Lest you forgot that we were in the middle of a recap (I know I did!), not all of the girls have walked yet. We are reminded that Gina does not love roaches. She squeals and screams much like her doppelganger Yoko Ono. Only in this case, it is not art. Okay, it wasn't in that case either. Commercials.
In this week's "My Life As a Cover Girl," Nicole tries on some jeans. Good times.
We return to more Gina freakout about the roaches. Gina tells us that she was literally paralyzed. But, apparently, not too paralyzed to walk when Jared pushes her out on the runway. She stumbles a bit, but recovers nicely and hightails it backstage. That was a bit anticlimactic. I wish those things had poisonous venom. Joanie is next and she's awesome. Jade crows that Gina is unwise to freak out in a competition, and that if she had to, she would have bedded four roaches. Yes, Jade would have been gang-banged by multiple roaches. Janice Dickinson is all, "Been there, done that, and thrown in a gaggle of boll weevils."
Jared Gold and his style panel have reached a verdict. But first, critiques. Danielle sashays like a goddess. Mollie Sue looks like she's in the Gestapo. Leslie leads with the nose. Kari has to think more about projecting a vibe. Jade kissed the roach. Gina was a baby. Joanie had good poses. Furonda looked like she was walking an invisible dog. Brooke needed to slow down. Nnenna was too swishy. Sara was too tall. The winner, of course, is Jade. She says that she redeemed herself like an empty bottle worth five cents in Maine. Jade gets to choose four friends to share in her prize, and picks Nnenna, Danielle, Mollie Sue, and Leslie. These five will be getting the VIP treatment at the Sheri Bodell show, which is part of L.A.'s fashion week. They do and it's boring, so I won't get into the details.
Back at Murder Manse, Jade tells her dad on the phone that she had a good day. She says that the judges are getting her confidence confused with arrogance, which irritates her. Dad gives her some comforting words, and Jade cries a little bit.
Meanwhile, Gina tells Danielle that she knows she has potential, but doesn't know how to bring it out. Danielle tells her that sometimes we're our own worst critics. Danielle has clearly not read the Top Model forums. She interviews that she's had a hard-knock life, but that, as a model you have to put a smile on your face, because nobody wants to remember that you're a real person and not merely objectified lady bits dressed in rags. Gina says that she's used to expecting the worst, and that when you do that, it's hard to hope for the best. I think Gina's just trying to show off her clever use of antonyms. (Note to Gina: that means "opposites.") Gina interviews that she needs to develop tougher skin.