But then things get BETTER. The contestants enter Macy's where they're greeted by Christian Siriano! Winner of Project Runway! And bearer of a magical elfin quality unparalleled by anyone who is not a citizen of Middle Earth. Heba is particularly excited and runs over to Christian and picks him up. He seems pretty used to this, which makes you wonder what Michael Kors got up to off camera. Christian is going to help the contestants pick out something fabulous for the Tyra show. He asks them how much weight they've lost, and when Renee tells him she's lost 68 pounds he says, "That's more than I weigh." In fact, Michelle and Renee combined have lost a Christian and then some. They have not lost a Chris March.
Christian sends the contestants off to run amok in Macy's, and then he judges them on what they've chosen. He hates Heba's wackadoo print dress, and hands her a black eyelet dress in a size 14. She thinks it's not going to fit. But it fits! Christian loves it, and Heba cries. She's lost 10 sizes. Christian and Heba decide that they're going to look for something with the same shape, but in a more vibrant color. Christian wants Ed to go a little less conservative, wants Vicky to be a bit less Little House on the Prairie, and wants Michelle to be less like a furry animal. Renee brings three dresses to Christian, and she first tries on a Pucci print. She tells Christian that she's always loved fashion, but when you're big nothing looks like you want it to look. She interviews that the Renee that she saw in the mirror a few months ago wasn't someone she loved, and wasn't someone she wanted to be. She was ashamed of herself, but she's proud to say that she's not that Renee anymore. She's proud of who she is today. Awww, Renee!
And suddenly we're with Tyra! Hey! Tabatha from Shear Genius (and of course Tabatha's Salon Takeover) is there! Boy oh boy do I love that bitch. She must have contributed to some other makeover facet of the show, since she doesn't really add anything to the Losers portion of events. Tyra towers over everyone, and most especially Christian who looks like he's nine. Tyra brings Michelle out first, and boy does that ho look fierce! It doesn't hurt that she's naturally gorgeous. She has to suffer through a brief Tyra interview that entails questions about her relationship with Renee. Tyra thinks that their example is good for anyone who's having a beef with their mom. She then asks about Michelle's dad, and makes Michelle talk about how much she misses him, before revealing that he's there! There is a big emotional reunion on stage, and Michelle's dad is totally bawling. He loves her a bunch, and knows for sure that she's going to be okay. Backstage he tells her that he's so glad she stayed on the show.