Here we are, seven episodes in, and thus far we have only had ONE mini-challenge, which means the pit crew has only made ONE appearance. I have my thoughts on why this is happening, but I’ll save those thoughts for a later post…
However, other than the regrettable absence of a mini-challenge, I liked this episode. I suppose anything that brings back 90s nostalgia is going to make me happy.
For the maxi-challenge, the girls had to act in teen drama, meant to mimic 90210. And the guest judges this week were none other than Jennie Garth and Tori Spelling. They were both adorable and clearly happy to be there.
On the runway, the category was Big Hair, Don’t Care.
Let’s get to it!
Valentina’s character was based on Tori Spelling’s character, Donna. On the runway, she went for Diana Ross realness (Donna Summer’s Eve). I wasn’t thrilled with the runway look, but as usual, what I love about Valentina is that she is ALWAYS ON. During the taping of 9021-HO, whether the camera is on her or not, Valentina never broke character. She is always insanely committed to whatever role she plays.
Trinity played Farrah’s mom. And she won the challenge, which I guess is fine. She was funny and committed to the character. I may be biased, but I just think Valentina should win all the challenges (Although this week, I might have gone with Alexis). Admittedly, though, Trinity’s big hair look was stronger than Valentina’s.
How fabulous has Shea been for the past few weeks?! Just look at how versatile she is. She slayed as the Andrea Zuckerman character (a role that she only took because Aja didn’t want it). And then she sashayed down the runway with that big hair and the Slurpee! She is killing it! Well done, girl!
Sasha did well as the drunk lunch-lady / punk rock vixen. I am getting a little tired of the same eyebrows week after week on the runway.
Peppermint is adorable as the Brandon character (that is who she is supposed to be, right?). Very cute. The overalls and the hoop earrings brought me right back to the 90s. Ans then that runway?! Chaka Khan realness. Stunning. I actually really like Peppermint. She is very sweet, and hope she can continue to bring the kind of fierceness on the runway that she displayed this week.
Holy shit. Alexis’s runway look was my favorite BY FAR! It’s the perfect mix of Ursula from The Little Mermaid and Helena Bonham Carter. I am so impressed. Her 90210 performance was pretty good too. She played Valentina’s bad-girl alter-ego. It’s hard to perform opposite Valentina because Valentina is always going to steal the show, but Alexis did really well. I might have given her the win just for that runway look. I am seriously in love with it.
I thought Farrah did really well this week. I know she screwed up her lines a few times, but she was really cute as Jennie Garth. I mean honestly, when you see her sitting with Valentina as Donna, you could just sense that these two were the popular girls in their high school. And her runway look is gorgeous. Between this and her Madonna look last week, Farrah has really been bringing her A-game to the runway.
Nina played the Brenda character. She refused to take direction from Jennie and Tori, which is never smart. When the directors are going to sit on the judging panel, why wouldn’t you be nice to them? Anyway, her big hair idea was fun and cute, but her attitude with the judges earned her a spot in the bottom two.
Aja did not like it when Peppermint stuck her with the Andrea Zuckerman character, and she was very vocal about how upset she was. Shea (who might just be sly as a fox) kindly agreed to switch characters with her. Shea then went on to shine. And Aja delivered a highly forgettable performance as the Tiffany Amber Thiessen character. She and Nina ended up in the bottom two. Nina’s lip-sync was better, so Aja had to sashay away. It’s actually a shame. I haven’t been a huge Aja fan, but this week’s runway was her strongest yet, and it might have even been one of the strongest of the week. But alas, this was just not her week, and she had to sashay away.