The girls head to dinner at an African restaurant called Merkato Fifty Five. Aminat, being of legal age, decides to order a drink. And really, wouldn't you need one by now? Out of nowhere Sandra busts out with, "You guys, don't get drunk." On the contrary, they should get drunk and fight and make out with each other and stuff! If this were Rock of Love, we wouldn't be having such a discussion. Aminat tells Sandra not to put her two cents in when nobody's asked for her opinion. Or, to put it more plainly, "Keep it cute, or put it on mute." Aminat tells Sandra that there's a difference between silly and dumb-assedness. Sandra, meanwhile, confessionalizes, "You know, you want to be America's Next Top Model but you act so... trashy." Aminat kind of sounds like she's slurring a little, but honestly I think her voice is just like that. She loudly says that people are so stupid sometimes, then appears to drink a shot as we head to commercials.
When we return, there is Tyra Mail! "How many models does it take to screw in a light bulb? I guess we'll find out tomorrow. Love, Tyra." Kortnie wonders if they'll be doing some construction work. I actually wouldn't put it past Tyra to have this sudden influx of free labor do the electrical work for her new condo. Sandra tells us that her plan is to maintain focus and not let the other bitches get her down.
The next day the girls head to a dark alley where they meet Jay Manuel. He says that today is all about the lights, then flips a switch and illuminates himself dramatically. He always tells the girls to find the light, and today the girls will not only be focusing on the light but self-directing it. Jay self-directs the light so it reflects off of the sequins on his turtleneck. He is wearing a jacket made of crumpled up newspaper, which actually kind of suits him. There's another surprise, too -- the photographer for this shoot is Mr. Nigel Barker. Aminat notes that it kind of freaked her out to have Nigel as their photographer, since he is their judge and all. She's determined to let go of all the drama and have a good shoot. Nigel tells the girls that this is their opportunity to have some fun and show him what they've got.