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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misscat on

hey joanie, time to stop being to biased against melrose, you’re begining to sound like sour grapes. melrose tries her hardest and puts in extra effort to go far the the other girls resent her for it. talk about a mature attitude *rolls eyes*. she takes the constructive critism from the judges and photographers and then works with it. she always is trying to better herself and there is nothing wrong with that.
personally, i’m disgusted at tyra, the other judges and the producers fo the show for not getting jaeda another model to work with. nobody should EVER have to put up with racial harassment in the workplace, ever. i know they weren’t in america and the workman’s rights aren’t the same there but this is an american show and jaeda should have been shown more respect. if tyra considers herself a mentor to these girls then she should have gotten jaeda another model to work with. unopposed racism is unacceptable. all models need thick skin in this buisiness but tyra seems to think that black skin should be thicker than white. boo on tyra banks.

Sarah on

i think they are going to pull a big shock for top model and have 2 winners! and those winners will be the twins…. that’s just my thought,why else would they both still be there? i think there were better people than them but they have to both stay to shock the ANTM audience! if they dont win then i think obviously that Carridee or Melrose will win since they are the best.

Melany on

I agree with alot of you that Melrose is not my favorite. And if attitude was all this was about I think she would have been off the show a long time ago but the fact still remains that this is about modeling and when the chips are down the girl does bring it all! I think the rest of the girls need to remeber that this is a competition. I have a feeling it may come down to Melrose vs. Caridee and to be totally honest I believe Caridee should win. She is a well-rounded individual and is down to earth and at the same time she is a absolutely awesome model. But going based on the previews for next show I’m just not sure where she’ll land. Guess we’ll see….:)

TheFireKitten on

I too like Melrose! She is very committed. She is trying extremely hard at the competition. It just seems (in my opinion) that the other girls are just getting upset because she is doing so well and that the judges see it also.

distar on

This show to me kind of revealed what a bunch of idiots the girls are. Come on all they had to do was memorize a few lines in Catalan and they all fall apart. I speak 6 languages, including Catalan, which is basically Spanish but with a few twists. It’s not Mandarin or something totally unfamiliar to the girls. I mean really, isn’t Spanish almost like a 2nd language here in the US? None of the girls have an ounce of sophistication.

Cheers to Melrose as she was the only one who even tried memorizing her lines, and I don’t get why everyone hates her. She’s the hardest working one there. And glad to see Jaeda go- she looked like a boy to me.

Amanda on

I think it was about time they got rid of Jaeda! I was so sick of hearing about her hair. I think it is a big toss up this season though. I don’t like Melrose’s attitude but she can model and I think Eugena is annoying and all her pictures look the same. As for the twins, I like Amanda b/c she is not a typical model looking girl but she takes beautiful pictures. I think Caridee is beautiful too but I think she is in real danger next week. I guess we will have to wait and see!

Kira on

I want the twins to go home or at least one of them so that I can see what the other one is going to do. Melrose is not my favourite person in the world but she seems to understand the challenges and she really wants it so she does well and I can’t hate her for that. I love Caridee and I really hope the finale is with her and Melrose because they have the mose potential. As for Eugena I thought she should have gone home a long time ago.

Daisy on

I would think when Joanie says “my personal opinion is…” you could allow her to have her own opinion. She admitted that Melrose is a good model, just that she’s crazy. Fortunately for Melrose, you mostly need to be a good model, and as long as you’re not a total jerk you’ll be o.k on personality, too.

I personally could care less for Melrose and the twins. Eugena seems to be kinda swept under the rug by the producers. I like CariDee. I liked Brooke, too, because she was so positive, but alas, she’s gone.

cayem on

If you don’t know why everyone hates Melrose, then you should go back and watch all the episodes where she talks bad about everyone behind their back, and gets caught some of the time. Plus, she was so bossy at the beginning, she really got off to a bad start with the group.

Jenna on

everyone needs to get off Melrose’s case! as far as i can tell she is the only girl who brought it all into this competition! she’s not a witch like everyone accuses her of, she’s smart and beautiful and obviously wants this or she wouldn’t have won all the challenges! Caridee rocks as well!

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