Ebonie sent packing on Canada’s Next Top Model

From a media release:

EbonieEbonie Gets Washed Away on Tonight’s Episode CTV’s CANADA’S NEXT TOP MODEL

  • Catch encore presentations of the first episode on Star!/FT, MTV, and ‘A’
  • The next episode of CNTM airs on Tuesday, June 16 at 8 p.m. ET

A trip home and a revived spirit wasn’t enough to keep Ebonie, 22 from Quebec, in the competition this week. She was the third contestant sent packing on CTV’s CANADA’s NEXT TOP MODEL. Encore presentations of Episode 3 air on Star! and FashionTelevisionChannel, Wednesday at 9 p.m. ET; on MTV, Thursday at 10 p.m. ET; and a special Sunday night catch-up broadcast airs on ‘A’ at 10 p.m. ET. The drama ramps up when Episode 4 of CANADA’S NEXT TOP MODEL’s premieres Tuesday, June 16 at 8 p.m. ET on CTV (visit www.CTV.ca to confirm local broadcast times). One of the contenders can’t take the constant pace of the competition and crashes under the intense pressure.

This week the girls tested their modelling skills in extreme elements. First up was a challenge where the models in training were encouraged to cover themselves in berries, beets, and chocolate to illustrate the natural colour influences of Cover Girl’s Outlast Lipstain. Linsay from Edmonton made messy pretty. She took home the challenge and an extra 50 frames at the week’s photo shoot.

The girls had very little time to clean up their smudged looks after the shoot. In just 30 minutes they were off to the Bahamas – CNTM’s first-ever foray out of the country. Excitement turned quickly to tears for Maryam when she learned that she had to stay in Toronto because she didn’t have a passport.

On Rose Island in the sun-soaked Bahamas, the girls were knee-deep in the ocean and heartbreak at the emotional “castaway bride” shoot, where they modelled Ines DiSanto wedding dresses. But the gorgeous sun and sand could only distract them for so long. The worry of who was going home next weighed on each of them while they were away.

At a teary elimination, the girls thought that Maryam’s poor planning gave her a disadvantage, but her at-home photo shoot wowed the judges and kept her in the running for another week. Host Jay Manuel and the judges – FASHIONTELEVISION’s Jeanne Beker, supermodel Yasmin Warsame, Montreal native and A-List photographer Mike Ruiz, and guest judge Helen Pak from Saatchi & Saatchi Canada, a national advertising firm (who oversaw the Cover Girl challenge) – found Ebonie’s photo weak for the third week in a row and sent her packing. Now seven girls vie for a modeling contract with Elmer Olsen Model Management, an editorial spread in FASHION Magazine and a $100,000 beauty contract from P&G Beauty: makers of Cover Girl, Olay, Crest Whitestrips and Perfect 10 by Nice ‘n Easy.

The midway point is upon us and in Episode 4 (Tuesday, June 16 at 8 p.m. ET on CTV), the girls get a lesson in personal charisma from a surprise Canadian supermodel. Meanwhile, the drama ramps up as one of the contenders crashes under the intense pressure of the competition. After all of their training the one who doesn’t succeed in standing out gets booted out. The remaining competitors are left wondering who’ll be next. At this stage in the competition, it’s still anyone’s game.

Tune into ETALK tomorrow (Wednesday, June 10 at 7:30 pm ET) for the national broadcast exclusive with Ebonie after the judges sent her home.

Find out more about all 11 finalists, with interviews, episode recaps, behind-the scenes photos and videos, and biographies, as well as up-to-the-minute series info, at the series web portal at www.model.ctv.ca.