The judges deliberate. Angelea is dynamic, and Tyra loves feeling every minute of her pain. Coco thought that Sister Angelea of the Meltdown was going home, but was amazed at how she pulled it together. Laura doesn't come off as a model in the photograph, but rather a stunt extra. For Nigel, Shannon doesn't work in her shot -- he's not drawn to her and doesn't believe her. Tyra says that she's technically good, but not fashionably amazing. ALT notes that it's all about Bianca, who's like a predatorial praying mantis. I think "predatorial" is a great term for a shot that's high fashion but extremely aggressive. This whole thing gives several panel members the opportunity to roar like a lion. ALT loves Kayla and Allison's photo, and feels the tension. However, Nigel is not blown away by Kayla and thinks she looks stiff. He does think that Allison looks extraordinary. Tyra points out that it's very hard for the girls to be in a photo with Coco, and still stand out and look professional, but Allison held her own. Coco agrees that Allison looks amazing.
Nigel doesn't have a lot to say about Bre, other than she wasn't giving much variety and, despite all the screaming, it was boring. Coco adds that it wasn't even a regular scream, but that Bre was screaming shit like, "I'll save you!" and "Police!" ALT seems quite amused by the dreckitude of this. Tyra says that you can call police all you want if you look pretty while doing it. Alexandria looks old in her picture, as always. Her body position is quite nice, but Nigel would crop her head out. Ouch. ALT agrees that this would take the picture to the next level. Lisa and Dominique knew what they were doing, and got Coco really excited. Nigel points out that Lisa is a natural with fighting, and got right in the moment. Coco is impressed with Lisa's ability to hold up her own body, which I guess a lot of models are unable or too lazy to do. That is...just, wow. Dominique looks fabulous, and Nigel says that she's a rising star in the competition. Coco's back was to Dominique throughout, but she could feel that there was a lot of movement. And with that, the judges have reached a decision.
When the girls return, Tyra continues to spread literacy throughout the world by pointing out the literal and figurative fights that were taking place in the photo shoot. She doesn't do the "ten girls, nine photos" shtick, but I think we can safely assume that Coco Rocha is not anywhere near as benevolent as Queen LaToya. The best photo of the week goes to... Dominique! Oh, good for her. In my book, she's a winner strictly for not seeming demented. Second photo goes to Lisa, followed by Bianca, Angelea, Allison, Kayla, Shannon, and Laura. This leaves Bre and Alexandria in the bottom two. Tyra says that they're both beautiful, and also two of the most popular girls from cycles past. Alexandria? Does Tyra even watch this show ever? Bre is a girl who has grown more beautiful as she's aged, but she seemed guarded. However, on the photo shoot this week she was unguarded. But it's not just about the performance on set -- it's about what's captured on film. And then there's Alexandria, who went really far in her own cycle due to her strong photos. But from week to week in this cycle, she's losing her competitive edge and her photos are getting soft. Both ladies only possess a smidgen -- and yes, Tyra actually just used the word "smidgen" -- of the power that they had in their original cycles. So who stays? Fucking Alexandria. I KNOW.