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.
When we return, it's panel time. There are prizes, there are judges. Marisa Miller and her fantastic boobs are the guest judge. Sundai is up first, and Tyra asks how it was to shoot with one of her favorite photographers, Russell James. Sundai says in her car salesman/newscaster voice that it was a little stressful but very fun. Tyra mocks Sundai's voice again, and her impression is pretty dead-on. She says that Sundai is the opposite of a lot of Top Model girls, who have to be taught to enunciate. Sundai needs a little Novocain in the tongue to help her relax. And then there's Sundai's photo. Marisa and Tyra both agree that she looks very tall, and that this angle is working for her body. The body language is good, but Sundai totally lost her face. It's near the surface and her hair is covering it, so she basically looks like Darth Vader. However, Nigel says that it doesn't look like she's struggling. Tyra tells Sundai that the photo would be better if she were deeper in the water. She knows that Sundai has asthma problems and her ear thing, and those made her photo limiting. Because she's at the surface, it takes away the "oh my God-ness" of the photo. Look for "oh my God-ness" in an OED near you. Marisa tells Sundai that she has a beautiful face, but she lost the light and thus lost her face. Still, she did a good job with her body.