American Next Top Model

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There are so many beautiful women all around America that finding the American next top model must be a very difficult job for the judges. Tyra Banks the star of the show and the chief judge of it all has a big responsibility on her shoulders picking the next person to appear on the cover of some very famous magazines. Her wisdom and experience in these matters is something that we all take for granted yet is something that makes Tyra very unique as well as very qualified to be a part of this show.

They are up to the thirteenth cycle of the American next top model show which is on every week for the fans to watch who will be eliminated next. Unlike the biggest loser or one of the reality island challenges the contestants of the next top model shows are judged on their performances not by who likes them and how far that will take you. In the real world of fashion talent takes care of business and if you do not have what it takes then you will find yourself out the door with no work or prospects.

If you are a fan of the show and you watch American next top model on a regular basis then you are also aware that many of the lovely ladies that make it to the top are still there today making it big and taking photos for fashion magazines and many others. There is the potential to be a great success if you are able to get your foot in the door and then wow them with your talents as a model or at least try to learn some of the trade as you go along.

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America’s Next Top Model in Videos

Filed under: American Next Top Model - 08 Jul 2013  | Spread the word !

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America’s Next Top Model is one of the most famous and watched television shows at the moment. The show has millions of fans all around the world and actually its format has started to be used in numerous other countries. The success of America’s Next Top Model cannot be denied and Tyra Banks deserves all the credit.

Below you can watch some videos with great moments from America’s Next Top Model. These are impressive scenes from the show that becomes more and more popular each day. However, these are just few of the America’s Next Top Model scenes worth to be seen.

Each new episode from America’s Next Top Model impresses with its unexpected decisions, reactions and spectacular show. Watch the show and you will surely become a fan.

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America’s Next Top Model: Kim Stolz Marries Lexi Ritsch

Filed under: American Next Top Model - 18 Jun 2013  | Spread the word !

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Good news for all the fans of America’s Next Top Model. One of the stars of this show, Kim Stolz just got married. Kim was a contestant in the show, but she soon became a correspondent of America’s Next Top Model. Now, she married her long time girlfriend, Lexi Ritsch. The happy event took place this weekend, when Kim and Lexi made their vows to spend the rest of their lives together.

Lexi and Kim have been together for two years now. They both wore white wedding dresses for their ceremony and looked extremely happy and beautiful. Lexi and Kim work together at their restaurant. They decided to share all the details of their nuptials. They even talked to GQ Magazine about their decision to wed.

Lexi claimed in an interview that she and Kim love each other so much that spending the rest of their lives together seems only natural. This is the right thing “because we love each other, because we want to make the lifetime commitment, because calling her my wife for the first time will be the most amazing thing ever,” Lexi explained.

“If you can start a business and survive it with someone, then you can pretty much do anything,” Kim said according to the New York Times.

Well, it surely seems that these two girls are really happy together. So, they probably made the right decision to wed. According to the posts that the two shared on their profiles, their honeymoon started immediately after the wedding.

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America’s Next Top Model Goes To Africa

Filed under: American Next Top Model - 09 May 2013  | Spread the word !

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America’s Next Top Model franchise is about to expand. Reports recently indicated that the show will go to Africa, so the format will head to a new continent. Tyra Banks was the one to make the official announcement. The star and host of America’s Next Top Model posted the good news on her Twitter account. According to Tyra, the new show will be hosted by famous Nigerian model Oluchi Onweagba Orlandi. Orlandi will serve as both host and executive producer of the show. Tyra was quite happy to welcome the model to the African team of the show, as her tweet indicated.

Next Top Model in Africa is expected to be a really spectacular competition. It looks like the show will include 12 participants from 8 African countries. They will all compete in a series of photo-shoot challenges, respecting the format of the American version of the show. One lucky girl will be crowned the winner of the show, getting the title of Next Top Model in Africa.


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The judges of this new show have yet to be announced and it surely is quite interesting to find out who will be evaluating the beautiful girls on the way to be crowned Next Top Model. Production of the new show is expected to begin in August, in Cape Town, South Africa, so the names of the judges will probably be announced soon. Next Top Model will air in Africa on the MNET Africa Magic channels.

This news was not shocking at all, as in the past few months the show has received a lot of interest from designers and fashion shows from Ghana, Nigeria and South Africa. And it looks like Oluchi Onweabga is pleased with her role of hosting the new franchise, which will be produced by Lulu Production, her company, under the CBS Studios International umbrella.


