The girls go back to the house and see Ann's winning picture, which makes Kacey start complaining about how it is time for Ann to topple. To make amends with the rest of the house, she decides to get to know the girls by making them write questions down on a piece of paper and answer them. Cue sob stories. Except for Jane, who had money growing up. There is also a saltine eating contest that only Lexie competes in.
Inside a tunnel, the girls are told they'll wear Herve Leroux bandage dresses on a little stage... with some guys. Kacey is worried that she won't be able to control her flirt. Turns out that the challenge is on a conveyer belt that goes in two different directions. Liz gets a dress with a train and starts complaining. Shocker. There is an audience watching them... honestly, this didn't need to close down a tunnel. Chelsey starts off first and starts stumbling... but doesn't fall. Liz stumbles and spews profanity. Others trip and there are lost shoes and some fall getting off the runway, but no double-pendulum disasters. Kacey wins and screams like she's being murdered.
ALT makes a visit to the model house, and brings Karolina Kurkova over for a visit. ALT calls Ann out for cooking fried Oreos (delicious!) and Karolina makes healthy smoothies. Once she leaves, there's more Kacey and Lexie drama.
The models have to face off in a ring against luchadores. My favorite is Shamu, Jr.... but only because the subtitles inform us that he's not really a whale. Thanks, editors. Kacey gets to wear some rockin' boots. Ann breaks down when she gets some bad feedback.
Kendal is pretty, but doesn't understand ugly-pretty. Lexie doesn't look like a model. Ester looks good, but the wrestler has more facial expression, even with a mask. Chesley gets a lesson on pointing from Tyra. Ann gives her sob story, but ALT and Nigel go gaga for it. Jane's picture looks a little too porny. Chris jumps in the air and looks awesome. Kayla's judging outfit gets called dreckitude, but her photo gets compliments. Liz looks possessed and evil, so naturally Tyra likes it. Kacey's picture is safe, but she looks like she's older than Tyra. Best picture is Ann... again. She made history by getting it four times in a row. Too bad, I liked Chris's better. She comes in second. The bottom two are Lexie and Jane. Lexie goes home... Kacey will likely have a lot of thoughts on that matter next week. -- Angel Cohn
Previously on America's Next Top Model: Lexie told Kacey that nobody likes her, and then Kacey asked if anybody likes her, and as it turned out nobody likes her. Just like Lexie said in the first place! Some of the girls worked it in a photo shoot with famed photographer Matthew Rolston, while others got bogged down by slimy sea creatures and irritated contact lenses. And unlike another Rhianna, the show's Rhianna ended up being one note. And that note wasn't a pretty one, and often wore hideous hats. She was sent home. Ten bitches remain!
The girls return home to find Ann's latest picture displayed as digital art. It has praise written in horrible fonts along the lines of, "It sings!" "You're so alive!" "Star quality!" I don't know that "you're so alive" is actually a huge compliment. "You avoided looking like a floating corpse!" "You breathe automatically!" "Zombie no more!" Ann has had three top photos in a row, which is not very common. In a half-alive fashion, she pumps her fists and says that people will remember her and be so proud of her. Until the backlash begins, that is. Nobody is immune to this kind of backlash-worthy situation, except for Betty White. Kacey tells us that Ann is cool, but she needs to release her bony claw-like grasp on first place. Kacey tells us that some girls in the house might label her a bitch. What she means is, "All girls in the house do label me a bitch," as we see in sepia-toned flashback. She tells us that it's hard to stand up by yourself to a group of bitches who clearly don't like you. Well put! And true. This is part of Kacey's "It Gets Better" message.
Kacey takes matters into her own hands and calls a meeting to order. She acknowledges that they've had some rough times, and says that she wants the other girls to get to know her better. To wit, she invites them to write down questions on a piece of paper and says she will answer them. This is the weirdest, most artificial relationship-building method that I have ever seen. But, just like Chris, I'm willing to give her a chance and involve her in the reindeer games. Oh, wait, the questions are for everyone. This seems even weirder, especially without the "dare" aspect of the game. We first see Kendal answer that no, she has never been in trouble with the law. Then Liz gets a question about what her life was like growing up. Liz says that she wanted to die. When you're pregnant, alone, and in a homeless shelter three days before you're due to give birth, she says, wanting to die is a common reaction. She asked herself how she could manage to raise a baby when she couldn't even buy food for herself. Winning this competition could significantly change Liz's life and her daughter's life, and she says that being in the bottom two really sucked. We are reminded that Liz is a big complainer, though as she complains about her hair in a confessional about the terrible thought of going home, we are left to wonder if she actually learned the important lesson of shutting your maw. Methinks not.