What's NOT to like about this show?! You get to travel around the world with the silliest judges, the talented Tyra, and get to see the best in fashion and photography. I am a fan of both, so this show is definitely a hit for me. Being a model is not easy, but most of these models are very versatile! Keep it coming!
Remember when, once upon a time, ANTM was about modeling? Of course, there has always been the reality show element to add the drama we secretly crave, but season's 17 and 18 of this show have gone way down hill. They don't even pretend to find models anymore, now it's more about finding the next big reality star. Yawn...
im a almost 16 years old and i am only 5"2. its my dream to become a model. i watch Americas next top model every chance i get, which isnt a lot because i moved to israel almost 3 years ago. i lived in america for 8 years before moving back. is there any way i could get on your show when i am 18 even though i wont be taller than 5"5. if there is any way i could i would be a dream come true.
please e-mail me back if theres a chance my dreams could come true.
I am sixteen years old but only 5'0 and may not grow any taller. I have wanted to be a model for years and wish to be on the show. I watched the season where you had the 5'7 and shorter and I was curious as to if there would be a way to get on the show when I'm eighteen at the size of 5'0 without any trouble.
If you can give me any information it would be a pleasure to hear from you on my e-mail: let_it_rock_baby@Yahoo.com thank you for your time.
I watch occasionally just because I like to see how the makeup & clothes can remake the girls and how different they are as they act & model.
To me this is what is so interesting! I don't like it that this show as well as other shows like "Trading Places" feel they have to keep adding stuff like drama scenes hoping to make the show(s) more interesting. The drama can be done away with - but maybe it's just me -
As for this show - I was greatly disappointed on the two were were on the bottom. I honestly do not care much for the two chosen first. I feel that the bottom two were more realistic, more real people who can model and act.
Love, love, love America's next top model. It is amazing that these girls are willing to put themselves out therw like that. I have watched AMNT off and on since it came on and everytime I have, it has been great. Tyra hit a jackpot. She is gives the girls the guidance they need to make it in the beauty industry and she speaks from experience. It is also great to see the girls react to the feedback that they are given. Hello girls! They are trying to help you, and they speak from experience, quit being so bull headed and listen to them!
Perhaps the sitting judges wont be happy til they get a bunch of men to put make-up on and grow there hair out and walk down the runway. As it is half the women they have look like men in drag the other half they try as hard as they can to make them look like men.. yeah chop all their womanly hair off. Contempt? Maybe just a little. Lock me up. Shame on you. You need some real men sitting on that panel that way you won't get a bunch of woman that look like ten year old boys from behind walking down the runway. If you going to make one girl cut all her hair off you should make them all cut it off. Very unfair. I for one won't be watching any more episodes of Gay America's Next Top Model"!
Tyra and her gang humiliate,dominate & bully the models into taking their clothes off or gewtting ridiculous short haircuts and awful dye jobs because it makes good tv to see the girls cry.Tyra herself forgets her old mammy went with her to all her auditions (she says this on her talk show anyway-of course the truth and Tyra parted ways long ago) was her manager & would have never allowed Tyra to be bullied and forced into doing anything against her will & that would take years to repair.Long beautiful hair takes years to grow and there really is no valid reason for every season to have girls in tears and cut for not allowing themselves to be abused and bullied.Who the heck is that FREAK Miss Jay Alexander to tell ANYONE ANYTHING about looks....Buckwheat on crack! I just refuse to watch the show any longer although some roomies do so I see snips and the bullies are still at it. Tyra is a self important camera hog. I commend any girl who walks off the show standing up for her own views. What difference is this abuse to the old casting couch? "You either do as I say or you'll never be a star".... It's just rape in another way and all for ratings. Tyra Banks is a has been and she's got fat, flabby and mean. She's a disgrace!
America's Next Top Model is another one of those shows where they take a bunch of nobodies, and they try to become somebody in some industry/occupation.
It definitely started out as a good show, especially the first 4 or 5 cycles. But from there, I feel like it's just been getting gradually worse.
