Yaya interviews that when she is in hair and makeup, the stylists always talk about how she is regal and elegant, so she was trying to pull from different places to be a more "Tee ha ha ha" kind of person. And every time Yaya actually smiles or tries to act charming or funny, I just hate her more. She says that she was finding mental things to connect with, and was reciting poetry (oh, of course she was) and seeing little ways in which her education is keeping her positive. The most likely being the knowledge that she can fall back on her Ivy League diploma since she will never, ever win this competition because she's a whitehead-laden asshat. Fucking Yaya. Jay tells her to be approachable and friendly. He interviews that Mathu did a great job on Yaya's makeup today, and that she looks fresh and beautiful even without retouching. Which: lies. He also says that, before today, he wasn't sure that any of the girls had true model potential, but that they all stepped it up during the Cover Girl shoot. Commercials.
Eva is the Cover Girl of the week, for the fifth week in a row. How convenient!
We are back in the fast-paced city of Tokyo. After their photo shoot, the girls have to do a go-see with Tokyo-based designer Noriko Fukushima. The Dowager Jay and Ms. J. Alexander say that the girls have been exposed to traditional Japanese fashion (e.g. lingerie accessorized by a wide-open kimono) and Japanese street fashion (e.g. coked-up clown makeup and a motorcycle), and that today they are going to learn about current Japanese ready-to-wear fashion. J. says that Noriko has been a fixture on the Japanese fashion scene for twenty years. Oh, bring back the woman with the tiny sideways hat! Eva interviews that she's 5'7", but that she doesn't have to be tall to be great. She's going to knock down the norms, unless she is first squashed beneath an Amazonian fourteen-year-old's size 12 shoe on the runway. Eva wears an odd-looking puffy polka dotted thingy. Yaya walks in a see-through gold lamé skirt and is pleasing to Noriko and her assistant. Yaya says that, not to be disrespectful, if that idea had been done in the States, "it could look very hoochie." And it would probably look very hoochie on Yaya, but for the fact that she has the sex appeal of Jon Lovitz. Which, apparently, means that Janice Dickinson would (and does) want to hump her. Amanda comes out in Noriko's version of a modern wedding dress, which seems to involve a rose and white tulle bodystocking (with pants) surrounded by yet more rose and white tulle. Amanda says in the go-see that the dress is a showstopper, but interviews that it wasn't her cup of tea. And if I were Noriko, I would be concerned that my dress was so fug that it was able to restore the power of sight.