Tyra tells Perez and the others that she has somebody very special to introduce to them. It's Ren, 22 from Dallas. Ren calls herself "a free spirit that can't be caged." In her interview segment she's wearing a bowler hat and looks like a cross between Winona Ryder, Pete Doherty, and Tiny Tim (of "God bless us every one" fame, not "tiptoeing through the tulips" fame). Ren is the result of the Top Model crew scouring the country for a thirteenth girl to round out the pack. I wish they'd scoured Ren while they were at it. She's so grimy. Tyra interprets this as "edgy, really cool, and fabulous." Krista is impressed with Ren, who has some serious tats on her arms.
But enough about Ren, it's Tyover time! They really get right to it these days. The girls head outside and get into a giant Hummer limo. Good to see the show kept up its "green" theme after it stopped being trendy. The limo drops the girls at the salon of celebrity stylist Sally Hershberger, herself a reality show veteran. The Jays are there to make sure that everything goes according to plan, which means that they're there to make sure that tears are shed. They'll rub hair color in someone's eyes if they have to.
Gabrielle says, "You can shave it, you can dye it. Make me look like Dennis Rodman. I made it this far, I can't complain about anything." That's the attitude, for real. I think Gabrielle has some staying power. Tyra, from the "Top Model offices," tells us that each season she lines up photos of the girls and decides the precise ways in which she'll torture them. And now she's ready to share that with us. Ren is up first. She says that she's different from the other girls, because it's been seven years since anyone has cut her hair other than herself. We noticed. It's also been seven years since anyone's washed her hair, I think. Just stick her in a bucket of Lysol and see what happens. Tyra wants an edgy, fringed kind of cool thing for Ren, and so she gets it. I think that's Sally Hershberger's signature haircut. Jay likes the hair... on her head. But there's another issue -- Ren's armpit hair. Ren interviews that she doesn't shave her armpits because of "health and women's rights." Hipsters of the world, rejoice: yours is as dumb as the rest of them. Alexandra wonders what the "downstairs" is going to look like. Meatloaf. According to Alexandra, Ren is edgy, tattooed, and earthy. She doesn't come off as a model, and Alexandra thinks that will hold her back. After the first ANTM armpit makeover in history, Ren has her photo taken. She says she's all about changing her look and any style is cool with her. But the real question is whether Stimpy will like it.