America's Next Top Model Preview: Shenae Grimes, Guest Photographer

When I think about America's Next Top Model, I think about a lot of things: Tyra's multitude of weaves that have been paraded around for 19 cycles, the endless string of model vocabulary that have become actual words and not just gibberish, the truly ridiculous photo shoots that have been both hilarious and cringeworthy in equal amounts. What I don't think of when I think of America's Next Top Model is taxidermy, but that's the direction we'll be heading in the next episode, airing Friday.

"The Girl Who Cries Home" is going to be all about cognitive dissonance, with the challenge appearing to take place on a night club runway (that looks like a strip club and features the ladies in moderately provocative attire), the photo shoot forcing each girl to act like a fierce deer on a mighty hunter's mantle, and 90210 starlet Shenae Grimes taking a turn as photographer for the occasion. Top Model has mashed weird concepts together pretty often, leaning into its kooky reputation more and more the older it becomes, but this looks to be (potentially) one of the strangest juxtapositions yet. And that's saying something. Which of the girls will be able to overcome the environment and serve some serious face (on the wall)? And which will not know how to handle the insanity and stumble right as their Top Model dream is beginning? Read More...


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