America's Next Top Model Episodes

2006, TV Show

America's Next Top Model Season 9 episodes

The Girls Go to the Great Wall Season 9, Episode 12

Welcome to the final four! This week, the remaining model's were starting to feel the pressure following Heather's dismissal. Bianca masked her insecurities by doing what she does best and trash-talking her competition. Jenah made hers abundantly clear by repeatedly stating how she was still trying to find herself despite making it this far in the cycle. Saleisha and Chantal seemed rather confident while acknowledging that things were about to get a lot tougher.When the girls made it home after last elimination, they found some parting words from Heather waiting for all of them in hand-written letters. The girls were surprised by Heather's ability to express how much the experience and meeting them meant to her but they also seemed glad to have such a strong model out of the running. Before getting the opportunity to relax and enjoy their success, the models packed their belongings and head off to Beijing. Their first stop was a visit with Miss J and Twiggy where they learned a bit ... read more

The Girls Go on Go-See Adventures Season 9, Episode 11

Greetings one and all! I hope everyone had a nice holiday gathering with family and friends while enjoying some Thanksgiving goodies. What am I thankful for this year you ask? Having a job that gives me an outlet for all of my Top Model angst week after week. And the way things have been going this season, I've got plenty to say. As I mentioned in an earlier blog entry, every cycle it seems the girl I'm rooting for never makes it far in the competition. I don't know...maybe I don't see what the judges see or maybe the judges are just off their rockers. Either way, after Lisa's dismissal last week I've pretty much given up in trying to pick the winner. It seems to be anyone's game right now but if the producers were smart they'd keep Bianca and Heather for the final two. Talk about drama! Now onto this week's show.This week, the ladies started out talking about the previous elimination. Chantal believed that Heather being fed her lines should have been her ticket back to the US and ... read more

The Girls Go to Shanghai Season 9, Episode 10

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! We're down to 6 girls left on ANTM and this week the gang was off to China. As the girls packed their bags for the trip, Bianca once again laid into Heather. She just can't leave that girl alone! She said she was tired of all the girls having to act like Heather's mother but she seems to be the only one who brings it up. Once the models touched down in China, they made their way to the new suite. They quickly discovered that two of them would be sharing a bed and immediately designated Heather to be one of those girls. Heather took it personally and was upset that the others girls seemed to be picking on her again. On the ladies' first day in China, they were off to some martial arts training. The models were taught several martial arts poses and were asked to perform these poses while being hoisted into the air. The challenge brought out Bianca's intense fear of heights leaving her no choice but to drop out of the task and accept disqualifi... read more

Things Get Heated on ANTM! Season 9, Episode 9

Episode Recap: The Girl Who Starts to Lose Her CoolSince episode 1 of this Top Model cycle, Heather has gotten so much attention both on and off the screen. Even on this blog, week after week people are debating whether Heather is destined to be the winner of this season or if her autism is getting her special treatment. Regardless of what your thoughts might be, there's no denying that she is the breakout star of the season. This week, Heather took center stage when she freaked out on the other girls in the house but more on that in a bit.As the episode started out, the girls discussed the previous elimination and Bianca once again expressed her concern about Heather being able to handle the pressures of being a model. When they woke up the next morning, the girls were off to spend some quality time with Benny Ninja. They were shown a hideous blue dress and were told their task was to inspire a designer to transform it into something beautiful. When the girls paired off with their ... read more

Enrique's Video Vixens Season 9, Episode 8

Episode Recap: The Girls Who CrawlI know I wasn't alone in being majorly disappointed when last week's episode turned out to be a recap show. The way things ended in the last new episode, things got a little shaken up in the Top Model world. Just as Ambreal was about to get sent home, Ebony stepped forward and dropped out of the competition. This week, the remaining girls continued on while Ambreal had to keep going with the knowledge that she would have been the one sent home. When the girls returned home to relax after an intense elimination, Bianca devoted her down time to picking on Heather. She was rambling on about how Heather has it easier because she's just naturally beautiful and the judges don't need to do much to make her look good. I'm sorry but you're on a show about finding America's next top model and you're actually saying it's unfair that someone's naturally prettier than you? Then she had the audacity to get pissed when the other girls came to Heather's defense cl... read more

Preview: Catch Up On the Latest Cycle of Top Model! Season 9, Episode 7

Fans who may have missed out on some of the season's first half can catch up with this week's recap show. Some of the new footage includes Tyra discussing body image with the models, ugly confrontations Bianca has with Chantal and Ebony, Jenah chipping her tooth, and Bianca hurting her lip when she runs into a glass door. Only eight models remain, but (fortunately for them) no one goes home tonight. — Tim Holland read more

