America's Next Top Model

Season 4 Episode 7

The Girl Who Pushes Tyra Over The Edge

Aired Friday 9:00 PM Apr 13, 2005 on The CW
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Episode Summary

The girls show signs of weaknees when it comes to a lingerie shoot with a male model, and Tyra feels like they need a wake-up call. And in the most explosive elimination of the season, Tyra loses her cool when she feels one contestant is throwing away an opportunity to change her life.moreless

Who was the Episode MVP ?

  • Tyra really NEEDS anger management.

    Last night I was watching ANTM and when I saw that Tyra had a blank photo of neither Rebecca or Tiffany, they both got sent home. Rebecca was crying and hugging Christina and Tiffany was like joking around. Then Tyra admired Rebecca for she wanted it so bad. WOw, did Tyra get mad at Tiffany. She yelled so loud that I couldn't believe it that she did that. She acts like my former ex-tutor. Although I thought that yelling and hitting is wrong, Tiffany I think did learn a lot from this horrible screaming. maybe Tyra should go to anger management.moreless
  • I think that Tiffany needed more self esteem,and she kept saying that she's ghetto, but i didn't see that. she's very ugly too!!!

    Over all the show is nice, cause Tyra is helping alot of young ladies make it to being a Model. Tyra is pretty and has alot going for herself. I like all the models she picked except for Nicole. Naima, Eva, Danielle, Jaslene, and Caridee are all beautifil. It's good to finally see a sista doing something right in their life. I'm sure this show is going to last for a very long time. Tyra's talk show is alright, but i like america's next top model better though. Good luck tyra and i'm sure that your show will go very far.moreless
  • it was fine

    it was great a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a aa a a a a a a aa a a a aaaa a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a aa a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a aa a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a aa a a a a a a a a a amoreless
  • i didnt want rebecca to leave!!!!! (thats why i put such a low mark hehe)

    lets start...first they go to learn "cockney" which is british pissed me off like tiffany didnt want to learn it at all (and when she acted this guy didnt want to help her hehehe)

    the best by faaaaaaaaaar was naima...and she got to spend 10.000 dollars on diamonds (she got a necklace because like her it was unique) and she chose michelle (whose face when they said naima had won was a poem) and tatiana, and they both got rings.

    then they go to the pillow fight photoshoot where kahlen gets tomato red!!!!!!!! come on girl you cant turn red because you saw a man!!! and rebecca is truly uncomfortable because she is engaged and she has to touch a man (get over it surely touched another man in some place else). judging room!!! her photo for me is amazing, but janice says her leg looks broken (sound like an anti-anorexia comment to me) and she was lame when she spoke.

    then comes the shocking part...both tiffani and rebecca go home!!!! it was totally unexpected but nigel said they had to get a "wake up call" so it was kinda obvious!! then tyra blows up...which was totally unnecessary and she shouldnt have done it...but tiffany deserved it (rebecca says tyra was right when she said she didnt want to go on). so...pretty good episode!!moreless
  • WHo will be america's next top model. A series testing girls modeling skills

    I thought this was quite a good episode. I am quite addicted to ANTM to be honest and although some other people thoguht this was a bad episode I didn't think it was THAT bad. I like it when the girls get competive. Also I Like this whole series really best you choose you favourites out of the girl and then want them to win
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 (2)

    • This episode is named for Tiffany who infuriates Tyra with her nonchalant attitude about being cut.

    • Both Rebecca and Tiffany were eliminated in this episode. Rebecca due to her disability to be anything else but the nice girl next door and Tiffany because of her lack of interest in taking criticism and her unwillingness to take the competition seriously.

  • QUOTES (20)

    • Tyra: This is a joke to you. You've been through anger management. You've been through your grandmother getting her lights turned off to buy you a swimsuit for your competition. And you go over there and you joke and you laugh. This is serious to these girls and this should be serious to you.
      Tiffany: Looks can be deceiving. I'm hurt. I am. But, I can't change it, Tyra, I …
      Tyra: You can't change what?
      Tiffany: I'm sick of crying about stuff that I cannot change. I'm sick of being disappointed. I'm sick of all of it. I'm not…
      Tyra: You ain't sick of being disappointed, Tiffany. No, you're not. If you were sick of being disappointed, you would stand up and you would take control of your destiny. Do you know that you had a possibility to win? Do you know that all of America is rooting for you? Do you know that? And then you come in here and you treat this like a joke? You come in here and look at that and say "I can't read that"? You read ten times better than half of those girls over there!

