America's Next Top Model

Season 8 Episode 9

The Girls Who Go Down Under

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Aired Friday 9:00 PM Apr 18, 2007 on The CW
7.9
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The girls get interviewing lessons to prepare for their trip down under in Sydney, Australia. Once there, they must use what they have learned about hosting and use it to interview the locals. Finally, the girls are asked to star in a Cover Girl commercial where one model struggles to remember her lines and the other struggles with performance.moreless

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  • You call that Australian?

    3.0
    I'm a true blue Aussie and when I watched this episode I was laughing at how ridiculously un-australian the whole thing was. When Jay said, we are in outback Australia, I laughed so hard! They girls were in the Zoo in Sydney and miles and miles away from anything remotely like the real Australian outback. Not one of the girls got even close to an Australian accent! The best they got was English, the most of them sounded like a Pom! And as far as Sydney being Australian! Sydney is by far the least Australian place in Australia! Nobody talks with Australian Slang, especially not in Sydney. When the interviews were being conducted with the locals, none of them would have had a clue to what the girls, especially Natasha, were saying. No one says sheila in Australia, or any of those other words. Infact, people barely say G'day in Australia. Sydney is a crowded, dirty, unfriendly, congested city and the only kangaroos jumping around there would only be in the zoo. Any American watching this series of ANTM, don't believe for a second that it is anything like the REAL Australia!moreless
  • The Outback

    7.0
    I have to agree with the other previous reviews. This episode wasn't one of my favorites. The nothing really exciting happen. I get bored every year around this time of the season because I feel like they are running out of ideas for the season. All of my favorite girls are pretty much gone now so the only reason why I am watching the rest of this season is just out of pure curiosity. Brittany I think was the prettiest during her cover girl commercial but she had way too many takes. Jasalene did really well even though the judges said she over did it. Jael went home and I thought it was her time.moreless
  • the girls head to sydney australia and do their covergirl shoot.

    5.2
    first im an australian and i do live in sydney. we dont say g'day we say hi or hello like everyone else in the world does. also we dont say shelia - i think if a guy called a girl that he would be slapped across the head.



    plus when i was watching this i was like we dont sound like that but we are seeing it from an americian's point of view.



    and also erica ( the special judge) got fired from the network that plays this show. but all in all it was an ok episode !!!

    And what is exy? i have never ever heard that before.moreless
  • i hated jael going home...

    4.7
    no really...like i hated her going home! from the beginning the judges knew that jael wasnt the bubbly kinda covergirl model...she's not cute and bubbly!!! she's got a really beautiful strong "anarchyst" personality which makes her unique! i mean why did they keep her for so long if they knew she wasnt covergirl type?

    and then brittany crying AAAAAAGAAAAAAAAINNNNNNNN!!!!!! omg this girl is getting to my nerves...no like reallyyy im sick and tired of her! she cries every time she has the chance to cry! and like...chosing brittany over jael was crazy stuff...really...brittany deserved to go home...jael is really cool and the girls in the house ARE going to miss her personality...no one made the house as fun as jael didmoreless
  • Jael gets booted for the reasons everyone expected. And the girls are supposed to speak with an aussie accent

    7.6
    I have to admit, I never thought Jael would get this far. She was a little over the top. Sweet at times but often out of control. When she spoke she sounded like she was drunk. Everyone who watched the show knew she would fall flat when speaking became an important part of the process.



    Britney surprised me. She did so wonderfully in the shots that required her to look happy. But she had so many problems with the speaking roles. I don't think the shots they used in the commercial were bad though.



    And about the accent that the girls are supposed to be channeling. Jay told Renee to go over the top and let him pull her back. And she gets told she sounds like a man. I think she and Britney were the only ones who even tried to sound Australian. I watched the commercial several times and I still don't see where Natasha had an Australian accent. I think she did a good job hiding the Russian accent but I didn't notice any australian accent. And Dionne and Jaslene just seemed stiff to me. I think both Renee and Britney should have placed higher. I just think Britney's frustration is what led her to the bottom two.



    At least Jael can spread her joy to the world somewhere else.moreless
Brittany Hatch

Brittany Hatch

Contestant - Cycle 8

Dionne Walters

Dionne Walters

Contestant - Cycle 8

Jael Strauss

Jael Strauss

Contestant - Cycle 8

Jaslene Gonzalez

Jaslene Gonzalez

Contestant - Cycle 8

Jay Manuel

Jay Manuel

Art Director/Makeup Artist

Natasha Galkina

Natasha Galkina

Contestant - Cycle 8

April Wilkner

April Wilkner

Herself

Guest Star

Erika Heynatz

Erika Heynatz

Herself

Guest Star

Gary Riotto

Gary Riotto

Himself

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J. Alexander

J. Alexander

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Twiggy Lawson

Twiggy Lawson

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