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

10/26/2006 at 05:00 PM ET

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

This episode was all about being sexy (not sleazy). I loved it! It kicked off with Tyra herself photographing the girls. It was all about sexy with a side of scary. The girls wear these great opaque colored contacts and have crazy makeup and hair — all very vampire. It reminds me a lot of our “crying” photo shoot last season. I loved CariDee!! She gets so into her roles. Bravo!

Then it’s time to bring in the fabulous Dita Von Teese (bet her husband Marilyn Manson would have loved the earlier shoot) to teach them to be sexy with props and almost strip! Anchal is sexy and beautiful- definitely my pick. Click through to the next page to read the rest of Joanie’s Take on this episode.

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Photo: Randee St. Nicholas/The CW; (inset) Jim De Yonker/UPN/Landov

Afterwards, the girls meet up with Cathy Gould from Elite Model Management. Talk about making a person nervous! This is the woman who will be giving the winner her contract! And what do they have to do to wow her? Put their lessons from Dita to the test and do a runway show with serving pieces on the very table that Gould is dining on! CRAZY!! Melrose wins the challenge. I’m so over her, although she did do well. (Am I just jealous because I only ever won one challenge?)

The next part of the challenge made walking down the dining table look like a cake walk. A sexy photo-shoot with — wait for it — Fabio! I see the point, since he’s been on a million romance novel covers, but did you know he is almost 50 years-old? No wonder some of the girls felt uncomfortable. He’s old enough to be their dad!

At deliberation, I must say this is the first time in a long time that I agreed with everything the judges had to say about the girls. The judgments were fair and very true. I was so sad to see Brooke go — especially since she was there being eliminated instead of attending her high school graduation that night! She graduated Magna Cum Laude in my book. And onto next week. . .

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Jamie on

im so sad to see Brooke go too! I think Jaeda needs to definitely GO, all she can do is whine about her hair. Get over it!

Also, I think the twins need to go. They are not model material in my book. They are really homely and boring looking to me.

Ellie on

I am SO MAD that brooke was kicked off! and on her graduation night. i was teary eyed! the judges even told her that he had good pictures this week. they said she wasn’t sexy enough, but wasn’t it just last week that they said she pulled off sexy well as britney?! idk, they probably kicked her off because she is a nice person and wasn’t causing any conflict in the house, which is good for tv. LOVE YOU BROOKE!

Erin on

I’m very confused why they don’t eliminate Jeada. She never smiles, does bad pictures, and whines about her hair.

Kris on

Brooke is a sweet girl, definately 17 magazine material. I was really sad that she had to go this episode. But I also think that she isn’t the kind of model you expect to see on a runway. Very cutesie and very young.
I think that, by far, Jaeda is the worst candidate of them all. More than once she’s been asked to step it up and she hasn’t. No doubt she has a model’s body, face etc but she is definately the worst sport. Her hair makes her look more model, and by her complaining she is showing lack of respect for Tyra’s professional opinion. She needs to suck it up and get over it. Then there’s Eugina. I agree that sometimes her eyes are devoid of emotion, and the judges have definately asked her to work on it, but I have yet to see her do any good photos until this week. She shouldn’t have been on the bottom two this week, Jaeda was definately the weakest.
In my personal opinion, AJ and Brooke were only cut because they lacked the drama and angst the show wants. Neither one were adding enough to the show inside the house. I’m very dissapointed the show has taken this direction. It isn’t fair to the models, aka the people who actually want this.

Natalie on

I was really upset to see Brooke go, she had one of the greatest personalities there and I though that she had good photos this week. When she was in the bottom two with ugena, I though Eugena was going to go! She had already been in the bottom two and the judges keep telling her to bring more emotion coming from her face…and she still hasn’t brought it!!! I have been disappointed to with some of the judges decisions this season. Jaedas ‘scary photo’ look extremely evil, not sexy. the judges were always saying before that she always looked angry in her pictures so I dont know how they didnt see that in her photo. overall the episode was just alright.

Melissa on

Well this show never ceases to stun me. Although I believe that Brooke would have gone sometime, I did not feel that she should have left so soon. She has taken wonderful pictures up to this week, while Eugena has taken not so good pictures. The judges decide based upon ratings instead of talent and looks. I thought for sure Eugena was going home, but nope. I agree with pretty much everyone that Jaeda needs to go. She has been giving this wonderful opportunity and all she does is complain. She needs to go soon. I’m still rooting for Caridee and Melrose, they are the best overall. Anchal needs to go soon as well. She’s always complaining about something and her lack of self-esteem is whats goin to get her eliminated. Guess we will have to see what next week will bring!

Amie on

I was also sad to see Brooke go. She is young and I definitely think she would be perfect in Seventeen magazine. Even though I don’t think she is all about high fashion I thought for sure Eugena would go. I was lookingat her pictures on the CW website and honestly every single picture is the same of her. Her facial expression and eyes. The judges are totally right and I can’t figure out why they didn’t eliminate her last night. Hopefully next time she will go. More and more the twins amaze me and they show a ton of potential. I guess we’ll see how far they really go.

Emily on

I am soooo mad at the judges for kicking off Brooke! She was my favorite and the prettiest one there. She deserved to be there longer than a lot of the other girls. And to do it on her graduation night!? That was just rude! Shame on Tyra and all the other judges, that was the worst decision I’ve ever seen them make.

Tammy on

well im very upset BROOKE is out AMERICA TOP MODEL….i think they made a big mistake by taking her out she was one the best and they pick her over “miss attitude”..she never even been in bottom two i think they made a big mistake by taking her out …im just cant believe Tyra let her go…she was a amazing girl i hope we see her againg

Melissa on

How is it possible that Jaeda has been in the bottom two three times and the judges still keep her on? Her constant complaining about her hair is soooo old and is incredibly grating on the nerves. She sounds like a high school beauty pagent girl who only thinks girly-girls with long hair are pretty! GET OVER IT ALREADY!! And judges – GET OVER JAEDA ALREADY! She isn’t going to get any better as you apparently chopped off all her self confidence when you cut her hair! Jeesh!! I will never understand how they could let Brooke (Miss Personality plus) go…her energy always came through in her photos and she was never afraid to try something. Big mistake, HUGE….

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