Watch Nigel explaining the new cycle below:
Each of our remaining models meets a branding expert who gives them a word that fans would use to describe them and that they must aim to build their brand on. Kayla is slightly offended when she suggests her word should be 'LGBT' but the expert tells her that was "five years ago" and she is given 'free' instead.
The other words are: Lisa (daring), Sheena (unexpected), Shannon (trustworthy), Dominique (survivor), Allison (unique), Angelea (persistence), Bre (girlfriend), Camille (proud), Isis (inspiration), Laura (loveable), Alexandria (tough), Bianca (candid).
Later that night we get our first (very brief) glimpse of possible fireworks to come in the house when an unhappy Bianca thinks Camille and Dominique have been talking about her behind her back, although nothing really develops.
The next morning it is time for the always-fun "Ty-Overs" (makeovers to non-ANTM followers), presided over by musician/actress/fashion designer Ashlee Simpson (note to fans: she's currently in the studio working on new music) which makes Laura nervous in case they are all getting pixie crops.
For some of the girls, however, that's definitely on the cards. Bre is left in tears after getting a short crop and ends up in the bathroom with a producer saying that she wants to go home. An early exit is averted, however, when she decides to stay because her brand is "girlfriend" and she has to be a girlfriend to herself.
Lisa's getting married in two months and pleads to keep her long hair because it takes so long to grow. Mr Jay doesn't have the most sympathetic response: "It takes four months to grow hair, for what? You look like a dowdy housewife." Elsewhere, Alexandria is given a short bob and is so thrilled she keeps breaking down in tears, while poor Sheena nearly has a heart attack when Miss J announces she'll be following suit - luckily for her, it's a joke.
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The branding theme comes back when Kayla is told to revert to her red locks because some of the fans at LA Live last week didn't recognise her with dark hair.
Lunch break! Mr Jay arrives with Pink's hot dogs for everyone but, as always in Top Model world, there is a twist. Each of the girls has to create their own hot dog and then sell themselves, their brand and the hot dog in their photoshoot.
Laura is first up and opts for an all-American classic of BBQ and chilli sauce which ends up smeared all across her face. Mr Jay is so impressed he gets Laura to demonstrate her techniques to Camille, who seems to be struggling having not eaten a hot dog for 20 years. Sheena, Kayla and Bre also seem to struggle. Mr Jay thinks Sheena just looks like she needs to pee, Kayla doesn't know what to do on set with her word, and Bre is becoming soft and weak after her emotional day.
Ashlee Simpson joins Tyra Banks, Nigel Barker (and his new hair) and Andre Leon Talley on the judging panel for the second elimination of the season (browse a gallery of all the photos below).
But first, we get a lesson on the importance of branding using Nigel's new hair as an example! Brandishing a razor, Tyra disposes of Nigel's newly-grown locks and brings him back to the shaven headed Nigel we know and love. Lesson - stick to what people remember you for to build a strong brand.
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Lisa - who is wearing pants emblazoned with the stars and stripes - is praised by Tyra for being the 'most consistent' of all the girls in her 'daring' branding and delivering a photo that totally represents that, so it's no surprise that she wins best photo. The call-out order is:
- Bianca - Totally nails the 'candid' branding
- Alexandria - More sweet than tough but it's a gorgeous picture
- Laura - Judges joke it's more 'lustable' than 'loveable' because of the sexiness
- Angelea - Nigel calls it believable, cute, endearing and 'persistent'
- Dominique - Beautiful picture although 'survivor' doesn't really come to mind
- Allison - Typically cute and 'unique' although Tyra says she shouldn't become too cute
- Isis - More funny and interesting than 'inspiring' but Tyra calls it a page stopper
- Bre - Looks like a 'girlfriend' that you would never want to be your worst enemy. Nigel wants more sparkle in her eyes.
- Camille - Ashlee thinks it's more like a funny camera pose with friends, Andre sees pageant 'pride'
Kayla and Sheena are in the bottom two. Tyra says the judges think Kayla seems lost and confused and distant to the strong girl she was before, while Sheena is a stunning girl in person but they're not sure if it translates to pictures.
Sheena is eliminated. She feels disappointed in herself because she came into the show not only for herself, but to show her appreciation to the fans. She doesn't think she had the chance to show her full star quality but promises this isn't the end for her.
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