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“I am excited to be hosting “Africa’s Next Top Model” and it is great to be part of the successful “America’s Next Top Model” franchise that Tyra Banks created and has hosted for an impressive 20 cycles thus far in the U.S,” Olunchi claimed according to Style Blazer. The model also added that the she is sure the show will be a stunning success. “The African version of the franchise is long overdue and I expect the show to be a smashing success across the continent,” Oluchi explained.

Well, there are just few months left until the show will start airing. If Oluchi will manage to make the show a beloved competition in Africa and if Next Top Model will become as popular as everyone expects, is something we will surely find out soon. Until then, the shows seems to be an amazing project.

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America’s Next Top Model VS The Face

Filed under: American Next Top Model - 26 Apr 2013  | Spread the word !

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It’s been almost ten years since Tyra Banks crowned Adrianne Curry as the first winner of America’s Next Top Model and, over time, Tyra has since removed Adrianne from the show’s reference and continued to crown future top models 19 cycles later.

For nearly a decade, Tyra Banks has been given America her version of a top model. Now, 19 cycles later and few real successful models from her choices, there’s a new kid on the block: The Face.


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The Face, hosted by none other than Nigel Barker, one of the judges fired by Tyra Banks from America’s Next Top Model, who comes along with working super models including Naomi Campbell ((Executive Producer), Karolina Kurkova (Victoria’s Secret), and the youngest of the group, Coco Rocha.

The premise of America’s Next Top Model (ANTM) is to pit 12 girls against each other in weekly challenges, take a photo, and the best one wins (technically). Whereas on The Face, the contestants are not the only ones competing. Each supermodel mentor picks 4 girls and has to groom them. Each week the teams compete against each other, but there is an individual element as well. Both shows have their share of drama, but on The Face, it’s not just between the girls, but the mentors as well.


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What makes The Face stand out – aside from the team element – is the focus on actually mentoring the girls. According to Coco, they spent 18 to 20 hours a day with the contestants. They taught them things that America’s Next Top Model seems to assume the girls already know when they walk in the door, such as how to pose, walk, and speak as a spokesperson.

In the pilot episode of The Face, there are 24 girls competing for 12 spots. Over 72 hours, they are required to take a photo with absolutely no makeup on, do a shot where they dress themselves from head to toe, and then finally, each ‘surviving’ girl is chosen by a mentor who holds up a folder with the name of the team on it. If more than one team chooses a particular girl, the decision lays with the contestant, meaning that she will be the one choosing the team she wants to be a part of. If none of the mentors hold up a card, the person is eliminated.


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On America’s Next Top Model, it is not quite clear how the twelve girls are chosen, since this process takes place before the show starts. In the Australian and British versions of ANTM, you do see the process a little bit more. With The Face, in gearing up to the premiere, Nigel Barker and the supermodels have been raking up press, releasing clips, and pumping up the show on various social media sites.

If The Face turns out to be a success, this could mean the end of America’s Next Top Model, which has been plagued with low ratings and bad PR due to the unceremonious way Nigel, Miss J, and Jay were let go. Also, in the ten years the show has been on air, there have been few – if any – models that have gone on to have a successful career in modeling. Adding to this, ANTM seems to be running out of ideas on how to revamp the show, which resulted in it being moved from twice a year to once.


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Could The Face beat America’s Next Top Model? Only ratings will tell, but they do have a strong, smart foundation with using working supermodels, having individual and team components, and knowing how to use social media to fire up their base.

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America’s Next Top Model Designer Sentenced For Sexual Assault

Filed under: American Next Top Model - 04 Apr 2013  | Spread the word !

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America’s Next Top Model is without a doubt one of the most famous television shows at the moment. The show has numerous fans in the United States, so everyone is willing to find out who will win this new cycle of the show. Still, it looks like America’s Next Top Model has been in the middle of a scandal, as one of its designers has been accused with sexual assault. And the designer was actually found guilt, being sentenced on the case.


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Anand Jon Alexander is the fashion designer who was sentenced to jail after sexually assaulting a model. In fact, the story is even more complicated than it may seem at first. So, Alexander was previously sentenced to 59 years in California for sexual assault related crimes. The famous America’s Next Top Model designer pleaded guilty to one of the charges in February. He admitted to have assaulted a woman whom he promised would help to become a star in the modeling world.


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Well, according to prosecutors there were more victims than what Alexander decided to admit. Prosecutors also said that some of the victims of this man were minors, but despite that Alexander had no problems in forcing himself on them. Anand Jon Alexander was offered a plea deal including 5 more years in jail, having under consideration the huge sentence he already received. Despite all accusations, the designer’s family said that Alexander was innocent and he had done nothing wrong.


