Posts tagged ‘ANTM’

September 10, 2009

ANTM Cycle 13

I watched.  I’m not 100% sure what I think yet.  I missed a bit at the beginning because I was making food.  I’m sure as the season progresses I’ll have more to say.  Especially after next week’s meeting with Wilhelmina.  Will be interesting.

Shout out to Sarah from Cycle 8 who came and hung out with us to watch 🙂

March 20, 2009

It’s done.

I sent my stats, a new headshot, a full body shot, and 5 photos in to the casting director I spoke with for ANTM.

Now… waiting.

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March 5, 2009

ANTM’s Short Season: Trying Out?

A lot of people are pushing me to try out for Season 13 of ANTM.  Even my fiance is telling me I should go for it.

For those who don’t know, America’s Next Top Model Season 13 will be for models 5’7″ and under.  It’s Tyra’s warcry to short women everywhere that we too, can rock the modeling world, like Kate Moss and Eva Pigford!  RAWR!! :blink:

Anyway,I’m going back and forth on it.  So I figured, why not see what my tens of thousands of dedicated blog readers think?  So folks, now’s your chance to shape my future!  I’ve made a poll… just input your answer, and we’re good to go!  Of course, I might not base my decision on poll results, but it’s nice to see what others think 😉 So start voting!

February 22, 2009

ANTM’s “Short Season”

Thanks largely to Roger Talley and www.newmodels.com, I knew that, as a 5’3″ Caucasian woman, I had no chance of being famous, or even well-known as a model.  Of course, locally I’m pretty well-known, but that’s because I’ve worked my ass off to network and build a good reputation for myself.

Sure, I’d love to have my face all over billboards or in magazines, but really, who am I kidding?  I’ll likely never be in a local campaign, let alone a major one, and I most certainly won’t be walking the runway for any top designers in major shows, no matter how fun I think it is.  As I’ve noted before, it’s best to not assume you’re the exception.  I know that I’m most certainly not it.

Now, normally, this would all not be a big deal.  However, it has come out that the next season of America’s Next Top Model will be their “short season”.  That is, the show’s requirements are that models trying out to be on the show much be 5’7″ OR BELOW.  Don’t believe me?  Check out their website, and read the eligibility requirements PDF: Top Model Cycle 13 Casting

And while I have little interest in trying out for the show (although the prospect of being close enough to Nigel Barker to touch him is quite tempting), it’s kind of tempting.  However, the show will be taped from April-June this year, and I’m getting married in June… and have no desire to be on some reality show while attempting to plan my wedding and get things nailed down.

I do, however, have to wonder what they’re going to be offering these girls, and if they’re going to be taking girls who are way to short to have a career in modeling (such as myself).  The website asks that girls trying out for the show send in a VHS or DVD of themselves, and that that video must, “at least include you showing us your best runway walk.”

Runway walk?  Really? Are these shorties going to be walking runways like the past contestants did?  I can already hear the results of the go-sees… “the designers thought all of you were beautiful, but said you’re all just way too short, and wouldn’t book any of you”.

So, I guess the point of this post is, what could Tyra and CG possibly offer the winner of the “short season” of ANTM that would be realistic?  I can’t imagine the contestants who don’t make it (as they always seem to be the more successful ones) would be going on to work major campaigns around the world, or walking runways in Europe for top designers.  Unless, of course, they’re all exceptional.

Any thoughts on any of this?

(Side note, my fiance thinks I should try out, and seriously just said, “we could reschedule the wedding”.  He thinks the exposure would be worth it.  I think he’s nuts.  He also just informed me that he thinks Nigel Barker is attractive.  We will surely be talking more about this.)

October 29, 2008

ANTM: She Shouldn’t Get to do That! She’s Atheist!!

Last week on America’s Next Top Model (ANTM), one of the girls won the challenge. The reward for winning the challenge was getting to do a holiday-themed shoot for Seventeen magazine.

That really pissed off some of the other contestants. Why? No, silly, not because the girl won and didn’t “deserve” it, but because the winner was Atheist, and since she doesn’t believe in god/religion, she shouldn’t get to do a holiday-themed shoot. They flat out didn’t think it was fair that the Atheist girl was shooting something that was religious-based. As you can imagine, much bitching ensued.

Now, with this week’s episode coming up, I’ve decided it’s something that needs touching on. I’ve also decided that if Tyra didn’t talk to the girls about this, she’s dumb.

If a client is paying a model to do a job, it shouldn’t matter what the model’s beliefs are. She’s doing a job. Period.

Now, before you all get hollerin’ about exceptions, there are always exceptions. There are models who won’t wear fur, who won’t pose nude, who won’t use products tested on animals… the list goes on and on. However, if a model chooses not to do a job based on beliefs, that’s one thing. It’s a completely different thing for others to try to make those decisions for the model, based on their belief that something “unfair” is going on.

Life is unfair. Modeling is even more unfair. Get over it.

Instead of spending the energy bitching about how the winner was modeling for something she didn’t even believe in, those girls should have been figuring out why they didn’t win, and should have been working on improving themselves as models.

But of course, if they did that, ANTM wouldn’t have a show, would they? 😉

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