America's Next Top Model

Season 7 Episode 5

The Girl Who Joined the Circus

Aired Friday 9:00 PM Oct 11, 2006 on The CW



  • Trivia

    • Eugena won the posing challenge this week. For her prize she got to keep ALL the jewelry worn by the models supplied by Erica Courtney, totaling $32,000.

    • Circus Freak Photo Shoot:

      Anchal - Giant Woman
      AJ - Cannibal
      Brooke - Rubber Girl
      CariDee - Elephant Woman
      Eugena - Bird Lady
      Jaeda - Strong Woman
      Megg - Bearded Lady
      Melrose - Old Face with a Young Body
      Amanda and Michelle - Siamese Twins

    • The title of this episode refers to all of the girls, who all had to model as circus freaks for their weekly photoshoot.

    • Call out order:


      Megg and Jaeda were in the bottom two; Megg was eliminated because she couldn't manage to take a good photo.

  • Quotes

    • (to a male model about her cannibal shoot)
      A.J.: Oh, you'll get eaten and love it!

    • Tyra: The fashion industry and modelling and all that--it's just brainwashing people to think something's fabulous.

    • Twiggy: I actually think her abs are a bit scary.
      Tyra: They're drawn.
      Twiggy: Oh! They're drawn! Oh my goodness! Thank God! I was really worried about that.
      Miss Jay: God, Twigglets!

    • (in reference to CariDee's Elephant Woman picture)
      Nigel: You're modeling through the nose, I love it!

    • CariDee: Melrose always sucks up when it comes time to, like, meeting people. Which is a good strategy, but it's kinda funny to see her stick her nose right up their ass.

  • Notes

    • This week's Tyra Mail starts with, "Don't get it twisted." Although it hints at their high-fashion posing teach, it also refers to Ebony's catchphrase from cycle 5.

    • International Air Dates:
      Australia: August 10, 2008 on Network 10

    • When talking to the girls about inter-personal relationships, Tyra talks about her own experience another model who intimidated and terrified her. Although she doesn't name the model, we now know she was referring to Naomi Campbell, as the ladies made peace on an episode of Tyra's talk show.

    • A.J. was voted the Covergirl of the week.

  • Allusions

    • Fee Fi Fo Fum
      This phrase (used in reference to Anchal's picture) is a line from the giant in Jack and the Beanstalk.