Chrissy and Taylor and Rob give all the girls kudos, but we soon learn that the winner is Laura. She gets $10,000 in her scholarship bank, and gets to be in the video game with her pwn-taunt. While Laura is thrilled to have won her first challenge, Brittany is downtrodden. However, she says that she can't let herself feel beat down and discouraged. Rather, she'll slap a smile on her face, stuff away her annoyances, and kick ass. Repression! It's the Disney way. Put that in your cryogenic freezer and take it out in 200 years! Chrissy then takes a few moments to talk with the models about the importance of social media, and how to deal with all the assholes out there (yours truly included) who say mean things about you. She suggests turning it into a game, where you pretend like you don't even care. And then go home and cry salty tears into your pillow while swigging Ramona pinot grigio out of the bottle. Fun game, better than Scattergories, even. Chrissy also suggests being sweet, and real. What if your real self isn't sweet? We shall see Yvonne deal with this conundrum momentarily!
When the girls return home, they see the challenge scores. Laura is of course at the top with a 9, while Kristin, Brittany and Yvonne all had 8s. Victoria and Nastasia are at the bottom, with a 6 and a 5 respectively. Laura claims that she's depressed because she only got a 9 and not a 10. Oh, can it, blondie. She's like the Gwyneth Paltrow of this competition. That is NOT a compliment. You know who REALLY is deservedly depressed is Victoria. She feels like she's given everything she can give, and is really scared about her position in the competition. Brittany is frustrated, because she thought she might finally win. If only it were a Disney brand video game where a bird friend landed on her shoulder and told her to cheer up!
Oh, and then it's time for Victoria to call home. She's mostly just cool and aloof when she gets her mom on the line. Ha! No, just kidding, she's a fucking mess, per usual. She cries and tells her mom how much she misses her, and misses their conversations, and -- wait for it -- their country cooking. Leave it to Victoria to be raised inside of a Cracker Barrel. She says that she can't even taste the food without her mom there. Sometimes, she says, she gets so down, but then she thinks of her mom and it keeps her going. Victoria is distraught and despondent and whatever other synonyms for sad she learned in her home school English course. Whoever cast her on this show should absolutely win an Emmy, and maybe some sort of Nobel-esque prize.