Last but not least is Kimberly. Tyra begins by mocking her outfit and patronizes her into taking off her headband. Miss J. then says he's glad to see her smile, because the other day at the runway show she looked like, and I quote, "A squished up snotty old snot nose rag." Well, that's quite specific. He continues that she looked bored to death and like she didn't want to be there. This leads Tyra to ask Kimberly if she actually does want to be there. AND THEN. It's the response that shook the world as we know it. Kimberly says that, to be honest, she's not really interested in "the whole fashion thing." Mouths are agape all over the place. It's like someone's leg just fell off. People don't know whether to look at the unattached limb or the stump.
Tyra barks, "Why did you come here? Why did you come here?" To learn about homelessness, just like the rest of them! Tyra takes everyone back to casting, where six girls were rejected and crying and dying to be one of the fourteen finalists. And here's ingrate Kimberly, saying that she's not passionate about modeling. The nerve! Kimberly tells Tyra that she's just being honest, and that she doesn't believe in wearing designer outfits. Tyra notes that you don't have to wear designer outfits as a model. Especially when, as is the clear path for Kimberly's future, you're modeling in the Wal-Mart catalogue. I wish Kimberly weren't so dumb, so I could get behind her. Tyra asks if she wants to go home. Kimberly says yeah, and Tyra goes, "All right. Go home." Seriously? That's it? Seeing herself having whackadoo freakouts on TV has really mellowed Tyra. Sad. After Kimberly leaves, Tyra tells the girls that it's a shame, because Kimberly's picture was really beautiful. That is revisionist history, because her eyes look like they're rolling back in her head.
Kimberly interviews that she always thought she'd love to be a model. She did like it, but overall doesn't think it's for her. Her heart isn't in it. I find it hard to believe that any young woman wouldn't feel passionately about being compared to a snot rag. She was not long for this world anyway, and I bet they were going to shave her bald or something similarly heinous. The judges tear up Kimberly's photo, and Tyra tells the other girls not to start resting easy, because even though Kim is gone, there will still be an elimination. Burned!
The judges deliberate. Anya isn't impressive in person, but photographs like a dream. Allison's body is lopsided from too much Pilates, and/or she looks like an Upper East Side princess who wants everyone else to carry her Prada bag for her, and/or she is a wannabe Gossip Girl. They are going to tear this girl a new one in the coming weeks. Marvita was busted on the catwalk, but busted through her picture. There's something warm and lovable about Amis, but she's not out of the ordinary. Aimee is fabulous. Lauren reminds Paulina of a young her -- she was a punk and sort of awkward and thought she was all cool. Atalya is pretty but unexciting and unmemorable. Nigel is a fan of Stacy-Ann. Katarzyna wears too much makeup. Claire is a good learner. Whitney is plus-sized, and has a plus-sized invisible wind machine. Dominique is a man. Fatima's photo was great, even if it was her only good one of the shoot.