And then there's poor fat London. Paulina doesn't love her photo, and Nigel says it's over the top. He adds that London tries too hard, which is a big problem for her. Tyra tells London that she naturally smiles with her eyes. When you have naturally smiling eyes and then try to smile with your eyes even more on camera, you look cartoonish. Got that? Mike says that London needs to get a better understanding of what angles work for her. Paulina points out a strange tension in London's face and Miss J. cuts to the chase by asking her what she's eating. London acknowledges that she's gained a bit of weight, and Miss J. tells her that as a model it's her job to maintain her size. London thanks the judges and then has to be forklifted to her spot atop the platform. Fo is up next, looking adorable. Tyra sees her photo and yells, "Angles, angles, angles!" She has tension in her face without looking tense, which is hard to do. Fo looks long of limb and Nigel tells her it's a great photo.
Last up is Allison. The judges whoop with glee at seeing a different face from her, and one that looks like a ferocious cat at that. Seriously, her eyes and lips look like they don't even belong to a human. It's crazy. Tyra loves the tension in her mouth and anger in her eyes. Like Ciara, Tyra says, Allison proved that she's not a one-hit wonder. Miss J. adds that he wishes the tension had extended to her body. Mike notes that he and Jay had to literally provoke her to get that expression. Allison pipes up and says that this was her favorite photo shoot. Nigel pouts. Tyra tells her to learn how to talk when there are two photographers in the room whose egos are as big as her weave. Allison will never talk again. Good job, judges!
The judges deliberate. Natalie had a great shot, but is unimpressive in person, according to Nigel. Mike disagrees, noting that it was a nice contrast to see Natalie looking a bit more demure. Aminat should be better than she actually is. Mike thinks she'll be great for runway, but not for print. She doesn't know how to convey a message in a photograph. The elements are all there, but it doesn't translate. Mike got a bit of a June Cleaver vibe from Celia on their shoot, though they did get a good picture from her. Paulina says that Celia to her looks like a perfect stylist. Oooh, good call. Tyra wants to keep her just to see what she wears next week. Teyona is stunning and consistently has some of the best photos in the competition. London, like many other fat girls, has a beautiful face but doesn't know what to do with it. Paulina thinks she might have more potential in front of a moving camera. Mike says that he doesn't see London doing print work or runway. Ouch. Tyra is in London's camp, though, and says that she's never before seen a girl with permanently smiling eyes like London's. Miss J. thinks she's a fatty. Fo's face and body are great and her picture is gorgeous. Paulina thinks Allison has such a fantastic and different looking face, but every photographer has pretty much said that she's boring. Nigel agrees that she's particularly uninspiring. And with that, the judges have reached a maracas-accompanied decision.