Atalya, 18, tells us that she's never really been away from home before, and now misses her mom. Atalya is from Brooklyn. It's a journey fit to inspire even the most tuneless among us to start humming "Wild World." Atalya is also incensed that, though there is a clear "no smoking" sign on the doors of the Top Model loft, Amis, Fatima, and Kim had the nerve to go outside and start puffing. Some of the other girls confront them, and Kimberly explains that when she needs a cigarette, she needs a cigarette. She saw the sign, but figured that she was hurting nobody but herself. Gee, I wonder if Kimberly customarily exercises bad judgment in her life? Maybe we'll find out later on in the episode!
The girls hang out in the kitchen, and Amis talks. She's getting on Fatima's last nerve. Fatima tells Amis that she just talks and talks, and Fatima doesn't know what she's talking about. She adds that Amis should be careful, because people won't take her seriously if she acts like a clown all the time. Marvita gets a look like, "And these bitches make ME go to therapy every week?" Fatima adds that SHE doesn't think that Amis is a clown, but other people MIGHT see her like that. Amis tells Fatima that she says things in a way to irritate people and get them to react. Fatima apologizes halfheartedly. Marvita interviews that she doesn't know what Fatima's deal is, but she really has to watch her. For tips, probably. After Amis walks out Fatima mumbles to herself, "I didn't know I could actually make people feel upset. It's interesting." Ah, the famous first taste of the power of bitchery. Tyra probably got all misty-eyed when she watched this scene.
The Jays enter the house and tell the girls that they're going on a tour of New York City. Excitement! Fun! Mr. Jay explains about the tents at Bryant Park, like none of these girls have ever seen Project Runway before. Kimberly yawns. Mr. Jay explains that the tour trolley has one final stop. It's Times Square! Possibly the most irritating place on earth. And to make it even more irritating, the Top Model girls are going to take part in a runway show being staged there! And the designers? Badgley Mischka. Claire tells us she loves their gowns. It's an impressive score for our little ghetto show. The girls get wardrobed and make-upped. Lauren, 22, from Brooklyn, is a little nervous given her inexperience with high heels. Marvita is so nervous that she's calm. I think it's the meds, but let's not tell her that.