America's Next Top—Who?!
Admit it: you’re as glued to "America’s Next Top Model" each season (or 'cycle' in "ANTM"-ese) as the rest of us.
Combining moderately good-looking ladies, competitive photo shoots and the homespun if sometimes non-sensical wisdom of Tyra Banks, the show has been a consistent ratings juggernaut since its inception in 2003. It's launched the face of many a girl who would have never become a model without the boost of a reality TV show career—and expanding the word “fierce” from something people say primarily about bloodthirsty tigers to something people say about women who know how to walk a runway in stilettos.
In honor of our favorite modeling competition show completing its 13th cycle we’ve recapped how the models got on top and what they’ve been doing to stay there. As if watching the show weren’t guilty pleasure enough… —By Tara Tyson, Special to Metromix