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 »
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.
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 »
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 »
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
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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 »