On the eve of elimination, Eva worries about going home. But surprise! Her photo is great. At panel, Toccara seems to have completely lost her personality, much to the judges' dismay. And then, there is a challenge where the girls have to build an outfit around their choice of four hats. Yaya is offended at the mere appearance of a fake kente cloth hat. It goes something like this:
Yaya: That is one fake-ass cliché hat. It's so offensive that I wouldn't even let it near my precious face.
Hat: Hey, you think I want to rub noses with those craters on your forehead? I deserve an apology.
And then...heh. Back at home, a concerned and singularly unlikable Yaya expresses worry to her sister. Her sister then says, "Regardless of what people think about you, continue to bless people with your compassion and your wisdom. They have the blessing of being with you." Man, you can just see where it comes from, can't you? Back in the Pink Positive bedroom, the rest of the girls are talking (though, may I add, not in what seems to be an excessively loud manner), and Eva says something about tension and animosity (hmmm, wonder who she's talking about?). Yaya tells her sister to hold on one second and then screams, "I CAN'T HEAR I'M ON THE PHONE!" Like, the kind of scream that you use when someone gets run over by a Mack Truck, and EMS needs to be called. Blessing. Compassion. Wisdom. Yaya. Back in the room the girls are stunned into complete silence for a full eight seconds. Then Norelle simply says, "Go on." HA! Eva says that Yaya is ballistic, and extra. And also, an ass.
At elimination, Toccara gets sent home in another genuinely sad moment. She says that she's going to take all the constructive criticism from the show and go to work, and that this whole experience will be a boost for her. I do hope so.
Next, it's acting class with Sande Shurin, a troll who lives under the Manhattan Bridge. The girls act out a scene with Taye Diggs. Taye Diggs, Taye Diggs, hot hot hot! The script is loaded with all kinds of difficult medical jargon, which makes Eva say "illsnesses." The ANTM captioners finally learn how to spell "Champs-Elysees." Fucking Yaya actually kisses Taye Diggs's knuckles during the scene. (We do not see Taye with the bottle of disinfectant that he obviously demanded immediately afterward.) The girls are generally terrible, and also excited to be near the hotness that is Taye Diggs. Yaya brags that she kissed his hand. Ann says that Taye Diggs wants Ann. Eva says that Taye Diggs is married. Ann is all, "Girl, you know I'll take her too."