In the ghetto cycles known as 1 and 2, Tyra hadn’t snagged the contract with Covergirl cosmetics, so the girls did some sort of beauty shot. Cycle 2 is basically just a fierce, high-end type deal.
What else can be said about this photo? It’s considered one of the best pictures in ANTM history, and for good reason. She has possibly the most penetrating stare of any photo ever taken… her lips look amazing, oh and there’s a helmet on her damn head and yet you want to go and get one so you can be like Yoanna. Perfect.
Her stare is so intense, and so beautiful… but it doesn’t have the same affect on you as Yoanna’s because it isn’t straight on. There’s a focus, definitely, but it’s off to the side. The wires on the neck are kind of weird, but she makes them work.
The judges ragged on her for this picture… It doesn’t suck. Not at all. It just isn’t as good as the other two. Her eyes look good, but there isn’t any intensity beyond them. It’s too bad she couldn’t have chosen now to deliver one of her first call-out shots. I love this girl, and her transformation is one of my favorites in Top Model history.
Yoanna (2.7)- 4/1/4/3/5/2/1/4/2/1
Mercedes (3.1)- 1/5/5/1/7/3/2/2/3/2
Shandi (3.4)- 3/3/1/6/6/5/5/1/1/3
Yoanna- 0- WINNER
Seriously, what the fuck? I thought the judges were retarded. I swear to god, it better turn to shit after the next cycle or I’m going to be so ashamed of myself for always making fun of the judges for picking the wrong girl.