Speaking of, New Orleans Wendy is next. Tyra wastes no time in asking Wendy about Hurricane Katrina and showing us footage of the city underwater. Very Special music plays. Wendy says that she did evacuate, but never though that she would have to leave her house and never go back. It is sad, but doesn't excuse the fact that Wendy is totally unattractive. God is going to strike me down one of these days.
No, just kidding. Anyway, it gets worse: Wendy got out, but her parents were stuck in a car for two days. They were stopped on a bridge, and the last time she talked to her father, the water had risen on both sides of the bridge and he couldn't go anywhere. Tyra says she didn't know that, which I don't believe at all. She totally cast Wendy so that she could exploit her plight on ANTM and then feature her on future episodes of The Tyra Banks Show, which I find reprehensible but unsurprising. Wendy is, quite understandably, a mess. It is so wrong that they cast her on this show. She says that it's hard to stay focused, but that she's going to do what she has to do. She thinks her mom would be proud of her. Commercials.
We return to a weeping Andrea, nineteen, of Geneva, Ohio. She says that she is very close to her family and has never been away from them more than a day. She cries and cries and asks another girl to hug her really hard. Oh, I see where this is going, Boonville 2.0.
Next, Jade. She is an asshole and has bad skin. She says that people think she's a bitch when they first meet her on account of how self-proclaimedly beautiful and hot she is. But once they get to know her, they find out that she's cool. Or they would if they stuck around, which they don't, because she is, in fact, not cool at all. Jade speaks of herself in the third person and says that she has what it takes to become America's Next Top Model. She does have a good body but, as Jay notes, there is a corresponding lack of humility. Jade is the worst, maybe ever.
Then there is Gina, who says that there aren't enough Asian models out there. She says that she can break down that barrier, and feels the responsibility to do so. I would contend that she could actually chew down that barrier. Girl's teeth are HUGE. Gina says that she is wild, and would strip down naked if they asked her to. But then she says that her parents have "a thing" about that, so she's not really sure if she would go against her parents. Gina says that she's not into Asian guys, because they're so much shorter than she is. Tyra notes the contradiction in Gina's original sentiment of Korean pride and her prejudice against Asian men. If I were Tyra, I wouldn't try too hard to get to the bottom of it, because it's plain that Gina is just kind of an idiot. Gina interviews that she's not quite sure what happened, but suddenly contradictions just started coming out of her mouth. Perhaps they were lodged between her bicuspids. Gina shares her experience with the other girls, saying that she used to think she was strong, but one look at the red weave of death and she turned to Jell-O.