There is Tyra Mail! "Hope by now you've hit your stride, the fashion elite awaits! Fierce and love, Tyra." Before the girls can really discuss their theory that this will involve runway shenanigans, brand futurist Martin Lindstrom pops up on the screen. Is Tyra banging this guy? I really do not understand his continued presence on the show. Martin explains that the ladies are going to go on a casting for an extremely important event, so hopefully they've been studying up on his first impression lessons. In case they haven't, however, he's going to give each of them a few reminders. You know, because he knows the girls so well after meeting them that one time when Tyra named them all like they were characters in her book. Martin tells Sophie that people like her bubbly personality, but she has to make sure not to get too full of herself and turn people off. Does that seem like a danger, really? Sophie has always come across as so pleasant. Eboni's youth is her strength, but Martin says that she can also come across as arrogant. I thought she came off as trying to look like a whore? Eboni still is not feeling the baby face thing, in case you were wondering. Seymone speaks with confidence as a fiercely real model, but her body language says the opposite. Okay, wait, how can her criticism not be her periodic stankness? Alisha shows fierce determination, but can crumble under bad critiques. Martin ends by telling all the girls to believe in themselves, always. Wow, what sage and original advice! He's well worth his consulting fee.
With that, the girls head to the Beverly Hills Hotel. Laura claims that it is elegant and extravagant, though to me it seems to have a vibe like the ghost of Bert Convy is going to slip you a roofie. Kelly Cutrone awaits the models by the pool, which is hilarious since the skin below her chin has seen neither sun or nor open air in about 25 years. Annaliese reminds us that Cutrone kind of hates her, and in fact hears her voice in nightmares. What does Martin Lindstrom have to say about turning around that impression? Cutrone talks up the Beverly Hills Hotel, and notes that it's owned by the Dorchester Collection. This is of note, because the girls are going to have an opportunity to open a fashion show as part of the Dorchester Collection Fashion Prize. The Prize itself is for designers, but the show provides an opportunity for the models to be seen by fashion's elite.
Bronwyn Cosgrave, who is the chairperson of the Dorchester Collection Fashion Prize and possibly also an old-timey ghost herself, explains that the four designers they are about to meet will stage a runway show in front of an audience, as well as an esteemed panel of judges including: Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig, founders of Marchesa; and Francisco Costa, creative director of the Calvin Klein collection. The winning designer will get $40,000 and an opportunity to display his or her collection during fashion week. The model who opens for the winning designer will get a free two-night trip to one of the nine Dorchester Collection hotels. Cutrone notes that the models who don't get picked to open will still be in the shows. Catherine notes that she really needs to stand out since she booked zero shows in Toronto. And stand out she will, though not for the reasons she would like.