You know what they say, you can’t make an omelette without breaking a few eggs just like you can’t make an episode of America’s Next Top Model without a few broken-down baby dolls. For 24 cycles that seemed to go on for decades, aspiring models have contorted their limbs, tooshed their boots, smized their eyes, had pubic hair glued to their faces, and generally made fools of themselves at Tyra Bank’s bidding. All for the chance to become America’s Next Top Model, a title as meaningless as one of Tyra’s made-up words.
Tyra Banks Is Reportedly Pissed Off Over Jay Manuel’s Satirical Book About “America’s Next Top Model”
Jay Manuel was the creative director on America’s Next Top Model for 18 seasons and so he knows shit. Which is why he’s milking his time on ANTM for all its worth by releasing a fictional book about a modeling show hosted by a crazy mess. So yeah, he spoofed Tyra Banks for his novel, The Wig, The Bitch & The Meltdown, and Tyra is reportedly not happy. Sources tell Page Six that Tyra is telling ANTM alums to stay away from Jay and to not publicly support his book. Jay Manuel is not welcome in Modelland!
Jay Manuel really lucked out. The former America’s Next Top Model photoshoot-director has a new fictional book coming out called The Wig, The Bitch, And The Meltdown (which sounds more like a Wendy Williams memoir, but okay). It’s about a fictional modeling show called Model Muse which is hosted by a supermodel named Keisha Kash. I’m surprised the fictional modeling show isn’t called The Nation’s Upcoming Big Model, hosted by Myra Tanks. But it’s beneficial for Jay’s book that Tyra Banks‘ antics on the show have been getting a shit-ton of scrutiny recently. Well Jay has come to tell you that it was a mess. He talked with Variety about some of the messy moments in his ANTM career and about that time Tyra swapped people’s ethnicities and he was like, “Please don’t.” Continue reading
Tyra Banks has accomplished a lot in her career. She worked with Janice Dickinson, Kimora Lee Simmons and Paulina Porizkova––and lived to NOT talk about. She stared down the barrel of a canon known as Naomi Campbell, explained the concept of Gay-for-Pay to an audience of confused women, and then single-handedly cured bullying by donning an overweight suit. And yet the Nobel Prize committee continually overlooks her each year. What does a certified woman in business™ have to do to get some respect? Well, it isn’t this.
Tyra has addressed the recent examples of her saying and doing messy things on America’s Next Top Model back in the early-aughts.
Welcome to Cancel Culture: Retroactive Edition.
America’s Next Top Model first debuted in 2003 and there have been 24 seasons of it since then. Tyra Banks hosted and was the head judge for all but one season. And since the internet has the time during this lockdown, some have been watching old seasons of ANTM and are just realizing that it was a mess. So Tyra trended on Twitter from people getting outraged over the vintage messiness. And they weren’t just mad about that time she gave a guy a “beard weave“. They brought up colorism, blackface, and just a plethora of disrespect. I mean, yeah, that was the whole show. Tyra was the type to shave a trick bald and then send her ass home the next day. No fucks given.
Hell hath no fury like a supermodel and former America’s Next Top Walmart Beauty Aisle Model judge scorned! Paulina Porizkova continues to work overtime at getting her hands on some of that money left behind by her estranged husband Ric Ocasek––who made it a point to deliberately leave her out of his will. And this time, she’s taking the guys-i’m-totally-fine-and-not-bitter tour on the road.