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America's Next Top Model Cycle 12
« on: January 12, 2009, 11:59:58 PM »
America's Next Top Model Cycle 12

AMERICA'S NEXT TOP MODEL RETURNS!

If you wondering when Tyra Banks and her America’s Next Top Model crew will be back with another round of would-be models, never fear.

Series' judge and resident photographer Nigel Barker, spilled the beans to my fellow blogger, Valerie Nome, at the Haiti: Hunger and Hope art exhibition  in New York City last week.

“We just finished shooting our last season, and it will be on air again in March or April,” Nigel said.

“We start shooting season 13 in May and season 14 in September. It’s never-ending! I hope you’re not bored of my face. I’m not going anywhere.”

Nigel admits he’s really not interested in “being on another TV show,” but we hear he could be convinced to make a guest appearance on one saucy NYC series: Gossip Girl!

“If there’s a reason for it. I’ve done a few cameos before,” he says. “I’m not an actor. That’s one of the things about being on a reality show – I can be myself. But Gossip Girl is fun. There are some pretty girls there. It wouldn’t be hard to shoot them.”

We pretty sure you wouldn't, Nigel. Speaking of Gossip Girl, on tonight’s episode, Bart Bass’ will is read. Wonder who will clean up with that one!

Gossip Girl airs Mondays at 8 p.m. on The CW.

Link to the article: http://www.ok-magazine.com/blog/post/11240/America's-Next-Top-Model-returns!


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Re: America's Next Top Model Cycle 12
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2009, 01:29:01 PM »

"AMERICA'S NEXT TOP MODEL" RETURNS WITH AN ALL-NEW CYCLE AND 13 NEW HOPEFULS ON WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 25 ON THE CW

Released by The CW

The CWs hit series AMERICAS NEXT TOP MODEL returns for cycle 12 with 13 finalists from across the country fighting to make their dreams of becoming a top model a reality on Wednesday, February 25 (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET) with encore performances on Fridays (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET).

"AMERICAS NEXT TOP MODEL" CYCLE 12 PARTICIPANTS:

Name: ALLISON

Age: 20

Hometown: New Orleans, Louisiana

Occupation: Artist

Name: AMINAT

Age: 21

Hometown: Union, New Jersey

Occupation: Student

Name: CELIA

Age: 25

Hometown: Cynthiana, Kentucky

Occupation: Designer Fashion Sales

Name: FO

Age: 19

Hometown: Albuquerque, New Mexico

Occupation: Student

Name: ISABELLA

Age: 19

Hometown: Barboursville, Virginia

Occupation: Aspiring Model

Name: JESSICA

Age: 18

Hometown: Bradenton, Florida

Occupation: Student

Name: KORTNIE

Age: 24

Hometown: Houston, Texas

Occupation: Non-Profit Organizer

Name: LONDON

Age: 18

Hometown: Arlington, Texas

Occupation: Student

Name: NATALIE

Age: 19

Hometown: Palos Verdes, California

Occupation: Student

Name: NIJAH

Age: 18

Hometown: Rancho Cucamonga, California

Occupation: Aspiring Model

Name: SANDRA

Age: 19

Hometown: Rockville, Maryland

Occupation: Student

Name: TAHLIA

Age: 18

Hometown: Phoenix, Arizona

Occupation: Student

Name: TEYONA

Age: 20

Hometown: Woodstown, New Jersey

Occupation: Loss Prevention Representative

During this cycle, the 13 participants live together and ferociously vie for the grand prize, competing in a highly accelerated modeling boot camp. The participants abilities are tested each week as they strive to master the runway and fashion photo shoots, perfect publicity skills and learn the business aspects of becoming a supermodel, all under 24-hour-a-day surveillance of the AMERICAS NEXT TOP MODEL cameras. Throughout the series, supermodel Tyra Banks, art director of photo shoots Jay Manuel, and runway guru J. Alexander mentor the participants.

Banks leads the panel of AMERICAS NEXT TOP MODEL judges, comprised of leading fashion industry experts. The panel consists of supermodel Paulina Porizkova, along with photographer Nigel Barker and runway expert J. Alexander, who closely evaluate the progress of the models to narrow the field each week. In addition, special guest judges appear to critique the participants within his or her area of expertise.

The winner of The CW's AMERICAS NEXT TOP MODEL will be managed by Elite Model Management. She also receives a $100,000 contract with cosmetics giant CoverGirl. Finally, the winner will appear on the cover and six-page fashion spread in Seventeen magazine.

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Re: America's Next Top Model Cycle 12
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2009, 09:51:48 PM »

America's Next Top Model Cycle 12 Promo 1


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Re: America's Next Top Model Cycle 12
« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2009, 10:47:41 PM »

America’s Next Top Model Cycle 12

( Projected Schedule )

Episode 1  February 25, 2009  8:00PM  CW * Season Premiere

Episode 2  March  4, 2009   8:00PM  CW
Episode 3  March 11, 2009  8:00PM  CW
Episode 4  March 18, 2009  8:00PM  CW
Episode 5  March 25, 2009  8:00PM  CW

Episode 6   April 1, 2009     8:00PM  CW
Episode 7   April 8, 2009     8:00PM  CW
Episode 8   April 15, 2009   8:00PM  CW
Episode 9   April 22, 2009   8:00PM  CW
Episode 10 April 29, 2009   8:00PM  CW

Episode 11  May 6, 2009    8:00PM  CW
Episode 12  May 13, 2009  8:00PM  CW
Episode 13  May 20, 2009  8:00PM  CW  *Season Finale

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Re: America's Next Top Model Cycle 12
« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2009, 09:37:30 AM »
Yay!! I will still be able to watch ANTM on CW!   :wohoo:
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Re: America's Next Top Model Cycle 12
« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2009, 04:01:28 PM »

I’ll pass along some incredible speculation and spoilers for Cycle 12 wow they did their homework.

If you’re NOT interested in knowing I would advise everyone not to look.

Link: http://honestlyantm12.wordpress.com/cycle12-spoilers/


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« Reply #6 on: February 01, 2009, 06:01:53 PM »
WOW! Thanks MG for the spoiler!   :hearts:

Note to self: Set the DVR to record!
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Re: America's Next Top Model Cycle 12
« Reply #7 on: February 06, 2009, 03:44:52 PM »
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Re: America's Next Top Model Cycle 12
« Reply #8 on: February 07, 2009, 12:17:38 AM »

America's Next Top Model Season Premiere

February 25, 2009

Episode: 1

The 12th season begins in Las Vegas at Caesar's Palace with 34 would-be models participating in a photo shoot,

after which Tyra selects the top 13 contestants who will move into a loft in New York City to compete for the "Top Model" crown.

