The girls head home and jump in their pool. We then turn to an interview with Laura, in which she appears to have been crying very, very hard. She's looked like this several times throughout her interviews this season, which is, like, Blue's Clue number one. Laura says that her whole life she's felt like she's had to prove to everyone else that she can be successful. Now she thinks she's proven that. When Laura was in high school, everyone expected her to fail because she's dyslexic and poor. And I don't know about you, but I can't even stand the thought of anyone being mean to Laura. I'd like to go smize those haters out of existence. To have come this far makes her feel good.
Nicole interviews that she's gotten so much out of this experience, and is happy even for the tough stuff. She came into the competition having no idea who she was. But she's grown and learned a lot, and wants to keep going. Indeed, Nicole does seem to have a lot more confidence these days, and seems relaxed more than baked. Back in the hot tub, Nicole says that Laura was the first girl in the competition that she really related to. She respects Laura as a competitor, particularly because Laura fits the image of Cover Girl and Seventeen so perfectly. A drunken Laura says that at first she thought Laura was stinky, but then found out that she was in fact sweet and innocent. I think you can be sweet, innocent and stinky all at once. Tearful Laura interviews that Nicole has had great pictures and stuff, but isn't a lot of competition personality-wise. I hate to tell Laura that personality (lovely or hideous) can get you to the final two, but rarely does it allow you the chance to walk away with the title.
There is Tyra Mail: "If a model falls in the forest, will anybody hear it?" Well, not now that Tyra's lost the weight. There is an addendum! "Here are your scripts -- memorize your lines for tomorrow." The girls open their scripts and discover that the first line is in Hawaiian. Laura's heart is racing, since her dyslexia makes memorization difficult. She lies in bed in her underwear, practicing her lines. Nicole eats fruit and looks on. Nicole interviews that she does have an advantage, since Laura stresses out so much just about being able to read and memorize a line. But doing so in her underwear makes the whole process of stressing out so much more appealing. I do hope that Laura gets a Victoria's Secret gig one day. Her real tragedy is being born poor and Kentuckian rather than poor and Brazilian.