Raina is first to shoot her print ad, and meets photographer Tony Drayton. She looks lovely. Tony tells us that Raina did amazingly well -- she worked it with her eyes, and knew how to emote. Her hair is pretty fabulous too. Nicole talks to Krista, who says she's focused, ready, and wants this. Nicole tells her not to put too much pressure on herself, because the important thing is the end product. Krista steps onto the commercial set looking gorgeous. She doesn't want the cue cards, and has the lines memorized. She's hoping that the commercial will be a breeze for her. Krista manages to get through her first line, and then things go awry. Suddenly we're on take seven and Krista still can't get it. Jay offers to bust out the cue cards and Krista emphatically yells, "No! No cue cards!" She can't believe that she's blanking out after being so focused for the whole competition. With Krista unable to remember a thing, we head to commercials.
And hey! It's the Cover Girl Top Model Lounge! Past faves Bianca and Laura are on hand to dish about what just happened. Bianca notes that the cue cards are the kiss of death in Top Model. She knows that nerves can overtake you in the competition, but says that Krista had all night to prepare. Laura says that you can really psych yourself out. But can she excuse Krista for that? I think she will. Right now she's too drunk to care much either way.
When we return, it's Krista's take seven and she still can't get it. She calmly tells Jay to get her the cue cards, because she thinks she needs them -- her mind is going blank. Though Krista looks concerned, she tells us that this isn't going to defeat her. Jay instructs Krista that she can't just straight read the line from the card -- she'll have to glance at the card, and then go back to camera. She does better, though still stumbles a bit. However, she ends with a big smile even through her mistakes, which Jay loves. He says that most girls would crumble and fall under these circumstances -- and have, as we've seen. But Krista is making do with the situation, and can laugh it off. This also means that she doesn't need a ton of Visine and makeup touch-ups. A poised and lovely Krista finishes her lines with a bright white grin. Jay tells us that Krista was able to hold it together. If you break down and cry it's going to show on your face, which means that Jay doesn't get anything he can use. The fact is, he has a performance from Krista that he can use in the commercial.