Boy, did I get last week wrong. I thought for sure it was Kiara Belen’s time to go on America’s Next Top Model. Not only did she stay, but she ended up getting first call out (FCO). While I predicted that Nastasia might be in trouble, I didn’t expect Laura to narrowly escape elimination. I thought Laura’s Dreams Come True photo rocked. Apparently, it was too sexy. Whatever!!! Clearly, the judges had a collective brain fart. If you don’t want sexy, don’t have the models posing in skimpy white bikinis. Silly Tyra. Her photo was nowhere near as provocative as some of Calvin Klein’s fragrance ads geared towards the same demo.
Believe it or not, we’re finally at the end of Cycle 19. Typically, this is the time when the girls do their CoverGirl ad and commercials, but not this time. Smashbox Cosmetics has stepped in and so have Nine West. For the final assignment, Kiara, Leila (my favorite) and Laura pose with their pumped up kicks by Nine West. Last week’s photographer Jez Smith is back to snap the shots. This time around he gets into a bit of drama with Kelly Cutrone. I.CAN’T.WAIT. Who will out-bitch who? Check out the Nine West photos plus snaps from the dramatic final runway show below.
And then there were four. Ding dong, Kristin Kagay the self-proclaimed reformed mean girl finally hit the road. Praise Jesus. If I had to endure another episode of her whining, I might’ve lost it. It’s so unfortunate that such a pretty girl has such an ugly attitude. I wonder if she’s kept her word and not connected with any of her former model roomies. After seeing her confessionals, I’m sure none of them want anything to do with her either.
Only a couple of episodes left til we crown the Cycle 19 winner of America’s Next Top Model. Who’s got what it takes to out smize the competition. Personally, anyone but Kiara winning will be a satisfying conclusion to ANTM’s first College Edition. That said, it looks like Laura has it in the bag. As much as I’m rooting for Leila, I really don’t think they’ll give the title to someone who was previously eliminated. Do you?
Based on the episode title, who do you think is going to freak out on horseback? My money is on Leila, given she was ‘attacked‘ by a dolphin last week. Side note, first dolphins and now horses. What species will Tyrant roll out next week? Check out this week’s pictures below.
Typically the CW’s PR team releases the preview pics on Monday, but due to New York being crippled by Hurricane Sandy, the photos haven’t been made available til now. For all you readers who’ve been contacting us for them, here you go. Even Frankstorm couldn’t hold down Tyra Banks forever. Speaking of Miss Smize herself, it’s that time of the cycle where she gets behind the camera and photographs the remaining girls in black and white. Has she ever snapped them in color? And no, sepia doesn’t count. Hardcore ANTM fans help me out.
Given this cycle’s overseas destination, Kiara, Kristin, Nastasia, Laura and Leila find themselves in water yet again, for both the challenge and photo shoot. First, they pose with adorable dolphins and in some cases, very provocatively. Laura is giving major Sports Illustrated heat in her photo. Later in the episode, Tyra has the girls in cascading waterfalls. In the wise words of TLC, “Don’t go chasing waterfalls. Please stick to the rivers and the lakes that you’re used to.” Wise words indeed. Check out this week’s preview photos below.
Not saying that latest America’s Next Top Model reject Brittany Brown is the best, but she definitely didn’t deserve to go before Kiara. The college hoopster needs to leave my screen immediately. I’m so over her. Like, sooooooo over her.
Who else feels a bit ripped off that Tyra didn’t reveal who was re-entering the competition last episode. The fact it was titled, “The Girl Who Comes Back” should’ve actually featured the girl who comes back. Don’t you think? Ugh, so annoying. Anyhoo, it’s so obvious Leila is coming back, especially when all the eliminated models were standing side by side. She’s clearly head and shoulders above the other girls in terms of potential.
It’s overseas destination time and the girls are heading off to Kingston, Jamaica. Seems like the CW cut Tyra’s travel budget drastically, considering Hong Kong, Morocco, Greece and Italy were the last four previous locations. I can only imagine where Cycle 20, featuring male models for the first time, will take us. Check out the photos from the next episode below.
When the CW banished America’s Next Top Model to Friday nights, many fans feared the end was near for the veteran reality show. Proving she’s a cockroach you just can’t kill, Tyra Banks isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. The network announced this week that a 20th Cycle has been ordered. Sadly though, we’ll have to wait til Summer 2013 to watch Tyra mold a whole new set of wannabe models. It’s only fitting it’s getting shuffled back to Summer, since that’s where it all began years ago.
While ratings have dipped a little due to it’s new night, they haven’t slid as drastically as many have expected. Perhaps, all of Banks’ changes help stop the bleeding. Speaking of changes, the 38-year-old implemented a whole whackload this cycle, practically reinventing the show.
Nigel Barker was swapped out for male supermodel Rob Evans, Johnny Wujek replaced Jay Manual as photo shoot director and fashion blogger BryanBoy was added to the mix. But the biggest change of all was allowing the public to vote on each model’s photo, thereby making viewers the fourth judge. If you thought the Cycle 19 changes were huge, wait til you see what she has in store for Cycle 20.
Tyra Banks conquered reality television with America’s Next Top Model. Then she launched a successful (albeit short) foray into daytime talk. The 38-year-old model even wrote a New York Times best selling book, Modelland. And before all that, Banks was a one of the 90s biggest supermodels. Now Tyra, or as ANTM fans call her… Tyrant, is trying her hand at scripted television.
Deadline.com is reporting that Banks, along with longtime collaborator Kenya Barris, are creating a comedy based on Banks’ high school years. Produced by ABC Studios, the show will focus on how Tyra transformed herself from a socially awkward teen to a world renowned fashion model. Barris met Tyra when they were 6-years-old and attended school together. This gives Barris, whose previous credits include FOX’s I Hate My Teenage Daughter, a first-hand account of Banks during these years.
“To be able to witness her career was wild, but to be able to watch Tyra grow up was nothing short of nutty,” said Barris. “I am blown away by the opportunity to tell not just a great story but a story that I remember so fondly.”
On your typical cycle, this stage of America’s Next Top Model is the most crucial. It’s the week before the overseas trip. Who doesn’t want a free trip to some exotic location? For Cycle 19 it’s doubly important. Not only will one girl miss out on the trip, but we find out which of the eliminated girls is coming back based on public votes. I swear, if anyone else but Leila Goldkuhl returns, I’ll be pissed.
On the next episode, the girls partake in a little cell block tango for a prison-themed photo shoot. It’s time for glamorous mugshots. Based on the pictures, I’m predicting a Kristin Kagay boot and a first call out for Laura James. Check out the pictures below and in our gallery, and see if you agree. Plus, post your predictions on who you think is reentering the competition.
While last week’s elimination wasn’t a shocker, Yvonne’s head-to-head bitch-off with Bryanboy was. I never would’ve expected the fiercely real model would be the one to argue with one of Tyra’s minions. I would’ve bet the farm on either Kristin or Kiara. Regardless, I’m glad Yvonne is outta there.
Last week, the girls posed with a cranky owl for Mike Ruiz. This time around, the remaining wannabes are snapped by an equally studly photographer- Douglas Friedman. This porn’ stached hottie has the final seven channeling their inner party girl after a night of hard boozing. See which girls give a new meaning to wasted chic and who serves as inspiration for this week’s episode title. Believe it or not, a girl actually gets on all fours and licks the floor. EWWWWW. Check out this week’s backstage photos below. If you want to see the eliminated girl’s “comeback” photos, click the link at the of the article.