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Anand Jon Alexander has become a famous designer years ago. He worked with the girls on America’s Next Top Model, too, but also with some of the most famous models and celebrities in the world. During the trial, the 39 year old designer was transferred from the California prison he had been held into to New York. Now, the designer’s prison time amounts the time he received in this case and the one he still has to complete in California.

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Male Models to Join America’s Next Top Model

Filed under: American Next Top Model,New American Next Top Model - 19 Mar 2013  | Spread the word !

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America’s Next Top Model is mixing things up again and juicing it up, as Cycle 20 is announced to be…mixed. In addition to adding new faces into the judges’ panel last season (Rob Evans, blogger Bryanboy, and the viewer’s vote), producers needed something spicy to draw viewers into America’s Next Top Model new installment, so they thought they’d bring in male contestants.


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That’s right, Cycle 20 of Tyra Banks’ modeling competition will feature both male and female models, all battling for the ultimate title of becoming America’s Next Top Model. The CW recently announced that eight men and eight women will be competing in the upcoming season, which will premiere in the summer of 2013. This is the first time in the CW’s series’ decade-long history when men will compete alongside women.

Cycle 20 will explore the similarities and differences that male and female models face in the pursuit of their careers, and each week experts and celebrities will mentor and challenge them.


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The model wannabes will compete for a career-launching prize package that includes new prize suppliers Next Model Management and Guess, as well as Nylon magazine. The winner will receive prizes including: $100,000 national ad campaign with Guess, whose advertising campaigns have launched many modeling careers; a fashion feature in Nylon magazine, as well as a modeling contract with Next Model Management.

In addition to the panel of judges – which includes host Tyra Banks, fashion public relations maven Kelly Cutrone, and former boxer and international male supermodel Rob Evans – ANTM’s next installment will again allow viewers to cast their vote on who stays and who goes on the show. Until the “Guys and Girls” edition of America’s Next Top Model kicks off, you can watch the first photos of the 16 contestants below. The pictures were posted on the show’s Facebook page, as well.


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Expect a lot of rivalries, flirtation and romance from the new cycle! After all, eight men and eight women will not only be living together, but also battling to earn the prestigious title of America’s Next Top Model.

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Lisa D’Amato- The Winner – Had An Awkward Accident

Filed under: American Next Top Model - 05 Feb 2013  | Spread the word !

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Lisa D’Amato, America’s Next Top Model had an akward accident that left her face in an very unpleasant condition. There are photos on the Internet that are evidence for the unpleasant accident that happened to her.


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The America’s next Top Model All-Stars champion explained how the accident happened. Lisa said that she was just “monkeying around” in her hotel room, while doing a handstand against a crew member of the film Cowboys and Indians.


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Suddenly, she tumbled down and this is how it happened. Lisa added: “It was a totally freak accident. It wasn’t like we were doing back flips off the balcony. I didn’t have the best nose in the world to begin with. It gave me character. Now I have a nice little nose job. I get a super cute nose.”


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She was rusehd to the hospital where a plastic surgeon fixed her nose and now she is fine. She plans to go with her husband on a honeymoon for several months.

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All You Should Know About Tyra Banks

Filed under: American Next Top Model - 14 Nov 2012  | Spread the word !

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Tyra Banks is without a doubt the most important person at America’s Next Top Model. Tyra is the host and producer of the famous television show. She guides the girls into becoming successful models and her role is really unique.

Tyra Lynne Banks was born on December 4, 1973, in Inglewood California, in the United States. She first became famous as a model. Currently, Tyra is a popular television show host, as well as an actress and author. Tyra achieved fame along with her Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue appearance. After covering the famous magazine, Tyra began working with Victoria’s Secret. She has been one of the original Angles for years.


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Tyra Banks began her modeling career at the age of only 15. You may not know this, but the beautiful model has actually been rejected by six modeling agencies before getting a contract with Elite Model Management. Soon after that Tyra appeared on the covers of Elle and Vogue magazines. She modeled for Chanel, Vakentino and she was also featured in campaigns for famous brands such as Dolce & Gabbana, Yves Saint Laurent, Ralph Lauren and Nike.

In 1997, Tyra was named the Supermodel of the Year. Despite her amazing success in the modeling industry, Tyra also decided to try her luck in television. She began her television career with an appearance on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. Tyra was also featured in Felicity, All That, MADtv and The Price is Right.


