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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Christine on

I love Melrose. She is pretty amazing, I think they just try to make her look bad because they need an enemy on the show.

Kissy on

Personally I think that they kicked off the only two girls with the strongest model features, Anchal and Jaeda (SP). However they just didnt put it out there which was really disappointing. Either of them could have easily one if they tried harder. I think that the twins are the most unattractive girls on the show. I hate the way they slump up the runway to talk to Tyra about that weeks pictures. They have terrible posture,no personality and NO BODY!!They are like straight sticks no boobs no butt, which is soooo unattractive. I know models are not supposed to be curvy but for chirsts sake they look like they have the body of a twelve year old boy.I will be really disappointed with Tyra if she gives in to the industry standards of a model!! It’s time for some change!! It makes me so angry that they keep on going to the next week,each wednesday i pray that they are going to be kicked off!!! i cant wait for the week when one gets the boot, I know its mean but its going to be so funny to see the twins freak out!!!

Donna on

I Love Melrose, I love CariDee, the twins take good photos Ug-gina must leave. Jaeda was one of my favorites, sorry she’s gone. Are we going to have a Blonde-white-winner this season?

Lizzy on

I actually love Amanda and Michelle. They seem very down to earth, and are nice, but not doormats. And yes, Melrose takes great pictures, but she is unethical and rude. Sure, it’s a competition, but there’s no reason to tear others down, boast, or boss others. Caridee is altogether pretty awesome, but sometimes she seems like she won’t cooperate.

marlet on

i think jade was great but what i cant undrstand is why that guy was on the show in the first place he not liking black people is total bull crop these people need to look into there self before gettin people on the show to be with theses girls because it was unfair for jade

KW on

Caridee just screams “Supermodel” to me. SHE has THE LOOK and really does need to win. I am nervous that Melrose will win and I can’t really stand her. Also…she is thin and has a model’s figure…but her face is so ORDINARY. I can find 50 girls hanging out on a street corner on any given day in Santa Monica that are much more model like than her. She’s doing well because she’s good at competition, but she isn’t a true supermodel to me. CARIDEE NEEDS TO WIN! If she doesn’t, I don’t think I can watch the show again. If she looses…I wouldn’t be surprised if the ratings drop.

Sarah on

The twins SCARE me!! They can’t walk, talk, pose, NOTHING!!!

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