Raina comes in next, dressed like a rocker cheerleader. Mr. Jay loves her eyes, which are framed by giant eyebrows. Raina says that she was not a pretty kid at all, and basically looked like a ghost with a unibrow. During her senior year in high school she busted out of her shell, and became the fabulous and confident creature she is today. Both of the Jays LOVE her.
Next up is redheaded Brenda, 23 from Houston. Brenda was adopted, and loves her fabulous parents. She recently decided to track down her biological dad. Brenda's boyfriend is a police officer, which made finding her convicted-felon father rather easy. Brenda knocked on his door and said, "Hi, I think I'm your daughter." I mean, a surprise visit SEEMS like such a good idea, I don't know what could have gone wrong. But alas, things didn't go so well and Criminal Dad denied her as his offspring. But Brenda seems fine about it, and says that it gave her some closure. Much like Jessica, Brenda got pregnant the first time she had sex. Sometimes this show feels like one big PSA. Her daughter is adorable. Brenda says she has a baby and has stretch marks, but can still be on top with hard work.
Alasia enters the room next, and Ms. J. is wearing her wig and patting down his face Whitney-style. Alasia is quite mystifyingly dressed in full-on rock n' roll biker gear. She has rivets and chains on her pants, and an oversized leather vest. And glasses. And handcuff earrings! I'm completely mystified. Tyra asks if Alasia is the church girl or the biker chick, and Alasia says she's a little bit of both. She tells us, "I'm not gonna say I grew up in the hood, but I grew up in the hood." Uhhhh. I think her strategy is just to throw us off our game. It's working. Alasia used to be bad, and be a rebel, and be with boys all the time. But then she found Christ. And a dildo. And she got saved. Alasia has been crucified through Christ and no longer lives -- Christ lives in her. She helpfully tells us that that's Galatians 20... something. I mean, where does Tyra find them? It's the particular genius of this show. Alasia, who has extremely lovely and buttery skin, didn't tell her teachers that she was doing this -- she simply said she was leaving for "family matters." But she got her makeup work. I have a feeling that Alasia is going to be a true delight this season.
We cut to the girls hanging out in a holding room, and Krista helpfully points out that Alasia is a lunatic of no consequence. For her part, Alasia is not impressed with or scared of Krista. She says that sometimes guilty people will point a finger at you, but you've got three fingers pointing... yes, three fingers pointing back at you. She does a quick count to affirm this and, to her credit, isn't including the thumb. Alasia is ready to work Krista's skinny behind, and prepared to get real ugly with her. It's like a message of hope for the season! Commercials.