One thing is, the girls are just not as exciting/interesting anymore, and that makes the show forgettable.
Also, the judges are just so UGH! I mean Nigel used to be a good judge back in the early cycles, but now he's gotten full of himself, and is an arrogant jerk who thinks he's better than everyone, except Tyra of course. No one can be better than Tyra. At least not while Tyra is still the host of this show.
Maybe it's the fact that the only time we really see Tyra anymore, is in the opening credits, during the pictures/clips before judging, and during judging, is what makes me just not like her anymore. It's almost the same thing as with Nigel, she's gotten full of herself. And instead of having the show be about aspiring models, it's more about her, and how she's breaking down stereotypes, and what she's doing to make the world a better place, etc., etc.
I remember in the first couple of cycles, when she would interact with the girls, get to know them, they would get to know her, and she would teach them something. What sticks out in my mind right now, was in cycle 2 during the 'portray famous actresses' shoot, Tyra was there coaching the girls, actually helping them learn, and to take better photos.
That's another thing, the photo shoots seem to have gotten less interesting. Maybe they ran out of good ideas, but on some, like this cycle's 'Ellis Island immigrant' shoot, the concept was good, but the execution of it didn't turn out as well as it could have.
They really need to bring back the judging tests as well. Those tests were a great way for the judges to see the model's potential, and gave them something else to base there decision off of, instead of only the picture, and what they see every week at judging.
The judging test during cycle 7, with the verb and adverb, CariDee's 'hide dizzily' was absolutely brilliant! Also, Cycle 5's test where there were three objects and the girls had to do an endorsement, editorial/high fashion, and commercial. Something like that had spark, and made the show, just that much more interesting.
While it seems like I'm just bashing the show, don't get the wrong impression. This show is definitely in my Top Ten favorites, and I think that it's absolutely amazing. But I guess I'm just nostalgic for some of the elements of the older cycles. But the change is part of the show, so I just have to live with it. My personal opinion is that the show was better before some of the changes, it seemed more real. It used to be more about modeling, but now it's focused more on ratings, and what makes good TV, while at the same time has controversial written all over it, and will attract more viewers.
But overall, I really do love this show, and hope it continues to amaze me cycle after cycle. But if it doesn't (for some unfortunate reason), then at least we can still look back at the earlier cycles, and remind ourselves of how good it used to be.
I happened to be a guest at the home of a friend and therefore kind of captive audience to this program. I am amazed that anyone would watch it voluntarily. The model subjects were subjected to hideous costumes in a perverted birdnest backround.
Banks ought not to pretend to be a photographer. The poses she put her subjects through were miserably done. The models are all basically attractive, however the props and poses removed any chances of displaying their beauty. The final insult was to remove the very most attractive model from the group. I was in a group of both male and female and all were amazed that the prettiest woman was selected to leave. I am proud to proclaim that I will never watch again. And will shame anyone I know of wasting their time by doing so.
This show is a total disgrace to all girls who are beautiful on the inside and out! Tyra is a control freak who commands girls to do ridiculous things, like dress in hideous outfits or get awful haircuts. Why? Because they'll look uglier compared to her? What's wrong with her? It takes at LEAST 10 years to grow long, silky, beautiful, full-of-body hair, and she's going to force girls to snip it all off? This show doesn't choose the most beautiful, nor does it radiate ANYONE'S beauty except for Tyra's, because she's the only one looking decent in the end!
Speaking of "nor does it radiate anyone's beauty except Tyra's," who on the PLANET hired Jay Alexander to judge BEAUTY???
This show is horrible in my opinion. The only reason it gets a 1.5 is because it's still standing. Somehow. When it gets cancelled (which it probably will VERY soon), it'll definitely get a 1.
America's Next Top Model is a really interesting television show. Albeit, I am only hear to say that Heather Kuzmich was the greatest model that was ever on America's Next Top Model. Her beauty is not only timeless and something we can recognize now, as we did when we first experienced it. Heather Kuzmich is also a hero to many, she proves that no matter the obstacles you must overcome in your life, beauty can still shine forth if you let it shine. I would watch this show if there were more models who were like Heather Kuzmich, however she is one of a kind and while I might respect this show and find it an interesting program, it does not inspire me the way that Heather did in the past. Perhaps this show never will have another Heather, she was one of a kind.
