Tyra tells us that it wouldn't be Top Model without some "rigorous" challenges to test what the girls are made of. This year the rigor involved swinging on a hoop like a stripper, and having perfect strangers throw fish and chips at them. But we didn't see what they were up against when the challenges continued in their very own home. Apparently there was something of a spider infestation, and these new roommates enjoyed hanging out on Brittany's bed. They must have heard of her creature-loving ways through the DUN (Disney Underground Network). It is possible that Allyssa killed some spiders with a Bible. And Kiara took a practical approach to the situation, saying that no one really enjoys spiders, but if you see one you have to do something. OR you just live and let live, and they kill all your other bugs for you. Except for the ones that will kill you, spiders are our friends!
Oh God, and then there's P'Trique, the scourge of Tyra Mail all season. During one of his speedy deliveries, P'Trique noted that it was fun to be with the girls, and just wanted to hang out for a while. So the girls gave him a tour of their house, during which he wondered why they were so damn messy and checked out their runway walks. And then he walked the runway himself. It turns out he's not so bad at the catwalk, or at least is better than Leila (also true of Corgis, the legless, and drunk people).
And then there was a steampunk shoot, involving a fine feathered friend. Yvonne's anger issues proved to be fiercely real, and also showed in her photos. She was eliminated. No need to ruminate on that for too long, because there's another trivia question! And wow, this is a weird one. "Which girl puts glass in a bag and hits it with a hammer when she gets angry?" Despite the fact that this seems like a very Victoria thing to do, the choices are Kristin, Yvonne, Kiara and Allyssa. The answer is Allyssa, and we learn that she also deals with anger by running and "doing a yodel." What?
And then we get some footage of the ladies dealing with their stress by a) doing calisthenics or b) beating the shit out of each other or c) horsing around in the pool. Where is Allyssa's bag of glass when you need it? There were also group bubble baths that never seemed to evolve into bi-curious explanations. Where's Kim Stolz when you need her? For their next photo shoot, the girls were photographed in Lohan-esque bad girl gone sad escapades, in what Tyra called one of the grossest photo shoots of all time. Kiara got comfy in a dumpster, Kristin poured milk all over herself, and Allyssa licked a nasty kitchen floor. Despite the fact that she probably ingested roach juice, Allyssa was eliminated. And for the first time, Tyra actually had/showed a feeling! She "cried." I mean, the tear didn't escape the rim of her eyelid, but there was a little glassiness in there. For her, that's major progress.