He goes after Angela instead, his "champion," and notes that she's worked with all four of the Arrow folks at this point. Which is funny, because that totally applies to over half of them, but you know what he means: she jumped from Kinetic and dealt with The Things About Arrow in the final task. Her makeup's, as I said, totally weird-looking, her hair is kind of weird too, but that smile, you can't paint over that gorgeous smile. So she tells Trump that working with the Final Four at different points has been "interesting," but that beyond James and Stefani, i.e., "the actual contenders here," she won't bother to choose. Just as long as there's no Nicole or Frank left standing. And she smiles that gorgeous smile again. And actually, her hair's totally working for me now.
You know, many theories have been advanced as to why I constantly talk about how good or bad everybody looks on this show, as I've always done. There are several reasons. The first is that the importance of image in business, Martin, cannot be overstated. Pretending this is a job interview means looking at them as potential employees, and first impressions are all you have, so calling attention to what works and doesn't in this context is more important for this show than even on American Idol. The second is that the only thing I've ever found interesting in this show is personal dynamic and body language, and that's something that comes up throughout the process. Your initial social position in the group -- and sometimes, like this year, your perceived leadership ability -- is determined by the image we project, and that's a sum total of whatever God gave you, and however you compensate for it. Throughout the competition, you judge your fellows by how well they weather the process, how closely they adhere to the possibility of perfection, and not only that, but remember that what took three or four months for us to see took them six weeks to film, so it's not like they had time to notice Nicole's pretty doll-eyes, or Kristine's witty mouth, or Derek's lovely ears and brow, like you do after months of knowing somebody. I'm sure even Brent and Markus had things, though we never ever saw them, that made them less awful to look at.