Joanie Dodds, America's Next Top Model
Also be sure to check out the Insider Q&As with Top Model champ Danielle and runner-up Jade.
Perhaps no contestant on this season's America's Next Top Model suffered more for her art than Joanie Dodds, the snaggle-toothed 24-year-old who spent a day — literally, a day! — in the dentist's chair getting her smile straightened out. But although the results were stunning, she still finished second. Is she bitter? Angry? Ready to bare her fangs? Hardly. She remains the easygoing Grace Kelly look-alike who charmed the judges with her good humor and dazzling presence.
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America's Next Top Model winner Danielle Evans
Also be sure to check out the Insider Q&As with Top Model runners-up Joanie and Jade.
How do I love America's Next Top Model winner Danielle Evans? Let me count the ways. For starters, the 20-year-old was never at a loss for words. (If your attention span is so short that you don't remember how wonderfully witty she is, read on — this interview will remind you.) She fought as long and hard as anyone could've against Tyra Banks' head-scratch
Sara Albert, America's Next Top Model
Among the characters — and they are characters — that America's Next Top Model has introduced to us this season are all of our old, familiar favorites: the bumpkin (Kathy), the dimwit (Gina), the sexpot (Kari), the girl next door (Mollie Sue) and the psycho (no comment). But the one we'd most likely invite to our backyard barbecue would have to be last week's eliminee — call her "the sweetheart" — Sara Albert. After being asked
Furonda Brasfield, America's Next Top Model
Although America's Next Top Model judge Nigel Barker rightly noted that she resembled E.T. in a wig, Furonda Brasfield made it nine — count 'em, nine — weeks into the CoverGirl competition. How on earth did she outlast witty knockouts like Leslie and Mollie Sue? As her TVGuide.com interview reveals, it certainly wasn't because she exhibited any
Nnenna Agba, America's Next Top Model
She looks regal. She acts snobbish. She seems insensitive. She is weird. All of these things have been said about America's Next Top Model's Nnenna Agba. But which of them are true — well, aside from the regal part, that is? (Pictures don't lie.) To find out, TVGuide.com rang up the 24-year-old from Texas (by way of Nigeria) and asked her a series of subversively revealing questions. So, as you count down the minutes to tonight's episode (8 pm/ET on UPN), you can draw your own conclusions about the runway also-ran.
TVGuide.com: After you'd won so many competitions — including one in your final Top Model episode — I was stunned that you were sent home. Were you?
Nnenna Agba: Not really, considering the picture of the week was trying to transform me into a mermaid. I don't think I came close to th
Mollie Sue Steenis, America's Next Top Model
Pixieish America's Next Top Model castoff Mollie Sue Steenis just can't catch a break. First, she got eliminated by Tyra Banks over such "winners" as "geriatric" egomaniac Jade and cry-baby Brooke. (And let's be real — with that adorable Mia Farrow 'do and those piercing blue eyes, the 25-year-old Tampa native shoulda been a contender.) Then, when she was given the sweetest consolation prize ever by her boyfriend — a wedding! — she didn't even get to strut down the aisle like Miss J. In fact, there was no walk down the aisle at all "because we did it at a courthouse," she tells TVGuide.com. Did she at least get to don a designer gown? "Actually, I was wearing sandals and a tank top," she admits. "Then we went to take a nap in the park." We're assuming (and hoping) this
Gina Choe, America's Next Top Model
If a girl walks like a model and talks like a model, it stands to reason that she's a model, right? But what if a girl does neither? In that case, she's probably Gina Choe, the rightfully insecure, utterly inept catwalker run off America's Next Top Model last week. Everything from bitches to bugs wigged out the 21-year-old Floridian, so I can only assume that during her TVGuide.com Q&A preceding tonight's elimination (8 ET on UPN), there will be some histrionics. At least I hope so.
TVGuide.com: So, Gina, on a scale of 1 to 10 — 1 being a broken nail and 10 being a root canal — how much did you hate being in the House of Top Model?
Gina Choe: I'm not going to lie. I went into [the competition] being really naive compared to the other girls. They seemed so much more prepared than I was. I thought it wa
America's Next Top ModelTonight's modeling lesson is on irony. For example: At first Nnenna's boyfriend's demand to know if she'd been flirting with other guys was rather funny, considering that she's been surrounded by nothing but women, gay men and Nigel (and I bet Tyra and her lawyers keep a close watch on him, lest he get in any Paula Abdulish mess). Oh, how ironic that it's already time for the hot-male-model episode! And suddenly, the sweet, intellectual chemist goes all wild and makes out with her model on the set. "He totally pitched a tent when they were in Africa," Joanie, my favorite narrator, remarked. Good for you, Nnenna. That mustachioed BF in Houston looks a little beneath you, and he seems to know it. Irony No. 2: Janice Dickinson, whose plastic surgery quite limits her facial expressi
America's Next Top ModelOK, I'm going to get all Tyra-psych and talk about what's underneath these model's mostly pretty skin, because tonight brings up a very good question: Just how self-aware are these girls? We have Furonda and her "tips for successful interaction," which seem to indicate that she's watched a whole lot of reality TV and is declaring herself the show's villain with the warning that she'll treat the others "identical to, or worse than" the way they treat her. Jade, on the other hand, thinks she's self-aware but is absolutely clueless. She thinks they cut and bleached her hair because she's too good and needs more of a challenge. She thinks she has serious problems because she didn't get hair extensions, and Wendy
America's Next Top Model The "Cycle 6" contestants have been doing their homework: They came prepared with a walk and a sob story, and burst into the audition room screaming with fake enthusiasm. (Calling Jay Manuel your boyfriend? That's taking it a little far.) Right off the bat, you knew racist, uber-Republican, "my life is perfect" Dani was going to grab camera time and start some fights. It's a good thing she didn't really photograph well, or she'd have some death threats waiting for her back home. You want to talk about perfect lives? Sara just graduated from Georgetown and was minding her own business in the mall when she caught the eye of an ANTM scout. Of the sob stories, Nnenna is quite a contender, even if you nev