The episode begins with everyone congratulating Isis for best photo. Dominique is realizing early on that this cycle is not all fun and games and Alex is just so thankful she stayed, she believes she’s the misunderstood star and for every person that hates her, there’s a person that knows her and loves her. Sheena expresses to the girls how its very hard for Asian models right now, but thinks that because she’s an entertainer she’ll have an edge. The girls start to play dress up, having some fun, but then Tyra shows up-live and in person Tyra-mail, anyone? She brings along with her the king of branding, Martin Lindstrom who is described as harsh but always gets results. He’s here to turn their fifteen minutes of fame into a lifetime; and a huge step of that is your brand. He gives each girl one word that was polled to the fans. Lisa’s word is “daring,” partly because the fans don’t trust her, she is expected to break every rule. Sheena’s word is “unexpected,” because they want the fans to see her in a different way. He tells Kayla that the word “lesbian” is out which her hurt personally because that is her identifying community, but he wants her to reinvent herself, and the word he gives her is “free.” She doesn’t know what to do with it, and decides she will sleep on it to try and find what it means to her. Shannon was told the fans see her as boring, so her word is “trustworthy.” Dominique’s word is “survivor,” Allison’s word is “unique,” Angelea’s word is “persistence,” Bre’s word is “girlfriend,” Camille’s word is “proud,” Isis’s word is “inspiration,” Laura’s word is “loveable,” Alex is seen as annoying by the fans so her word is “tough,” and Bianca’s word is “candid.” They are told to think about it everyday, live it, love it, breathe it.
As soon as Bianca hears candid, no restrictions-natural, she goes off. Dominique, Angelea, and Camille were talking together and I don’t even know if one of them mentioned her name, but as soon as it sounded like it, Bianca went off saying they were talking shit about her and that they could say it to her face. Totally crazy moment. Then they were off to Hollywood and Highland to meet Mister and Miss Jay at Siren Studios for a photo-shoot. They want to transform them into true Hollywood celebrities, Ashlee Simpson showed up to help them along with their ty-overs. Tyra + makeovers = ty-overs? Yes makeovers, its all about the image and the image defines the brand. Alex is getting cut, shorter hair but super short. She’s overly excited and everyone thinks she’s so fake for it because she’s had long hair all the time. Sheena had a bad experience last time, so she was kinda worried, Miss Jay took the opportunity to scare her a little before telling her she’s not doing anything extreme. Bre is getting short sides, Lisa is also getting a cut which she thinks is rad. Kayla is going back to red, and Bre has lost all her confidence with her hair. She starts talking to a producer, she thinks she wants to leave. She started to think of her brand and she decided to stay, but she’s afraid she won’t do well because she doesn’t feel beautiful.
Mister and Miss Jay bring in the next part of the photo-shoot, the girls are to create their own Pink’s hotdog. Ricky Middlesworth is their photographer, very highly recommended. They are to think about their brand as they make their hotdog, eat it, sell it, make it your brand. Laura puts chili and bbq sauce on her dog, and Ricky tells her she sold it. Camille was told not to hide her face behind her hotdog, and she was off because she hadn’t eaten a hotdog in a very long time. Mister Jay had Laura come over and show her a few things that he liked. Angelea was owning it, blowing Jay’s socks off with her refined beauty. Bianca was Jay’s biggest surprise of the day; Dominique was good; Ricky loved Allison’s eyes. Sheena tried to bring it by decorating her dog with rose petals but the whole time it just looked like she had to pee. Alex was so fake happy she started fake crying, then she put bacon on her hotdog and the photographer called her gorgeous. Isis was giving a twinkle; and Shannon was perfect. Kayla was too cheesy, she didn’t know what to do, it was killing Jay because it just did not work. Lisa had sparkle, she was bright and sexy, everything is a dare and she was very piercing. Ricky thought Bre was so sheik, she just needed to keep her brand in mind, but it was so weak.
The girls get Tyra-mail, and it tells them that one of them will be eliminated. Kayla is nervous because she knows she’s the total package while she believes some of the girls here are not and she does not want to go home because of one bad shoot. Bianca is scared for Bre because she didn’t like her makeover and expressed a want to go home. The guest judge is Ashlee Simpson, and the first they call up is Kayla; when Ashlee thinks of free, she thinks of hippie and relaxed body, someone let go. Allison looked like a doll, a fairy, but Tyra doesn’t want to go too much into cute. Alex was described as the girl next door, but it needs more “tough.” They wanted to be shocked by Sheena, wish they saw both their legs, but it wasn’t interesting and it lacked flavor. Angelea was endearing, Lisa was crazy good, Bre was fabulous and soft but the judges were confused as to who she was, she needs to be consistent, needed that spark in her eye. In deliberation, the judges knew Kayla is capable but she’s not yet free. Shannon is classic, beautiful, and pretty; Dominique is authentic; Camille has pride but she needs to bring it in her photo; Laura’s body was eh but her face was great; Isis was over reaching. Bre nailed it but who is she; Allison was charming but she needed more uniqueness; Sheena was uninspiring; Alex was not tough in her photo; Bianca was candid; Angeala was entertaining; and Lisa was daring and consistent.
Someone else got a cut, Nigel’s beloved hair was all chopped off by Tyra for the sake of his brand. He stuck to what the people know and lead by example. Best photo went to Lisa for her daring, runner up went to Bianca because she lived and breathed her brand. Then it was Alex, Laura, Angelea, Dominique, Shannon, Allison, Isis, Bre, and Camille. The bottom two were Sheena and Kayla. Tyra told Sheena she is a stunning girl, but she’s not in the photos, she’s better in things than in person. Tyra told Kayla she’s a top model in a shell, but she needs to break free, that strong Kayla is lost and she doesn’t know what to grab on to. Kayla stays (thank Heaven) because Tyra knows she is beautiful and strong and that wasn’t her, that she is getting lost, that she’s a leader and she shouldn’t forget it. Tyra tells Sheena that this is not the end, Sheena says she came to show respect to her fans, she’s sad she didn’t get to show her 100% star quality, but she’s always going to be remembered as an all star.
Well, that’s it for last week? What do you think? Who is your favorite you want to see go far? Let us know below!