I'm currently chilling in bed with a cup of tea catching up on America's Next Top Model (major guilty pleasure) and I have to say, the tall skinny one kind of freaks me out. I have it on good authority that she might actually bag herself the trophy, but I think she's an oddball. It's surreal when you look back to the early seasons of ANTM - the contestants were slim, yes, but not thin. And they were conventionally pretty, not this 'ugly beauty' that Tyra keeps harping on about.
Example: season one's winner, Adrianne Curry.
She's not what you'd call skinny - rather, in shape. And she's sexy pretty.
And this is Eva, winner of Cycle 3. That look like a model to you..??
Ah, now we're getting somewhere. Although Danielle was very toned and slender, rather than all out skinny. I might also mention that the girls were still coming to panel in jeans and t-shirts here; a far cry from the fashionistas they are in recent seasons.
Boom. Jaslene was easily the skinniest winner up til that point. The contestants have also started dressing up and wearing heels to every panel. Ain't no way anyone from Cycle 4 and below would be getting into the house now with their scruffy size eight jeans.
Nicole would have been laughed out of it a few years back due to her unconventional beauty.
And now, even after they let one of the contestants go for being too skinny (which, in fairness she was, Anamaria anyone?) they allow Ann to stay, and do pretty well for herself. Even after this...
Ahh, seriously now lads. That girl's waist is so small Jay can actually fit his hands around it.
Wtf?!! Where are her vital organs? No, seriously... where are they? A person's entire necessary digestive system just cannot fit in there. I'm not even freaked out anymore, I'm just fascinated. And curious, as to how a person can survive without a stomach and liver.
This all begs the question though... WHY am I still so addicted to this show?!