The Jays meet with the girls and tell them it's cut time. Micheline interviews that she quit her job to come there, so she hopes she's getting in the house and can prove what she's got. Per usual, the girls have to run around like chickens, each trying to find her photo in a gift bag that also includes an invitation to the Mark Ecko fashion party. Kathleen interviews that butterflies are destroying her stomach right now. I wonder how modern medicine treats that condition. The twenty lucky girls who find their photos have to get dressed on the spot and go to the party. This brings about a round of screaming. There will be photographers at the party snapping shots of the girls, presumably for Tyra and the Jays to review when they make the final cut. The girls get let loose and start rummaging through the gift bags. And the winners are: Bethany, Lauren, Kathleen, Gelecia (who?), Sarah, Dionne, Heather, Chelsea (who?), Samantha, Felecia, Brittany, Natasha, Cassandra, Hannah (who?), Melissa, Jaslene, Renee, Diana, Whitney, and Jael. Sore loser Micheline says that this competition must be more about personality than looks. No duh. She says that Jael doesn't even want to be there, and that all she does is act like an idiot. Yet, Jael beat her out. It makes Micheline want to punch her. I wish she would. It's true that Micheline is a lot prettier than a good number of the girls there. I think the tattoos did her in. Jessica from Inglewood stomps out of the hotel like one of the losers on American Idol. Bethany says good riddance.
The twenty finalists head to the Mark Ecko party, and Kathleen says that oh my God, she's in the hottest party in L.A. right now. I don't know if I'd go that far, but at the very least, Jermaine Dupri is there. He looks like a munchkin. He asks Diana how tall she is, and she says 6'1". Wow, that's tall. Jermaine says, "A bunch of tall girls in a house..." like it's a bunch of strippers in a house, or a bunch of lesbians in a house, or something exciting. The girls get their photos snapped, and Whitney notes how important they are. Natasha narrates her own time at the party, saying that she's pumped up and happy and dancing. We see this, and it's not pretty. Kathleen interviews that Natasha should turn it down a notch, because she was dancing so out there. When Kathleen is calling you "out there" and telling you to turn it down a notch, you have problems, man. You might even consider hospitalization. Diana says that she doesn't know if they will pick two plus-sized models to be in the house. But if they don't, she prays she's the one to make it. Kathleen is last to pose and says, "I think Tyra's going to use these pictures," like she has just cracked The DaVinci Code or something. Gee, Kathleen, do you think? Whitney says that she has no idea who is going to move on, which puts her nerves even more on edge, because it's all up in the air. With that, we have commercials.