AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL "Ashlee Simpson" Cycle 17 Episode 2 – First thing’s first: that opening credits sequence, bookended by Tyra in all her crazy is awesome.
Okay, let’s get into this episode: Tyra’s first action is to bring in some brand master called Martin who boils the girls down to a single word: girlfriend; unique; tough; proud. The girls, as you’d expect, take this way too seriously and come out with gems like: "If we confuse our fans too much, we’ll lose fans." Brilliant…cheers for that, corporate America. As if this show wasn’t dumb enough.
The next day is the all wonderful America’s Next Top Model makeover and, predictably, there are several meltdowns, a lot of manipulated editing, some serious meanness. Of course, Ashley Simpson is the guest judge: "Hey girls. You all know Ashlee Simpson: actress, recording artist, Broadway star…"
Later Jay has her comment on looks and images. "And with your music, isn’t the look so important?" Ashlee: "It’s all about your image." Read More..