The girls get a visit at their loft from Pat Cleveland and Whitney Port, and learn that they're going to have a challenge in which they wear Whitney Port designs. They get all dolled up, and while they do so Pat talks to them about getting the essence of themselves to show in their modeling. The girls then head to Lucky Chang's drag bar, where Angelea feels right at home. A drag version of Tyra comes out and, along with some friends, puts on a little show. The girls learn that for their challenge they'll have to walk the runway with personality. Alexandra is worried, because "getting knocked completely off the catwalk by a giant swinging pendulum" is actually not a personality trait. At the end of the show, the audience gets to vote for their favorite. The applause-o-meter runs from dreck to major to fierce. Anslee barely gets a clap, and is solidly in the dreck category. Though Alasia and Angelea drag it up, it's Krista, with her old-school mannequin turn, who wins the challenge and several Whitney Port designs.
Alasia's lateness continues to be a problem, and on the day of the photo shoot the girls get into the elevator without her. The elevator mysteriously stops working, and Alasia is forced to learn about the modern miracle known as stairs. When she finally gets to the street she is happy to discover that the limo has waited for her, even though the other girls are pissed. The photo shoot for the week has the girls being styled in dresses made completely of hair. They are designed by stylists Weaven Steven and Derek J., each of whom leads a team of girls. The girls cheer for their team members and heckle their opponents, and all kind of look like they stepped out of The Flintstones. The goal is to make the hair move, while ignoring the ass-smelling glue that holds their outfits together. Angelea, bless her heart, manages to work a hair pasty. Krista channels Grace Jones, to great effect. Anslee and Alexandra are dull and lost, respectively.
At panel, the judges all make a very big deal about being tired and wanting to catch some Zs. And where is the best place to catch Zs? According to the show, it's New Zealand, which is where the six girls who make it through this week will be heading. Krista, Jessica, Raina, Angelea and Alasia get praise on their photos, with Krista taking the best photo of the week. She gets to fly first class to New Zealand as part of her victory, and chooses Angelea to accompany her. Those two could do some damage, methinks. Unsurprisingly, Anslee and Alexandra land in the bottom two. In the end, Alexandra's perfect proportions and lovely face save her, and Anslee is doomed to stay domestic.
Previously on America's Next Top Model: There was eavesdropping and trash talking and stankery galore. And yelling. Lots of yelling. A Cover Girl shoot on a New York subway was easy and breezy for Angelea and a few other girls, and a fresh-faced disaster for others. Brenda has sucked and whined all season, and the judges finally saw fit to get rid of her. Seven bitches remain!
The girls arrive home and see Angelea's best of week photo displayed. Angelea tells us that the judges killed two birds with one stone -- deemed her photo number one, and booted Brenda's Chucky-haired ass from the competition. Angelea confessionalizes that she's happy as hell that Brenda's gone, and could in fact jump for joy. She and Krista do a little dance, presumably in celebration. Even better than Brenda's elimination, says Angelea, is her own triumph. Having her name called first at panel is both fantasticals and better than sex, she tells us. "Come on, now. Who's competition?" Angelea asks. She then answers her own question by saying, "I am. And it ain't gonna stop." Let's hope not! I enjoy having her around way too much. Krista's happy for her friend, but also wonders what a bitch has to do to get the number one photo. Blow Tyra. I mean, obviously. Krista tells us that she's 24, so this competition is really her last chance to be a model. Or a "model," even. She will fight, scratch, kick, and beat down me and my mama to get a number one picture. I don't know, my mom is pretty tough. She'll passive-aggressively guilt you into defeat as easy as baking you a batch of chocolate cookies. And sometimes she'll do both of those things at once.
Alexandra, meanwhile, says that she doesn't even feel like she's in the same category as the others sometimes. Krista points out that she works and practices, but something still seems to be missing. Alexandra interviews that the competition is frustrating, and she doesn't understand how she hasn't won anything yet. It sucks to see others surpass you, particularly when you put your all into something. And particularly when slow-motion, sepia-toned footage of you being knocked off the runway by a giant, swinging pendulum will play at select moments all through the season. Raina, meanwhile, misses Brenda. The two of them apparently clicked and became good friends. This makes me question Raina's taste, actually. Raina says that Brenda must have been sad to go home, but also happy not to have people being mean to her all the time. In response to that, I vow to say a mean thing about Brenda in every recap for the rest of the season, even though she's not on the show anymore! If Jessica goes home, Raina tells us, she will be friendless.