Each girl was introduced and the audience was told why they were chosen to go to Charm School, via clips from Flavor of Love. From the first season, Smiley returned due to her emotional outbursts, especially the one the night of her elimination; Serious, for her egomania during a confrontation New York had with Hottie, Goldie for drinking, passing out and vomiting her first night in the house; Pumkin for spitting on New York; Rain for engaging in a screaming match with New York and Hottie for her "adorable" behavior, which, amongst other things, led her to present raw chicken to Flavor Flav and his mother.
From the second season, Saaphyri returned due to her fight with H-Town and her subsequent elimination an hour into the competition; Bootz for "hating" on other contestants; Buckwild for being the blackest white girl, Like Dat for her slovenly table manners; Buckeey and Krazy for their balcony fight which led to Buckeey's elimination; and Toasteee due to her revelation that she posed nude for pornographic websites and production companies.
The headmistress of this season ended up being Mo'Nique. As they entered the house, two people were introduced to assist Mo'Nique in eliminations: Mikki, an Essence magazine editor, and Keith, from an entertainment agency and beauty pageant coordinator.
All the girls received their pledge pins from Mo'Nique and threw out their name tags with their nicknames from when they were on Flavor of Love. Saaphyri was the only contestant on Charm School without a nickname, due to her disqualification for fighting with another contestant H-Town before she received one on Flavor of Love 2. From this point forward, each contestant was referred to using their real names. A mixer was then held for the girls to have talks with Mo'Nique and the deans. For their first challenge, the girls went on a sisterhood retreat, having to take a two-mile hike to their campsite from the bus with each of them lugging items for the camp.
Thela immediately blew a fuse, saying she has an "Achilles heel" and can't hike two miles in the woods. She ended up doing it, although complaining the entire way.
Schatar was the first to reach the campsite, but came with only one log and a bag of candy while the rest of the group reach the campsite later with the rest of the items. At camp, the girls struggled with setting the tent and preparing food. Thela starts to lose patience as no one helps her find a can opener, and she has a minor breakdown. Leilene tries to comfort her, although fearing she would look weak as well.
Early in the morning, the girls received a wake-up call from a Drill Sergeant Franklin Dennis Jones who took them to a marine boot camp obstacle course. Becky remarks that she would date him and that he was cute at least to her. Darra immediately gripes, as she is not very athletic. Keith and the Drill Sergeant appeared as well, showing the girls the course will teach them the value of teamwork, and afterwards, a member of the losing team was expelled.
Despite being instructed to choose the teammates that would help the team to win, Leilene picked Thela who was complaining about her leg and Darra who is not athletic , so their feelings wouldn't be hurt. She showed her weakness as a captain and it continued to show when she tried to motivate them, and did not have a strategy. Saaphyri's team won the challenge, as Darra could not get over the rope wall in the obstacle course and had to be pulled down by her teammates, costing the challenge for the team.
Before the elimination, Thela went to Mo'Nique's office to have a one-on-one with her. This meeting is damaging to Thela because she says that when she gets angry, she "cannot see". She also admits to getting high and Mo'Nique believed that she was high during the interview.
Larissa remarks that if Thela could get a one-on-one with Mo'Nique, it was unfair that everyone can't have one. At the elimination, Leilene and Darra were called out for their weakness, but Thela was ultimately eliminated. Mo'Nique mentioned that Thela could have been a potential hazard to herself and the rest of the girls, and it was best if she was expelled.
A guest instructor was brought in to help teach the girls about manners, hence "Thou Shalt Show Some Class". Heather came down with red pumps, leading to even the teacher to comment them as "stripperish". Most of the girls struggled walking normally, let alone with a book on their head. Cristal was able to do this well, although she grumbles about her hair being ruined. When the girls get to table manners, Leilene gets confused. After asking too many questions, Leilene gets herself into doing a toast in front of everyone.
Although Leilene is intimidated, she pulls it off very well. Mo'Nique then gave them their challenge; Andrew Firestone from The Bachelor would arrive and had to pick the girl that impressed him the most. They would pair into twos for the first round.
Then the best of the duo would go to dinner with him. Firestone would then select two of the six, and choose the winner after dessert with the final pair. The winner would help represent Firestone at an event and be safe.
Schatar and Heather immediately pair up, in which Schatar then reveals to Heather that it was her who hid Heather's dress. Larissa and Shay want Brooke as their partner, as both thought they would win against her easily, but Brooke choose Larissa. The girls first had to talk to Firestone in groups of two to see who will impress him enough to go onto the dinner. During her interview, Larissa flirts with Firestone, saying she wanted to get to know him better and gets chosen for the dinner.