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Re: America's Next Top Model Cycle 12
« Reply #9 on: February 07, 2009, 12:24:52 PM »

America's Next Top Model Cycle 12 Promo 2


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t_qMXag797c


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Re: America's Next Top Model Cycle 12
« Reply #10 on: February 07, 2009, 01:01:15 PM »
An interesting article:

Clay Aiken to Appear on America's Next Top Model

After enduring countless barbs from Simon Cowell on American Idol’s second season, Clay Aiken is finally getting a place at the judges’ table -- on America’s Next Top Model!

A show rep confirms to Usmagazine.com that Aiken, 30, will be featured on the show’s April 8 episode, working with the aspiring models in an acting challenge. Later, Aiken will critique the contestants’ performances -- along with regular judge and executive producer Tyra Banks -- during the panel session when one model is eliminated.

Singer Ciara will also appear on the episode during the models’ photo shoot.

America’s Next Top Model’s twelfth cycle premieres Feb. 25.

Link: http://www.usmagazine.com/news/clay-aiken-to-appear-on-april-8-episode-of-top-model

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Re: America's Next Top Model Cycle 12
« Reply #11 on: February 10, 2009, 04:28:34 PM »

PREMIERE DATE FOR "AMERICA'S NEXT TOP MODEL" MOVES TO MARCH 4 ON THE CW

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"Top Model" Debut Also Expands From One-Hour to Two-Hour Event

The CW Network will move the premiere of the twelfth cycle of its hit series America's Next Top Model to Wednesday, March 4 (8:00-10:00 p.m. ET), one week later than previously announced. The premiere episode will also expand from a one-hour telecast to a two-hour event.

In its eleventh cycle, America's Next Top Model consistently ranked number 1 in its timeslot with women 18-34. America's Next Top Model is produced by 10 by 10 Entertainment, in association with Bankable Productions. Tyra Banks is the creator and executive producer along with Ken Mok ("Making the Band") and Daniel Soiseth ("Hell's Kitchen").

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Re: America's Next Top Model Cycle 12
« Reply #12 on: February 12, 2009, 05:00:58 AM »

America's Next Top Model Cycle 12 March 4 Promo


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iSSu4IGS68o

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« Reply #13 on: February 13, 2009, 08:04:11 PM »

America's Next Top Model Cycle 12 Preview 1


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BkYh6-sTg40&feature=channel_page

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« Reply #14 on: March 07, 2009, 12:11:48 PM »

America's Next Top Model

Episode: 3

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 11 (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET)

"Do You Light The Way I Look?"

IT'S ALL ABOUT THE LIGHTING The girls head to Bergdorff's in New York City for makeovers! After receiving their new looks, the girls do their first photo session with Nigel Barker and must light themselves up.


America's Next Top Model

Episode: 4

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18 (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET)

"New York's Finest"

SURPRISE! TWO FORMER CONTESTANTS OFFER RUNWAY ADVICE The girls learn runway etiquette?with Miss J and walk the runway in a Jill Stuart fashion show.? Two previous Top Model contestants surprise the girls and offer runway advice.? This week's photo shoot takes place on a New York City Sightseeing Tour Bus

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Re: America's Next Top Model Cycle 12
« Reply #15 on: March 07, 2009, 02:32:33 PM »
i allway wattch this show even though i no i am watching a train wreck,lol i guess i like other ppl drama it makes mine look so bleak.
it is so weird i fell i need a desclam :funny: :funny:
 any way my comment is wth with the girl who looks like the daughter on the incredables, realy and i can't stand that one girl who was in the bottom 2 i hope that was her wake up call and she deils it down some she getts on my nerves = i will stop watching ..
i like the hair and make up part of the show and love the clothes, also love photo shoots so there another reason i watch. i am clear to keep watching at least 3 epi's lol
tv junky needs help!!!!!

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Re: America's Next Top Model Cycle 12
« Reply #16 on: March 11, 2009, 02:27:16 PM »
An interview with Tyra:

Tyra Banks: Top Model Is "Fiercer Than Ever"

Tyra Banks has kept the Top Model momentum going, with last week's ratings up 11 percent over those of the previous season premiere. And according to the show's host, the 12th cycle is as — you guessed it — fierce as they come.

TVGuide.com: How does this season differ from past seasons?
Tyra Banks: Well, we are back in NYC for Cycle 12, and this season is fiercer than ever — seriously! The girls are actually put up in an apartment on the Upper East Side — which is so Gossip Girl! We have a really strong and unique mix of girls. There's also some very special celeb appearances — Clay Aiken, a close friend of mine, will actually pose as a designer, and Ciara will be making a cameo as well. And the final runway is beyond exciting — let's just say it was the most slippery walk-off yet.

TVGuide.com: What goes into picking your finalists?
Banks: We're always looking for odd, different, and interesting looks to expand beyond the cookie-cutter versions of what's considered beautiful. Aside from visual appearances, it's important to choose characters who are personally engaging. Aside from the entertainment value, I want to disprove the stereotype that all models are just pretty and kind of boring. The key is to find girls that viewers can connect with, and relate to in some way, but still find engaging, and fascinating.

TVGuide.com: What can we expect in this week's episode?
Banks: This upcoming episode is the highly anticipated makeover episode — the girls get made over at the John Barrett salon in the iconic Bergdorf Goodman's in NYC, and there are a ton of tears. Later, the girls are in for a treat when they get to shoot with Nigel Barker, and they also experience a Top Model first — they each learn how to light themselves in their photo shoots.

TVGuide.com: How true to life are the show's challenges compared to what professional models go through?
Banks: The modeling industry is harsh, and brutally honest. Our job is to prepare these girls for the real world of modeling. The girls really experience what life is like as a model behind the glitz and glamour. They have to live together like real models do, they have early call times and they're expected to participate in photo shoots even if they are feeling under the weather. At the judging panel, we don't hold back — they receive harsh criticism just like they would at an agency or on a job. Each girl who is eliminated comes face-to-face with rejection, and those who possess the persistence and drive to keep working at it are the ones who have what it takes to really make it.

TVGuide.com: We just heard you're looking for models under the standard 5'7 for an upcoming cycle. Why?
Banks: I constantly want to redefine, and expand the definition of beauty. This is really exciting for me — I've wanted to do a shorter season, and I really had to push hard for it.

