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(October 03, 2007 by JeZz Send DollMail )
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Tyra Banks knows what sheís talking about when she tries to instruct a few wannabes about modeling. Tyraís lived the life so long itís just her nature. And now her show is not only informative for anyone thinking about modeling, but is fascinating to watch for the rest of us. After all, how can you not be at least mildly interested in seeing whoíll be Americaís Next Top Model?

The Show

ANTM started in 2003 and will continue until at least 2010. Every season a crop of tall, thin girls arrive and wait for Tyra to turn them into the next supermodel. Each episode of the show has the girls learn something new, demonstrate their skill in a challenge, do a photo shoot and then be judged by the real experts in the field, including Tyra.

The judging can be rather harsh at times, but thatís what the industry is all about. The pictures from the photo shoots are used to find the weakest contestants of the week.

Those two girls are then given criticism and advice from Tyra and the other judges before one is eliminated.

As the number of potential models dwindles, the girls get to go someone exciting and fashionable. This year the girls will be going to Beijing, China. There they will learn more about international modeling and how to work fashion shows. Finally, when there are only two girls left, the winner is decided after a runway show and recap of their performance thus far.

The Fashion Industry

For anyone interested in the fashion industry, ANTM is like an overview we can all understand. The industry may make pretty things, but is not pretty all the time. There is drama. There are fights. There are girls who simply donít make the cut. But above all of that is the goal. All of these contestants want to work in the fashion industry.

Americasí Next Top Model takes the girls and viewers through the life of young models. We get to experience cramped living conditions. We get to see all the kinds of modeling and skills that are expected. We get to see and understand just how much goes into those pictures we see in magazines or the work behind a stroll down the catwalk. Itís a pure fashion education.

The Models

But the most compelling part of the show for most viewers is the contestants. These girls come from all over the country hoping to land a modeling contract and learn the skills necessary to make it big in the industry. Thus far, none of the winners have actually become a ďtop model,Ē but they do win a contract and a chance to be successful.

The girls are interesting to watch mainly because of how different they all are. Sure they might all have a similar slim appearance, but their personalities and lifestyles are all over the charts. Some are laid back and easy going. OthersÖarenít. The clashes between a bunch of young women trying to live in the same small space are inevitable. Many of these girls are young and have never been away from home. Suddenly they are traveling all over the globe and meeting heavy hitters in the fashion industry. Itís been too much for some, and others have just fit right in.

You may not be interested in modeling, or you might be looking for tips to become the next Twiggy. Regardless, ANTM is fashionably entertaining, and more than a little educational.


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superhero_1

25/Female
United Kingdom
Posted On: October 6, 2007
I LOVE ANTM! BNTM IS WAY BETTER THO!
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catfanatic80

19/Female
Mission Viejo, CA
Posted On: October 5, 2007
i luuuvv ANTM!!! I hate the one girl with the black and red hair she is a biyatch!!(if u know what i mean)
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nikkolai

29/Female
United Kingdom
Posted On: October 5, 2007
haha yesh i'm deadly serious and its only just started you missed about 2 episodes. thats it

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CRIMESCENE_

19/Female
United Kingdom
Posted On: October 5, 2007
OMG?

You serious?

I have that channel...
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Maddie705

19/Female
Willowick, OH
Posted On: October 4, 2007
I'm gonna watch it this year.
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yoshie

20/Female
San Jose, CA
Posted On: October 4, 2007
i wnat that 1 girl wit the short red hair 2 win

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nikkolai

29/Female
United Kingdom
Posted On: October 4, 2007
they do have that show in the UK...its on livingtv every monday at 9 then repeated throughout the week at 8pm

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CRIMESCENE_

19/Female
United Kingdom
Posted On: October 4, 2007
Ahh.

I wish they had shows like this in the UK.

:|
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yaya0609

27/Female
Park Row, TX
Posted On: October 4, 2007
all in all i hope Heather wins!
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yaya0609

27/Female
Park Row, TX
Posted On: October 4, 2007
I love the show. but this year the girls are to to skiny! they all need a Big Mac or something. I wish the show had real women on it. i mean don't get me wrong love the show but real women come in all shapes and sizes and it would be amazing to see more of them. well at least that's what i think. i know i'll never be on the show because i'm only 5'3.
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nikkolai

29/Female
United Kingdom
Posted On: October 4, 2007
oh the season that just started in england has whitney init...so if its kinda finished over there could you NOT tell us who wins.

thought i'd tell you so you don't spoil it!

britains next top model is weird...

seriously we have attitude problems...
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blubbernugget1

20/Female
Boca Raton, FL
Posted On: October 4, 2007
oh and i agree with idontcarewhatt
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blubbernugget1

20/Female
Boca Raton, FL
Posted On: October 4, 2007
i love ANTM but i never get a chance to watch it because i have dance and clubs at school so but i do watch it when it does a cycle marathon on like vh1 or mtv
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catlover02

19/Female
Valley Springs, CA
Posted On: October 3, 2007
GO SARAH !!! she isn't plus size OR thin. WHICH IS WHY SHE ROCKS!!!!!!!!
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idontcarewhatt

22/Female
Stockton, CA
Posted On: October 3, 2007
"Every season a crop of tall, thin girls..."???

MMMrrrr.. i was rooting for Whitney the whole time last season.

More power to plus size!
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