America's Next Top Model
We Are Spartans! (10x11)
: 30, 2008
The girls are brought to a gladiator fighting school, where fighting instructor, Alex Mariotti, teaches them the basics of gladiator fighting. After donning gladiator costumes, Mr. Jay and Miss J. explain that the teach was supposed to help them bring out more versatility and power in their photos, before revealing the photo challenge, using the moves that they have just learned but still keep grace and composure. Whitney wins the challenge and is given a €1000 shopping spree, and chooses Anya to accompany her.
The girls are taken to a Roman castle for their photo shoot dressed in modern Renaissance fashion, where Tyra shoots them. All of the girls but Katarzyna and Whitney receive praise. At panel, Dominique is heralded for producing a gorgeous shot, but is criticized for dressing too "game-show"-ish. Anya's photograph receives universal praise, though the judges voice concern over her generic personality. Katarzyna is criticized for having dead eyes in her photograph (with Paulina Porizkova saying that her eye expression was supposed to work out but didn't came through)and for her seemingly flat personality, while Whitney is criticized for her "cramped" poses.