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

11/16/2006 at 04:22 PM ET

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

The episode kicked off with the girls taking an acting class with coach Tasha Smith in L.A. to learn to let out all of their emotions. My personal opinion is that Melrose is crazy, but she’s a damn good model. And I am so impressed at how Caridee really shows her honesty and passion for the competition, as well as being brave enough to reveal her secret about not wanting to live at one point in her life. Click through to the next page to read the rest of Joanie’s Take on this episode.

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After the lessons, the girls had to act in silent films — and they did a great job! I can’t believe they had to munch down on lemons and drink prune juice! Did you see Michelle puke it back up? Priceless! And the winner is. . .Caridee! She found out she won while watching the film (the amazing price was winning a guest spot on One Tree Hill). The girls also found out they were going to Spain while watching the film too! So ingenious! I was so stoked for them!

Once in Spain, the girls partner up with male models to film a Secret commercial in completely in the Spanish dialect Catalan, but that wasn’t the biggest problem. Turns out that Jaeda’s man doesn’t like Black girls???!! Smack that boy up! The girl is fine as hell!! He’s totally missing out! Jaeda wasn’t able to control her emotions during her commercial and broke down. Surprisingly after her previous win, Caridee wasn’t that great either. Eugena shined, as well as the twins.

During the elimination, the girls finally confront Melrose on trying to make them look bad. I’ve been waiting for them to say something to her like that for weeks!! Thank you girls!! But, Jaeda was sent home. She really has had nine lives, as Tyra said. I was sad to see her leave. She was so beautiful; she just couldn’t pull it together. Good luck to you Jaeda, you’re so amazing!

Until next time…

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Margarita on

awww i feel so bad for Jeada when that stupid guy said he didn’t like black girls. I would of slapped him. melrose did awesome this week as always and i love her! I can’t wait when one of the twins leave becasue then the other one will like have a nervous breakdown cuz shes all alone

Elaine on

get rid of the twins! get rid of the twins! GET RID OF THE TWINS!!!!!! (100x over)

Honestly, they are SO boring. They are beautiful, but they are not amazing. They are not top model material. I’d much rather see Melrose (who I’ve disdained since the beginning) to win this and not the twins. They dont even want it!

Shasha on

From the little preview of next week Caridee might be in some trouble but if she is eliminated she’ll alredy be a winner as she revaled something so personal about her and Jaedea’s boy was a a-hole but she should have delt with it and by now I would have hoped that she got over the hair I mean come on….

rose on

I think the twins and eugena should be the next to go. I hope caridee wins she’s the most beautiful one on the show.

katherine on

i think that caridee is awesome i hope she wins !!!!!! she is always happy and so FUNNY !the twins are dumb and i cant beleive i of them cant even kiss !??!?!?!!? oh well good luck to all of you except the twins eugina and melrose !!!!!!!

emily on

melrose really ticks me off.
yeah she has a pretty face and takes good pictures
but she is amazingly annoying.
did anyone else notice that melrose said before the judging that she was nervous because this was one of her worst performances…then after the judges said they liked it she says “yeah i stayed up an extra two hours to practice”
she is lying to the judges to make her look good and the rest of the girls look bad

krystal on

I was so glad to see Jeada leave! I was sick of hearing her whine about her hair! The twins are boring and really all they do it take good pics. I think that Caridee and Melrose deserve to win be they want it the most!! Even though Melrose is annoying she really wants it!! I am rooting for Caridee bc she is all around the best and has the most potentional. If she gets booted then I wont even have any more interest in watching it any longer……oh yah and there is Eugena too…I forgot about her so I guess she isnt really anything great either then.

Aurielle on

Er, the twins definitely didn’t shine during the commercial. They were disasters! I was pleasantly surprised by Eugena finally stepping it up and I felt bad for Caridee. As for Melrose… :/

sh on

i think that ugly melrose needs to leave. She is so annoying and i just want her gone! Besides she’s like 100 years old. no one wants an old model.ewwwwww! i love CARIDEE she needs to win. i hope she doesn’t go home next week. i hate the twins they are so ugly and plain. there not hot or sexy so they just need to leave now! anyone agree?

Melissa on

I’m probably in the minority here, but I LOVE MELROSE! This is an competition, which is something that the other girls seem to be forgetting. Melrose seems to be the only one who understands that and thats why she keeps winning and doing well. Also, who among use would not, if giving the opportunity, to make ourselves look good if it gives a heads up in an competition. I know i would.

I’m probably in the minority on this too but i’m hoping Caridee leaves next week. She and Eugina needs to go.

I’m hoping for a Melrose/Amanda top two with Melrose winning the competition.

Also Joanie, can you try to be less bias towards Melrose and read some of Nick Verros blog of the last season’s Project Runway. He was non-biased but quirky at the same time.

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