We're down to the final five models, and it's fair to say that everyone is getting awfully agitated. Leila is a point of contention for Laura, who thinks that she didn't deserve to come back to the competition, and Kristin, who just hates her and uses every interview and confessional to talk about it. For this week's challenge, the ladies are outfitted in swimwear by Jamaican designer Cedella Marley, who also happens to be the daughter of Bob Marley. They pose in a cove with a pair of trained dolphins, and are told to look high fashion. In a special bonus shot, the girls must pose while being thrust into the air by the dolphins, who push the models' feet up with their noses. Leila's dolphin gets spooked by the fringe on her bathing suit, and winds up hitting her leg pretty hard. I like Leila, but she is SO wimpy about the whole thing and wonders if she needs medical attention. The medics ice her thigh for approximately one minute and she is fine. This is what happens when you're too skinny!
The only other real drama happens when Laura loses her top as the dolphins push her up and flashes everybody. I bet the dolphins planned that somehow. That's why they were smiling the whole time! While Kristin looks like a cheerleader tourist and gets the lowest score, her archnemesis Leila pulls off a high fashion shot and wins the challenge. She gets a whole bunch of clothes from Cedella's line and a spa day. She chooses Kiara to share in the spa day with her, leading Kristin to rant on about how fake everyone is. Oh, and I should mention that Tyra is deathly afraid of dolphins, because she is joy- and happiness-phobic. Of particular concern, she says, is that the dolphins are going to bang her. Yes, that actually happened.
For their photo shoot, the models head to Jamaican national treasure Dunn's River Falls. As the name suggests, this is a lovely cascading waterfall that also, it turns out, is very slippery. Tyra arrives on a jet ski to announce that she's the photographer for the day, and that they're shooting in the very spot where she was photographed for her first swimsuit calendar. It is a historical site! Put a plaque on it! And is Tyra reissuing this calendar or something? Because she sure talks about it a lot. Tyra's goal for this shoot is to have a fashion shot that is also art, and she tells the girls that they will be posing as warriors. Each has to incorporate a…thing…in her photo. Some are elements, some are natural substances, and some are textiles. There might be a method to this madness, or perhaps Tyra is just clearing out all the junk that litters her brain. Several of the models talk about how scary it is to stand on the falls, though it is Laura who has the most fear and really stiffens up. Nastasia, Kiara and Leila all turn it out in their pipes, metal, and wood, respectively. Though Leila gets the best photo of the week, it's Kiara who gets the honor of having her photo framed and hung in Tyra's salon. This leaves Laura and Kristin in the bottom two. Laura was unimpressive with her shells and had a lack of angles, while Kristin had a difficult time keeping the giant shower curtain that represented "fabric" from falling off of her head. And of course it's Kristin who gets the boot, but not before she gets in two especially stank rants against her fellow contestants.
With the girls entering their second week in Jamaica, they return home from panel to see Nastasia's best of week photo displayed as digital art. Kiara reminds us that she and Victoria were in the bottom two, and Victoria went home, largely because she was pretty crazy and hadn't eaten in nine weeks. Though it seems impossible, last week was actually Kiara's first time in the bottom two. I feel like she's been circling the drain forever! Kiara got scared straight, and now wants to show Tyra that she deserves to be America's Next Top Model. Kiara is so dedicated to this competition that she actually tells the other girls that if Tyra asked her to kill someone to win, she would do it. And I'm guessing that someone probably would be Kristin. Nastasia laughs, a little nervously. If I were one of Kiara's housemates, I would maybe hide the knives, just to be on the safe side.
And speaking of Kristin, she is getting very, very annoyed at living in a house of other girls who she does not even like. She's looking forward to winning the competition and getting the hell away from the rest of these clowns. Kristin likes nobody, and it would seem that would include even her supposed BFF Laura. She has the heart of the Grinch pre-transformation and triple-sized growth. Laura, meanwhile, is still grousing about the fact that Leila has reentered the competition. The rest of the girls have been dealing with the stress of challenges and living in the house together and keeping their scores up, while Leila has only had to worry about impressing the easily fooled "social media." The rest of the girls had to do so much more than Leila, Laura argues, and it's annoying. Everyone is annoyed about something, I guess. Leila says that in fact she's been working harder than the other girls while trying to get back in the competition, and she earned her damn spot. Thus, in her perspective, it's not unfair. Point/Counterpoint as brought to you by America's Next Top Model! Don't you feel intellectually fulfilled now?
The models head out to their challenge, which takes place at the beach at Half Moon Resort. Johnny is there and introduces designer and singer Cedella Marley. As you might have supposed by the combination of "Jamaica" and "Marley," Cedella is the daughter of reggae legend Bob Marley. She has a new swimwear line, and the girls are charged with rocking it while posing in the water. They'll also be facing two of Tyra's biggest fears: DOLPHINS. And seriously, who the french is afraid of dolphins? She probably has a phobia of rainbows and kittens, too. Of all the things that make Tyra Banks a jerk, this might be the biggest. Johnny tells the ladies that they should look high fashion, and not like they're on vacation and freaked out by dolphins. Who would be freaked out by dolphins? They smile constantly! The girl who can get the best poses while working with the dolphins gets a House of Marley prize package worth over $3,000 and a spa day with a friend. Or, a "friend."