When we return, there is Tyra Mail. "No, lion, it will take a lot of pride to get through this shoot. Love, Tyra." Heather yells, "Animal shoot!" and raises her hand up in victory, but I really think this shoot is going to be a tribute to all the gays in the animal kingdom. You know, like Madonna's horse who always tries to hump Guy Ritchie, dressed in a rainbow saddle. You whinny your heart out with pride, Sister Ed!
The girls head to their location, which is described by Jenah as a place with bridges and trees, and really loud bugs. They were yelling, "Gay is okay! Arthro-pride!" to set the mood for the shoot. And speaking of gay, out walks Nigel Barker, who will be the girls' photographer for the day. Jay tells them that they have to stand out in a crowd, so today's photo shoot will have them posing with lions and dragons. Oooh, the dragon is going to be tough. Can any of you remember what Helen Reddy wore in Pete's Dragon? That bitch Elliott tore the town of Passamaquoddy inside out. And don't even get me started about Puff. Jay reminds us that Nigel has done other shoots on ANTM. Does he have any real credits?
The girls get their hair and makeup done, and Nigel talks to them. Chantal says that, with Nigel as the photographer and a judge, this shoot is a million times more important than any other. Nigel talks to Jenah and says that he doesn't want his status as a judge to affect her. Jenah gets a little smart-assy and does an impression of Nigel saying how beautiful and wonderful he is and how he doesn't want them to get starstruck. She jokes that she's going to faint right in front of him, and a gong sounds. Oooh, if only Chuck Barris were there to haul her ass out. Nigel says, "The sarcasm is rich. The sarcasm is rich. Okay." You know when Nigel repeats the same thing twice and follows it up with an "okay" he's pissed. Also, Jenah is stupid. I think she's trying to show that she does have a personality. As Flora Zeta said, "A different kind of personality." Take the lady's advice and work on it, Toothy Tile. The other girls are aghast, and think she comes off as unprofessional and cocky. ["She totally should not have done it, and she comes off very badly in this episode, but I have to admit that Nigel's 'please don't let my awesomeness intimidate you' thing would have tempted me to do pretty much the same thing. Hmm. Maybe there's something I can learn from that." -- Miss Alli]
Jenah is up first on the shoot, and tries once again to be cute with Nigel, and once again fails miserably. She interviews that at first, she wasn't intimidated by Nigel, but when she got into the shoot, she realized she had to impress him. Maybe she couldn't handle the stress of him telling her that she's supposed to be like a Chinese princess. She knows if that were the case, her teeth would have been bound at infancy. Nigel stops to give her some direction, and she interviews that it broke her flow. But not her Aunt Flow, apparently. Jay looks troubled, and approaches Jenah to tell her not to lose her energy. He says that she didn't deliver today, and her usual pop and sparkle wasn't there. A red-eyed Jenah says that she didn't get much in the way of amazing critique, which was worrisome to her. This plus the challenge disqualification could equal a trip back to the Triple Tooth Ranch.