And speaking of never sleeping, the girls will be getting no sleep tonight. Because, like real models, they'll be all coked up and made to give Donatella Versace a tongue bath. No, it's because theyll have their first assignment, a "sexy freaky-deaky bikini shoot" in Jamaica! And at this announcement, the whooping reaches a decibel level so intense that even Céline Dion is like, "Mon Dieu! My ears!" Whoooooop! Tyra reminds the girls that this is "the real thing," and "a competition," and that they are standing next to their competitors. She encourages them to make her proud and "work it out," and then does a little dance that looks oddly familiar. Maybe I saw it in a video somewhere.
Back in the van. Kelle interviews that she's an outgoing person, but that she's never fit into "the" group, though she doesn't say which group she is speaking of. I imagine it might be one headed up by the legendary Al Jolson. She is often considered to be "a white girl with a really good tan" (not to mention repetitive) and stuck up, but right now things are going great, and she's getting along well with everyone. Cut to Eva, who calls Kelle "whitewash," then to the van, where Eva imitates Kelle, saying (in an exaggerated fashion), "I'm the only black people that live in my white cul-de-sac." Dude, if the girl is calling herself "people," I think racial identity is the least of her problems. Eva finds Kelle irritating and wants her to be blacker. Yaya defends Kelle. Toccara waves her head around as if thinking "Mmm hmmm" but doesn't say much. Man, I seriously hope this subplot doesn't last all season.
At the airport. It's 6 AM. The girls are raggedy and tired. Eva interviews that she did not enter this competition to cultivate any relationships, but that she loves Ann. How deep is your love, Eva? Ann really needs to know. Ann says that she and Eva clicked right away, and that their friendship isn't forced. On the plane, the girls are glad to have a chance to sleep. The captain announces that there is a bit of turbulence ahead. Ann interviews that she hates to fly. Cut to her freaking out on the plane, crying and wailing about how much she hates it. She voices over that she had a bad flight during her freshman year of college and swore to herself that she would never fly again. Yeah, just like that time in her freshman year when she "accidentally" "bumped into" the swim coach naked in the locker room and swore to herself that she was just experimenting.