Esther Petrack was a contestant during Cycle 15 of ANTM.
The Boston, Massachusetts native was 18 years old during her appearance on America’s Next Top Model, Cycle 15.
During initial interviews with the panel, Esther revealed that she was born in Jerusalem and is a modern Orthodox Jew. She mentioned to Tyra that she honors traditions, such as the sabbath, although she’d be willing to set her beliefs aside should the demanding job of modeling falls during her rituals.
Esther communicated to the panel that she has 30G-sized breasts, which is incredibly uncommon for women smaller than a size 2. After lifting her shirt to the judges to prove it, Tyra commented that Esther carried her G-sized cup better than she carried her own D-sized cup.
Esther was called 10th during selection of the final 14 girls.
During episode 2, Esther did well on the runway for Diane Von Furstenberg, despite the catwalk being four stories high. She did equally well during the Teen Bully photo shoot with Deborah Anderson. Mr. Jay commented that he realized that Esther’s sized G bustline won’t be a problem as far as posing or photo shoots are concerned.
While reviewing Esther’s photograph, Andre Leon Talley commented that there was much awkwardness in her photo to which he could not relate, but she was beautiful nonetheless. Trya told Esther that she has a sexy body, but she shouldn’t push to be too sexy or else she’ll look too “Maxim Magazine” as opposed to high fashion.
Esther was called 8th during elimination.
The girls were given makeovers during episode 3. Esther was given long dark hair, with which she had no problem.
During the “Fallen Angels” photo shoot with acclaimed photographer Anne Menke, it was commented that she had trouble at first, but pulled through by the end of the shoot. While her photo was being reviewed in panel, Nigel commented that he didn’t understand what she was trying to achieve; she looked too cinematic for the concept. Tyra said that she had the same face in every shot; it was like she wasn’t there.
Due to her unimpressive performance, Esther was called 11th during elimination.
In episode 4, the girls were taken to Knott’s Berry Farm for a posing challenge on a roller coaster called The Silver Bullet. Esther was tasked to portray “sexy and bold” on the crazy coaster. While reviewing her final photograph, Nigel said he liked it.
During the “Undersea Goddess” photo shoot with Matthew Rolston, Esther and the girls got to model jewelry from Mikimoto, Neil Lane and Martin Katz. While shooting, Matthew Rolston commented that “Esther brought a quality that was unexpected, like a movie star.” Mr. Jay said she “looked dreamy.”
During judging, ALT called her photo “superb; like a young Elizabeth Taylor.” He also said he wanted to “eat her lips for breakfast.” Matthew Rolston added that “she did a great job; she brought an old Hollywood quality to the shoot.” While deliberating, Nigel said that he hadn’t seen her look that good thus far.”
Due to her strong performance, Esther was called 3rd during elimination.
In episode 5, Esther and the girls participated in a Herve Leroux runway challenge where the catwalk consisted of two fast-moving conveyor belts. Esther managed to get through the challenge, but she did stumble at the end of the runway.
During the “Lucha Vavoom” photo shoot with Brahka Squared, Eddie and Moshe Brahka commented that Esther really “understood the wrestler character.” They also added that she “had the femininity to play cute and beat you up.” Mr. Jay said she had good energy.
In panel, ALT said he loved her photo. Guest judge Karolina Kurkova said that she was “more drawn to the male wrestler in the picture than with Esther.” Tyra commented that she needed to show “more domination in her face.”
While deliberating, Karolina Kurkova added that she “loved Esther’s look out of all the other girls.”
Ultimately, Esther was called 6th during elimination.
Episode 6 began with a CoverGirl challenge. Esther and the girls were split into groups of three and had to teach the public how to use CoverGirl products. The public judged the girls and so did fashion journalist Derek Blasberg. Esther was grouped with Kayla and Kacey, which ended up being the winning group. As their prize, they got a shopping spree in Wal Mart’s CoverGirl isle. In addition, whom ever had the best makeover after their shopping spree, got to win a $1,000 gift card to Wal Mart. Esther won the gift card, as Nigel loved her final look the best.
For their photo shoot, the girls got to work with fashion stylist Lori Goldstein and world famous photographer Patrick Demarchelier on Beverly Hills’ Rodeo Drive. Esther got to shoot with Kayla and a male model. During the shoot, Lori Goldstein said that “Esther was quiet and subtle; not so much in your face.” She also said that she was “amazing in front of the camera.” Patrick Demarchelier said that she was “beautiful and nice.” He also said that she “moved very well,” that he “liked her smile and attitude,” and that she was “very photogenic and pretty.”
During panel, Nigel said that she was” engaging.” Patrick Demarchelier said that Esther’s walking shot was “good, elegant and flowing.” ALT said that he could “see the fashion, which makes it a great fashion picture.”
During deliberation, Patrick Demarchelier said that she was” great, but shy and nervous.” Nigel said that “her shyness was kind of cute and sweet.”
Esther’s performance earned her a 4th call out during elimination.
In episode 7, the girls were given their first challenge of the episode at the Los Angeles Grammy Museum. Esther and the girls were paired up and had to dress each other as if they were going to present an award at the actual Grammys. Esther and Jane paired up for the challenge – and unfortunately did not win the prize, which was to be an actual Grammy girl during the actual televised Grammys.
For their photo shoot with Francesco Carrozzini, Esther had to portray Christophe Decarnin, which is male. During the shoot, Mr. Jay commented that she was “a bit of a disappointment because Francisco was struggling with her. He wanted more ‘masculine’ and she wasn’t giving it.”
During panel, Nigel said that “it was a little too over the top.” Francesco Carrozzini said, “you were asked to play a character, but you’re not yourself as well. There’s not enough of yourself there.” Tyra commented that she “had a stunning bone structure, but she lost that in her close up.”
During deliberation, Nigels said, “She’s a beautiful girl, but is she a model?” Francesco Carrozzini said that she “didn’t really connect with the character or the expression.”
Because of Esther’s disappointing performance, she landed in the bottom two with Kendal.
While in the bottom two, Tyra told Esther:
“You are the girl that started slow, but then got stronger and stronger and gained momentum. When you slip back, you slip back ten notches. So the judges are nervous. One of them says that you have one look – an Esther look, which is beautiful, but the girl we’re looking for Beauty-in-Vogue needs to be a chameleon.”
In the end, Esther was chosen to stay in the competition and Kendal was eliminated.
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