AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL “Tyson Beckford” Review

AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL “Tyson Beckford” Cycle 17 Episode 12 – Of course America’s Next Top Model is nothing if not absolutely ridiculous claptrap, an amalgamation of the crazy and the idiotic and the anorexic beautiful girls and Tyra Bank’s asylum attitude. But this penultimate episode of America’s Next Top Model was something pretty special indeed.

Given the fact that the show’s finale will be located in Greece and it’s filmed in Greece and Greece is pretty well known for its magnificent culture, it would seem obvious that Tyra and her producers would give the models opportunities to delve into the mystic and beautiful world of Greek mythology. Alas, that would not be the case. Instead of checking out some Greek goddesses, we were treated to quite possibly the dullest segment America’s Next Top Model has ever done: the models had to make their own blogs.

I had no idea that these models had to sing, write their own songs and make their own blogs. But it happened and it was a pretty scary sight. Tyra’s plugging of her own book, Modelland, was fairly despicable in the way that America’s Next Top Model can sometimes be despicable when the veil of mockery is lifted and you see that she’s acting like such a twat that she puts you in the previously unheard of position of sympathising for the models.

The photo shoot was shocking. No, there were no Greek gods. If you want those check out Tarsem’s Immortals. Instead we were treated to Laura eating whipped cream. And Tyra sucking on Tyson’s thumb. Dear Christ. Why?

Tyra is either a mad genius with no regard for her own dignity. Or she’s a crazy person.

The video was hideous and Allison and Laura were in the bottom two, which is no surprise considering that the judges have constantly been up in Laura’s face and they clearly want to take Allison down a peg to make some manufactured tension about who’ll be the ultimate winner-because it’s obvious it’s going to be Allison.

What did you think of this episode? Sound off in the comments below.

  • I love your certainty that Allison will win, because I’ve been rooting for her since the beginning. Alas, I am sorry to say that most often than not, the ones I root for end up losing. I think maybe once or twice of all the cycles I have watched has my favorite won.

    Fingers crossed, this is another exception to the rule 🙂

  • Daphne2219

    Allison should win.She’s been doing a much better job from the other two and she is the most high fashion and fan favorite.That being said I am afraid Tyra is trying to make her look bad to justify Angelea winning the competition.We will find out soon enough :/