Tahlia finally makes the following proclamation: "I have no problem telling Tyra that home to me right now is the best place in the world. Because I had to question my motives in being here." This is all pretty nonsensical, and leads Allison to interview that it was too "Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul" for her. Awesome. Allison is also wearing fingerless gloves with some sort of a fox or raccoon appliqué, which are much more intriguing than this whole conversation. Tahlia continues that now that she finally sees her picture displayed, she knows that she actually belongs there. Natalie, conspicuously silent to this point, starts clapping and saying, "Bravo." We get a repeat of Natalie's interview from last week, where she says that when Tahlia is doing poorly she doesn't want to be there, but the minute she does well she's all about it. It's annoying, she says, and I imagine that's true.
Natalie tells Tahlia that this is a competition, and if she doesn't want to be there the others are going to try to send her home. Aminat calls out Natalie for being part of the conspiracy. Natalie could care less. Aminat tells Natalie straight up that she doesn't like her, and if she wouldn't get eliminated due to the no-violence clause she'd wipe up the floor with Natalie's face. That might have the effect of making the floor dirtier and Natalie's face somewhat more interesting. I'm all for trying it out. Natalie invites Aminat to show her what she's got. Aminat calls Natalie stupid about 17 times, and even spells it out for her. I wish I could tell you that she spelled it wrong, but that does not actually occur. Natalie tells Aminat to go on, and so Aminat obliges and calls her stupid some more. She adds that Natalie is worth nothing and is a phony fake stupid phony-head. Natalie tells the others that she loves this because it makes Aminat look like an idiot. At this point I would say that generally there's a little idiot cloud raining on the entire Top Model house. Tahlia proclaims that the conspiracy girls give a new meaning to bitches and backstabbing. Tahlia gives a new meaning to Zzzzzzzzzzz.
Finally there is Tyra Mail, which brings with it some peace and quiet. It reads: "Cut it out! I don't want to see any more blank faces. Love, Tyra." Aminat screams that they're going to be acting, and is impressed by her own misguided cleverness. The next day the girls head to an alley where Jay Manuel is waiting for them along with some faceless mannequins. He tells the girls that the mannequins are basically just clothing hangers, and if a model is ever dubbed "just a clothes hanger" it can be the kiss of death. He pushes a mannequin over and its head, hands and arms fall off. If only that happened to the actual models when you gave them a gentle shove. Jay tells the girls that they want to become absolute icons, and it's all about the face. So at the end of the day today, they will hopefully have more than one smile. Well, we would hope that they already have two -- their smile-smile and their eye-smile.