Tyra tells Fatima that she's beautiful and has such a strong story that can encourage young girls. But she's more than that. That's something that happened to her, and so Fatima has to figure out who she is now. I love that Tyra was just like, "Girl, you go get over your genital mutilation and be fierce!" Fatima feels like she has accomplished so much, and feels like she's made history as the first asylee-refugee woman to be part of America's Next Top Model. She wants to be a role model for young women, and especially East African women. She feels born again and is ready to let go over everything that's ever happened to her and start all over again. She feels new, beautiful and strong and wants to run with it. We get the photo montage, and are reminded how much Fatima's makeover helped matters for her. Arrivederci, oh pretty one!
We head back to the girls' house. Anya tells us that when she saw Whitney cry in panel, it was beautiful to see her be vulnerable and scared. Whitney tells us that her entire life she's had a bunch of mean girls picking on her all the time. Not because she's full-figured, because she's so annoying. Though that's not what she'll have you believe. Whitney developed a tough skin from that, which is the only reason, she says, why she can stand there and be confident as a plus-sized model in a house of skinny little toothpicks. Whitney removes the Slim Jim remnants from her teeth with those bitches, is what she's saying.
The girls head to their Seventeen cover shoot where -- groan -- they meet up with Ann Shoket. That ho needs a new stylist. Or maybe she's pregnant. There's a big American flag hung in honor of the July issue in which the girls will be featured. Anya immediately starts to think of amber waves of grain and gets a stupid expression on her face. Sabotaged! Whitney's shots look kind of weird, and so do Anya's. But no one cares about the Seventeen shoot anyway, so we quickly move on.
And then we're at the site of the Versace show! Whitney tells us that this is the biggest thing that Top Model has ever done. It certainly seems a lot more legit than what we're used to. I mean, not that Ghost Brides wasn't a fashion marvel. The girls meet the Jays, and Jay Manuel says that he's been working hard to create an imperial Roman set for the show. He reminds them that it's a real fashion show, with other models. Well, "realer." Saleisha will kick off the whole thing, and there will be some hunky men in the mix too, so Miss J. has something to look at.