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In today’s news of the weird, America’s Next Top Model winner CariDee English is dating shock rocker Marilyn Manson. CariDee was Cycle 7′s loose cannon, chiding Nigel Barker (“Did you just remove that from your ass from the last panel?”) and admitting to a suicide attempt during an emotional outburst.
Models. Can’t live with them, can’t live without them. Kacey was eliminated last week and true to form, she’ s been chilling at my apartment all week, gearing up for episode seven of ANTM. I’ ll be honest—my week with Kacey was a series of bad decisions that made me sweat. We had some very awkward mixers with the guys downstairs at Nino’s Pizzeria, sexted a bunch of ex-boyfriends, and saw three movies in a row, but only paid for one. It was harrowing and exhausting. I was able to watch some TV in peace. So let’s recap!
Two years ago, Whitney Thompson won America’s Next Top Model. While this would be a very cool accomplishment for anyone, it was especially awesome that Thompson won while being branded “plus size,” making her the first plus size model to take the ANTM crown. We love Thompson’s real talk, so we excerpted some of her interview with Sunny Gold over at the Huffington Post.
Hey guys! Remember Rhianna? Yeah, she was eliminated last week. But guess what. She’s here! Right next to me. She says hello. What’s that? Oh, I’m sorry, she says, more specifically, “What’s happenin, bitches?” She’s had a few too many of her homemade brownies. Anyway, we just finished watching episode five of ANTM and we’re psyched to recap. Right, Ri? Here we go.
When Sara was eliminated last week she packed her bags, but she didn’t go home. She came straight to my 400 square-foot apartment with a pizza and a sleeping bag. We’ve been lying around ever since, watching her eyebrows grow back in and logging on to Vogue.fr, just to piss off Vogue.it. “Take that!” we said with each hit. Then we watched Oprah (instead of The Tyra Banks Show), prank-called some boys, and waited for episode four of ANTM. And alas! It has now come and gone. Just like my “Sara-came-to-my-apartment” fantasy. Sigh. Alone I sit. Let’s recap.
This second episode in Cycle 15 was a little too pleasant for this reality veteran. I’m hoping it’s the calm before the storm, and by “storm” I mean “Hurricane Make-Over” which is gaining strength over the Pacific and is about to blow in next week. But before we get ahead of ourselves, let’s put some clapboard over the windows, sand-bag the levies, and review what (didn’t) go down last night.
Cycle 15 of America’s Next Top Model made its triumphant and high-fashion debut Wednesday night with a season premiere that featured Cynthia Rowley, accusations of racism, tears, and no shortage of Tyra-isms.
This week was full of highs (like all the fun TV news we got on Wednesday — Tim Gunn on Gossip Girl!) and lows (like American Apparel hanging on by a loose financial thread). If you’ve missed any fashion news this week, read on.
Sudan’s OK with fashion shows — so long as men and women don’t share the runway. Models, makeup artists and designers alike learned that lesson the hard way on Thursday, when over 20 of them were arrested for participating in the country’s first mixed-gender fashion show in Khartoum.
The day has come. Tyra Banks has finally returned to IMG. Here are her first Poloroids.
America’s Next Top Model season four contestant Brandy Rusher was arrested in Houston today, charged with misdemeanor resisting arrest. Houston’s ABC affiliate KTRK reported that police came knocking on Rusher’s door in response to a complaint about loud music. At some point, she pushed and shoved one of the officers, cursed at them and tried to run away.
America’s Next Top Model may be entertaining at times, but until Andre Leon Talley graced the judges table, it wasn’t exactly considered a high fashion show. The models never really took off and the grand prizes seemed, well, not that grand. (Seventeen Magazine, we love you, but you’re hardly the pinnacle of couture.) It appears, however, that ANTM is stepping it up a notch for the show’s next cycle. The CW has announced that the winning prize will now be the cover of Vogue Italia.
The September Issue made André a movie star, America’s Next Top Model made him a television star, and he’s already one of the fashion industry’s best known celebrities. He’s even written his own memoir! So what on earth is there left for André to do? Broadway, naturally.
André Leon Talley’s role at Vogue is undergoing some interesting changes.
Andre Leon Talley made his America’s Next Top Model debut last night and, as one might have suspected, it was wonderful. After the jump we’ve got a video montage chronicling every fabulous turn of phrase and a bonus clip of models falling. Enjoy!