One by one, the girls open the door not knowing what to expect. "They would walk in and sit and compose themselves with such a fortified sense of self," Oprah says.
Above all, Oprah is looking for girls with a special quality she calls "it." "When you see somebody with it, you know they have it," Oprah says. "All of these girls have a striking kind of beauty that is an energy that you can feel coming from them," Oprah says. She sees that energy in Eunice. "There was an energy in her eyes that I thought I was looking at myself," she says. "That was a powerful moment for me."