America's Next Top Model

The Girl Who Is Afraid of Heights

Season 9, Ep 5, Aired 10/17/07
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  • Episode Description
  • Benny Ninja takes the models for a lesson on high fashion posing on high grounds as the models are required to pose in the air while jumping off a trampoline and later while being lifted by an ice skater for their challenge. When the winner of the task is announced, however, some of the other competitors become jealous. Finally, the top models must work the camera in a fierce photo shoot that requires them to pose as gargoyles on the top of a building.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Tyra Banks


  • Nigel Barker


  • J. Alexander


  • Twiggy Lawson


  • Jay Manuel

    Art Director

  • Fan Reviews (2)
  • Learning about posing requires more athletic activity and cordination than the girls could have expected. Then they have to do a photo shoot on the top of a building

    By OTHfan323, Oct 25, 2007

  • Photoshoot as a 'Fashion Gargoyle"

    By Pyro_Bender, Oct 18, 2007

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (1)

    • Benny: Bianca! Think outside that box! (Bianca falls and lands on her back) Benny: Oop. That's the end of the box.

    Notes (3)

    • ANTM Cycle 6 winner Dani has obviously taken Tyra's advice and worked on her Southern accent--it's greatly faded since her time on the show.

    • Olympic medalist Lloyd Eisler assisted in the ice skate/pose challenge this week. He sparked controversy on the set of Skating With Celebrities when he began an affair with his partner, Kristy Swanson, while married to his wife Marcia, who was 8 months pregnant at the time.

    • For the third week in a row, Heather is Covergirl of the Week.

    Trivia (5)

    • The bottom two this week; Ambreal for not having good poses and Janet for needing so much coaching during shoots. In the end, Janet was sent home.

    • The list of chores that Janet posted on the refrigerator reads as follows: CLEAN UP Trash & recycling: Victoria Dishes: Lisa, Sarah Sweep: Ambreal, Bianca Vacuum: Chantal Wipe surfaces: Sal Towels: Janet Water plants: Heather Tubs, Sinks, Showers: Janet, Ebony (Clean!)

    • Someone messed up in the editing room... At the beginning of this episode, Janet posted a list of chores for the girls to do - with Victoria in charge of trash and recycling. But Victoria was cut in the previous episode.

    • The challenge this week was for the models to display an assigned emotion while being lifted by Olympic medalist Lloyd Eisler. Lisa won the challenge and selected Ebony and Janet to join her in a Seventeen Magazine photo shoot with ANTM Cycle 6 winner, Dani.

    • This episode is named for Ambreal who is scared of heights.

    Allusions (2)

    • Bob Fosse Still comparing Janet's look to that of Liza Minelli, Tyra and the panel start doing side snaps and tipping imaginary bowler hats--moves made famous by choreographer/director Bob Fosse.

    • Sarah: Lisa is insecure. It's kind of annoying, like Debbie Downer. Sarah references a character from Saturday Night Live played by Rachel Dratch, who is constantly drepressing people with her dreary outlook on life.

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