Norelle won a makeup challenge, and got to attend a fashion party with three friends (Eva, Ann, and "Kristi"), while the other girls had to serve on the catering staff. At the party, Amanda is assigned trash duty and says that she's worried about it because...and you might want to sit down here...she's legally blind. She says to Kelle, "Kelle, I'm doing trash, and trash has to walk around." Just like she is walking around now, coincidentally! She continues, "And it's dark in there and my vision..." And Kelle simply says, "I'm sorry, I can't do trash." Ha! Oh, I love Kelle so very much. She says to Yaya that it's okay if Yaya wants to switch (in addition to having retinitis pigmentosa, she is apparently also studying to be a reverse psychologist), and Yaya says, "I won't just because that's not what we're assigned." Amanda then runs to the bathroom and begins crying. She says that she doesn't want to embarrass herself by running into something, or hurting herself, or knocking somebody over. That's actually what she says. Dude, I think if she was so worried about embarrassing herself, she might have considered keeping her yap shut at the beginning of the season. Or not coming on this show at all, actually. Yaya agrees to switch with Amanda, which is probably the only nice thing she's ever done on the show, or ever. Yaya says that it didn't seem that dark. She picks up tiny bits of litter. Which, ha, except that I'm hating Amanda again right now. When Yaya comes back in the kitchen, Amanda says, "You're hot for picking up trash!" Yaya scowls at her. Hee! Oh, I liked Yaya for a minute there. Just a minute, though.
Next, the girls do a makeup-free beauty shot. Cassie reveals to Amanda that she has an eating disorder. The whole thing goes something like this:
Cassie: Amanda, I'm bulimic! Don't tell anybody.
Amanda: Sure, okay. [Waits precisely one minute, during which she acquires a megaphone.] Hey everybody, guess what? Cassie's bulimic!
Everybody: Bulimia is wrong! Booooo!
Cassie's photo was great, though, so then everyone forgot that she was bulimic, or didn't care anymore.
Oh, and then a bad memory. Julie told the panel that she wanted to start her own manufacturing company. They kicked her off the show. Goodbye Julie! Also, Tyra totally hates Julie now. She was hardly in the clip show at all. Not fair!
And then, a tearful confessional that I'm surprised we didn't see earlier. Cassie cries on the phone to her mom that she has been lying to her. She says that she's done what she's done so that she wouldn't have to burden her family financially. Her mother hopes it wasn't anything very bad. Cassie says that it wasn't ("No, Mom, I am not a prostitute"), but that her mom wouldn't approve of what she's done. Her mom guesses that Cassie has been stripping. Cassie says that she doesn't do it anymore (lies!). Her mom says, "Oh, God. I do not want you living that kind of life." Well, then, help her fill out a freaking Stafford Loan application, Mom. Cassie says she feels better that she was honest with her mom, but that this one conversation won't be the end. Because she has so very many other issues that bear discussing.