We go back to panel deliberations, as Nigel says that Brittani has spunk, attitude, and character that can be molded. Tyra says that she can think back to one time when she disagreed with the other judges this much, and it was when Toccara got the boot in season three. Tyra was outvoted then, which proves that she can be outvoted, at least according to her. Nigel acknowledges that in hindsight Toccara should have stayed. Tyra totally wants to punch him for that. ALT, Nigel, and Eric all vote for Brittani to stay, and Tyra says that she doesn't agree with them. Um, spoiler alert?
The girls are released from their closet, and a pissed-off sounding Tyra says that she only has six photos in her hands. Those photos represent the girls who are still in the running towards becoming America's Next Top Model, perhaps against Tyra's own wishes. Jaclyn's name is called first, meaning that she's gotten the best photo of the week. Molly is the runner-up. Hannah is called next, followed by Kasia and Alexandria, with a commendation for how well she's handled herself this week. Mikaela and Brittani are in the bottom two. Brittani looks a hot mess for sure. Tyra tells Mikaela that she has a spectacular face, but she's lacking intensity in her eyes. She's a sporadic smizer, but that's not enough. And then there's Brittani. She had the best photo last week, and has been one of the strongest contenders from week to week. But what makes her -- and Tyra totally refers to her in the third person -- unattractive is the attitude that the judges saw today. So who stays in the competition? Tyra again launches into her speech about how everyone thinks she's the only one who makes the decisions on this show and that the other judges are there for color commentary. That is not the case and, Tyra claims, has never been the case. And today she's been outvoted. Brittani stays, and starts weeping. Tyra tells Brittani that she has a serious issue with how the judges voted. If this were a monarchy, which it may well be by the next episode, Mikaela would be taking her photo from Tyra's hands and Brittani would be heading back to the trailer. Tyra tells Brittani that she doesn't know what she has to do to prove that she deserves to be there -- it's up to Brittani to figure that out. She pointedly does not congratulate Brittani as she tells her that she is still in the running towards becoming America's Next Top Model.
Then there's Mikaela. Tyra says that she knows Mikaela has modeled before, but obviously it didn't work out so well or she wouldn't have had to resort to being on this stupid show that is also most definitely not a monarchy. Mikaela is the kind of girl who can wow people on a go-see by her face, but she doesn't want to have a weak portfolio backing that up. Mikaela tells us that she knew her photo shoot wasn't as good as she wanted it to be, and it's about the photo. She knows that Brittani had a meltdown, but Mikaela's photo simply wasn't as good. She says that she's happy to know that Tyra supported her, and to have made it this far is a huge accomplishment. I wonder what drunkerstein Hannah thinks about all this? Hopefully we will one day find out.