Then we have Jaslene. Her take is... not as good as one might have expected when we saw it being filmed. She looks alternately really confused or mad or like the sun is in her eyes. Tyra says that Jaslene committed to the accent, as wrong as it was, but that she was thinking too much. If she had relaxed and let it go, she would have had a stellar commercial. One additional problem with Jaslene is that she does not have a melodious voice. Erika notes that Jaslene frowns when she speaks, which she's probably not conscious of, but also is not pretty. Tyra says that it's important for Jaslene to learn how to give expression and to be big. She demonstrates that there's a big difference between Jaslene's drag-queen-on-a-float-at-Pride wave at the end of the commercial and a wave that is pretty and coquettish yet energized. I do wish Janice was still on the show. I would just love to see what she thinks of her young cha-cha doppelganger.
Renee is up next. Tyra asks if she's nervous, and Renee notes that she went for the full-blown Crocodile-Hunter-style accent. Tyra notes that maybe Renee is paying some homage to him. Or maybe she's implying that the Crocodile Hunter was so distracted by the flawless mascara of a beautiful woman walking by that it led to his demise. You can't take the wonders of a no-clump product lightly. That shit is dangerous. Renee's take is absolutely frightening. I feel like she's going to jump out of the screen and shove a fish with teeth in my face or something. Tyra says that Renee channeled Steve Irwin for real, including the fact that he was a man. Oh, snap! Tyra tells her to remember that she's a girl and she's selling makeup, not mufflers. One could predict that Renee is not skilled in the softer arts. I mean, half the time, even her interviews are terrifying, not to mention her confessionals. Ms. J. notes that her body language was jerky, and if she had been looking into the camera, she might have been softer and prettier. Tyra says that in her action shots she acts well, but loses the fact that she's modeling.
Then we have Jael, who's take is, quite predictably, a mess. She looks displeased as she watches it. Tyra asks Jael how she feels doing such a bubbly, girl-next-door thing when she's all about the anarchy. Jael says that she had a bit of conflict about that. Nigel busts in with this awesome nugget: "You could have smiled." Ha! He says that Jael almost looks mad. Man, that is just how she looks, and if you haven't noticed that in the past seven weeks, you haven't been paying attention. Tyra says that Jael looked to her like an anarchist making fun of a cover girl. She adds that Jael could have brought some more of herself into it while still not looking like a moron. They're not looking for cookie-cutter girls, or else none of the girls would be there, says Tyra. By that same logic, they're apparently not really looking for models either.