So being a quietly self-assured, respectful, calm, mature and dignified individual is considered "too cool for school", too arrogant and too egotistic for ANTM? And this is the "reason"
Tyra sends her home (not even after a botched photoshoot, but for A FUCKING RANDOM AUTOTUNED LIP-SYNCED THRUST-AROUND-AND-ACT-SLUTTY-"MUSIC VIDEO" - since when does a model have to be good at anything else but modeling?) as some form of petty vengeance, after AzMarie took three consecutive
killer first photos of the week. Btw, those three photos were amazing in comparison to all the crap they've shot this and last season. AzMarie was also booked in Toronto and haven't the judges been raving about her from day one?
...I know ANTM is its own bizarro dimension where logic means even less than zero but this whole episode and its result were incredibly surreal to watch.
Constant drama-makers, fight-starters, tantrum-having people obviously lacking in the social intelligence and self-awareness department who consider it a hobby to shout in other people's faces and threaten them with bodily harm for no reason whatsoever...what about 'em? Those who take mediocre to good pictures but are rude to other contestants, have no manners, have a horrible attitude in professional situations, have constant temper tantrums... Oh yeah, on ANTM that's called PERSONALITY
. And you have to have personality
so Tyra luuuuuuuuurves your sassiness or else they act like you have none, spend no time on you and kick you out the first moment they can. Be a bitch to anyone but Tyra and you can coast along pretty far just on having a "personality"... Ie. what normal people would call being a mean-spirited childish brat who acts like the world revolves around themselves.
then you have a standout among the competition in terms of delivering quality work and doing so consistently, someone who has never bitched or moaned about anything let alone talked badly about anyone else, who always just minds her own business and could care less about any drama, is generally professional and a delight to shoot according to some of the photographers they had this season but
made a quick decision and refused to put buttpads on for a fucking "TOOCH LESSON" with Tyra (obviously because she wanted to hold on to at least one tiny shred of dignity) and later sincerely apologized at panel, humbly placing all the blame on herself and her having been impulsive to say no. SHE
is the one who gets kicked out because of her supposed "ego"? It would be HI-LA-RI-OUS if it didn't involve the public thrashing of a sincerely professional, mild-mannered and ultimately very hard-working person who seemed to have come on the show to actually learn something (Naïve? Yes. A crime? No.).
Of course it's obvious that Tyra can't stand people saying no to her and will do everything to get revenge even if it causes harm to her own show (the Americans don't have much talent left in their group and do you really believe Tyra would ever give the title to a Brit?). It's pathetic that the most professional and dignified model that has been on ANTM in a long time would be the one eliminated for "attitude". Facts and the trail of quality work she leaves behind be damned. It's disgusting.
...And Seymone and Kyle are still there. WTF.
Yeah, I know I shouldn't expect anything better from ANTM but this takes the cake.
- Adding Kelly Cutrone to the judging panel, again, gave the whole show even more of a circus-y feel and even less of the legitimacy they tried to exude with having ALT there. Each episode seems to make it worse and more glaring that this show is not about the fashion industry anymore, at all.
- I know a lot of people love Sophie and I feel she's very photogenic and obviously good at what she does but... I've never liked her. From the moment she walked in the door of the model apartment the first time she started snarking on other people in confessionals, giving low blow after low blow, often in particularly nasty ways. She always disguised it by passing it of as humor and I'm sure she tells everybody she offends to "just lighten up". She's got that mean girl persona going on but seems to be doing a great job at presenting herself as a whimsical, opinionated and quirky but professional model. The stuffed toy drama was just another one of those instances that showed her true colors. "OHHHH...We TOTALLY didn't know it had some kind of meaning to you...okay, didn't want to upset you." She should be too old to consider pulling stuff like this but some just never evolve out of that annoying-8-year-old-prankster-with-a-mean-streak stage some people go through.
Edited by Nissaxx, Apr 15, 2012 @ 6:38 AM.