We move on to makeover week, which came with a twist this season: the girls could choose to opt out. And Victoria and Maria both did! Pretty much everyone realized that this was a disastrous decision, if only because you'd never hear the end of it from Tyra and Kelly. Poor Destiny got her hair chopped after growing it out for two years, and had a real complex about looking like a boy. We didn't see the extent of the tough love given to her by Kelly Cutrone, in which Kelly told her that she has an androgynous look anyway, and Tyra gave her this hair because she thought it would be an improvement. Kelly said that Destiny was being a little pouty and needed to perk up, and advised her to go outside if she was going to cry. I mean, she's not wrong on that count.
Maria was of course the most ill-mannered of all, and actually left of her own accord soon after her non-makeover. We get a glimpse into what the other models actually thought of her, in some never-before seen footage. Kiara, Nastasia, Yvonne and Allyssa all piled into the confessional booth and talked about how stubborn and stupid Maria was to deny a Christophe of Beverly Hills makeover in front of Christophe himself! Nobody could believe Maria has a master's degree, much less from Harvard. Allyssa put it best when she said, "Maria? You stupid."
The girls then had a nude shoot in the park with super-sexy male model and judge Rob Evans. Despite her real-ass bitch status, Darian could only bring awkwardness to her shoot and was eliminated. Meanwhile, Victoria's undying devotion to her mother continued to puzzle the other girls. We see Victoria saying that when Tyra called her name all she could think about was her mom, and getting a whole bunch of "WTF?" expressions in return. Kiara took it upon herself to give Victoria a little tough love. As Victoria talked about how she and her mom would drive to castings and sleep in their car to save money, Kiara noted that Victoria is no longer fourteen and should be able to do... well, anything... without her mom by her side. Victoria felt attacked, but Kiara tried to impart upon her that some separation from your parental figure is healthy. Kiara said in an interview that if she had a dollar for every time Victoria mentioned her mom, she'd have the $100,000 prize already. Victoria just wants Kiara to shut up and cook her potatoes.