America's Most Smartest Model

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America's Most Smartest Model
Title Card
Title Card
Created by Mark Cronin
Cris Abrego
Directed by Zach Kozek
Robert Sizemore
Mike L. Taylor
Judges Mary Alice Stephenson
Ben Stein
Composer(s) Adam Zelkind
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 11
Production
Executive producer(s) Mark Cronin
Cris Abrego
Ben Samek
Matt Odgers
For VH1:
Jill Holmes
Kristen Kelly
Stella Stolper
Alex Demyanenko
Michael Hirschorn
Jeff Olde
Cinematography Dave Miller
Running time 44 min. approx
Production company(s) 51 Minds Entertainment
VH1
Broadcast
Original channel VH1
Picture format 4:3 480i (SDTV)
Original run October 7, 2007 (2007-10-07) – December 16, 2007 (2007-12-16)
External links
Website

America's Most Smartest Model was an American reality television show that aired on VH1. The hosts were Ben Stein and Mary Alice Stephenson. The show attempted to find brains behind beauty in a series of challenges, and would grant the winner $100,000, a feature in an upcoming V05 ad, and the title "America's Most Smartest Model".

On the season finale, VJ Logan was named the winner of America's Most Smartest Model, and received a V05 ad campaign and $100,000.

Contestants[edit]

Name Age[A] Hometown Result
VJ Logan 22 Grass Valley, CA Winner in Episode 11
Andre Birleanu 25 Moscow, Russia Runner Up in Episode 11
Angela Hart 25 San Francisco, CA Eliminated in Episode 10
Brett Novek 23 Fort Lauderdale, FL Eliminated in Episode 9
Rachael Murphy (Aussie Rachael) 25 Sydney, Australia Eliminated in Episode 9
Jeff Pickel 25 Chicago, IL Eliminated in Episode 8
Daniel Schuman[1] 24 Saddle Brook, NJ Eliminated in Episode 7
Rachel Myers (Blonde Rachel) 27 Palm Springs, CA Eliminated in Episode 6
Lisa Byrnes 27 Scottsdale, AZ Eliminated in Episode 5
Jesse Lewis 26 Sacramento, CA Eliminated in Episode 4
Mandy Lynn 27 Long Island, NY Eliminated in Episode 3
Erika Medina 22 Anaheim, CA Eliminated in Episode 2
Victoria Fisher 22 Corona Del Mar, CA Eliminated in Episode 1
Gaston Willig 27 Argentina Eliminated in Episode 1
Slavco Tuskaloski 26 New York City / Macedonia Eliminated in Episode 1
Jamie Everett 26 Houston, TX Eliminated in Episode 1

^[A] Ages at time of filming.

Elimination Order[edit]

Contestants
Contestant Episode
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Edge Winner Daniel Pickel,
Rachael
Murphy
Brett,
Pickel,
VJ
Angela,
Daniel
Daniel Brett,
Pickel
VJ Angela,
VJ
Andre,
Rachael
Murphy
Andre None
VJ SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE WIN LOW HIGH SAFE WIN LOW WINNER
Andre SAFE HIGH SAFE WIN SAFE SAFE WIN LOW LOW HIGH OUT
Angela SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE HIGH SAFE LOW WIN WIN OUT
Brett WIN SAFE WIN HIGH SAFE WIN SAFE LOW OUT
Rachael Murphy SAFE WIN HIGH WIN HIGH LOW LOW SAFE OUT
Pickel SAFE WIN SAFE HIGH SAFE WIN SAFE OUT
Daniel SAFE LOW SAFE SAFE SAFE LOW OUT
Rachel Myers SAFE SAFE LOW LOW LOW OUT
Lisa SAFE HIGH SAFE LOW OUT
Jesse HIGH LOW LOW OUT
Mandy Lynn LOW LOW OUT
Erika SAFE OUT
Victoria OUT
Gaston OUT
Slavco OUT
Jamie OUT
  WINNER  The Model who won the competition
  WIN  The Model(s) who won the Callback Challenge
  HIGH  The Model was selected as one of the top entries in the Callback Challenge, but did not win.
  LOW  The Model was selected as one of the bottom entries in the Callback Challenge, but was not eliminated.
  OUT  The Model was eliminated.
  OUT  The Model was eliminated before the elimination ceremony.
  • Because Rachel Myers was eliminated at the Callback Challenge in Episode 6, no one was eliminated at the elimination ceremony.
  • Episode 9 featured a double elimination.

Episodes[edit]

Balls, Cherries, Balloons, Tires[edit]

First aired October 7, 2007 (1.6M viewers)[2]

Sixteen budding models must convince academic Renaissance man Ben Stein and fashion industry guru Mary Alice Stephenson that they possess brains as well as beauty. But not everyone can spell success or walk and talk their way down a runway! Who will make the callback, and who will be sent packing?

  • Edge Challenge Winner: Daniel
  • Callback Challenge Winner: Brett
  • Eliminated: Victoria, Gaston, Slavco, Jamie

Governor Of Presidents[edit]

The models must compete in a smarts-draining game show, where the prizes are clothes and props for a high-fashion photo shoot. The losers have to face the camera completely naked. Later, cultures clash and passions ignite as the models are forced to work in teams of two, and one is shown the door.

  • Edge Challenge Winners: Rachael Murphy, Pickel
  • Callback Challenge Winners: Rachael Murphy, Pickel
  • Bottom Four: Daniel, Jesse, Mandy Lynn, Erika
  • Eliminated: Erika

Balm and Gilad[edit]

Twelve models must eat and exercise to win their way to the next callback. Several models gang up on the loudmouth of the house. Will one of them eat crow or face being purged from the competition?

