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Recently The CW announced the seventeenth cycle of “America’s Next Top Model” would be an All-Stars edition. The minute that news hit the web, hardcore ANTM fans immediately started speculating who’d be returning. Would models all the way back from Cycle 1 be competing? Aren’t they like 100 years old in model years now? Even though, ANTM Cycle 17 doesn’t premiere til this fall, we uncovered the returning models going for their second attempt to be on top.
So how reliable is our intel? I would say pretty reliable, unless Tyra Banks is shrewd enough to organize a dummy fashion show. We had someone attend an event featuring Nicki Minaj in Los Angeles last night. It was a fashion show featuring the Cycle 17 All-Stars walking the catwalk. I had no idea they’d be filming this early? Who did Tyra deem worthy enough to come back?
I’m glad to say, there are no previous winners returning. That said, the lot is packed with lots of personality SLASH bitchiness. There are definitely a couple of fan favorites, but I have a feeling most of the models were brought back for drama. Seriously, there are a lot of bitches coming back. It’s like one big modeling Redemption Island. I was hoping All-Stars meant they were bringing back girls who were robbed and had real model potential, like Lauren Brie. Sadly, there’s only two girls who are returning that would’ve actually made it to the past two high-fashion cycles. Hell, there’s even one from the mini-cycle on deck. BOO. The cast is so not FETCH, I’m going to write up a post with my dream All-Star cast coming soon to Homorazzi.com.
Another thing I wished Tyra would’ve done for Cycle 17 was bring back all the previous judges. How insane would’ve it been for Janice Dickinson and Paulina Porizkova to come back judging with Andre Leon Talley and Tyra Banks. I’d pay money to see the four of them bicker for an hour about the models. Now that is must-see television. So without further ado… drumroll please. Meet the cast of ANTM Cycle 17, the All-Star Edition.
I’m glad Tyra went old school and brought someone from the first season back. Not a surprise that it’s Shannon considering she’s the only who doesn’t have a beef with Tyra. She’s 26-years-old now, so she’s not super over-the-hill. Too bad Elyse didn’t come back.
Placing: 5th Place
Remember her infamous line. “It’s the walk that’s going to make me famous.” Man, she was such a cow. She’ll make for great television, but I wish Shandi or April made it back from this cycle. Hell, I’d take Shandi’s ex-boyfriend or that Italian dude she cheated with. LOL.
Placing: 4th Place
This one is a pleasant surprise. Definitely one of the most memorable girls from the early days. I never thought she’d be back, but glad she agreed to do it. That mud picture on the right is still one of my all-time favorites.
Placing: 6th Place
Color me SURPRISED. I never thought in a million years Lisa would be back. For that matter, be asked back. I thought Tyra and her hated each other. Maybe that’s why she was cast. That or Tyra is going to boot her first as payback for all the crap Lisa spilled to the press. She was already looking old back then, I can’t imagine how fresh she looks now.
Placing: 3rd Place
Ugh. Here’s my first WTF of the bunch? Never liked her and never will. Remember “granola gate”. So ridiculous. Why couldn’t they have brought back Nik? Better yet, Cassandra and then chop off all her again and see if she walks out a second time. LOL.
Placing: 4th Place
Here’s my second WTF of the bunch? That said, I’m glad it’s her and not Miss bi-racial butterfly herself, Jade. I don’t think I could’ve handled Jade interacting with most of this cast. I literally would’ve boycotted this cycle if she was a part of it. Hopefully, they don’t make Bianca bald again. I’ve seen her with extensions and she’s kinda sorta fierce.
Just when I thought I was safe with Jade not coming back, they bring back Miss Dominique instead. Remember her God-awful Italian Cover Girl commercial. I still laugh thinking about it. This beyotch must be pushing 40 by now or at least looking like it.
Out of all the girls, she’s the lowest placing one. I guess, now that she’s post-op, Tyra wanted to give her another shot. Personally, I don’t think she deserves to be back. Especially considering Lauren Brie was in this season. Heck, I’d take Analeigh or Samantha over her.
Oh my Asian ghetto princess. Hopefully her one-liners have only gotten better with age. I’m curious to see if she’s toned down the hoochieness, she was often criticized for. Not supermodel potential, but definitely good TV. I can see her scrapping it out with a few of the other ladies. I can’t wait to see what happens Beyond The Thunderdome.
Hallelujah. Finally, a girl who has some real model potential and young enough to make it. One of the most robbed girls in ANTM history. Hopefully, she’ll walk away with it this time. When you look at her competition, she has it hands down. But this is Tyra judging, so you never know. Allison might actually be first out.
Really, Tyra? Really? Remember Wanda Sue and all her hickness. I’m surprised anyone from the short cycle made it. I guess at 5’7″ she’s the best thing. If Laura makes it as far as she did last time, I’ll shoot
What is this? Like her umpteenth time on this show? Did we really need another catty bitch? I’m so speechless and angry, I’m not going to say any more.
YAY, the lesbian made it. In a season where Ann was the overwhelming favorite, I’m glad Kayla has a second chance. That being said, Jane and Kendal should’ve also been afforded the same courtesy. Those girls have real potential. Let’s hope Tyra doesn’t give her the same fire engine red again for her makeover. Total sabotage last time.
Rich isn’t going to be happy about this one. Neither am I. The one thing I’m glad for is she won’t be able to walk all over these girls like she did on her cycle. Good luck trying to out-bitch Dominique, Bianca, Lisa, Camille or Angelea. God, my ears just hurt thinking about all of them yelling at each other.
What did you think of the cast? A little underwhelming isn’t it? I guess anyone who’s remotely working in the industry, probably didn’t want to come back. I’m curious to know what the prizes will be for this cycle? Perhaps a cover on Good Housekeeping or National Geographic? Thought, I’d include the invitation from last night’s event.
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