America’s Next Top Model (S11)

America’s Next Top Model (S11)

Tyra Banks. Now that’s a name known all over the world. Kicking off her modelling career in Paris she did very well for herself until the whole starving stopped being fun. After she started eating again she gained what amounts to a small child, and very few agencies were interested in that. She then left for the land of the free (America) and started doing lingerie and swimsuit modelling, because the Americans like those models a bit plumper. She was such a good model that soon she garnered great respect and admiration, and like any good business person, she capitalized on her fame. And capitalized she did, from launching shows and writing a book, to selling beauty products and being her own company’s CEO.

America’s Next Top Model is one of her creations, which she has hosted since its inception. The other hosts include Paulina Porizkova, ex-model current-feminist, Nigel Barker, fashion photographer and also a feminist, and Miss J Alexander, a runway coach best known for his work on America’s Next Top Model.

America’s Next Top Model is a reality show in which a naiveté of contestants battle each week in challenges to prove they have what it takes to become the best of the bunch. The show’s 11th season contestants are vying for a modelling contract with Elite Model Management, a fashion spread and cover in Seventeen, and a US$100,000 contract with CoverGirl cosmetics. Everyone else gets famous for a short while, and some of them even go on to have semi-successful careers, so that’s a good thing.

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