Back at the loft, the girls pack. They have two hours and have to bring everything, which leads me to believe that they'll be in South Africa for a while. Christina closes the graffiti-covered door to their loft and says, "Goodbye L.A." The airplane takes off, and we are treated to an illustration of their route that is a total rip-off of The Amazing Race designed by the makers of Candy Land. But it's actually kind of cute. And then, scenic shots of lovely South Africa. The girls arrive at the airport and it's so much more relaxed than all the times when Rob and Amber are pushing everyone else out of the way so that they can get a cab or paying off local help or whatever it is they do. Keenyah says that the flight was long, but worth it when they reached sunny, blue-skied, mountainous, hot South Africa. She can't believe that they're on "African dirt." Brittany and Keenyah joke that it looks like rain.
Michelle says that Brittany and Keenyah are always joking, and that she's not used to opening up to people. These two sentences don't really follow, but go with the gist. She's trying to connect with them more, but is still something of an outcast from the group. Well, sometimes it's hard for people to like other people who are kind of weird. Michelle -- who is actually looking kind of pretty, for her -- has apparently read a South African etiquette book on the plane and tells the others that they shouldn't put their hands in their pockets when talking to others, but rather look them in the eye. And from what I hear, this strategy worked really well for Nelson Mandela. Michelle also tells the girls not to point with their index finger. Brittany gives a bored "Really." Keenyah says that it's rude to point in America, too. Michelle interviews that Brittany and Keenyah seem to make fun of everything she says, which can get a little old. And maybe they use it as a strategy to deflect their attention from making fun of how she looks, so she should actually be grateful. And please, someone, touch up this girl's roots.
The girls enter Capetown, and Brittany starts to mimic African music. Not necessarily in a mean way, but in an "I'm kind of an idiot" way. We then hear actual African music, and Brittany isn't really that far off. More beautiful footage that makes me want to go to South African instantly. The girls meet Pierre Kameel, the manager of the Aquilla Game Reserve. He looks and sounds a bit like the love child of Crocodile Dundee and Martina Navratilova. The girls walk up to a drumming circle, and Naima interviews that it was very dope and hip. And then speaking of dope and hips, along flounces Tyra, dancing like a madwoman. Keenyah interviews that Tyra always pops up at the weirdest times and, judging by the low-cut Victoria's Secret top that she is wearing, may in fact pop out at the weirdest times. Her weave is crazy and shines a nuclear alert red in the South African sun. Tyra starts telling the girls that South Africa is an up-and-coming fashion capital, and she is totally out of breath from her crazy-ass dance. She says that many new models now come to South Africa to make it, and that her first Sports Illustrated cover was shot there. We see this cover, along with Tyra on the cover of South African Cosmopolitan, and I must say that she looks fantastically beautiful. What the hell happened? Michelle says that none of the girls had any idea that South Africa was so big for fashion. They also have no idea of the meanings of many two-syllable words, as we will soon come to find out.