The other night on America's Next Top Model, a show normally entrenched in mind-numbingly irrelevant issues like "to bleach or not bleach my eyebrows," a rare moment of true moral dilemma graced our screens in an unexpected place (Wal-Mart), during an unexpected challenge for 90-pound humans (a cut-throat relay race through that Wal-Mart).
During said race, Aryan Erin (she's been bleached to the moon, you see) let her inner line-backer come out and play, pushing and shoving and bruising the competition on her way to the Covergirl aisle. Then she proceeded to bruise their feelings too, purposely sabotaging another girl's chance of winning by hiding her golden ticket (her go-see photo), keeping her from crossing the finish line in time.
"Races don't have manners," Erin reasoned later.
Beyond the most obvious question about this situation (That would be, "What does a relay in Wal-Mart have to do with modeling?") another quandary presented itself last night. One that, SHOCKINGLY, Tyra never addressed within the hour of the show:
If dancing, smeyesing, interviewing, makeup-applying, 8-inch-heel-wearing, and tricking the camera into thinking you're taller are all parts of becoming America's Next Top Model (meaning, if you couldn't tell before, that this show is NOT about who has the purest modeling talent, but who has the "full package") and personality plays a major role in Tyra's judging and elimination process of said "full package," well, then shouldn't being a decent human being and not physically injuring your competition be part of it, too?