GLAAD is over the moon with Tyra Banks for her recent inclusion of a transgender wannabe model on her America's Next Top Model contestant roster. Twenty-two-year-old Isis will be taking part in Cycle 11 and explains that she was "born in the wrong body." Also amongst this cycle's contenders is a young lady with a handicap. Her disability? "Memory loss... or something like that." To view the source and the video, visit TV Guide .
Check out the Pictures of Season 11 Contestants ! It's this time again, when we once more take a look at 14 new hopefuls trying to become America's Next Top Model . But this year there is a twist since one of the contestants is transgender. Her name is Isis, and I would have never guessed it if I didn't know. Good for her...him....uh, I don't know anymore.
The new season of America's Next Top Model will include Isis, the show's first transgender contestant. "My cards were dealt differently," Isis, 22, told Us. The aspiring model is from Prince George's County, Maryland, and describes herself as "a woman born physically male." Her historic turn as the show's first transgender contestant, though, isn't why she's getting on the Top Model runway. "I like to help people, but I'm here to follow my dreams," she said. For more from the source, click here .
Wait, Tyra Banks tells aspiring beauties how to look good on America's Next Top Model ?!? Based on the new, crimped out hairstyle on the self-absorbed talk show host, we really hope reality TV contestants ignore her advice. Banks obviously has no clue what she's talking about. For more from the source, click here .
America's Next Top Model Cycle 11 hits The CW on September 3rd! (11 cycles?! Time for an All-Stars Cycle. Seriously...do the "top models" have anything better to do?) Check out the first Promo Poster here. Tyra looks...interesting...
Nikki Blonsky ( Hairspray ) and her father were arrested after an airport brawl with the family of America's Next Top Model contestant Bianca Golden. The fight was over saved seats in the airport's lounge. Oh, good. For a minute there, I thought it might be about something stupid. Us Magazine reports: Bianca, 19, her brother George, 17, and their mother Elaine Clinton-Golden, were waiting for a flight to New York when they tried to take a seat in the departure lounge but found luggage on the chairs. When they removed the luggage, which belonged to the Blonsky's, a brawl broke out. Elaine was alleged to have been repeatedly kicked and punched all over her body. She was airlifted for treatment in Miami, Florida. Nikki, 19, was charged with actual bodily harm; her father, Carl, was charged with grievous bodily harm, a source at the Turks and Caicos Weekly News tells Us. In Nikki's defense, the wing buffet in the lounge ran out of ranch dressing which put her under extreme emotional duress. To put things in perspective, at her 13th birthday party Pizza Hut ran out of cheesy bread. There were no survivors. For more from the source, click here .
In this brand new series "mean girls" are challenged to change their ways for a shot at $25,000. Seven self-proclaimed divas have to face the consequences for their bratty behavior. "Queen Bees" is hosted by "America's Next Top Model's" Yoanna House and "The Tyra Banks Show's" Dr. Michelle. The seven girls: Stassi, Brittany, Gisbelle, Michelle, Shavon, Camille, and Kiana. In the latest episode the "mean girls" meet for the first time. They think they are competing to be the biggest divas in the house but they soon find that they have to change...for more info and pic visit
Check out these photos for Seventeen magazine of ANTM winner Whitney: Top Model Winner Smiles With Her Eyes and Her Mouth Image courtesy of mollygood.com
So you asked, "What's America's Next Top Model Whitney up to?" Well, America's Next Top Model Whitney often makes apperances with both Anya, and Fatima (the bottom three). Whitney seems to be very very busy attending one event after another. The most recent apperance that I am aware of was at the AAFA Image Awards. Visit to view Whitney Thompson, Anya Kop and Fatima Siad's red carpet arrival photo at the AAFA Image Awards.
Whether you agree or disagree that Whitney deserved to win this cycle of America's Next Top Model , you can't argue that she's pretty eloquent and articulate, which is something the ANTM judges love! Check out this interview with TV Guide: Plus-Size Top Model Winner Dishes out Food for Thought I particularly appreciated this statement from her: "One thing that separates me from other plus-size models who have been in earlier cycles is that I'm saying, "I'm not emaciated, I'm not starving myself and yet I'm considered plus-size. Why is that? Why is a healthy size considered too big?" So I have this message that I'm trying to carry with me. It was incredibly difficult, but I kept thinking, "If I don't make it, then who is going to be a role model for my 13-year-old cousin? Who are the first-graders that I teach in elementary school going to look up to? Are they going to be a completely lost generation because all of their role models are in rehab or have eating disorders?" I told myself that failure was not an option and pushed through." Though similar to what she said at the end of the finale, I think she makes a really nice point here (one question though, isn't it "full-figured"). Enjoy.