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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ekk… that grl w/ the red hair looks scary

EmO giRl on


Natalie on

I didnt think that Megs picture was that bad for her to be eliminated. It had this cute, mysterious look to it, which I thought was cool. I thought that Jaeda should have been kicked off. her pictures dont pop like some others do. I loved Anchal’s picture, it was fabulous! I really liked Aj’s photo although like the judges said, her nose looked a little longer than it actaully is for some reason. I was very surprised at Amanda and Michelle’s picture, in a good way, I was impressed. Brooke seems to look the same in all her shots but I do like her personality. I though that Caridee did really well this week, I wasn’t sure if she could pull it off but she did. Eugena’s was alright, but I’ve seen better from her. Jaeda looked angry in her photo and I didn’t really like it (although its better than I could do!) I wasn’t sure that Megg would do well in this competition, but it turned out very well. I like Melrose’s picture although her face seems too dark compared to her shoulder and her face looked a little fake, but overall it was good. I relly dislike Monique as a person (she’s really rude to everyone and VERY stuck up, in my opinion) but her picture was alright.
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Leigh on

i know!! what’s up with kickin’ off Megan when she was practically the only girl that was cool with her make-over look?! and she looked way HOTTER with blonde hair!

daniella on

I think its hot! PLus its art! any time of make up artistry with hair design is considered art. They crazy and more imagination the better it turns out. Very cool i say!


Katie on

My god, that is hideous. She looks like she rubbed dandelion on her eyelids and she went a little crazy with a glue gun… I think she frightened herself, her hair is standing on end!

Vix on

I also had a hard time agreeing with the judges on Megan. I thought there were worse shots in the bunch.

But also wanted to say how pleased I am to see Joanie checking in! My favorite from last season is going to make following this season that much more enjoyable.

Rachel on

I loved that episode! Yay second!!!

truth critic on

Megan NO WAY should have gone home this early!!!!!!!!!!!! I was looking forward to seeing more of her. Ditch that HIDEOUS MEGG….I dont understand HER being on the show at all.!!! The twins are HOMELY, and Monique is the foulest rudest creature ever!!!!!!! She does not deserve this opportunity, with that disgusting behavior. I wish Tyra would have stood up to her and taught her a lesson. She screamed at that one girl one or 2 seasons ago, an this Monique is 1000x worse than that girl. I miss Janice Dickenson as a judge…she had spot on taste. on the whole….I see prettier girls at the mall, than any of these…..The Indian girl is a beauty, though…unique.

Cindy on

I think this seasons ANTM is great! but some of the girls they didn’t put through are gorgeous and some that they put through should be already kicked off. The girl i have in mind and want to see booted is Monique! She is such a diva! She is not willing to compromise and has a really bad attitude. Her pictures aren’t even good she has the same face over and over and i think she is gonna bring down all the other hopefulls! She has to go!

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