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Tyra Excited to (Finally!) Have Men Compete on ANTM

Originally posted 10/19/2012 01:20 PM

Tyra Banks Excited to Have Men Compete on America's Next Top Model | Tyra Banks

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Step aside ladies, it's time for the guys to smize.

"The male model idea has been around for five years," Tyra Banks told PEOPLE days after announcing that men will be competing alongside women on America's Next Top Model – a first in the show's history – for its upcoming 20th season.

And it wasn't an easy feat.

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Did a Brit or an American Win Tyra's Top Model?

Originally posted 05/31/2012 09:55 AM

America's Next Top Model: Who Won British Invasion?

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America's Next Top Model's clash of nations wrapped up Wednesday night, with Britain's Sophie Sumner and America's Laura LaFrate squaring off in the finale.

So, who did their country most proud? Read on to find out the winner.

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Tyra Banks Promises Tears, Emotion & Angry Models on  America's Next Top Model: British Invasion | Tyra Banks

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Tyra Banks embraces her anglophilia on cycle 18 of America's Next Top Model, which will pit British contestants against Americans when it premieres Wednesday.

"This is a boxing match between two regions," says Banks. "It's interesting to see these them battle it out to get on top."

Sure, every season has a makeover episode that comes with the requisite tears and resistance. But this season, the girls will be forced outside the box with amped-up style overhauls.

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FIRST PHOTO: Contestants on Top Model: British Invasion

Originally posted 02/17/2012 12:00 PM

America's Next Top Model: Meet the Women Competing on British Invasion | Tyra Banks

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The British are coming!

Tyra Banks's hit show America's Next Top Model returns to the CW for its 18th cycle on Feb. 29 with a brand new twist: seven young women will compete against seven favorite contestants from Britain's Next Top Model.

"This cycle will feature a variety of seasoned women from across the pond that will do whatever it takes to make it as a model in America," reads a press release for the show. "They will compete against not only each other but a group of aspiring American models. Emotions run high, the women are divided and the competition is intense as they vie for the grand prize."

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Why Was Top Model Contestant Disqualified During Finale?

Originally posted 12/08/2011 08:30 AM

America's Next Top Model Finale Ends in Controversy

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America's Next Top Model crowned a winner Wednesday night in its all-stars cycle, but not before a shocking and largely unexplained disqualification of one of the final three contestants.

Lisa D'Amato, Allison Harvard, and Angelea Preston were battling for the crown, but after an unusual panel, the judges declared that Preston was disqualified – without saying exactly why – and that D'Amato and Harvard would square off for the title.

Eventually, D'Amato was named the winner, but the buzz around the Internet continued to focus on the nature of Preston's dismissal.

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Kelly Cutrone to Replace André Leon Talley on Top Model

Originally posted 09/28/2011 09:40 AM

Kelly Cutrone to Replace André Leon Talley on America's Next Top Model

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The judging panel of America's Next Top Model will soon be getting a new look – in the form of fashion publicist and reality TV veteran Kelly Cutrone.

Cutrone, who appeared on MTV's The Hills and starred in Bravo's Kell on Earth, will replace André Leon Talley for cycle 18 early next year.

"I am a huge fan of America's Next Top Model and have watched the show for years," says Cutrone, 45, who owns People's Revolution. "Having worked in various aspects of the fashion industry over the course of my career, I am excited for this new opportunity and hope to bring a different perspective to the show."

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America's Next Top Model: Isis King Embraces Her 'Masculine Side'

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Isis King is a self-proclaimed Renaissance woman and America's Next Top Model's only transgender contestant. The cycle 11 vet wrote about returning to ANTM as one of 14 all stars and blogs exclusively for PEOPLE about cycle 17.

In this post, King sounds off about her new makeover, posing with a hotdog and being judged by Ashlee Simpson.
–Janet Mock


Hate it or love it episode two of ANTM: All-Stars was the infamous makeover episode, where our new looks coincided with our personal brands as celebrity models.

After consulting with branding expert Martin Lindstrom, we were each given a single word that described our brands: Bianca Golden got "candid," Bre Scullark nabbed "girlfriend," and Sheena Sakai earned "unexpected." My amazing word was "inspiration" which was fitting because I inspire to be the best at everything I do, and motivate others to do the same.

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Top Model's Isis King: I Won the First Challenge In a Bikini

Originally posted 09/15/2011 04:30 PM

Top Model Blog: Isis King's Thoughts on All Stars Premiere

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Isis King is a self-proclaimed Renaissance woman and America's Next Top Model's only transgender contestant. The cycle 11 vet, who famously transitioned on television, returned to ANTM as one of 14 all stars and blogs exclusively for TV Watch about cycle 17.

In this post, the fan-favorite poser sounds off about the show's model-mansion, wearing a revealing bikini, being judged by Nicki Minaj and landing on top with the coveted photo of the week.
–Janet Mock


I walked into the mansion (which made the cycle 11 house look like an apartment in comparison) full of beautiful Top Models with intriguing personalities that matched.

Although I knew my complete transition (I had sex reassignment surgery in 2009) would be discussed as a refresher for those who haven't kept up with my story, I must admit I was a little taken aback by seeing my "pre-transition picture" featured in the premiere episode.

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Isis King: America's Next Top Model Drama 'Will Be Very Juicy!'

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Isis King will definitely be tuning in to watch herself and her 13 competitors on America's Next Top Model's 17th cycle.

"Until I watch it I'll never know what people say behind closed doors!" says King, 25, who is returning to compete against other previous contestants. "I'm sure there will be some Twitter drama when the show airs – it will be very juicy!"

The multi-talented King, who calls herself a "Renaissance woman," says viewers can expect to see more of her own clothing designs on the show.

"My clothes are edgy, bold," says the Art Institute of Philadelphia grad. "Growing up, my favorite designer was Donatella Versace."

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Transgender Contestant Returns for All-Star Season of America's Next Top Model

Update 08/18/2011 11:25 AM Originally posted 08/18/2011 10:15 AM



Take two!

For its 17th cycle, America's Next Top Model is giving 14 fan favorites from previous seasons a second chance at the title – including Isis King from season 11, the show's only transgender contestant.

Other familiar faces will include Bianca Golden from cycle 9, Angelea Preston from cycle 14, and Alexandria Everett from cycle 16 – surely making for a combustible season of drama.

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