TVGuide.com: After so many cycles, what has been the most memorable moment?
Banks: Throughout all 12 cycles, my favorite moments are always in casting when I get to meet the girls for the very first time. I see thousands of girls in photos and on video, so it's so exciting to see them face-to-face. I actually feel the same excitement and energy they do imagining that one of these girls will be America's Next Top Model.

TVGuide.com: Did you have any idea Top Model would be so successful?
Banks: When I came up with the idea for Top Model I was in my kitchen making tea. I truly believed there was an audience for it, and I hoped it would translate successfully to TV, but I couldn't have imagined that it would be what it is today. It's hard to believe we're in our 12th cycle. I'm so excited that Top Model has developed into such a recognizable brand, and I'm thankful to all the fans who continue to tune-in.

TVGuide.com: What's new on the talk-show front?
Banks: We're well into its fourth season, and we continue to tackle issues, and discuss topics with my primary mission at the core — empowering girls and young women. This week Dr. Drew will be on to help parents and their teens talk about sex, and on Thursday, we'll be discussing the very serious subject of violence in teen dating. And next week, we use special effects makeup to show three vain women who drink, smoke, or tan too much, what their faces will look like ten years from now.

http://www.tvguide.com/News/Tyra-Banks-Model-1003917.aspx

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« Reply #17 on: March 11, 2009, 02:28:43 PM »
i allway wattch this show even though i no i am watching a train wreck,lol i guess i like other ppl drama it makes mine look so bleak.
it is so weird i fell i need a desclam :funny: :funny:
 any way my comment is wth with the girl who looks like the daughter on the incredables, realy and i can't stand that one girl who was in the bottom 2 i hope that was her wake up call and she deils it down some she getts on my nerves = i will stop watching ..
i like the hair and make up part of the show and love the clothes, also love photo shoots so there another reason i watch. i am clear to keep watching at least 3 epi's lol

 :lol:  Thanks for the laugh tory, she is annoying

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« Reply #18 on: March 11, 2009, 02:43:08 PM »
ty for all the great up dating u do mg..
i wish i had u r s and will skills.. u tooo r feirce!!!
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« Reply #19 on: March 12, 2009, 06:58:01 PM »
ANTM Episode 3 Recap:

Top Model Episode Recap: "Did You Light the Way I Look?"

It's the much-loved loved Top Model makeover episode where tears were shed as the models' precious locks were chopped. And the girls are tasked with lighting their own photo shoot while posing at the same time.

The girls head out in their Barbie doll stretch limo (not very green these days) and head out to 5th Ave where they learn they are about to get their makeover's at Bergdorf Goodman's John Barrett Salon. Then, of course, comes Tyra's kitschy theme of the makeovers which is a secret agent operation where the final looks are kept "confidential" from the girls until its all said and done. Get it? Secret agent!

Here are the new looks: Jessica's hair is shortened with a little wave and red added to it (pretty). Sandra goes super short and blonde (nothing to write home about, but maybe that's her inner-ugly clouding my judgment). Allison is given long, blonde curls (she's right about looking like a mermaid). Celia has her long, stringy hair chopped and out came the tears (I'm still not sure about how I feel about this one). Nijah got her length exaggerated (meh, look too similar). Aminat loses the 'fro weave (which Ms. J then wore as a vest) and replaces it with a long, sexy one. Kortnie goes fire red (love it). Teyona gets a "long, juicy, jerry curl" weave (not feelin' it). London gets one of the most dramatic makeovers with her hair not only chopped, but bleached (it's growing on me). Then there are the two girls who make a scene. First is Natalie who refuses to let them cut her hair — but wait — she's just been punked because they don't want to change a thing. They just wanted to see her cry. And then there's Fo, who after her hair is cut short, she gets can't help but get jealous of everyone's long, luscious locks. On turns the waterworks at the salon, in the confessional, at the photo shoot, etc.

For their challenge, the girls are tasked with getting a woman from off the street and familiarizing her with Walmart's CoverGirl wall of products. Fo, Kortnie and Teyona's team is frantic and all over the place. Tahlia, Jessica and London do a great job teaching their model how to put make-up on, but not familiarizing her with product. Natalie, Nijah and Allison bring the product from the CoverGirl wall to the model, as opposed to the other way around. Aminat, Sandra, Celia Do a good job introducing their girl to the CoverGirl wall, and ultimately win the photo shoot for Walmart.com despite the fact Sandra doesn't say a word.

The girls are then asked to partake in a very nerve-wracking challenge — not only is Nigel the photog, but they have to light themselves with two huge flashbulb sticks connected to the camera. As each girl holds the two flash sticks to light themselves, three others remain as extras in the shots' background. How those girls didn't get vertigo from those flashes right in their face is beyond me.

Fo can't seem to embrace her look and it shows. She actually starts crying again when Nigel asked her about during her shoot. Kortnie can't "get in the moment." Nijah looks dead. London does awesome. Allison's shot comes out creepy, but good-creepy. The judges tell Sandra she still needs work, yet she's still all about casting stones in her little glass house. Celia does amazing both in her picture and in the background of others. Jessica looks mighty angry. Aminat strikes a "girl in the hood" pose. Tahlia needs to master her "tension." Natalie does fairly well. But the girl who stole the show is Teyona who has the best picture (despite the fact that Tyra is hating her hair).

The bottom two is none other than the weeping Fo and cranky-faced Jessica. So who goes? The pretty girl who ain't so pretty in her photos, or the one who can't keep it together. Tears make for good TV, so alas, Jessica is sent packing.

http://www.tvguide.com/Episode-Recaps/americas-model/Model-Episode-Recap-1003941.aspx

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Re: America's Next Top Model Cycle 12
« Reply #20 on: March 12, 2009, 07:01:00 PM »

America's Next Top Model Cycle 12 Episode 4 Preview


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LbyiD4EuRpc&feature=channel_page

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« Reply #21 on: March 13, 2009, 05:22:58 PM »

America's Next Top Model

Episode: 5

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

"Put Your Best Face Forward"

THE GIRLS STEP BACK IN TIME AT ELLIS ISLAND Cycle three contestant and model Tocarra drops by to host a slumber party & teaches the girls some helpful hints for a career in the modeling business. The girls get their fierce on when they go head-to-head in a posing challenge under the watchful eye of Benny Ninja. This week's challenge takes the girls to Ellis Island where they strike poses inspired by historical images of immigrants from the early 1900s


America's Next Top Model

Episode: 6

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

"Here's Your Test"

STRIKE YOUR FAVORITE TYRA POSE The house is divided and confrontational after last week's shocking admission from one girl at the elimination panel. During one of this week's photo challenges, the girls must model with their expressions when they are required to put their face on famous images/poses of Tyra

