We finally learn which girl gets to come back, and it's about as anticlimactic as you'd expect. Poor Brittany's Disney dreams are dashed when she lands in third place and learns that the final battle will be between Allyssa and Leila. Though Allyssa had Tyra on her side, social media is a harsh mistress (or something) and it's Leila who gets to return and join the other girls as they head to Jamaica! You know, Jamaica, the capital of fashion. Interpersonal relationships continue to be a challenge for Victoria, since the other girls are not so happy that she threw them under the bus at panel. The general consensus is that she's completely antisocial and not appreciative that the others cared about her well-being, at least at one point. Leila also faces a tough time given that she didn't exactly get a warm welcome back, and Kristin and Victoria are particularly nasty about her return.
When the girls arrive in Jamaica they're greeted by a bus of hot male models. Kiara wastes no time in getting her flirt on, and is particularly enamored of a hottie named Corey. Once they get to the villa where they're staying, Tyra actually deigns to talk to them and we learn that this whole trip is really a tribute to the country in which Tyra shot her first swimsuit calendar. I'm surprised Jamaica doesn't just make a bikini shot of Tyra its flag. At dinner, Tyra imparts some wisdom about how some models are smizers and some are toochers, then leaves to bang Rob. And really, you can't blame her for that.
For some reason new Miss J. Jonte' got plane tickets to Jamaica, and he introduces the girls to famous dancehall recording artist Konshens. For their challenge, the models split into three groups of two and must, with help from coaches, come up with a dancehall style routine in which they also tooch and smize with swagger. And really, I think this whole episode was put together just to highlight the following quote from Victoria: "I did dance in a Siamese ballet once." Laura and Kristin team up, and while Laura goes all out and doesn't mind looking foolish, Kristin is a bit more reserved. They get the lowest scores of the bunch, much to Kristin's chagrin. Team Bony Brigade, Victoria and Leila, get big points for having a lot of fun. But Victoria's cartwheel pales in comparison to the split/ground humping done by Kiara. She and Nastasia win the challenge, and get a whole bunch of funky jewelry.
The photo shoot for the week has the girls in dreadlock headpieces, playing the part of a woman caught in a love triangle with two men. One is Rob, who is the stalwart husband, and the other is one of the hot Jamaican male models from the beginning of the episode. The hot Jamaican models are river raft guides who may provide some additional swampy excursions. Kiara of course picks Corey to be her river raft guide, and her flirting actually proves to be a bit of a distraction. Laura and Nastasia both do a great job per usual, and it's Nastasia who has best photo. Leila does a decent job and lives to see another week, and although it seems like Kristin is in danger -- even Johnny confesses that he's surprised she's still in the competition -- it's Kiara and Victoria who land in the bottom two. Kiara is there just because she kind of sucks, while Victoria continues to get too lost in the crazy characters that she's created. And in the end, we must say goodbye to our home schooled callisthenic enthusiast as Victoria is sent back to the loving arms of her mom. At this point I think it's kind of a relief for everybody, including the viewing audience.
Previously: Victoria narrowly survived elimination, but not even Dopey, Sleepy, Grumpy and Smizey could save Brittany. However! Tyra announced that it was time to find out which of the eliminated girls had the highest social media average score and thus would be brought back into the competition. It turns out that Brittany got eliminated just in the nick of time, since she would be included amongst the eliminated ranks!
We get a reminder of exactly who the eliminated girls are. There was super cute Jessie, cut way before her time! And Darian, madam librarian! And who could forget saddest of all sad times Destiny? And Leila of the gapped tooth and duck lips! Then there was fiercely attitudinal Yvonne! And secretly plus-sized all along Allyssa! These models continued to do the photo shoots every week, and were judged by the fans online. But only one of them can join the current contestants. And only one of them will get to go to the season's international location -- Jamaica! You know, Jamaica, fashion capital. Jamaica is the new Milan! Tyra Banks said so!
Tyra begins the process of eliminating the girls one by one, via their social media scores. First to go is Destiny, who had an average score of 4.53. Well, that's a fitting epilogue to her ultra-depressing narrative. Darian is the next one cut, with a social media score of 4.64, followed by Yvonne, who has a score of 4.76. Next is Jessie, with a score of 5.04. Good for her, though, for having a decent showing! Meanwhile, Allyssa is bawling already and looking really desperate. Calm down, bitch! If social media scores were based on dignity right now I'd give you a zero! Brittany is next to be cut, with a social media score of 5.41. She sort of cries and inhales in the manner you'd expect of someone whose dream has been dashed twice in a fifteen minute period.
So it all comes down to Allyssa and Leila! They are both just beside themselves with tears and panic. This would be the perfect time for Tyra to yell out, "Psych! I was just playing. You can all go home." But no! Instead we learn that our returning contestant will be... Leila! She has a score of 5.84 compared to Allyssa's 5.44. So, no big surprise there. Allyssa works on finding out the departure time of the remaining contestants' plane to Jamaica, so she can throw herself in front of it. She is comforted a bit by Tyra who says, "You'll get there. You don't need this to get there." But, I mean, doesn't she? I guess it depends on where, exactly, "there" is. Also not thrilled by Leila's return is Laura. She says that Leila is a strong competitor, particularly in the high-fashion realm. Also, you may remember, they were the worst of frenemies. Leila is thrilled, though, and seems to get through this lack of a warm welcome just fine.