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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stylemaven on

I am so tired of everyone whining about Melrose. I guess some people just can’t handle greatness.

J. on

I think Caridee might be going home next time, did you see the preview of the next episode? She supposedly makes some enemies, that’s so sad, she’s my favorite!!! :(

Melissa on

Must have to do with the names, cause Melissa you took the words right out of my mouth… well at least with the first paragraph. Everyone is just hating because Melrose is doing so good. They all could have stayed up to study but they chose not too, so that’s their problem. I thought for sure they were going to get rid of Caridee for ratings and (not to be racist) because Tyra seems to keep people of her color longer. So I was happy when they didn’t because Jaeda’s time was up. I’d love to see Melrose and Caridee as the final two cause they want it the most and deserve it the most!

Rachel on

Dude melrose seriously needs to get a life. Those twins are ugly and eugena whatever her name is is ugly. Caridee just had a bad day yesterday. Melrose is hidious.

Rachel on

melrose needs to go home. she thinks she is wayy too good and i think she needs to deflate her head. i also dont know why they are keeping both the twins on, eliminate one pleasee. but caridee is my faovrite! i hope she wins!!!

Emily on

at the beginning i really didnt like the twins, but i am starting to like them now. they are normal people with normal lives. I really really dont like melrose, i think she is fake. and i have to add that my absolute favorite model was brooke, and i was very suprised when she went home.

Danielle on

I LOVE Melrose, and I think people should stop hating. She DID stay up two extra hours to study, and it showed. If everyone did that then they wouldn’t have sucked. If this is your DREAM, to become a top model why not put everything in it. Some of those girls dont deserve that oppourtunity, Melrose is not one. She commits and she works on which angles look best for her. If Caridee had mentioned it, no one would have said anything. I think everyone needs to jump off

Kate on

ok yes melrose is annoying but you have to admit she is one of the best models. (by the wy shes not ugly) but you guys have to remember this competetion isnt about your additude its about being the best model. and thats melrose. and yes i think the twins should go home cuz there too tall and not good but tyra likes them. i miss brooke she was good.

Leigh on

No, Melrose isn’t “ugly”, but the have to do too much airbrushing on her, because of her million moles! And you should never be mean to people because you never know when you are going to have to work with them later.

I hope Caridee doesn’t go home, but she probably will just because my favorites never win!!

j on

this model looks like a man

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