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Re: America's Next Top Model Cycle 12
« Reply #22 on: March 14, 2009, 10:49:15 AM »
i just watched this week epi last night, i love the hair and make up part, i have been a hairdresser for ever sooo... any way the guy they took them too was on an epi of splitends , great show btw, he was sent to a salon where they had goats on the property it was great and he was realy fun to watch.
getting bc to top model i liked most of the new do's but some not so much i love the red head and the bug eyed blond looked better but she did not need the extention jmo. and cutting all that poor girls hair off saying she had such great boan sturcure and then kicking her to the curb realy???? hated the hc and they could have left it long, it was not nessasery to cut it that short we have lots of tricks to make the hair look short for photo shoots u don't have to cut it all of and than give a lame excuse.
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« Reply #23 on: March 14, 2009, 07:30:26 PM »
i just watched this week epi last night, i love the hair and make up part, i have been a hairdresser for ever sooo... any way the guy they took them too was on an epi of splitends , great show btw, he was sent to a salon where they had goats on the property it was great and he was realy fun to watch.
getting bc to top model i liked most of the new do's but some not so much i love the red head and the bug eyed blond looked better but she did not need the extention jmo. and cutting all that poor girls hair off saying she had such great boan sturcure and then kicking her to the curb realy???? hated the hc and they could have left it long, it was not nessasery to cut it that short we have lots of tricks to make the hair look short for photo shoots u don't have to cut it all of and than give a lame excuse.

 :groan: I know poor girl how could they (:;)

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« Reply #24 on: March 15, 2009, 11:05:19 AM »
y oh y do i watch this train wreck of a show lol...i think the best season was the one the girl with the long blond hair won i can't rember her name, i think it is the only season the person i wanted to win won.. i have been dvring it on sat rerun and ff threw most of it i am sure i will do that after last week again, if i even watch it tyra is getting to uppity she is so stuck up i don't like it not one bit of realy humbel ness that i can see she is sooo fake i love it when jole mccale the soup makes fun of her..lol
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« Reply #25 on: March 15, 2009, 11:24:27 AM »
Heeeheee.. Tory, I forgot to set the DVR and missed the first couple episodes.. guess I haven't missed much!  :lol:
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« Reply #26 on: March 15, 2009, 11:47:53 AM »
Heeeheee.. Tory, I forgot to set the DVR and missed the first couple episodes.. guess I haven't missed much!  :lol:
not unless u r in love with tyra as much as she is in love with tyra.lol
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Re: America's Next Top Model Cycle 12
« Reply #27 on: March 15, 2009, 12:46:31 PM »

The CW has no intention of canceling ANTM and there is a huge fan base.

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« Reply #28 on: March 15, 2009, 12:56:30 PM »

ANTM Cycle 13 Auditions in New York  :ascared


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Re: America's Next Top Model Cycle 12
« Reply #29 on: March 15, 2009, 01:01:13 PM »
An interesting aritcle:

America's Next Top Melee: NYC Model Tryouts End in Disaster

New York police arrested three people following a massive stampede that erupted during a casting call for the new season of the Tyra Banks-powered reality contest—a melee that involved hundreds of people outside a Central Park hotel.

At least six people were injured, two of whom were hospitalized in a scene that left the surrounding vicinity looking like Fashion Week meets Thunderdome and shut down the auditions.

Police said they did not immediately know what triggered the crush of bodies, but according to the New York Daily News, the combination of would-be catwalkers (all under 5-foort-7 this season) waiting on line for hours and a broken-down BMW proved combustible.

A fight had broken out among some of the bystanders and then the car, spewing smoke, reportedly led to shouts that a bomb had gone off.

"The girls were running like it was 9/11 part two," 27-year-old Jennifer Brown of, Brooklyn told the Daily News. "I feared for my life."

Two women and a man were arrested on disorderly conduct charges.

In an understatement, the CW said: "An altercation occurred today at a casting call for the next edition of America's Next Top Model in New York City. Representatives of The CW are working and cooperating with local authorities on the matter."

Despite tryouts upcoming in Dallas, Chicago and Los Angeles and still a full season ahead, we're not sure Tyra & Co. can top this.

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Re: America's Next Top Model Cycle 12
« Reply #30 on: March 15, 2009, 01:16:34 PM »
OMG and i though going to the casting call for the biggest loser was bad can u amagin if that had of happened to me and insteand of skinny ppl it was fat ppl no one would live i tell u...
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Re: America's Next Top Model Cycle 12
« Reply #31 on: March 17, 2009, 02:38:35 PM »
 :lol: A freaking long interview with Miss J and Jay Manuel:

Miss J And Jay Manuel Dish About ‘America’s Next Top Model’

America’s Next Top Model was thrust back into the headlines last week after a melee erupted during tryouts for the show’s 13th cycle in New York City. There were three arrests, six people hospitalized with injuries, numerous cries of foul, and finally a statement from the show’s star and executive producer Tyra Banks, saying that she and her producers are “doing everything we can” to audition “all the girls” who were dispersed by police and didn’t get a chance to audition.

According to reports, the problem broke out when people waiting in line yelled “fire” and “there’s a bomb. People panicked, and since producers apparently didn’t notify the NYPD of the audition, there weren’t enough police to control the frenzied crowd. “If you’re going to have an event where there’s the remotest chance that the crowd is going to be bigger than you expect … call the precinct and make sure they know,” says NY Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

It wasn’t the sort of attention the show expected after a recent announcement it would allow women 5’ 7” and shorter to audition for the first time. But ANTM is a show about women who want to be noticed, sometimes desperately. While the violence was unfortunate, the show itself has broken quite a few boundaries, too. The previous cycle included transgender contestant Isis King, as well as plus-sized girls; this season featured a girl with epilepsy, and then of course there are Next Top Model’s openly gay panelists, Jay Alexander and Jay Manuel, who have emerged with Banks as stars and role models

While the country has spent years embroiled in heated debates about the rights of homosexuals, veteran makeup artist Manuel and the cross-dressing runway expert Alexander, aka Miss J, have carved out places on prime time without eliciting any shock or protest. In fact, the opposite is true. “It’s something I’m very proud of,” says Manuel, 36, who directs the show’s photo shoots. Born in Toronto, Manuel started out as a pre-med student and worked for the Metropolitan Opera before becoming a full-time makeup artist. In addition to Banks, he has worked with Iman, Naomi Campbell, Jennifer Lopez plus famed photographers Herb Ritts, Annie Leibovitz and Richard Avedon.

