Next up we have mama Rae, whose daughter is named Aria. But Rae has suffered some tragedy in her life. She was abducted from a gas station, hit over the head with a bottle, pulled into a stranger's car, sexually assaulted and beaten. Holy castrated cow. The person then dropped Rae off at another gas station. She explains that this happened to her and is a part of who she is, and she's dealt from it. She is ready to move on, and wants this horrific incident to serve some sort of purpose. I have to say, Rae seems very healthy in the mind about this. Jay says that her strength is so palpable that she won't even have to open her mouth to express it -- it will come through on film.
Next up is Rachel, 18 from Woodland, California, who was called "Bambi Eyes" by her classmates in school. I'm sure it felt mean at the time, but it's pretty whimsical compared to "Bloody Eyeball." Her eyes are indeed huge, and Rachel says she's good at showing emotion through them. Tyra challenges Rachel to go through a range of emotions using her eyes, and Rachel obliges. She is very, very skinny. Tyra loves her odd, quirky, interesting, special face.
Next up is Allison, 21 from Santa Rosa, California. She's the modeling teacher, and instructs in such subjects as grooming, etiquette, photo posing, and portfolio arrangement. Tyra asks Allison to teach Miss J. something, and then is horrified by the lesson. Allison loves runway, even though she's really too short to be on the catwalks of Paris and Milan, so it's sad that she has to express her passion by being Director of Modeling in a place that's probably located in a strip mall.
Then we have Raven, 19 from Knoxville, Tennessee, who enters by doing a cartwheel that ends in a split. She's sort of like a black Mary Lou Retton as Peter Pan. She makes Miss J. have to tinkle. Raven never felt like she was pretty or tall enough to be a model. Well, she isn't. Raven's spoiled and has a temper and thinks she's really cute. When she leaves Jay asks Miss J., "Can you work with that?" It's a legit question.