Next we have Chris. Chris cracks up at her commercial too, but it's different because she did a good job. The judges give her a round of applause. Tyra says that besides the occasional cheese her commercial was fun and real. Again, a tad cheesy, but that's Chris. Zac, who keeps talking to Tyra instead of the girls when he gives his critique, says that he wants to roller skate with Chris. ALT adds that the commercial was fluid, Chris moved through it brilliantly, there was a lot of energy, and her smile worked for her. Chris accepts her copious kudos graciously.
And then there's Ann. Her best take is terror-stricken and very sad. And Nigel totally starts laughing at it! He keeps his lips closed, but barely. It's like the church giggles, I think. At the end of the commercial, ALT simply says, "Poor thing." He adds that she seemed like she was in deep pain from the moment she stood up, and it showed. There was no sense of letting go. Zac asks where the invisible string is. I think he's telling Ann to stand up straight. He says that she has to come with strength so, even if roller-skating is not her forte, they all believe in her and want to put her in a giant gown. She has to have a sense of confidence. Nigel says that if Ann owns it, the judges believe it, and it would be endearing. However, fear is not endearing. Ann manages to take the judges' critiques without falling apart, which I guess means the meltdown remains only partial. Something to look forward to next week?
Kayla is up next. Even though she has no idea what the water ingredients are, she manages to fudge it somewhat convincingly. Well, not that convincingly. But what Tyra likes about Kayla in this commercial is that she looks urban, so a black girl can look at her redheaded pasty self and still identify with her. Zac says that he liked the beginning, liked the movement, and liked how Kayla looked, but it fell apart at the end because she looked so uncomfortable with the male model. She has to make it believable, and love humanity. Kayla blessedly does not tell the judges about the sexual assault. I do not want to hear what Tyra does with that.