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America’s Next Top Model 7, Episode 5: Celebrity Duetsby Phil Kural -- 10/22/2006
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Last week, the girls went “circus freak show” and each had to portray someone from a circus side show. A.J. posed from her head to her toes and gained ground and credit with the judges, while Megg had issues pulling off “the Bearded Lady” (who wouldn’t!) and was sent packing. Melrose continued with her antics and isolated herself from the girls even further. There’s only nine girls left. Let’s see who’s going home tonight!
It’s later in the evening Megg went home. Jaeda says that it’s depressing that she was in the bottom two for a second time. We get a recap of Tyra telling her that she has the goods, but she just isn’t bringing it to the photo shoots. Jaeda just isn’t sure what the heck she is doing. Meanwhile, A.J. is lamenting over Megg being sent home, since she was the closest to her. She feels that she lost some spirit when Megg was sent home. In another room, Melrose says she doesn’t understand why everyone cried when Megg was sent home. She’s there to win and would be happy to be by herself!
So the girls gather in the bedroom and dish. Jaeda says to the twins that Michelle opens up more. Eugena says that Amanda is way too self-conscious, as Amanda adds that she is always being compared to her sister and it’s to be expected since they are in the competition together. Michelle continues to talk to the other girls, and tells CariDee that she never had a boyfriend. Not only that, but she doesn’t know who she really is, and might be gay! Okay, where did that come from? Eugena isn’t sure if Michelle just came out of the closet, but she’s sure that Michelle is straddling the fence. Amanda and Michelle briefly talk about it, and as Amanda tries to act like she isn’t bothered that Michelle just let that secret out, she tries to stay composed.
Tyra Mail arrives and asks if a model can ask a stupid question. They will find out tomorrow! Fast forward to the girls piling in the limo and heading out. They meet up with Mark Steines from Entertainment Tonight. He says he has been on ET for 11 seasons now and has talked to virtually every star in Hollywood. Today, Mark will teach the girls what a good interview is. They’ll have a chance to ask him some questions and hone their skills as well.
CariDee has some fun with the interview. Anchal, of course, gets shy and has no clue what’s going on, and Brooke is trying to be sexy. I say trying because Brooke is too “cute” to be sexy. Jaeda admits that she’s not good at finding questions to come up with when she’s on the spot.
The twins are total opposites and Michelle has no problem talking while Amanda can’t think of anything either. A.J., to my surprise, also has problems doing interviews. When Melrose is up, one of the other girls calls her “Mel-stank.” She hears it, and she also hears someone call her “Smell-rose,” and doesn’t understand the animosity towards her. Melrose is in the hot seat and knows that although the other girls give her attitude, she’ll still say focused. As the other girls make fun of her, Melrose actually does a great job and Mark tells her that. He tells the girls that he hopes to see them on the red carpet one day.
Back at the house, the twins talk. Michelle feels good about “coming out” and Amanda is upset. Michelle picks up on this and Amanda doesn’t know what to say. A.J. asks her if she’s uncomfortable because Michelle told her secret and Amanda just doesn’t know. I can imagine it’s a bit awkward for her right now.
Tyra Mail arrives and warns the girls to “beware of supermodel: she bites!” Brooke thinks they might be going out to eat… you know – bite! The girls get ready and meet up with Mark Steines again. He tells them that Geoff Thomas will be unveiling his new line of jewelry tonight, and the girls will be working the red carpet. Mark will help them along through an ear piece, and they will need to interview the self-proclaimed world’s first supermodel, Janice Dickinson. Anchal is already nervous and knows it will be tough. Jaeda says that Janice is “like a bitch” but then changes it to “is a bitch.” I can’t argue – but I love Janice!
Janice steps out from the limo. CariDee is up first, and she struggles with asking a question until she asks Janice what makes her so “over pungent.” Janice looks mortified as CariDee tells the camera that pungent means smelly. I love CariDee. You know what? I love her so much that I’m going to make her MY CariDee! Add another one to the list, y’all! Brook is told by Mark to warm Janice up and make her like her, so Brooke starts her questions with, “What makes you so… bitchy?” which didn’t really work out either.
Anchal doesn’t know what to do and basically just stands there, while Eugena tries to talk to Janice and Janice is distracted by either rain or a bird pooping on her. I’m not quite sure which one. Michelle bounces all around, and even messes up “Geoff Thomas” and calls him “Mark Thomas.” Oh, dear. Amanda tries to define supermodel as Janice takes over the interview, while A.J. is asked by Janice to take off her hat. It’s obvious that A.J. is uncomfortable and doesn’t know what to do. She actually ends the interview herself and says she’s not going to pretend.
Melrose, of course, gets right in there and controls the interview. She turns it around, even when Janice tries to take over the interview, and impresses Mark in the process. So much that when the girls are gathered up, it’s announced that Melrose is the winner of the challenge, to which Janice cheers that she agrees, and she will be hosting a red carpet event. Janice tells the other girls that Melrose blew them away, and then ends by telling A.J. that her hat is not fashionable and should be used to clean cars. I love it!
Tyra wakes the girls up later that night. MY CariDee is so excited that Tyra has dropped in, and she gathers up the girls and tells them that she knows the ins and outs of the business, along with the insecurities that come with it. She’s going to talk with each of the girls about that.1 2 3 Next-->
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