Though the lineup leaked months ago, on Thursday the CW confirmed the cast of the upcoming "all-star" cycle of America's Next Top Model (premiering Wednesday, Sept. 14 at 9/8c). Eight out of the 14 aspiring whatevers are 25 years old or older, which is hilarious since even at a decade younger they'd still be kind of old to be getting into modeling. But America's Next Top Model is not the real world or even the fashion world (which is also not the real world), and creator/host Tyra Banks recently told Good Morning America that this cycle will be about more than just modeling anyway. "I have the girls singing songs, doing music videos, creating perfumes. You can't just be a model anymore ... Now it's about celebrity-celebrity, so that's what I'm doing with my all-stars," she said.
Panic attack hits America's Next Top Model
Joining her in doing celebrity-celebrity with her all-stars will be the usual motley crew of guest judges. Hilariously...
Dag, Tyra, make up your mind. Are you against bullying or not? Earlier this season, er, cycle, La Banks tackled the headline-dwelling issue of bullying by having her mini-minions photographed with words that hurt painted all over their bodies. Whether or not the concept was hypocritical (after all, this show is all about being judged), props must go to ANTM for at least trying to be part of the solution.
Then last night they kind of blew it all to hell. By recruiting a gaggle of professional models to dish out backstage abuse to the remaining contestants during a Zac Posen show, Top Model stooped to just the sort of mean-girl antics that Miss Jay actually told the pros to unleash on the newbies. Did they really need to be insulted, shut down and psyched out like that, right before hitting the catwalk?
Jeers to Tyra Banks for trying — and failing — to remodel America's Next Top Model.
Want more Cheers & Jeers? Subscribe to TV Guide Magazine.
After falling short of finding the show's goal 14 times, the supermodel states repeatedly that she's "raising the bar" for Cycle 15, bringing in top-name designers...
When André Leon Talley joins America's Next Top Model as a judge, he'll be replacing "Miss" J. Alexander, according to Women's Wear Daily.
Talley has decided to join the modeling competition show now that it's established. Tyra Banks had asked him to join at the start of series. But he declined.
CW's midseason schedule revealed
"At that point, I said no because ...
America's Next Top Model is in vogue.
The model competition series has named André Leon Talley, Vogue magazine's editor-at-large, as its new...