America's Next Top Model Review: Welcome, All-Stars!

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America’s Next Top Model has gone the Top Chef route and gone All-Star on viewers.

Because it is ANTM, the returning contestants were a mixed batch of talent and infamy.  Is Lisa D’Amato really an All-Star or do they just want to bring back the girl who peed in a diaper? The ultimate icing on the drama cake would have been Jade Cole from Cycle 6 coming back, but she rejected the offer. Drats! 

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The enthusiasm of the live audience and the returning contestants was really infectious, though, so much so that I enjoyed "Nicki Minaj" more than any other ANTM episode in recent cycles. 

It was also really fun to see some of my favorite contestants like Bre, Laura, Brittany, Sheena, Isis, and Allison back in the game.It didn’t seem like they shared my sentiment, however.. Aside from a few happy faces, most of the models were busy giving each other the evil eye. 

Camille and Bianca’s reputations clearly preceded them, and most of the girls steered clear of the divas.It wouldn’t be ANTM without some serious girl drama, and with so many personalities under one roof, Cycle 17 promises some major meltdowns.

The premiere also felt more fast-paced without the traditional “introductory panel, as" the girls shot their first themed photoshoot right away.After cycles and cycles of coaching amateurs, there’s something refreshing about coaching seasoned veterans, right, Jay? 

The highlight of the episode was clearly the living judging panel at LA where the fans get to weigh in on their favorites.They were probably far more excited to see Nicki Minaj, of course, who’s apparently a huge fan of ANTM. Who knew?!?

Andre Leon Talley wasn’t the biggest fan of Brittany’s personality, which probably resulted her in going home.Tyra didn’t even offer her much modeling consolation, instead complimenting her on being the “CEO of her life.”That’s one of the least craziest things Tyra has ever said. 

Let’s take some time to reflect on who SHOULD have come back for All-Stars, shall we?I miss Joanie from Cycle 6, YaYa from Cycle 3, Natasha from Cycle 8, and Chantal from Cycle 9.Sound off on who you miss and who you’re glad to see back on America’s Next Top Model now!


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Rating: 3.5 / 5.0 (30 Votes)

I cannot watch anymore without Jay and Miss J. Does Tyra think people watch the show because of her? She dumped Janice Dickinson and Paulina and Twiggy and maybe because they were better then she was and the fact she puts her picture all over the Hotel the models stay in is just plain ..narcissistic. The people who made ths show what it is will be gone and you know what..SO WILL I.


i'd really like the ANTM !!!! im your No. 1 fun!!!!


Katarzyna - C10 was my all time favoritee i liked broke from cycle 7 and rebecca cycle 4 they were awesome but i don't know why they did not bring back the people with modelling talent in that group there are only about 3. They mostly brought back the dramatic people.


i just dont understand how they can have an allstar cast and not think to include heather. I miss her. She was my fav cast member by far!


Celia, high fashion old girl from KY was my fave ever!


ANTM isn't about modelling it's about entertainment. Being on ANTM often hurts one's modelling career.


My dream All-Star Cycle wouldn't include any of these girls. I'd bring back actual models, not crazy head cases. The cast of TimTiminy's All-Star Antm Cycle would be: Elyse - C1
Ann - C3
Nik - C5
Mollie Sue - C6 (Most likely my favorite contestent of all time)
Anchal - C7 (hopefully, she's learned something since her tenure)
Lisa - C9
Anya - C10
Fatima - C10
Katarzyna - C10
(Yes, 3 Cycle 10 girls....the true high fashion cycle)
Lauren Brie - C11
Raina - C14
Kendall - C15
Jane - C15 (Even though Kayla is a decent consolation
Molly - C16


YaYa found her nitch. She does a lot of acting now, and probably doesn't need the advise the show is going to give about staying in the spotlight. I would liked to see Amanda of season 3, rather seen Kim than Lisa from season 5, Michelle or Amanda the twins from season 7, Natasha from 8, Heather from 9, Analeigh or Samantha from season 11. I don't really care for Shannon. She was okay, but she seems like she is going to be disagreeable. My favorites that are back are Kayla, Allison, and Laura. The three of them are good models, and very professional. Sure they won't draw the ratings with their dramatics,but I hope they go all the way.

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