Monday, March 16, 2009

I guess I need To Watch America's Next Top Model


I'm sure by now you have seen the video of the casting call for ANTM over the weekend. Apparently the crowd went nuts and stampeded because they wanted to be first in line to be a model. Or it could have been someone was passing out free samples of a new weight loss pill. Either way, what got to me about the whole mess is that there were a LOT of people at the casting call. Judging from the video, it might not have been American Idol big, but there were way more people than a casting call for say, Paris Hilton's BFF.

Maybe I should start watching ANTM. I have always resisted, because for one you know I dislike Tyra Banks. Anyone who treats her employees as poorly as she does should not be rewarded in life with the opportunity to hire more of them. Second, with the exception of the crazy one who married Peter Brady, have any of them actually been America's Top Model? Even though an Idol winner's career might be very short, they generally do get at least one number one song out of it.

I can't believe that many people showed up to the casting call. Maybe I do need to watch the show this year. Hmmm. See? This little incident is getting me to watch. I wonder if Tyra was behind it. Maybe she dropped a ten dollar bill on the sidewalk and told her employees to fight for it because it was the only bonus they were going to get all year.

30 comments:

Pookie said...

yoanna remains the prettiest one of them all, and the one w/ an actual semblance of class. i wonder if her career took off?

Goodgrief said...

I have never watched it and I don't ever intend to.

canadachick said...

Cattle call more like it not casting call......that was stampeding.....

Wonder Woman said...

joanna is beautiful, pookie, agreed!

it says in the video someone yelled 'there is a bomb' when a car overheated and that's the reason for the stampede.

oh, and i was really happy when 'plus sized' (aka normal sized) Whitney won last year!

Mooshki said...

If you do decide to watch, go online and catch up on the makeover episode. That's usually the best ep of each cycle. Warning: in addition to the hundreds of pictures of Tyra they always shove into each episode, there's now a short "Tyra is awesome" video clip before judging. If you don't fast-forward through it, it'll be like nails pounding into your brain. No, something worse than that, because at that point you'll probably be wishing for your brain to be destroyed...

nichole said...

ANTM is one of my guilty pleasure TV shows. My sister and I watch and text back and forth during it. The makeover episodes are always the best episodes of the season. My faves? A lot of the times its the ones who didn't win: Shannon, Nik, Chantal.

ureallyannoyme said...

The NYPD said it wasn't told about the call which is why there weren't more officers or crowd control gates. They've had some experience handling crowds, you know.

I'm hoping the organizers face criminal charges in addition to the inevitable civil suits. They're lucky it ended as well as it did.

Jungle007 said...

Gotta disagree with you about Whitney Wonder Woman... As much as I'm glad a "plus-sized" girl finally won, I thought Whitney was a fake fugly bitch...

Yea, so obviously i watch the show. I don't hate Tyra either (I never knew she treated her staff poorly-- can anyone pls explain? I must have missed those posts! I know about Naomi C, not Tyra...)

jenna (original) said...

It's because this year they opened it up to people who were 5'7'' and under.

Mooshki said...

Jungle, I hated Whitney too. Here's a couple of the Tyra stories: Tyra sucks #1 Tyra sucks #2

Jungle007 said...

Oh my Mooshki.. Just read the first one, that is horrible! Just the fact that they didn't cater to those children at all (and one was blind!!) while they were making over their mother is so inexcusable!
And a purse for an armless woman??? Would have been sweet if it was a special purse made just for her, but regular purse, and she should be grateful cuz it's over-priced??!!

Shitcakes...

K, reading tyra sucks #2...

selenakyle said...

What'd they do, hire the same temp security that Wal-Mart did over Christmas?

Harriet Hellfire said...

It's totally a guilty pleasure of mine. I love Mr. and Ms. Jay and I want them to give me makeovers and teach me how to walk. Yes, I am a little teapot, short and stout, but a girl can dream, can't she?

Mooshki said...

Selena, I don't think they hired any security. I bet they estimated attendance by previous casting calls, and forgot that by opening it up to the short girls they'd get all the skanks who have been dying to try out for years, but couldn't until now.

califblondy said...

I think Jasmine, the anorexic one and the one who changed her last name (Pigford) have had real jobs since being on the show. I used to like Tyra, but she's too full of herself. The other judges make the show, not Tyra. I stopped watching every episode when the seasons started running into each other. Crap, even Survivor gives us a little break.

selenakyle said...

I'll occasionally catch the marathons of past years and cannot tear my eyes away when Nigel is on. GD if he is not hot as HADES!!!

And love Jay.

Mooshki said...

Selena, he sure is. I think his wife made them put her on the show last cycle because she wanted the world to know he's taken. I doubt it worked.

I forgot to say, the main reason to watch ANTM is so you can appreciate Rich's recaps on FourFour. They're genius.

jax said...

hate this show. don't watch it.
i can't stand chicks like that in person,why would i sit and watch them for an hour.

plus Tyra is a biotch to her staff as Enty's has reported (McDonald's cold burgers anyone?)

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J said...

The first season is still the best and a classic, since the editing was pretty clumsy at best during those days. And you'd like Elyse Sewell. I stopped watching a while ago and now indulge in GNTM with Heidi Klum instead. And Iman in Project Runway Canada, whenever I get sick of HK.

Norah said...

my sister tried out.
she said so many uggos where there.

dude the first...6 seasons where awesome.
now it failes.

Mooshki said...

It's so sick and twisted, too. They cast a girl who has epilepsy, made her walk a runway with strobe lights, then when she didn't have a seizure they kicked her off.

Harriet Hellfire said...

Haha, Mooshki, I thought exactly the same thing...I was wondering if, had she had a seizure, that would have helped her stay on the show or if they would still have kicked her off because of it. I don't think she would have gotten very far anyway, too wholesome. My favourite this season is the one with the creepy doll eyes and a fascination with nosebleeds. And London, the Jesus freak.

Mooshki said...

I love London. She's the fun kind of crazy. Tyra wants Bug-Eyes to win so she can say "I told you so."

stiffkittens said...

Creepy chan for the win!

Maybe Tyra will smack her in the face, and fulfill Creepy's life-long dream.

You know what's funnier than anyone thinking these models will actually get work? The fact that people think Tyra is a high fashion supermodel.
She is SI at best, and hasn't modelled for ages.

The only reason people know her is because she fucked her way to the top (well, ANTM anywho).

Say what you will about Naomi (also a whore...) but at least that woman had a damn good career (it's amusing that Tyra thinks she was competition to Naomi!)

Jungle007 said...

@ stiffkittens- sorry, but I never heard of her fucking anyone to get where she is... Stories?? Tell!!

Cirse said...

My method of watching Top Model has changed as the series has gone on. It was quite serious for a few seasons, but once it began a CoverGirl product placement full-time and Tyra's talk show started taking off, her ruthless search for perfection merged with her desire to be a likable everywoman (read: Oprah), and now she casts people based on how ~tragic~ their stories are.

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Jasmine said...

Cirse i totally agree with you! I hate being 'logoed' to death. Enty watch it just so you can have a clear focus of your hatred of tyra for a full hour. I am telling you, its a freak show man. She is sooooooooo outrageously arogant now and while the challenges the girls have to do is fun i switch between having fun to glaring daggers at tyra off and on throughout the show/season. If you watch it keep cdan updated with any bitchy comments you want to make, it would be awsome to have a snarky antm post going here.
p.s. yeah, the big eyed chick is awesome, and i think the one with the scars is beautiful too. that was so fucked up how they covered her up the first runway.

B626 said...

Who you calling a Ho? Ho!!!
That's how the fighting began...