Oh boy, and then Tyra has a little tete-a-tete-a-tete with Victoria and Maria. She asks why they declined the makeovers. Fucking Victoria starts in about how her great-great grandmother was full-blooded Cherokee Indian and had similar (which she pronounces "simular") hair. She takes a lot of pride in that heritage. And also, Jewish relatives. I don't know what Jewish relatives have to do with anything, but Victoria certainly likes to reference them. Tyra tells both girls that when a model is reluctant to make a temporary change, she wonders if they should be in the fashion industry at all. Because the fashion industry does not give a care about your Cherokee great grandmother. Tyra invites Victoria and Maria to open their makeover envelopes. Maria's simply reads, "Curly with layers and highlights." Basically, she would have had the same hair. What a tool. Victoria's would have been red, long and curly. She's kicking herself and wonders if she's engaged in self-sabotage. Everything that Victoria does is simultaneously self-sabotage and a genius maneuver. They will never kick her off the show until they've squeezed every last crazy tear out of her face. Between heaving sobs, Victoria tells a camera person that her mom would advise her to stay strong. That's the unique Cherokee-Jew logic at work!
We see Kristin post-makeover, with shorter hair and bangs. She looks kind of like a cross between Cheryl Tiegs and Natalie Maines. I don't dislike it, and she is excited to have a new, edgier look. Nastasia gets a slightly shorter, bouncier lion's mane. You couldn't really mess with that lovely perfect hair too much. Kiara is getting a longer, straight weave and also the outside edges of her eyebrows are removed so she can look like Spock in all of her photos. She loves the look and pronounces that she is now even more of a threat.
Meanwhile, Destiny is having a sad. She tells the hairdresser and Kelly that she would like a more feminine look, and Kelly asks if what she means is that she doesn't want to look like a total dyke. Known for her caring and subtlety, that one. Johnny tells her to own the edginess, and then we see a post-makeover confessional in which Destiny tells us that she doesn't feel pretty or confident. And that's because her hair looks crazy. It's like a really bad version of Lisa Bonet on early The Cosby Show. We go back to the makeover itself where Tyra, sniffing out potential for drama and getting her old talk show host voice back, asks Destiny why she's so worried about looking like a lesbian. The answer is because she's only half-lesbian. Destiny says she doesn't want to be known for liking chicks, and then Tyra crouches down and gets very patronizing as she says, "You like girls? And boys? Or just girls?" It turns out that Destiny is into ladies but also has a boyfriend, but says that all of this does not define her. In sum, Destiny says that she doesn't want to look like a little boy. Tyra says that she'll be really hot and beautiful, and it's all about how you feel inside. Unless you have gotten a whack haircut, in which case it's also about how you look on the outside. Poor Destiny.