When we return, the girls head to their photo shoot by bus. No pimped out plaid limo in Brazil, which I'm sure fuels Natalie's stank attitude about it. Jay Manuel greets them and says that they're in one of the favelas of Sao Paulo. He tells them that favelas are neighborhoods originally built by the poor and, by the looks of it, still inhabited by the poor. There is no favela gentrification as far as I can see. Jay then asks the girls if they know who Carmen Miranda is. They give him blank stares until he brings up Chiquita Bananas and gets a flicker of recognition. Teyona interviews, "I'm like, ah, I know who that is! I see them bananas all the time!" Turns out the girls will be styled like Carmen Miranda for their shoot, complete with fruit hat. More importantly, they need to bring the Brazilian sex appeal that Carmen Miranda made famous to their shoot. If you can sex it up wearing a fruit basket on your head, you have more powers than I can even conceive of. Natalie interviews that she was psyched when Jay mentioned sex appeal, because it's what she's good at. She also clearly excels at modesty. The photographer for the day is Daniel Klajmic.
The contestants head back to hair and makeup, where fruit abounds. And no, I don't just mean Sutan, though he is there with some Carmen Miranda trivia. He says that she was one of the highest paid entertainers of her time, and was always smiling and festive. Someone asks if she died a horrible death, and Sutan says exaggeratedly that she died a PAINFUL death, which is all we can hope for Tyra. Wikipedia actually tells us that Carmen Miranda suffered a heart attack after performing a dance number on The Jimmy Durante show, but pulled herself together and finished her appearance. This is exactly what the girls should do if suffering a heart attack on the runway. Die backstage, bitches, after you've removed the garment. No sense in causing unnecessary wrinkles. Celia tells us that she's excited about this shoot, because everything is colorful and vibrant and full of ruffles and fruit. As she gets outfitted in her headpiece, Sutan comments that this is like a Saturday night for him. Hee!