It's week 8 on Make Me A Supermodel and the show is down to 8 models. Last week Ben DiChiara, Jacki Hydock and Perry Ullmann were up for the vote. As the models wake on elimination day, our hometown favorite Ronnie -- who often seems distracted by his mancrush Ben -- offers to give Ben a kiss to ease his nerves. The viewers are never sure if such a kiss happened, we'll have to ask Ronnie later. It's time for America's decision, Ben and Perry are safe. Jacki gets the boot and is heading home. The next morning, the seven...

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Friday 29 Feb 2008

Episode 8: Speed and Motion

It's week 8 on Make Me A Supermodel and the show is down to 8 models. Last week Ben DiChiara, Jacki Hydock and Perry Ullmann were up for the vote.

As the models wake on elimination day, our hometown favorite Ronnie -- who often seems distracted by his mancrush Ben -- offers to give Ben a kiss to ease his nerves. The viewers are never sure if such a kiss happened, we'll have to ask Ronnie later.

It's time for America's decision, Ben and Perry are safe. Jacki gets the boot and is heading home.

The next morning, the seven remaining model wannabes head to the Windham Mountain Ski Resort, where they will be expected to show speed and motion in the photo shoot. They learn the model who performs the worse will be sent back immediately to NYC instead of enjoying a fun weekend. As Niki Taylor finishes the explanation, Shannon falls to her knees - sick and dehydrated. A paramedic rushes over.

Our hometown favorite Ronnie is paired with Perry who has a hard time with his skis. They do finally get a great shot.

Ben is teamed with Holly on a toboggan as they slide down the hill.

Shannon returns and joins Frankie Godoy and Casey Skinner. Their shoot is the most difficult one.

The photographer selects Frankie as the one who must head back to NYC.

The next morning, the models - minus Frankie - are awoken by their trainer Clay. The models get into teams and compete in various challenges with the losing team destined to clean their house with toothbrushes. Ronnie is teamed with Perry and Casey. Ben starts calling the other boys "gay" for building a giant phallic symbol out of snow. Casey and Ronnie take the comments very hard. Ronnie feels betrayed by Ben's seemingly homophobic remarks. When they return to NYC, Ronnie and Casey speak to Ben. Ronnie shares about his hardships as a gay man. Ben says he didn't mean anything by the comments and they all make up.

"I must say Ben’s inability to control his anger this week was disappointing," Ronnie writes in his BravoTV blog. "Ben is my boy and he was the last person I would have expected to behave in the way he did towards Casey and me. Just because someone is gay does not mean that they are a girl or any less of a man than a straight man."

Shannon remains sick and has to go to the hospital. The models learn they must strike three poses while standing on a spinning turntable. Shannon returns to participate in the runway show, but goes back to the hospital afterwards.

Ronnie does an incredible job! Casey only manages two poses as he struggles with the turntable. The judges are impressed that Shannon stuck it out despite being ill.

This week, Perry and Ronnie are safe and Holly is the winner. Frankie, Casey and for the second week in a row Ben are all up for vote. Shannon is safe.

It's going to be a tough vote -- the first time three men have been in the bottom three -- Ronnie's mancrush Ben might actually be going home!

Related: Ronnie Kroell interview

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