Aminat Ayinde – Photoshoot Portfolio Review, America’s Next Top Model Cycle 12, ANTM 2009

May 13, 2009 by · 2 Comments 

Aminat definitely had the best personality of the season and also one of the best modeling bodies in the world. Aminat definitely has a great future in runway modeling given that her walk is polished and pretty damn hot. I’m not sure she can really do much in print modeling, though. She doesn’t know how to work her body in a photo, and her face is only average for a model. That said, I’m sure there are a lot of designers who would love to have her walking down their runway with her hot body and fierce model stomp.

Aminat Ayinde, America's Next Top Model Cycle 12 ANTM 2009, Episode 13: America's Next Top Model Is...

Aminat Ayinde, America's Next Top Model Cycle 12 ANTM 2009, Episode 13: America's Next Top Model Is...

There’s nothing all that wrong with this photo except that it’s just exceptional, which is required for the top three. Aminat’s eyes are a little dead, though I don’t mind her smile.

Review Score: ★★★☆☆ 

Aminat Ayinde, America's Next Top Model Cycle 12 ANTM 2009, Episode 12: Take Me To The Jungle

Aminat Ayinde, America's Next Top Model Cycle 12 ANTM 2009, Episode 12: Take Me To The Jungle

Aminat looks like she’s playing a hooker in a horror movie running away from a giant monster bird. That said, she pulls it off well, and for once there’s expression in her face.

Review Score: ★★★☆☆ 

Aminat Ayinde, America's Next Top Model Cycle 12 ANTM 2009, Episode 11: Let's Go See The City

Aminat Ayinde, America's Next Top Model Cycle 12 ANTM 2009, Episode 11: Let's Go See The City

There’s nothing really inspiring about Aminat in this picture as far as her pose and facial expression goes, but there is no denying Aminat’s body. Even though Aminat’s body is actually even better than it looks in this photo. She’s at least trying to interact a bit with the scene. I like the way her body sways in conjunction with the palm tree behind her.

Review Score: ★★★☆☆ 

Aminat Ayinde, America's Next Top Model Cycle 12 ANTM 2009, Episode 9: The Amazing Model Race

Aminat Ayinde, America's Next Top Model Cycle 12 ANTM 2009, Episode 9: The Amazing Model Race

Ooh, Aminat, I love you and all but this is the worst photo of the week. Aminat is so ridiculously gorgeous and tall, but she just doesn’t understand how to model. Aminat’s pose is horrific, and her facial expression is really boring. It’s too bad because Aminat has an amazing personality. Hopefully she can turn it around next week.

Review Score: ★☆☆☆☆ 

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Aminat and Fo impress as Wall Street investors, America’s Next Top Model 12 Episode 4 ANTM

March 18, 2009 by · 1 Comment 

The preview showed that tonight’s episode would include lots of Miss J and runway walking, which is always a good thing. There’s not much wrong that this show can do for me. I’m way too obsessed.

Overall, it was a fun episode, and I enjoyed that we got to see more of New York due to the theme of the photoshoot: famous areas of New York. I wasn’t too sad to see Nijah go home. She’s extremely pretty, but she’s been boring me to death the last couple of weeks.
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Model makeover brings Fo to tears, America’s Next Top Model 12 Episode 3 ANTM

March 15, 2009 by · 3 Comments 

America’s Next Top Model’s annual makeover episode came a lot earlier in the cycle than usual. I’m personally happy that the makeovers happened during the second episode, as the competition doesn’t really seem to start until the makeovers are complete.

This year’s makeover episode had quite a bit of drama, especially from Fo, which is unfortunate because Fo had the best makeover. Fo’s baby reaction definitely made me like her less. Hopefully she can get over it and move on, because if she has another week like this week, then I’m going to be hoping and wishing for her to go.
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Allison super creepy but photogenic, America’s Next Top Model 12 Episode 1-2 ANTM

March 7, 2009 by · 3 Comments 

The first photoshoot of every cycle of America’s Next Top Model is cause-driven. Past causes have been the environment and politics. Cycle 12 starts out with the issue of little girls wanting to grow up too quickly. Tyra mentions that one in five girls polled want to be a teen mom. What a strange new generation of girls.

Now it’s time to get down to the point of this post, my review of the photos. The photos are listed in order of best to worst. Each of the models had to portray a different childhood game that little girls play.

In the end, Isabella is sent home. I loved Isabella after the first hour of the premiere, but after looking through the photos, there’s not much argument that can be made against the judges’ decision to let Isabella go home.
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