Everyone is happy that Kacey's gone and kind of mad that Ann has been so dominant. Her sad-sack nature really prevents anyone from being truly furious though, or maybe they're just being quiet about it. The girls head to the Grammy museum for their challenge. They pair up and must dress each other in accordance with their perception of Grammy fashion. The winner, chosen by NARAS president Neil Portnow, will get to be an actual Grammy girl and hand out awards to drunk and crunk celebrities. Chelsey is paired with Ann, and I take back what I said about people not being furious with her. Ann gets Chelsey a size 12 dress despite knowing that she's a size 2, and the thing is impossible to put on to boot. Chelsey's unhappiness is apparent, thus squelching any minimal chance she had to win. While Chris and Kendal go for stripper chic, Jane and Esther go for Sunday school fashion. Kayla defies Liz's request for a poufy ballgown and puts her in punk rock pants instead. The gamble pays off, and their team wins. Ultimately, it's Kayla who's picked to be the Grammy girl, and she reminds us that she didn't have a bed until she was 14 and is a lesbian. At least her talking points are consistent. Liz, meanwhile, is pissed that she didn't win and gets floor-crawling drunk to address her pain.
This week's photo shoot has the girls portraying iconic fashion designers and posing with professional female models. Italian Vogue fashion editor and stylist Rushka Bergman is on hand to style the girls, and Francesco Carrozzini photographs. Liz's John Galliano is a small slice of genius, despite that fact that she doesn't know who he is. She works her eyebrows and her androgyny and gets best photo for her efforts, finally breaking Ann's streak. Kayla also excels as Vivienne Westwood, Ann's Alexander Wang gets a positive critique, and Chelsey gets possibly her best photo yet as Carolina Herrera. Chris's photo as Betsey Johnson is pretty great, though ALT doesn't like it and she's called toward the bottom of the pack. Jane squeaks by as Marc Jacobs with a terrible little beard.
Esther runs into trouble playing Christopher Decarnin, and in fact looks like she should be an extra in Welcome Back, Kotter. Kendal also fails at being Vera Wang, and knows nothing about anything. These two land in the bottom. In the end, Kendal is deemed the noun and not the verb, which is the kiss of death for this show. She heads back to the bumpkin patch, where her flawless bone structure will go unappreciated except by the bats.
Previously: The girls lived out a front-row fantasy when they had to walk down Rodeo Drive and smize for Patrick Demarchelier. Ann continued to smash Top Model records by scoring her fifth straight top photo win. Meanwhile, Kacey's fake personality was despised by her contemporaries but beloved by Walmart shoppers. Regardless, she couldn't take a picture and was eliminated. Eight bitches remain!
In the limo, it's all smiles as the girls celebrate Kacey's elimination. Kendal tells us that Kacey wasn't trustworthy, and so her ouster was cause for happiness. Kacey went around to hug all the girls, but Kendal only gave her a handshake. She's fine with that. Kendal tells us that she's a shy, quiet country girl, and is very happy and blessed to be there. However, she needs to turn up her performance if she wants to make it into the pages of Italian Vogue. Liz tells us that Ann has won best photo five weeks in a row, but when she has to show personality or even simply talk it's a different matter. Liz wants to stand out and be remembered, and knows she can do it.
Back at the house, a few the girls give some lip service to Ann's best-of-week digital art, but most ignore it. Esther tells us that she feels lucky to be in the competition, but also has to make sure that she's true to who she is and all she's learned throughout her life. In case you forgot, Esther is a modern orthodox Jew, and lives by the rules set forth in the Torah. For example, she's kosher and really has to watch it when she's, like, fixing her hamburger on the girls' cheesy grill. Chris is befuddled by Esther's attentiveness to her kosher lifestyle, and notes that the competition is stressful enough without having to worry about such dietary specifics. She's glad that she can eat a damn cheeseburger without having to think about it.
Tyra Mail! "Sometimes you have to perform a duet before you get your big solo. Love, Tyra." Kayla says that, whatever it is, she's planning on doing the best she can. She was in the bottom two last week, but this is only motivating her to do better. The girls head to the Grammy museum, where Liz and Kayla go gaga over the Michael Jackson tribute. Never before have they received chills when gazing upon a sequined glove. Jay Manuel meets them and introduces Neil Portnow, who is the president and CEO of The Recording Academy. Neil tells the girls that every year, about a half billion people around the world tune in to watch the Grammy awards, and they audition thousands of girls to be the bitches who hand out the trophies. And now one of our little model-ettes will get the chance to be a Grammy Girl as well! Chris fans herself with excitement and Liz looks like she just found the golden ticket. The girls will have to split into pairs and decide which look is appropriate to convince Neil to give them the job. This could be elegant, funky, rock n' roll or, more likely, something monstrous and horrible. The girls are paired according to how they're standing, which leaves unfortunate Chelsey to once again be paired with Ann. Chelsey is not psyched. Jay sends everyone off to style house Chic Little Devil to pick worthy ensembles. The catch is that the girls will be picking clothes for each other. Chelsey totally knows she's screwed. When the girls return in their complete looks, Jay will choose the winning team and Neil will choose the member of that team who will get to be the Grammy Girl.