Lexie is next. Her bully word is "elf ears" and her power word is "unique." I would have gone for "number one toy maker in the workshop." She seems to do a competent job, which is pretty good at this point. Chelsey's bully word is "Casper," and her power word is "fearless." I'm not sure what the two have to do with each other, unless she's trying to impart that she ain't afraid of no ghost. Her own ghost, in fact. Maybe it's a message of self-love? Deborah is very complimentary, even though Chelsea starts to look cross-eyed while posing. As she poses, it becomes clear that the body paint smears a lot if you touch it, which makes the whole endeavor look a bit more Carrie than I think was intended. Kacey's bully word is "oreo," and she explains that she was teased for acting, talking, and dressing white. She picks "Nubian queen" as her power word. Sadly, her face doesn't look very queenly and she winds up with the same, blank, disengaged expression throughout her shoot.
Tyra sits down with Kayla, who can barely croak out that her bully word is "queer." She is very emotional, and starts to cry. Kayla tells Tyra that she came out in tenth grade and was bullied so much that she had to leave her school and go to a new one. I have to pause for a moment and note that Kayla is wearing the most waterproof mascara of all time. It's truly amazing. This meaningful emotional moment has been brought to you probably not by Cover Girl. But back to the real story. Kayla is scared to see the word "queer" written on her body, because she knows how much it's hurt her, and she doesn't want to break down in the photo shoot. But queer can be such a positive word! Name it and reclaim it. This has been one to grow on. As Kayla contemplates her impending breakdown, and Tyra vigorously hopes for it, we head to commercials.