I am the hugest fan of the show and have watched every episode so many times. Every week I am watching. HOWEVER, my only wish is that they would start to air the older seasons once a week instead of the same like 3 cycles over and over each week for most of the day. come on! lets get some of the other cycles on. would love to watch cycles 1-3, it has been forever!!
Love the models, but certainly do dislike watching Tyra act and behave like she is a super queen and that people need to kiss her feet. She ruins the whole show for me. She is so arrogant! She still thinks she is 18. The modeling business is just plain cruel I guess, and when you watch the way Tyra treats others, you are left to wonder how these girls will end up in twenty years also. Many are so beautiful but that is not all there is to life.
I always quite liked this show. The shoots have always been quite interesting without repeating itself. I started to re-watch from the beginning and it is very nice that you can see the show grow. Even though this show does not air anymore in my country, the local spin-offs do not measure up to the original. A charismatic hostess, interesting jury-members that you love to hate and drama queens that could only happen in America. This show still has "It", and I hope they won't lose that for a long while.
This show has everything - pace, glamour and Tyra Banks!This show has everything - pace, glamour and Tyra Banks!This show has everything - pace, glamour and Tyra Banks!This show has everything - pace, glamour and Tyra Banks!This show has everything - pace, glamour and Tyra Banks!This show has everything - pace, glamour and Tyra Banks!This show has everything - pace, glamour and Tyra Banks!
This show has everything - pace, glamour and Tyra Banks!This show has everything - pace, glamour and Tyra Banks!
Tyra Banks hits a home run with this reality show! full of drama and fashion. the drama and the arguments keep you coming back from week to week. Janice Dickenson needs to be more ojective as a judge. I love Jay manuel! Glad that the public doesn't get to vote on who becomes the top model. I think Eva was a mistake and Yaya should have been in season 3.
America's next top model is a fun show to watch because of the character dynamics and the awesome photo shoots, but the product placement and judging weighs it down. Tyra Banks is the most annoying person EVER. The product placement is not subtle at all and appears in EVERY episode which is difficult to stomach. Advice given from the judges is hard to understand and this is clear from the girls reactions to it. Lisa D'mato a contestant from cycle 5 has said that the judges don't give good advice and already have their favorites picked from the start. The show also promotes everything superficial, yes in a modeling show this is what we all would come to expect, but little things like changing an accent or filling in a gap tooth that a person loves. it's ok.
I've never even seen this show and I don't usually review things, but the idea is just really terrible. The show might not be half bad, but it's terrible what they're doing to young girls' minds - making them think that the only way they can be beautiful is by being stick-thin, wearing tons of make-up and having sterile skin. It's amazing that television has "evolved" from the 1960s TV show "The Twilight Zone" which had episodes such as "Eye of the Beholder" and "Number 12 Looks Just Like You" which criticized this type of extreme beauty and conformity (I was being sarcastic with evolved, most shows are devolved from "The Twilight Zone"). So, whatever you do, don't expose any teenage girl who is struggling to fit in this crap!
So I've just found out that 'America's Next Top Model' Season 14 has been confirmed and all I can think of is: REALLY, WHY? I know some of you will argue that what Tyra does is inspiring and gives hope to young women of our generation. Fine. But what about the other 11+ girls who get their dreams CRUSHED because they 'weren't smiling with their eyes' or 'they couldn't fit into the sample clothes'. I believe that at the beginning, this show REALLY did motivate young females, now, the show has no focus. Now when I watch it, I'm not looking at the models portfolio and potential talent, but rather what new hairdo or outfit Tyra has on. I look forward to her 'antics' and over-dramatisation of certain looks/sayings. I love Miss J's way of saying goodbye to the contestants (whether he adds/minuses items of clothing from his look) but that's it. Tyra says that 'Anyone can be a model, if you put your mind to it and be yourself' but this is NOT TRUE. I find that you either need to have a 'weird' look to separate yourself from the cookie-cut models OR you need to have a great personality (which still won't get you the 'Top Model Status' – I mean look at Naomi Campbell, no one knows her for her charity work and other generous efforts , but rather her Diva demands and fights!)
