This week, Kacey decides that it would be a good idea to call Shaw, her male model companion from last week, and invite him and his male model friends to a barbeque. We learn that it's not only Ann who isn't so great with the dudes, and get to relive our awkward sixth grade dances. The girls head to Knott's Berry Farm, which is in fact an amusement park, for a photo shoot on a roller coaster. Nigel and Miss J. give each of the girls an emotion or attitude that they must convey, which in most cases means suppressing abject terror. The photographer for this shoot is the guy in the roller coaster booth who will sell you a picture for $10. Seriously. Chris has mondo fear but manages to get on the coaster and not shit herself. Her photo is terrible, but she gets points for trying. Liz and her commercial look win the challenge. She chooses Chris and Kayla to share in her prize -- a photo shoot and tea party with Tyra. It will not surprise you to learn that Tyra eats all the carrot cake. Meanwhile, Lexie confronts Kacey and tells her that nobody likes her. Kacey goes one by one through the girls to get their opinion on her, and it turns out that Lexie was totally telling the truth. Lexie's final message of hope in this situation is, "I'm not going to hate you forever."
This week's real photo shoot has the girls posing through water in serious jewelry, with slimy sea creatures as their accessories. It's a very stylized beauty shoot, and Matthew Rolston is the photographer. This is, as they say, major. The girls are very excited to work with such a distinguished talent, though the enthusiasm may wane a little as Matthew picks apart everyone's face. As it turns out, even models have uneven eyebrows and lips. In the end, though, the girls all look really gorgeous. The makeup and hair and octopi and diamonds work, and this guy knows how to take a picture.
There are lots of great photos this week. Kayla is gorgeous as always. Kacey gets her best photo to date. Esther's photo gets raves from the panel, and ALT goes so far as to say he wants to eat her lips for breakfast. Chris is Matthew Rolston's favorite for the day, though he notes that she's got a seven-head. Even Lexie pulls out a good photo. Improbably, however, it's Ann who gets best photo of the week for the third time in a row. On the bad side, Chelsey's nose looks gigantic, and Tyra says her photo looks like she's a RuPaul's Drag Race reject. Liz's photo is also disappointing, and the judges and Jay are sick of her alleged constant complaining. This week she had makeup in her contacts, which probably was actually very painful but is still an annoying complaint to people who don't care at all about your comfort. Liz ends up in the bottom two with Rhianna, who was just kind of blah and has a lack of versatility. In the end, flower child Rhianna is sent home with her collection of ugly hats in tow.
Previously on America's Next Top Model: Makeovers! Terra was not feeling her new 'do, or her place in the competition. She got the surprise mid-episode axe. The girls went to the beach for a photo shoot in which they were fallen angels. While Ann continued to clean up, Sara had no idea how to work her eyebrow-free face and was sent home. Eleven bitches remain!
We begin the episode with the girls admiring Ann's second consecutive best-of-week photo, which contains praise including: "I felt the longing" "Sensitive" and, in really big print, "Uber Fabulous." That last one was ALT. Although I enjoy Ann, I still am not convinced that this is a great photo. That toothpick leg and awkward foot! Come on! She looks like a broken down marionette, which is not pretty. To her credit, Ann seems very humble about the whole thing. Lexie reminds us that she was in the bottom two last week, and we flash back to Tyra deeming her photo "deaditorial." This is a crucial week for Lexie, who needs to excel or go home. And even if she makes it another week, I mean, tick tock with this one.
The girls relax in their beachfront home, and Chris and Liz toss Jane on her bed. Ann laughs from the sidelines. This is enough of a segue to move to Kayla telling Rhianna that, though she knows they're friends, she can't handle a third week of Ann. She doesn't specify if she means Ann in general, or Ann having the best photo, but I'm guessing it's the latter. Although maybe her warlock erotica is getting out of hand. Rhianna tells us that she likes Ann, but Ann is her competition. What's more, they're sort of considered twins by virtue of both being tall and lanky and having similar hair and being very strange. Ann has better taste in hats, though, even though she doesn't wear hats at all. Rhianna tells Kayla and Esther that she's scared, because she's standing up there (on a photo shoot? In front of the judges?) not knowing what's right or wrong. What happened to all of her prickly pear bush inspiration? Tulip blossoms! Venus flytrap! Liz tells us that Rhianna isn't changing it up in her photo shoots, and is getting overwhelmed. Liz wants to shake Rhianna and tell her that -- not having a kid, and not having to work on minimum wage jobs, and not being on food stamps -- she has it pretty good. Liz claims that she probably wants to win this competition more than the other girls. Use condoms, everyone! And don't be poor!