Finally, there is Dominique. Nigel tells her that she may be the bitchy diva, or the giggling diva, or the sexy diva. Or the bitchy diva again. The main thing is that she has to believe it herself to make everyone else believe it. Dominique loves Nigel and feels like she can turn it up more than the other girls. She begins her shoot, and Jay tells her that she looks like she's staged something for the camera as opposed to being surprised by the camera. He tells her to let go of the poses a bit and pretend that this is a film. Dominique looks like a big fat drag queen. She's La Dolce Man-Meata. Jay basically says that everyone sucked, and that Dominique took a few steps back in his opinion.
Back at home, the girls talk about how badly they did. Anya wants to be in the final three so badly and, I quote, "To come this far, it's almost, like, like, feeling, grabbing, just wanna hold it." I think I'm finally becoming fluent in Anya-ese, because that makes total sense to me. Whitney tells us that she's always nervous about panel, and that this week she really needs to have the best picture. She wonders if maybe she can manage to be the best of the worst this week. As all of the girls look anxious, we head to commercials.
We enter panel with a photograph of Tyra as an alien grasshopper paparazzo. It's the role she was born to play. The girls enter the room. There are prizes, there are judges. Shoket is the guest judge of the week, ready to knock our fishnet stockings off with her insightful wisdom yet again.
Anya is up first for evaluation. Tyra thinks that her photo is stunning, and Paulina exclaims that she loves it. It really does look like a candid shot. Tyra thinks that Nigel's photo of Anya is the best of her in the competition -- even better than Tyra's photo of Anya last week. Well, at least she says this is what she thinks. Oh, wait, but we're not done with this yet. Nigel's photo is more a shot of who Anya is, and her true beauty, whereas Tyra's was more of an interpretive shot. I bet this was edited down from about 37 minutes of Tyra talking about the photograph that she took of Anya. Nigel notes that Anya benefited from the fact that he shot her once before for a challenge win. Thus, this time he already had her angles worked out. He says that what was interesting for him, and frustrating for Jay, was that although Anya is very photogenic and they got a great shot, it was her general surprise on set that made the shot work. She wasn't in control of her surprise. She fell into it, but didn't encapsulate "star." Paulina notes that, from her experience in this week's challenge, Anya doesn't have the greatest focus but she brings an energy and freshness that's enjoyable. Shoket thinks that it says a great thing about Anya as a model that she can be so real and yet so fake, all at once. It's something we should all aspire to.