Also, along with about 200,000+ people, I am watching April the Giraffe not give birth (out of the corner of my eye while I work). It's strangely soothing to watch a giraffe, they just seem so chill. I do hope she gets to go outside more often once this baby is finally born (unless she's trolling us all, and there is no baby, which seems possible at this point.) I also keep an eye on the DC Eaglets, which is also soothing. Usually. Pro-tip: Don't put this stream's sound on, then minimize the window, forget it's on, and jump a foot when the eagle shouts at passing blue jays. Fuckers are LOUD.
The challenge: the models have been assigned a fantasy race, outfitted in a weird body suit, and grouped into pairs. Each team must create looks for these two that could be featured in an adventure movie about them. Think Shrek and Donkey or Legolas and Gimli (except each of these pairs is male/female).
Here are the body suits:
Tyler & Emily, Goblin & Faun:
It's not my favorite thing they've ever done, but they do look nice together. The judges especially liked the faun, but I'm not sure he's faun-y enough. He does evoke quite a personality though.
Cig & George, Dwarf & Ogre:
The judges LOVED this, and would not shut up about how much the liked the painting (especially on the exposed stomach), but I actually think it's kind of boring. I mean, yes, the paint job is excellent, but nothing about that lady screams 'dwarf' and the palette is all just shades of brown. I do like her rolling pin/frying pan weapon though.
Melissa & Keaghlan, Fairy & Troll:
The main problem with this is the fairy, which is terrible. It doesn't read fairy, they didn't let the body suit inform their character or shapes, and she's just purple. No shading, no depth, no details, just purple. Why purple? No idea.
Logan & Adam, Orc & Naiad:
I actually don't mind this look, but the judges really did not like the naiad. I thought she was cute, but they didn't 'get' the glasses, and I will admit that the sculpture on her head didn't really mesh with her face very well. The judges did like the orc, even though I don't think he looks super orc-ish.
Anyway, it was clear from the critiques that Cig & George were the winners. Melissa & Keaghlan were eliminated, which bummed me out because I really like Melissa, and also because this leaves Emily as the sole woman remaining in the competition. COME ON EMILY.