Laura’s photo shoot is whatever. Like, she’s posing and they’re taking pictures. I don’t know what else to say. Jay says she looks clenched. And then he observes that she’s self-conscious and weird, not being awesome Laura as usual. Meanwhile, she kinda looks like Daenerys Targaryen here, which isn’t a bad thing.
oh, then they have to do a second set of shots, in profile, so in the ad, Laura’s looking at herself. She’s getting sweaty and feeling weird, but she’s pushing through.
Laura finishes the shoot and walks through the courtyard to find some space. Is it me, or is her walk here really weird? Like, she looks like Shaggy or something. (The cartoon stoner, not that reggae-ish artist.)
She’s back in her own clothes, crying on a wooden ramp. She’s shaking and shuddering and feels awful. Jay’s like, “Dumb models. ‘Blood sugar really low?’” No, idiot, it’s a classic panic attack. Classic.
Jay calls for a medic. She’s heading to the hospital. How embarrassing.
Sophie and her pockmarks are shooting the print ad now. Her ad’s more edgy, which matches the hair thing, but isn’t Laura’s thing to be edgy? I think they styled the win away from Laura. Not that i loved the idea of her winning, but I think she was undersold.
Drama! Jay Manuel is like, “I don’t know how we’ll be able to do Laura’s commercial shoot.” Dun Dun DUnnnnnn….
Meanwhile, back at the MGM Grand, Laura’s back from the hospital and Skyping her mommy. “I had a panic attack.” Her mom doesn’t seem all that concerned, probably because she’s had one herself before. It’s like that thing where it’s nice that you can commiserate, but you also kinda downplay the other person’s experience of it when you say, “Oh, I did that too.” Laura cries.
Sophie comes home and immediately hugs Laura. Apparently SHE has had a panic attack before, too! Has everyone had one?? Sophie’s at least more sympathetic about it, since she had hers atop the Macau tower during that shoot I missed when I was out of town.
Tyra Mail again! Buongiornio Bellissima!! Ooh, they’re going to Italy and refilming that part of Life is Beautiful with the Buongiornio, principessa! oops, no. I bet it has to do with Italian Vogue. Sophie butchers this, by the way, and concludes, “that’s not even Chinese!” I hope that was a joke. Meanwhile, Laura says, “We’re going to Italy!” in a voice of total panic. Yikes, she needs more downers to get through this!
No international travel needed today, girls. In fact, they didn’t even need to leave the hotel. They just went down to the spa, where some lady from Vogue Italia awaits. Her and the Jez Smith guy again. Today, they’re doing a shoot for Vogue, to get another idea of which girl should win.
Somehow, this shoot involves plain nude bras and high-waisted Spanx while sitting inside a steam room or something. Sophie’s hair is slicked back. And she looks boring. Laura, though, looks amazing. She really nails it, and the Vogue lady is super impressed. Note here that the winner of Top Model will have these photos published, but the girl who doesn’t win? her photos never see the light of day. REMEMBER THAT, cuz it’s a shame. Oh, I gave it away. But we already know, right?
So Jay meets Laura at the suite in the MGM Grand and is like, “Let’s film this shit NOW, bizzatch.” So they do. It’s fine. Only a little awkward.
Tyra Mail AGAIN. “Time to show the world the real you.” Ooh, reading their secret diaries! YAY!
Oh, it’s that runway show for Forever 21. We already heard about it. Sophie’s fine, cuz she’s good on the catwalk. Not so true for Laura. She’s probably worried. Sophie keeps mentioning how she came in second in her season in Britain, which I think ends up being a hint.
It’s the next AM, and here’s Tyra to get inside the heads of the last two girls! “I’m your best friend, tell me all your secrets, and give me your soul, too!” She wants to talk to them individually.