Back at the loft, the teams have a super-awkward elevator ride. Ashlie TH's that she doesn't want her hard work overshadowed by drama. As such, she feels the need to talk to Dyshaun. He is nowhere near contrite as he uses the dickhead's excuse that his behavior is justified because he doesn't like Kate. He also claims that he doesn't mean half of what he says. Now would that be the "Chlamydia" half or the "Queen of All Cheapness" half? Johanna TH's that Dyshaun is immature and degrading. She thinks he finally crossed the line. Ashlie has obviously been sipping the Kate Kool-Aid, calling Kate's chutzpah "resilience at its finest." She says that everyone needs to rise above this. Dyshaun has finally had enough, blustering, "Lesson learned." It's intended to pacify her, but it's so obvious that he still feels no fault in this mishap. He proves my point tenfold when he TH's, "I can admit when I'm wrong, but, you know... whatever! I'm done with it."
In their room, Kate and Ashlie pat themselves on the back for a job well done and pep themselves up for tomorrow's panel. Ashlie reiterates her plan to prove Dyshaun & Co. wrong. Honestly, though, instead of bending over backwards to prove herself, she should just devise a way to make Dyshaun show his true colors. Then again, Anne might see that innate haggishness and reward him for it. She seems to have highest regard for Megan and Kate, and they're not exactly the most redeeming characters. Then again, everyone on this show sucks.
The next morning, Anne and the henchmen walk in. This week's guest judge is Neil Hamil, Director of Elite Model Management. Prizes.
Kate and Ashlie present their spread, entitled simply "COLOR." IMHO, it looks great. It does have a lot of items, but it's not cluttered (or littered with multiple fonts... Devin!). Ashlie blathers on about their idea of the model as a bound-up butterfly who finally embraces her own playfulness vis-à-vis color. Kate chirps that she has a lot to add, and I notice that, ironically, neither of them is wearing a drop of color. Kate is wearing the most boring, 23-year-old's interview pant suit, and Ashlie is in head-to-toe black. You'd think they'd want to dress the part, right? Kate gives a shout-out to Joe Zee, noting that they tried to follow his instruction to "think outside of the box" by pairing basic black with lots of color. As if on cue, Joe Zee applauds them for -- you guessed it! -- "thinking outside of the box." Anne also likes the concept and execution, particularly in terms of the hair and makeup, though she thinks the page with the "Water + Bikini = Magic" shots is a little more instructional than high fashion. She and Joe both agree that the spread would have benefited from losing a few images.