the "make a fool out of yourself to win a prize"-concept is older than stonehenge. and thanks to tyra EVERYONE is a model now. the idea to create ANOTHER beauty-contest reality show would be crazy. so, what is it, that this show works so well in the world of attention whoring media? entertainment.
it is the sarcastic approach to prove that a model is more than just wearing fancy clothes and having white teeth. the contestant have to show to the judges, that they not only look good in front of a camera but they do know how to spell "yves saint laurent". the judges are so evil and the contestant so clueless, it is brilliant!
so, if you were picked on in school, because you didn't have the looks, this show would probably be a wonderful therapy for you.