  • Special Guest Star: Gilad Janklowicz
  • Edge Challenge Winners: VJ, Pickel, Brett
  • Callback Challenge Winner: Brett
  • Bottom Three: Rachel Myers, Jesse, Mandy Lynn
  • Eliminated: Mandy Lynn

Night of The Hairy Grizilla Monster[edit]

Bill Nye the Science Guy helps the ten remaining models present a science fair. Can they succeed in electrifying the judges or will it blow up in their faces? Nerds may be smart, but can the models turn their pale, hairy teammates into tanned gods for the camera?

  • Special Guest Star: Bill Nye
  • Edge Challenge Winners: Daniel, Angela
  • Callback Challenge Winners: Andre, Rachael Murphy
  • Bottom Three: Rachel Myers, Lisa, Jesse
  • Eliminated: Jesse

That's Not How I Like My Pork![edit]

A field trip to a high school science classroom puts the body-conscious models' knowledge of anatomy to the test...literally. And when one model's underhanded tactics during a commercial shoot inflame everyone's tempers, someone gets left out in the cold.

  • Edge Challenge Winner: Daniel
  • Callback Challenge Winner: VJ
  • Bottom Two: Rachel Myers, Lisa
  • Eliminated: Lisa

Are You Ready to Rhombus?[edit]

Eight models find themselves boxed into a geometric mess. Fashion designer Santino helps them design and model their own clothing. But tempers flare, alliances form and not everyone makes the cut.

  • Edge Challenge Winners: Pickel, Brett
  • Callback Challenge Winners: Pickel, Brett
  • Bottom Four: VJ, Rachael Murphy, Daniel, Rachel Myers
  • Eliminated: Rachel Myers

Many Happy Returns?[edit]

A birthday bash becomes a disaster as the seven models discover they must network with LA's top fashion agents and fashionistas—after they've had one too many! One model has a melt down, but can the others keep their cool?

  • Edge Challenge Winner: VJ
  • Callback Challenge Winner: Andre
  • Bottom Three: Angela, Rachael, Daniel
  • Eliminated: Daniel

Let's Play, Hide The Pickel[edit]

Six models must think on their feet in a treadmill challenge to win a changing room with a view of the runway. Later, the models navigate an obstacle course—but will a budding romance get in the way?

  • Edge Challenge Winners: Angela, VJ
  • Callback Challenge Winner: Angela
  • Bottom Three: Andre, Brett, Pickel
  • Eliminated: Pickel

I See Dead People...[edit]

One model must go it alone as they pair up to build and race go-karts. Another model makes a secret phone call to give himself an edge on the next challenge: spokesmodeling the Jaguar XKR. Will the others call him out on cheating? Who will the judges send home, and who will they send to the finale to become America's Most Smartest Model.

  • Edge Challenge Winners: Andre, Rachael
  • Callback Challenge Winner: Angela,VJ
  • Bottom Three: Andre, Brett, Rachael
  • Eliminated: Brett, Rachael

Hit me with your best shot[edit]

It's the final showdown and only 3 models are left. The group travels to sunny Palm Springs to compete in a supersized modeling challenge. Only two survive this best of the best challenge and move on to the finals. The remaining competitors are bitter rivals and they will stop at nothing in their battle to become America's Most Smartest Model.

  • Edge Challenge Winner: Andre
  • Bottom Two: VJ, Angela
  • Eliminated: Angela

Never Trust a Rottweiler[edit]

First aired December 17, 2007 (1M viewers)[3]

The two remaining competitors are bitter rivals who will stop at nothing in their battle to win it all. When it's all said and done, one of them will take home the grand prize of $100,000 and be crowned America's Most Smartest Model.

  • Runner-Up: Andre
  • Winner: VJ

Contestants[edit]

Controversy[edit]

In October 2007, Andre Birleanu was charged with sexual misconduct and aggravated harassment due to accusations from a 19-year-old actress, charges which he denied. According the law enforcement sources quoted in the New York Post, he "has served a half-dozen prison stints since 2000 on charges including assault, harassment, criminal contempt, criminal mischief and trespassing." [4] Almost a year later after many court appearances the DA's Office in the Criminal Court of Manhattan has dropped all charges on both cases.[5] Birleanu had maintained his innocence the entire time and had said he wanted to take both cases to trial to prove his innocence and counter prosecute for false charges.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hallquist, Emily (23 October 2007). "Alum makes use of brains, body on VH1 show". The Chronicle (Duke University). Retrieved 10 October 2010. 
  2. ^ Nordyke, Kimberly (10 October 2007). "'Dexter' dips, still bloody good". The Hollywood Reporter 401: 24. Archived from the original on 12 October 200. Retrieved 25 May 2010.  Check date values in: |archivedate= (help)
  3. ^ Levin, Gary (19 December 2007). "NBC's 'Loser' among winners". USA Today. p. D.3. Retrieved 26 September 2010.  |chapter= ignored (help)
  4. ^ Schram, Jamie (26 October 2007). "'Most Smartest' Model Groped Me: Gal". New York Post. p. 3. Retrieved 27 Mar 2010. 
  5. ^ Italiano, Laura (3 July 2008). "Model 'Smartly' Beats the Rap". New York Post. p. 9.  |chapter= ignored (help)
  6. ^ Kubicek, John (25 July 2008). "Exclusive Interview with Andre Birleanu, Part 1". BuddyTV. 

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