Oh, and then it's dinnertime. Kiara is making chili for the house, and she tells us that even though some people might have the impression that she's a stone cold beeyotch, she in fact is a nurturer. She raised her six siblings, and is a tough love kind of mom. Kiara hopes that the other girls respect her for this. Well, at the very least I'm sure they'll eat her chili. Everyone is chowing down, and then Victoria walks in on her spindly little legs. She takes a place at the table and the others ask her if she'll have any chili. When Victoria says no, the others quickly ask her why not. She says that she doesn't eat red meat. But of course there is more at play. Victoria misses her mom so much, she interviews, that she hasn't really had the desire to eat like she did at home. She says for about the 100th of 1,000,000 times that it's like she can't even taste food. And I have to say that for a long time I, too, would lose my appetite in periods of extreme stress -- breakups, bad jobs, etc. So I actually don't think that she has an eating disorder. I DO, however, believe that she's a fiery hot mess in many other capacities.
Victoria's eating habits or lack thereof have not gone unnoticed by the other models. Kiara says that she's concerned. Kristin notes that Victoria exercises but doesn't eat a lot, and has definitely lost weight since the competition began. We see Victoria, in a bikini, stretching and lifting giant chess pieces in the backyard. In another context this would have been magical, but now it just feels kind of sad. Editing fail! We want to laugh at these ladies without actual concern! There's nothing I despise more than being forced to have a kindness-based emotion in response to a reality show contestant. As Kristin says that Victoria is not stable enough to handle the competition, we head to credits.
When we return, Bryanboy is in the model house and the girls pretend to be excited for about six seconds. He reminds the girls that a feature in Nylon is part of the prize for the winner, and introduces Marissa Montgomery, who is a designer and host for Nylon TV. She says perfectly objectively that Nylon is one of the greatest and most awesome magazines, and that Nylon TV shoots features all over the world -- from the runways of New York to the ice caves of Sweden. Stockholm Fashion Week is held in ice caves, though, so it's not really that unusual. Bryanboy then announces that, in keeping with the college theme, the girls will be going on a road trip to Palm Springs. This is, of course, a challenge, and the theme is "Random Acts of Modeling." This is a term that apparently was coined by Tyra. I mean, you have to give her credit for throwing shit at the wall until something sticks. Tooch that smize H2T! Laura and Kristin explain that Random Acts of Modeling occur when you're doing a regular thing like talking on the phone or pumping gas, but doing it fiercely. And, I would add, someone is there to take a photo of your magnificence.