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Tyra Banks Impersonates The Stereotypical “ANTM” Hopefuls


Every year on “America’s Next Top Model,” Tyra Banks inevitably has the contestants do an acting challenge where she trots out her “acting coach.” In this cycle 16 promo, Tyra proves that she actually can sort of act, and has decent comedic timing, as she mocks some of the most common types who appear at “ANTM” casting—the squealing girly girl, the goth who doesn’t want to be there, the girl who’s “not here to make friends.” Best line: “I will do anything, anything, anything to be America’s Next Top Model. Except cut my hair.” True dat. Keep reading »

Tyra Banks’ New Gig: Commercial Director


On last night’s “America’s Next Top Model,” rather than have the final four model wannabes do yet another photo shoot, Tyra Banks challenged them to do what she called a “motion advertorial.” So, uh, what is that? One of those high-falutin commercials you sometimes see on fashion designers’ websites, complete with trippy visuals and moody music. The most exciting part of this challenge was that Tyra directed the commercial herself, making this her directorial debut. “I was really nervous about directing the girls in motion for the first time. I have to tell you that I have a whole new respect for directors through this process! It looks easy, but it ain’t,” she said. Keep reading »

The 10 Most Successful “America’s Next Top Model” Alumni

Cassandra Whitehead

Recognize that pretty face from “Mad Men“‘s Sunday night season finale? That’s because she’s Cassandra Whitehead, who appeared on Cycle 5 of “America’s Next Top Model.” Cassandra infamously stormed off the show after Miss Tyra cut her long brown locks into a short ‘do. After appearing on “ANTM,” she went on to have parts in “Fast & Furious” and “One Tree Hill,” and won $500,000 on the game show “1 vs. 100.” Cassandra’s proof that the most successful “ANTM” alums aren’t always the ones who come out “on top.” After the jump, the most successful (and notorious) “ANTM” contestants. And tell us who your favorite is.

Mother Of A Teenage Sex Addict Is Suing Tyra Banks


Tyra Banks was not “smeyesing” when she heard about a possible lawsuit headed her way. Beverly McClendon, mother of self-proclaimed teen sex addict Jewel Ciera Washington has filed a complaint that “The Tyra Show” broke Georgia state labor laws by neglecting to notify her of her 15-year-old daughter Jewel’s appearance on the show. Keep reading »

Tyra Banks Gets Caught In A Web

This what Tyra wore to Vogue‘s 90th Anniversary Party last night. The theme was “masquerade,” so I guess this fishnet monstrosity is TyTy’s idea of a mask. Best of all, this ain’t no HIGH-FASHION designer fishnet face mask — Tyra DIYed this herself! She wrote on her Twitter:

So FRENCH VOGUE mask is sum cheap FISHNET stockings I got n crazy store n Paris! I cut em up n made it y’all. N did my ow hair n makeup.

The question is, what would Andre Leon Talley say? [Dlisted] Keep reading »

Epic “Australia’s Next Top Model” Fail


Did you know that Tyra Banks’ “Top Model” franchise has spread across the globe and that there are versions of the show in a bunch of other countries? Well, the Australian version of the show is gonna be getting a call from Banks, I’ll bet, after the epic fail that was their finale episode of the most recent season. This time, viewers and a live audience got to choose the winner and when the time came to announce the results, producers accidentally gave the host the wrong name. In the video above, 19-year-old Kelsey is thanking the crowd for voting her “Australia’s Next Top Model,” when host Sarah Murdoch suddenly is informed by ear piece that, OOPSIES, the winner is actually the other chick, Amanda. This is a live television nightmare turned into reality. Someone’s gettin’ a Tyra-talkin’-to. [via Dlisted] Keep reading »

Extremely Thin Girl Cast — And Then Cast Off — “America’s Next Top Model”

Before Cycle 15 of “America’s Next Top Model” even began, much fuss was made about Ann, a tall and gawky contestant with the most narrow waist in the world. But after last night’s episode, it’s clear that the model to truly be concerned about is Anamaria, 19, who, at 5’10″ and 110 lbs., thinks she needs to be “leaner” and is on a “calorie-restricted diet.” Though Tyra and crew cast the beautiful but extremely underweight and sinewy blonde on the show — after seeing her in a bathing suit during casting, mind you — her thinness became a strike against her in last night’s episode, as the models were photographed in barely any clothes. I, for one, found the whole thing extremely uncomfortable — should Anamaria have been cast in the first place? Did Tyra and the producers have an obligation to intervene? And — SPOILER ALERT! — did they do a disservice to her and the viewers by eliminating her from the competition as soon as they “realized” her thinness was a problem and that it reflected badly on them? Keep reading »

“Top Model”‘s Classy Makeover Is Missing One Thing

“America’s Next Top Model” is supposedly getting a “high-class makeover” for its 15th “cycle,” which premieres September 8th. Last season, the long-running series debuted a new judge, Vogue‘s posh-accented and imposing Andre Leon Talley, and he, well, seemed a touch out of place amongst the otherwise campy production. So this season, instead of winning a spread in Seventeen (the show’s former print partner), the winner will get a spread in Vogue Italia, which is a big high-fashion step up. Additionally, the show will have more well-respected guest judges joining Talley and Tyra on the panel, like photographers Patrick Demarchelier and Francesco Carrozzini, and designers Zac Posen and Roberto Cavelli. All of this does add up to a pretty classy makeover for the show, which has, let’s face it, been running out of steam. Still, there’s one more tweak that needs to be made in order for “Top Model” to be taken seriously — FIRE JAY MANUEL. The silver-haired Oompa Loompa’s utterly asinine “creative direction” has got to go. [Deadline] Keep reading »

Get Ready For “America’s Next Top Circus Freak”


It’s “America’s Next Top Model” Cycle 15 trailer time … and I’m scared. Based on what I’ve seen so far, I’m thinking they should re-name the show “America’s Next Top Circus Freak.” Keep reading »

Tyra Banks Returns To Modeling With A New Set Of Polaroids

We heard Tyra Banks was re-signing with her old modeling agency, IMG, but didn’t really believe it until we saw her new set of Polaroids. The photos were shot on a neutral background with very little makeup, and TyTy is looking smokin’ hot. Though Tyra doesn’t plan to attempt to resume her long-dormant runway career, she wrote on her website: “I’m not coming out of modeling retirement… IMG is such a huge company, there are many things I will be doing with them. Some fashion-related, but don’t expect to see me at any go-sees!” Any ideas what else she might be doing with the agency that would require pics of her in her skivvies? Check out a few more photos after the jump. [Styleite] Keep reading »

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