The girls all bond in their downtime, and Joslyn notes that she's a bit older, so sometimes the others come off as immature. Other than that, though, they're all right. Veronique the Mormon shares with the girls and panel that her parents did not enjoy the fact that she was having sex with her boyfriend at 16, and so sent her to a lockdown facility. She tells us that goes to church every Sunday because she lives at home with her parents and that was part of the agreement she made. Girl, you're 19, and can sure as heck get your butt out of the house. Jay correctly assesses that Veronique is there for therapy.
Next up is Isis, who brought a picture of Tyra that she drew. It's kind of like Tyra reimagined as a Bratz doll in purple pen, and is in fact pretty fierce. Jay notes that Isis was the diva of Cycle 10's first shoot at the homeless shelter. Isis was one of the homeless extras and worked it like the rent -- or whatever you pay at the homeless shelter -- was due tomorrow. She gave mad couture, and Tyra told her staff that she wanted Isis for the show. And then Tyra's staff told Tyra that there was something a little different about Isis. Isis acknowledges that she was born physically male, but mentally she believes she was born a female. Isis tells us that some people might call her transgender, some people might call her transsexual, but personally she prefers to say that she was born in the wrong body. She's always felt like she was female. Isis tells Tyra that she's pre-op, and if she could have surgery right now she would. Tyra asks Isis what she thinks her presence in the competition would do for the GLBT community. Isis answers that she's proud to represent other people, but she's also coming there for herself. Jay likes that she doesn't have an agenda, and is really just there to be a model. Isis has an enormous amount of self-possession, which is only to be outdone by her enormous enormous-earring collection.
What Isis does not have, however, are enormous Joe E. Tatas. Some of the other girls notice her concave boobage, and call her over. Isis knows what this is all about. Kacey asks, "Is it true?" and Isis is all, "Is what true?" Kacey wants to know about the x and the y chromosomes, of course. Isis says that she was not physically born a female. There are some awkward looks, and you can feel some shade bubbling up in a few of the girls. Kacey interviews that she wonders how Isis got through the door in a girl competition. Someone asks what will happen if they have to do a nude scene, and Isis simply says that she'll take care of it. She's there to win, she says, and she's not going to let these bitches get her down. Sheena takes this opportunity to step up to the plate of awesomeness and says that the best person for the competition is going to win, and what should matter is your spirit and how much you want to be there. Isis smiles... with her eyes. She's got a leg up already. Sheena interviews that it's very commendable for Isis to be so brave and secure with who she is, and not let anything bother her. On the opposite end of the awesome spectrum, Clark gossips about Isis with some of the other girls, then interviews that she'll get along with Isis if she has to, but if Isis gets in her way she'll stomp that man right out of the competition. When the Clark smackdown comes -- and trust me, it will -- it's going to be spectacular. And if Clark should be strangled by a giant hoop earring in the middle of the night, that would be spectacular as well. Commercials.