The judges deliberate. Annaliese is a television hostess, but Cutrone still doesn't think she's a model. Nicholas could see her acting in a motion picture. Nigel compares Annaliese to Season Two's Mercedes, who went on to be quite a commercial success. He thinks that if you have the desire to win, you can produce fantastic pictures. Nigel paints Alisha as the girl who SHOULD be able to model, but can't. He doesn't think that she knows what she's doing, from H2T. Nicholas agrees that she has a lot of room to improve, and Cutrone says that there's nothing sadder than a six-foot size two girl who isn't photogenic. Tyra wonders what you do when you have one not-model who can model, and a model who can't model. That might not sound like it makes any sense, but you know what I mean. Cutrone is still not a fan of Sophie's shot, but Nicholas says that she's the most energetic and adorable of the five. Nigel says that Sophie was remarkable, but Cutrone argues that no one knows or cares what personal triumph she experienced to get a middling picture. Not content with the hating she's done so far, Cutrone has saved her harshest words for Eboni. She thinks that Eboni looks like a scarecrow and is lucky that a bird didn't land on her arm. Cutrone is lucky that a bird isn't constantly shitting on her face, as karma would dictate. Nigel thinks that Eboni is a stunning girl, but has zero personality. Where everyone else was either excited or terrified, Eboni was nothing. And then there's Laura. Cutrone melts like butter at her photo, and names one zillion designers who could use her picture. Nigel is a fan of Laura's, but says that probably the only reason she did better than everyone else is because she wasn't terrified. And with that, the judges have reached a decision.
Five girls stand before Tyra, but she only has four photos in her hands. And those photos represent the girls who are still in the running towards becoming America's Next Top Model. And the model who has best photo is Laura, for the second week in a row. Sophie is the runner up, despite the fact that nobody really seemed to like her photo. Was everyone else REALLY that bad? Annaliese? She is called third as Alisha starts crying. Yes, as expected Eboni and Alisha are in the bottom two. Tyra says that both girls have some of the highest potential in the competition. From week to week, the judges think that they're amazing in person. But then they're also disappointed from week to week when they see their photos. So who stays in the competition? Alisha does. Or, rather, she would have. She cries and says that she can't stay, because she doesn't want to take an opportunity away from Eboni or the other girls when she feels like she wants to get the hell out of Dodge. She'd rather walk away to get her spirit back and feel like Alisha again. She sobs and says that she doesn't want to appear ungrateful. Tyra, without even a thimble full of sympathy or any other sort of kind feeling, says that she doesn't think that Alisha is ungrateful. She adds that she can leave whenever she wants to, but Eboni will be leaving with her. And with that, Tyra gets a default double elimination.