With a note not to be freaked out too much by the double elimination, Jay sends the girls to hair and makeup. Michael Kanyon is the hair stylist and uses a curling iron to great effect. Vincent Oquendo is again the makeup artist, and Vanessa Geldbach is the wardrobe stylist. Steve Shaw is the photographer for the day. Jay reminds the girls to be aware of how the waves are crashing, but not to focus on it.
Jennifer is up first. Jay asks if she's going to nail it, and Jennifer asks if she has a choice. And, I mean, she doesn't. Jay points out his scissor shirt for the double cut, and Jennifer tells him that's way harsh. Which, it kind of is. I love how Jay and the folks on the panel could give two shits about the feelings of any of these girls at this point. Jennifer gets on the volcanic rock, and wants to pose with Namaste hands. She thinks it's a powerful and empowering posture. But Jay and the photographer aren't crazy about it. After that, Jennifer has a hard time getting it. She puts a hand to her head, and Steve tells her that she looks like she has a headache. They tell her not to forget what her face is doing, and to close her mouth. Erin interviews that Jennifer has progressed a lot during the competition, but had a rocky start to her shoot. Jay tells Jennifer not to worry about standing on her tip-toes, since it's throwing her balance off. And, I mean, these girls are standing barefoot on volcanic rock. It's a wobbly affair. Jennifer tells us that she was being stubborn and kept standing on her tippy toes. She falls off the rock, and Jay and Steve tell her yet again to try the flat foot. Eventually she does, which helps. Still, not a great performance.
Nicole is next, wearing the world's largest and most fabulous earrings. Jay tells her to go out there and nail it -- to smize, look tall, and try to let the competition go. Nicole again tells us her strategy of realizing that this was a very important situation, and then forgetting about it. She looks gorgeous, but also has some trouble while standing on her tip toes. Eventually she gets the hang of it and focuses on looking tall and lean. Jay looks at her shots and makes orgasm sounds. He tells us that Nicole delivered a campaign-worthy image. She nailed it. Her energy and facial expressions were all beautiful. Steve notes that Jay has peed in his pants. And that's not all! Great job by Nicole.