Once Jay is in the apartment, Anthony jokes that the broken bed belongs to Jay. Jay, I kid you not, laughs a little and says that, since he's skinniest amongst the four of them, he'll be fine on the broken bed. Bitch did NOT! But he did. Seth Aaron says that he's 180. I don't know why he told that. Jay says that he's 145. Ben takes a moment to decide that he's 1...52. Yeah, I don't know what was happening there. As for Anthony? He's "thirsty." Excellent.
In the girls' apartment, Pamela Ptak enters. She is 47 and from Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Ping and Janeane greet her with hugs. That's sweet. I like that they're all hugging over there. Pamela explains that she had another career before attempting one in fashion. She tells Ping that she worked in advertising and got as far as she wanted to go. She wants new challenges now. Hmm, perhaps it just sounds a little stale because she had to repeat herself dozens of times to the producers and whatnot, but I sensed a little, I don't know, defensiveness in her speech there. Like, she really needs everyone to know that she hasn't been trying to make it in fashion design all these years. She was doing something else. Something else at which she was brilliant. Just like she is at fashion design now! But, she didn't want it AT ALL until like 10 minutes ago. Save it for the runway, Pamela. You're not going to really prove anything in the apartment. We see some photos of her work and it's mostly unremarkable. There's a gown that has some interesting structure to it, but otherwise it all appears a bit home-sewn. She tells us that she has a business making custom garments for private clients. The mannequins are like, "Thank goodness we don't have feet. Have to dodge all that bullshit down there." I don't know why I'm being such an asshole. Pamela is probably just trying to use her advertising background to help her chances by branding herself as upscale and passionate. It feels desperate though and I think she should just concentrate on the work. But, we're three minutes into the season, so why don't I just calm down? Pamela tells us that she's a type-A personality.
Here's Anna Marie Lynett, 23, from Milwaukee. She greets everyone and says that she can't believe that she's there. She is adorable. We meet Jonathan Peters who is 29 and from Providence, Rhode Island. He says that he is "kind of an animal" when it comes to competition. Then, he growls. You see, in comparison to Janeane, Jonathan just strikes me as dated. He just thinks he's going to get attention by being FIERCE. FYI - I think I'm gonna hate Jonathan. After viewing and re-viewing four billion hours of this program, I'm beyond comfortable with these snap judgments. I'm equally at ease with admitting I'm wrong (I won't be). He tells us that he has begun hand-painting his designs. We see a few photos and, I don't know. Everything's a little too drape-y, but the painting is pretty nice. It all looks like depression glass. He's trying to find the place where "gritty meets pretty." Fine, he sounds like a tool, but that experiment could produce some cool stuff. In fact, I saw the Marilyn Minter exhibit in Cincinnati a few months ago and it explored those same themes and was pretty compelling. But, Jonathan will need to walk and not just talk, so we'll see. Jonathan is the first person in his apartment and kicks his shoes off.