When we return, Nicole still sucks. She interviews that it's very confusing how one minute you're on the top and the next minute you're on the bottom, and it's good to know that Nigel's teaching her something in those private photography sessions he insisted on having with her. Jay has to feed Nicole each sentence. He says that she walked on set and just froze, and that he's going to have to tell the judges about her poor performance. She looks really great, though. There is no way in heck she's actually wearing Cover Girl Foundation.
Next is the photo shoot. Nik says that it feels great to know she did well on the commercial, and that she hopes it will show in her photo. She adds that it's important for her to start giving variety in her photos, given that the judges criticize her for having the same expression week after week. They always have to make up something to plant the seed of doubt, don't they? She poses with a giant smile, which actually looks a little weird.
Bre is next, and notes that smiling through a photo shoot is hard. Oh, boo hoo. Think about the plight of the migrant workers who spend hours in the fields picking granola for your tasting pleasure, and then get back to me about heavy labor. Bre says that she's trying to think about something really funny so that her pose doesn't look dead and forced.
Finally, we have Nicole, who notes that it's really important that she rock the photo shoot, since she bombed on the commercial. Perennial photographer Jim DeYonker tells her that she presses her tongue against the front of her teeth when she smiles, and that she needs to stop doing that. Nicole interviews that that's her smile, so it's hard to change. Think about the plight of the workers who spend hours reading books aloud to blind birds, and then get back to me about difficult jobs. Nicole says that having an amazing picture will save her.
Bre and Nik talk about how they did, and Bre is surprised to learn that Nik thinks she did better on the commercial than she did on the photo shoot. Jay is also surprised, saying that he thought that Nik would have the worst performance, that Nicole would have the best performance (he adds, "because she's been so cocky," which seems a funny way to judge someone's potential), and that Bre would be somewhere in the middle. Jay says that the girls are flipping it upside down, which goes to show that you may think you know who's going to be America's Net Top Model, but you really don't. Unless you've seen the show already, in which case you totally know. When a reality show ends, doesn't it seem like old news, like, a nanosecond later?