Shoket finally tries to earn her ticket to Italy by giving the girls their critiques. Whitney's beauty shots of Paulina were great. Paulina also liked taking pictures with Whitney because she had a firm hand and didn't hesitate. She felt like Whitney knew what she was talking about. Anya's crazy leaf-throwing idea didn't really turn out all that well. Paulina says that Anya was probably the most fun to shoot with. When her stuff worked, it worked really well, or it didn't work at all (e.g., tug on it). Shoket thinks it was great that Fatima tried a bunch of different things. If she was editing the film, she'd be thankful that Fatima gave her so many different options. Paulina says she was most relaxed with Fatima. She knew what she wanted Paulina to do, but directed her in a very gentle manner. It was nice. And then there's Dominique. Her composition wasn't quite there, and Shoket saw a bunch of cactus hats. Paulina thought that Dominique had a vision, and Paulina was inspired to go where Dominique led her. And then Dominique led her to a cactus. She probably thought it was a giant Pez dispenser. In any case, the winner of the challenge is Fatima. She is thrilled.
Back at home, Fatima practices her runway walk. Whitney tells her she looks good. You know who doesn't think Fatima has a clue what she's doing, though? Yep, Miss Dominique. Dominique says she, Dominique, can bring it, and knows how to hold it at the end of the runway. But Fatima isn't fazed. She says it's comical to her that Dominique thinks she doesn't know what she's doing. It's Dominique who doesn't know what she's doing, and is annoying to boot, says Fatima. Dominique then bores the other girls with the tale of how she always knew she was going to make it all the way. Anya is so bored she tries to chew off her own finger to facilitate a medical emergency. Dominique says that even though other people had better photos during certain shoots, she's still survived. She believes in herself more than any of the other girls do, she says, and that's what's going to get her to the final runway despite what the other chicks think. In her post-ANTM career, Dominique is totally going to host a series of inspirational podcasts with Oprah entitled A New Dearth. Anya is sad that her finger-chewing plan hasn't worked very. She interviews that Dominique drains all her energy. She puts her hands to her head and says, "I'm melting!" before adding that she can't take it anymore. Dominique continues to talk about how great it is to believe in yourself. Fatima interviews that yeah, Dominique wants it, but so do the other three bitches. With that, we head to commercials.