Nicole and Nik step into the studio, where they see Tyra being photographed. From the waist up, she looks like she is wearing a muumuu. Tyra welcomes the girls and introduces them to famed photographer Gilles Bensimon. Nicole says she's freaking out that they're finally getting the chance to work with him. Tyra wraps her arm around Gilles's shoulder. She is about a foot taller than he is. She says that Gilles is a very big practical joker, and that when she was seventeen years old and modeling in Paris, she handed her portfolio to him and he replied in his French accent, "You are the ugliest girl I have ever seen in my life," and then booked her the next day. I do not see what the joke is. But in any case, I do not like Gilles Bensimon. First of all, he looks like he walked off the wall at Sardi's. He also gives off a total Polanski-esque "'Ello, little twelve-year-old girl! Come sit in my hot tub and show me your portfolio. Oh zees? Zees pill I am giving you is just a vitamin. Wash it down with some sparkly apple juice and let Uncle Gilles give you a pony ride on his knee!" vibe. He's an creepy old perv, is what I'm saying.
In any case, the girls are doing the photo shoot with Tyra. Nicole is feeling the pressure. As he shoots them, Gilles says, "No kissing each other, please." There he goes with the reverse psychology again. Also, creepy old perv. He positions Nicole by touching her shoulder, which is also gross. Nik says that Nicole is a beautiful girl with lots of potential, but that she's trying not to focus on that, and instead is concentrating on making herself shine and bringing her personality out. Gilles continues to shoot Tyra and Nicole and tells them to pretend to love each other. He goes up to Nicole and says, "I'm going to touch the winner now." Nik interviews that hearing Gilles say that Nicole's the winner kind of throws her off. I think she should just be grateful that he's not touching her.