Tyra tells us that, now that the panel has met all of the girls individually, they wanted to see them together in a "lingerie walk-off" to see if they can "serve it." This is so stupid. Tyra asks the group of lingerie-clad lovelies how the experience was. They all say, "fun," and she says, "scary?" They all say yes, but it's better than the various parasites and cans of Fancy Feast waiting for them at home. She says that it's the kind of scary that can change their lives, and then sends them on their way. Once they are fully clothed, Jay comes out to tell them that their first big elimination will occur the next morning. The girls shed tears, and one group prays while doing so. "Thank you, Jesus, we ask you to come into our careers, God." I am so sure that God gives a rat's ass who wins America's Next Top Model. Kahlen says that she is petrified. Tiffany says that everyone was crying like they were on Oprah. She says that getting cut will be hard...for the other girls. Because she isn't getting cut. Now throw a glass at someone! What do we have to do to get a little action around here?
The next morning, the girls stand in front of the Jays for the first cut. They're going from thirty-five down to twenty. On the table behind them in the large hotel conference room are twenty portfolios, each with a photograph. Those photographs represent the twenty women who are moving on to the next level of competition. Kahlen says that this is the most nervous she's ever been. We get a lot of footage of Kahlen, don't we? On the count of three, the girls run to the portfolios. Pandemonium! Tiffany finds her portfolio and falls to her knees, crying. Manly Michelle is the last to get her book, and she screams, "Aw! Hell yeah!" Mary is crying tears of joy, and notes that no other plus-sized girls were selected for her to compete with. She totally thinks she has it in the bag. That is just sad. Estela says that she wasn't crying when she got her book, but that she cried for the other devastated girls who didn't get a book. Oh, Estela has a heart! The heart of a man dressed in women's clothing, but a heart nonetheless. Speech impediment Alexandria is bawling. Lady Kat tells her to stop crying, because crying is for losers. Lady Kat says that she feels great, because she's still living and has nine lives. She says she's going to win. Several girls note that the competition is tough. Commercials.