In any case, the panel of judges have all survived their midnight fierce fruit attack. Though Tyra is wearing a ruffled high-necked blouse, so maybe a tangelo got a piece of her. There are prizes, there are judges. Fernanda Motta is the guest judge. And in case you've forgotten, Tyra has single-handedly ruined 120 countries by spreading her fierce Top Model seed.
Aminat is first up for evaluation. Paulina loves her dress, which she says has an African vibe, and adds that her skin looks like lacquer. Is she saying that Aminat is shiny? Aminat acknowledges that she got some sun. Tyra takes this opportunity for an impromptu PSA by saying that she wouldn't recommend that anyone get a lot of sun. Not for reasons of color, but for reasons of health. She waits for Aminat to agree before pulling up her photo. Nigel thinks it's pretty good, if not spectacular. Fernanda says that she likes the face but not the body. Miss J., Paulina and Tyra all think that Aminat did the "101 Black Girl Model Pose (holla!)" Aminat rushes to her own defense, saying that she did move around a lot. Tyra, being retroactively psychic, says that she didn't. She conjectures that Aminat thinks she's doing a lot in her head, but in reality she's not. Tyra is not particularly impressed by the face, either. Paulina tells Aminat that she's beautiful but boring. Amiant says she's not boring, and Paulina clarifies that as a person she's fine, but as a model she is most definitely dull.
Natalie is next. Nigel tells her that her photo isn't particularly extraordinary. They've seen the same sexy, sultry look on her face during the whole competition. What's more, Carmen Miranda was known for having a bit of spice and sense of humor, neither of which Natalie possesses. Miss J. thinks that she looks exhausted from having to carry fruit around on her head all day. Fernanda likes the pose, but says that the sparkle is missing. Natalie also comes to her own defense, but in her typical charmless way. She says that when she was shooting, Jay told her that every single shot was perfect and not to change what she was doing. There is a flicker of rage behind Tyra's eyes, which are totally not smiling. She says that you shouldn't let a photographer or creative director to tell you to only do one thing. After a period of time, a model should ask if it's okay to switch it up. Natalie says that she tried to do that, but Jay told her to go back to what she was doing. Tyra isn't buying it. She asks, quite aggressively, "Did Jay want you to do the same thing for 50 frames?" Natalie says that he did. Tyra shoots invisible daggers with her eyes and gives a dismissive, "Okay." Paulina and Nigel give looks of disbelief as well. An, in all fairness to Natalie, we did see Jay tell her how much he loved what she was doing. And his competence level is generally in question. So I say that the verdict is out on this one.