Ten beautiful ladies stand in front of Tyra, but she only has nine photos in her hands. Those photos are commercial screen-grabs. The first photo goes to Kasia, who is praised for having the best commercial, and comes on down to get claim her prize in a weird Price Is Right crossover moment. Hannah is the runner up. Jaclyn is next, followed by Dalya, Monique, Molly, Mikaela and Brittani. This leaves Sara and Alexandria in the bottom two. Sara has a lovely, interesting face, and is the kind of girl that Tyra loves and started Top Model because of - an original. But her performance showed a lack of commitment and lack of confidence, which the judges see as a consistent theme. Note that Sara does not deliver her speech about being sick of hearing this exact thing. Alexandria did a decent or indecent job on her commercial, which was sexy bordering on sleazy. The reason that she's in the bottom two, however, is because of her pattern of stankness. Last week the stylist complained, and this week the director said the same thing. So who stays in the competition? Duh. Confidence wins, and Alexandria is in. Tyra says that this is the last time she's going to give Alexandria a talk about her bad attitude, and Alexandria says that it will never happen again. Until next week! Seriously, it's like a form of Tourette's. She just can't help it.
Tyra is mad at Sara. She points out how gorgeous Sara is, and says that she's one of her favorites. Tyra tells her that when she believes in her unique beauty, she'll have a shot at a modeling career. Sara tells us that she had problems with the premise of the whole commercial, and that it was honestly her own issue. If you're a model, she says, you're supposed to get into whatever they need you to do. She says she doesn't need her mom there to shake a finger, because she's shaking her own finger at herself. Sara says that she couldn't muster the sexual energy or coy attitude that was necessary, she wasn't doing her job properly and that's her own fault. It really is too bad, because Sara was cool, funny, and a self-proclaimed feminist, and I don't think we got to see her best. Keep on rockin', girl, but for the love of God please don't grow back the rattail.
Next week: the girls work on a video for Cover Girl's website, and Alexandria continues to be insufferable.
Potes is an impoverished feminist creeper who tweets @traciepotes and emails at firstname.lastname@example.org. She is very glad not to have a yellow weave.