Elyse -- in a confessional taped after the upcoming big makeover that made her over into Lucille Austero guest-fronting Harlowe -- worries aloud if Adrianne isn't maybe taking the competition just a leeeeetle too seriously, noting, "I'm getting a certain stressful vibe from her." Oh, Elyse. No clue what it takes to become a top model, has she? Doesn't know there's no such thing as taking it "too seriously." Maybe the other girls are right. When it comes to medical school, she can fill out forms with the best of them. But when you get right down to top modeling, Elyse is all about the common application. Adrianne herself fills in the personal statement blank of why she's so passionate about this, telling us, "There's [sic] money issues in my family. And that's why I really, really need this." And just when I thought the English language would never have contextual use for the sentence, "If I don't learn how to successfully hold a snake around my neck, little Timmy won't be able to get that operation." But I guess there's always a first time for everything on Planet Tyra.
Meanwhile, on the other side of the penthouse, Nicole shows pictures of an oily bohunk to Giselle and Adrianne. Adrianne regards the photos and thinks, "Once, there's [sic] this time my family ate empty film canisters for Thanksgiving because it was all we had, y'all." Giselle squints her eyes really hard to make the gerbil wake up and start running around on the wheel in her brain again, asking Nicole of the oily bohunk, "Your boyfriend's, like, famous?" Nicole tells us that her boyfriend, Cory, races BMX bikes, which means he's either famous among a veeeeeeery select group of people who have that big "U" installed in their backyards, or he's twelve. Or he's both. Nicole tells us that she spends all of her time with her boyfriend, but "now I'm twenty-two and I need to learn a little more independence." This throws us to a quick-cut series of five confessionals that finds Nicole leaving voicemail messages for her man, who is out, I'm guessing, BMXing a series of other ladies and unavailable to be addressed on television as "honey" and "punkin'." That's good ridin' there, Tex.