And then we turn our attention toward Alexandria. She was "misunderstood," e.g. despised, by the other girls in her cycle, but had every hope that this cycle would be different. We see an interview in which Alexandria says that she has thirteen best friends. She's so sad sometimes, you know? Also, it didn't take long before Alexandria had an altercation with best friend five of thirteen, Bianca, about the shower. Bianca then understood why everyone was so mean to her all the time. Spoiler: it's because she's kind of a jerk. Allison is kind, and so decided to talk to Alexandria about, like, her issues and stuff. Alexandria wants everyone to understand that she's both sensitive and tough, and that duality and paradox can exist within a person. Allison explains that she's both shy and social and that's okay, and Alexandria is a weird martyr about the whole thing because what she loves more than being sensitive or tough or misunderstood is simply getting attention for any reason. Allison has one of my favorite quotes of the season when she says, "I was just trying to be nice, but that doesn't work here." Still, Allison gives Alexandria her patented creature-claw hug in an effort to get her to shut up at least.
The girls then had an actually cool photo shoot on stilts. Bianca has an extreme fear of heights, even the not very high heights of being on stilts. She was happy just to get up there, even though Jay basically told her she did a shitty job. But it was Isis who allegedly didn't bring her typical charisma to the shoot. She was eliminated while wearing a really unfortunate hat.
Next, the girls had a challenge to audition for a bit part on CSI with the show's creator, Anthony Zuiker. He was weird and kind of awesome. The girls had to say all sorts of difficult words, which led Bianca to improvise that the dead guy in the morgue had overdosed on Neosporin. Could happen, I suppose. Bre has a command of the English language, and won the challenge, while Lisa bombed and had a bunch of excuses for it. And everyone knows how Tyra feels about excuses! At the photo shoot, the girls modeled horrible clothes from Express, along with three hot dudes. Since a job with Express is one of the winner's prizes, the girls felt extra pressure to impress. Camille wanted the scenario of her shoot to be that she had two security guards protecting her as she headed to a big time event of a rock star turned painter. I mean, I guess she has a mind for detail. And then she fell down the stairs. Camille's photo, as well as Camille herself, lacked personality, and she fell next to the size ten boot of elimination.