The judges deliberate. Miss J. loves Jennifer, even though she looks cuckoo and crazy. Tyra and Jessica both agree that it's a good crazy. Rae has what it takes, according to Jessica. Nigel agrees that she photographs really well, but wonders if that's enough. Tyra says that Rae is gorgeous, but she's not sure if she's a model. Kara looks short and uncomfortable, and has no commitment in her photos. Nigel thinks she lacks passion, and that comes through in the photos. Kara has one good photo of three, in which her hair is covering half her face. Brittany is sexy, and Jessica thinks she looks great in her photos. In person, however, Nigel says he just looks past her. Oh, the dreaded no-personality edit. I thought it was going to Rae. Jessica says that no one wants to book you if you don't look like a model in person.
Nicole looks more like a model than any of the other girls, according to Jessica, who deems Nicole as her "absolutely favorite." Stay in school, kids! Tyra likes that Nicole is giving them "fighter," but "model" is in front of "fighter." She's a model that's doing a fighting photo shoot, in other words. Miss J. likes Nicole a lot, but notes that in person she comes across as dry and melancholy. Tyra says that, from week to week, Laura shocks and amazes her. Nigel agrees, saying that you don't see model when you look at her in person, but she's a model in her photographs. Also, she's just awesome and delightful. Sundai has no variety. Erin is the most model-like according to Nigel, but she has personality and communication issues. The judges then have a round of smizing, just to remind us again that smizing exists. With that, they have reached a decision.
Eight shorties stand before Tyra, but she only has seven photos in her hands. And the first photo, which is the best picture of the week, goes to Nicole! Kara swallows a greasy hairball. Laura is called next, followed by Brittany. Tyra notes with a shocked expression that Brittany's top is cut awfully low. Brittany kind of pulls it together and laughs as Tyra says that if she wore that shirt it would be like pornography. That's the benefit of having no boobs! Erin is called next, followed by Jennifer and Rae. This leaves Kara and Sundai in the bottom two. When Kara first came into the competition, Tyra and the Jays were in awe of her special face. She started off strong, but from week to week to week she became less invested in the competition, and seems like someone who is lost and doesn't know how to be found. Well, if you knew how to be found you wouldn't really be lost, would you? I would say that's the stupidest thing I've ever heard, but I've been watching this show for way too long to be able to talk in such absolutes. And then there's Sundai. The judges see her as a very teeny underdog. She is stuck in a three-quarter face in her photos, and it's important as a model to be versatile. So who stays? Sundai does. She looks so rough right now that one can hardly believe it, and frankly seems kind of sad to be staying.