Heather approaches the hot tub and sticks her feet in. Lisa mumbles that she knows Heather's getting up there somehow. Bianca -- a bit more straightforward in her opinion -- says that Heather doesn't do anything and the judges f'ing love her. Speaking in the third person, as if Heather isn't actually sitting right across from her, Bianca says that Heather's face is already great, and that they just give her some eye makeup, and she basically just kind of sits there. Heather says that she doesn't just sit there, but Bianca counters, again in the third person, that she's never seen Heather do anything extraordinary with her face. No, but she can refer to a person as "you" when she's talking to her. Sheesh. Heather says that she does have to work as hard as the rest of the girls do. She interviews that she does have a natural beauty, but one thing that gives her an advantage is the fact that she's an artist and can visualize what the photo is going to look like before it's taken. She says that modeling isn't just making pretty pictures; it's making art with your body. This last bit ensures us that she's drunk Tyra's Sharkleberry Fin Kool-Aid, but I'm too pleased that she mentioned her natural beauty to give her a hard time about it.
Bianca reiterates that Heather does have a gorgeous face, and that she doesn't have to do as much. Lisa says she wishes she could be like that, and Jenah jumps in and says that Bianca has never seen Heather's film, so she can't make those claims. Bianca asks why everyone is always so protective of Heather, and Jenah says she's not, but that Bianca's being really argumentative. By argumentative, Jenah means "stank." Bianca interviews that everyone babies Heather, and that she refuses to be the person who treats her differently because Heather has a "disability" of some sort. How forward-thinking of Bianca to dole out equal-opportunity stank. The American Association of People with Disabilities is totally getting ready to feature her in its monthly newsletter. Bianca ends her interview by noting that Heather is kicking half of the other girls' asses. So, see, this really is not about not babying her, but rather about breaking her down. I'm glad that the other girls won't stand for it.
Tyra Mail! "This is why I'm hot, and this is why you're not...yet. Love, Tyra." Are the girls going to learn how to become portly pepperpots?
The girls arrive a studio of some sort, where they find seven nude-toned bodysuits and tap shoes. As they put them on, Sarah says, "Oh, these are not flattering." This, perhaps, is supposed to be evidence of her ongoing body issues, but is in actuality something that I like to call "the truth." In stomps Tyra -- not wearing the flesh-colored bodysuit, may I add. Gee, I wonder why she chose to wear a lot of black. As she pounds her cane on the ground, she stagily says, "You got big dreams? You want Top Model fame? Well fame ain't free, and right here is where you start paying...in heels!" Okay, first of all, it's "Fame costs." Second of all, I have seen Debbie Allen. And you, ma'am, are no Debbie Allen. Oh, Fame. I remember writing an essay in fourth grade all about how my goal in life was to go to a performing-arts high school like the one on Fame. And here I am recapping. See, dreams do come true. Tyra does manage to do a major leg extension, which is pretty impressive. At least we are led to believe it's Tyra. Since the shot is from the back, it could just be Miss J. wearing a wig.
Tyra tells the girls that today she's going to show the girls how to move and be sexy for a TV camera or a music video. She makes a "camera rolling" sign with her hands when she says "TV camera," and also says the words really slowly, which makes me think that one of the contestants is deaf and they're just waiting to unroll that for sweeps. Tyra says that she has a long history of this kind of work, and was in George Michael's "Too Funky" video as well as a Lionel Richie video. Which, first of all, "Too Funky" is totally the poor man's "Freedom 90." Second, the Lionel Richie song was apparently so well known that we wouldn't even recognize the name, so Tyra doesn't bother to tell us. Unless she was actually that blind chick sculpting a Lionel bust in "Hello" or is about to teach the girls how to dance on the ceiling, I'm not impressed. The girls, however, are really excited for this master class in video ho-dom.