But there's more. The girls are going to have to walk amongst giant swinging pendulums. Dong! Genius. Timing really does matter here, and is the difference between literally being clocked and getting out alive. As Alasia says Tootie-like that she's in trouuuu-blllle, we head to commercials. And not just commercials, but the Cover Girl Top Model Lounge presented by Wal-Mart! Once again we have Bianca and Laura waxing poetic about pendulums flying. Bianca is certain that this is going to be bad, while Laura opines [via cue card] that this is one tough runway. While not as exciting as last week's sexy blanket, I'm pleased that this is apparently going to be a regular feature!
The girls get wardrobed and haired and make-upped, and one by one take their turn on the runway of doom. There's a little audience assembled, so as to enjoy the hijinx and humiliation. Alexandra tells us that she doesn't think all of the girls are ready for this, but she is. Foreshadowing wears a foulard! Simone is out first, and we learn that the girls also have to walk down a giant flight of stairs. The more this show becomes like Wipeout, the more I enjoy it. Simone makes it down the stairs, but says this is the least of her worries. She gets bumped by the first pendulum, but manages to recover and she emerges from her return trip unscathed. Brenda is wearing a long, skintight blue dress, and makes her face and body stronger since she has to walk slower. She does not get bumped by a single pendulum, and Ms. J. deems her very elegant.
Angelea is next, and seems to do fine. Krista has a close encounter with the front pendulum, but doesn't actually get hit. Jessica gets grazed by a pendulum, and admits that she blew it. She takes off her coat with aplomb, though. Alasia, in a long shirtdress, is not scared of the pendulum. She acknowledges that her runway walk needs work, but she thinks that she did a good job of it. I think she could probably walk through swinging pendulums with a mouthful of marshmallows and still make it through with no bruises. Well done. Ren is next, and tells us that you can't really have a strategy for walking down a runway adorned by giant swinging pendulums. You just have to try not to get hit. In some weird way, I think that's a metaphor for life. Ren walks like she has polio. Her pace is off, but she doesn't fall, which she considers a victory. Anslee walks and a pendulum narrowly misses the back of her head. It's really something, and makes J. crack up. Tatianna is fine, as is Raina. Naduah tells us that she wasn't nervous, because she's too excited to get nervous. She classifies her strut as sexy, classy, and powerful. Naduah thinks that Ms. J. was impressed by her walk, but his "WTF?" face says otherwise.