In the specific case of ANTM, Tyra's world operates under its own morality where winning is ostensibly and inextricably tied to individual worth (no matter the platitudes she offers the departing girl each week), so if you're eliminated, you're deficient in some way; of course in the real world we know that we're all winners. However, ANTM presents such an engrossing Reality that try as we can, viewers can't always rationalize how we approach the show -- I might know that Tyra has kicked off girls who've been taking off in the industry, but that doesn't mean I wanted to see Marjorie eliminated any time before the final episode or that I wouldn't have been thrilled to see her win simply because ANTM is a different, quasi-fictional world. In a dramatic sense, Marjorie's tv existence depended entirely on how much Tyra liked her.
Anyway, some useless handicapping: Sam isn't sufficiently high-fashion and is too bubbly, which reads as unsophisticated, leaving the top two to be
Indie rating: The Raveonettes - "Aly, Walk With Me"