Alexander, born and raised in the South Bronx, was 16 years old when he first met Banks backstage at a runway show in New York. Soon he began giving her walking lessons. While dressed in drag, something he began doing to get into clubs, he was befriended by the head of Elite Models and soon found himself modeling for design Jean Paul Gautier. By the early ‘90s, he was a sought-after modeling coach, working with Kimora Lee Simmons and Naomi Campbell, among others. Now he commutes between his home in Paris and L.A., and laughs at the outrageous character he’s created. “I just say what’s on my mind and on my tongue,” he says. “I’m not a yes man. “If people don’t like it, I say, well, honey, I’m on TV looking outrageous –what do you expect?”

We caught up with the two J’s – Manuel and Alexander – right before America’s Next Top Model began it’s latest season. Though pressed for time, both were open, warm and funny – and a darn good time.

To let our readers know we mean business, let’s start with the most intimate of details. What’s your take on underwear? Is it necessary?
Jay Manuel: every model’s survival kit should always include a pair of heels and a nude thong. You need a nude thong. I think it’s essential. Yes, I think you should at least have that with you at all times.

Miss J: Yes. Each girl should have a nude thong in her bag - and one on her ass. A girl needs those things. Also, always take a backup. You never know when you could use an extra one. They should have one in flesh tone, and one in white. For black girls, if you can’t get it in the right color, dip it in coffee, tea, or brown dye.

Why does America’s Next Top Model work? What’s the secret to its success?
Jay Manuel: Well I can’t tell you the secret, but I can tell you why I think it’s a success with the audiences!

Fashion magazines were supposed to be that bridge between what happens on the runways in New York, Paris and Milan and the consumer. But magazines started getting very competitive, and as much as I love them and the high art form, it ended up being too far beyond the everyday person. It felt very elitist. It was hard to belong there.

America’s Next Top Model, though, became that aspirational thing for the everyday person. It made fashion real and more relatable. Remember, we’re not just shedding light on what makes a great top model, but the industry as a whole.

Then there’s that whole Cinderella fantasy that everybody has. And that’s really what this show is about. Models really do come from everywhere. You find them at the Dairy Queen, Burger King, and they are propelled into this high paced fast world of glamour. It’s something that everyone dreams about and wants to be a part of.

What do you think about the way your show has handled some big topics – like body issues, gay and transgender roles, for instance Isis?
Jay Manuel: A lot of people see transgender and they say wow, that’s bold. I tip my hat to Tyra. That was a big issue to tackle. Whether the public or the press either like or dislike something, she ends up being at the helm of the show having to take the heat. She stood behind it 150%. It’s a very real part of this industry. I mean, everybody forgets…I’m surprised no one has written about this, honestly.

We talk about Miss J, who is really funny. I love him dearly. He doesn’t walk around in a dress and heels on a day to day basis. He’s actually kind of a normal sneakers and jeans guy, but he did pave his way into this industry cross dressing and actually walking the major runways for Valentino and Jean Paul Gautier. And that, I mean, even though he’s not transgender, he’s definitely male, that just shows you kind of how the industry accepts that kind of culture and always has.

So I think it was a very real story to tell and bring forward. I think that it’s something that I am very proud of. People need to understand how open this industry is. I always say that this is the industry of misfits. You think of some of the creative geniuses like Karl Lagerfeld to John Galliano - even Tyra, myself… we were all these creative, kind of odd people in high school and this is our life and our business. That’s what this business is made up of; there are a lot of people like that.

Miss Jay, you are such an important figure on television, in that you represent courage and hope to so many.
Miss J: For the gay, lesbian and transgendered people, of course, because I’m being who I am on television and that helps. Lets face it, you have a lot of people who would just love to be themselves. I think Top Model allows girls to try to be themselves, but try to be someone different, as well. If that makes sense.

In what sense do you mean trying to be someone different?
Miss J: Because you have to be in character. You have to convey what the client wants, or what the designer wants. So you have to do a little bit of you and be able to add a bit of a character into it to be in this industry.

Going back to the beginning of your “character,” you starting cross dressing in your teens growing up in the South Bronx, which is a pretty bold thing to be doing at that age and in that neighborhood. What inspired you and gave you the courage to do that?
Miss J: I was running around in drag because I wanted to get into clubs. It was all about doing something outrageous in order to get noticed in a crowd of people and get into a club. Then that graduated to a little bit more drag couture. I’d look through the magazines, or even a movie like Mahogony, and I’d get so inspired. And then I just took it and went to the end of the earth with it. To me, it was just being me. It was me just being crazy. That was just my personality.

So this was just a nighttime persona you’d adopted, you didn’t go out during the day looking like that?
Miss J: No, no, no, it was just for going out and having a good time. It was about being a club personality. I wasn’t going out in the daytime in tulle and taffeta, eyelashes and chignons and flowers in the hair. It wasn’t that. I’d be running around in jeans, a t-shirt, and shoes…whatever.

It was around that time that you first met Tyra, right? How exactly did you meet her and what were your first impressions?
Miss J: I had no impressions. She was just another one of the girls who was backstage at a fashion show. I was there helping out, giving the girls tips on how to walk down the catwalk, and I was making fun of them. I was making fun of girls with bad walks and I’d name the girl and name the walk. I’d be saying ‘be strong here, don’t do this in this dress, walk like this,’ you know just giving free advice backstage. I was actually watching the fashion shows and thinking wow, if I was here I would know how to walk in the dress.

What did you think of Tyra’s walk when you first met her?
Miss J: She was quite strong but in the meantime she was all over the place. She was just giving me the Tyra stomp. So I said ‘you need to be more confidant here, less confident there,’ and it worked. I mean, look at both of us today.

How has your relationship evolved since then? Are you guys very close?
Miss J: Tyra and I are very close only when I’m sitting next to her in judging. That’s because she sits right next to me. That’s how we’re close! [laughing] Once the show is finished I go home. They live in the US, I don’t live in the US. So the friendship is really maintained just through email and the phone.

Jay, a moment ago you referred to yourself and Tyra and misfits. Do you still see yourself as a misfit?
Jay Manuel: When I say misfit I don’t mean it in the negative sense of the word. You know how the norm is, people think oh it’s Friday night, I’ve got to go out. Nothing wrong with that. But I’m personally not that person. I was the kid in the photography club on Friday and Saturday nights.

My parents really supported that creative side of me. One Christmas, they bought me an enlarger, used. At the time there was no way to hand print everything for photos. I would be doing these photo shoots. I have them all still today. I would do these shoots and set these set-ups. I’d take these photos and be developing my film and I was just so driven to that. I wasn’t doing the kind of normal thing that everyone else was doing, like hanging out.

