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What in the name of Zob?

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Vogue

Vogue

Just in case you don’t recognize her, that’s former “America’s Next Top Model” contestant Analeigh Tipton in the last place you would ever expect to see a former ANTM contestant: on vogue.com’s weekly “10 Best Dressed” list.

Tyra must be so proud of not only discovering Analeigh, but also for teaching her everything she knows about fashion.  And this is probably the start of a regular parade of former contestants on the magazine’s website.  It wouldn’t surprise me at all to see Furonda there next, or maybe even Jael.  On that note, I wonder what she’s up to these days?

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February 4, 2013 at 3:53 pm

Happy Birthday, Dani Evans

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Dani Evans

Happy birthday, Dani Evans.  You know I’m a big fan, but I can never, ever forgive you for beating my beloved Furonda . . .

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June 7, 2012 at 1:20 pm

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Eva Marcille Gets a New Job

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Eva Marcille

Eva Marcille, winner of Cycle 3 of “America’s Next Top Model” is the new host of Oxygen’sHair Battle Spectacular.”  The last time I wrote about Eva was when she was on my other favorite television show, “The Young and the Restless.”  Despite an auspicious debut, her character, “Tyra,” was written out of the show not long after she arrived in glamorous Genoa City.

Anyway, I’m thrilled for Eva.  She’s just another ANTM alumnus who has been able to carve out a niche in show business post-Tyra Banks.  While it’s taken a few years for many of the show’s winners to get the ball rolling, eventually they’ve gained enough momentum to find their way back into the public eye.  Yeah, they might not be “Top Models,” but they’re probably having a lot more fun than the vicious snakes who spit their venom at anyone they can via online forums such as Reality TV Games.

Now if only my beloved Furonda would get her own show . . .

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April 18, 2011 at 3:39 pm

The ANTM Clearinghouse

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Furonda

Wow!

Just this morning I discovered ANTM 411 on WordPress.  It’s a site that answers the question “Where are the models of ANTM now?”  So instead of Googling “Furonda” and having to dig through piles of crap to find a nugget of gold (like the photo I posted above), you can simply click on a link in the sidebar.  The models’ names are listed first by cycle and then in elimination order.  It makes it all so easy.

I’m going to be visiting this site often.  It’s going to take a long time to get through the amount of information that’s already been compiled, and the author Modelscribe has a talent for digging up hidden gems, like my fabulous photo with CariDee where I got her to reenact her final two hug with Smellrose.

I’ve also added it to my blogroll on the right.  Go ahead — click it.  Tell ’em Auntie Fashion sent ya!

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September 25, 2010 at 3:20 pm

Never on a Sundai

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Sundai

Much to my surprise, Sundai was sent home on last night’s episode of “America’s Next Top Model.”

In a previous post, I compared her to Furonda, who also was eliminated from the show in fifth place.  However, the two girls were polar opposites.  Furonda was a photogenic girl who possessed all the skills necessary to win ANTM, except that she looked nothing like a model in person.  Sundai may have been the most telegenic girl in the competition, but she was also the least photogenic girl of the season.  Her portfolio was terrible.

For some reason, though, I thought that she was headed for the final two.  Previous horrible winners such as Tootie and Whitney skated on thin ice with horrible portfolios for the entire competition, so why not Sundai?

Anyway, I’m quite pleased with the final four.  My favorite, Laura, is still around, and I’ve become quite a fan of Nicole.  I could deal with Erin making it to the final two because she’s got the skills and a competitive spirit, and I actually liked Jennifer’s CoverGirl commercial enough to accept her as a finalist without reservation.

Dear Zob in heaven, is it true?  Has Tyra actually assembled a credible top four?

What do you think of this season’s finalists?

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November 5, 2009 at 5:25 pm

I’m like a bird . . .

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America's Next Top Model

Celia

. . . I’ll oldly fly away.

Too-Old Celia flew the coop on last night’s episode of America’s Next Top Model.  We all knew it was coming; it was just a matter of time.

I really liked Celia.  In fact, I’ll go as far as saying that she now shares a place in my busom with Furonda as one of my favorite contestants of all time.  Thankfully, I’ve got an ample busom where I can give each of the models the space they deserve.

There’s nothing I like on ANTM more than a contestant who wants to win and doesn’t make any excuses as she earns herself a position near the top.  I knew that Celia would never win ANTM — just like I knew that Furonda wouldn’t win — but it was so satisfying rooting for the underdog when she actually gave me something to root for.  Her campaign to get that whiny Tahlia out of the house made for one of the most exciting eliminations of all time.  In twelve seasons, I’ve only seen two more dramatic events at panel: Rebecca’s fainting spell and Tyra’s tirade toward Tiffany.

Still, I was even more enchanted by her competitive spirit and her awareness that she was partaking in a once-in-a-lifetime experience.  Celia took nothing for granted along the way and exited the show with the knowledge that she had been part of something special.

I guess that’s what grown-ups do.  It’s been so long since I’ve seen one on this show, I’d forgotten what to expect.

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May 7, 2009 at 8:47 pm

Tall and tan and young and lovely . . .

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Natalie

. . . the girl from Palos Verdes went walking . . .

Unmemorable Natalie was the latest contestant to be shown the door on America’s Next Top Model.  I’m glad that I gave her the name “Unmemorable” after the first episode because I really didn’t remember much about her portfolio until they showed it at the end of the episode.  Wow!  She really was dull.

Of course I loved her on the runway.  Who doesn’t love a model that can Aswirl?  I liked her in the house, too.  She was sort of snobby and rubbed a few other girls the wrong way.  Anyone who brings some tension to the Top Model house is okay with me.  It’s a shame that she couldn’t bring that same tension to her photos, right Tyra?

On that topic, what the hell is up with Too-Ghetto Aminat?  I called her that because of her voice.  I just knew it would become an issue with the judges because it always does.  But the real problem with this girl is her absolute lack of modeling skills in front of the camera.  She’s a lame duck in so many ways, including the manner in which she tends to purse her gorgeous lips during photoshoots so they look like a duck’s bill.

Aminat might be the most beautiful girl to stand in front of the judging panel in the history of this show.  It’s getting frustrating to see her taking such terrible photos week after week and then making faces while she’s being judged that could carry a cosmetic campaign.  Meanwhile, Unlikely Allison is stumbling into great shots on weekly basis.

I suppose that Aminat and Too-Old Celia could visit one of those back-alley plastic surgeons that Brazil is famous for and get Celia’s brain transplanted into Aminat’s body.  Celia’s skills are admirable, but she probably won’t grow into her looks until she reaches her thirties.  It’s too bad, too — she might be my favorite contestant since Joanie and Furonda vied for my affections in Cycle 6.

Oh, Furonda!  Why can’t they cast a dozen girls who are just like you?

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April 23, 2009 at 8:07 pm