America's Next Top Model

Season 3 Episode 11

The Girl The Lionesses Are Hunting

Aired Friday 9:00 PM Dec 01, 2004 on The CW
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Episode Summary

As the competition quickly comes to a close, the girls are taken to a tea house to learn the ancient technique of a proper tea ceremony. One girl has more difficulty than the others.

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  • ough!i hate to see her leave!!

    the five girls remain.eva,yaya,amanda,norelle,and ann.

    this episode challenge is to have all girls learn about japanese culture.i think that doesn't make sense.why is learning japanese culture connected with modelling?(no offense to japanese people)

    and norelle get struggle with the challenge.

    later,ann and eva having a fight.a stupid fight about norelle.

    like norelle said "one of my friend wants me to go home,and the other one calling me fat"

    so funny!lol.

    and when it comes to photo shoot,it's obvious that ann can't deliver it and the picture is not that good.

    but when it's come to elimination,i don't get with the judges.why they keeping ann for another week and eliminated norelle?it's just so stupid.that's why i give it five.moreless
  • what the hell does haveing tea have to do with modelin , i just dont get it.

    okay so the girls are thought to have tea , why i still dont know and its really so f***in confusein Yaya ; i travel the world and people tell me all the time how humble and respectful i am." , ha ha ha Yaya said people tell her all the time shes humble , if she was humble she shouldnt have to say that. Amanda started to cry because some of the other girls dont care about the customs , and im like b*** what the f*** is you cryin for , that seemed like a pile of bulls*** to me she just tryin to win is what she doin. so know the girls gotta have a tea ceremony , thingy with a kimono desginer. Norelle ; osakini , i always think of old socks in bikinis , what in the f*** is she talkin about. and the girls really go for it , and damn wow doin paper work looks easier then what they doin. the winner is Yaya , yeah what a f***ing surprise so later the girls model kimonos and Norelle is sent home. the lesson for this one is dont trust anybody in the competetion im not sayin be a loner but dont be co-dependent.moreless
  • A lot of pain and it is quite disappointing for me to see this episode for some reasons that seem to be understandable.

    A lot of pain and it is quite disappointing for me to see this episode for some reasons that seem to be understandable. I was shocked about like the catfights, it is just so sad to hear that and I would want to see Norelle to compete more and after I knew that it was her who was going home I felt really sad.
Janice Dickinson

Janice Dickinson


Tyra Banks

Tyra Banks


Nigel Barker

Nigel Barker

Judge/Photographer (2+)

Jay Manuel

Jay Manuel

Art Director/Makeup Artist

Nolé Marin

Nolé Marin

Judge/Stylist (3+)

Norelle Van Herk

Norelle Van Herk

Contestant/Eliminated 10th

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (4)

    • This episode is named for Eva, because Yaya and Ann gang up on her during a conversation about her attitude.

    • Yaya won the competition which was whoever performed the tea ceremony most accurately. As a prize, she was able to relax at a Japanese hot spring. Yaya shared the prize with Amanda.

    • Call out order:


      Ann and Norelle are in the bottom two. Norelle was eliminated for not being as strong in person as she is in her photographs.

    • Apparently, Norelle doesn't eat Japanese food at all. Asian viewers and/or frequent diners at "Panda Express" will recognize Norelle's mistake immediately -- the quick-service restaurant to which Norelle refers serves Chinese food, not Japanese.

  • QUOTES (9)

    • Norelle: Opening a sliding door in Japan seriously takes five minutes.

    • Amanda: With my blindness I appreciate every sunrise, butterfly, the dew drop on a petal.

    • Norelle: Eva had said that she hoped I did bad so I would go home and then Eva was like, 'Oh yeah? Ann, well you think Norelle's ugly and fat!
      Tyra: Well, Norelle, you're one of the top 5. And you have to realize that's what makes beauty interesting, is when it's debatable. Do you know what I mean? There's so many people that say, 'Oh Tyra Banks is beautiful.' And there's so many people that say, 'Tyra Banks has a big ass forehead and I think shes ugly!' One thing you need to realize is everybody talks about everybody.

    • Eva: I think Ann knows I've been nothing but a friend to her. So for her to bring that situation on the table, without trying to understand me or try to clear it up, is like 'Woah. That' very whack right now homie. Like, you are so whack'.

    • Norelle: I was so confused. Pink Positive, what's going on? Are we getting a divorce?

    • Amanda: When the lionesses are hunting in a pack, when there's a flaw, you see it. And everybody goes for it.

    • Amanda: Yaya has won like, 5 times? More power to her, 'cause I'm sharing in the fruits of her labor.

    • Norelle: I don't understand Japanese food! I do not eat Japanese food. If I do, I eat like, Panda Express.

    • Amanda: I feel like a lot of people in the house don't necessarily want to be around Eva. The house has to have a target. That's just mob mentality and human nature and competition.

  • NOTES (2)

    • Japanese fashion designer and guest judge Kyoko Higa opined that Norelle would be very popular as a model in Japan. She was right...after the competition Norelle signed with two modeling agencies in Asia--Dream Models and NOUS.

    • Covergirl of the Week was Eva.


    • Norelle: I do not eat Japanese food. If I do, I eat like, Panda Express.

      "Panda Express" is a self-proclaimed "quick-service Chinese restaurant" that first opened in Pasadena, California. Panda Express is owned by the Panda Restaurant Group, which also owns Panda Inn and Hibachi-San. Panda Inn focuses on Mandarin gourmet food and is more of a fine dining restaurant than Panda Express. Panda Express and Panda Inn both serve Chinese cuisine, while Hibachi-San serves Japanese.

    • Jay Manuel: Did you ever see My Fair Lady?

      My Fair Lady is the 1964 movie about Henry Higgins, a man who takes a bet to take on a commoner and turn her into a high class socialite.