America's Next Top Model

Season 9 Episode 5

The Girl Who Is Afraid of Heights

Aired Friday 9:00 PM Oct 17, 2007 on The CW



  • Trivia

    • The bottom two this week; Ambreal for not having good poses and Janet for needing so much coaching during shoots. In the end, Janet was sent home.

    • The list of chores that Janet posted on the refrigerator reads as follows:

      CLEAN UP

      Trash & recycling: Victoria
      Dishes: Lisa, Sarah
      Sweep: Ambreal, Bianca
      Vacuum: Chantal
      Wipe surfaces: Sal
      Towels: Janet
      Water plants: Heather
      Tubs, Sinks, Showers: Janet, Ebony

    • Someone messed up in the editing room... At the beginning of this episode, Janet posted a list of chores for the girls to do - with Victoria in charge of trash and recycling. But Victoria was cut in the previous episode.

    • The challenge this week was for the models to display an assigned emotion while being lifted by Olympic medalist Lloyd Eisler. Lisa won the challenge and selected Ebony and Janet to join her in a Seventeen Magazine photo shoot with ANTM Cycle 6 winner, Dani.

    • This episode is named for Ambreal who is scared of heights.

  • Quotes

    • Benny: Bianca! Think outside that box!
      (Bianca falls and lands on her back)
      Benny: Oop. That's the end of the box.

  • Notes

    • ANTM Cycle 6 winner Dani has obviously taken Tyra's advice and worked on her Southern accent--it's greatly faded since her time on the show.

    • Olympic medalist Lloyd Eisler assisted in the ice skate/pose challenge this week. He sparked controversy on the set of Skating With Celebrities when he began an affair with his partner, Kristy Swanson, while married to his wife Marcia, who was 8 months pregnant at the time.

    • For the third week in a row, Heather is Covergirl of the Week.

  • Allusions

    • Bob Fosse

      Still comparing Janet's look to that of Liza Minelli, Tyra and the panel start doing side snaps and tipping imaginary bowler hats--moves made famous by choreographer/director Bob Fosse.

    • Sarah: Lisa is insecure. It's kind of annoying, like Debbie Downer.

      Sarah references a character from Saturday Night Live played by Rachel Dratch, who is constantly drepressing people with her dreary outlook on life.