter ego too: Submissive Afiya, a girl who slows her horses down and lets the man dominate her. 

Finally, Amanda and Ray are in quite a predicament. Their Coach, Lydia, is pretty upset with at least one of them (Aman-DUH), and they still haven't won a single challenge. Lydia still believes in her girls, and wants to light a fire underneath. She makes them each let out a blood-curdling scream to pump their adrenaline up. Amanda feels self-conshies about it, but manages to let out a pretty good scream.

Amanda Scream

Tiana is all "OMG IS IT A BEE?"

Is That a Bug?

Finally, Amanda and Ray are in quite a predicament. Their Coach, Lydia, is pretty upset with at least one of them (Aman-DUH), and they still haven't won a single challenge. Lydia still believes in her girls, and wants to light a fire underneath. She makes them each let out a blood-curdling scream to pump their adrenaline up. Amanda feels self-conshies about it, but manages to let out a pretty good scream.

Amanda Scream

Tiana is all "OMG IS IT A BEE?"

Is That a Bug?

Finally, Amanda and Ray are in quite a predicament. Their Coach, Lydia, is pretty upset with at least one of them (Aman-DUH), and they still haven't won a single challenge. Lydia still believes in her girls, and wants to light a fire underneath. She makes them each let out a blood-curdling scream to pump their adrenaline up. Amanda feels self-conshies about it, but manages to let out a pretty good scream.

Amanda Scream

Tiana is all "OMG IS IT A BEE?"

Is That a Bug?

And it's like "No, it's a last attempt to not lose another challenge." Confusing, I know.

Ray obviously has a lot of pent up feelings as her scream nearly knocks Lydia's safety goggles clean off.

Ray Scream

Their team is READY. They feel GOOD. Time to get their bra and undies on and meet their greazzed up male models.

Oh. My. God.

Dammnnnn

This show AIN'T PLAYIN. Even Tiana can't believe her eyes, and somehow invents my new favorite Ashton Kutcher movie...

Abs

Sharon has prisoner eyes at this point. They haven't seen another man in seven weeks. It's like when the old guy in The Shawshank Redemption finally got out of prison and he was like "What's a car?" only here the car is abs and Sharon is about to carve her name into this dude's body. (I've now taken the reference too far.)

Sharon was Here

Anne has the line of the episode: "Sharon starts to move more like kind of a worm." That is ice cold. Meanwhile, Anne's team has some pretty good shots, like this one, which I am calling "Naked At The Grease Factory."

Grease Factory

Naomi is shocked, SHOCKED, at how risqué the shoot is getting.

Looking at Porn

AND YET!

Never Looked Away

Meanwhile is this dude on Tinder or what?

Swipe Left

Immediately after the shoot, each coach will have five minutes to choose the photo they want the judge to see for the campaign. This is a highly stressful situation. Anne has trouble finding a single pic where both girls look good at the same time.

Felisa and Afiya morph into their alter egos, and four seconds in it's like:

Felisa

Naomi switches their positions around, and still doesn't buy their alter ego-ness. Eventually, the girls seem to get it. Look at them go!

Alter Ego

Naomi scans through the photos, and manages to find one that plays into both the models' strengths.

Finally, Team Lydia. Ray is a little stiff at first, but I felt like she was giving a lot to the camera

Ray

Specifically that moment where she nearly strangled a male model to death between her thighs.

NSFW

I honestly didn't know you could show this kind of thing on basic cable. In a way, I feel bad for Ray this week, as her teammate is Amanda, the human reincarnation of every Mae West joke ever. This challenge is a cakewalk for Amanda. But they ended up pulling it off somehow and giving some great posing, in a photo Naomi agrees is the best one they've done:

Lydia Pic

Lydia then makes Amanda lay down in that tub. That dirty, dusty, dank ass tub. Could this possibly be retribution for Amanda saying she wanted to switch teams?

Nahhh

TIME TO JUDGE. Team Anne is first. Fleur Du Mal's Jennifer feels that Team Anne's photo is good for the product but is missing something… chemistry? Connection?

Crossfit

Part of me feels like if the pic sells product, what's the problem? The photo is a little stiff, but not bad.

Team Lydia's photo is actually – SHOCK – great!

Team Lydia

Team Naomi's photo is also strong:

Team Naomi

Frankly, any of the teams could have taken it. But lo and behold, the Earth is about to shake from beneath your feet, because you guys….

Team Lydia Wins

Her team can barely believe it! Apparently, screaming like a psychotic mass murderer really does help before a challenge. Hopefully they'll scream the same way during the shopping spree they both one.

Free Bras

This means Lydia will, for the first time this season, be deciding which girl goes home.

Anne has the touch decision of choosing between Tiana and Sharon. She feels that Sharon was more stiff in the shoot, and sends her in for elimination. Naomi decides to pick Felisa for elimination, which seems unfair as really it was Cece's fault. Where's Cece now, Naomi? Hmm?

Sharon and Felisa enter the room and it's a total Principal's Office vibe, quite a change from the beginning of the episode:

Principal Hearst

Sharon argues that she's grown as a model, and more versatile than Felisa. It's Felisa's second time in the elimination room. She agrees that she's not as experienced as Sharon, but still deserves to fight. Oh Felisa, girl you know I love ya, but:

Not Helping

But in what I'm calling the TWIST OF THE SEASON, it is not Felisa who lost, but Sharon!! Lydia eliminates Sharon. I think we can all agree it's like

What

Lydia's like:

Sorry Not Sorry

Oh Sharon! We hardly knew you. The show will be less fun without you girl! The good news is, much like Jennifer Hudson on American Idol, I have a feeling Sharon will have a fine career without having won this show. Plus, she got a free trip to Berlin out of it! Win/Win. Good luck Shar, we'll miss you.

Next week, Anne V. turns a new shade of red we never knew a face could turn.

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