Hello New World,
Did you hear? America’s Next Top Model went through a round of firings. At first, I thought that the judges had bigger opportunities, to pursue. I thought that they asked to perhaps leave their contracts. I guess that was not the case. According to US Weekly Online, Tyra Banks shocked America’s Next Top Model fans when she fired her panel of experts — Nigel Barker, Jay Manuel and J. Alexander — but the show’s hostess says cleaning house was a necessary evil. (US Weekly, 2012)
Wow! My mouth was floored.
Let me start off by saying that I am not an advocate fan. I don’t own any of the seasons, on DVD. I catch the show, every now and then. So, needless to say, these are my opinions, on the show. I like Nigel’s work, and I think that they need a photographers opinion, on how the models could perfect their posing. I feel as though his opinion would be more so needed because he has been on both sides of the fence, as far as modeling and photography is concerned. They really need Miss J. to show these young ladies how to walk like models, instead of walking on knuckles. Also, Jay Manuel’s vision, for the shoots, are so awesome, that I secretly copy them! If the ratings are plummeting, then it is because each season is the same. I was an advocate fan after the third season. I think that the models that are chosen, look extremely similar to Tyra’s model pals. If not that, the girls seem to look similar each year. It just feels like each season regurgitates itself. One idea, that I sent to her FaceBook page was to do a season on plus size models. I have nothing against pin thin women, but another reason that the ratings, I think, are going down, is because thick chicks, such as myself, can’t fully relate to the models. I will say that it is a given that she has had a few plus sized models on her show, but none ever make it to final four. I could be wrong, because as I stated before, I don’t watch every season, but that would be a great start. Honestly, if they had to fire anyone, it should have been the producers. The ideas for new shows are recycled each season.
So, my best wishes goes out to Nigel, Miss J., and Jay Manuel. For Miss Banks, I hope this coming season was worth this change.