America's Next Top Model

Season 4 Episode 5

The Girl Who Is Contagious

Aired Friday 9:00 PM Mar 30, 2005 on The CW
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Episode Summary

When Jay greets them for their next photoshoot, the girls are surprised to learn they will be turned into a different ethnicity.

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  • Michelle's Impertigo

    I didn't like this episode at all. Michelle's like the one of the prettiest girls. I wasn't fine that every girl was trying to stay away from Michelle. Lluvy was so weird. At the photoshoot, I was kind of shocked that Michelle left to the doctors. I was kind of also scared that she was going to infect the kid. The kids were so cute. The condition does exist and spreads everywhere. At the panel, I loved Noelle's photo, she doesn't look modelesque in person. Again, I was also disappointed in Lluvy, she has only one good photo. She should just let it fly. Well Noelle's gone. Her son is so cute.moreless
Janice Dickinson

Janice Dickinson


Tyra Banks

Tyra Banks


Tiffany Richardson

Tiffany Richardson

Contestant/Eliminated 6th (Tie)

Nigel Barker

Nigel Barker

Judge/Photographer (2+)

Jay Manuel

Jay Manuel

Art Director/Makeup Artist

Nolé Marin

Nolé Marin

Judge/Stylist (3+)

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (5)

    • The guest judge was Jim de Yonker, the photoshoot producer.

    • This episode is named for Michelle who gets impetigo, a disease that causes blemishes to appear on her face.

    • Switched Ethnicity's

      1.Rebecca - Italian
      2.Christina - East Indian
      3.Tatiana - Bi-racial (half black and half white)
      4.Tiffany - Native American
      5.Brittany - African American
      6.Keenyah - Korean
      7.Kahlen - Hawaiian
      8.Naima - Icelandic
      9.Michelle - Inuit
      10.Lluvy - Swedish
      11.Noelle - African

    • Noelle was eliminated because she was not appearing like a model and being strong in person like she was in her photos.

    • Keenyah suddenly goes from the girls waiting to be called to the girls who are through to the next round. When they call Tiffany forward, Keenyah is still waiting to be called. But then they call Kahlen after Tiffany, and Keenyah is already in the group of safe girls.

  • QUOTES (5)

    • Kahlen: I think the reason Mr. Jay dressed up was to show the rest of us that even though Michelle has scabies she can still be beautiful.

    • Janice: Brittany's large than life personality will work in her favor.
      Tyra: It worked for Janice.
      Janice: Didn't it now? I'm still here.

    • Tiffany: I kept going in Michelle's room peeping to make sure her face wasn't falling off on the pillows.

    • Nolé: This girl looks like a marshmallow with lipstick. Not to be rude, Jim, you could look better in a photo than this girl.

    • Mathu Anderson (About Michelle): Maybe she's just prettier than you. It's a theory.
      Tiffany: I'm glad you laughed, let's be realistic here.

  • NOTES (2)


    • Naima: I didn't know what it was. I was inspired by Swan Lake or something.

      Swan Lake is a ballet about a prince who falls in love with Odette, the beautiful Swan Queen. Odette was transformed into a swan by an evil sorcerer and came only be rescued with undying love.

    • Janice: It's the same Village of the Damned gorgeous big blue eyes.

      Village of the Damned is the 1960 classic (later remade in 1995) about a village where all the women become pregnant at the same time. 9 months later, the children born all have the same blonde hair and penetrating eyes and it's soon discovered they are anything but normal.

    • Janice: Even when we're criticizing her, she's sucking it in like a Spongebob Squarepants.

      Spongebob Squarepants is a popular kid's show on Nickelodeon about a sponge named Spongebob Squarepants who lives in the sea in a pineapple with his pet snail Gary.