And still today I’m kind of like that. Tyra calls me the hermit. I work so much that when I have a moment I’m the one sitting at home, or I have a house in Upstate New York and I go hiking or something like that. Tyra’s gone with me and we go up, we sleep in, and we’re like so removed from what people think we’re doing, which is like hob-nobbing and rolling around and trying to be glamorous. We do that for work! It’s hysterical. Last time we were up there she was sitting up there in her pajamas and her robe and we ate breakfast and were talking until 3 in the afternoon before we even took a shower.

I’d love to see photos of that.
Oh no we don’t take photos on those trips!

You were on the pre-med track and then you broke into the world of fashion. How did that happen?
Jay Manuel: I am fascinated with the world of science. I was on that track. But if you went back in time to Jay Manuel studying in his room as a kid and you looked at my wall you wouldn’t find music posters or the typical teenage things. You would have seen every fashion ad possible. Even Saks Fifth Avenue ads. I didn’t know what Saks was; I just knew I liked it.

Luckily, I realized early on that that was my true passion. To be honest, I came to that realization in the middle of a calculus exam. I was sitting there kind of contemplating my life and thinking of this trip I was going to take to New York. I was so excited about going to New York, and I thought hey, you should be thinking about this calculus exam that’s being graded on a curve.’ But I wasn’t And I just realized if that’s where my mind was, then that’s where my true passion was, too. And I followed my heart straight into fashion.

That’s really my message to all those out there. That’s why I love being a part of this show. This industry is a viable industry, and there are so many options where you can truly be a success and have a life. Everyone thinks, when you’re a kid in school, they teach you to be a doctor or a lawyer or an accountant, and those are great career paths, but you can also be a creative director, a hairdresser, a makeup artist, a model. This business affords many opportunities for those who don’t fit the traditional doctor-lawyer tract. That’s really the message.

Back to Miss J. You’re known for putting together some pretty crazy outfits and looks. Have the producers of Top Model ever told you to tone down an outfit

Miss J: First of all, no. What are we now, in cycle 3,212? Never ever ever have they said anything about me having to tone it down.

Number two, no one ever knows what I’m going to wear until I show up on set. They usually don’t even know what it is that I’m doing until, normally around the 4th judging when they go wait a minute, his hair is growing! Or, wait a minute, that corsage is getting bigger! Then wait a minute, is the collar getting lower? Oh Lord, what is Miss J. doing now?

Right, like the necklaces with the numbers from last cycle. Are they coming back?
Miss J: No, the numbers aren’t coming back this cycle. This cycle is all about the neck area. I’m very Ivy League and clean cut. I look like I’m 12-years-old. I’ll let you pay attention to that one.

Is there any one outfit that you look back on as the most outrageous, or the one you had the most fun with?
Miss J: I think the most fun was the Afro. That was the most hysterical for most people. It was heavy and I didn’t think about it in the heat. It was like Jesus, what was I thinking? That was a doozie. I’m my own worst enemy.

So what happens when the cameras stop rolling? Do you shed all of the layers of this character? Back in jeans?
Miss J: I’m back in jeans, a good shoe, and a bag. I’ve got a little Louis on the wrist and a nice leather bag. That’s work, but the personality is the same. It’s all about style and presentation and attitude and character.

Jay, on the past seasons have there been any contestants that you’ve really just disliked or not clicked with? And if so, why? Last season you had a lot of trouble getting Elina to let go…
Jay Manuel: You know I can honestly tell you throughout all the seasons, there’s nobody that I’ve disliked. This is a journey. When I’m working with the girls it’s a professional environment. I’m there to push them to be the best that they can be. That is my role on the show. My job is to make sure that each and every one of those girls walk into judging with the very best of what they can produce. I don’t stray from that line. I’m not there to say who do I like or who do I dislike? I don’t even think of it in terms of that.

Some girls need, their personalities kind of dictate, someone to hold their hand a little bit more.

For example…
Jay Manuel: Well Elina. You remember when we did the whole photoshoot which was based on the Fiercee Awards and all the unusual moments you don’t see around awards shows. That moment that I had with her on stage where she was supposed to be accepting an award and crying? That was a very real moment. I don’t think of taping a television show, I’m there to work. At that moment I’m there to empower these girls. Yes she would hold back her emotions so I just wanted to get to the bottom of that. Why is it that she feels she needs to put up this wall? For me it wasn’t about pushing or yelling or agitating her, it was just like why is this? What’s the root of this of not feeling good enough? Who told you this? Where did it come from? That was a real moment.

Afterwards everyone was like that was great, it was smart. I was like no, actually I was really there for her. Whereas other girls, they just need a push and a shove. I could go all the way back to cycle 3, you know, Anne. A lot of people came up to me and said, ‘Oh wow, you really hated Anne.’ And said, ‘No I didn’t!’ Anne and I got along and laughed a lot. She’s the type of personality that you have to push and shove her to get her to do her best. She’s one of those contestants even from cycles ago that I still talk to on a somewhat regular basis. She’s a successful model now, and I love her personality. So, it’s just how we deal with the girls on set. You have to suss out what’s going to help them be successful.

What’s your tip for a fierce walk for normal girls who don’t know anything?
Miss J: To teach a girl to walk down the street is not the same as walking down the catwalk. It’s not just about what you need, I want you to be sexy, I want you to be soft, masculine, strong, that’s what I teach. I don’t teach people how to walk to the office. People are like How do I walk to the bus? Well you just walk. Although some girls walk a little bit slumped over like a fladunkasaurus.

Miss, J, what exactly is a fladunkasaurus?
Miss J: A fladunkasaurs was some sort of mammal. What I think happened is some models were flying to an exotic island for a meeting, and the plane crashed and the survivors started breeding on the island. Then they developed a way of walking that made them all fladunkasauruses.

Have there been any that you recall from the show?
Miss J: There was one from cycle 200, 900. Lauren was scary. Then maybe Heather in cycle 9, she’s the one who had Aspergers.

So what do you do with these girls? They walk in and they’re fladunkasauruses. What’s going through your mind?
Miss J: Give me a shot of quick Top Model fashion. A girl walks in and I immediately size her up and try to see what her problem is. When a girl walks in to casting there is something to be discovered. So I can look and go her problem is going to be she’s crossing her feet too much, or her shoulders are too small, or she has no neck. Every girl has something different. Every girl should be confident. Every girl should walk like Tyra Banks or Naomi Campbell down the catwalk.

