Union Jacked Up
The girls head to the location of their final catwalk show. Lisa tells them that this is their chance to put everything they've learned to practice. She introduces them to the two women, flown in from Milan, who will produce the show. See, real fashion shows are never produced by Jay Manuel. Someone drops flower petals on the runway as the girls check out their wardrobe, and Lisa tells us that the final runway show will be for Moroccan designer Kenza Melehi. Abby confesses to feeling a bit nervous and says that she's got mad stomach cramps, which is never a good thing. Lianna tells us again that her copper dreams are in fact dreams of the past, and all she wants to do is model. As opposed to Abigail, Lianna feels calm and confident. Abby finds this worrisome, but she feels like she has the stronger walk and hopes that will work to her advantage.
The guests file in as the models prepare themselves. And then, the show starts. Abby is first to go, and Lisa says she looks beautiful. And then, as Lianna walks out on the runway, she slips! Oh, I love it when that happens! Lisa voices over that this could be costly. There is Abigail, who gets raves from Paula, then Lianna, who Paula says is poetry in motion. On Abby's next pass, she slips a little bit as well, but sort of plays it off. She says that she's gutted. Lianna slips yet again while she's walking, and notes that she was shaking and went too fast. There is more modeling. At the end, the girls both get a big round of applause. She and Lianna congratulate each other backstage and compare the number of times they slipped. If only someone had broken something. Sigh. A girl can dream. Abigail and Lianna, in various states of undress, titter backstage about how much they love modeling. That is not a double entendre. Commercials.
When we return, Abigail (in curlers, per usual) and Lianna get Lisa Mail. Today is the day of reckoning, despite the "chirpy" mail. Both girls are nervous as they pack, because they both want to win. I mean, you know the drill. They appear in front of the panel, and Lianna starts crying almost immediately. Abby says that she loved being on the catwalk, and was just thinking, "I'm gorgeous, I'm gorgeous" the whole time. I'm going to start doing that in daily life, just to see what happens. Abby gets commended on her runway performance, including her recovery from slipping. The judges agree that she's come a long way, especially given her sex kitten beginnings. Lisa asks Abigail to convince her why she deserves to be Britain's Next Top Model. Abby says that she's in love with modeling, and now that she's had a taste of it, she doesn't want to do anything else. Jonathan asks how the show has changed her, and she says it's made her dead-set on being a model, as opposed to having it just be a dream.