Oh! And then it's 19-year old piercing victim Danielle. Jay asks how he'd do a cosmetic ad with her, and she responds by pushing her nose ring deeper into her nostrils. Stay classy! Danielle says that a lot of people look at her funny, but she's not going to stab them. Lies. Tyra tells Danielle that she's quite classically beautiful, but with holes and piercings and tattoos. Danielle says that she can do classic, edgy, or modern, because she's versatile. Frankly, I'm just glad she's there and can get a few nutritious meals. She is why school breakfast programs were invented!
Speaking of food, the girls have lunch and Jeanna also wants to have a lesbian love affair with Naduah! While the rest of the girls get to know each other, Danielle and Hallie sat off at a table by themselves. Now, that's a weird twosome. Hallie tells Danielle that "we Southern girls" are classy enough to know that it's not kosher to go sing and dance and shake their asses. Um, she's talking to a girl wearing a purple leopard print fleece with two points of metal sticking out of her lower lip. Hallie thinks that a ton of the other girls don't deserve to be there, and tries to engage Danielle in judgmental shit talking about the others. Poor Danielle. This is her first time out of the trailer park and as such she's really intimidated by this crowd of beauties who are constantly acting zany and ripping off their wigs. She's clearly latching on to anyone who offers a quasi-kind word. And Hallie just wants a toady. Still, I might watch the two of them in a road buddy movie.
The girls meet up with the Jays, which means that the first cut is coming. Twelve girls are going to have their friend requests rejected. Each girl has a touch panel with their photo and a button that says "status." Twenty of them will have their friendship status "pending," and the others will be declined. The girls have at it, and many of our favorites make it to the next phase. Squealing and screaming abounds. Out of the melee we learn that Nida is the first victim of Tyra's selective friend policy. It's too bad -- she's so pretty! A bunch of others who didn't even get the formality of a televised interview in front of the judges are axed, and so is Danielle. She hyperventilates, and wants to have two seconds in front of Tyra to ask what she doesn't like. Well, it's possible that Tyra doesn't like how Danielle falls into a fetal position on the floor and has to have her cooch blurred. I don't know, just a guess.