When we return, Kacey is still scared for her life. And yet, after one crazy-eyed look, she stomps on the runway and works it. I mean, she still looks crazy, but she doesn't look at all fearful or afraid of falling. A triumph of the will! Perhaps she remembered that, not actually having retinitis pigmentosa, she would likely not garner so much sympathy and might as well actually try to do a good job. But for real: get some contacts. The answer was inside you all along! Rhianna walks next and quite strangely has her hair over her face. After this episode I may revise my theory that she could win it. Whose version of doing their hair entails simply covering their face with hair? Also her picture later is pretty stinky, and her skin appears to be problematic. It's possible that, like Andrew Garcia's version of "Straight Up," she peaked early with "tumbleweed" and actually sucks. Liz walks next and tells us that thinking about whether you're going to die and whether you look good in the same thought is pretty unsettling. Liz never has to worry about whether she looks good, because she's so freaking hot, even when she looks terrified.
Esther walks and I have to confess I'm a bit puzzled as to why she made the show. Maybe they're hoping for a religious meltdown of some sort, or just really want to make "big boobs" a recurring subplot for the season. Terra is next, clomping down the runway like a linebacker. Chris interviews that it's good to have her sister there, but also hard since they're in competition. They're a little like the Williams sisters of the totally inconsequential realm. Miss J. states that Terra unfortunately did not have the walk. She also made herself look super matronly, which is never a good move for one of the older girls. Kendal walks, and gets a big edited-in cheer from the crowd and no additional commentary. She does look pretty stunning, though her walk seems unremarkable. Finally there's Kayla. She tells us in a very creaky voice (which I hope is temporary and not her actual voice, because it will drive me insane and I think we'll be hearing a LOT from her this season) that she's not normally afraid of heights, but was still scared on the runway. She manages to make it to the end of the runway and even takes it so far as to point at the audience at her turn. The Jays crack up, and don't even give her a lecture about the perils of runway weirdness.