And John does do the flirting, as some Latin music called "Mambo Reason Number Six" kicks up. And John isn't crude, and he isn't gross, he's just smiling and flirty. He interviews that he doesn't even think they were using sex, exactly, just "whatever advantages [they] had." He goes on: "Why, if you've got something that people like, would you not use it?" And see, this is where I think the boys actually looked kind of good. (There's been some curiosity floating around as to whether John is gay and, if so, whether the guys know, but I'm saying even if he's not.) Because for a lot of genuinely homophobic men, the answer to that question would be, "Because I would rather be shot in the chest than flirt with men, particularly if I knew it was going to be on TV." I'm not saying that avoidance of that dynamic is the highest level of tolerance to which men should aspire, but...the fact that the guys flirted with a table of men much as I think they would with a table of women reflects well on them, to me, rather than poorly. Now, the stereotyping about "more interested in fashion," that's...on the one hand, overbroad bullshit, but on the other hand...if you're a brutal pragmatist about the public as Chris is, might you not believe the statistics were with you? You might.
Aaaaanyway, John comes back out to the table and offers the guys a "limited-run" shirt (which I think is just their uniform shirt), and he says to the guy, "I don't know if you can squeeze into a medium." Snerk. FLIRT! He takes the shirt, and Chris confirms that the guys seemed much happier once John was finished with them. Ah, sigh. Boys are cute.
Sunset skyline porn. At Apex Restaurant, people drop surveys into the box as Carolyn and Boyfriend Bill approach. Inside, Jenn C. says "good, good, good" about four hundred times to a table of women who are looking at her like, "Back off, Scary Black Dress Lady." And I'd like to point out? She's totally looming, and we know how I feel about looming. We see a couple of shots of the women standing around in pairs, just kind of doing nothing. Ivana refers to this in an interview as "clumping of the girls," which for some reason sounded really funny to me. "Stop clumping!", I imagine her hissing. "You clumpers, stop clumping! You're all clumpy!" She says she was trying to "disperse the girls a little bit more." Yeah, I think they're having a little too much fun with the mass supervising. It was revealed in the Extra! Boardroom! Footage!, by the way, that Jenn decided not to have the team work as servers (as the men did), but to hire servers, because she didn't think the Apexiennes could get along if they had to cover tables and so forth. So they just...stood around.