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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swissmiss on

I just want to tell joanie how much I loved her last cycle! Glad to be able to read your take on things.

Amanda on

ANTM. – So far a great season. Off with a fantastic start. I agree with Joanie – the first big makovers are my favorites. I liked how they had the hair/style ideas for the individual girls all sketched and on the easles. Nice Touch. I cannot beleive how some freaked out. The one over having her weave out? please! they are about to put a new one in – give it a few hours; melrose sad about going blonde (even though by the end of the epi. she really liked it or so she said.) I mean really. Jay was right to make his point. The poor stylists who are working so hard to make them GORGEOUS only to have the cry in their face! I feel embarassed for the girls. How rude. Speaking of rude – ok enough with monique. Seriously. The epi. where she poured water on the girls bed – pretending she peed??? what?? when she left the room I would have gone back and actually peed on her bed. How ya like them apples? lol anyways, sorry, got caught up. All in all, good start. All the drama. We may complain – but would there really be a show with out all the drama? I dont think the show laguna beach would exsist with out it, so neither could ANTM.

Felipe on

Joanie we are a huge group of people from Germany and Colombia, and we want to said that 4 us you are the americas next top model you are the most amazing beuty girl, and we hate that crazy racist tyra for not picking you. we hate as well Nigel.and we want Janice back.
anyway we love you so much Joanie you are a Goodess.

poss: Tyra is envy cause she never could be as good as Naomi.
thatºs why she bougth her personal dog (MISTER???JAY)

Mattie on

Okay…who besides me would like to see Monique go. In the premiere episode, she put on the whole sob story about her color and her sisters hating her when she was growing up. Honey, I don’t think it had anything to do with your color…it is your attitude!!

Why is she like that…we all know that she is not going to win. The show has to have a bad character for us to hate and to keep us coming back each week to she what she is going to do next. I also have to say that there is really no stand out this year. All the girls seem ho hum. If I had to choose right now it would be Anchal. Beside, I liked the fact that she was strong enough to put Monique in her place and let her know that she was childish and stupid.

robbie on

I can’t believe Megan is gone, she was the one shining hope i thought for this season. Last seasons picks were so much better. None of the girls are really wowing me this season. We’ll have to see.

Brittany on

I really hope that Monique is eliminated soon. She doesn’t even deserve to be in the competition with her attitude. Anchal is my favorite also, I think she has such a unique look going on.

Tamago on

100% agree with Joanie~>w
I love AJ the most in this season,She’s so so gorgerous and highfashion!AJ’s punk look is great!!!!

Yukie on

i’ve seen…
this Amanda’s pic looks like ANTM4-kahlen…same red hair..

Rissa on

Every pre-season I go online and pick my top three favorites, without knowing a thing about them. This cycle I chose AJ, Megan and Melrose. WHY DID THEY ELIMINATE MEGAN? One weak picture does not mean it’s your best – and it wasn’t even as ghastly as they made it out to be, in my opinion. You can see so much emotion and sexiness in her eyes, and she basically has high fashion oozing from her pores. Oh well. If either AJ or Melrose don’t make it far either, I am gonna be one unhappy kid. PEACE JOANIE.

robbie on

How cool, i am so glad Joanie you are going to be doing this. By far you have been one of the best to grace ANTM show, so you know the deal. I can’t wait to see what happens tonight. I am over the surprise exit of Megan from last week. I was shocked, i just knew she would last a little longer. I haven’t given up yet on someone stepping up to at least shine as half as you did last season. :)

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