I recently had a conversation about the relevance of America’s Next Top Model. At one point, the Tyra Banks-produced reality television program had some of the best ratings in it’s time slot, and it was a “must watch” weekly event for fashion heads and reality junkies alike.
Since it’s inception, the program has extended it’s global reach by launching multiple international versions of modeling competition. However as the cycles continue, the program itself has become redundant, and has consistently dropped in ratings. After several attempts to inject new life into the show with gimmicks & twists, Tyra Banks and the team have announced that the next cycle of the competition will be an “All-Star” edition. Bringing back former contestants who did not win the coveted title of America’s Next Top Model will have the opportunity to come back and try again. The roster of girls leaked…and you can check it out below courtesy of EW.
Shannon Stewart, Cycle 1: The model who, along with Robin, refused to go nude got into the pageant scene, competing in Miss Ohio USA. Thus seals her fate as a future Celebrity Apprentice competitor and/or Donald Trump wife.
Camille McDonald, Cycle 2: McDonald apparently created a lingerie line called Lingerwear, which — like the Oneders — I’m guessing she doesn’t realize will be pronounced as it looks on paper: Linger-wear.
Brittany Brower, Cycle 4: The season’s goofball continued flexing her small-screen talents, appearing in Battle of the Network Reality Stars. So I guess an all-star Top Model, otherwise known as Battle of The CW Reality Stars, is a step down?
Bre Scullark, Cycle 5: Scullark has been modeling for Ford Models, appearing in Vibe and commercials for Old Navy. Also, I imagine, keeping her eyes on her granola bars.
Lisa D’Amato, Cycle 5: Turns out, the season’s “alcoholic [chick]” really did turn out to be an alcoholic! D’Amato appeared on season 3 of Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew since exiting the show. So, no, you should not expect her to make friends with Cousin It again this season.
Bianca Golden, Cycle 9: The model has been using her attitude for good (modeling for Korto in Project Runway‘s season 5 finale) and very, very bad (getting into a physical altercation withHairspray‘s Nikki Blonsky, which led to an arrest). She can’t stop the beat(ings)! Stop, Kate.
Dominique Reighard, Cycle 10: The contestant most often compared to a man(/soccer mom) participated in the Top Model spin-off Modelville, and has posed for Carol’s Daughter.
Isis King, Cycle 11: The contestant who was actually born a man (King identified as transgender) is officially a woman: Ty-Ty herself paid for King’s sex reassignment surgery, completed in 2009.
Sheena Sakai, Cycle 11: Sakai has appeared in an ad for Trojan condoms. Hey, work is work.
Allison Harvard, Cycle 12: The blood-loving contestant continues to model and stare at things
Laura Kirkpatrick, Cycle 13: Shorties represent! Since losing to Nicole Fox, Kirkpatrick has modeled for Steve Madden.
Angelea Preston, Cycle 14: According to her ANTMwiki page, Preston has “taken a few test shots.” Karma?
Kayla Ferrel, Cycle 15: It’s been under a years since Ferrel was eliminated just short of the finals, so, beyond cursing Ann Ward’s impossibly tiny waist, her post-Top Model activities are unknown.
Alexandria Everett, Cycle 16: It’s not clear what she’s doing, but one thing’s clear: Everyone will hate her. Or Bre. Or Angelea. Or Lisa. Or Camille. Lord, this Top Model cast has more villains than an issue ofJustice League.
I’m slightly excited about seeing this…especially since my favorite Top Model contestant Bre is in the mix. One person that would have made it even crazier… Jade. Everyone knows she’s a loose cannon. Should be an interesting mix. No premiere date yet, but expect to see this on your tv in the fall.