Crickets greet the paisley; the buyers are unsettled. Trump may or may not be having an actual stroke. The show goes on, with a cool white bikini that Trina tells us has "turquoise accents and stones," which looks way better than it sounds, and Trump says just loudly enough, "I like that better," to thunderous grateful laughter. Nicole prances around in her bathing suit and there's a short shot of Tim staring at her approvingly; in interview, she tells us at length how amazingly "gutsy" she is. For wearing a bathing suit to the beach. Muna interviews that she doesn't know a single man who would wear the Carey suit, and pronounces the amount of data she now has about Carey to be, in a phrase, "TMI." She's very cute; I get nervous about whether or not I find her Jamaican accent appealing and cute, and whether or not that makes me some kind of monster. The buyers total up all their stuff, and James bottom-lines it for us: it'll come down to whether the buyers -- who are buying in bulk for a national consumer base, okay -- are going to be "progressive and liberal" in their purchases (i.e., gay, which is what Carey has assured everybody is what's going to happen), or "conservative and safe," which is what national buyers actually do. Act out on some NASCAR-looking buyer guys who didn't like the way it was "clingy." Even the buyers are being nice, about the pink elephant on the runway.
Trump joins Trina onstage after the totals come in, and she gives Arrow's first: $19,616. Jenn and Derek and Angela give their usual cute appreciative faces about the other team's totals; Kinetic made $20,511. That's a total difference of $495. Currently, Trina Turk's online offering of women's suits ranges from about $50-80. You're talking about ten units, probably less. Not that this ameliorates the loss -- it's a loss. Due to the underperformance of the men's suits for Arrow. In a second, Trina's going to explain that the buyers only bought one of the three men's suits, and spent $350 on that. So that means that four of Arrow's suits, including the underperforming design, sold almost the same amount as the six from Kinetic -- who could have had between zero and five underperforming suits of their own, that we would have heard about if the win had gone to Arrow -- which again, does nothing for them. But Carey's opinion that he helped design the women's suits as well -- the ones that nearly outsold Kinetic's offerings all on their lonesome -- points to just how bad an idea the pink monster really was. Trump agrees with both Trina and simple mathematics that it was the men's suits, and then quietly shivers with PTSD. The reward is announced: a visit to the Playboy Mansion.