I may have generalised a bit, this post may come across a bit feminist and some will hate on me for saying what I have said, but you got to break a few eggs to make an omelette right? Basically, this show needs to go but I'm glad we have it for the time being
P.S. I gave this show a seven, because I love the photography techniques and the make-up and hair are just AMAZING (even though some looks may raise a few eyebrows!)
I was reluctant to watch this show, thinking it would be shallow and frivilous. But luckily, when there was nothing else on, I tuned in because it's become my second favourite reality TV shows (only behind Survivor)
America's Next Top Model is a great show, and it's more substancial than what I ever thought it would be. Even though I think they've made from very bad decisions, I think that ANTM is still a good show and it's actually more interesting than I thought it would be. Cycle 1 was very weak, with the only girl I liked, Kesse, being eliminated. I didn't care who won as long as it wasn't Robin. This is the one season I refuse to watch ever again (needless to say, this wasn't the first cycle I saw)
Cycle 2 raised the bar A LOT. Mercedes was my favourite - she was a good model and her battle with lopus was very inspirational and upsetting. I was disappointed Yoanna won, although I didn't hate her. Catie and Camille were the two girls I didn't want to win.
Cycle 3 - I'm probably in the minority, but I hated Ann and I don't understand why she stayed for so long. I wanted Eva to win, and was glad she did. I also liked Yaya but I wasn't too fond of Amanda, especially when she betrayed Cassie's trust. Cycle 4 - HATE KEENYAH! The worst top model in history. Kahlen should have won, as she had more talent, but Naima was a good choice. I think that Naima had more drive than Kahlen and the judges saw that, and I actually don't think Kahlen is modelling anymore so it's a good thing they gave the prize to Naima.
Cycle 5 - Nicole should not have won! Nik was more talented, although I was rooting for Kim! I don't care if she was mean or anything, I thought she was different and someone who can have a positive influence on the fashion industry. Imagine my disappointment when she was eliminated over Bre. Cycle 6 - I wasn't fond of Joanie (unlike most people) but I did think the prize should have been hers. I liked Danielle from the start and was proud she won. This season was my favourite except for one person: Jade. Cycle 7 - Jaeda was annoying and I didn't like Melrose. I wanted one of the twins to win, but I did like Anchal's look - imagine my disappointment when her personality was really self-critical. But nonetheless I still wanted her to win. Cycle 8 - Didn't see most of it, but I hated Jaslene. I wanted Natasha to win, but I wouldn't be upset if Renee won. Didn't like Dionne much either. Cycle 9 - Didn't see the end of it. But I liked Heather mostly, but I wanted Chantal to win. Unlike most people, I didn't really like Jenah and I would have been glad to see her go, actually. Cycle 10 - Hasn't aired here in Aus yet!
I have to admit, this show is my guilty pleasure..for I am too short to be a model myself, and I don't think I have that "it" look but I can't help but tune in to this show every Wednesday night. It all begins with hundreds of girls auditioning, slowly getting picked off little by little until Tyra Banks (the head honcho of the show) has a group of fourteen girls living together in a fabulous house and each competing to be..America's Next Top Model.
With fourteen strangers cooped up and estrogen raging, of course there is going to be drama, fights and tears. Sometimes it can be shocking..such as the season (6, I think?) where Bree dumps out Nicole's energy drinks because she believes Nicole stole her granola bar. When Nicole confronts Bree, she flatly refuses to replace her energy drinks, knowing that she was wrong and tells the "secret" camera that Nicole will be wearing those drinks if she hears one more word about it! Wow. How can you not be riveted?
