America's Next Top Model

Season 8 Episode 2

The Girl Who Won't Stop Talking, Part 2

Aired Friday 9:00 PM Feb 28, 2007 on The CW
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The Girl Who Won't Stop Talking, Part 2
In part two of the eighth season premiere, the final 13 girls move into their flamboyant Hollywood Hills mansion and are off to their first, and quite controversial, photo shoot with Nigel Barker, which has one model very confused.

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  • i confused the epi with the next one so dont read it! if the mod comes here please delete my review cause i confused the epi! (DONT READ SPOILERS FOR THE NEXT EPI!)moreless

    oh yeah!!!!!!! that "girl with the bad reputation" from samantha sucked!!!!!!!!! it was like nobody can be a s*ut and have that look in her face like...innocent! the whole point of the thing was to put a s*ut face........duh

    and then jaslene's pic was like increeeeeeeeeedible incredible incredible...i really loved it and i was looking at it in totally was the best of the bunch! renee was soooooo jealous that she spoke badly (how do you say that?) of all the girls...and her pic sucked :D

    and i have to tell this or i'll die.......but brittany's pic was awful!!!!! every one said it was the best pic and it was good and bla bla bla...but it sucked! i really hated it! like...samantha's pic would be a 4.5 and brittany's a 4.58...i mean...the bottom two should've been brittany and samantha not samantha and natasha....moreless
  • We meet the girls of Cycle 8...

    Truthfully I did not see the actual episode but I thought I would inform fans of the new contestants bios and personalities (with a little bit of my opinion thrown in as well). =) Let's get started! (Oh and I'm only reviewing the girls who have made it past Episode 4)

    Britney is quite the photogenic contestant. So far (4 photo shoots already) she has shown she is a top competitor. She whines on occasion (even receiving recognition as The Girl Who Cries All The Time thanks to Episode 4) but not enough to get on one's nerves.

    Diana, in my eyes, is one of the girls who might just be the backstabbing witch of the house (her being friends with Renee does not help her case). She takes decent photos but the judges consider her bland and forgettable.

    Dionne is one of the few darker skinned girls on ANTM. She seems to have a hard time standing out (I, myself, had to think for a moment of who she was) but she is steadily improving.

    Felicia has been accused of talking behind Jaslene's back, resembling Tyra in one of her pictures, and being a graceful jock. lol She is easily one of my favorites. Jael is somewhat hard to describe. She's wacky, sometimes considered to be the crazy one of the household, and unfortunately has a mopey voice. Personally, I think she's got spunk and might just be a threat to the other girls.

    Jaselene comes off as a gorgeous girl, but she tends to be the center of the drama in the competition (with the help of Renee constantly nagging on her). One of the most plausible reasons for this is because she is stiff competition.

    Natasha is a foreigner from Russia who happens to be one of my favorites. She does not speak English very well which creates a lot of the comical relief on the show. She has not been able to take a tremendous photo yet but I believe she has potential to be a top model.

    Renee has made it clear that she is the new Melrose of ANTM. In just 4 episodes she has picked a fight with just about every other contestant. One thing's for sure, she's definetly insecure about herself. (Then again the editors probably show the worst side of her)

    Sarah tends to overthink her photos. I actually have taken a liking to her because she has a positive attitude. She appears to be improving in her photos and I hope to see her up to the end of the cycle.

    Whitney is a peppy and energetic girl that the judges think is more of a high school prom queen. She's one of the most positive girls of the house so I hope she will be able to continue on with the competition.

  • OMG, thank you for sending Kathleen home.

    She has to be the dumbest person I have ever seen on TV. Although she did have a great looking party picture, once she opened her mouth... it was all over. Overall, I was disappointed with the girls. A few of them looked pretty plain... Brittany, Renee, Diana. Some had serious speech impediments.... Kathleen and Natasha. No girl really stands out and none of the pictures did either. I really hope they get better as the season goes on. My favorites are Jazleen (probably spelled wrong) and Felecia. Okay, I have nothing else to say. thank you for reading.moreless
  • First photo shoot for the top 13 and it's with Nigel.