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Throughout the years Tyra was cast in numerous movies. Some of the most successful ones include Love & Basketball, Life-Size, Coyote Ugly, Halloween: Resurrection; Eight Crazy Nights, Tropic Thunder, Hannah Montana: The Movie.

Nowadays, Tyra is the host of America’s Next Top Model, the co-creator of True Beauty and the host of her own talk-show, The Tyra Banks Show. It surely seems that the star is extremely successful, all her shows having millions of fans all around the United States, but not only. There is no wonder after all that Tyra has several times been ranked among the most successful people in the world by Time magazine.

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America’s Next Top Model: The Girls Go To Jamaica

Filed under: American Next Top Model - 09 Nov 2012  | Spread the word !

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As the 19th season of America’s Next Top Model is getting closer to its finale, things are really interesting. The Girls Go To Jamaica is the newest episode of America’s Next Top Model. Now, there are only 6 girls left in the competition, but things are  tougher than ever. One of the previously eliminated girls has already come back to the show. She also joined the group on the road to Jamaica, news that wasn’t that well received by the other contestants.

Leila’s return to the America’s Next Top Model house was not seen with good eyes by the other models. Leila has always been seen as a huge competition by the girls, so there is no wonder after all that her return to the house was not that appreciated.

Every girl cried when hearing about Leila’s elimination from America’s Next Top Model, but they were not that happy about the return. After all, this is a competition and the purpose is to win the title. This is what every girl dreams of.


American’s Next Top Model Cycle 19, Leila returns

On the other hand, scandals seem to continue into the house, as Victoria recently told Tyra that she feels bullied by the other girls. However, it looks like Victoria enjoys this, as she keeps herself away from the group and plays the role of the victim.

Either way, the models are going to enjoy a wonderful Jamaican experience. They choose their rooms at the Half Moon Resort, where they will be staying for the whole period. Laura, last week’s winner, was favored for her success, but all the girls got to sit down with Tyra and discuss about modeling techniques.


Models show their dancing skills

Then, the girls dancing skills were tested and Nastasia and Kiara were the winners, as they did best in the dance department. The two girls were awarded with an impressive collection of jewelry by a Jamaican designer, as well as $10,000 for their scholarship found.

During their staying in Jamaica, the girls got to work with famous photographer William Richards. With this photo shoot, they tried to get the true essence of Jamaica. Some of the girls managed to do just fine at the photo shoot, while others did not make such a good job. The week’s winner for top photo went to Nastasia this time. Laura and Leila followed her, as their photos were appreciated, too. Victoria was the one to be eliminated.


Victoria is eliminated from the show

Following the elimination, Victoria declared: “I’m so frustrated at this point. I wanted it – I wanted it so badly. I think about my mum and she’s given me everything. She’s done so much for me and I wanted to be able to achieve this for her and give back to her in some way,” Victoria claimed during the show. The model also declared that she thought she would be to go far in the competition.

As one more episode from America’s Next Top Model has ended, we are closer to the moment when the winner will be established. All the girls have chances of winning, but only one will get the much desired title.

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America’s Next Top Model – The Girl Who Licks the Floor

Filed under: New American Next Top Model - 09 Oct 2012  | Spread the word !

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America’s Next Top Model Season 19 episode 7 has been impressive. This episode was entitled “The Girl Who Licks the Floor” and aired on Friday October 5 at on the CW.

The models travel to Palm Springs destination and on their way, they make three pit stops in order to take photos of themselves, meaning “random acts of modelling.” The models photo shoots are taken in dirty locations around the kitschy motel where they stood.


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This edition brought new partners and also a new judge. The prize for which the women battle consists of a career-launching prize package including Smashbox Cosmetics, Nylon Magazine and Nine West.


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The model who will win this competition will receive a fashion feature in Nylon Magazine, $100,000 cash, campaigns with Smashbox Cosmetics and Nine West, as well as a modelling contract with LA/NY Models and being named the face of “America’s Next Top Model” perfume Dream Come True.


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This time, the show has introduced for the first time a social media correspondent, Bryanboy, who is a top fashion blogger. He will use social media and fashion knowledge to help models and highlight their scores. Bryanboy will also reveal video messages and comments from fans and viewers.


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The new judge is Rob Evans, a popular former boxer and international male supermodel. During the competition, fans have the opportunity to comment and to send messages through social media and via mobile phones.


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The scores they give will be added to those from the judges. In addition, models who have been eliminated from the competition have the opportunity to return if they receive votes on their photo shoot pictures. Fans have a huge impact on this competition and they can save their favourite model. It will be an interesting season both for judges and fans and everybody is anxious to find out who will be the winner.

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