Krista and Raina both step forward for their critiques. Krista's runway walk in the Anna Sui show gets some criticism from Jay, who still isn't a fan of her short, staccato steps. However, ALT thought she was extraordinary. She looked bouncy, and like she was walking on air. And it seemed real. Tyra was nervous, because she wasn't sure if high-fashion Krista could pull off something light and airy. But when she saw Krista's smile, she was commercial and high-fashion at the same time. There was a certain energy and pep that Tyra liked a lot, even if there was a bit of cheese in it. Raina's walk was a bit heavy-footed, according to Miss J. However, she smiled and looked cute and it slightly worked at times. Is that a compliment? ALT says that Raina was a Clydesdale. However, she had a beautiful smile. Tyra thought that Raina was freshness and happiness and had air in her hair. She was shocked that Raina walked like a real model, and actually liked the Clydesdale clomp.
We then see the girls' Cover Girl print ads. Raina's is beautiful, gentle, delicate and fresh, according to Nigel. ALT agrees that Raina has a freshness about her that's very American girl-next door. However, he'd like to see more twinkle and excitement in her eye. Miss J. says that Krista's photo is in-your-face beauty, however it needs a bit more "oomph" from inside. Tyra agrees. She thinks that the photo is stunning and Krista's face is beautiful, but she's not smiling with her eyes. I always hate to admit when Tyra's right, but in this case she totally hit it. Smizing is kind of a real thing, and Krista's eyes are dead. She's not connecting to the woman who's turning the page, and needs to demand that the consumer first fall in love with her and then with crappy Cover Girl spackle by association.
Then it's time to see the Cover Girl commercial. It is, per usual, rather mediocre. I do kind of want to try that giant smoky shadow pencil, though. Nigel tells Raina that she has charming, upbeat, and clear timbre to her voice, and that she enunciates well. However, she forgets her eyes. Wonky eye! Tyra agrees that Raina was squinty. ALT found that Raina didn't use one of her biggest assets in the commercial -- her gorgeous smile. He also thought that she was reading from a teleprompter (which she wasn't!), and didn't see any of her charm or personality come through in a Cover Girl way. Tyra wanted her to be more natural and smizey. Krista admits that she blanked on the lines and needed cue cards. Nigel says that's okay, but it's important to remember not to lose yourself. Tyra agrees, and adds that the directors love the moment in between and the moment before, because that's where the beauty is. I think her jumpsuit crotch is cutting off her circulation again. The good news for Krista is that the light loves her. Her skin looked amazing and luminescent.