CasaSugar Community member AHicks2 recently asked the Assisted Living group: "Does anyone know where I can find the sparkly gold curtains in the runway room on season 14 on America's Next Top Model? I'm desperate for them!"
There's long been that myth about models not being the most intelligent, but on this week's America's Next Top Model, a mama's decision making came into question. And, it brought a whole new meaning to the term, mother's milk. Claire, a 24-year-old contestant admitted to drinking her own breast milk and likened the taste to a light soy milk.
In the interview snippet that followed, the model explained that she's pumping so her daughter will still be able to nurse when she returns home. I'm not sure if something was lost in translation, but hasn't the catwalker ever heard the term "pump and dump"?
Last night's episode of America's Next Top Model was my favorite part of the cycle: Makeover time! Seriously, is there anything more entertaining than seeing the contestants get their hair chopped, colored, and shaved? Well, maybe the drama that ensues is more entertaining.
Some highlights: Heather looks more or less the same, which—mark my words—is a sign that she'll stay "in the running towards becoming America's Next Top Model" for quite some time. Sarah (the "plus-sized" girl who's all of a size 8, maybe 10) got a flirty blonde cropped 'do. Bitchfaced Bianca was supposed to go blonde, but because of her hair damage, it was out with the Wahl and off with her hair. (She's wearing wigs from here on out.)
Some of the makeovers were big improvements, I thought, but others made me wonder what was going on. (Janet's dyed black hair is a little too Romulan, isn't it?) Take a look at all of the girls and let me know whose transformation you like most!
Like many of you, I am a faithful watcher of America's Next Top Model. Even if it hasn't produced any actual supermodels—as Bravo's upcoming model search is trying to do—it's an entertaining show. Now, some of the "advice" Tyra gives makes me roll my eyes, mostly because it's made more dramatic for TV. But one thing Tyra is right about is the importance of looking simple and makeup-free on go-sees.
Remember Natasha—er, "Nata"—from last season? She has signed with Muse, an agency in New York, and her first photographs are coming out. Compare the simple look she's sporting in the Polaroid with the glammed-up "after" makeover shot from ANTM (which, frankly, is too DeBarge for my taste). I think she looks fresher in the T-shirt shot—more "working model" than "aspiring model."
Now, Natasha is probably wearing some makeup in these new Polaroids, but the reason she looks good is that the makeup and hair isn't over the top. To find out how to get this clean, fresh, "no-makeup" model look, read more
So this week's "ANTM" was the biggie, the one for all the marbles (er, money and lipstick ads) ... and it's the week my TiVo chose to let me down. So forgive me if this recap doesn't chronicle every step of the craziness the way it normally would, and be sure to leave a comment telling me what you thought were the best/worst/most ridiculous parts.
For the first challenge, the three remaining models were sent to shoot a "my life" spot for Cover Girl, speaking spontaneously and without any lines written down ahead of time. Sounds like trouble for Natasha, huh? She tried to sneak in a script she'd written, but that was a no-no, and she ended up awkwardly ad-libbing. Renee, meanwhile, initially started talking about how six months ago she had a baby and thought her life was over. The coaches gently suggested that the ideal "easy, breezy" Cover Girl probably wouldn't be so negative. Jaslene landed the glamour-girl gig by shooting her commercial in a limo, which brought out "cha-cha" to the max. The judges complained that Natasha's ad was too awkward and Jaslene didn't look commercial enough, which you'd think would make Renee a sure bet for the final two. But no! Instead, they said she looked too old — and too squinty, thanks to the sun being in her eyes during the commercial shoot — and she was booted.
That left Jaslene and Natasha to fight to the death at a bizarre runway show, so to talk about the winner and see a gallery of photos from the episode, read more