When we return, Jay tells the models that he really wants to see emotion in their eyes, and not just body language. If that emotion is "squick," then so be it. The photographer for the day is Paul Tsang. The girls head to hair and makeup, and we get a glimpse of the gorgeous dresses. Alisha wants to get used to the silkworm feeling, so picks a silkworm/model named Edwin out of the big silkworm box. Edwin has walked the runway for such high-end shows as Worm Wormerfeld and Wormes St. Wormant, so is truly a collaborator of the highest stature. Sophie asks Edwin to smize, and he does even through what appears to be a bandage on his head. That is very avant-garde.
We get a glimpse of Barney Cheng, who designed all of the gorgeous silk dresses and also Edwin's head bandage. Eboni tells us that Barney is one of Forbes' most influential designers from Hong Kong, and I would add that he just seems like he'd be a good time. All of the models have sleek black bob wigs, I guess to Asia up the joint. Annaliese says that the judges always tell her that she's too commercial, and so she's on a mission to show her other sides. Like, for example, silkworm-loving sides. She stands looking gorgeous in her elegant pink column dress as Edwin and his brethren are placed all over her body and the dress. At one point she looks like she might barf, but gets over it quickly. Jay wants emotion from the models, and when Annaliese starts she's too pantomime. However, she eventually gets into the groove and takes direction well. Barney thinks that she worked the dress well, and gave a sultry Helmut Newton vibe. Annaliese is finished just in time to prevent Edwin from taking a trip down her cleavage. He's so fresh!
Laura is next, and of course she just loves bugs. She used to have giant centipedes and tarantulas as pets. What sort of cause/effect relationship do you think the alcoholic parents played in that? Laura loves putting Edwin on her face, and eventually he tries to commit hari-kari, but she catches him. Jay asks Laura what makes her powerful, and of course she says, "Really good sex." Jay tells her to go for her best orgasm, and she does. I think at this point Edwin is probably feeling a little violated. Let me quote Alisha: "Laura...she's too sexual. A fucking silkworm is sexual to this girl. A fucking SILK. WORM." But silkworm sex is apparently a big inspiration to Laura, and Jay calls her shoot genius.