Back at home, there is Tyra Mail: "Not every couch in the modeling biz is the casting couch. It's time to pick your brain to see if you have what it takes to become America's Next Top Model." I bet they're going to give them an IQ test, and if they score too high on it, they can't win.
Actually, Melrose and Caridee go to meet Tyra and her friend/frequent talk-show guest/life coach, Dr. Michelle. Dr. Michelle asks Caridee how she'll manage the stress if she wins ANTM. Caridee says that she can manage stress well, because she's been critiqued and made fun of her whole life. Because of the psoriasis! She says that she never let it stop her, but that it did take a toll on her self-esteem. Dr. Michelle notes that Caridee is really outgoing now, and asks whether she was that way when other people teased her all the time. Caridee says that she's always been really happy. Um, except for that time she tried to kill herself and all. But anyway, she's always been really happy, and she thinks that her humor has taken away her sadness.
Then there's Melrose. Dr. Michelle asks what is the biggest change that she's seen in herself during this process. Melrose says that she's come back into who she is. She was trying to fit in so much that she probably wasn't being herself. Dr. Michelle asks what are some things that Melrose would change about herself. Melrose says that sometimes the way she says things doesn't come off right. Dr. Michelle says it was great that Melrose acknowledged that there's a place where she can change. Okay, that's because you just ASKED HER what she would CHANGE. God.
Meanwhile, the girls head to Parc Guell, which Kevin, a lovely reader, sent me an email about. It looks like a big-ass cave, but he had this to say: "I went to Barcelona last year, and Parc Guell also, and that cave is really wide open on one side. You couldn't tell because it was dark, but those walkways are to either side of a massive -- and massively gorgeous -- staircase. It's kind of like those porticos that are all the rage in Bologna, but the supports are Gaudi instead of archy." Jay then drops the news to the girls that they are going to be -- I shit you not -- "ghostly brides." Dani(ell) will be there to open the show, and as the show progresses, each walk will get more theatrical. For the last walk, the girls will tear through like...well, crazy ghost brides. Yeah. I know. You know what the world doesn't see enough of? Ghost brides. Mommy, I want a ghost bride for Christmas! In any case, Miss J. runs through like a crazy ghost bride, and Jay tells the girls that they should be in their own cuckoo crazy world. Um, check.