Caridee is first to shoot the commercials. Jay tells her that Cover Girls are all about being friendly and beautiful and the girl next door and big toothy grins. Well, Caridee certainly fits the profile. Too bad she can't talk! She bumbles her lines, and interviews that the pressure of the competition is starting to get to her. Jay tells her not to overthink it, and just to be herself. He tells us that he was nervous watching Caridee, but that then she loosened up. His problem with her, though, is that once you let that bolt go, she just goes crazy all over the place, and it's hard to pull the reins. We get footage of her being crazy. And it's really not all that crazy. She finally wraps it. I have to say that Caridee's speaking voice in the commercial is not that pleasant. Jay tells her that she did a great job, and was much more herself. She interprets this last bit as a good thing.
Next is Eugena. Jay tells her that she wants to sell a product without coming across like a used-car salesman. Shouldn't he be saving this speech for Melrose? Eugena, I might add, looks stunning. Her first take is pretty stiff. Jay notes that she started off really flat and boring, and Eugena interviews that she has to remember what the judges have told her throughout the whole competition -- to smile more, be more open, and "work on her personality." See, I think the reason that I like Eugena so much is that she totally sees through the bullshit that is this show. I mean, she just has to ask us if we wanted lip gloss that would party all night. And then, she has to say, "Dance! Dine! Have a feasta! Your old lip gloss...hasta la vista!" Yes, they just pronounced "fiesta" as "feasta" so that it would rhyme with "hasta la vista." That is pretty gay, even for Top Model. Jay tells Eugena that she was really good.
So this, of course, leaves Melrose. She's freaking out as she gets her hair done, and says that there's so much riding on this, adding, "Eugena doesn't get nervous." She looks pretty good, I have to admit. She messes up some of the words and gets totally flustered by it. Jay says that Melrose is the ultimate perfectionist. He tells her not to overthink it or panic through it. Then he tells her not to punch every word, because it's awful. Ha! She has time for one more shoot, and Jay tells her to bring real energy to it, not the fake energy of which she is such a proponent. She's finally finished, and Jay tells her to leave all of her nerves and performance jitters there so that it doesn't carry into her photo. She cries to the hair guy, and interviews that it's hard to hear bad comments because she feels like if she makes one mistake, she's out of there. One could only hope. Commercials.