The girls head toward the stage. And who should walk out but...Efren Ramirez! Yes, that's right, Pedro, of "Vote For Pedro" fame. He looks a lot older than I thought he would be. When he first walked out, I would have sworn that it was Edward James Olmos. "Vote For Jaime Escalante" doesn't have the same ring to it, does it? The girls will have to do their scene with Efren, who will pick the challenge winner.
Brittany is first, and seems to really excel at the melodramatic bit. Then there's Dionne, who randomly speaks with a Jamaican accent. She says that she doesn't know where that came from, because she doesn't speak Jamaican. She is being serious. Renee seems super-dramatic and sad. Efren says that she started with a big bang and was fully committed. Renee says that the judges told her to step it up at the last Panel, so now's the time to show that she can do that. She then does her "diva model" bit, and at one point kind of gives me the willies with her crazy eye makeup and intense look. Natasha...is not going to win the challenge. Jaslene forgets her lines, and says that she felt really retarded. Whitney plays a perky model, and Efren says that her personality was great from the beginning to the end. Jael...is Jael. Overall, I have to say that this acting challenge was kind of disappointing, and not nearly as hilarious as the ones from past seasons. They didn't even try to make the girls cry! What's up with that?
Efren says that all of the girls were good, but one was fully connected in what she was doing. And it's Renee! Oh, good for her. She hasn't won anything yet, and I hear positive reinforcement is good for the rehabilitation. Renee gets to pick a friend to share in her prize. This is problematic, because she has no friends. She ends up going with Dionne, who is really surprised. Renee says that Dionne said she wasn't going to give her another chance, so I guess Renee is trying to win friends by buying them. Eh, whatever works. Dionne interviews that she knows Renee doesn't like her for real, but that she's trying to make a change, so Dionne is going to go with the flow. Jael says that Dionne is easily bought. Instead of going with the flow, Jael -- if her hair is any indication -- is apparently going with the Flowbee. Efren gives Renee and Dionne their prizes, which are...tiny t-shirts. One reads "Vote For Renee," and the other reads "Vote For Dionne." Dionne says, "...this is so cute," but her tone says, "Where are my diamonds, fool?" Whitney, whose wrist is worth $40,000, gloats.