Ben steps up where it is revealed he has gained an inch of muscle in his abs. "You look great," Debbie says and we hear an off-camera agreement from Ronnie, Ben's work-out partner. Let the Brokeback teasing begin! Ben blushes, but not nearly as much as Ronnie. I'm telling y'all, Ben will never see Nashville again.
At dinner that night, which they allegedly prepared themselves (thank you, producers, for not making us watch that), they have to answer "tough questions" in front of each other, about each other. It sucks. Jay draws and asks who they think is the weakest model in the house, and why, and Jacki pipes up that she has to say the weakest link is Aryn. Shut up, Jacki. Who knows -- maybe every one of the rest of them were equally bitchy, but they're showing us Jacki and it makes me dislike her even more. She thinks Aryn is the weakest because Aryn doesn't have an outgoing personality. This makes no sense to me -- Aryn definitely looks more high-fashion than some of the other girls, including short, weaved-out Jacki -- and being outgoing to the people in this house is not the point of the exercise. Ronnie's subsequent comment that Dominic, because he complains, is the weakest guy, does make sense. Dominic smugly says that he disagrees, and later in an interview postulates that Ronnie is intimidated by him. No, Dominic, what I think it is, is that you whine like a baby. This is borne out when Katy chimes in to agree with Ronnie, and Dominic gets doubly offended. "Let's just all gang up on Dom, now," he says, adding like a jackass that it just makes him stronger. Whatever, bro.
FRANKIE reads a question asking who they find to be the most attractive person in the house. He obviously expects everyone to say "You, of course," but instead they prove their poor eyesight by naming others. In fact, Ronnie names Stephanie for her down-to-Earth beauty. "And, as far as the guys go," he says, blushing to the roots of his hair, "I mean, it's pretty obvious." They all die laughing, including Ben. "In all honesty," Ronnie continues as they all howl, "Ben is my biggest competition, but he's a beautiful guy. He's got a great heart, and he's got a great look, and I think he's an awesome guy." Ben, who gets nervous having his picture taken in a modeling competition, has enough confidence to be supremely flattered by this, and even throws in a very cute "thanks, baby," causing Ronnie to laugh anew. "At this point," Ronnie says in a separate interview, "Ben knows I have a crush on him." Yeah, yeah, it's all fun and games until Ben gets asked the same question about who is the best looking and answers, with no sense of cheekiness, "probably Ronnie." It's so painfully cute. Ben interviews that, "I mean, I guess it's good that a gay guy thinks I'm cute, or whatever. That's a compliment, right? I don't know. They're picky. I don't know." Truly, my love for Ben knows no bounds. But, dear boy...don't mess around with a hot gay man's heart, okay? It's a quick way to get ramp up the drama in your life to about two bazillion percent. Plus, they love that innocent cowboy shit right now. You're playing with fire! If you think it gets crazy in the jail house, wait until Ronnie shows up to visit you on your lunch break.