Joan Ann Sprague, née Dodds (b. September 20 1981, Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania), better known as Joanie Dodds, was a contestant on cycle 6 of ANTM in 2006. She was the runner-up.
Joanie attended The University of Findlay in Findlay, Ohio where she was a business major.
Arriving at casting, Joanie announced she was a rebellious preacher's daughter who even did nights at a strip club. She was known for her quirky humor and her dislike for fellow contestant Jade. In the opening of the finale episode, a clip of her saying "Please send Jade home" is shown. While not known for having any animosity face-to-face with the other contestants, she did speak about being annoyed with Sara for copying her poses in a photoshoot in Thailand done atop an elephant.
From the beginning of the season, the panel praised her for being so photogenic, as Tyra noted, "Joanie can't take a bad picture". Despite the glowing reports, she was also criticized by the panel for her in-person presence. The judges felt that Joanie lacked the personal presence of her final competitor, Danielle, and she was thus named runner-up. According to Dodds, "The best girl won."
Joanie later was one of the alumni featured in the America's Next Top Model: Exposed special. She made a cameo as a cheerleader in the first episode of cycle 10, with Furonda, Michelle and Amanda from cycle 7, and Jael from cycle 8.
Joanie used to be signed with UBER-Warning Models, NU talent and Storm Model Management.
She has modeled for GQ, ELLEgirl, GO, MANIAC, Active Endeavors Online, MB Pure Mineral Make-up, Gavin Pants, and the Zandra Rhodes Handbag Collection. She appeared in a campaign for an Orange County-based accessory line. She was on the runways for Jared Gold's Quiet Army Runway, Hollywood Fashion Walkoff, and Voom by Joy Han, Fall 2007.
Joanie's TV appearances include a commercial for Pepsi, modeling in fashion shows for House of Dereon on The Tyra Banks Show, and an appearance on the KTLA morning show modeling looks for the summer. Joanie served as a guest judge for the Vietnamese Model Project. Joanie has starred in short films, including The Date and 20 Miles Till Death. She was also on DIY's Run My Renovation and TLC's Trading Spaces as a carpenter.
She was an honorable mention on MsMojo's YouTube video "Top 10 Best America's Next Top Model Makeovers".
- Joanie is the first girl to reach the final two without a single appearance in the bottom two.
- She is the first girl to have five first call-outs.
- Joanie stated on Instagram that she was almost cast on All-Stars, but was turned down.
- "Jade, just shut up!"
- "The freakout award goes to Gina!"
- "Please send Jade home! Her personality smells like a dirty diaper!"
- Joanie's Instagram
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