Kathryn is a sweet girl, but might not be ready for this competition. Kortnie is beautiful and a "nice girl," but Jay doesn't think that she looks proportionate. The plus-sized girls always have to worry about proportions, don't they? Miss J. loves Teyona's face. Jay thinks she's a bit safe, but Tyra thinks she looks like an alien. It's comforting for Tyra to recognize her own people, so Teyona's bound to make it to the final thirteen. Jay loves London and the energy she brings to set. Tyra likes that she's a crazy street preacher, but Jay thinks that maybe she's not quite as preachy as she made it seem. Nijah is beautiful and has flawless skin. Natalie has a bit of a mushed face, but Jay quite enjoys her body. Sandra has taken some fierce shots and has a gorgeous bone above her eyebrow, which should inspire all the young girls out there with bones above their eyebrows to go bang-less. Tahlia has lots of scars, and Tyra likes how proud she was standing before them. Jay, however, is concerned that she's not skinny and she's not plus-sized. She falls in the dreaded in-between vortex of "regular." And with that, Tyra and the Jays have made their decisions!
The girls line up before Tyra and prepare to learn their fate. Once again, there appear to be a few poor girls who got zero camera time. This recap is for you, invisible ladies! Tyra hates you, and that's a good thing. Tyra announces that this season the show will be moving back to New York City! Woo! The first name that Tyra is going to call is... Aminat! She's followed by Natalie, Fo, Allison, Tahlia, Celia, Nijah, London (who thanks Jesus on her own behalf), Teyona, Kortnie, Isabella and Jessica. There is only one name left to call, and several of the girls we've come to know and slightly despise are still waiting. There's Kathryn of the pen collection, and of course bitter enemies Sandra and Anagelea. And the last name that will be a part of Cycle 12 of America's Next Top Model is... Sandra. As she runs to take her place with the other winners she totally gives Angelea a little bump. This proves that Tyra's decision was right, as Sandra is bound to bug the snot out of everyone in the house while Angelea just would have been sad.
Tyra addresses the losers and tells them that they all have talent and got very far, but if this is truly their passion they will not stop. They'll sleep in the bathroom of a Greyhound bus if they have to. Kathryn can hardly talk because she's crying so much, and I'm really glad she didn't make it. Angelea tells Tyra that she's going to be back. Tyra's all, "Mkay. Security?" Angelea tearfully interviews that Sandra doesn't belong in the house. Angelea's motivation is to model. She very desperately says, "I cain't go back to Buffalo...I cain't." And suddenly everything feels so awful and wrong, and I am even more depressed than when I accidentally catch an episode of The Tyra Banks Show. But only for a second, because then it's time to squeal in happiness along with the final 13! They have fierce goddess poses at the ready! Tahlia tells us that this is a big confidence boost. Not for long, friend. Celia mistakenly thinks she's going to end up on billboards. Tyra announces that the girls will be going somewhere where Top Model has never gone before -- the Upper East Side. Which, really, is not all that different from Buffalo, I think, so Angelea shouldn't feel like she missed out on too much.