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It's one of those shows that you either absolutely hate or you absolutely
If you chose to see it as a bunch of stupid, beautiful girls competing through make up and runway tests, then yes, you will be disappointed. But it is called America's Next Top Model, did you think they would be competing for who could eat the most worms under a minute?
You can see that some (to be used very strongly) have genuine personalities. Like in any reality show, you get attached to the people, this show is no exception. Elyse, Adrianne, Shannon (and G-d help me) Robyn' personalities made me come back every week. It was a fun show to relax to over the summer for an hour a week.
I didn't start watching America's Next Top Model until December 11, 2004. I was alone at home and I heard Vh1 say they were going to play reruns of the 3rd season (it was before the winner was annouced, and I couldn't stop watching it! I found it interesting that being a model isn't just being pretty, you have to be confident, have a good walk, and be able to act, talk for interview, deal with rumors. It's fun to see all the weird costumes and when a really good pictures comes, you start to understand why it's beautiful. I had to stop watching it to attend a Christmas party, and I was dying to keep watching it! It's a great show! The challenges, fights, sad times, posing for pictures, and watching that stupid Janice lady yell instead of speak like everyone in the room has hearing problems is all a great combo! This is a great show to watch with your teen daughter, so you can make comments and say, "She sucks" or "That's a nice picture". I give this show a 10/10! Stop watching Jessica Simpson staged her dumb blonde acts on Newlyweds and watch America's Next Top Model! You'll love it and start to wonder if YOU got what it takes to be a model!
"I had to arch my back on a block of ice and stones for 6 hours and I
was freezing, my booty was aching, but I made every shot perfect.
That's what a top model does" - Tyra Banks
How can anyone not love this show? It's so ridiculously camp that it's becoming a cult favourite here in the UK, as something you either love or hate. I almost wouldn't class it as a reality show because so much is staged and everyone looks too gorgeous for any kind of reality.
Tyra...oh my. I love how she loves herself so much that it's funny, and the apartment is decorated with images of her, and how her hairstyle, and sometimes skin colour changes in every scene. It's a riot! Cycle 4 is a weird one. I haven't a favourite among them yet and Tiffany is about to get kicked off...so that means the classic "Be Quiet!" episode where Tyra goes nuts!
Bring out the DVDs!!!
Alright, anyone with a brain could tell that this show is a little
unfair. Who is picked and who is sent home is so contrived; everyone
can see straight through it. It really is too bad a lot of them are in
denial. Anyway, let's go through a typical season, or cycle, I should
say, because Tyra has to be menstrual.(I stole that from someone
funny.) The first episode generally starts a clip show with a
Tyra-logue about modeling. How far she made me, how she struggled, how
she is(or was, depending on who you favor) #1. Then we go through
30-something young girls who get flown in to some city for an in-person
interview of sorts so Tyra can get a glimpse of their TV personalities
and hear sob stories. The Tyra makes a series of cuts to get down to
the top 10, 12, 13, or 14 contestants.
Almost all the episodes after that generally go like this: we open with the b*tches, I mean "aspiring models" in Tyra's ego-house. There's fighting, there's laughing, there's the focus(usually) on the girl who is going to be ceremoniously sacked by the end of the episode.
The girl's are then sent to a few things, sometimes in a different order. The first is usually some sort of contest to depict who can do the best at something stupid. Blah, blah, blah. Then comes the photo shoot. The photo shoots are generally the second best thing in the show, second only to the pictures that are shown during panel.
Of course, there are usually some episodes throughout the season/cycle that break the robotedness. The first is always the make-over episode, generally 3 or 4 episodes in. Everyone gets a dramatically awesome hair make-over(or not, in a lot of cases) and there's always some menstrual case whining(except for cycle 8, where when no one whined enough, they had to take out Jael's cute extensions just to really irritate).
And then there's the episode where the girls do an acting session and star in a commercial or something of the like. And sometimes we get a clip show where no one is eliminated and nothing is all that interesting. And of course, there's always the episode where the girls get sent to a foreign fashion capitol(and apparently, any big city in the world is a fashion capitol to Ty-Ty) and someone gets sent home without being there for 24 hours.
Then the final episode shakes it up a bit. Because there are only 3 contestants left, we must suffer two eliminations where Tyra reminds us what the winner gets. And it's always the same thing. A modeling contract and a magazine spread(It was with "Elle Magazine" the first few cycles, but I think when they realized this show didn't turn out any actual TOP models TyTy's winner's got dropped to "Seventeen Magazine".) So yeah, they usually do a CoverGirl shoot to pick the final two and then do a fashion show... before evaluating both finalists and usually picking (in my opinion except for Cycles 1 and 7) the worst of the duo.
