America's Next Top Model

Season 1 Episode 4

The Girl Who Drives Everyone Crazy

Aired Friday 9:00 PM Jun 10, 2003 on The CW
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Episode Summary

Ebony becomes obsessed with improving her skin, which leaves behind a mess for the other girls to deal with. With the numbers dwindling, the remaining girls are forced into closer quarters. And as the saying goes, familiarity breeds contempt. The girls are sent to an acting coach to prepare them for a suprise later on...there's no photo shoot, they're actually acting in a commercial! And one girl can't cut it.moreless

Who was the Episode MVP ?

  • They learn about acting and they have to shoot a commercial.

    I was fun to watch them learn about acting. I really like how they shoot a commercial instead of doing a regular photo shoot, because it allowed them to use their acting skills. I also liked it because it tested them in walking the right way and memorizing lines. Watching the acting competition was also interesting. I especially liked the reward and how it took place in the house, while they were cleaning. It was a little random that J Alexander showed up at their house but I thought it was funny how they got in the booty shaking competition. I liked seeing their trainer again and it is good to see how that is progressing. When Ebony’s girlfriend came over it was very interesting to watch. I could not believe how Robin acted. I really liked how Adrienne was more accepting of it. I was so glad that Ebony was eliminated because I could only take so much of her. This episode was really good because we got a chance to see their acting skills.moreless
  • Ebony is the fourth model to be eliminated from the competition because her looks are too aggressive and do not come across feminine enough.

    This episode bothers me for a couple of reasons. First, I should note that I am not a fan of Ebony. Not that I have some kind of personal vendetta against her, she just is too harsh. This was the episode when I first wanted to kill Robin. Hey girl, we all know you're a self-proclaimed Christian, stop telling us every time the camera comes on your face. When she learns Ebony is a lesbian, you can see panic running right into her brain, as if she had been 'deceived' into thinking, heaven forbid, she was living with a 'fornicator' all this time, of 4 weeks. Right off the bat, she makes sure to tell Ebony that she is an abomination against the Lord, but that Robin is not judging her, just expressing what God has said. Okay... Second, Ebony is eliminated based on her looks. Yes, she does not come across as 'light' or demure as some of the easier girls, but Tyra and co knew that when they picked her in the finals. She had the 'edgy' card. This bothers me because, in every season, they seem to cast the stereotypical 'angry African-American"...and in season 4, they cast 2. Perhaps they should have helped Ebony in learning how to soften her strong jaw and lower features rather than label her as "too aggressive".moreless

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  • TRIVIA (2)

    • Ebony's "confessional" interview was obviously taken several weeks before being added to this episode because she has hair on her head.

    • Ebony was eliminated because the judges felt she was too aggressive and seemed angry. They felt her extreme aggressiveness showed in her photos and she had trouble taking direction, especially during the acting tasks.

  • QUOTES (7)

    • Adrianne (About when Giselle is going to confront Ebony): What is she going to tell her?
      Elyse: I don't know but I hope I'm there for it.

    • Tyra (To Ebony): You are beautiful, and your smile is breathtaking. But you have when you come into the room, we sense, a chip on your shoulder. A type of anger that makes you push yourself too hard, to the point where you lose focus and you become difficult to work with.

    • Elyse: (about her commercial) It was embarrassing. Can't wait to see that s**t and laugh at it.

    • Adrianne: (About Kaa, Ebony's girlfriend) I have so many gay friends, I don't care. She was really, really cool and she really loves her girlfriend.

    • Robin: Ebony is a lesbian, and I found this offensive. I cannot pass judgment on her, but I just know that some people who claim to love the Lord and are Christian are not always, you know, cut the right way.

    • Elyse: Ebony-esque freak out...

    • Elyse: Everybody gets together and shakes their donk-donk for a prize. I don't think I'm going to participate in that.

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