Claire is next, representing country music. She says it's easy for her to get into character. When she starts posing, however, she looks a little too couture for her wardrobe and setting. Jay says that she'd look great if she were in a Dior gown, but she needs to find some balance. Russell thinks that Claire had the basics of a good approach to a project, but he didn't understand her awkward, contorted body. Seriously, just think of Dolly, and you'll be straight. Speaking of, I am COUNTING THE MINUTES until Dolly Parton is on American Idol. Yeeeeee! Dominique follows Claire, embodying the folk aesthetic. It's like RuPaul doing Joan Baez. Diamonds and crust all the way. Apparently Dominique's mom used to model back in the day, so Dominique cops some of her old poses. Jay seems to like it.
Anya is next, as punk. Jay doesn't know what she's doing other than letting the hair and makeup do all the work for her. Stacy-Ann is house. It's like looking at a glow stick. She works her little DJ set, but Russell is frustrated at her contrived posing. Aimee is next, as R&B. She feels sexy in her outfit, and is ready to bring out her inner diva. She looks a whole lot like Debra Messing meets Barbra Streisand in A Star Is Born meets Beyonce. It's weird. Russell suggests that Aimee lay on the ground, just to get her to do something. He doesn't think she's feeling the shot. Jay says that Aimee is a sweet girl who hasn't experienced a lot, and he doesn't think she has experienced the passion that a lot of R&B singers bring to the table. He totally just called her a virgin! I guess it's true that if you haven't sexed it up, it would be hard to understand the subtleties of why Beyonce even put everything that dude owned in a box to the left. Disaster.
Whitney is grunge, embodying the combination of Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love as performed by a Cirque de Soleil clown. She poses up on an old diving board, and reveals that she's scared of heights. Because gravity has more of an effect on her than the rest of these featherweights, I'm sure. Whitney does a great job, and Russell says that her face was very emotionally charged with the idea they're trying to sell. No matter the outcome, Whitney is happy to have worked with a world-renowned photographer who likes her.
When the girls return home, there's Tyra Mail. Someone is getting the boot. Dominique is excited about elimination, because it means she's one step closer to her goal. Aimee knows her shoot was poor, and Claire is worried about how she performed as well. Lauren thinks she might have done badly, but the other girls assure her that she was phenomenal. She says that last time she was called sixth, and Anya tells her it was all because of her confidence. The thing that cracks me up most about this scene is the little sign taped to the cabinet that says, "Please put dishes in dishwasher." The lack of basic hygiene that these girls bring to the table is truly frightening. Lauren tells us that she always has anxiety before elimination, and that this time she's going to try to bring the attitude that she has in photo shoots to the panel. Maybe Tyra's fear of having a shoe thrown at her will actually come to pass? We shall find out after commercials.