Model and Glamour Woman of the Year Ashley Graham has been one of the fashion industry's most powerful and outspoke body activists. Luckily for us, the model isn't shy about sharing her hard-earned wisdom when it comes to being confident —and totally crushing it—in front of the camera. Her latest feat?
In hyping an industry that has long gotten rich promulgating "sexy torture," America's Next Top Model is a perfect case study of how violent imagery plays out in the reality TV landscape. Sadism has been a recurring theme. The series has pioneered a whole new standard of placing women in danger, sometimes imaginary and sometimes all too real.
For all the bajillions of dollars Blizzard spends on getting Mr. T and Ozzy Osbourne to promote World of Warcraftyou have to wonder if maybe the company wouldn't just be better off putting that money into getting hot women to take off their clothes. Via her TwitterCurry announced that after an intense workout at her kickboxing class she would be taking a showerthen spending her Sunday afternoon getting stoned and playing World of Warcraft naked.
The reality competition show has had many contestants try to prove their modeling skills. That includes posing, acting in commercials, and of course, having a killer runway walk. Some have been able to make great careers for themselves in acting, modeling, and more. Here are the 10 contestants who made it big.
The new season of ''America's Next Top Model'' kicks off by making the girls strip, then has them portray typical model excesses. I am honored to have the opportunity to come before you in this format and discuss something that does not involve Donald Trump, and I vow to maintain my usual loving, caring tone unless this show does something to piss me o—. Oh, too late.
Aspiring models compete for a chance to break into the business in this runaway hit. Created and executive-produced by supermodel Tyra Banks, its formula of gorgeous women and men plus unappealing behavior make it enormously popular and one of the more intriguing reality shows, with its wannabe cover girls and guys living together in a house and, betwee more… Aspiring models compete for a chance to break into the business in this runaway hit. Created and executive-produced by supermodel Tyra Banks, its formula of gorgeous women and men plus unappealing behavior make it enormously popular and one of the more intriguing reality shows, with its wannabe cover girls and guys living together in a house and, between catfights, going out on photo shoots while they vie for a modeling contract.
Now 20 cycles in and still consistently bringing the crazy. Tyra wouldn't have it any other way. This shoot is note-worthy thanks to acrophobic contestant Catie Anderson's glorious meltdown.
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Before the runway show starts, the model hopefuls are introduced to the director of NEXT Models Alexis Borges who will decide who wins the challenge. And Alexis even named him and Ivy as the worse of the bunch once the challenge concluded. Keith was declared the winner of the challenge, and won the Tyra suite.
It wouldn't be a season of America's Next Top Model without a nude shoot, and lucky for us, judge Ashley Graham wasn't afraid to get in on the action. In a recent episode of the revamped fashion industry staple, Ashley, who serves as a mentor alongside Rita Ora, proved she's an expert at her craft. When a few contests turned out to be camera-shy at the idea of posing sans clothes, Ashley put her inspirational words to action, showing just how good it can feel to put one's so-called imperfections on display for the world to see. I've got curves, I've got cellulite, I've got things that I don't like about myself or that people have told me I shouldn't like about myself," Ashley told the contestants after the shoot.