Posted Jan 19, 2005 @ 1:24 AM
Now heading into it's fourth season, a slew of ripoffs have arrived. All trying to be the best, but they still suck. Here are a few I've noticed, feel free to add to the list/discuss the ones I have. :)
Manhunt - Pretty much a male version of Top Model. It even uses IMG Models which used to represent the Top Model winners. Difference is, it's horrible. These men are more catty than the women. As far as modelling goes, they were also pretty mediocre. Eliminations weren't based on modelling talent, but things like, "Oh you're to tall" and "You don't look like a stereotypical male model." This leads me to wonder why these people were cast in the first place? And yes, in the end they did get a very stereotypical model who can't do anything good.
SI's Swimsuit Model Search - This ridiculous show recently started on NBC. It's pure NBC too, every episode features some kind of dramatic stunt than doesn't live up to the promise. As far as modelling goes, the girls are well, lacking. Out of over 10 girls, we have maybe one or two actual models. They don't take it seriously, the photoshoots suck. What's to like? The drama. This is all I find myself watching for.
Australia's Next Top Model - I believe this is our very first local remake and from the looks of it's website, it's probably pretty good. The pictures I've seen are really good (can rival the American show) and the models overall seem to have a good modelling look. Hopefully they'll find a way to air this in America. Maybe on Trio or something.
So what does everybody think of all the model copycats we're getting these days? Do you think any will actually overtake Top Model for the modelling show?
Posted Jan 19, 2005 @ 6:48 AM
Posted Jan 19, 2005 @ 8:38 AM
We did have a modelling show in England years ago (just like ANTM), before ANTM was made in the US which was pretty good.
Posted Feb 8, 2005 @ 1:10 PM
But first, the 3rd Season finale of America's Top Model is on tomorrow.
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Posted Sep 10, 2005 @ 4:30 PM
I'm really not up to speed on who our judges are, either; Marie Helvin's name I recognise, but I've never heard of Lisa Butcher.
Posted Sep 10, 2005 @ 4:44 PM
I think Edwina is lovely, though the picture on the website is frankly scary.
Posted Sep 10, 2005 @ 5:55 PM
Since when has Rachel Hunter ever been considered as a supermodel?
ETA: One of the hamsters actually lists 'Charmed' as her favourite show. Poor deluded girl. And yet, I'm about to go and check the Charmed board...
Edited by CouldxBe, Sep 10, 2005 @ 6:00 PM.
Posted Sep 11, 2005 @ 10:40 AM
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Posted Sep 11, 2005 @ 12:43 PM
But yeah, i'll be watching it *sigh* I guess it can't be any worse than 'Make Me A Supermodel' with the hideous Rachel Hunter. I'd even prefer a re-run of the Model Behaviour show, with actual 16! year olds. Actually, i'd quite like to see what happened with the girls that were entered in that.
Posted Sep 11, 2005 @ 10:14 PM
Posted Sep 12, 2005 @ 4:48 AM
And those last shots of the 3, with the one big light on them? Were AWFUL. A first year photography student could come up with better than that. All three of them looked terrible. I think one of the judges even commented that they did the girls no favours. However the underwear shots in duos they took, or the gold leaf shots were fantastic, and actually looked like professional ad campaigns (Were you watching, Tyra?).
Zoe was totally my favourite at the start, so it was a shame to see she was kind of a cow with no real drive for it. Sam was awesome, huge opinion of herself, but knew what she was there for and knew when to draw the line, unlike Alana.
Aja - the 12 or so finalist have been announced. They're up on the website. There's a couple on there that are promising. But just from those photos, who knows. Roll on Wednesday!
Edited by Dorkgirl, Sep 12, 2005 @ 5:03 AM.
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Posted Sep 13, 2005 @ 9:50 AM
It kind of confounded me that they picked Gemma over Chloe to be the winner
Personally, I liked Gemma better despite the mini-tantrums.. I think those were all due to the depression thing. I also watched the reunion show and she mentioned that the editors exagerrated the crying and that other girls cried even more than she did, but they didn't focus on them as much. Chloe was really stunning but I don't think she had enough of a personality to actually be the winner of the show. Yes, she will probably make it in the modeling world by herself, but the winners of the shows usually have to have that sparkle thing Tyra is always blabbing about. Chloe really didn't make an effort in a lot of the competitions, the dancing or the acting. Her personality wasn't there. Did anyone think that maybe Shannon should have won? She was my favorite!!! They said she was too short but her pics were awesome I think, and she was the funniest girl since Brittany.
Posted Sep 13, 2005 @ 11:06 AM
Vh1 often does ANTM marathons and UPN has lots of space to fill once all their shows get cancelled. You'd think with it being UPN's #1 show they'd air the international versions to fill in the gap.
Hell, who am I kidding, I'm just desperate for some international Top Model.
Posted Sep 13, 2005 @ 12:39 PM
Front-Runners - Edwina, Steph...uh, can't really remember the rest. Opinions?
Posted Sep 13, 2005 @ 5:18 PM
I have been wondering the same thing. I know that Ken Mok is the executive producer, so I have been trying to figure out between him and Tyra how they divide up the pie and who runs the franchise.
Is Tyra's company producing all these other shows as well? The title font and format is identical, so I'm assuming she (and/or Baby TyTy productions) is involved in the franchise (for lack of a better word). If so, rock it with your home weave, Raggedy Ann!
Posted Sep 15, 2005 @ 4:40 AM
It does seem like an inferior knockoff of ANTM to a certain extent, but I'm actually pleasantly surprised by it - the girls look like they could be interesting, some of them have potential, and although I still have no idea who Lisa Butcher is, I'm warming to her. She doesn't have Tyra's love for the camera, but that might work out in her favour, since it doesn't seem like she wants it to be her show. I can't see us being presented with the recording of Lisa's first music video later in the series, for example.
One gripe: I can see myself hating Marisa far more than I ever hated Yaya. At least Yaya was attractive. Marisa looks like she got her chin on a "buy one, get three free" deal.
Posted Sep 15, 2005 @ 6:47 AM
I would think that it IS an bit of a cheap knockoff of ANTM. With that name, it's probably contracted from Tyra's company and so they would have to stick relatively closely to the format of the original. Which i think is a mistake. We don't DO the over the top glamour shows as well as the Americans can. A more gritty, documentary model show would have worked better for our NTM. But then, they would have had to use actual models.
*writes on hand* Must watch next week in order to properly slag it off.
Posted Sep 27, 2005 @ 10:18 PM
Posted Sep 28, 2005 @ 12:01 AM
I wish I could watch this show.
Edited by consterno, Sep 28, 2005 @ 12:00 AM.