Yaya was initially worried, but that after preparing herself "mentally and spiritually," she was okay. The Dowager Jay thinks that Yaya was a trouper for exposing her hideous skin to the world. Jennipher is a bit jowly. Norelle is going to have to work in the mirror and find confidence in her face. Julie has a hard time connecting with the camera. Kelle needs to think outside the box and give more expressions. Amanda says -- yet again -- that the makeover boosted her confidence, and that she has a strong personality and "a strong talent." Oh, shut up. The Dowager Jay says that she's become stunning. Amanda says that she totally "felt it" and completely "worked it." Man, I've got to create a macro of "Shut up, Amanda."
Cut to a shot of Cassie telling Amanda, "I don't want to get disqualified because, like, I have an eating disorder." Oh, Cassie. Cassie asks Amanda to keep it quiet. Jennipher interviews that Cassie told Amanda that she was bulimic, and, like wildfire, the gossip spread. And everyone is still at the photo shoot, so Amanda really wasted no time in sharing this information. The girls discuss the fact that eating disorders are bad. Which they are. Norelle says that it's going to eat her alive, because it's such a huge secret, and that Cassie must feel horrible inside. Who is the voice of kindness and compassion in this situation? Norelle. I'm just saying.
Cassie comes out of the bathroom and tells the other girls not to go in there because she felt very sick to her stomach. Oh, Cassie. Now I have to create a macro for "Oh, Cassie." The girls discuss the fact that she was in the bathroom for forty minutes. Ann says that Cassie presents an unhealthy image for the youngsters, because little girls shouldn't think that modeling entails puking to be thin. Bulimia is unhealthy in many ways. Ann wants to stage an intervention. Cassie interviews that she should never have told anyone about her problem or trusted the other girls, and that she doesn't want to be played up as the "mentally unstable bulimic girl." It is a sad fact that "mentally unstable bulimic girl" has become an archetype. Cassie worries that her eating disorder will be used to get her out of the competition. Cassie does well in her photo shoot, and The Dowager Jay says that once she receives validation, Cassie shines.
Eva says that Amanda is a complete ass for telling Cassie's secret. You know what? Preach it, Sister Eva. Eva says, "She plays this role that she's the sweet, nurturing mother...if someone decides to confide in you, why don't you let it be between you and that person." E.g. You may think it's cute, but girl I'm not impressed. I'll tell you one time only with my business please don't mess. Cassie says that she has "a will to be skinny," and that if anyone takes issue with that, it's their problem and not hers. Amanda asks why Cassie would confide in her if she didn't want others to know, or didn't want help. Cassie interviews that she doesn't care what the other girls think, and that she's still going to try to "do me" (what the hell does this mean? Would someone please explain?) and to win the competition.