Posts tagged "tyra banks"

Sursmize! “America’s Next Top Model All-Stars” Picks Its Cast

It’s hard to believe that “America’s Next Top Model” has been around for 16 cycles. If there were 13 girls a season (and I’m pretty sure that many seasons had 14) that makes 208 wannabe models on the show whose names we learned, faces we dissected, and breakdowns we reveled in. So it’s fitting that…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / May 13, 2011

An America’s Next Top Model Winner Gets Her Prize

Recognize that pretty/awkward face? It’s Ann Ward, winner of Tyra Banks’ Cycle 15 of “America’s Next Top Model.” Here she is in her as-promised May 2011 Vogue Italia shoot, looking all deer in headlights. For the full spread, click here. Do you think Ann deserved to win? Would Tyra be proud? [Fashin]…

By: Julie Gerstein / May 13, 2011

“America’s Next Top Model” All-Stars Is Happening!

Embarrassingly, the announcement of an “America’s Next Top Model” all-star season is the thing I am most excited about today. I will confess that I have seen every single episode of all 16 cycles (as has Amelia … sorry for outing you). It’s awful, I know. But it is like reality crack to me. The…

By: Ami Angelowicz / April 27, 2011

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…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / February 21, 2011

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…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / November 18, 2010

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.

By: Ami Angelowicz / October 18, 2010

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…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 1, 2010

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…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 28, 2010

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…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 16, 2010

“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…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 18, 2010

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.”…

By: Ami Angelowicz / August 11, 2010

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,…

By: Lily Q / June 8, 2010

Quotable: Tyra Banks Was Shaking While Interviewing Barack Obama

“I was so nervous, sick to my stomach and my hands were shaking. I asked him to look into the crystal ball and said, ‘What do you see in your future, Senator?’ And without hesitation he replied, ‘The White House.’ That clip ran on CNN and every national morning show. I’ll never forget being a…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / May 28, 2010

“America’s Next Top Model” Finale: The Battle Of The Eyebrows

America’s Next Top Model” has been on for 14 cycles now. At this point, we all know the show’s tropes by heart: At least one girl will always be late after the go-see challenge. The ugly duckling always becomes a swan. The girl dubbed “commercial” doesn’t have a chance. Someone will always have an on-camera…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / May 13, 2010

Tyra Banks Writing Young Adult Novel Where Models Can Do Magic, Or Something

Remember how Tyra Banks hinted that the reason she was ending her talk show was because she wanted to try out other forms of media and everyone assumed she meant movies? Well, she may have meant that, but she also is interested in writing. That’s right, TyTy is releasing her first book and the subject…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 11, 2010

Tyra Talks To The Interracial Couple Denied A Marriage License In Louisiana

Yesterday on “The Tyra Show,” Tyra talked to the interracial couple who was denied a marriage license by a Louisiana justice of the peace last year. Beth Humphrey, who is white, described how she called about a license for her and Terence McKay, who is black,…

By: Jessica Wakeman / May 5, 2010

Tyra Is Officially Trying To Harm The “Top Models”

Tyra Banks, you’re so mean. On last night’s episode of “America’s Next Top Model,” TyTy had the models stomp the runway in sexy, tight Rachel Roy gowns, while huge clock gongs swung at them. I suppose it was meant to be an exercise in timing your strut, but one model failed badly — twice!

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 18, 2010

Quotable: Janice Dickinson Was Confused About Tyra’s Sex

“She’s huge. She’s a big woman. I used to think she was a man. I used to look at her and think, ‘Something isn’t right here.”– Janice Dickinson, who’s still drinking that Haterade after allegedly being fired from “America’s Next Top Model” by Tyra Banks for calling her “fat.” Well, in Janice’s defense, TyTy doe…

By: Annika Harris / February 19, 2010

“ANTM” Gets Some Free American Apparel Ho-Wear

OK, so I don’t know for sure that the model wannabes competing in Cycle 14 of “America’s Next Top Model” are wearing American Apparel, but their monokinis, leotards, and jewel-tone tights look an awful lot like Dov Charney‘s wares. Too bad the new crop of hopefuls aren’t as interesting as the “models” on the America…

By: Annika Harris / February 16, 2010