When we return, it's panel time. Tyra is wearing jumpsuit seven of twelve. This one is slightly more flattering. Oh, lies. We get a wide angle, and I can assure you it is not remotely more flattering. Because jumpsuits are hideous, no matter which way you slice it. And you have to get fully undressed just to pee. I think it was part of ALT's contract that Tyra had to wear only jumpsuits at panel this season, because he is a sadist. And a wizard, duh. There are prizes, there are judges. Whitney Port is the guest judge. ALT is wearing a giant pendant, which likely contains arsenic or a potion of some sort.
Before we get to the evaluations, ALT turns to Tyra and says that he was up all night (making spells and/or eating truffle-encrusted wings) and is exhausted. And then it turns out that all of the judges -- including Whitney -- are exhausted as well. And you know when the bad acting starts that it's time to announce that they're going to a foreign location, so I just wish that they'd get on with it. Tyra says that she's been such an insomniac, and hasn't slept in who knows how long. This might actually be true. She seems like the kind of crazy person who can't sleep and has wild and wretched ideas, like hosting her own talk show, while delirious at 4:00 AM. The judges decide to take a nap and "catch some Zs."
As they whip out pillows, Tyra complains that she can't get comfortable. And then a shepherd (with a New Zealand accent, SPOILER!) comes out and says that one of the best ways to catch Zs is to count sheep. Tyra thinks this is a novel and wonderful idea. And then we get fuzzy footage of sheep being walked around. It's unclear whether they're actually in the room or not, though the girls have clearly been instructed to act like something cute is before them. And then there are clouds with Zs dropping out of them that descend upon the judges. Tyra's Zs are connected to a banner that she pulls down -- it says, "New Zealand." Because the girls are going to New Zealand! I have actually been to New Zealand and found it to be perhaps the most beautiful place on earth. I would not, however, deign to call it a fashion capital. Next season the girls are going to be sent to the top of that volcano that erupted in Iceland and call it a day.
Only the six girls who survive this week will get to go to New Zealand, while the poor loser who is eliminated will get to feel extra bad. Jessica is first to be evaluated. Nigel makes a stupid joke about her not having a bad hair day, while ALT commends her for pointing her feet in midair. Tyra says she looks like a young, promising girl in a high-fashion magazine who is "one to watch." Krista is next, and Tyra commends her for looking simple, hip and fashionable in her wifebeater and jeans. Interestingly enough, Krista's photo isn't one of her striking jumps, but the judges give it a tongue bath nonetheless. Whitney says that her angles and body proportions are beautiful. The outfit is overpowering, but Krista's face still manages to be the strongest part of the whole thing. Tyra tells Krista that her film was a joy to go through. She worked it, and didn't forget her face in even one frame.