Next up is Nida, 18 years old from East Bernard, Texas. She's originally from Pakistan and does a pretty good impression of her Pakistani mother who is overprotective and also disapproving of model sluttery. Nida had a lot of restrictions growing up, and says it's not culturally accepted to use your sex appeal to make money. She wants to break that barrier for other Pakistani girls. Like the suffragettes, that one.
Back in the holding room, the girls talk about the inevitable racial and ethnic balance required for the top twelve. Someone notes that Angelea and Gabrielle are in the same category. Gabrielle notes that they do have a similar look, since they are both biracial. But Angelea has a few extra years on her, which Gabrielle sees as a disadvantage. Angelea is not deterred, and says she's "that bitch." She doesn't see Gabrielle as competition.
Gabrielle goes before the panel and says that her mom is German and her dad's black. She's never had a stable father figure in her life, and so is mistrustful of black men. She doesn't date. Also, sometimes Gabrielle felt like an outcast because she's biracial and had to deal with insensitive remarks from dumb-ass strangers. Tyra stokes the feuding fires by telling Gabrielle that she's reminiscent of Angelea. Gabrielle admits that Angelea is her competition. She says that Angelea's pretty, but sometimes comes off as cocky. In an interview, she vows to whip Angelea's ass. She's scrawny, but I think she just might be able to do it. Commercials.
When we return, Alexandra enters the judging room and pronounces, "Ladies and gentleman, a round of applause!" Ah, hate. Alexandra is 21 from Kerrville, Texas, and revels in her large and in charge fanny. Yes, she's a plus-sizer. Alexandra calls herself a girly tomboy, and says that she fly-fishes, snowboards, wakeboards, and surfs. But she also does her nails! And has high heels! What? That's crazy. Next you'll be telling me that you have a unicorn ranch for sale. Alexandra says that she's never thought of herself as bigger than anyone else. And, at a size ten, she's actually not. But she has a lot of size zero friends, and she says that they complain more about their bodies than she does. Alexandra is annoying as all get-out, but her body is pretty slammin'.