Oh, and then it all really goes down. Tyra asks Jenah why she thinks she has such armor up. Jenah totally takes the bait, and says she's used to having to be really strong. Tyra asks why, and Jenah says because she had to be a mom. Oh, they really wore her down, didn't they? Tyra asks if Jenah had to raise her family, and Jenah says that she had to raise her sisters. How did they not drag this out of her in casting? Miss J. says, "So then you have some inner resentment towards Mama?" Aw, man, that is so not right. You know you're going to boot the girl anyway, just let her leave with some freaking dignity. Jenah starts crying and says she hates this. She doesn't want to cry in front of the judges, because she doesn't want them to think she's weak. Tyra says she'd rather see a girl crying in front of her because she's hurt or might have missed a lot of her childhood than saying, "Dedededede! Dedededede!" O...kay. Oh, and then this: "Which one is more of a human being that's more likeable and vulnerable? This one probably feels a lot more uncomfortable, but it's a lot more real. The other one is just, like, protection." Oh, and then this: "Remember we did that photo shoot? And you wanted to find yourself -- you wanted to climb to the other side of the wall to find out who Jenah is? [flashback] ...You just did." Yes, everyone, Jenah has won the real prize of self-awareness. And who better to dole out this fantastical winning than Tyra Banks, who possesses it in spades. Jenah's photo gets positive feedback from the panel, even though it's not that great. No rainbows spewed.
We then get to see the truly retarded and, uncoincidentally, Saleisha-heavy, Cover Girl Wetslicks Fruit Spritzer commercial. It is followed by Jaslene's final My Life as a Cover Girl. She can't wait to see what comes next. I've never seen a person so excited about relative obscurity! Te quiero.
When we return, the panel deliberates. Saleisha is absolutely gorgeous and looks young and delicious, according to Twiggy. Nigel thinks she's gotten so much better. Tyra says that Saleisha is a Cover Girl, but doesn't have being a high-fashion girl down. Jenah may have let her nerves get the better of her, says Nigel, but she did a 180 and said she was sorry. Miss J. thinks that Jenah has some issues that are being brought to the surface. Tyra thinks she has more self-awareness after today, thanks to the intervention of one Typrah Winbanks, and adds that she takes the best pictures out of the final three. Chantal's shot is beautiful, and she has the whole package, according to Twiggy. Qi Gang thinks that Chantal is the most flexible. Huh? We'll blame it on translation. Nigel thinks that Chantal is indeed the most amateur -- she's beautiful, but really doesn't know what she's doing.