America's Next Top Model: All-Stars 17.09 "Nikos Papadopolous" Review

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America's Next Top Model: All-Stars seemingly turned a corner last week with its music video extravaganza, which was on the right side of the show's self-aware campiness and provided a surprising amount of listenable tunes. (Confession: I've caught myself singing "I Be Like Whoa" multiple times since the episode aired.) I've managed to stick with the all-star cycle through awful challenges, incoherent judging, and an array of mixed messages about what this season was actually about (spoiler alert: not modeling), so in the back of my mind, I thought this would be the point where the show really ramped up.

Apparently I haven't been paying attention to the last 16 cycles of Top Model, as All-Stars reverted right back to the foolishness the second the girls headed to Greece. One would think that the show would capitalize on the scenic beaches and gorgeous architecture of the country in order to produce some seriously stunning photo shoots, but oh no, that would be much too simple and, well, logical for Top Model: Irrelevance Island. Instead of something akin to, say, every Italian shoot from season two that emphasized the beauty of their surroundings in a series of professional, gorgeous, high fashion photos, we got the girls posing in a giant Greek salad and pouring olive oil all over themselves. Read More...


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