As a point of contrast, meet Amy. Amy is 5'11" and a half, and claims to weigh 115 pounds. She looks like the bastard love child of Karen Carpenter and a bobble-head doll. Seriously, her head is enormously disproportionate to her toothpick body. ["And, the head of a man." -- Wing Chun] Amy says she gets frustrated when people assume she's anorexic, and that she's on "weight gainers," which apparently entails drinking three 3000-calorie shakes per day to help her gain weight. Because her metabolism is so fast. Amy feels healthy and happy with herself, but the judges clearly find her frightening and sad, and Tyra worries that she will send a negative image to women. Because the world of fashion is really concerned about that, but whatever. Amy takes this as "constructive criticism."
You know, I have to admit that, as a skinny person with a fast metabolism, I often find myself defending the "naturally thin" position. But with Amy, I just don't know. Her hipbones are lacerating. She also has an oddly mannish jaw, and enormous hands. Maybe she's a tranny.
Parade of losers montage! We don't even get to know their names. Crazy bitch with the teddy bear is back, along with a self-described "whip-ass, awesome, bitchy dominatrix" who likes to "have a wild, fun time." Janice in disguise! That woman either has some sort of weird nose piercing or a harelip. One particularly unattractive woman says, "I love my nose, my nose is big and beautiful. I can smell things that people cannot smell." Heh. Another crazy-ass bitch walks out in the middle of her interview, causing Tyra and the J's to crack up.
Next is Leah, age twenty-four, the aforementioned cow aficionada. She was raised in a big Catholic family, but in response to the question of whether she has a problem posing with the "illusion of nudity," Leah says, "Nude me up!" I kind of love Leah. She's pretty and spunky and fun. She might want to stop accentuating her forehead, though.
Amanda says that whatever "it" is, she's got it. Well, if that "it" is a degenerative eye disease (oops, spoiler!), I guess she's right. She feels okay about leaving her son, because he will blossom "like a rose growing through a concrete crack," and will benefit in the long run. Amanda says that her best feature is her eyes (well it sure isn't her purple velour swimsuit), but -- cruel irony! -- this is the exact area where she has a mysterious problem.