A photo in which Tyra's fat has been airbrushed right off the continent leads us to Panel. Tyra greets the girls in Thai before telling them what they already know: one of them must be eliminated. There are prizes, there are judges. The guest judge is photographer Jaturong Hirankarn. Tyra says that, as a model, you need to know how to sell yourself on the spot, so for the judging challenge, they need to sell a persona to the judges. It can be cute, quirky, or, if some of them want to express their real personalities, grating, simple-minded and disagreeable.
Joanie is first. She tells the judges her motto: life is a track meet, not a marathon, and it's over quicker than you think, so you should do it right the first time. My motto is that whether life is a track meet or a marathon, you'll find me at the bar. Jade says that her look is versatile, and that she can transform herself into various ethnicities. She then says that she can fit into certain molds, which she really wants to break. Just take for granted that nothing she says is going to make any sense. Sara says that she's intelligent, and uses her intelligence to...she doesn't finish her sentence, because intelligence and modeling are not exactly in bed together. Joanie says that a smile is the sword to beauty. In that case, her lips once conceal a snaggly ninja. Furonda says nothing, as crickets chirp. Danielle says that she has an outlasting gap which is her signature trademark. Jade says that her body is proportionable. I'm starting to think that Jade should run for President. Sara goes on about her intelligence. Jade says that when she does speak, people see the other side of Jade. The even dumber side. Nnenna says that ANTM will help her break into the industry, and some fading on the part of the editors make us realize that she goes on in a boring fashion for some time. Danielle talks about her long wavy hair. Sara says that intelligence is extremely sexy and marketable. Jade says that what you see is what you get, and then tells them not to judge a book by its cover. Is there anything that is the opposite of MENSA that Jade can join? Dumbnesses Anonymous, maybe? Nnenna says that, most of all, what she wants her publicity as America's Next Top Model to do is enable her to walk into the Nigerian embassy and be recognized. First conquer Walgreen's, then the world. Furonda says that this has been a wonderful and surreal experience. Danielle says that her long legs are ready for the runway. Furonda asks, "Is that what you were looking for?" and the judges kind of throw up their hands. And, maybe a little, just throw up.
Evaluations. Joanie was a bit bland according to Miss J., and Nigel tells her that she needs to deliver her lines, and not just say them. Tyra was upset that nothing Joanie said was original. Nigel says that she'll be known as a bumper-sticker model. "My other car is a snaggletooth." Her mermaid photo, however, gets raves. Tyra brings up the coffee thing, and says that part of the reason Joanie was nauseated might have been because she was the only model who was totally upside down. She gets kudos.