Isabella looks like a little person in her photo, which is a problem for a model. However, Nigel enjoyed seeing her on the runway, particularly the part where she didn't have a seizure. In person, though, she's not dynamic at all. Nijah has one of the best faces of the bunch, but Paulina is not certain of the dress lifting. Tyra says that little girls do that, and then flash you. Thus the need for intervention. Kortnie is charming all around and has a really beautiful face, however it's not translating in photos. Allison is otherworldly, according to Paulina, which could be great. Miss J. gives Tyra props for seeing Allison's potential when he couldn't. Paulina hopes that Tahlia has more to her than her photo shows. Tyra tells Paulina what Tahlia has: she's a burn survivor. She's a role model, but as a model-model, says Nigel, she's going to have to pick it up. Paulina knows that Tyra thinks Natalie has a lot of potential, but she doesn't see it. Nigel's not crazy about the photograph, but agrees with Tyra that there's some potential there.
The girls return. There are 13 girls, but only 12 photos. And the girl with the best photo, unanimously, is Allison! She's surprised but happy, and forgets where she's supposed to stand after she receives her photo. Tyra next calls Fo, followed by Teyona, London, Celia, Nijah, Kortnie, Natalie, Aminat, Tahlia and Jessica. This leaves Isabella and Sandra in the final two. Two girls, one photo. Isabella is a beautiful girl next door with a beautiful spirit, but was lost on the set. And then there's Sandra, who was the biggest disappointment on the runway, and pretty disappointing on film as well. So who stays? Duh, Sandra. She will live to torture the other girls for many weeks to come! Tyra tells Isabella that she's very sweet and has potential, but needs to go home and practice.
As she packs, Isabella deals with the shame of being the first eliminated. But, she says, she's a model. And you book some jobs, and don't book others. And she didn't book this one. Or any others. Semantics! She's going to go and get signed by an agency and get her career going. She bids us adieu quickly, since we hardly knew her.
Next week: Aminat and Sandra battle, justifying Tyra's decision to keep Sandra in the house. And it's the makeover episode! Tears.