    Their first big photo and they’re doing very controversial topic’s. Kathleen, she didn’t under stand what anti-fur meant. Did she really think the animals died of natural causes? Why because doesn’t humans die that way too sometimes she responds. Oh my… I still like the 2 plus size models, I’m glad they’ve made it thus far. Do I have a favorite yet? No I don’t. Do I have ones I don’t like already? Oh you beat!

    In the end I was happy to see Kathleen going home. She seems very sweet and I loved her hair but jeez she was ermmm… she didn’t seem very bright. You have to be able to take direction from your photographer and she didn’t have a clue.moreless
  • The 13 finalists do their first photoshoot with Nigel Barker and participate in a challenge at Goodwill. One girl is eliminated, leaving 12 to compete for a contract with Elite, a cover and spread in Seventeen, and a $100,000 Covergirl contract.moreless

    After 7 seasons of watching self-absorbed, stressed and desperate girls fight over petty things, this episode is nothing new. It almost seemed contrived to me, like the producers were trying to hard to create catfights, and to stir up drama. Or, who knows, maybe the girls from this season really are more catty. From complaining that one girl tries to be friends with every one, to jealousy from another that the challenge wasn't fair because she doesn't normally go thrift shopping, it all seemed more petty than usual.

    I would say that this season is not off to a great start. The quality of this season's aspriring models was not up to the standards set by previous seasons (as evidenced by the general lackluster performances in the photoshoot). I also found no single character that I could really empathize or sympathize with, as I had in season 6 with Danielle, Nnenna, and Joanie.

    In short, this episode seemed canned and contrived, but it's kind of hard not to watch so you can at least feel better about yourself.moreless
Brittany Hatch

Brittany Hatch

Contestant - Cycle 8

Cassandra Watson

Cassandra Watson

Contestant - Cycle 8

Diana Zalewski

Diana Zalewski

Contestant - Cycle 8

Dionne Walters

Dionne Walters

Contestant - Cycle 8

Jael Strauss

Jael Strauss

Contestant - Cycle 8

Jaslene Gonzalez

Jaslene Gonzalez

Contestant - Cycle 8

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (4)

    • Miss Jay's elimination "tribute" this season is to wear a ruffle for every girl that's sent home.

    • During the final runway walk at the Goodwill Fashion Show fundraiser, Kathleen, Brittany and Jael are in completely different outfits than the ones they wore in their first walk. All of the other contestants are in their original outfit.

    • Call out order:


      Jael and Kathleen were in the bottom two. Kathleen was eliminated because she seemed "clueless" during the photoshoot.

    • The first shoot of the season is about making a political statement:
      Brittany - Pro-fur
      Kathleen - Anti-fur
      Natasha - Pro-choice
      Jael - Pro-life
      Sarah - Life in prison
      Jaslene - Death penalty
      Felicia - Straight marriage
      Whitney and Samantha - Gay marriage
      Dionne - Vegan
      Cassandra - Pro-meat
      Renee - Anti-gun
      Diana - Pro-gun

  • QUOTES (5)

    • Kathleen: (about her shoot) I felt like he explained it to me so much, him and Nigel. And I'm like--I don't want to seem slow, like I wasn't catching on.
      Miss Jay: Well...
      Kathleen: (laughing) I am not slow!

    • Twiggy: You kinda want to take Kathleen home and look after her.
      J. Alexander: I don't.

    • Kathleen: I believe that if the animal's alive you shouldn't kill it to make a fur coat of anything, but if it's already dead than you can take the skin off and just make a coat.
      Tyra: How would it already be dead? Like, uh . . .
      Kathleen: Cuz animals fight each other in the jungle, right?
      Twiggy: That's not--unfortunately, that's not how they get fur coats.

    • Kathleen: I think every model wants to date Nigel Barker, 'cuz he's so tall.

    • Kathleen: My theme today is anti-fur, like I hate fur. Actually, I really do like fur. I mean, it makes you look hot.

  • NOTES (0)


    • Miss Jay: She's downton passing for white, child.

      This is an allusion to the 1959 tearjerker Imitation Of Life starring Lana Turner. Turner's character's maid has a light-skinned daughter that tries to pass for white.