And then there's Sundai. She tells us that she didn't go all the way underwater because she has an asthma problem and has to stay close to the surface. She can't hold her breath very long, and keeps swallowing water when she goes underwater. Things are not going well for her. Russell tells us that Sundai kept coming up with excuses along the lines of, "My ears hurt! The water's going up my nose! I have asthma!" And what she really needed to do was suck it up and get the job done. He's clearly unimpressed. Sundai surfaces, and Jay asks if she was using the regulator. Sundai says she wasn't because she was too scared since if she goes too deep she won't be able to breathe at all. Jay calls bullshit, saying that people with asthma dive so she should be able to do it. He thinks she's psyching herself out, and would hate to see her go home since her trouble here is really mental. On her second chance, Sundai vows to focus. Her performance is "ish." The poor thing trips on her way back up the boat stairs. It's not her week.
Finally there's Erin. She reiterates that she thinks the panel wants to see her succeed. She doesn't want to let them down and, more importantly, would like to be their "little golden child." Or the tiny creature who makes their shoes at night. Erin gets in the water, and Russell tells us that she wouldn't go deep. As a result all of her photos were on the surface, and he could have shot the in a swimming pool. He feels that she blew her opportunity. When Erin gets back on the boat, Jay notes that she looks bummed that she doesn't get to go back in the water. He tells her that the modeling world is like that -- sometimes people get more opportunities than others. And, I mean, that's life, kiddo. It's what you do with the opportunities you get that matters. Erin cries and interviews that if she's interviewed as harshly as the other girls who got more photos, that sucks. And yet would be sweet justice.
The girls head home to find more Tyra Mail. Someone will be eliminated. The real story here, though, is Laura's ridiculous yet awesome outfit which features some sort of odd makeshift coconut bra thing (not made of coconuts, and way too small) over a t-shirt with a grass skirt on the bottom. She looks positively deranged. Erin tells us that she wants this very badly. She's proud to have made it this far, but it would still suck not to win. Nicole wishes that they could have panel immediately, because the whole thing is so stressful. Sundai can't imagine going home, because home is a van down by the river. Or something similarly horrible. Think about it as we go to commercials.