04 January 2012

NTM (Next Top Model)

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Ever watched the series "Next Top Model"? (Normally "America's", "Britain's", "Australia's" etc)
These shows are my guilty pleasure.
Currently on Living TV they have reached the end of cycle 16 in America's Next Top Model.
In the US they have completed cycle 17 (the All Star cast)

The shows creator, executive producer, host and head judge, model Tyra Banks, launched the original show in 2003.
"America's Next Top Model" was born.

The aim of the show was to find the "next top model" (self explanatory right?). Each week the contending girls take challenges, do a photo shoot or a video shoot. Early in the competition the girls receive a make over. (There's normally lots of tears and moaning from at least one contestant in the show -quite a good episode) Each episode shows an elimination of one contestant. Some episodes shows a double elimination or sometimes the judges skip the elimination.

There's bitchiness, drama and break downs -well what else would you expect from a bunch of girls living together for a couple of weeks. They are bound to rub each other up the wrong way. Of course there are those few models that you can't forget.

It is a highly successful show in America and the popularity of the series is universal. It has reached many countries all over the world, being shown in over 170 countries world wide including Australia, Canada, Brazil, Chile, China, Germany, Hong Kong, Lithuania, New Zealand, Philippines and United Kingdom.

There has been adaptations of the show AlbaniaAustraliaAustriaBelgiumBosnia & HerzegovinaBrazilCanadaChinaCroatiaDenmark • Estonia • FinlandFranceGermanyGhanaGreeceHungaryIsraelItalyKazakhstanMaltaMexicoNetherlandsNew ZealandNigeriaNorwayPhilippinesPolandRomaniaRussiaSerbiaSlovakiaSloveniaSouth KoreaSpainSwedenSwitzerlandThailandTurkeyUnited Kingdom & IrelandVietnam

(Links from Wikipedia)

The prize for the winner is normally a contact with a top modelling agency, the cover  and a spread in a fashion magazine, a contract with a make up brand..........how else can a model get a better jump start to their career?

Winners of the past cycles

Cycle 1: Adrianne Curry

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 Cycle 2: Yoanna House

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 Cycle 3: Eva Marcille (formerly Pigford)

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 Cycle 4: Naima Mora

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 Cycle 5: Nicole Linkletter

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 Cycle 6: Danielle Evans (now known as "Dani")

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 Cycle 7: Caridee English

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Cycle 8: Jaslene Gonzalez

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Cycle 9: Saleisha Stowers

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Cycle 10: Whitney Thompson

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Cycle 11: McKey Sullivan

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Cycle 12: Teyona Anderson

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Cycle 13: Nicole Fox

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Cycle 14: Krista White

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Cycle 15: Ann Ward

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Cycle 16: Brittani Kline

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Cycle 17 (all star cycle) has been showed in the United States (and of course the winner you can find out online who it is) it's due to start to be aired on Living TV in a matter of weeks. Incase anyone doesn't want to know the results before the show is aired I'm not putting it up on here.


Tyra Banks although dramatic she is an inspiration to all the contestants. She knows what it's like to be a model and how the world of modelling works. She never sugar-coats anything for them. She is a driven business woman who encourages models and models-to-be. She is famous on the ANTM show for quoting "Smiling with the eyes" or shortened version "Smize" (she shortened for cycle 13). And looking for a "fierce" look. She wants to push the boundaries of typical model beauty and looks. From that she created "America's Next Top Model".

Tyra is one of four African Americans and seven women to have repeatedly ranked among the world's most influential people by Time magazine.

She has her own film and television production company Bankable production. It's projects include America's Next Top Model (2003–present) & The Tyra Banks Show (2005–2010).

She's even written a novel "modelland", which was published in September 2011 which is said to be based on her own similar experience in the modelling world. In 1998 she was the named author of "Tyra's Beauty Inside & Out".

Image from http://modelsss.blogspot.com/2011/04/tyra-banks.html

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