Nicole tells Brandon and Co. that she feels okay now, but that the mud was a little smelly. She then wonders in a confessional why Elle Girls [sic] would want to talk to their smelly butts. She ponders, "Who would want to talk to someone who has rolled around in poop?" I believe the Dalai Lama has tackled similar questions about the meaning of life.
The Elle Girl ladies ask Kyle what she can tell their readers about herself, and she says that she's the typical small-town girl and works at the Dairy Queen. The folks at the DQ should seriously give her a case of Dilly Bars for all of the free PR she's given them. The Elle Girl ladies ask if Kyle knows fashion, and she tells them that she loves jewelry and that earrings are her passion.
Kim tells the Elle Girl ladies that her style is the way that she expresses herself and her sexuality, and that it's the most important thing about her outward appearance. Brandon asks what would happen if they put her in a frilly, girly dress, and Kim says that being versatile is part of what makes a good model.
The girls then get Polaroids taken of their muddy asses. Not literally, though, which is sad. Jayla gives her "punk face," which is, ironically, particularly Aiken-esque. Nicole is asked to give more energy.
The girls all reconvene with the editors, and Brandon tells them that the prize for this challenge will be a one-on-one session with a fashion-industry expert, who will tell the winner how to be a real model. Isn't that what this whole show is supposedly doing? Oh, right. Brandon gives the girls feedback. She says that they loved Lisa's energy from the moment she walked into the room. She says that Jayla seemed shy and like she was under a lot of stress and about to crack. Jayla retorts, "I'm covered in mud and I'm going on a go-see," which prompts Laurie to tell her that you can't let people know when you're uncomfortable. Bre showed a lot of confidence in person, but not in her Polaroids. Nik needs more energy. Nicole has an America's Sweetheart thing going on, which is a look that people are interested in these days. Kim is tough and has her own thing, but she has to be able to change it up a little bit. Brandon loves that Kyle works at Dairy Queen, and says that she's super-striking with great bone structure. She is comfortable in front of the camera, but needs to work on a range of expressions.
Brandon announces that Lisa is the winner, and that she gets a "fashion crash course." Kim snits in an interview that the Elle Girl folks thought that Kim was fantastic...and I don't recall them saying that, exactly. She adds that her posing, as usual, wasn't perfect in the pictures, so they chose Lisa. She says "Lisaaaaa" really disparagingly, and adds that she thinks Lisa is the least pretty girl there. And just because it's true doesn't make it less mean. Also, Kim speaks as if she were somehow in second place, which I doubt. She looks hot, though. It has to be said. Lisa is pleased, and offers to give the Elle Girl folks hugs. They decline, and that's the second time she's used that joke. But I could write a long-ish leaflet on the manifold uses of the she-nis in recap humor, so who am I to judge.