The All Stars season of America’s Next Top Model kicked off with its season premiere last night. It was always going to be a challenge for Tyra Banks as her multiple personalities all battle for dominance with the egos of the returning contestants. The opening sequence, where Tyra was in bed being haunted by nightmarish visions of herself dressed as contestants of previous cycles demanding to be allowed to compete once more, did nothing to soothe my suspicions.
So, Tyra Banks apparently agreed to do America’s Next Top Model All Stars to stop the voices in her head. As the battle for Tyra’s mental stability continued, as a success ion of familiar contestants we all know and love, hate or love to hate were trotting back down the runway. Why they volunteered to be made over, judged, humiliated and pretty much eaten alive by André Leon Talley, hoping to become America’s Next Top Model, is beyond me.
But for a while I was most mesmerized by André Leon Talley’s hat and Nigel’s miraculously appearing hair. Perhaps the pork pie hat tops last season’s fedora. But his hair practically stole the show. Did you have any idea Nigel could grow anything like that! So at least America’s Next Top Model cycle 17 has some new talent.
Even though it was the first episode of America’s Next Top Model, we had to say goodbye to one contestant from Tyra Banks’ crazy dreamscape. This week it was Brittany Bower who was eliminated. Note to self: the only one allowed to be crazy on this show is Tyra. Yelling “It’s Britney bitch!” is not compulsory, even with a name like Brittany.
What did you think to America’s Next Top Model cycle 17? Was Brittany’s elimination the right choice?