Ok. So, it’s no secret. I ♥ America’s Next Top Model. Each week I can’t wait to see what shenanigans Tyra and the “models” at ANTM are going to get themselves into. I don’t really know how anyone can take this show seriously…and I love it! Cycle 12 just began and I believe that this season is not going to disappoint. I’m also extremely excited to see that the CW is already pushing Cycle 13. Tyra, who has been quoted as saying that she created the show to “counter stereotypes about beauty” is switching things up once again. Cycle 13 contestants can be no taller than 5’7″. Cue the overly dramatic pause. That’s right, tall fierce girls with attitude need not apply.
Possibly that’s exactly what caused the brouhaha at the New York City Top Model Cycle 13 auditions. Evidently, there was a stampede after all the short pretty girls had spent the entire night waiting in line. Several were arrested and a few were even injured. Shit, Tyra knows how to start things off just right–girl knows how to put on a show.
I’m not sure what else to say about this. I guess it cracks me up whenever I hear that quote about Tyra breaking down modeling stereotypes. I mean, seriously, I would never expect to counter a bunch of catty, narcissistic, and just plain mean girls on a show about “models.” To her credit, however, throughout the show’s history there have been contestants with Asperger’s Syndrome and epilepsy, a transgendered girl, plus-size models, burn victims, etc. etc. My personal favorite is the self-proclaimed “street preacher” from this current season. Definitely the best thing about Cycle 12 starting up is that I am guaranteed to have at least one thing a week that I absolutely must blog about. Let the fierceness begin!
Here’s a little clip I found on YouTube that highlights some of the craziness from the that several cycles: