Now something weird happens because, while I watched the show the original night it aired, I am recapping it from the rebroadcast, and they've cut out an entire section from what I originally saw. Where, oh where, is the colorful underwear? I return now to my original recording, where Tyson's head gleams like the night star, as the half-naked contestants arrive, conveniently dressed-down now since they just burned their worldly possessions and are made to put on briefs of every rainbow hue in order to have their bodies critiqued by Niki, Cory, and Tyson. We see now that FRANKIE is also wearing long johns. Hilarious. Well, the child is from Miami! He lies around on the beach all day! It is cold in New York! As I watch back over this now, I see why they cut it out of the rebroadcast -- it's boring. They take measurements and comment on how they've either gained weight or lost it since they saw the contestants last. Ronnie gets busted for shaving his chest, and Cory takes particular pains to hate on Holly's hair, saying that, in New York City, that haircut is not going to fly. I am really surprised by that, honestly, because I consider it a very hipster, pageboy, edgy haircut. I think it's cool, and I don't get his dislike of it. This is not Baywatch they're trying out for -- girl's trying to stand out, and she's doing it. Her haircut frames her beautiful face perfectly.
Cory notices that Ben has lost a lot of weight; indeed, Ben says that he's lost twenty pounds. FRANKIE steps up and is stunning and, again, why don't they just give it to him now? Cory says some crap about how being over-confident can hurt you, or something, but whatever. More fawning over Jacki takes place, but even their favorite is not totally spared the rod. They tell her to hide her ears as much as she can on future go-sees. Harsh, but not as harsh as they are to Jay, who Cory says has "chicken legs," or to Sarah, who he all but says has a freakishly long torso. Seeing her embarrassment, Niki sweetly says that they'll walk her through all the tricks of how to hide her hideous flaws. My favorite part is when they call Katy up and tell her her boobs are too big. Her 32B boobs. Now, I know, I know, but to me, Katy has a gorgeous body. Why can't he suggest she try for another type of modeling -- more commercial, maybe? Then she ruins it by saying, in a voiceover, that she hopes they don't cut her because she's not flat-chested, because "that's not fair." Spoken like a true twenty-year-old. Cory tells them all that they'll be measuring them on a weekly basis, and they all silently swear never to eat again.
Drained from their long day burning their valuables and being insulted, the kids get excited when Niki shows up at the house to invite them to a GQ party at which the style editor wants to meet them all. The catch is, they only have twenty minutes to get ready! Oh my God, can they do it?! Um, I guess they can, because the next thing we see is all of them at the party, dolled up to the nines, mingling. Jacki says that she's great at talking to people, so she just wants to talk to as many as possible. The magazine people, however, seem very impressed with Holly, who has just enough quirkiness to make her interesting. There seems to be a lot of alcohol around, and it makes me wonder if the producers were hoping somebody would get sauced and go nuts up in the party...but, no. These kids seem to savvy for that, or something -- not savvy to the modeling world, or to the uh, actual world, but savvy to the reality television world.