After a commercial break, we get a glimpse of the panel backstage. ALT checks Tyra out and she totally calls him on it. I thought the jumpsuit era was over, but alas. This might be the most ugly one yet, if you can believe it. There are prizes, there are judges. Sonia Dara, the very first model of South Asian descent to be featured in the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue, is the guest judge.
The brunettes are up first for critique. Their best picture is indeed pretty good, and ALT says that he likes that he almost can't recognize who is who. Nigel says that they're working together extremely well, and that there's some good body language happening. He loves how Monique's hair is falling and the soft look in her eyes, but thinks that if she had collapsed more her body and face would have gone better together. Sonia agrees that Monique could have latched into it a little bit more, but her neck looks fantastic. Tyra says that Monique looks almost too relaxed, and is surfing in the middle while some of the other girls are on fire.
Nigel asks Jaclyn why she is looking worried. Jaclyn explains the initial animalistic look in her eyes, and how Mr. Jay told her to bring it down a notch. Jaclyn thinks that her body positioning could be better, but Tyra thinks it's fabulous. Nigel agrees that she rocks in the picture, and commends the look in her face and power in her eyes. If she came to judging with the same kind of power, he just might book her. ALT says that her hands look a little bit flat, but her face is stunning. She also lifted up her chin, per Tyra's instructions.
ALT says that Mikaela is the weakest link. She's got amazing bone structure and eyebrows, but there's no great drama coming up from inside her. Sonia says that Mikaela has strong features and bone structure, but there's nothing in the eyes. Tyra adds that Mikaela put her energy in her mouth. She adds that there were a lot of fantastic eyes in Mikaela's film, but when you don't have it all the time then you can wind up looking whack in a photo where everyone else is great. That's a lesson.