I have a confession to make. I always get a kick out of America's Next Top Model and have faithfully watched it for years. There, I said it. I like to pretend that I have refined tastes, but I am a tv reality junkie. I think it has something to do with the fact that my brain craves some mindless entertainment after a full day of reading Victorian novels and literary criticism. The endless instances of Tyra's pure insanity along with the profound intelligence of the models themselves is just the sort of mindlessness I need.
Not too long ago, the conversation at the pub turned to this shining specimen of American brilliance. The next thing you know, we were conducting our own photo shoot in the style of Top Model. So much for the pursuit of mental improvement. I was so amused by our 'fierce' photos I felt inclined to share the joy. Please note these were taken with the intent of satirizing the show, and I wouldn't wish anyone to think we were taking ourselves seriously. So without further ado, here are our best shots...
The shot where we try to look sophisticated
by covering the majority of our faces with our hands
'Smizing' (aka, smiling with your eyes)
The group shot
in which contestants pretend to be team players
while hogging the spotlight
Making use of props
There they are. I will now allow you time to deliberate before deciding whether or not we will survive elimination and make it to next week's photo shoot.