In all honesty, this show doesn't really turn out what you could call Big Winners, but it's entertaining when you need a guilty pleasure amount of trash in your week. Enjoy.
Pack your bags UPN! you may get out of last place in ratings with this new reality tv show of yours. Showing the real difficulty behind modeling is an educating, not to mention sweet eye candy, experience. Having only seen a few episodes and listening to the general buzz about the show, Top model is definitely succeeding in drawing an audience. Then again, reality tv is not for everybody and if that is the case, this isn't your cup of tea. Feminist's may have problems with it due to its promotion of an ideal image of women. Luckily, by having a female host, Tyra banks, and many of the nit picking judges and fashion designers depicted with a strong focus on their respective areas of expertise rather than simply the models measurements, most feminist issues are diverted away. Watch the show, it will get you hooked and GO Elyse Sewell!! my choice for America's next top model.
This show is my guilty pleasure all the way!! When I first tuned in to
America's Next Top Model, I expected to be bored, and to find it very
very stupid. I didn't. This show is actually serious fun. I read on one
of the other reviews that it makes you wonder if you have what it takes
to be America's Next top model. And it so does! Who doesn't love the
glamour and excitement that come with being a model? On ANTM you get to
see what it's REALLY like. And who doesn't love hearing the girls bitch
about each other and get into fights? Or enjoy wanting to throw
something at that Janice lady?
Give this a chance. Don't expect something intelligent or a show you can look to for a life lesson. Just enjoy it for what it is. Serious fun!
America's Next Top Model, in my opinion, is the best reality TV show on television today. It has comedy, drama, suspense, and of course reality. We're up to the 5th season now, and only, about 3 or 4 episodes left. So far, a couple of people that should still be on the show are now. they have been unfairly eliminated such as Lisa, Kyle, and Corinne. Jayla should be the one kicked off, but at least not yet she isn't. Satrring Tyra Banks as the top judge, Miss J, Jay, Twiggy, and other guest people (mostly the photographers or directors of that day) as judges. ANTM is one of UPN's channel savers, along with the always funny Everybody Hates Chris, and the suspenseful but sometimes boring Veronica Mars. UPN would probably never make it with shows like The Parkers and Girlfriends, but ANTM boosts up the views. Definitely 10 stars!!!!
America's Next Top Model is reality television without pretensions. Or,
rather, it's a reality television show with pretensions that are so
obvious, they're impossible to hide. It's a show about being shallow,
daring, energetic, humble, and, of course, absolutely gorgeous. Led by
Tyra Banks and a variety of photographers, stylists, acting coaches,
directors, designers, and EX-ex-models, ANTM will go to all kinds of
lengths to grab your attention.
From four blonde beauties doing a high-fashion shoot in Venice to soap-opera style acting classes with Taye Diggs, to old-fashioned nudity and sex (on- and off-camera), every season, every episode, will grab your attention. It's not quality television, but it's fun and addictive and all over the place. Don't invest money in the original series of Bankable Productions, but if you've got a free minute, check it out on VH1. They might have a marathon on. And - who knows? It might be that episode with the wet t-shirt pillow fight.
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Tyra Banks needs to teach these girls that it's not all about being beautiful on the outside. The inside counts for something too. A lot of the past winners have looked semi decent but are horribly cruel and starting trouble for the other girls. I see Tyra less involved with the girls in every season. About the only thing worth watching Top Model for is Mr. Jay Manuel. Recently, Tyra had a contestant who was a pre-op transsexual. I felt that she should have done more to encourage her. It was obvious that she had insecurities about her original anatomy showing through her feminine look. Tyra should have given her tips or perhaps she could have sent resident Trannie Ms. Jay to help the girl out. Instead, the contestant was met with harsh criticism and not enough positive criticism. It's a shame because I truly enjoyed the first 3 seasons. There's a reason why Project Runway has all 4 seasons out on DVD and Top Model only has 1 season on DVD. It's called taste. Top Model seriously needs a lot of revamping an some more humanity.
Oh, how I miss the days of Nigel, Mr. Jay, and Miss Jay! I respected the opinions and judgments of those guys. These days, it seems that the show is less about fashion and more about fads. And I'm sorry, but I find Kelly Cutrone a frumpy, grumpy, lump, while Johnny Wujek just needs to take off those stupid hats and dress like a grown-up! I am willing to live with the in-house dramas (and flirtations, in this season) because I find the fashion shoots interesting; I'm not sure I'm willing to put up with the social media hype and the unimpressive "experts" on top of that. This will be my last season of being an ANTM fanunless most of the cast is fired and the old crew brought back.
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