Sooo...did the short cycle chase everyone away? As usual, the first ep is a big clusterfeck of shrieking girls and it's hard to know who will rise and who will fall. Added bonus: Makeover right off the bat and an almost nudie shoot for the first challenge (although we have to wait for next week to see how that turns out). First impressions: FLOVE Ren! Gorgeous, looks like she's already a working model, and any girl who shows up to a modelling contest au natural has my vote Also digging Naduah, Gabrielle and Raina. Did not think much of Simone or Anslee before their makeovers, but they both got haircuts that take them from generic to really stunning. and Anslee seems like a firecracker. I feel bad for Brenda. I bet her hair will look great in styles for photo shoots, but without OTT styling she looks like a poor cross between Ziggy Stardust and Happy Days-era Ron Howard. I thought Alasia was going to be the typical OTT batshit trouble-maker, but I kinda like her. Love her curls as well. Tatiana, Jessica and Alexandra don't stand out much yet. Poor Angelea as well - I think she got the WORST makeover...that hair is way too heavy, the bangs are too long, and her features no longer stand out. Plus, she seems to have decided that the best way to celebrate making it on the show this year is to be the class A bitch. Which leaves Krista. She's gorgeous, and seems to be able to put this opportunity in perspective (i.e. she hates her new hair but worked too hard to get on the show to argue about it). I was all set to root for her, but the way she just inserted herself into that Angelea/Alasia snit was just stupid. Did anyone else watch?