Okay, here's the scoop. Shannon and Robin refused the "simulated nudity" shoot, Shannon was crying and appeared a bit traumatized at the idea of doing this, and I think was happy to follow Robin's lead - I could respect Robin's decision and what she said, but she was loud about it, and spent most of the show looking angry, not being nice at all to Adrienne (who wanted during their off-time to go see Jim Morrison's grave, Robin and Shannon wanted to shop. Robin would not compromise as Elyse asked - she would not go with the group and then have the group go shopping).
Besides their simulated nude photoshoot, the other two tasks were 1)to be dressed in coutoure gowns, and go out with 4 Frenchmen who would rate them on how they handled themselves as ladies in couture gowns..how they handled the social aspect of being a model. Robin was stunningly graceless..she refused to talk to her "date", refused to eat anything, and in the limo on the way to dinner, spent her time reading her bible...it was rude and she again, looked angry the whole time.
2) to dress in a couture dress, do make-up and hair in about 15 mintues, and then present themselves to the judges.
The reason I believe Robin was cut at this time, was not her stand on whether or not she'd ever pose nude, it was that Tyra saw her lean out of her dressing room, half nude and essentially shake her upper equipment at their make-up guy. It wasn't a goof, and it was deliberate. Between that, her poor performance during her social event that led to her being cut...it was her attitude, not her stand or her faith, that got her cut.
Interestingly, Adrienne won the social event, and she is coming on very strong in the competition. I still believe and hope that the winner will be Elyse.
and that's the scoop, as I saw it.
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