The most interesting part is the photo shoots. In the earlier seasons, I felt they were cool and realistic. Jay Manuel, the creative director, is great at his job instructing the girls through the shoots (though as time goes on, he becomes less tolerant) and has a clear vision on how he wants them to look. However, in the later seasons, some of them are plain weird (the bald photo shoot, for example) and sometimes too demanding for novices (expecting them to pose nude..which I don't think Tyra has done herself but I could be wrong) Sometimes the makeup is just plain ugly (One model has makeup like a fish, unflattering with her prominent eyes..then she gets blamed for the "worst photo ever!) Yet I can't wait for the judging, just to see how the photos turned out. For the most part I agree with the judges' critiques but not always-but then again, what do I know about the modeling industry, besides it being very cruel and judgemental?
The panel of judges consists of Nigel Barker, Miss Jay, a guest judge and usually an experienced model though I am not sure who's on this year. Last but not least, Tyra Banks, the ultimate one to make the final decisions. Unfortunately, it seems the only flaw in the program is Tyra herself. While Tyra is clearly knowledgable and gives the girls excellent advice on how to survive in the modeling world, each season seems to be progressively about how to be like her rather than how to be successful being true to themselves. The house is adorned with pictures of Tyra only, where it used to have pictures of various supermodels through the ages. She seems to think herself flawless, with her ridiculous "acting" and exaggerated voice in nearly everything she says. Yet the girls look to her like a goddess, and drink in everything she says. While I still respect Tyra for being beautiful and intelligent, I feel the show has gone to her head and it's showing more and more with every season. (or cycle, a term I dislike for some reason) Yet the show is worth watching, not because of Tyra but because of the transformation the girls go through and the insight on how being beautiful comes at a very high price. And of course, the drama, drama, drama!!
The only reason it get such a high score from me is because, well the show is pretty good. I love when they have the photo shoots, I Tyra Banks, Ms. Jay, and Nigel, the challenges and their prizeds are amazing. But some problems I have with the show is the fact that the girls aren't that well known in the fashion world except for a few of them like Eva, Naima, and Yvonne. I mean Adrienne said herself that holding the title of America's Next Top Model Winner meant nothing in the fashion industry and getting a gig was still really hard. That's why she's a reality tv show star now. But other than that the show is really entertaining and I don't think it's goign anywhere for a while.
I've seen all 12 seasons of ANTM, and I still don't know why I enjoy it so much. There are so many things about it than annoy me. The way Tyra always tries to make it all about her, how incredible self important and arrogant the judges are and the seemingly arbitrary criteria they use to send girls home. Some girls have top picture week after week, then have one bad picture and are sent home, while others are consistently at the bottom of the pack and still make it far. My favourites hardly ever win (though they usually make it to top three).
Yet I keep coming back to the show, season after season - watching Tyra becoming more and more unlikable - as seeing basically the same things happening, just with different people.
I like the photoshoots and love seing the resulting pictures and though I'm not sure why, I'll probably keep watching as long as they keep feeding me new seasons.
First of All I would like to say that no one forced the girls to be on the show. They should all know by now what they have to go thru. The modelling industry is cut throat and to be honest ANTM is tame compared to the treatment that young models face. Hair is hair and short hair can be transformed into long hair easily by extensions. Photographers and stylist do it all the time.
The issues I have with this show is the lack of great photoshoots, the cheesiness, and the inconsistent critiques. I watch this show expecting it to get better, but every season just gets boring. I like Make me a supermodel and wish that ANTM would take a few tips from that show and Vice Versa. It would be good to have the models have a body coach and to take measurements and do more go sees.
this is totally a guilty pleasure show! i enjoy the photo shoot part, and that's about it. i don't understand why the girls cry and whine when they get their hair cut. it's a free makeover! and hair grows back! the judges are annoying, the photo shoots are somewhere between creative and ridiculous, and i have to fast-forward through a lot of the show. but i still watch it...over and over and over...it's like a drug to me. help!! i don't know how long it will keep going- i find tyra so obnoxious and stupid. project runway is ending, and at least that show has contestants who actually WORK for their winnings.
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