Nicole interviews that she's gotten so much out of this experience, and is happy even for the tough stuff. She came into the competition having no idea who she was. But she's grown and learned a lot, and wants to keep going. Indeed, Nicole does seem to have a lot more confidence these days, and seems relaxed more than baked. Back in the hot tub, Nicole says that Laura was the first girl in the competition that she really related to. She respects Laura as a competitor, particularly because Laura fits the image of Cover Girl and Seventeen so perfectly. A drunken Laura says that at first she thought Laura was stinky, but then found out that she was in fact sweet and innocent. I think you can be sweet, innocent and stinky all at once. Tearful Laura interviews that Nicole has had great pictures and stuff, but isn't a lot of competition personality-wise. I hate to tell Laura that personality (lovely or hideous) can get you to the final two, but rarely does it allow you the chance to walk away with the title.
There is Tyra Mail: "If a model falls in the forest, will anybody hear it?" Well, not now that Tyra's lost the weight. There is an addendum! "Here are your scripts -- memorize your lines for tomorrow." The girls open their scripts and discover that the first line is in Hawaiian. Laura's heart is racing, since her dyslexia makes memorization difficult. She lies in bed in her underwear, practicing her lines. Nicole eats fruit and looks on. Nicole interviews that she does have an advantage, since Laura stresses out so much just about being able to read and memorize a line. But doing so in her underwear makes the whole process of stressing out so much more appealing. I do hope that Laura gets a Victoria's Secret gig one day. Her real tragedy is being born poor and Kentuckian rather than poor and Brazilian.
The girls head to yet another beautiful new location, where they are met by Jay Manuel. He is wearing a coat, despite the fact that Laura and Nicole are basically in tube tops. The bright green hue of the coat contrasts with his increasingly orange skin, thus giving him a bit of a radioactive tree in the forest kind of look. Jay tells the girls that they'll be doing a Cover Girl commercial and print ad today, and the winner's print ad will be on display in Wal-Mart stores across the country. And even Laura's hometown must have a Wal-Mart. And then Jay pulls Teyona from behind a tree so she can poorly deliver some commercial copy about LashBlast mascara. Big, bold, look at me lashes! All right! The concept of the commercial is that Nicole and Laura are good friends hiking and exploring in the lush, beautiful, tropical forest of Hawaii. And then it gets so hot that Laura decides to take off her tube top, and a giggling Nicole follows suit, and then a particularly well-endowed young pizza delivery guy mistakenly stumbles onto this scene, and then... well, take a minute to fill in the rest for yourself. But make sure that the concept of "LashBlast" makes it in there somehow. Amidst it all, Nicole and Laura always look sophisticated and glamorous. Because they're Cover Girls!