Night falls. Tyra Mail! "Tomorrow it's double jeopardy. You'll need to draw on everything you've learned to get through the day. It's going to be difficult, so duck for cover. At 6:45 AM." Kahlen tells the others that they're going to have to draw ducks.
We arrive the next day at a set with a zebra-striped background and runway. We see Jay Manuel, who asks the girls if they're ready for a runway show. Jay is oranged to a crisp. Kahlen interviews that she's psyched because she feels confident about her walk. Jay tells them that they're actually not going to do a runway show, but rather a commercial. At this, Kahlen is not so excited, because acting isn't her thing. The commercial will be for Cover Girl's Outlast makeup. We then get a Jay-led almost commercial about how this makeup is the first of its kind and how Cover Girl has made it so easy with their two-step formula that makes your skin look beautiful all day long no matter the conditions. And I have actually tried makeup that's sort of similar in its claims to last all day, and it makes you feel like you have a film of motor oil on your face and gives you more zits than Britney. But maybe the revolutionary two-step formula corrects all of this in ways unknown. The commercial's premise is that we see a runway show and then cut to the backstage chaos. The girls will be doing a full thirty-second commercial as well as a print campaign. They meet director Russel Underhill and photographer Helmut Rautenbach, whom one might hope is as scarily German as his name indicates.
Backstage, the girls have fine Cover Girl makeup applied to them by a team of professionals as they try to memorize their lines. Kahlen interviews that she's normally very nervous going into shoots, and doesn't want to be sent home because of her confidence. And I'm pretty sure that this exact interview bit was used in another episode. Cut to Keenyah backstage, saying that if a model has a lot of confidence and stands up for herself, it doesn't matter how people treat her. Oh, so then I guess it's okay if I continue to call her fat. Keenyah interviews that what gives her the edge over Kahlen and Keenyah is that, personality-wise, she'd be a great representative for "anything that's out in the modeling industry." Well, she would if she hadn't been edited to be such a jerk. Mathu tells Naima that she always looks very serious, and is quiet. Naima says that she's mysterious, and tells us that the panel thinks that her weakness is not being able to open up completely to them. She says that if she hadn't been on the chopping block at the last panel, then she wouldn't have been able to pinpoint what makes her hold herself back. Huh? She charmingly asks Mathu who is going home, to show us that she has charm. He says that he doesn't know, which I think is lies.