    • Rebecca: I'm not excited like some other girl here. I'm engaged, I'm about to be married when I get home so it's a little awkward.

    • Brittany: I'm definitely gonna have the sex appeal 'cause that's what they're looking for.

    • Tyra: Tiffany, the other girls did not know these words, they goofed the words, go through it, just have fun with it, use your personality, be you.
      Tiffany: I don't know.
      Tyra: Do you wanna go home? If you don't do this, you're gonna go home.

    • Tiffany: This is humiliating, more and more each week.

    • Janice: None of you girls can read, sorry.

    • Tyra: Rebecca, you stand before me absolutely beautiful, probably the best model, high fashion model of the bunch and I know you want this and I know you tried but we feel like your progress is just like this, just safe.

    • Tyra: Tiffany, you stand before me because everybody wants this more than you. Your grandmother wants this so badly for you. Sometimes when our lives are so hard amd difficult and something is so fantastic comes about, sometimes we feel like we're not worth it and if you don't feel you're worth it then none of these people behind me and I won't feel like you're worth it. We think maybe you might need a little more time to look in that mirror, find some self esteem and start loving yourself.

    • Rebecca: The judges feel they had seem improvements in everyone else's photo. I guess in mine they haven't so I need to nail this, I need to nail this. I have to, I don't want to go home.

    • (talking about Boris)
      Kahlen: Oh my God, he's so hot. I'm gonna have a heart attack.

    • Tiffany: I'm not used to eating raw stuff.

    • Kahlen: (reads aloud a non-speaking line) Looks to the left. Whoops.

    • Rebecca: I need to improve.
      Kahlen: Yours is just your face, though. That's something you can easily fix.

    • Rebecca: To be the last two there, all I remember thinking is just I'm terrified. The judges feel my face is always too sweet and innocent.

    • Tyra: Janice is one of the world's first supermodels.
      Janice: The first supermodel.

    • Nolé: Rebecca's like a bowl of pasta, kinda plain. She needs pesto or she needs some...
      Janice: She needs some chili peppers.

    • Tiffany: Put it like this, I don't talk like nobody here.
      Tiffany's Grandmother: That's fine. You ain't got to talk like nobody there. Just be the best you can be.

    • Janice: Au revoir, bitches!

    • Boris Kodjoe: ... Keenyah: playing, flirting, eye contact, all good. Tiffany, um. Love the hat.

    • Larry Moss: I'm going to teach you a dialect: cockney.
      Tiffany: Cockney? I can barely speak english!

  • NOTES (5)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Czech Republic: September 25, 2011 on Prima LOVE

    • Tyra's blowup with Tiffany ranked at #34 on VH1's 40 Greatest Reality Moments 2.

    • According to excutive producer Ken Mok, Tyra had recently began production of her talk show during the taping of this episode and hadn't gotten any sleep in days. Therefore, her fuse was shorter than normal and resulted in the blow-up between her and Tiffany.

    • During E's True Hollywood Story about ANTM, Tiffany said that in previous interviews she had stated that Tyra yelled at her because she really cares about her, but admitted that was a lie. In reality, she felt that if Tyra had really cared about her she would not have handled the situation the way she did.

    • Covergirl of the week was Naima.


    • Nole: Looks like Valley Of The Dolls got electrocuted

      Nole comments that Kahlen's picture has the vibe of the 1967 movie about three young women who are trying to make it in Hollywood. He added the part about electrocution because her hair is standing on end.

    • Nolé: In this shot she looks like Dracula.

      Nole compares Naima's picture to that of the infamous vampire because of her flying hair and forced smile, which make her eye teeth look like fangs.

    • Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
      Brittney draws inspiration for her Cockney accent from the 1968 movie Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, a movie set in England about a flying car.