America's Next Top Model

Season 1 Episode 5

The Girl Who Everyone Thinks Is Killing Herself

Aired Friday 9:00 PM Jun 17, 2003 on The CW



  • Trivia

    • Call out order:

      Giselle (eliminated)

    • The male model the girls pose with in their photo shoot is Clinton Portis, Rookie of the Year running back for the Denver Broncos.

    • Giselle was eliminated because she did not have enough self-confidence about herself even after being told how beautiful she was countless times. Also, Tyra figured out that sometimes Giselle would only try to fish for compliments.

  • Quotes

    • Janice: (about Kesse) This looks like she escaped from a mental institution. This is the worst photograph I've ever seen. You look deranged; your arms look amputated, your legs look amputeed, and it looks like you have a penis. I'm sorry.

    • Giselle: I need to build some frickin' confidence. How do I do that?
      Elyse: You... Get out of puberty.

    • Elyse: Giselle coined the term "heat wave" as a euphemism for farts. Which I think thus far is her major contribution to society.

    • Giselle: Britney Spears did 'Star Search' and she lost, and look at where she's at now. I don't consider myself a loser.

    • Janice (About Elyse): She looks like a gazelle from the American Ballet Theatre. I love this photograph.

    • Adrianne: I really missed my mom, and it kicks ass to have her here...a lot of ass!

    • Christine (About Adrianne): I can't believe I actually... I gave birth to such a beautiful human being.

    • Elyse: I'm not willing to alienate Giselle, because she's the only one with a straightening iron.

    • Adrianne: (About Elyse) She's killing herself. There's no other way to put it. This girl is killing herself.

    • Elyse: Robin, you're an idiot, and frankly, you're starting to act like a bitch too.

    • Adrianne: Giselle found out that pretending to be so negative about yourself and so insecure is a great way to fish for compliments.

  • Notes

    • In an interview with E True Hollywood Stories Elyse flatly denies ever having an eating disorder. She points out that she was wearing a mic 24 hours a day, and if the sound guy had heard anything that sounded like her puking they definitely would have put it on the show.

  • Allusions