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ANTM rant happening here

I’m pretty sure that steam was blowing out of my ears for the last half of this episode. 

Now, I am not victimizing Nyle or anyone in the Deaf community, but when you blatantly put someone at a severe disadvantage in a challenge/photoshoot or any activity, they’re not going to perform very well. Simple as that. Cutting off his main channel of 

And don’t use “He did great in the music video and he couldn’t hear.” as an excuse to overlook the blatant discrimination that went on in this episode. That’s not the same thing. The difference between the music video shoot and the night shoot was that Nyle still had a way to communicate with everyone involved in the video shoot. Much respect to Yu Tsai for trying his best to give Nyle his cues and trying to lessen his disadvantage, but it shouldn’t have been necessary in the first place. The playing field should’ve been even from the start.

It pisses me off even more that when Nyle tried to explain himself in panel, Kelly just cut him off. I don’t care who you think you are, but when someone is trying to reach out and make you empathize even a little bit with his situation, you do NOT cut them off and disregard what they are saying. I don’t care if it’s a celebrity that’s talking to you or a hobo, you just don’t do that. Honestly, Kelly, it’s a wonder you even have a career with that attitude. There’s a difference between being honest and being just flat out disrespectful and rude.

There’s obviously more footage that they haven’t and won’t show us, but the fact that this shoot even happened still makes me angry.

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3. Feel My Boom

The models gather on a cold beach to film a commercial. How cold is it? Cold enough to make Mikey’s left twit quiver.

The commercial is for Boom Boom Boom, a fictitious deodorant, presumably brought to you by the same folks that produced other great scents like Spyder Byte and the role reversal fragrance.

If you’ll recall, Boom Boom Boom is Tyra’s new-ish term for defined abs. Apparently, this deodorant helps keep your abs looking good. It doesn’t seem like the folks at ANTM understand how deodorant works.

But that’s nothing compared to their lack of understanding on how a commercial is supposed to work. Who wrote the script for this thing? It’s almost like some kind of nonsensical e.e. cummings poem:

Ew. I don’t want to smell anyone’s fierce… with or without deodorant on!

Devin is laughed at for his weird, affected pronunciation of words and Justin should get laughed at for the way he rubs his belly like a proudly pregnant woman.

Nyle definitely has the advantage in this commercial because the audience doesn’t have to actually hear these stupid words pour out of his mouth. Tyra does note that his signing is pretty “ghetto,” though.

If he is guilty of over-doing it with his hand motions, it’s only because Tyra told him to do that. Even Yu Tsai urged him to do his ASL with more emotion. If anything was lost in translation, more power to him for looking like less of an idiot.

My other favorite commercial moments are Courtney’s shifty eyes,

and the fact that, while Lacey is willing to kiss Devin, she still plans on murdering him afterwards.

What a commercial! I’ll take six sticks of Boom Boom Boom. One for each of my soon-to-be awesome abs. 

6 Funniest Moments of ANTM Cycle 22 Ep. 7

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2. Look Out Hadassah - Bello’s Back

I think it’s safe to say that none of us would have missed Bello no matter the duration, but the show should have at least given us a chance to miss him.

For the go-sees, the models still in the competition each select an eliminated model to pair up with. Hadassah passes on teaming with Bello in favor of Ava, correctly anticipating less drama from that partnership. It’s safe to say that Bello doesn’t take it well.

Says the guy who said he wasn’t there to make friends. Open those fake-colored eyes a little further, Bello - you have no friends here. He also thinks people are being “phony” for not choosing him.

Fraudulent? Not wanting to work with Bello seems like the most genuine response I’ve ever heard.  

As the last to choose, Devin gets stuck with Bello and says he’s “devastated” to be his partner. Doesn’t he mean devinstated? (Remember how Kelly Cutrone changed the word “debonair” to “devinair” and thought it was the funniest thing ever?) The best thing about bringing Bello back is the show concocting a seemingly arbitrary way to force rivals Devin and Bello to be partners and then totally fail at the challenge. Each of them considers himself a way better model than the other, yet neither of them could book shit.

At the photo shoot, Delanie, innocently I’m going to assume, asks if Bello and Hadassah have mended fences. Bello calls Hadassah out for ruining their friendship, and Hadassah - a smarter girl than we’ve, like, given her, like, credit for - is unwilling to listen to it. She dismisses him when he tells her he is her only friend in the house. What a manipulative weasel. He wants Hadassah to think he’s her only friend so he can control her.

The fight reignites back at home in the hot tub. Bello starts trying to guilt trip Hadassah again, and Hadassah says she doesn’t like his tone. She doesn’t understand why he’s trying to start drama (probably because he has a limited amount of time to get screen time?) and asks him to talk. Bello insists he’s only being dramatic BECAUSE HE IS PASSIONATE ABOUT THEIR FRIENDSHIP!

Whatever. He says the reason that no one else likes him is because of his friendship with Hadassah, but I’m pretty sure he’s managed to get disliked on his own merit. Over it, Hadassah walks away rather than engage. “Have a great life!” Bello shouts. The further away from him, the greater it’ll be, I reckon.

Undeterred, Bello promises that he’ll be re-entering the competition and that he’ll provide “a whole new taste of crazy.” Geez, he’s already been so loony, I’d hate to see what next-level crazy even looks like coming from Bello.

Fortunately, we won’t have to see what happens next because Bello is eliminated shortly thereafter. Now get out and STAY OUT!

4 Funniest Moments of ANTM Cycle 22 Ep. 9