But wait! Before the girls can reason out the implausibility of diving into this obviously shallow body of water, Tyra comes floating up. On a gondola. Steered by a gondolier. She yells at him, saying that she told him to take her to Venice. She then explains to the models that she's requested a trip to Venice, but her gondolier keeps getting it wrong. He's taken her to Venice, California, when she really wants to be in Venice, ITALY! Pack your bags, y'all! Ciao bella! There is much screaming and merriment. The girls rush home to pack. Ann tells us that she's only been out of Texas three times, and so to be able to go overseas and experience something totally new is so frigging awesome. She then gives the most stifled and adorable, "Yes!" That's the height of Ann's display of happiness, and you have to love her for it. Kayla packs her heels first, and tells us how glad she is to have made it since her commercial wasn't so hot. She had a hard time interacting with the male model, if you'll recall. Kayla is ready to step up her game one-hundred-million percent in Italy, a figure which must have something to do with the exchange rate. One error will send you home, she reminds us. The girls and their bags run out of the house, leaving the butt smelling kitchen in California, where it belongs.
We see the girls' animated headshots in the windows of an animated plane, which is the universal reality show symbol for traveling. And then we're in Italy! The girls arrive in Venice and step onto a boat that will take them to their new abode. Ann tells us that the enormity of her current situation is finally hitting her, and that this has been both a dream and a wild ride. Princeton Jane wants to go to the "tour center" and get lots of pamphlets and information. She tells us that she's a history major, and absolutely loves European history. Going to Princeton was one dream for her, and deciding to pursue modeling has given her a new sense of confidence. Those two things have nothing to do with one another, so were likely spliced together from different quotes. But I think the general picture is: Jane is being annoying.
The girls make it to land and are afraid of being attacked by pigeons. It's a legitimate fear, I think. Chelsey tells us that she's almost 23 and has been modeling for a long time. This might be her last chance to make it big. She says with pride, "I'm going to be a model, in Italy." I don't know if this actually counts as "being a model," but if believing that helps her to sleep at night, so be it. The girls head to a pizzeria for lunch and enjoy a glass of vino. Ann says that she's gotten to know some of the girls and is feeling more comfortable with them. As everyone talks about how excited they are, she jokes that she's bored, then cracks up at herself. Kayla tells us that Ann was quiet and shy when she first entered the competition, but has gotten a lot more confident. She's interacting with everyone, and even has comebacks to their jokes. She's growing not only in modeling, but as a person. Well, hopefully not literally growing or she'll never be able to find a center of gravity on skates. Ann throws bits of bread to the birds. Tuppence a bag!