How horrified were you by Samantha’s style last cycle?
Miss J: Samantha, the linebacker. She walked like a defensive linebacker. And because she was bow-legged she was like a corn husk of a girl. She forgot about her walk. She didn’t quite get it together.

Was there anybody who was your absolute favorite, or had the whole package when you look back at all the other cycles?
Miss J: There were some girls. I don’t know if any girl had the whole package, but maybe cycle one…that was a rough season. In cycle 7 I wasn’t going for CariDee, I was going for AJ. She was my favorite. I just liked the way she looked. She was tall, but she didn’t want it.

Why do you say that?
Miss J: You can see it, they start to falter. The girls who don’t want it, they don’t push. In judging when we find something wrong with you, you start to collapse, you start to fade. You can see they want out. You know by the third or fourth judging they don’t want it. Their sense of drive isn’t there.

A lot of them blame it on the pressure, which speaks to the profession in and of itself. If you can’t handle it on the show, how can you handle the stress of the real job?
Miss J: You’re going to be judged by more than four judges and a guest judge.

What do you think a girl needs to have in order to win this?

Miss J: Well, I want a girl to have a fairly decent body and fairly decent legs to get down the runway, someone who can turn things into fantasy, but with a bit of a reality to it. Women need to be able to see a girl who’s 37 ounces walking down the runway and believe it. These girls have to go out there and bring some element of class to it. They have to be sexy and strong but also have a simple elegance.

Why do you think Twiggy didn’t work on the show and what do you think of Paulina?
Jay Manuel: I don’t even think it’s necessarily that Twiggy didn’t work. She’s off pursuing many other things. She’s a performer. She has a book. She has theater. Paulina is such a wonderful asset to the show and as much as I love working with her, I love hanging out with her. She was one of my childhood idols. She hates when I say that. She’s such a legend within the industry and she’s hysterical. She’s very opinionated and really knows this business inside and out. Even when we’re traveling from our abroad locations I always love being on her plane because she’s a blast.

Has there been one hysterical moment you remember with her?
Jay Manuel: There is one moment. We were standing once on set a few seasons ago, it was her first season and it was when we went to Rome and we did that special judging in the airplane hanger and I was on the judging panel. I was wearing this silver velvet Dolce and Gabanna jacket and my hair is silver and that hanger was all white. We were standing there and all the white reflects on you. She said ‘your hair is very white, that jacket is so silver and your teeth are neon!’ and she said ‘are they real?’ And I go ‘what? What are you saying?’ I’ve never bleached my teeth ever, which people don’t believe, but whatever. My teeth are totally all mine. I’ve never worn braces, they’re not veneers. She was so fascinated by that. It was really kind of funny. She wouldn’t stop staring at my mouth. I went ‘alright Paulina, enough! You’re driving me nuts here!’

Speaking of your hair. When you started the show your hair was dark. What made you decide to go platinum? And how long will it stay that way? Forever? Old age?
Jay Manuel: At 65, hopefully, I won’t have to dye it at that point. My hair is black. It was always something that I’d talked to Tyra about because I’d always been fascinated by this sort of superhero look that I’d seen. She kind of told me on a dare while we were doing cycle one to color it. I said lets just finish the cycle and I’ll do it right after. I promised her and then literally two weeks after we wrapped I colored my hair and the hair colorist at the time couldn’t really achieve what I was going for. It was really always supposed to be this silver look.

Once we got it to silver then I was happy. But sometimes when we travel and we’re on location you can’t find people that color, so I do it myself. Then it starts to go a little more blonde, but its supposed to be silver all the time and I try to maintain that.

Now with the whole fashion of it being en vogue with Calvin Klein and Armani all these designers coloring these male models hair in this silvery white. Everyone always says were you at the head of the trend? And my answer is it was just my schtick, I love it, and now its kind of iconic to me and I’m not going to change it…for now, who knows. At some point, it’ll go back to its natural color.

Miss J, next season the casting has been announced for all Kate Moss types, 5’7” and smaller. Do you really think a smaller girl can battle it out with the Glamazons?
Miss J: Yeah. Those girls don’t need to be 10’ 9” and weigh 7 ounces. They can do great beauty shots. They can sell beauty products. You might be walking down the runway with taller girls, but you can still walk tall. For the clothing challenges they might have to run to Baby Gap, though. OK girls, lets go to the kids department.

Do you enjoy the makeover challenges, where you can really get in a change a girls look completely?
Miss J: Well normally Tyra sits down with the team and decides that. I’m not normally a part of the process. But we definitely know that no one is perfect, and not every makeover is perfect. Lets face it, we’re not working with perfect girls, are we now?

Well no one is perfect anyway.
Miss J: Except for me, darling. I make no mistakes. Miss J. is perfect perfect perfect.

Do you think all women should have that attitude?
Miss J: All women should carry the attitude of I’m comfortable, I’m confident, and I can accept change. Sometimes we don’t like change, but you have to accept it. Women need to think this stuff, not just models.

Men, too. I know a lot of men who aren’t nearly as confident as some women. When you’re going to go into the fashion and modeling business, you can’t be weak. People will tear you down. You have to be strong and confident.

Did you ever struggle with your self confidence?
Miss J: No, I was born with it. I know certain things aren’t perfect, but because I walk on this level and have this attitude, you don’t know that they’re not perfect, now do you?! If I didn’t have this confidence I wouldn’t be on TV talking as outrageous as I do. People have said and written horrible things about me, but that’s fine. I woke up this morning without an ache or pain and I’m fine.

Who has the best walk out of all of you?
Miss J: Don’t be silly. You know of course I have the best walk and the best legs out of all of them.

http://www.fancast.com/blogs/tv-news/miss-j-and-jay-manuel-dish-about-americas-next-top-model/

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Re: America's Next Top Model Cycle 12
« Reply #32 on: April 04, 2009, 02:46:11 PM »
 :lol: can't wait for this one

AMERICA'S NEXT TOP MODEL

Episode: 7

Air Date: April 8, 2009

"Acting Like A Model"

AMERICAN IDOLS STAR CLAY AIKEN IS A GUEST JUDGE IN THE EPISODE

The girls are surprised to learn they will be working opposite Clay Aiken during an acting challenge.?

Cycle 11 winner, McKey, stops by to offer support while the girls prepare for their CoverGirl commercial (#1207).


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Re: America's Next Top Model Cycle 12
« Reply #33 on: April 04, 2009, 02:47:55 PM »
Video preview with Aiken:

America's Next Top Model Cycle 12 Episode 7 & 8 Preview


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FCLAi3z2jWE

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Re: America's Next Top Model Cycle 12
« Reply #34 on: April 04, 2009, 02:52:45 PM »

AMERICA'S NEXT TOP MODEL

Episode: 8

Air Date: April 15, 2009

RECORDING ARTIST CIARA JOINS THE GIRLS FOR A PHOTO SHOOT AND THE OVERSEAS LOCATION IS REVEALED

The remaining girls freak when Grammy Award-winning recording artist Ciara shows up at their apartment to offer some words of advice.

