America's Next Top Model

Season 8 Episode 7

The Girl Who Gets Thrown in the Pool

Aired Friday 9:00 PM Apr 04, 2007 on The CW



  • Trivia

    • In her photo shoot, one of Sarah's emotions was supposed to be regret. But when she got in front of panel 'regret' had turned to 'sad'.

    • Dionne's nickname is eventually changed to Brown by Tyra. Renee's nickname was changed to NeNe.

    • Nicknames:
      (Jaslene and Jael keep their original names)

    • Dionne won this weeks challenge by impressing Benny Medina more than the other girls. Her prize was a Ked shoes photoshoot for Seventeen. She chose Whitney and Jaslene to share the prize with.

    • Call out order:


      Sarah and Whitney are in the bottom two. Sarah was eliminated because she was too "pose-y" and couldn't let go in her photo shoots.

    • The episode is named for Jael, who gets pushed into the pool at an industry party by 50 Cent.

    • We learn that Dionne has a daughter.

    • Renee assumes from the Tyra Mail that mentions Funky Cold Medina that the party they go to will have transvestites in it. Although the song does mention a man in drag, the phrase was a reference to Benny Medina, Tyra's manager, whom the girls met at the party.

  • Quotes

    • Jael: The looks I come up with are not necessarily easy for me to portray. But...easy's boring.

    • (on the phone with her mother)
      Sarah: Well, I know I'm probably going to be in the bottom two this time.
      Sarah's mom: It was one shoot, honey.
      Sarah: Yeah, girls have gone home for one shoot.

    • Jay Manuel: Now, we gotta sell 'Jael The Revolutionary/Peacemaker'.
      Jael: Because I'm a martyr of the universe's happiness. And you may capture it.
      Jay Manuel: Ooohhhhh, Lord!

    • Jael: I get to decide what my makeup and hair's gonna look like. You guy should be afraid, you're giving Jael freedom.

    • Miss Jay (to Dionne): Don't go adding no Wholahay Brown.

    • (to the photographer at Jaslene's shoot)
      Jay Manuel: You know how in The Jungle Book they go, "He was raised by a pack of wolves"? She was raised by a pack of drag queens!
      Jaslene (laughing): I was.. Literally.

    • (Benny hands Dionne a handkerchief when she starts crying)
      Benny: Don't mess that up, it's Hermes.

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • Funky Cold Medina
      The Tyra Mail warns the girls to beware the Funky Cold Medina. This is a reference to the song by Tone Loc.