With that, its time for the first cut! Jay tells the gaggle of girls that some of them will be participating in a run-through for Tyra's Le Cycle 13 Collection. Collection of what? Weaves that she eschewed for National Real Hair Day? Kiss My Fat Ass jeans? In any case, 12 of the girls will be cut right now. There is a garment bag hanging for each girl -- if there is no garment inside, they are dismissed. If there is, it's on to the glamour of Le Cycle 13 Collection of Mystery! Bianca and Crazy Face Amber and Crutches and Castrator Laura and Bambi Eyes and Bloody Eyeball all make it, along with the others that we've come to know and at least somewhat enjoy. Oh, except for Raven. I hope she can find a Lost Boy to comfort her. She plans to go home and continue what she was doing before, which was nothing. Knowing that I'll be working until midnight to finish this recap, that frankly doesn't sound so bad. Modeling teacher Allison also doesn't get a garment. She feels like kind of a loser, which she is. She says that she deserved this. She actually might have stood a chance if she didn't have so many horrible ingrained modeling school habits, which she then will impart unto other aspiring models, thus ensuring that they, too, will fail in all of their attempts to break into the industry. Way to pay the misery forward.
The 20 semi-finalists who weathered the first cuts put on the garments from their garment bags, which were designed by Yotam Solomon, the youngest designer ever to show at LA Fashion Week. Just like him, one of these girls is going to make history as America's Next Top Petite Model. There are some big-time invisible finger quotes around "history." Each girl gets five minutes to do her own hair and makeup. Amber thinks she's perfect just as she is. With all that crazy on the face, there's not much room for cosmetics.
The girls walk down a runway and are photographed at the end of it, just like real models. The results are somewhat maudlin. Jay asks the girls if they've seen what models do at the end of the runway, and Crazyface yells out that she actually hasn't. Jay asks her why she wants to be a model and she replies, of course, "For Jesus." Jay is dubious that Jesus wants Crazyface Amber to be a model so, as she says, she can "help people." Ciara explains that Amber is actually pretty good at being a model, however she's crazy. Yes, exactly. Except for the being a good model part. Jay is going to take the photos from this shoot back to Tyra and Miss J. so they can make their final, and finalist, decisions.