Articles for America's Next Top Model Season 7

The CW makes it‘s network debut tonight with the seventh "cycle" premiere of UPN remnant America‘s Next Top Model. I thought it would be a good time to sit back and reflect on what the WB and UPN meant to me. Then, I realized that the UPN gave me (almost) nothing and that the WB only had two shows that I ever watched with any regularity. However, the WB is now gone, forever, and I think we should somehow honor it. Read more »
Originally aired on Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2006Episode Rating: ***** (5 out of 5 stars)Episode Overview: The girls compete in a mock runway challenge with Melrose Bickerstaff emerging the winner. After settling into their new home, Monique Calhoun angers the rest of the house by pretending to pee on Eugena Washington‘s bed and then refusing to participate in house chores. At the fashion shoot the girls are asked to portray model stereotypes with CariDee English and Michelle Babin delivering stand-out shots, while Monique, Melrose, and Christian Evans struggle. Elimination finds Melrose and Christian in the bottom two with Christian being she‘s sent home Read more »
Originally aired on Wednesday, 09/27/2006Episode Rating: *** (3 out of 5 stars)Episode Overview: The girls are treated to fresh new makeovers by Fredric Fekkai, but some diva attitudes cause Jay Manuel to walk out in disgust. The next day the girls compete in a makeup challenge where they‘re evaluated by none other than Queen Latifah who names Eugena Washington the winner. Back at the house, Monique Calhoun angers the rest of the cast by hogging the phone and getting into a fight with Anchal Joseph. The girls‘ next photo shoot finds them modeling crazy wigs and hairpieces and while Anchal and Melrose Bickerstaff come off like sexy peacocks, Megan Morris and Jaeda Young get lost behind the neon. During elimination, Megan and Jaeda are left in the bottom two and Megan is sent home.  Read more »
Originally aired on Wednesday, 10/4/2006Episode Rating: **** (4 out of 5 stars)Episode Overview: The girls work on their runway posture by walking a tightrope with Miss J. Alexander, while the feud between Melrose Bickerstaff and Monique Calhoun heats up. The girls then compete in a runway challenge with the winner appearing in a charity fashion show hosted by Dennis Quaid. A.J. Stewart wins and she, Megg Morales, and Caridee English fly to Texas to walk in the show. At the photo shoot, Monique complains of dehydration and decides to go home, while the girls test their runway skills on a shaky catwalk. During elimination the panel questions Monique‘s commitment and she‘s sent home.  Read more »
Originally aired on Wednesday, 10/11/2006Episode Rating: ** (2 out of 5 stars)Episode Overview: With Monique Calhoun gone the drama in the Top Model house turns to Melrose Bickerstaff and Anchal Joseph. Melrose questions the validity of Anchal‘s body issues while Anchal thinks Melrose is a know-it-all. The girls then compete in a contortionist challenge in which they must stand on pedestals and model in awkward poses. Eugena Washington wins and takes home a ton of jewelry. During the photo shoot, the girls are asked to recreate early 1900‘s freak show characters. CariDee English, A.J. Stewart, and Eugena all give freakishly good photos, but Megg Morales and Jaeda Young can‘t seem to get their freak flag flying. Read more »
Originally aired on Wednesday, 10/18/2006Episode Rating: **** (4 out of 5 stars)Episode Overview: The spotlight turns to twins Michelle and Amanda Babin as Michelle reveals to her castmates that she might be bi-sexual, leaving her sister to question what ramifications this may have on Michelle’s life after the show. This week’s challenge finds the girls interviewing the world’s first supermodel Janice Dickinson. Melrose Bickerstaff holds her own with the volatile diva and gets to be a special guest correspondent for Entertainment Tonight. During the photo shoot the girls get to portray two sides of the same coin when they model as celebrity couples.  Read more »
Originally aired on Wednesday, 10/25/2006Episode Rating: *** (3 out of 5 stars)Episode Overview: Brooke Miller receives a package congratulating her on her high school graduation. The girls pose for ‘scary-sexy‘ beauty shots with special photographer Tyra Banks. They then get lessons in sex appeal from burlesque star Dita Von Teese and compete in a sexy runway challenge on top of a dining room table. Melrose Bickerstaff wins the challenge and is rewarded with a Seventeen magazine photo spread. At the photo shoot the girls model for romance novel covers with famed coverboy Fabio.  Read more »

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