And now it is time to review the girls' Top Model lives. First we look at McKey's runway performance. Miss J. says that he liked her first walk, and loved her second. Tyra liked McKey's facial expressions when she stopped in front of the judges. She didn't just serve dress, she served face. Much like how she'll be serving a delicious Moons Over My Hammy breakfast platter when this whole modeling charade is over. Nigel thinks that McKey could be a little more graceful if she learned how to walk in heels. Yeah, that's an idea. Paulina thinks that McKey's long-legged gait is beautiful. The judges then pick apart Samantha's walk. Nigel thought she looked fantastic when she came out. Miss J. says that she did exquisitely when she had a dress with a chiffon skirty overlay thingamajig. Tyra notes that she saw some worry in Sam's mouth. When Sam's worried, her pout shows it double. But a few times Tyra saw a butterfly. And then chased it to a magical land where pudding flows like a river and thus missed the end of the show.
The judges then look at the girls' photos through the ages. And by "ages" I mean past 12 weeks. In the "Voting Is Sexy" shoot of the first week, both girls relied on Modeling 101, according to Nigel. Neither was brilliant, but both showed potential. Tyra agrees, saying that Samantha broke her body in such a way that she might have actually been Modeling 201, and McKey came alive when she started to box. Then there was a swimsuit photo shoot, and both girls did marvelously. Nigel tells Sam that she looks exquisite in her photo, which is charming, sexy and feminine. Tyra tells Sam that this was the week that she became a high-fashion model and also, not coincidentally, the week that her hair was chopped off. Tyra, who must be ovulating or something, says that as soon as the hair came off Sam was like, "Waaah! Mommy, I am a model!" Tyra loves McKey's strength in her photo, and says that she has muscles, but not big ole' muscles that get in the way.
Then the girls went to Amsterdam and did a shoot on a clipper ship. This was the one where they were decked out in crazy goth pirate clothes. Both were good, but Nigel says that McKey's shot was her best to date. This was the photo in which her legs looked like they were each as long as a football field. Nigel saw the photograph and thought that she was a real model. Sam's face showed passion in her photo, which Nigel appreciated, even though her body looked like a big solid mass. Then the girls did the two-part natural/glam photo with Tyra behind the camera. Both natural shots were great, but Sam's is still Nigel's favorite. She quickly adds that it's her favorite too, even though nobody cares. Everyone on panel thinks that Sam did everything right. McKey's glam photo is perfect for high fashion, and Nigel says it's his favorite of the two. Tyra loves how inventive and communicative McKey was during the shoot. The panel also loves Sam's glam shot, and Paulina says that Sam uses all of her limbs for maximum effect.