America's Next Top Model

Season 3 Episode 9

The Girls Meet Taye Diggs

Aired Friday 9:00 PM Nov 17, 2004 on The CW
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Episode Summary

The remaining girls are surprised with a visit by actor Taye Diggs. That's not the only surprise -- shortly after the girl's finish their acting exercise, Tyra surprises them with a trip to Tokyo, Japan. There, the girls find that the work gets only harder as they work on a soup commercial with a Japanese speaking director.moreless

Who was the Episode MVP ?

  • Rude rude people.

    So Tyra takes the last few girls to Tokyo Japan. now they get to the hotel and they got some beds that look like Tyra , so thats it Tyra doesnt want any competetion so shes gonn kill them , just kidding. anyways the girls shoot a commerical , in Japanesse. Eva goes up to Ann and Norelle and says she hopes Norelle eats this one , well b**** dont hate on her because you did bad that was rude. Yaya it tastes so good you'd swear it was candy Tyra; eat it , Yaya eats it and spits it out , did she just , what , did she do what i think , that was rude. Tyra ; okay you can all leave now and - oh im sorry nicole come forward please , now am i the only one who thought that was rude um. Tyra ; i feel like she was being pompuse like im not going to eat it so im just going to spit it out" so it is okay for you to forget about another human being but its rude for someone to spit something out , yeah i dont see how that logic applys , but thats just me. So the winner for this one is probobly Ann because she did the best on the commercial thingy and the loser is Yaya , girl you dont spit out what your selling. there are three tips for this one 1 when you go to Japan make sure you get yo self a nice japanese dictionary so you can read it on the plane number 2 when you go to Japan make sure you real careful because all that respectfull s*** means alot to them , Yaya , Eva , Tyra. and finally when you sellin somethin its not a good idea to spit it out.moreless
Janice Dickinson

Janice Dickinson


Tyra Banks

Tyra Banks


Nigel Barker

Nigel Barker

Judge/Photographer (2+)

Jay Manuel

Jay Manuel

Art Director/Makeup Artist

Nolé Marin

Nolé Marin

Judge/Stylist (3+)

Norelle Van Herk

Norelle Van Herk

Contestant/Eliminated 10th

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (5)

    • At judging, the girls were given a test for Umeboshi (similar to a pickled prune). They taste salty, and are extremely sour due to high citric acid content, and have been known to corrode their way through aluminium lunch boxes if kept in the same spot every day.

    • The translator during the commerical shoot is replaced during judging, probably (as Nicole points out) her English isn't much better than the director's.

    • This episode is named for all of the girls who get to meet actor Taye Diggs.

    • Yaya won this week's competition which was doing a cold reading with Taye Diggs. As a prize, she got to travel to Tokyo in luxury class. Yaya shared the prize with Amanda.

    • Call out order:


      Nicole and Yaya were in the bottom two; Yaya for spitting out the Umeboshi during the commerical test,and Nicole for not being memorable. In fact, both Tyra and the acting coach forget about her during the judging. In the end, Nicole was eliminated.

  • QUOTES (12)

  • NOTES (2)

    • According to interviews with the models and ATNM producer Ken Mok, when the girls landed in Tokyo they were questioned by customs about their trip. Since they didn't know how to answer (as they are kept in the dark for the element of surprise on the show) customs officials thought they were prostitutes and held them for questioning for 3 days!

    • Covergirl of the Week was Eva.


    • Norelle: I had this disease, supercalifragilicious-expealidocious.

      'Supercalifragilicious-expealidocious' is a word made famous by the 1964 Disney classic, Mary Poppins.