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America's Next Top Model Episode: "The Girl Who Gets Thrown in the Pool"

Season 8, Episode 6
Episode Synopsis: Twiggy tells the models how she got her nickname and the women are challenged to create nicknames for themselves. Later, the ladies use their new names at a Hollywood party attended by rapper 50 Cent and model Beverly Johnson, and two contestants end up in a swimming pool. At the photo shoot, the models must expose inner personalities.
Original Air Date: Apr 4, 2007
Guest Cast Nicole Richie Beverly Johnson Paris Hilton 50 Cent
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Season 8, Episode 6
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April 4, 2007: Mean Girls Season 8, Episode 6

Maybe Lost could take a cue from ANTM. I know, I know, two entirely different shows. But several aching queries were answered tonight: Dionne - is she any good? What's going on with Brit's weave? What is Jael saying? Is Renee the villain of Cycle 8? What does Whitney's future hold? Answers to these questions and more tonight! In this episode, some of the girls who've lately been given a backseat by the editing room returned to the center of the action. Renee was back with her bitchy commentary; Sarah's cockiness resurfaced; even Cycle 7's Mel "Don't Need That 'Issa'" Rose was there, to inspire them to create supernames (sic) to go with their burgeoning supermodel careers (sic). This segued nicely into the question of Dionne, aka "Wholahay," or "Who-la- who?" as Nigel said. My sentiments exactly. I mean, who the hell does Wholahay think she is, anyway, by week after week causing such division among these blog threads, with commentors either expecting her to win or thinking she's the next to go? Well, tonight we learned a lot about her: She has a daughter, she's eloquent under pressure, she's confident (one would have to be to choose "Wholahay"), has learned to exude the model look and poise, yet knows when to shed tears for the greatest dramatic effect - and not to mess up Benny Medina's Hermes hankerchief. Thus, she won the challenge of networking at the celeb-infested party. But Jael definitely won the spotlight. Loved that she told Laguna Beach's Jason, "I think you're real lame." (Agreed.) Highly entertaining to see her getting on 50 Cent's last nerve and telling him: "My mom's black, my dad's a Jew, I'm blewish, you can't hang with that." And I don't know what was better: 50 Cent telling her, "You're gonna see a smoke signal when I want you to come back" - i.e., get out of my face - or when he pushed her into the pool. Oh, but then I also enjoyed Tyra's manager Benny Medina giving Jael and Nata, aka Natasha (who appeared to join Jael in the pool voluntarily?), a verbal smackdown for messing with 50 Cent and getting soaked in the process. Meanwhile, Renee found a fellow mean girl in Nicole Richie, telling her all the other girls were bitches, especially Jael (cut to Jael "dancing," arms flailing). So of course, like a good little mean girl, Nicole told Jael that Renee hated her, not that it fazed Jael at all. What an entertaining soiree, no? In other Jael news, I discovered a way to understand every word she says: closed captioning (that is, when the CW doesn't subtitle her comments). For example, what did she say to Renee that made Whitney jump up and down with glee? "You're really beautiful, it's such a frickin' waste, with no brain." (Why, oh why, didn't I think of that last week during Natasha's phone-call coos with her baby/doggie/hubby? Will we ever know what was going on there? Do we want to know?) With such unscripted dramatics, Tyra's heart-to-heart with the girls to discuss their "revelations" since being in the contest seemed boring and staged by comparison. Renee was placed in the hot seat, the girls ripped her apart, she weeped and apologized (kind of), saying she's misunderstood but not denying that she's mean and uninterested in making friends. Regardless, save it for your talk show, Tyra. Medina, on the other hand, fearlessly raised the issue that's been on all our minds: Brit's hair. Her explanation later while sitting in hair and makeup: "My weave has been possessed by an evil spirit, and it's taken over and destroyed it." At least Tyra promised they'd "do something about that hamster that is dying on your head." Since I'm getting progressively confused about Jay's photo-shoot critiques versus the judges' opinions and decisions, I'm not sure what to say about tonight's multiple-personalities challenge. I thought Jael's four images all exuded the same angry grrrl-power thing, and Jay hated her draggy makeup; the judges loved her and gave her first place. They said Sarah's shots were too posed (and they were). But I felt Brittany's shots were überposed, too; Jay said this shoot finally brought out Brit's weaknesses. And yet Twiggy deemed them "Parisian Elle." Whitelle, aka Whitney, has a pretty face and pretty photos, and Tyra sees her having "this package" of eloquence and self-expression and poise. That's all fine and good, but guest judge Medina was honest (yet diplomatic) in bursting Tyra's bubble, saying, "That ain't what we get calls for. There are other standards we look to for a model, and I don't think she has them." What, like being 6-feet tall, size 2, 110 pounds? Uh-huh. But Tyra's keeping the dream alive, and though Whitelle was once again in the bottom two, she's in the game for another week and Sarah was bid adieu. Nata, now do you understand what "teacher's pet" means? show less
Maybe Lost could take a cue from ANTM. I know, I know, two entirely different shows. But several aching queries were answered tonight: Dionne — is she any good? What's going on with Brit's weave? What is Jael saying? Is Renee the villain of Cycle 8? What does Whitney's future hold? Answers to these questions and more tonight!In this episode, some of the girls who've lately been given a backseat by the editing room returned to the center of the action. Renee was back with her bitchy commentary; Sarah's cockiness resurfaced; even Cycle 7's Mel "Don't Need That 'Issa'" Rose was there, to inspire them to create supernames (sic) to go with their burgeoning supermodel careers (sic). This segued nicely into the question of Dionne, aka "Wholahay," or "Who-la-who?" as Nigel said. My sentiments exactly. I mean, who the hell does Wholahay think she is, anyway, by week after week causing such division among these blog threads, with commentors either expecting her to win or thinking she's t... read more

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