Marc Bouwer is the one to announce the winner of the competition. He goes from lowest to highest: Norelle - 170; Nicole - 178.5; Toccara - 181; Cassie - 184; Eva - 188.5; Amanda - 188.5. Yaya has 211, and Ann has 207.5. Yaya is the winner. She gets to choose one friend to share in her rack of clothes from the designers, and selects Nicole. In any case, Yaya and Ann really blew away the rest of the girls. On the ride home, Norelle says that she gave her all today, but that it wasn't good enough. In the midst of heated competition, she doesn't have the luxury of sucking and being at the bottom. Being last makes her wonder why she is there. She feels like a joke. Eva tells her to stand up tall, and Amanda offers, "Obstacles are nothing but things to step off of." Or bump your walking stick into, as it were.
Back at the apartment, we see that Yaya's prize is actually one rack in total of well-spaced clothes. There's not that much stuff. Yaya reads her cards from the various designers. The other girls look on with envy. Toccara says that she is happy for Yaya, but is getting nervous because you don't see many big girls in high fashion. Please. You don't see a lot of size sixes in high fashion. Yaya prances around in front of the mirror, doing a variety of dancer-like turns. Shut up. Toccara says that she feels a lot of pressure, because she's there with a bunch of thin girls and doesn't know how to compete with that. As she says this, we see a shot of Nicole's kind of jiggly, big-looking thigh. Interesting. Commercials.
Serious music. Norelle talks to her mom on the phone, and tells her that she's not doing well. We see a photo of Norelle and her bespectacled, tattooed mom. Her mom says, "You're doing the best that you can." Norelle says that's not good enough, and that she's been giving her all, but still can't get it right. Her mom says, "Remember, it's up to you to see the beauty in you...I want you to start doing this too, I want you to put your arms around yourself and hug yourself." Norelle says that she might not be good enough now, but that she'll be good enough some day. Norelle's mom says, "You're good enough now." I love Norelle's mom! I hope she gets to come on the show. Norelle seems to appreciate her awesome mom.