Flying high from his earlier success, Dyshaun steps forward to pick teams. He predictably pairs Kate and Ashlie, leaving himself with Megan and Johanna. They head to the closet to pull clothes for their shoots. Ashlie, it seems, learned a thing or two from "Metallic Mayhem,", and she decides to work with Kate to make color the focal point of their shoot. She surprisingly admits that she enjoyed working with Kate. The other team decides to work with fluorescents to create a modern, lady-like take on bright colors.
Just because he's an ass, Dyshaun interrupts Kate and Ashlie's planning session to ask Kate if she likes a pair of Daisy Dukes. I am not kidding. Daisy Dukes. He TH's that he wants to ask "The Queen of All Cheapness" her opinion on the short-shorts so he can go the exact opposite way. Kate, of course, sees through this in about one millisecond and throws it in his face. She refuses to answer the question, so Dyshaun assumes that she's embarrassed because she does like them. But, as soon as he leaves, she says she hates them and calls them trashy. She also TH's that Dyshaun's behavior makes him look "boring, aggressive, and kind of cranky." That's pretty much the holy trinity of Dyshaunianity.
Far too late in the season for my liking, Dyshaun interviews that he is not above playing dirty. Cue Ashlie and Kate conspiring to screw the other team by commandeering all the swimsuits from the closet. It's a Lycra Rebellion! Johanna catches on, but Kate and Ashlie are too self-satisfied to care. And in tonight's most egregious pot-kettle moment, Dyshaun says Kate's bikini hijacking was conniving. Kate openly gloats, proving once and for all that she has succumbed to Megan's dastardly M.O. of bringing people down to her level, then surveying the wreckage. Ashlie delights that the other team underestimates Kate and her because she thinks it gives them the chance to prove themselves.
The next day, the minions roll up to the photo shoot and meet Malina and their model. Dyshaun's team goes first. He straps on his bossy boots and gets all up in the hair and makeup people's grills -- which I'm sure they looooove. Even Megan stops just short of calling him and a-hole in an interview. And this is Megan, Queen of All Asshat-ness. Dyshaun repeats his mantra about taking a leadership role, but I am too distracted by his skinny jeans, which are probably the tightest I have ever seen. Seriously, does anyone other than the Jonas Brothers still wear those travesties anymore? Ugh.