Kortnie is next. She lit herself from the side, which Paulina says is not the most flattering light. Nigel tells Kortnie that her problem was she couldn't get into the moment. Tyra says that she needs to get invested and feel it and make sound effects inside of herself, like she's a mute pervy heavy-breathing anonymous phone caller. Kortnie makes that very noise inside of herself, wonders why she feels so funny and gross, and is dismissed. Next there's Nijah, who is the first of the night to get a critique on her nightgown/doily-esque shirt. Tyra hopes she doesn't look so stupid when she's dressed by a team of professionals. Paulina tells Nijah that she looks like a beautiful corpse in her photo, and Miss J. adds that she could do so much more with her eyes. Tyra says, totally offended, "It's almost like you never heard the phrase 'smile with your eyes.'" It's almost like she never got instruction on tooching her booty. It's almost like she doesn't listen to the things that The Benevolent Supermodel tells her through the television. She is not long for this world.
London is next and has good energy and movement, according to Tyra. Nigel loved her poses, and gives her "cue-dos" for being willing to "go there." This makes me reflect on how disappointing it is that London hasn't really gotten all Jesus-crazy on us yet. Next is Allision, who looks more like a dead twin ghost child than ever in her schoolgirl ensemble. Nigel says that she was fantastic, quirky and broken down. Nole says she's very exotic and alien-like. Allison giggles and says that's a terrible thing to be compared to, and Tyra pipes in that it's not, adding that people used to say she looked like E.T. And then she vaporized all those people with her eyes. Tyra adds, "I will phone home and you pay me." Everyone laughs, even though I'm not entirely certain that that makes sense. Then there's Sandra. There's a lot of light going on in the photo, says Paulina, but Sandra radiates dullness. Nigel adds that there's no tension. Tyra pokes him hard enough for us to hear and repeats, "Tension!" Tyra then demonstrates "no tension / tension," which is the new "dead eyes / alive eyes."
Celia is next and gets a special shout out for looking fly at judging. Her photo elicits cries of, "Woooooork!" and "Faaaabulous!" Nigel says that when he was shooting other girls, he found himself focusing on Celia. Everyone goes, "Oooooooh!" Celia is for sure the drag queen of the season. I'm surprised no one's wagged a finger at her yet. Celia has expressions, energy and tension and the judges love her. Next is Jessica, who gives her hair a little fluff on her way to stand before the judges. Her photo shows up and the judges give "oooohs" of the bad variety. Nole puts it plainly by saying, "That's a ugly picture." Tyra tells Jessica that she has the wrong kind of tension in her mouth, and her eyes look mean instead of strong. She looks like a yeti. Apparently she didn't listen when Nigel told her that lighting from below was also known as "ghoul lighting," and can be very tough on a person.