Liz Williams was a contestant during Cycle 15 of ANTM.
The Arlington, Texas shoe sales rep was 21 years old during her appearance on America’s Next Top Model, Cycle 15.
During initial interviews, Liz revealed to the judges that she has a daughter, works two jobs and goes to college full time. Due to her lack of income, she receives government assistance to make ends meet. Upon leaving her interview with the panel, the judges said that considering her circumstances, she seemed balanced and together. Mr. Jay said she had a beautiful, masculine face.
Liz shared that she’s been through hell, but she’s trying to get to heaven. She said she’s ‘letting it go’ that there are girls in the competition complaining about superficial details in their lives.
Liz was called 7th during selection of the final 14 girls.
In episode 2, Liz had a strong performance in the four-stories-high Diane Von Furstenberg runway show. She said, “I was so scared. I kept thinking, am I going to die? Do I look good? in the same thought, which was more than I could contemplate at one time.”
Liz also did well during the Teen Bully photo shoot with Deborah Anderson. During final review of her photo, Nigel said her photo looked “punky.” Andre Leon Talley (ALT) said that she was wonderful standing there, but the photo didn’t do it for him. During final deliberation, ALT also said that the dynamic is in her face, but her body didn’t impress.
Liz was called 6th during elimination.
During episode 3, Liz and the other girls got their Top Model makeovers. Liz expressed that she wanted to make her hair all one length, but ended up getting shorter hair, about which she wasn’t too happy.
During the “Fallen Angels” photo shoot, Mr. Jay commented that Liz was being a “pain in the butt” during the shoot, due to frequent complaining about the shoot conditions. He added that he was surprised she could “pull it together” by the end of the shoot.
During panel, guest judge Patricia Field commented that she did not look powerful in her body, but her face did. Nigel said that it was a “good beginning.”
Despite the criticism from Mr. Jay, Liz was called 6th during elimination.
Liz began episode 4 by winning the roller coaster posing challenge at Knott’s Berry Farm. Liz was asked to portray a “catalog” look and she performed better than any of the others. For winning, Liz won a photo shoot with Tyra Banks and she got to bring along two friends, Kayla and Chris. After the photo shoot, the girls got to enjoy tea with Tyra.
During the “Undersea Goddess” photo shoot with Matthew Rolston, Liz and the girls had a chance to model jewelry from Martin Katz, Neil Lane and Mikimoto. While shooting, Mr. Jay said she was being a “pain in the butt,” as she was complaining about her contacts drying out while shooting. Jay added, “Everything is a complaint to her; you should be able to pose through anything.”
In panel, ALT said that her photo “felt flat.” Nigel said that it “wasn’t genius and he couldn’t understand it.” Tyra commented that she was really disappointed because when she shot Liz for her challenge win, she did a great job. She added, “you should be able to push the the pain and close your eyes.”
Due to Liz’s inconsistent performance, she landed in the bottom two with Rhianna. While in the bottom two, Tyra told her that the judges were nervous because she’s making too many excuses.
In the end, Rhianna was eliminated and Liz was asked to participate for another week.
In episode 5, Liz and the girls participated in a Herve Leroux runway challenge where the catwalk consisted of two fast-moving conveyor belts. Liz’s initial concerns were surrounding the train of her long dress possibly getting caught on in the conveyor belts, but that didn’t happen. After visibly swearing on the runway (and on camera), Liz was able to maintain her composure and pull through the challenge.
During the “Lucha Vavoom” photo shoot with Eddie and Moshe Brahka, Mr. Jay commented that she “looked fake.”
In panel, guest judge Karolina Kurkova commented that Liz was “so convincing, she didn’t want to be on the set in case she got beat up.” Nigel said he “loved her eyes, but she looks crazy.”
While deliberating, Nigel said she “looked totally insane in her photo.” ALT added that she “had something magical.”
Liz had a solid performance, which earned her a 5th call out during elimination.
Episode 6 began with a CoverGirl challenge. Liz 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. Liz was grouped with Chris and Chelsey – and after the judging, they didn’t shine as well as the winning group, Kayla, Esther and Kacey.
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. Liz got to shoot with Kendal and a male model. During the shoot, Mr. Jay said that “you almost didn’t notice or look at Liz, as Kendal and the male model were stealing the frame during the group shot.” Patrick Demarchelier at one point asked Liz to stop talking while they were shooting. During the walking shot, both Tyra and Mr. Jay were entertained by Liz’s “swagger.”
During panel, Patrick Demarchelier said that both girls were “fantastic and moved very well and were relaxed in the group shot.” Nigel said that “to him, the walking shot wasn’t authentic. He didn’t believe it.” Tyra said that “it was almost like she was making fun it, as opposed to really committing to an emotion.”
During deliberation, Nigel said that “her beauty shot worked very well because she’s being believable. She’s not hamming it up.” Patrick Demarchelier said that she “did well in this photo. In the last one, she tried too much running in the picture.”
Liz’s weaker performance resulted in a 7th call out during elimination.
In episode 7, the girls were introduced to the Grammy Museum and their first challenge of the episode. The girls were paired up and had to dress each other as if they were going to present an award at the actual Grammys. Liz and Kayla volunteered to pair up and dress each other for the challenge. Their team did very well presenting their ensembles – and ended up being the winning team. Ultimately, Liz did not win the prize of becoming an actual Grammy girl during the Grammy award presentation; Kayla won the prize.
For their photo shoot with Francesco Carrozzini, Liz was tasked to portray John Galliano, which is a male designer. During the shoot, Mr. Jay said that “she became John Galliano.” He told her he was “really impressed and that it was her best shoot.” Francesco Carrozzini said that she” did well.”
During panel, Tyra said, “You have the gift of androgyny. There is a beautiful sexuality and sensuality and strength that your bone structure leans toward that you should really work. There is something there that is magical.” Nigel loved that “she was quite subtle.” ALT loved her outfit. He said, “You caught the essence of his body gestures and the subtlety of that whole theatricality.” Francesco Carrozzini commented, “What you achieved in this shot was quite incredible because it looks like you’ve started the character. You walked in front of the camera convinced that you were John Galliano.”
During deliberation, Nigel commented that “even though she’s playing a guy, she’s sexy in that picture.”
Liz’s overwhelmingly positive response and performance earned her a 1st call out, breaking Ann’s streak of five 1st call outs.
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