Wendy's pose is too safe. Tyra, for reasons still mysterious to me, makes a lackey come and wet down Wendy's hair so that it can be pulled into a bun. Yes, have a stranger come and pour water on the girl from New Orleans. That is extremely sensitive and motherly of you, Tyra. Tyra asks if the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina is affecting Wendy's performance in the competition. Wendy says that she tries not even to think about it.
Joanie is next. Twiggy thinks she looks very high-fashion, but Tyra says she's playing it safe with her pose.
Next, Sara, whose photo is disappointing to Twiggy. Nigel notes that she doesn't appear to be comfortable with her makeover, which is, of course, true.
Twiggy loves everything about Brooke. Her photo gets kudos, and Nigel and Twiggy give her the "you're so wrong, you're right" spiel. I thought they only said that about people behind their backs.
Furonda is next, and Nigel tells Furonda that she needs to be more of a presence. Tyra says that Furonda did much better this week.
Gina needs to learn more about her angles. Her photo is not a cover, but it's beautiful.
Tyra notes that Nnenna won the challenge for the week. Her photo is fierce in a fashion-forward way, even though Tyra says she's awkward every now and then.
Finally, Jade stands before the judges. Twiggy notes that Jade scares her a little because she's so aggressive. Nigel asks if Jade is angry, and Jade starts going into her drama with the other girls in the house. She says that she knows she's a threat, and that she's had the most dramatic transition. Tyra says that there have been many more dramatic transitions in past seasons, and Nigel tells her to leave her bullshit at the door. Jade's photo is in profile, which doesn't work. She starts to make excuses about her eye makeup, and Nigel tells her that she needs to stop bitching so much. Tyra says that modeling isn't about making the model look good, it's about making the product look good. Jade is whipped and gives a meek "okay."
The judges discuss. Nnenna has quiet confidence according to Nigel. Gina is pretty but not a model. Nigel says that she's dazed and confused in person. He doesn't know the half of it. Everyone loves Brooke. Sara still has a bit of the gawky teenager about her, but has a great look. Nigel says that he likes Joanie okay, but that as soon as she opens her mouth, her giant snaggletooth -- which apparently makes a noise like an elephant, if the sound editor is to be believed -- is all he sees. And seriously, girl has quite a tooth. Ms. J. says that a call to 1-800-SMILE will fix that. Wendy gets mixed reviews, as does Leslie. Mollie Sue's haircut gets raves from Twiggy. Rachel says she thinks Furonda could walk every runway in Europe, whereas Nigel says that "Furonda is Gone-da" for him, and that she looks like E.T. in a wig. Twiggy would like to watch Kari some more. Danielle is beloved by Twiggy. Tyra says that Danielle reminds her of the girls she grew up with in Inglewood, and does her best ghetto impersonation. It involves hopscotch, and that's all I'm going to say. Twiggy appears uneasy, while Rachel thinks about how delicious hopscotch chalk must taste. That's what happens when you don't eat for fifteen years. Twiggy says that Jade is Scary Spice to her, but Ms. J. thinks that they knocked some of the arrogance out of her. Nigel, not to be outdone by just any ghetto impression, counters with "Jade just needs to get laid." Ms. J. looks like he wants to clutch his pearls as he thinks about how gross Nigel is. And seriously, that is the least of Jade's problems.