The girls head to the site of their shoot, where they meet Jay Manuel, who tells them that there is a fine line between sexy and sleazy. He says that models shoot all kinds of covers, so today they will be posing for the cover of a romance novel. What's the line between sexy and tacky? The girls are all a-twitter. Melrose is once again wearing the world's ugliest outfit. She interviews, "The image that you get when you hear romance novel is like, groping, really aggressive, like, painting." I don't know if she means that it's like a painting or that it's like painting, but either way that's kind of hilarious. Jay tells them that when you're on a romance cover, you need to draw the reader in with your story. And boy, does Jay have a story for each of the girls. Jaeda will have a Dracula scene. Eugena's story is secret lovers caught in the act. Michelle will have a secret love child. Never meant to be. Love child. Society. CariDee is a peasant in love with a rich man. Melrose is a Madame of a brothel. But not Wayland Flowers and Madame, which might be more appropriate. (And as a side note, I feel like I have mentioned Wayland Flowers and Madame in a lot of recaps. What is wrong with me?) Amanda will be leaving her man for another woman. Anchal will be Cleopatra. Brooke is desperate for her man to stay. The photographer for the day is Randee St. Nicholas, and Jay promises the girls an excellent co-star.
Brooke says that she was expecting their co-star to be someone young and hot and full of testosterone. Instead, they get the missing link. Yes, their photo co-star is Fabio. It is true that this is his genre. We see some of his romance novel covers, and the titles are as such: Rogue, Pirate, and Gentle Rogue. Do you guys think that Gentle Rogue is the sequel to Rogue? I'd hate to read them out of order and miss some important plot point.
First up is CariDee, who was pretty much born to be a peasant in love with a rich man. She does a brilliant job. Jay tells her that it was beyond orgasmic. Gross, man. Next up is Amanda, who is leaving her man for another woman. She says that it's kind of a confusing character for her and she doesn't know how she's going to get into it. Yes, we know you're not the gay one. Fabio thinks that Amanda has a great look and great potential, but she seemed nervous. Jay asks her what she's thinking about, and she says her boyfriend. Again, we can tell you apart by now. Jay tells us that Amanda has been consistently fair -- not bad, not good. Just average. Fabio hangs out with the twins and asks if they are inseparable. They say that no, they are very separable. Hmmm, that seems like a bit of foreshadowing, doesn't it? Not as much foreshadowing as the graduation package, but you get the picture. Jay says that Michelle's shot is an intimate one, so she shouldn't have any hopes for personal space. She interviews that she's never been in a relationship, so lying in bed with a man and a baby is kind of different for her. She says that it was fun and uncomfortable at the same time. Jay says that Michelle is usually very good on set, but today her body was very uncomfortable. Fabio is kind of nuzzling her ear. I can see how that might cause discomfort.