This week a couple guest stars show up (one of them is the title of this episode), the fabulous judging panel with Nigel Barker and Andre Leon Talley return and Tyra’s hair is still bob-ilicious.
First up the girls get the key to their new glass house in Venice Beach from area icon Harry Perry. One of the traits you need to have to be on this show is the ability to shriek, because you need to shriek at everything. The girls didn’t disappoint when they shrieked about their new house and about Tyra Mail. Between these two occurrences, we found out that Kayla is gay, Ann wants to date a warlock, and Anamaria weighs 110 lbs but used to weigh – gasp – 135.
On to Tyra Mail: “Your rise to the top begins in Hollywood! Love, Tyra.” The girls meet Mr. Jay and Miss J at a Hollywood mall. They’re going to walk in a Diane Von Furstenberg runway but it’s four stories up and they need to be harnessed during their walks. Oh and they also have to do their own hair and makeup – wait for the product sponsorship pitch – using the hair InStyler. “It’s awesome because you can curl or straighten your hair.” See it’s not just the Cover Girl lines the girls have to memorize. Back to the challenge: Ann is a bit nervous and it shows, Kacey can’t see without her glasses but does well, Anamaria falls over on the steps off the runway, Kayla rocks it. The Jay’s say the girls have a lot to learn.
The next day more shrieks for Tyra Mail: “Ever been bullied? What’s the one word that hurt you the most? Love, Tyra.” Next stop Smashbox studios where the girls are greeted by Mr. J who’s wearing a t-shirt that says “band geek” which he proceeds to rip off and underneath has another shirt saying something like fabulous fashionista. So he explains that the photo shoot shot by Deborah Anderson will be about taking on teen bullying. They’ll have two words painted on their bikinied bodies, a bully word and a power word. Tyra comes in; cue shrieks. Her t-shirt says “big forehead” and when she strips it off the one underneath says something like savvy businesswoman with a big forehead. See the show is all about Tyra even though she claims it’s not.
So the best of the bunch were Kayla painted with “Queer” and “Free,” and Ann “Giant” and “Amazon.” Anamaria got criticism for being too skinny, some of the others for looking too athletic i.e. not high fashion.
Then teen-star Demi Lovato showed up to talk about teen bullying because she knows all about it and has a charity devoted to stopping it.
It’s panel time and there’s Nigel looking hot and gorgeous as ever, Andre looking fabulous and guest judge the indefatigable Diane Von F.
Everyone loved Ann and Kayla. Anamaria looked too skinny, Diane liked Kendal, Kacey looked like an athlete not a model.
Photo winner was Ann, then Kayla, Chelsey, Kendal, Lexie, Liz, Jane, Esther, Chris, Rhianna, Kacey, Sara. Bottom two: Terra and Anamaria.
Who is eliminated? Anamaria – go eat something girl.
Next episode: It’s makeover time and Patricia Field guest judges.
Click here to read the recap of Episode 1