So the only two things I care about are preventing genocide and fashion, correct? I'd say that's about accurate. This leads me to America's Next Top Model.
I don't have cable, so I've missed most of the later seasons. Cycle 1, in my mind, is the Supreme, and I will gladly point you in the direction of elysesewell
, who was my favorite model of that season. Now she's doin' her modelin' thang in Hong Kong and she's a really snappy writer too! I'm glad I don't have cable, because then this means that I can watch marathon cycles. Glorious Brain Rot, I say!
Cue Cycle 4. I guess this is proof that ANTM is goin' downhill, much as I love to consider it a grand ol' Vice. The stupidity of these girls is virtually unbearable, which is why I'm not finishing this ludicrous marathon right now. I Know that as a reality show about models, I should expect to encounter cattiness and idiocy. I expect it. As a viewer, in fact, I'm entitled to it! Who DOESN'T enjoy Robin's [Cycle 1] Fundamentalist Tirades? They bring in Conflict, and they're Funny, and Robin is so flipping Stupid that it is a joy to keep her on the show just to watch her go NUTS over going to Jim Morrison's grave! GENIUS. And Janice Dickinson, in particular, is so Awful and so NOT a good role model [hahaha PUNny!] that every word that escapes her mouth has the viewer rolling her eyes in agony. This agony is fun, this is why we love Reality TV, yes? But these Cycle 4 girls? They're catty, but not catty enough, and have such dull, dull empty personalities and non-conflicts with each other that it is Infuriating! And most of them don't look like models, and certainly CERTAINLY none of these Cycle 4 ladies have any awareness of High Fashion, or Haute Couture, or general Fashion Vocab that any Us Weekly-reading layperson ought to know!! Frankly, it is shameful.
I am Ashamed. Bring back the high fashion and high drama of Cycle One, for goodness' sake!