Joanie is next. She says that she wants to focus on doing the best poses. She has the idea of posing on the elephant's leg. She looks totally at ease, and Jay is impressed that she tried something new. Joanie then crawls up on the elephant's back and almost falls off. She reaches out her hand, and the elephant reaches back its trunk, and it's so awesome that it makes me want to give the elephant a big hug and then spoon it. Elephant, call me! Jade looks pissed, and once again interviews that she doesn't pay much attention to Joanie, because Joanie's not on her level. Jay says that Joanie has some magic with the elephant. She really does. She scratches the elephant's neck, and I wish it was me! Scratching the elephant's neck that is, though, Lord knows, I am not opposed to anyone who wants to scratch my head or neck either.
Sara says that Joanie was really creative and she rocked it, so going right after her motivated Sara to try to match that sort of energy. Sara tells Jay that she wants to start off by doing some of the poses on the elephant's leg, just like Joanie did. After she walks away, Jay says that Sara is basically biting Joanie's idea. Like, for real. The elephant's really big; I'm sure there's another body part that she could hang off of. Unfortunately, as Jay says, Sara didn't execute the leg poses in nearly the same graceful fashion as Joanie did. Jay says that in modeling, you have to make the shots your own. Joanie laughs at Sara. Sara gets up on top of the elephant and once again uses Joanie's poses. Joanie notes that Sara is copying her and it's getting on her nerves. I remember in second grade I had a friend named Billie, and she got pinstripe jeans, and then I got pinstripe jeans (three pairs, actually), and Billie totally sat me down and had a talking-to with me and was like, "You're copying me and you need to stop." So in a way I feel for Sara, because sometimes you want to be cool like other people are cool. But also, I was seven. Sara says that she got both positive and negative feedback, and can only hope that she has a good picture.
Back in Bangkok, there is Tyra Mail. Someone is going home. Furonda says that they're the cream of the crop, and that they all had a good photo shoot so it's really going to come down to who shows good personality at Panel. Jade says that she is a threat, and knows that a lot of the girls are intimidated by her. She adds that because she's a threat, a lot of the girls would be happy to see her go. I must feel threatened by Jade, too, because I am whipping up a pitcher of mojitos the minute that she's eliminated. Sara talks to Danielle about the whole copying issue. Sara says that imitation is a form of flattery. I half expect this to be product placement for the "Designer Imposters" line of perfumes. Danielle says that because Sara was right after Joanie, it looked like she was biting really bad. Sara defends herself by saying that she thought it would be fun to balance on an elephant's foot for once in her life. She interviews that she's still learning and still putting pieces together. Danielle interviews that she doesn't know what Tyra's going to think about her going to the hospital and missing the dance challenge. "It ain't over until Tyra does not call your name," says Danielle. I think she just inadvertently called Tyra a fat lady! Commercials.
When we return, the girls enter Panel. There are prizes, there are judges. The guest judge is Siri Udomritthiruj of Elle Thailand. The judging challenge is for the girls to express three emotions using only their body. They have to wear masks, too. Furonda is first, and Tyra says, "The first emotion..." Furonda busts into a pose, and Tyra tells her to wait because she didn't even give the first emotion yet. Heh. Miss J. asks what pose that was. With the finger pointing diagonally in the air, I would guess it was from Saturday Night Fever. The first emotion is sensuality. Furonda looks crazy. Actually, everyone looks kind of crazy. Joanie is still stuck on her Thai dance moves. The second emotion is despair. I would just pretend that I was looking at Jade for that one. The third emotion is compassion. That is the one I would do least well on, because recapping this show for four seasons has totally sapped my ability to be nice to anyone.