Nigel gives critique to both groups. He likes what the Americans did, but says that it lacked an element of familiarity between the models and the girls. It didn't feel to him like they really knew each other. The Brits were very well rehearsed, and did a great job, but it was a little forced from time to time and felt less authentic. But no matter: the Brits win! Alisha feels a little bad upon seeing the dejected Americans, but soon gets over it and decides that if they wanted to win they should have worked harder. Fair enough, I guess.
Back at the house, the UK girls get their video messages! Annaliese's is from her good friend, who is lovely and supportive. Catherine gets a message from her parents and her dog. Her mom looks exactly like a cross between Catherine and Meryl Streep. Alisha's mom, dad and little brother talk about how proud they are of her, and her brother is super cute, and Alisha just cries and cries while wearing a shower cap. And then it's time for Sophie's boyfriend to deliver his very unspectacular message. She complains that there was no emotion, no lovingness toward her, no encouragement, and no pride. She calls it bullocks, and I think we have hit upon a Dan Savage D.T.M.F.A. moment.
With that, there is more Tyra Mail: "Tomorrow you will be the centerpiece of attention. Fierce and love, Tyra." Everyone immediately thinks that they will have to pose as statues, which is maybe about a quarter true. Kyle takes this time to tell us again how much she dislikes the other girls, and doesn't want to be around them when they all are in the house. Part of this is so they don't see her emotions, because she thinks they'll pounce on that and bring her down. As she wraps herself in her bed-fort, Kyle resolves to nail the upcoming photo shoot. That kind of resolution always has a 50-50 chance of becoming a kiss of death, doesn't it?
The next morning, the girls head to a really spectacular Bel-Air mansion where Jay awaits, obviously also oblivious to his eventual fate. Though when he ruminates on the fact that he has to say lines like, "This week we're taking the booty tooch to the high fashion extreme," maybe he'll see it all as a blessing. He tells the models that they'll be posing as art installations at a fabulous dinner party in the mansion. What "art installations" means is really up for grabs, here. One thing that's for sure, though, is that these girls need to tooch like they've never tooched before! Alisha tells us that there's no excuse for her tooch not to be tooched correctly, because Tyra has taught her the way. So she's going to give some booty hooty, and some toochie fruity. It's hard to argue with that logic. Ben Shaul is the photographer for the day.