A Big Twist on Top Model Season 9, Episode 6

Episode Recap: "The Girl Who Gets a Mango"At the start of this week’s ANTM, it seemed as though we’d waving bye-bye to Ebony. She's been rubbing the judges the wrong way nearly every week so far, so it wouldn’t have been the biggest shocker to see her go. As Heather discussed her problem with always giving the camera a profile shot, a surprise guest came to the door. The girls were ecstatic to find it was Tyson Beckford, and he was there to teach the group how to be good spokespersons. They were each asked to grab an item in the house and try to sell it. Most of them seemed to go with the idea that sex sells, and tried to sound as seductive as possible. Little did they know that sex would definitely not sell in the challenge that awaited them. When the girls arrived at the location of this week’s challenge, they learned their task would be to come up with a 30-second PSA for the Keep a Child Alive charity. Despite stumbling on their lines and even the name of th... read more

The Models Get Gothic Season 9, Episode 5

Episode Recap: "The Girl Who's Afraid of Heights"ANTM finally kicked things into high gear this week when the made-over models began to figure out how to manage their new looks. After Victoria was sent packing last week, there's nobody left in the house who hasn't "been dreaming of this opportunity her entire life." As the numbers are starting to dwindle, the girls were forced to step it up a notch to prove their worth in this competition. Based on the popular opinion of this and other ANTM blogs, Janet was destined to be the next one sent home because the episode started out with her talking about her motherly role in the house. It looks like Heather is starting to feel right at home now that she's gotten into the trash-talking. She was brutally honest when discussing the flaws of her rival models, as well as her own. It wasn't long before the girls were off to some gymnastic training with Benny Ninja. The models learned to pose mid-air on a trampoline. After returning home for so... read more

The Top Models Get Extreme Makeovers Season 9, Episode 4

Episode Recap: "The Girl Who Goes Bald"— This week's recap by Ben KatnerWow, my first time subbing as TVGuide.com's America's Next Top Model recapper, and I get makeover week. Scary. Be gentle with me, people.The episode starts out with Victoria saying for the umpteenth time that it didn't occur to her until recently that modeling might be a kick in the smarty-pants, and I'm not buying it. I mean, if she'd ever even considered trying out for this show, she'd have known that the wannabes, not to mention Miss Tyra, have major hate-ons for girls who don't sob openly about how walking down a runway in clothes you'd never see anyone wear on the street has been their dream since they were in utero.Meanwhile, Saleisha — clearly forgetting that once you say you won't you most certainly will — announces that she's not ever going to be in the bottom two. But in her favor, she does sob openly about her aspiration to pose for pretty pictures for the rest of her life. More on that... read more

Dueling Divas and a Photo Shoot on the Rocks Season 9, Episode 3

Episode Recap: "The Girls Go Rock Climbing"Upon reviewing the comments on last week's ANTM blog, it seems we were all in agreement that the judges made the right choice in sending Mila home first. Most people also confirmed my suspicion that Bianca is this season's resident witch with a capital B. This week, Bianca continued on her mean streak and Miss J taught the models how to strut. The episode started out with the girls critiquing each other's walks while Saleisha gave Heather a makeover and a big boost of confidence. Some of the other girls helped out in a nice attempt to make Heather feel more like part of the gang. Before the girls could feel too at ease, however, the postman delivered Tyra Mail and the first mission was underway. The models met up with Miss J at the "Fashion Madhouse" where he showed them how to work the catwalk while modeling some unconventional attire. While most of the girls kept quiet and took in Miss J's advice, Bianca seized the opportunity to size up... read more

The Models Go Green Season 9, Episode 2

The models move into a Los Angeles mansion. Later, they participate in a photo shoot that shows the negative effects of smoking. One model is eliminated. read more

The Girls Go Cruisin' Season 9, Episode 1

The ninth season begins with 33 new contestants embarking on a cruise to the Caribbean. The contestants then compete in a life-jacket runway walk and a photo shoot on the beach before the field gets narrowed down to 13. Season 8 winner Jaslene makes an appearance. read more

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Premiered: September 20, 2006, on CW
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Premise: Aspiring models compete for a chance to break into the business in this runaway hit. Created and executive-produced by supermodel Tyra Banks, its formula of beautiful women plus unappealing behavior make it enormously popular and one of the more intriguing reality shows, with its wannabe cover girls living together in a house and, between catfights, going out on photo shoots while they vie for a modeling contract.

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