America's Next Top Model

Season 8 Episode 12

The Girl Who Does Not Want to Dance

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Aired Friday 9:00 PM May 09, 2007 on The CW
8.3
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The girls are taught about the art of self expression and storytelling and are later put to the test when they must tell stories of their own using their new skills. Later on, the girls go out but one model stays home sick, giving the other three the chance to gossip about her while she is absent. In their photo shoot, the girls are body painted and must use traditional clothing and Aboriginal dance to express themselves. While one model completely embraces the dancing, another bitterly complains about having to do so. Finally, the panel lights on fire when the girls are asked to give the name of the person who they think has the most potential at winning the competition and one girl gets verbally attacked by the rest.moreless

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  • final four

    9.0
    Dionne was getting on my nerves this episode because she acted like she didnt wasn to do the dance which was fine. but never say you dont want to do something because you thought it was stupid. I'm sure the other girls didnt want to do it either but they understood it was a challange and just sucked it up and did it anyway. Natasha... WTF! During her challenge, why was she wispering??? I didnt get that at all. She sucked so bad during her photo shoot that it was almost too painful to watch. I thought Renee rock her shoot and Jaselene did well too. It was time for Dionne to go.moreless
  • Natasha started off this episode by weirding out her roommates (once again) while talking to her husband. With the cell phone resting on her bed, she for some reason kept rubbing her face—or more precisely, her nose—all over it.moreless

    9.2
    i think the episode is really good.i like this show a lot.it is very intresting to see ho the girls admit to the advice from the jury.i think jaslene is the best of all and this episode proovs right again.im from belgium and here is also a belgium next top lidek.my sister has taken part of it.i want to be a model to but i think i'm not skinny enough for sur.one day maybe i will have the courage do participate also but that is not for today,that is for later.this episode is well written and i like it a lot.moreless
  • Natasha loses her bubbles and takes terrible pictures after getting a nasty cold. But it's Dionne who loses it during judging, telling the panel Jaslene has the most potential. And she has to go home.moreless

    8.9
    I thought for sure Nata was out. The pictures were awful. But the surprise came for me when the girls go out for drinks and decide "she's got to go." Someone commented that Renee was up to her old tricks, playing the other girls to eliminate her strongest competition. But I actually think the negativity started with Dionne. Dionne, who's been struggling, getting the same "mean face" comments--but not working harder and not getting better. After all, when the judges told Natasha her face had as much expression as a plate, she went out and curled up with the fashion rags and practiced. What did Dionne do? Complain about Natasha. Yeah, maybe Renee had an agenda, but Dionne was the one who kept saying "there's something wrong with that girl, something phony." IMHO it was just working her nerves watching Natasha working hard, crawling out of the cellar and passing her. I don't think Renee and Jaslene were jealous--but Dionne was. I mean what has the girl done? She's friendly, never spiteful, doesn't gossip, listens to her critiques with a smile, and then goes out and improves. (I guess that would hack me off too.) Even more annoying I'm sure was the classy way she listened to the awful evals the girls gave her--then turned right around and said: "Wow, I really don't understand where ya'll are coming from but I like all of you and have only tried to be your friend." Mature. Way too mature for Dionne who showed her word-that-rhymes-with-class when she got eliminated. She looked totally stunned when Tyra held out Natasha's picture--and was too bitter to even look at Natasha when she tried to offer a hug. Dionne was one of my faves, but she was paying more attention to dissing the other girl than playing her game. (What WAS all that I refuse to dance stuff?) Home girl blew it--she got what she deserved.moreless
  • The girls meet with an aborigine tribe, where they tell their stories through a dance and they do a photo shot. The girls begin to gang up on Natasha.

    8.6
    While doing things with the aborigines does not necessarily relate to modeling, it made an interesting themed episode. I liked how the girls told their stories and got all dressed up. It was cool how they had the paint representing certain things in their life. I just wish they could have spiced it up by telling more detailed stories or doing more dancing. The reward for winning wasn’t that exciting since they had done jewelry before. I liked how they all went out, and I felt really bad for Natasha being stuck at home. It was very interesting to see them all talk about Natasha. The photo shot was not that exciting of an idea, but it was still interesting to see how they all did. I feel like Renee was the only one who had a good photo, which is surprising that none of them would be doing that great at this stage of the game. Natasha may have been sick but I still could not believe how bad she did. At the judging I loved how they asked who the best and worst model was. I think the judges were too hard on Dionne for not saying she was the best. It seemed like the judges were only including the other girls in the question, and I feel like Renee and Natasha only answered that way because Jaslene did. I also feel that the judges should have picked up on the fact that the girls don’t get along with Natasha because her culture is different. I can not believe all the girls picked on Natasha; it defiantly made it very exciting. Even though the judges seemed to make several mistakes, I felt like they did the right thing when they eliminated Dionne.moreless
  • Renee plays dirty.

    8.9
    okay yall we gettin down to the wire , final four. okay so the girls learn about Dancein. uh Jaslene , baby you supposed to dance thats why you learnin about dancein. Dionne " i dont even dance with my boy friend. she thought she had a choice she has lost her damn mind. so Renee wins the challenge since Dionne was borin , Jaslene was clueless and nobody knew what the hell Natasha was talkin bout , lol. so then they go on a night out, without Natasha. and well, Renee; you guys gotta do good to get rid of you know who. Jaslene ; not gonna happen , i keep seeing improvement. man Jaslene , Dionne , Renee is playin you she playin you to get rid of her only competetion. so the girls have a photo shoot and Dionne , baby YES u dancein. so at judgein all the girls said Natasha had the least poetential to be the next ANTM winner. its down to the bottom two and its Natasha and Dionne and Dionne goes home. I thought it was about damn time she left. so the winner for this one is claerly Renee cause she playin mind games. the loser or losers are Jaslene and Dionne because Renee is playin them , she playin them just like that. the lesson for this one is never , ever trust your competetion , Natasha was doin this and she almost got X'ed because of it.moreless
Dionne Walters

Dionne Walters

Contestant - Cycle 8

Jaslene Gonzalez

Jaslene Gonzalez

Contestant - Cycle 8

Jay Manuel

Jay Manuel

Art Director/Makeup Artist

Natasha Galkina

Natasha Galkina

Contestant - Cycle 8

Nigel Barker

Nigel Barker

Judge/Photographer (2+)

Renee Alway

Renee Alway

Contestant - Cycle 8

Kane Skennar

Kane Skennar

Himself/Photographer

Guest Star

Carissa Rosenberg

Carissa Rosenberg

Herself/Seventeen's entertainment director/Judge

Guest Star

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  • TRIVIA (4)

    • For the photo shoot, the girls were taught a traditional Australian dance in which they tell a story, and they had to pose using some of the moves.

    • The challenge this week was for the girls to create their own story using body art, movement and speech. Renee won the challenge and chose Jaslene to share her prize, which was jewelry from Autore Pearls.

    • Call out order:

      Renee
      Jaslene
      Natasha

      Dionne was sent home this week for not making steady progression towards becoming a top model.

    • The episode is named for Dionne, who balks at a challenge where she must relate her life story through dance. She says she just doesn't like to dance, not even with her boyfriend.

  • QUOTES (2)

    • Renee: I have no clue what Natasha's story was. I couldn't hear what she was saying. She's a sweet girl, but I feel she is a few fries short of a happy meal.

    • Jaslene: Natasha's wearing wedge heels to go climb rocks and walk through a bunch of branches. Come on, girl, I know you can give those a rest just for a day like this, you know?

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