Thomas then decided to take a break from competitive bodybuilding and focus on making improvements on her body in order to be more competitive. In 2005, Joanna was featured in a one-hour documentary on the British channel five called Supersize She, also broadcast in the US on The Learning Channel. The show followed her training leading up to the 2004 Ms. Olympia contest. The documentary talks about her life, her parents’ feelings about her decision to become a bodybuilder and nude model, her stringent dieting requirements, and her passion for bodybuilding as well as all the sacrifices she had to do to become a professional bodybuilder, and physical changes. The documentary was a huge success in the UK and in the US where it had high ratings. This gave Joanna a solid amount of exposure in her country and in the United States. In a small article in Robert Kennedy’s MuscleMag International, Joanna talked about finding a small level of fame after appearing in the documentary. She mentioned being recognized on the streets and being asked for autographs by people who saw the documentary.