This leads to Victoria confessionalizing that her mom is the one who loves her so selflessly, and she feels like part of her is missing being apart from her. Victoria then gets to call her mom, and is straight-up crying before her mom even picks up the phone. When her mom does answer, the sobbing reaches a whole other level. Darian says, and I quote, "This is the thing. There's nothing wrong with being weird. You can love your mom and talk about her. But I think Victoria just takes it to a whole nother level." This from someone who says there's nothing wrong with being weird! In other words, Victoria's behavior is rather extreme. She asks more mom for some words of encouragement, and her mother replies, "Armor of God, always." Hmm. Just as Victoria is asking her mom if she's seen her photos online, Darian knocks on the door of the phone booth with a five-minute warning. Victoria spends precious moments crying about this. She tells us, "It was just absolutely enthralling to be able to talk to her. I am going to win America's Next Top Model for my mom. I want to achieve and attain this victory for her." Victoria sounds like a robot who's learned English from a word-a-day calendar. As she sobs some more, we see Kristin continuing to be the secret best by straight-up cackling.
There is Tyra Mail! On a TV screen, like in olden days. Someone is going home. Destiny thinks that she did well in the photo shoot, but only Kristin and Jessie were below her in the challenge scoring, and she doesn't think the judges will send either of them home. As she says yet again that she cannot go home, we head to commercials.
When we return, Tyra and her scraggly weave welcome the girls to their first judging. Kelly Cutrone is there, along with Rob Evans and "social media correspondent" Bryanboy. He wears a fascinator with a little veil, as befits a famous and highly influential fashion blogger. All of the models are wearing the same color red lipstick, which must be a Smashbox thing. Tyra notes that the girls' photos were posted online, and fans scored them 1-10 and left comments. Bryanboy's job is to collect all the data (I'm SO sure he's up late at night crunching all the numbers) and deliver it on this show. The fourth judge is the fans, and it's such a highly regarded position that our representative, Bryanboy, gets neither a chair nor a place to stand that is remotely near the judges' table. He's just sort of lurking awkwardly with his laptop way over in the corner while Cutrone requests six more cushions for her chair. The judges will also score the girls' photos, between 1-10, and that plus the challenge score plus the social media score will determine who stays and who goes home. Does this mean that we'll have to forego all the delightful panel bickering? Sads. There are prizes, which do not include a Cover Girl contract.