The girls then join Ciara on the musical stage for a photo shoot. During elimination panel, Tyra reveals the overseas location.

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Re: America's Next Top Model Cycle 12
« Reply #35 on: May 18, 2009, 08:05:46 AM »
And the winner is: Teyona!



Top Model  Episode Recap: "America's Next Top Model Is..."


    * May 14, 2009 10:51 AM ET
    * by Gina DiNunno
   
The final three models compete for the title of America's Next Top Model in the 12th season finale. After they shoot their CoverGirl commercial, two are chosen to walk — and crawl — down the final runway.

The episode opens with Aminat, Allison and Teyona getting "Tyra Mail" and scripts for the CoverGirl commercial. They meet up with Jay, who tells them they won't just just be in the commercial, but in a print ad as well. The winner will get to be in a national ad featured in Wal-Mart stores across the country. McKey introduces the girls to the product they'll be pushing — and she's clearly still as awkward on camera as she was last season.

Aminat looks almost Botoxed, as she's unable to show any facial expression during the shoot. Allison looks amazing, but forgets her script. Teyona's nerves get the best of her and she fumbles. She basically hits a wall and starts to break down and cry. Somehow she rallies for her next take and photo shoot, but she beats herself up later that night.

They head to the panel to decide which two will walk in a Rosa Cha fashion show. Teyona's commercial is first and it's fumble after fumble. Cue the water works. The judges seem sympathetic — especially Paulina. Teyona's photo comes out amazing and Tyra says it's the "epitome of smiling with her eyes." Next is Allison, who gets an "it's OK" from the judges. Her shoot comes out great as well. Aminat is last and the judges really like her commercial. Her film, however, is lacking — again she needs to get control of her facial muscles. Allison is the first finalist selected. It's down to two. There's Aminat, whose commercial is great but who can't show a facial expression in photos to save her life. Then there's Teyona, who bombed the commercial but takes a pretty hot picture. Teyona is the one who stays. The two remaining models head off to pose for their Seventeen cover shoot.

Allison and Teyona get made up for the runway walk and are told they have to do the Brazilian stomp down the runway. The first walk is nothing out of the ordinary — they just have to be as fierce as possible while wearing what look like tiny clown hats and feathers. For their next walk, they need to step it up into a dance-like walk while wearing huge headdresses. Their final walk is definitely something you don't see everyday: Both girls, and several other male and female models, are covered in black grease and crawl and writhe down the runway together. It looks kind of like a mud- and grease-soaked orgy. Teyona's weave falls off and she twirls it in the air like a stripper. Hot.

The time comes for the final decision and the girls arrive to panel in their designer bikinis. The judges are surprised by how well Allison walked. They thought Teyona was amazing as well, even though she seemed robotic at times. The judges go through past photo shoots to compare both models' past performances. Both have some amazing and not-so-amazing pictures, and the critique is pretty even. The judges go back-and-forth over who should win. It's going to be close.

So who wins Season 12? Teyona. Allison leaves, taking her loss really well, and Teyona heads out for her winner's shoot with Tyra.

Source: http://www.tvguide.com/Episode-Recaps/americas-model/Top-Model-Finale-1006049.aspx?rss=news&partnerid=spi&profileid=05
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Re: America's Next Top Model Cycle 12
« Reply #36 on: May 18, 2009, 08:06:52 AM »
What a finale catwalk!


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Re: America's Next Top Model Cycle 12
« Reply #37 on: May 18, 2009, 08:13:41 AM »
Fired! Paulina Porizkova is out! (I liked her, too bad!)



Paulina Porizkova Fired from America's Next Top Model
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
             
Looks like tomorrow's finale won't just be Allison, Aminat, and Teyona's last time on America's Next Top Model, the finale will also be judge Paulina Porizkova's last ANTM appearance. During an apperance on tonight's Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Paulina says she was let go by Tyra Banks and America's Next Top Model.

When Craig Ferguson asked Paulina how it was working with Tyra Banks, Paulina broke the shocking news. "Listen, do you know why I am in Los Angeles...because I am looking for a job. Because I was fired by America's Next Top Model on my birthday." A birthday firing? Ouch!
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A quick wikipedia check reveals that Paulina's birthday was April 9th, so the supermodel stunner was fired just over a month ago. It sounds like no love is lost between Paulina and her now former employer, "The reason I was told I was fired was because, it seemed that America's Next Top Model has gotten too fat and they needed to cut some fat and the fat was me." Double meow! Telling a former model you're firing her to cut the fat on her birthday? Paulina must have done something serious to piss off the Goddess of Fierce. Paulina later said she figured the other reason she was fired was, "My gigantic huge ego. Which I wasn't aware of until I was told by the producers that I have an ego problem." Sounds like it was not a pleasant ending for either party.

Paulina joined America's Next Top Model as a judge during Cycle 10 as a replacement for Twiggy. Twiggy, of course, replaced the original Supermodel judge Janice Dickinson. Since joining the cast, Paulina has had more interaction with the contestants than any other judge. She's mentored the girls on several challenges this Cycle including the acting teach with Clay Aiken and last week's samba challenge. Though Paulina lacked the enjoyable evilness of Janice Dickinson and the blunt, but cheery sounding honesty of Twiggy; she has become an integral part of judge's panel and the show itself. This cycle Paulina has picked up her personality and harshened her criticisms, which has garnered her more screen time than ever; while simultaneously decreasing her popularity among fans.

The real question now on every ANTM fan's lips is, who will replace Paulina? If it really was about ANTM cutting fat, it's conceivable that no one would replace Paulina and the panel would shrink to four judges. On the other hand, if Paulina's firing was about personality, which an over-the-phone birthday firing certainly alludes to Tyra and Co. could be looking for a new supermodel personality to fill the open spot. No matter how much we beg, we're pretty sure Tyra won't be bring Janice back, so which model do you think would make a good ANTM judge? Maggie Rizer has done great work as a guest judge on Make Me A Supermodel, maybe she'd be interested in the job. If Tyra didn't want another model stealing her spotlight, now would be the perfect time to bring Mister Jay on to the judge's panel.

Source: http://www.buddytv.com/articles/americas-next-top-model/paulina-porizkova-fired-from-a-28599.aspx
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