And speaking of being unlikable, we have Erin. Her commercial includes the lines, "Like many women, my eyes change color," and, "My eyes look great in any light," all of which she messes up. She is having bad times, which quickly lead to frustration and meltdown. A tearful Erin interviews that she could memorize all she needed, but doing it for the camera is very hard. Erin starts crying on set, and Nigel calls for a makeup touch-up. There's always one meltdown, right? A Top Model cycle wouldn't be complete without it. There is more melting down, and more calls for makeup touch-ups. Erin is really bawling in her interview, which is quite satisfying. Nigel tells her to take a walk and shake it out, and adds that she shouldn't forget her modeling talent since she's actually good at modeling. Nigel tells us that Erin wasn't listening to all of his encouragement, and beyond that there wasn't much that he could do. In the end, all we learn from Erin's commercial is that Exact Eyewear makes you cry. Erin interviews that this is the most stressful situation that anybody could have ever thrust her into. Tell it to Rae who was abducted from a gas station. As this fool continues to wear on our patience, we head to commercials.
When we return, the models are back in their house and have received the Tyra Mail of doom. Someone is going home. Sundai interviews that Erin had a big head from winning the challenge, and definitely underestimated how hard the commercial would be. She did really bad, Sundai tells us, and might be the one going home. Dare we dream? Laura also fears that she might be in jeopardy. She hopes that the panel understands how hard it was.
And with that, we're at panel. Tyra has the squarest, tensest shoulders on earth. And man, is she skinny this cycle! I want some of whatever laxatives she's taking! There are prizes, there are judges. And reality TV star Kim Kardashian is the guest judge! Weirdly, I kind of enjoy all the Kardashians. Except for Bruce Jenner, who just freaks me out.
Jennifer is up first for evaluation. We see her best take, which I think is the take we saw her record earlier. Tyra raves about how cute Jennifer is, and Nigel agrees that she was adorable take after take. Kim tells her that she's very natural and very relatable, which is extremely important. Miss J., who is already on the Ptosis Society's shit list, wishes that there had been a little more animation in the eye. Laura is up next. She approaches the panel with a big smile on her face, despite what lies ahead. Her best take is choppy, with a couple of big stops and starts. Tyra likes how Laura personalized her dialogue with the big city / small town thing, which made her accent work. Nigel notes that Laura is dyslexic, and Laura adds that she's severely dyslexic. Tyra asks what that means, and Laura says that when she reads black and white text it looks like it's moving. Also, she has a bad memory, and writes her letters backwards and upside down. Kim Kardashian looks befuddled that Laura thinks writing letters backwards and upside down is incorrect. Miss J. says that with all the madness going on in her life, Laura manages to take pretty pictures. She smiles really wide -- so wide, in fact, that it would be impossible to eliminate that smile or anything it's attached to from the competition.