Shit. I love Top Model, but sometimes I feel like Tyrant (AKA Tyra Banks) is determined to ruin the original concept. Recent cycles of America’s Next Top Model have been meek parodies of a once great show. Remember when it was actually about modeling? Remember when being “editorial” was actually a winnable trait? Sigh. Remember when Tyrant actually gave a shit about the show and actually participated in the process beyond the panel? Will Cycle 13 be doomed by Tyrant’s force fed artificial dramz or will she learn from the success of Mr. Jay’s latest Canada’s Next Top Model outing by going back to basics?
Sadly, it looks like Tyrant has chosen to keep moving the show further into the realm of bullshit. Cycle 13 doesn’t start until September 9, but we already know enough to worry. Firstly, the cast is made up of a bunch of mini models (5’7” and under) with zero chance of ever working a real runway. Secondly, she’s decided to bring in a couple of reality TV media whores into the mix as guest judges. WTF. What do Lauren Conrad and Kim Kardashian have to do with being a top model?
That’s right folks. Tyrant just announced that these two desperate reality TV fashionista wannabes will be guest judges this cycle. Barf. Was Paris Hilton too busy?
And there’s still no word on who the fourth judge will be. Tyrant fired Paulina Porizkova after Cycle 12 in an attempt to reduce costs. A better idea would have been for Tyrant to step a way as host!
Stay tuned for more updates when we get our first look at mini models!