With that, and a big, retarded-sounding, "Welcome ladieeeeeees!" it's time for Allison and Teyona to meet up with Ann Shoket and do their Seventeen cover shoot. Ann, master of the obvious per usual, tells them that one of them is going to be America's Next Top Model. And with that title comes grave responsibility. Kidding! Rather, with that title comes the opportunity to be gazed upon by 13 million teenage girls. Shudder. Allison and Teyona head into hair and makeup, where they have curls galore and brightly colored ensembles. Both women are wildly excited to be in the final two, of course. Ann tells us that she has never witnessed such a tight competition for the cover of Seventeen. She adds, "It is a serious. Championship. Finale. Can someone please start a website called "Ann Shoket, shut the fuck up." Dot com. We see each girl's potential cover, and Teyona's is totally better.
And with that, it's final runway day! The girls meet Jay Manuel who is wearing an especially colorful shirt. He tells them that the Rosa Cha fashion show is going to be huge, and so they had to come to a huge location. The physical representation of Tyra's ego? No. It's something called, I believe, the Auditoria Y Bita Puera. At least I think that's what it's called. I tried Googling for the correct name, to no avail. The building holds a school of music for young people, and is also the home of the Brazilian Orchestra of the Auditorium. My middle school orchestra was of the auditorium as well. Jay says that the who's who of fashion will be at the runway show watching them, which is lies. But this is all a preface to the advice that they need to be sexy and stomp it out. To the death! Metaphorically, sadly.
The girls, along with McKey and some other models, get their makeup and hair done. Teyona says that it's D-day, it's do or die, so she needs to think positive and be confident with her walk. McKey asks Allison if she's excited or nervous or scared. Allison replies that she gets nervous about runway stuff, but at this point there's not much that she can do about it. She interviews that she has a very weak walk, but she's practiced a lot and gotten over feeling lame. With a bit of a disparaging face, she says that she can totally do it and she hopes it works out. Last minute details are put into place. Tiny hats are affixed to heads, bootys are tooched. Allison tells us that it's really important to do well because she's in the final two and everybody's watching. It's scary, but she needs to pull it together, stat. She actually seems oddly calm, which I think is good. Tyra comes backstage for a perfunctory visit. She hugs each of the girls and asks them if they're ready to do the Brazilian stomp. Teyona has feather wings, which I think lend themselves to stomping. Tyra says that she'll be watching, so they should make her proud. With that she sashays off, and it's time for the show to begin. Teyona interviews once again that she needs to rock everything she does, because anything that's not good or strong can get her sent home. With that, we head to commercials.