Steven Corfe writes:
I binged on a massive America’s Next Top Model session this weekend, watching five hours back to back. Want to know one reason why it’s so damn watchable this season? Hell, I’ll give you three! After the jump.
1. Tyra is bigger than ever this season. In terms of presence, weight and hair. Her batshit craziness at judging time makes her a dream come true in the edit room. It’s as if Miss Jay is pulling a string on her back to see what crazy shrieking judgement will drop out of her mouth next.
2. Twiggy is showing her age. Now everyone’s got used to a living-legend-and-fashion-icon being on the show (that’s what they call her – trust me. I’ve seen five hours of it), we’ve started to notice her peculiarities. Like how she says “For me” at the beginning and end of every sentence, as if to belittle her own opinion. As in, “For me, this wasn’t Cassidee’s best picture. For me.” Or how she’s a bit like Grandma at Christmas dinner, stuck on the drafty end of the table, two steps behind the conversation. As in not realizing that the manly model’s abs were sprayed on. Duh, Grandma!
3. Models running and grabbing. The best thing about this season is the weekly exercise in which the girls are pitted against each other in some kind of challenge that lets us see them run, dive, and pull each other’s hair out. It used to be a one-off headshot hunt to see which girls made it into the house, but now there’s a weekly excuse to shout “GO!” and watch the models run. There is no better TV than watching 12 skinny girls dive through closing elevator doors and fight for makeup. Take note, TV executives.
– Steven Corfe