Alexandria, meanwhile, asks Franca what her favorite part has been. Favorite part of what, you may ask? We may never know. Franca loves photography, and says that she likes to have good relations with the photographers, and also to discover photographers. Basically, I guess, she could give a rat about models. Brittani asks if Franca thinks that E-zines will threaten printed magazines. Franca doesn't think so. Until all planes have complimentary wireless access, I hope that she's right. Brittani tells us that she could have stood out more, but she didn't want to "overshine" everyone else. She adds that Molly hardly talked at all. In Molly's case, I think that's a smart strategic choice. Franca tells the girls that they're lucky to be there, but there can only be one winner. And for the girls who aren't the winner, things aren't necessarily over. They start from here. Well that's relatively encouraging. Molly says that it was weird and pretty intimidating to have Franca right there. The hair alone would be enough to make me quiver with fear.
After Franca leaves, Miss J. has another special guest he'd like them to meet. A lady emerges with a tea tray on her head. The tea tray contains a teapot, a few cups, and sugar and milk and the whole deal. Alexandria describes this as, "Very cultural." Awesome. J. explains that this woman, whose name is Noor Talbi, is a professional tea tray dancer. Who wants to go in with me in opening a tea tray dancing salon stateside? Nobody? Okay, then. Noor says that being able to dance and move your body while having a full tray on your head requires great balance and dexterity. Noor says the word "dexterity" like she's slowly making love to it. She's blowing dexterity's mind with her pronunciation. Hannah says that this is a cool spin on the old-school exercise of walking with a library book on your head. It's like a library book with a tea pot on it, to be precise. Alexandria tells us that she has good posture and a very big, flat head. Isn't she full of advantages in the challenges this season?
Each girl grabs a tray and Noor instructs them as to how to try to keep it there. Molly has a pointy head, which does not bode well. Brittani drops a whole tray of stuff, and amongst the clanking of the falling tea set Miss J. says that in such a situation you want to maintain your composure and be fierce and fabulous. Like, five more things fall off of Brittani's head as he says this. Molly explains that Brittani was dropping stuff every fifteen seconds, and we see corresponding visual evidence. Hannah is having a hard time of it as well. Molly starts off tea tray challenged, but improves with a little time. You know, every time I see the words "tea tray" I just want to recite "Twinkle Twinkle Little Bat" from Alice in Wonderland. Certainly, there are plenty of tea trays in the sky in this situation. Alexandria tells us that the tea tray dance is very sensual but very classy. She then repeatedly goes, "Yeah yeah yeah yeah!" and drops it like it's hot. Because what's more classily cultural than grinding the floor with a pot of Darjeeling on your head? Miss J. yells at the models to keep their composure, and in response Brittani drops her tray again. She tells us that she danced for ten years, and so thought she wouldn't suck so much. Once rehearsal is over, Miss J. tells the girls that they're going to be performing what they've learned in front of a live audience. Brittani is not looking forward to making an ass of herself. Hannah reminds us that there's a lot of pressure to do everything well right now, and even the smallest mistake in a pointless challenge can send someone packing.