Wednesday, February 20, 2008

I know I said I wasn't going to blog about this cycle, but I can't resist a little review of my thoughts. I chose my favourites before, when Lipstick Bitches did a post about them and, based on looks alone, I chose Atalya and Dominique. I am very struck by how much Dominique looks like Lisa from cycle...(I can't even keep track of the cycles anymore)...from cycle When Nicole Won, And Was Therefore Corrupt and Wrong.

In fact, this whole cycle seems to be about the lookalikes. (I was very stoked to see Jael make a comeback...love her) Stacy Ann looks like Danielle from Cycle 6. Allison (who I like) looks like Sarah Silverman. Claire looks like someone but I just can't place it.
I'm sorry, and I know it's not her fault, but I can't look at Fatima without getting lightheaded. As soon as Tyra got a really serious look on her face and was like "You've had something serious happen to you, why don't you tell us about that?" I said "She's been circumsized". I could put two and two together...raised in Africa, Tyra's serious face. (On a sidenote, do you have to have something bad happen to you to make it on the show? Is there a section on the entry form saying "Check all applicable: Been raped, been molested, have an abusive boyfriend, parent doesn't approve of modelling, am a mother, parent on drugs, or OTHER".) I was incredibly disturbed, and I feel ill looking at her. And then I feel guilty for looking away whenever she's onscreen. HELLO, I watch ANTM to feel good about myself for not being a retarded, stuck-up, self-obsessed bitch. Stop trying to make me think about world issues.

Anyway, I might keep blogging about this cycle, I'm not sure. Let's see what strikes my fancy.

26 comments:

the iron chic said...

What?
This is on already?
I missed it.

alexgirl said...

Yes! Keep blogging about this cycle! You are too hilarious.
I don't really like Dominique, she looks like a tranny horse. & I know what you mean about Fatima, but I think I like her. I just hate her hair, and maybe if she ate a Snickers she'd be a bit easier to look at. But yeah, the whole "had to have something bad happen to you in order to be on the show" thing is insanely rampant! It's like: "Went to the grocery store, picked up dry cleaning, was raped by my father..." Jesus Christ!!!

Cate said...

america's next top model. i think the new german cycle will start soon - in my class, all the girls are crazy about it and last cycle, it was all they could talk about, but i never watched it, i only watched the final because there was a czech girl there ^^ but she didn't win ;(

Bianca said...

I swore up and down that I wasn't going to watch this cycle. And what happened? I watched it. Damn it all.

Secretista said...

Ahhhh, I skipped everything because i didn't watch last night!

NonchalantMod said...

ofcourse!

i..am..in..love..with..your..blog..too

lol

bigglassesgirl said...

This show raises my self-esteem, is that horribly wrong? hahaha

Katelin said...

Ya there are definitely a lot of lookalikes this cycle, hopefully when they get their makeovers they'll be some drastic changes. Gosh I love this show.

bigglassesgirl said...

& I am going to link you!

CountryGirl_CityLife said...

I did it too, I watched and I blogged. Damn YOU Tyra, you are like a drug a totally bad for my brain drug. I need an intervention...NOW.

riz said...

I completely agree with the coerced victimization narrative. "Victimization sells" should be Tyra's motto. It's almost as if she brings the schmaltz and cultural melodrama of her talkshow (blehhhh) to ANTM...

blazedanielle said...

Hahaha! Oh good! I am glad your are doing this cycle! I will TOTALLY keep posted on your witty thoughts on tyra and her crew!

A. said...

Claire looks a lot like the model Karlie Kloss, I thought.

Lauren said...

I was trying to put my finger on who Allison looked like, but you're right, it is Sarah Silverman. I really like Fatima's look, and Anya. And I can't help but love Lauren...she's such a geek, and we have the same name.

Adele said...

argh i wont get to see this for agess! were like 2 seasons behind here! (England) Jaels back!? i loved her lolx

Wendy said...

I missed many seasons already, but seriously, this cycle looks pretty good.

Carolina Lange said...

Very funny post! And keep posting about this cycle!

Ana said...

Domonique looks like a cross between a tranny and a donkey (if you think thats mean il blame it on PMS)
IM addicted to ANTM though, I hope you keep blogging about it.

Marie-Kristine said...

wow, i totally missed the premiere. let's hope you can watch online! i always say i'm not going to watch antm, mainly because tyra really irks me, but i always end up watching anyways... haha

Lynn said...

Keep blogging about it! Oh Top Model.. It's just so crazy. I mean what was up with it being all prep school themed? That was a little silly, but always amusing.

anna. said...

ahaha,
as soon as i saw allison i thought.
"shes jewish, and possibly satah silverman's unknown daughter."
lol

ughh, i hate domonique.

Gloria said...

unfortunately I won't be doing ANTM posts this season! too much work

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LBIC said...

Ugh, I can't even begin to describe how crazy Tyra drives me, especially when it comes to these girls with problems. It's like sure we'll exploit them for a chance to become America's next "top" model, but then we're going to bash/humiliate them on national television. That being said, I love me some Dominique, Katarzyna, and crazy Claire.

In Yr Fshn said...

I love your post on this cycle! Don't forget also should be on the checklist: autistic, OCD or some other mildly serious but not life threatening disorder.

Agree about the dom/ lisa thing, but Dom is way more masculine... very post op sex change. I still haven't watched this week's... we save it for Friday. now I'm excited! (Is it just me though, or is this season WAY campy?)

stegosaurus__ said...

claire looks kinda like Julia Stiles in a way.