Raina is next, and the judges ooze praise about the dark, edgy energy in her angry, fierce photo. Nigel loves that Raina has grabbed C.J.'s tie and is bringing him into the shot while still making herself the center. Alexandra gets more mellow praise. ALT says that she looks like she's having a real vampire romance with C.J. Dania loves the photo, and particularly the length of her neck. Nigel has noticed that Alexandra has used a similar pose to this before. It might ultimately become her signature, but in the meantime she needs to find some other strong angles. The judges fawn over Brenda's hair, even though it looks like crap. Tyra loves Brenda's photo, saying that her eyes are boring through her soul. It looks like Brenda has just been bitten, and now wants to bite Tyra. Oh, if only. ALT isn't crazy about her legs, but says that the way her hands are connected to C.J.'s saves her.
Last but not least is Anslee, and her tacky-backed shirt. The judges laugh at her. Dania notes that Anslee is giving a lot more personality than she did during the commercial challenge, and asks if she's shy. Anslee gives the deafness excuse, and gets skeptical looks from the judges. Tyra tells Anslee that she should listen more. Well, if she legitimately couldn't hear, listening isn't actually going to help. I think the lesson is that you need to figure out what you're being asked to do before you do it, one way or another. Nigel thinks Anslee's shot is meh, and looks confused. ALT doesn't like how she's holding onto the tub, either. [This leads to Tyra gyrating inappropriately. Naturally. -- AC] Anslee says she agrees, but that she was told to grab the tub. Nigel points out that this is her second excuse of the evening. She should get in control of her own destiny.
The judges deliberate. Tatianna shows great emotional range in her photo, and was also great in the Cover Girl commercial challenge. Jessica's photo falls flat to Nigel and ALT, who thinks that she is and always was super boring. Tyra likes it, though, and says there's something Twilight-ish. There is universal praise for Alasia's photo, which is dynamic and sexy. All the elements SHOULD add up to skanky, but they don't. Big win. Brenda doesn't do it for Dania, and ALT adds that she would make a fabulous housewife. Oh, burn. But he's totally right. Angelea's photo is dreckitude and no-neckitude. Dania thinks that Krista is beautiful, but she doesn't buy her as a model. Tyra and ALT conjecture about exactly which type of dookie Krista was smelling in her photo. That can't be good. Anslee sucks, and makes excuses for everything that's going on. As Nigel says, "Don't make excuses. Get it right." Raina wins, always. Simone's photo is contrived, and doesn't have any magic. Dania says that Simone is a beautiful girl, but she's not convinced about her potential. Tyra wonders if Mr. Jay has to break Simone to make her. Nigel is really hung up on Alexandra's similar poses, and notes that it's too early in her career for her to have a signature. ALT has a signature pose of his own, which involves holding his old, saggy face up with a finger while simultaneously looking very wise. This is why he's a genius and we are mere mortals who don't even wear cloaks all that often.