With the CW canceling America's Next Top Model on it's 22nd cycle, the real question is where will our next supermodel come from?
Truthfully America's favorite reality modeling competition did little in creating household names or faces. As exciting as Analeigh Tipton's role in Crazy Stupid Love was, she's hardly a household name. Chantelle Brown Young is the only one I've seen in high gloss ads and that's probably due more to her skin disorder vitiligo then her appearance on the show.
There have been so many great judges on America's Next Top Model. The judges are what make the reality show. What would Dancing With The Stars be without it's Bruno? American Idol without it's Simon Cowell? Canceled.
Over the course of 22 cycles I've had my favorites. I always liked Nigel Barker. Even after he went to the dark side and became part of The Face. I know a lot of people liked Twiggy when she was on and certainly Janice Dickinson was a good time for the four seasons she was a main host.
There was also Jay Manuel, although not quite a judge, he was vital to the show. He put on the contestants photo shoots. No one can replace him or his *NSYNC style hair. Not to mention Raja, winner of RuPaul's Drag Race made guest appearances doing make up on America's Next Top Model.
There are so many iconic moments on top model. Not just because of who Tyra is. We can never forget when she yelled at Tiffany. “We were rooting for you! We were all rooting for you!” The only important thing that ever happened on top model.
As sad as it makes me to see this icon of my childhood disappear into reruns, it really was time. I am enjoying Cycle 22. I'm living for Nyle and I hate how much I love Hadassah, but what can you do for love? Soon this will all be in reruns and we'll have nothing better to watch then The Face.
The only person who's happy about this is Naomi Campbell. Tyra must be devestated. This show saw it all. That time the media shamed her for gaining weight. Her telling us she was happy the way she was. Her losing the weight again. Tyra preaching the beauty of the big forehead. America's Next Top Model has changed the face of beauty. One bitch slap at a time.