Anyone think they are kind of copying ANTM
Does anyone think they are trying to Copy America's Next Top Model 2003 a little too much. I mean usually in new seasons, they try to add and change it all. It just seems like have chose people to try and match the season 2003 personalities. Or do you think they chose total opposites? To me it seems that way in both aspects. These girls are not my preference yet. But who knows.
But in aspect 1, it seems they looked for a "nerdy" girl, a over drama girl, who knows maybe some religious girls. It does seem strange. I mean who knows maybe they might just happen to be these types of girls.
But what are your thoughts?
In the commercial I saw, it seemed like Tyra was trying too hard to make modeling seem like it's a more serious business than it is. For example, she has the girls on the run-way without any training, saying that it's real life. Umm, no it's not. I have modeled in a fashion show in Santa Fe before, and we did have a little training. So, I was a little turned off by that. It's like she's taking the criticisms about supermodels to heart.
As for comparisons to season I, I can't really say at this point. I admit when I heard Xiomara speak on the commercial, I thought: "Oh boy, another Ebony." But I'm going to keep an open mind.
And it seems like the models are trying too hard to sound like bad-asses, and quite frankly, it's not believable to me. Then again, I really miss the Season I women all ready.
I'm hoping they go into the more artistic side (like the Snake Episode of Season I) of modeling instead of just playing up the sexuality (which is the impression I got from one of the commercials). Forgive me, I went to an art school, and so I love it when the artistic stuff is played out as opposed to the commercial stuff that's guaranteed to draw ratings from the men. And I'm not a prude, however, I think there's more to female models than sexuality. Any thoughts on my senseless rant?
I don't see any resemblances to any girls from season 1. First, everyone has a completely different look. Second, Camille reminds me of Ebony on that same commercial in the slang like talk of "Let's do this". Xiomara seems to have more of a funny side to her and she doesn't come off as aggressive on the previews thus far. Third, we need to see the actual show to form a valid opinion.
Originally Posted by LKM
Agreed, 100%. I think that the snake shoot was my favorite out of all the ones that were done, because it was a lot more artistic than most of the other ones. I would like to see more of those and less of the nude ones, although I think the nude ones are important in being a top model too.
Originally Posted by LKM
I do think we will see more edgy/artistic photoshoots this year. Tyra says so in the web-promo. If I remember correctly, she says America is ready for it.
Originally Posted by Anonymous
The only opinion Ive formed sofar is it looks like they've increased the amount of ethnic women (perhaps to prevent a repeat caucasian winner.) Also, i think they cast someone like Shandi so that we can be amazed at her transformation/potential/beauty.
I think they have tried to cast somewhat the same kind from last season. They probably saw how the religious people conflicted with say Elyse or Ebony, and saw it as a good conflict for the show. I think they still tried to get different people but also tried to get some of the same stuff we loved from the first season.
I think it's awesome how we all have different interpretations. When Xiomara said: "Don't mess with me!" I was reminded of Ebony. I haven't been able to see the audition tapes, cuz I don't have the "right stuff" on my computer to get it going. I'm a poor single parent college student, gimme a break, ay!!! (Indian reservation slang for just kidding!) Camille reminded me of Robin because she came off to me as high maintenance. Shandi reminds me of Elyse because of her odd girl out quote on the commercial. But paraphrasing Foofighter, we just need to wait and see.
When it comes to artistic, I'm really excited about the promises for more edginess. I went to college at the Institute of American Indian Arts (www.iaiancad.org) back in '99, and I liked how my friends incorporated cultural stuff with edgy stuff and pulled off some kick ass pics. Wendy Ponca (a Santa Fe fashion designer who is an alumni from IAIA) actually had some women model in dresses she made out of Mylar (the stuff used to make those silver foil-like balloons), and then paired it up with some Native jewelry, and had them wearing really wild hairstyles. It was so awesome!!! So, yes, I've got artistic bias in me, so I can't wait to let the creativity flow. I definitely think nudity is an essential part of artistic pics and supermodel-ing. In art, it can look really awesome (a friend of mine referred to it as "pornography with class"), and it can be cool in modeling too. But I want multi dimensions!!! Excuse me, I am also a post-modernist. So, I will be going off on a lot of tangents...
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