America's Next Top Model Preview: The (Runway) Walking Dead

In its 19 cycles, Top Model has covered a vast array of photo shoots to subject the models to. From the simplest of beauty shots to everything from nudity, food, animals, heights, and treadmills, the show has put each cast through the ringer and tested their ability to adapt to the most extreme of circumstances. This cycle, they've had to deal with a bikini shoot, a taxidermy shoot, and a nudity shoot, so what might be next on the agenda?

If you guessed zombies, you're a pretty good guesser or you paid attention to the brief promo at the end of last week's episode. Top Model may have done a horror movie-influenced shoot during cycle 16, but they've never embraced the recent undead trend, which was shepherded into prominence by AMC's The Walking Dead. The behind the scenes video released by The CW features creative consultant Johnny at a neighborhood prime for something nefarious - it's very prototypical suburbia, though the house he comes from is a little broken down. All goes well until...

...a hoard of model-zombies (mombies?) emerge from the fog and try to, well, eat his hat or something. The shoot will be a lot darker than a typical Top Model shoot, which tends to be very bright and very exaggerated; cycle 19 has actively tried to fuse Top Model's past with what it's learned from its history, so perhaps we'll be getting more shoots like this in the near future.

America's Next Top Model: College Edition airs Fridays at 8:00 on The CW. You can check out a recap of the most recent episode here and another preview for the upcoming episode here, as well as the TVOvermind America's Next Top Model discussion forum here.

How do you think a zombie photo shoot on Top Model will turn out? Do you like that they're doing something a little darker? Which model do you think will rise to the occasion and pull a first callout?


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