The next day. An orange-headed invader slinks its way into the girls' abode. Oh wait, it's just Tyra. And it just occurred to me that maybe the reason Norelle thought that Japan was like space is because Tyra is so ubiquitous. Tyra calls the girls together and tells them that when she started to travel the world, she got very homesick, so her mom started traveling with her. Anyone who thinks that sounds like a fun time, raise your hands. Yeah, I thought so. And I love my mom, but seriously. Tyra says that her mom is there today, and the girls all go, "Awwwwwwwwww!" And I go, "Ewwwwwwwww!" Tyra's mom kind of looks like Simpson from Ashford & Simpson. Or is it Ashford? Yaya says there's something about a mommy that makes you feel like everything's okay. Yeah, tell it to Christina Crawford. Tyra says that instead of a one-on-one talk, they'll have a "two-on-one." Just...argh.
Amanda is first. She says that she's sad because she bought a kimono and a necklace when her family needs money. Amanda must seriously be po', since this is the second time she mentioned it. Jah Wolf needs diapers! He has the croup! Ma, call for Doc! Tyra's mom says that women want to do everything for everyone, and always place themselves last. And as a blanket statement, I'm not entirely confident that that is true. Tyra's mom says that you can't help everyone else until you help yourself first. So, Cassie, keep working the pole and throwing up your lunch until Tyra has helped herself. No, she's still not done yet. Actually, it might be a while.
Then, fucking Yaya. She says that this is a stressful time, and starts to tear up. She says that she wants to make sure that she's seen for who she is, and that wanting to be a model, she might get written off as just a pretty girl. She says, "Yeah, but I also write really well, and I also do all these other things." And also, asshole. If I were Yaya, I might rethink that "seen for who I am" bit. Tyra's mom tells her that she doesn't need to advertise her intelligence, because it shines through on its own. Yaya says that she understands completely. Well of course she does, because she's so intelligent! She understands things really well.
Eva is next, and is already crying. Tyra says that Eva started out being the negative girl, and we have a flashback to the semifinals in L.A., when Tyra smacked Eva down. And Eva really looked so much better then. The makeovers this year kind of sucked. Eva says that she feels misunderstood, and that people's interpretations of what she says don't match up with her intentions. She is visibly upset. Tyra's mom says that the hardest thing for most human beings is to look inward. Eva says that she's been through a lot, personally and emotionally, and is constantly struggling to build herself up and make herself a better person, but not tear other people down at the same time. Hmm, I do wonder about her backstory. Tyra tells Eva to check herself before she starts to throw daggers at others. Tyra's mom fans herself. She looks like a stuffed sausage.