Recap: Lisa Love announces to Lauren and Whitney that their next assignment will be to work amid Vogue editor-at-large André Leon Talley who's coming to town - hurray! - to commentate on famous Oscar gowns during a live Good Morning America segment...and adds that Emily Super Intern will be putting in another guest appearance to model one of the gowns. After the meeting wraps up, Whitney stays behind to remind Lisa that she'll be graduating from UCLA soon and wanted to ask "in what realm" of Teen Vogue she might possibly become a paid employee. Lisa informs her that there's a vacancy for Fashion Contributor for which she, along with various other interns (e.g. Emily), has the requisite credentials and closet office experience.
Whitney tells Lauren about the job opportunity and says she really really wants to prove herself worthy by doing a superb job at the upcoming Good Morning America shoot.
Over dinner at Don Antonio's, Spencer tells Heidi he finds it ironic that he found himself toasting Lauren during her surprise birthday party...then adds that Lauren probably hated the toast - which is all part of his devious plan 'cause he intended it to come across as mean. Heidi breezily chides her man-child of a boyfriend's dickitude before the conversation once again shifts to the subject of them moving in together. She warns that there can never be another playmate incident, to which Spencer insists he loves her sooooo much more now than when he canoodled with the bosomy blondes during the Who Do You Trust? episode. When Heidi looks visibly skeptical, he stares back at her incredulously and snappishly asks, "You don't trust me?", and Heidi responds by literally throwing her hands in the air and muttering, "I don't even know what to say to that." [Suggested response: "Mmm, nope."]
Good Morning America! Lawren Howell - ack! - is lecturing Whitney and Lauren in her usual bitchy manner about how they're to eliminate as much chaos as possible during the preparation of the segment. Emily arrives, warmly greets Lauren and Whitney, and the three gush about being in the presence of so many stunning Oscar gowns. After that, Lisa Love arrives with André Leon Talley, who squeals with delight during the fittings and rehearsal. He mistakenly assumes that Whitney is one of the models...and when he's told that she's a Teen Vogue intern, he scrunches his face perplexedly, tells her she missed her calling, and suggests she try on the backless Guy Laroche gown made famous by Hilary Swank in 2005. When Whitney emerges looking model thin and TV-ready, he decrees that she is to be included in the live segment. Emily, meanwhile, looks less than thrilled by Talley's gushy complimenting of Whitney as a natural runway beauty, and by the prospect of having to share the spotlight with a fellow intern.
As André Leon Talley starts commentating on each of the Oscar gowns chosen for the segment, the four models descend a giant staircase...and Whitney suddenly topples over to the side, but swiftly pops back up weeble-like and manages to regain her composure. During the commercial break, Talley tells a red-faced Whitney not to worry about taking a spill on live TV, and jokingly adds that it's a great way to kickstart her modelling career. As she tears up in embarrassment, Lauren rushes over and gives her a reassuring hug, tells her she looked gorgeous in the Hilary Swank-wear, and insists that her brief moment of toppling over wasn't really all that bad...and should have added that anyone who happened to catch it on TV will likely forget about it within the next ten minutes.
The next day at Teen Vogue, Lisa tells Whitney she did a great job modelling, and that her tripping mishap was embraced as more of an endearing moment than a cringy embarrassment. She passes along the notes of encouragement sent by Amy Astley and Anna Wintour, who applauded her ability to recover quickly and maintain her dignity. Whitney breathes a sigh of relief and says she's just happy she didn't embarrass the magazine - before Lisa changes the subject to the vacant position of Fashion Contributor. She says the interview will take place in Amy Astley's New York office, and that she (Lisa) will be giving her a strong recommendation.
Later, Lauren and Whitney meet up with Audrina at Lulu's Café to rehash Whitney's fall and then gabble about her (hopefully) new role as Teen Vogue Fashion Contributor, which apparently will be tasked with supervising all the interns. Lauren tells Whitney she hopes she gets the job, 'cause if Emily's her new boss, she'll have no choice but to quit Teen Vogue in protest.
Spencer summons Heidi to meet him for another of their in-car tête-à-têtes. He irritably reminds her about their unresolved living situation, and complains about being soooo over her not being as ready as he is for them to move in together. Heidi points out that it's a big decision and that she has to carefully consider how this move will affect all aspects of her life...then ultimately tells him her answer is no. Spencer stares despondently into space for a few seconds before replying, "Sweet. My answer is 'get outa my car'", and Heidi hastily exits the car, slams the passenger door, and glares after the rude douchewad as he squeals off.
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