And now, the clincher. The girls have to tell the judges who among them has the most and least potential as a model. I love how deliciously manipulative and mean this assignment is. Keenyah says that Brittany and Kahlen are tied for most potential, while Naima has the least due to her "shell." But what about her chocolaty center? Christina thinks that Kahlen is the next Top Model, and that Brittany has the least potential because she's pinpointed toward one certain look. Naima says that Kahlen has the most potential while Christina has the least; she photographs well but is bland. Brittany says she thinks she's going to be the next Top Model, and then laughs and says she's joking. She chooses Keenyah as having the most potential, and Keenyah gives a satisfied nod. Brittany agrees with many of the others that Christina has the least potential. Kahlen thinks that Keenyah is the strongest, which gets another nod from Keenyah. With difficulty, Kahlen chooses Christina as being the least strong because her look is geared toward high-fashion, and those kinds of opportunities might not be so rampant. And she says she's never seen the show before! Christina nods sadly.
Tyra thanks the girls for their honesty and says that they need this type of insight to get to the next level. When they get out into the modeling world, which is filled with sharks (and at this I can't believe we don't get a shot of Janice), the girls will need to know the strengths and weaknesses of their competition. And now it is time for the judges' evaluation. Tyra thinks Keenyah is catty, and that she gave her critique as if she was the best. She notes with surprise that no girl said that she was the one with the most top model potential, which is apparently what the judges were looking for. That is kind of a trick question. The judges critique Keenyah's shot. Janice says that Keenyah's body pose is weak, but her face is gorgeous. Flambé says that she's pretty, but doesn't show fashion. Flambé says that Christina's critiques were boring, and Janice and Nigel both add that she was robotic. A beautiful robot, but a robot nonetheless. Paola says that, as an agent, she doesn't know how she'd sell Christina, because she's not feeling anything from her. Christina turns on the waterworks to try to convince the judges that she has a soul. Janice thinks Christina's pose in the photo sucks, and that she's lost her ankle. And this one is totally Jay Manuel's fault. Tyra -- ever coming to Jay's defense -- says that the Wall Street Journal proclaimed "the hunch" to be the new "it" pose in modeling. Well, since it's coming from such a respected fashion publication, I'm sure that's totally true.