J. says that he will be teaching them "Runway 101," and that practice makes perfect. As an example, he brings out Yoanna, the reigning America's Next Top Model. The girls are impressed, or at least act impressed. I have to say that I was a Yoanna enthusiast, but she's looking a little rough these days. She tells the girls that her life has been flipped around, and that they should be prepared. To become haggard-looking has-beens jockeying for a guest spot on Eve. "Kristi" asks if Yoanna ever felt discouraged or had difficulty maintaining confidence. Yeah, every time the judges told her she was a flabby cow. Yoanna advises the girls to focus on themselves and not to worry about the other girls or they'll lose concentration. An ugly-looking Nicole thinks that this is sound advice. Yoanna interviews that it is interesting to be on the "other side," and that J. is going to mold the girls and give them the tools they need to succeed.
J. is now wearing a crazy cut up t-shirt dress and do-rag. He instructs the girls to outfit themselves in little tank tops, tiny skirts, and big heels. In a bit of foreshadowing, Norelle interviews that she is not used to wearing heels. He tells them that they are now in J.-Walking school, where posture is everything. ["I would fail this test spectacularly, by the way. I never, ever wear heels and my posture sucks ass." -- Wing Chun] He makes the girls walk down the runway with books on their heads, which seems a little old-school, but he's the expert. Several girls fail miserably, causing J. to lament, "Y'all are so beat up." Ann works the book. J. says that Eva walks like she's chewing gum between her legs. I think someone around here might have a bit of the old vagina dentata complex. On a side note, in college a friend and I used to go around yelling "VAGINA DENTATA!" and gnashing our teeth together. It may sound weird, but try it and you'll see how fun it actually is. It particularly comes in handy when warding off attackers, frightening small children, and scandalizing co-workers at staff meetings. Eva interviews that the others don't know she has a short complex. She says she feels and acts like the tallest girl, rather than the pug-resembling midge that she actually is. J. says that Kelle needs to be less of a tight-ass. Nicole is afraid to let go, and Cassie is also holding back. Amanda stands out because of her eyes. At this prompt, we are yet again treated to Amanda telling us that she has the degenerative eye disease retinitis pigmentosa, and will eventually be completely blind. She says that modeling will "promote [sic] certain challenges," but that she's not going to let her disability affect her, because she doesn't want it to. And here, I will admit that the editors appear to have cut her off mid-sentence. However, I think that sentence probably ended "...prevent me from seeing places where people have gathered so I can ask for their attention and reveal a shocking secret, which is that I have the degenerative eye disease retinitis pigmentosa. Which is a degenerative eye disease. Called retinitis pigmentosa."