Sunday, May 23, 2010

ANTM Winner to be on Italian Vogue!

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Tyra Banks

According to New York Magazine's Fashion blog, The Cut, America's Next Top Model will be making many changes in the near future which will transform the reality show from extremely commercial to the highest of high fashion.

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An ANTM winner on the cover of Seventeen

Before I started modeling, I would be glued to the television every Thursday night watching America's Next Top Model. When I finally broke into the business, I was highly disappointed when I realized the winners of every cycle never actually amounted to anything beyond their Cover Girl contract.

Recently, former editor at large for Vogue magazine, André Leon Talley, signed on to be the newest judge on ANTM for at least the next three seasons.

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André Leon Talley

In case you don't understand the significance of this new judge, the Cut couldn't have said it any better:
"What Tyra is to 12-year-old girls, Talley is to the fashion industry. He appears at her side like a shepherd guiding her back to sophistication."
So, what's in store for ANTM as we know it? Well for one thing, the winner will no longer appear on the back cover of Seventeen magazine. Instead, Talley has arranged for the newest winner to be featured on the cover of Italian Vogue and have two editorials inside. Yes, you are not imagining things, I said Italian Vogue. Better yet, the winner may in fact be shot by Steven Meisel for Italian Vogue. And If I do say so myself, claiming yourself as a "top" model after being shot by Meisel for Italian Vogue has some definite legitimacy. With this said, I guess it will be safe to consider the winner of the next cycle an actual top model.

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Italian Vogue by Steven Meisel

I have not watched ANTM since I was about sixteen but now I'm going to start watching it again! I wonder if our this show can actually produce our newest runway
star!

xox Meggasus

20 comments:

indigotangerine said...

ANTM has alwyas been a bit of a joke. Tyra is just sooooo ridiculous! I agree that an a italian vogue cover is no lauging matter though, looks like they are really stepping it up a notch.
-indigo

Rachel Lynne said...

Wow thats amazing! I used to love love love ANTM but then it became tacky and to much of a reality show, can't wait to see the new season, sounds amazing!





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Fashion Butter said...

what? this is awesome news! I hope i can watch online ................

Artpixie said...

yEAH the model shows have always been a bit seedy. To be honest a lot of them have models that aren't even attractive, to me anyway. Maybe the new judge will change things up.

Allegra said...

gorgeous!! loved to watch antm!!

Charlotte Elise Jay said...

I will too thanks for this information

Char xxx

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

Wow! Now that is a BIG deal!!! What a difference! I'll definitely tune in next season...I stopped watching a while ago too since nothing ever really came of the girls.

Is This Real Life? said...

Oh wow didn't know he had signed uup to be a new judge sounds exciting!

Leah said...

That would be exciting and so interesting. xoxo

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Ruta, Look Ugly in a Photograph said...

I think if it was someone besides Tyra, the show would be better. She's a pretty lame judge. I used to love the show when it was in it's early beginning, now I hate it and never watch it.

I hope it does get better. You're making me want to watch.

Julia said...

Whoa, I had no idea he was signing on. I'll watch again! It was crap for so long...

xx

Diana Mieczan said...

That is huge! It did become very commercial and I think he will really help them go back to high fashion status...I wish I would be 10 years younger!
Kisses my lovely and have a great day, darlings!

Dancing Branflake said...

I am so happy to hear this. They always complain about 'commercial faces' but then their contract is for the most commercial company- Cover Girl. Good for them to up it a little more.

SabinePsynopsis said...

Wow, that's certainly an improvement. Go André Leon!

joninel said...

thx for the news...

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Fashion, Art and other fancies said...

Such positive news for the fashion and modelling indistries. Love that picture of Tyra, though;-)

stylespotterfashionblogger said...

wow wow! Quite a bit step up from seventeen!
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Georgia said...

i'm obsessed with antm! love it x

Bumpkin on a Swing said...

I'm loving the blog ladies, fashion at it's best.
Life is one big Vogue editorial!
I am feeling a New Blog Friday Favorite coming on.
Love it, love it, love it!
So beautiful you both are!