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.
Meanwhile, "Top Models in Action" features Fatima, who's apparently burning up the European fashion industry! She really is gorgeous.
Finally, it's time for the judges to deliberate. Miss J. loves Sundai's body but her face doesn't work. Tyra thinks that from far away her photo looks like a beautiful butterfly or fairy. Nigel thinks that she looks like one of Lady Cottington's pressed fairies, which is actually pretty spot on. It's not a bad pose, but it's a bit obvious. Laura's pose was also very obvious, but Tyra likes that she was committing to it, and turning it out even though she felt like she was drowning. Nigel thinks that Jennifer's photo is the best of the bunch, and is different and serene. Tyra loves her extension, but Marisa says that it's a little too erect for her. And you didn't think Miss J. was going to let that one slide, did you? He says there's no such thing. Nigel says that Erin's shot may not work, but in person today she was beaming and smiling. And yet, she can't handle critique. And most of the girls who can't handle critique end up being extremely rebellious. Marisa says that if you have that attitude, you have to be able to back it up. Nicole's photo is Marisa's favorite. There's no fear in her face, the light's beautiful on her, and she looks ridiculous in a good way. Nigel thinks that the top half is great, but her chicken legs and feet bother him so much that he'd have to crop the picture. Marisa asks if he has a foot fetish. In fact, he does. Tyra props her size 11s on his lap, and Marisa and Miss J. do the same. And Miss J. is wearing some whack-ass loafers. I'd never have expected that from him. Anyway, the judges have reached a decision.