Tonight marks the premiere of America's Next Top Model: All Stars, and there's one thing we know is guaranteed: Tyra will say, "You're still in the running towards becoming America's next top model." The infamous affirmation is so clunky and awkward that it's truly bizarre that she's decided to make it her signature…
On last night's premiere of Cycle 16, instead of the typical semi-finals with the panel of Tyra, Miss J, and Mr. Jay getting to know the girls and making cuts, the pool of contestants were subjected to a cruel fake out. At the start of the episode, the semi-finalists were gathered together, where the 14 girls who…
Cycle 16 of America's Next Top Model premieres tonight, and just in case you forgot, this clip is the reason to tune in: Tyra mocking the contestants.
On last night's finale, the two finalists walked in a Just Cavalli show and filmed a Cover Girl commercial. Neither of them particularly excelled at either task, but a winner needed to be chosen for a spread in Vogue Italia.
In hyping an industry that has long gotten rich promulgating "sexy torture," America's Next Top Model is a perfect case study of how violent imagery plays out in the reality TV landscape. Sadism has been a recurring theme.
On last night's episode the contestants had to wear heavy knits—from Missoni's fall collection—during judging. Filmed in Italy in the summer under hot lights with no air conditioning (to amp up drama), some of the girls became ill.
For the photo shoot on last night's episode, the contestants were made to portray big-name fashion designers—both male and female—whether or not they'd ever even heard of the person.
It's always been laughable that one of the most challenging aspects for the contestants on this show is something that most people master as toddlers: Walking. Last night's episode played this up by making such a simple function nearly impossible.
On last night's episode of America's Next Top Model, the girls received their makeovers, with Tyra ordering dental work for one contestant—to widen the gap in her two front teeth—to make her appear more like Lauren Hutton.
For the first photo shoot, Tyra attempted to raise awareness about teen bullying by celebrating the attributes for which the contestants were teased (being a "giant," "queer," etc.). Later, the panel talked shit about the girls behind their backs.
On last night's premiere, we learned that the theme of Cycle 15 is "high fashion," meaning that the contestants—needing to be suitable enough for the pages of Vogue Italia—might not end up with a career in wig modeling.
What are we on now, Cycle 683? One of these 14 lovely ladies (seen in the new issue of Us) will actually land the cover of Italian Vogue!
On last night's Cycle 14 finale, the winner was announced, Tyra gave some (sorta useful) advice to the losers, and we got to learn little bit more about André Leon Talley, most importantly, the etymology of "dreckitude."
After 14 cycles, we're all very well aware of how important it is to smile with your eyes. On last night's episode, Tyra added to her tutelage, saying, "The smize is really just looking for something that you can't see."
On last night's episode, the girls went to New Zealand—because it's such a fashion capital?—and posed with a sheep. The judges were particularly keen on the photos in which the girls "took advantage" of said sheep.
During judging last night, Tyra and the panel entered Theater of the Absurd territory by putting on a performance—that included Sesame Street-esque props, special effects, and live farm animals—to inform the girls that they're going to New Zealand.
Last night's episode focused on personality (fake vs. real), but more importantly featured the best statement ever uttered by a contestant on this show: "I'm smart. People would not believe that about me because of the way I am."
On last night's episode, the concept of the photo shoot was to "raise awareness" for an apparently worthy cause: the sinister business of designer knockoffs. It robs the fashion industry by making the fashion industry unable to rob consumers!