Jennifer is next, and her shot is unusual because her body is straight up and down with her head turned back. Nigel thinks it's stunning. It has an element of model, an element of dream, and an element of fantasy. It's not obvious, which is why he likes it. And that in itself is obvious. Tyra notes that, standing before panel, Jennifer looks like she's holding her breath. Jennifer explains that she always does that, and in fact is usually a little lightheaded when she leaves panel. Tyra leads everyone in a breathing exercise. She then tells Jennifer that she loves the photo, and that her legs look exceptionally long. Marisa says that Jennifer did a great job, but she thinks that her body is too straight. It's important to take a deep breath from the oxygen tank and then relax a bit. Miss J. agrees that her legs could be broken up a bit to look softer, but other than that it's a beautiful picture.
Nicole is next, and Nigel says that her photo is different and it almost looks like she's dancing. Her face and arms are gorgeous, but man does she have some weird skinny chicken legs. They're like ghostly toothpicks. Nigel says that he never would have expected the energy in her face, which is very cool and sort of 80's hip. Marisa agrees, and says that the light is hitting her face beautifully. Her position is unexpected, but it looks like she's dancing. Tyra also appreciates that Laura is going toward the light. Miss J. loves it from the waist up, but isn't crazy about her crazy legs. Tyra reminds Nicole to always point her toe, which leads to a story about Tyra and her toes. It's hard for Tyra to point her toes because she's super flat-footed. So she points points points points points and then flexes. And I mean, wow. She really has been through challenges in her life. First Paris at fifteen and then this. Marisa reminds Nicole of the power of Barbie toe, which Miss J. says is also a good technique to use when your shoe falls off on the catwalk. Good to know.
Finally there's Erin. Tyra asks if she needed the extra frames. Erin says they would have helped, but she thinks she did a good job of working with what she got. Well, good for her for not being a whiny brat in front of the judges. The photo is not good. Nigel tells her that it's like a test shot and doesn't look strong. He doesn't understand it, and tells her that she has to think of every photo shoot in the same way -- where's the light, where's the photographer, and what's my set. Tyra thinks that Erin looks beautiful in the photo. Come on, she looks like a ghostly puffy fetus! Tyra thinks that Erin looks beautiful in the photo, but what she doesn't like is that she can't tell it's Erin. In the modeling industry your fee is based on how successful you are. So if a client pays for a specific model and then she's unrecognizable, it's a waste of money. Marisa tells Erin to remember to lengthen, and notes that she was close to the surface which blew out her face. Tyra notes that Erin was trying so hard in this photo and on the photo shoot challenge. She needs to do less. Miss J. adds that if you keep doing what you're doing, you keep getting what you got.