Not too long I wrote a Throwback Thursday (read here) discussing the rise, the demise, and subsequent cancellation of the long running, 22 Cycles of America’s Next Top Model. The Tyra Banks love child of big foreheads and outrageous fashion.
Surprise of all surprises came when it got renewed.
Not on a major network like the CW. But, picked up by VH1. The subpar imitator of MTV, although it does have one of my favorite shows Candidly Nicole. Hosted by the one and only Nicole Richie. Legendary daughter of superstar Lionel Richie and co-conspirator with Paris Hilton on The Simple Life.
The namesake visionary behind the show and Victoria’s Secrets angel, Tyra Banks will not be returning. She has too much smizing to do and a new makeup company to run.
There are a lot of questions that still remain. Who will be returning to host? Miss J Alexander? Twiggy? Leon Talley? Jay Emmanuel? Or will Tyra wipe the slate clean and start all over again with a ladder next to the judging panel (or was that RuPaul’s Drag Race?)
Although, if we’re picking a contestant from last season, I think Bello would a little bit of good crazy TV drama. Or how about that guy that hit someone in cycle 21?
We might just go for a new supermodel. No one’s heard from Kate Upton since she had her cleavage out on the cover of Sport’s Illustrated. And, I think she’s the easy, breezy, sort of, say it like you mean it, American blonde bombshell that could spice up the competition.
No matter who it is. I will be watching
There’s a strong possibility that the quality will dip. America’s Next Top Model is a staple in my wheel house of reality TV and I’m glad it’s back. We’ll have girls in lingerie, getting in fights in hotels, and walking on tightrope runways.
There’s no set date for when the new season will come out, but I’ll be sure to update you. We’ll see how bad the ratings dip. Who knows. America’s Next Top Model might be the fashion machine that never runs out of thread.