He chose Becky for the dinner when she claimed to be a wine expert. Jennifer told Firestone she doesn't like wine "at all" in an effort to ditch her image from Flavor of Love. She was rejected for the dinner. Courtney was rejected when she asked Firestone if he came from California and did reality TV.
He retorted, "I thought I was supposed to be asking the questions". At the dinner, Cristal talked at length about herself, Larissa barely talked, and Darra acted politely. When Schatar mentioned donating to charity, Darra said that was not a subject one should boast about. When asked to describe herself, Becky said that she is funny. She came up with a rhyme: "They call me Miss No Booty.
When I turn around I got no back to me". Firestone picked Darra and Schatar for dessert. Firestone ultimately picked Schatar over Darra. Brooke decided to get even, mainly for Schatar stealing Heather's dress, by putting a pair of underwear up on her picture. When Shay and Brooke point out Schatar's underwear on her picture, Schatar denies they're hers.
Schatar went to Firestone's event, in which she had to be a spokesmodel. Leilene had an anxiety attack because she cannot cook and arrives to the kitchen late. Saaphyri commented on how Leilene has three children but cannot cook. No one let her help since they were almost finished, so she was left to make grilled cheese sandwiches by herself. Mo'Nique had lunch and tried the girls' food. The girls told on Leilene because she was not in the kitchen on time to do her part and she made something that was not in the book.
Leilene got upset but tried not to cry so she would not look emotional. Mo'Nique made a point of asking for the grilled cheese sandwiches, which she sampled first. The girls had to role-play each other. Brooke was made fun of for freaking out about the dresses, and everyone laughed. When Jennifer role-played Shay, everyone laughed as well.
When Saaphyri was told to role-play Cristal, she made fun of how Cristal talks too much. Cristal role-played Saaphyri by screaming. Mo'Nique commented on how the girls were fighting and the lunch was not even a competition. Elimination was between Larissa, Cristal, and Heather. Mo'Nique gave reasoning that Larissa acted childish, Cristal was self-absorbed, and Heather possessed a diva and self-centered attitude. Heather was ultimately expelled. Larissa commented afterward that it sent the wrong message for Schatar not to be punished for her actions, noting that she might do the same thing to Schatar, "or anyone else, to get ahead.
The eleven remaining girls learned about high fashion when they had to split into two teams and put on a fashion show. There were two teams of five two dress designers, one girl to do hair, one to do make-up, and one to be the model , leaving one girl left over as a judge to be exempt.
The girls chose Courtney to be the judge, and then made the teams. On the first team, Leilene was chosen as the model, Saaphyri was chosen for make-up, Larissa was chosen for hair and Schatar and Shay were the dress designers. On the second team, Darra was chosen as the model, Cristal was chosen for make-up, Brooke was chosen for hair and Becky and Jennifer were the dress designers. Even though Cristal was a model outside of the show, she believed that being the model would irritate the judges for being in the limelight. Jennifer did hardly anything, leaving the design to Becky and Cristal, who took control and planned much of the outfit.
Meanwhile, the girls on the first team spied on the second team. At the competition, the judges praised Leilene's team, who ended up making a wonderful outfit with a fierce presentation. On the other hand, Darra's team was chastised after the dress ended up looking horrible, and they were accused of trying to manipulate Mo'Nique, as choosing the larger woman to model would appeal to her more.
While Brooke's team was banking on her friend with Courtney to save them from expulsion, Courtney ultimately chose Leilene's team. Before the elimination, Cristal talked to Mo'Nique and put the blame on Becky and Jennifer, since they were in charge of designing the dress. At the elimination, Becky, Cristal, and Jennifer were the bottom three. Keith told Cristal that it was the one time she could have been the model, so it was foolish for her to not choose to be.
Mo'Nique sent Becky back with the other girls, leaving either Cristal or Jennifer to be eliminated. She gave the two girls a chance to explain themselves, and Jennifer began to talk about herself instead of why Cristal should go home, thus making it easier for Mo'Nique to expel Jennifer. The girls were sent to California State University, Fullerton, to learn how to debate. After learning the basics of debate each team had to choose the four girls who would participate in the debate and one who would be 'benched'.
The benched girls would not be safe from expulsion whether or not their respective team won the debate. During the debate Brooke and Becky opened with Becky and Team 2 arguing that the girls on Courtney's team should be expelled and Brooke's team arguing the opposite. In the second round Larissa was to ask the questions and Shay is to rebut.
Larissa stumbled over her part and Mo'Nique was impressed with Shay's debating skills.