There is trouble in paradise as Krista and Angelea move from friends to rivals. Though there really aren't any serious confrontations, there are a lot of snide remarks in interviews and a heaping quantity of shade thrown from Angelea as Krista continues to dominate the competition. Perhaps not coincidentally, Krista and Alexandra have apparently grown closer. They pick on everyone in the house, and go so far as to imitate/mock Angelea's "club walk" at last week's panel. It's well-deserved mockery, but Angelea is pissed. They also accuse Jessica of being a bad mom who can't cook (again deservedly, after she nearly sets all of Auckland on fire while making tacos) and hate Raina and her annoying fakeness. Though Raina's normally a sympathetic type, the multiple clips of her saying "Oh Mylanta!" indicate that Alex and Krista have a case.
The girls have a challenge on the set of the Lord of the Rings movies, and must pose in the doorway of a hobbit house to demonstrate their ability to model in cramped quarters. They each get five frames. Most of the girls totally geek out about being in Hobbiton, but Angelea does not know or care about why she should be excited about these mysterious little men and their tiny houses. Alex, Raina and Jessica don't do such a great job, while Angelea and Krista have simple and effective poses. Krista takes the prize, which is $3,000 worth of merchandise from World Designs. Since she had the best photo last week, she gets an additional $1,500 worth of merchandise. Angelea is pissed about this whole situation, a fact of which Krista makes note.
The week's photo shoot takes place in a local vineyard, where the girls are told that they'll have to find the light in a shadow shoot. Tyra is the photographer, and everyone has lots of clay and mud in their hair. Alexandra once again does a very good job, even with a snotty nose. Tyra likes shooting her, and she produces a beautiful photo. Jessica is missing her family, and also is fundamentally devoid of self-confidence. Her shots are too commercial, though she does get an energy infusion toward the end of her shoot. Raina has to shoot without a top, and covers herself in ropes. She doesn't bring it, and the whole thing is kind of awkward. Angelea wants to put on a show for the other girls, but merely looks sweet and blah. Ironically, she comes alive when Tyra tells her to be dead and winds up with an okay photo. Krista is last to shoot with the sun going down, and she nails it. ALT thinks that her photo is cover quality, and she gets the best photo for the third week in a row. Jessica and Raina land in the bottom two, with Jessica sent back to Arkansas to be as commercial as she wants to be.
Previously: The girls landed in stunning museums, then went a go-seein'! Alasia was very, very late, as is her custom. A giant, billowy black dress was featured in the week's photo shoot, along with sheep. Alasia's lack of focus brought her back down to the bottom of the pack, and she was banished from the competition and ALT's salon. Five bitches remain!
We begin in the limo, with Raina offering up a big round of congratulations to the top five, herself included. Alexandra tells us that this competition isn't about being friends, and she's not going to be fake or be someone that she's not just because the other girls are doing it. Cut to Raina fakely saying, "I LOVE your picture." Alex's plan is to take out all these skinny tarts. Cut to Alex chomping on what appears to be a fat tart, or fat roast beef sandwich, or fat stromboli. From here on out, she says, it's going to be nasty. In fact, Alex assures us, it's on like Donkey Kong. Perhaps Billy Mitchell will guest judge? Jessica, meanwhile, had a reality show reality check when she landed in the bottom two last week. She has really strong body poses, she says, but the judges told her to work on her facial expressions and be more fierce. She also has been saddled with the commercial curse, and is presumably doomed to life in the Delia's catalogue.
The girls return home and see Krista's best-of-week billowy dress photo displayed as digital art in the house. Speaking of facial expressions, Krista's face in this photo is kind of whack. Nonetheless, she gives herself a big cheer. Krista tells us that getting best photo two times in a row feels like a dream, and is a huge high. She's singularly focused, and says that the other girls are getting tired. This is good, because she can run right past them and throw a deuce behind her. A deuce like a peace sign, not a deuce like poop. Though probably that too. You know who is tired of Krista? Angelea. She is not happy that Krista is doing so well, and says that she and Krista are not as close as they once were. This could be because Angelea is clearly jealous of Krista's success, or it could, as Angelea states, have something to do with the fact that Krista and Alex are getting closer. At the end of the day, Angelea says, there can only be one, and she's prepared to bring it at the next shoot.