Joanie's Take: The Inside Scoop on America's Next Top Model

09/28/2006 at 06:00 PM ET

Model and America’s Next Top Model alum (cycle 6) Joanie Dodds gives a weekly insider’s view on the hit show.

Well, holy moly! I loved and hated this episode. The first real makeover is always the best, don’t you agree? It’s fun to see just what these girls are going to get done — and who is going to cry. (I sound so mean!) As a past contestant, I cringe and feel their anxiety. But the biggest makeover was Jaeda –from Cute College Girl with Layers to Hot Halle Berry Pixie! She definitely pulled it off. After getting their makeovers (which I loved!!) from a super master stylist (stop whining!) — the girls had to face their next challenge, the HAIR WARS! Click through to the next page to read the rest of Joanie’s Take on this episode.

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Jay Manuel met the girls at a hotel where they were given a super stressful challenge. They had 30 seconds to catch the elevator, and jump off at different floors on which they had another 30 seconds to get makeup, clothes and accessories. If you missed the elevator, you were out. WOW! Megg and Monique were eliminated. Gotta be on your toes!

Upstairs they met Queen Latifah and tried their best to sell their new look. Queen loves Eugena, and the prize turns out to be a shot for Cover Girl, very cool.

At the photo shoot, it’s all about the craziest, biggest, most outrageous wigs and accessories you’ve ever seen on a head! Everything from Toucans to American flags to Amanda’s Red Star-Trek fantasy (left). The point was to stand out from even the craziest distraction. Anchal– my fave– gets Cover Girl of the week. Way to go, girl!

Elimination. My two picks for the bottom two going into this elimination were Eugena and Monique, just because their shots were weak, and Monique is, uh, not the nicest. I love these TWINS! So amazing! Again, Anchal rocks me and so does AJ.

But in the end, the bottom two comes down to a very shocking Jaeda and Megan. WHAT? Megan goes home? Can anybody say, deja vu Mollie Sue? The blonde bombshell with the great look goes?? WHY???!!!!!! I guess you just have to trust the judges.

Can’t wait until next week…

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Martina on


Shaun on

I really believe that Monique should have went home last night. Everyweek Tyra and the others judges talk about how it takes more than looks to make it as a model, well so far Monique is off to a terrible start. The attitude is not going to make it, of course eveyone should know by now the most controvertial person is kept longer than should to keep rating for the show.

Julie on

I like Melrose a lot better than last week. Monique is just evil to those girls. It’s not even like an ‘I’m the best’ evil. She isn’t that good. Of course Tyra’s not gonna kick her out. Some models can be smart. She knows Monique will cause a stir amoung them.

Veronica on

Monique thinks that her attitude on the show isn’t important. But does she think that is she wins (which is unlikely!), that people will simply forget her attitude and childish behavior on the show?

Nicole on

I can’t believe it! When I first saw the twins I thought they were so ugly. But now with their red hair… they’re actually pretty! And might I add.. I think they look a lot different and that Amanda is actually better looking that Michelle.

Millicent on

I can’t believe i’ve seen so many girls whine so much about the make-overs. it was like hello??? you’re already the ANTM cycle 7! haven’t you watch the previous cycle? I think that if you put yourself into a situation (like joining ANTM) you should be able to accept the challenges that the show demands from you (like cutting your hair, etc.) Otherwise, give it to other ladies who will do every whim that Tyra banks & the producers think of!

P.S. Moniques is the queen of B$#@%&! She by far, outdid everybi$@hes of all the previous cycle!

Lindsey on

I know! And thanks for saying it! I’m still upset about Megan going home already… and like you, I also thought about the oh-so-gorgeous pixie haired Mollie Sue, who I adored last season… going home before she should have. Megan was completely gorgeous and I’m so disappointed that I won’t get to see more photo shoots with her.

Now, gotta say.. I’m rooting for AJ and the twins.

basketcase24 on

i love megg and the twins. rooting for them. anchal is pretty cool. i love the way that she dissed monique. hell yea. GO anchal.

Erica on

I was really disappointed when they eliminated Megan. Her picture wasn’t bad in comparison to Jaeda’s and Megg’s. Why don’t the judges see that Megg can’t model at all?! Her poses are so lame! Jaeda’s picture did not come out good at all. I hate Monique as well, because neither her pictures or her personality are working for me.

sara on

It seemed especially cruel that they kept making Megan recount her traumatic early experience and then eliminated her even though her photos were not amazing but not bad. Not enough tears, perhaps? The eliminations at the start of the show always seem a little random to me because the judges have so much less information to base their decisions on.

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