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'America's Next Top Model's' Shannon Ratliff: 'I was tired of being bullied in the judging room'

Shannon Ratliff is the most recent model eliminated from "America's Next Top Model." She talks to Zap2it about her experience on the show. Are you glad you came back to "America's Next Top Model"? "Wow, that's a tough question. It was pitched to me like it would be about branding and whatever in particular you want to do - if you want to do acting, you can focus on acting. If you want to sing, you can do that. And then it turned out to be the exact same thing as every other cycle."Do you regret your decision not to do the photoshoot in Greece?"No way, absolutely not ... At the end of the day, I knew they wanted a girl that would do anything. I have standards. I can't be controlled by people. There's something things I won't do and that's it. I don't try to force my beliefs on other people and I... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2011/11/americas-next-top-models-shannon-ratliff-i-was-tired-of-being-bullied-in-the-judging-room.html

Interview with 'Top Model' All-Star Alexandria Everett: Judging Inconsistency was 'Frustrating'

In last night's music video challenge , Alexandria sang about wanting to "go, go, go" ... which is exactly what the judges asked her to do when they deemed her video the least "viral"-worthy of the bunch. Or something like that. But, like so many of the all-stars I've spoken to this cycle, Alexandria sounded more relieved than disappointed that her time on the All-Star cycle came to a close. (After that music video madness, wouldn't you be, too?) Still, she maintained the thoughtful, mostly positive attitude about her experience that we saw throughout the cycle. Here's Alexandria: //www.buddytv.com/articles/americas-next-top-model/interview-with-top-model-all-s-42495.aspx

'America's Next Top Model's' Alexandria Everett: 'Promised it was going to be different'

Alexandria Everett is the latest contestant sent home from "America's Next Top Model" All Star edition. She tells Zap2it what she's been working on since she did back-to-back cycles and that she was was a little upset Cycle 17 was basically just like the one she'd just been on.Are you glad you went back for another cycle of "Top Model"?"Yeah, you know, I would definitely regret if I said I wasn't. I did it for my fans and I did it for myself, so I'm really happy with that decision. I feel like you can always learn from every decision that you make. I learned a lot, just like Cycle 16. I will use everything I learned to my advantage now in the real world."Were you surprised to get the call for All Stars? You couldn't have been off of Cycle 16 for very long when it came."Right after I got eliminated I left for... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2011/11/americas-next-top-models-alexandria-everett-promised-it-was-going-to-be-different.html

Interview with 'Top Model' All-Star Bianca Golden: 'I Stick to Being Myself and I Don't Apologize for It'

No A merica's Next Top Model all-star had a more fitting branding word, or made a more dramatic splash, than "candid" Bianca Golden. Whether you loved her honesty or hated her attitude, you've got to admit that the rest of this cycle will be much less exciting without her. But some stars just shine too brightly to last very long on Top Model , and Bianca's second go-around on the show burned furiously bright, from her week one photo shoot flip-out to her week 7 bathtub boycott, and every outburst in between. All the in-house drama and her opposition to the show's gimmicky marketing challenges were entertaining, but the All-Star experience ended up overshadowing Bianca's actual modeling talent. So it wasn't too surprising that, when the judges sent her home , Bianca seemed more relieved than disappointed. Here's Bianca to explain why she's glad she was eliminated, plus more on her contentious time on Top Model: All-Stars : //www.buddytv.com/articles/americas-next-top-model/interview-with-top-model-all-s-42477.aspx

Interview with 'Top Model' All-Star Kayla Ferrel: My Branding Word 'Free' Led to My Demise

As a spunky redhead with an inspiring backstory, a worthy goal (to become the first gay America's Next Top Model winner) and an amazing modeling portfolio, Kayla Ferrel of cycle 15 came in as one of the frontrunners in America's Next Top Model: All-Stars. Personally, I was pretty sure -- and hopeful -- that we'd see her in the finals. But, once again, I was very, very, tragically wrong. Last Wednesday, Kayla was sent home , partly because her photo portraying Snooki wasn't quite "hot mess" enough for the judges' tastes, but mostly because Tyra thought that, week to week, Kayla was becoming a "watered down" version of her former self. On the contrary, Kayla told me when we spoke on Friday, she wasn't watered down this cycle. Instead, the show essentially (and rather ironically) set her up for failure, using the word that helped her succeed in cycle 15: "free." Here's Kayla to explain: //www.buddytv.com/articles/americas-next-top-model/interview-with-top-model-all-s-42471.aspx

AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL (ANTM) Cycle 17 Episode 8 “Game”

AMERICA’S  NEXT TOP MODEL  "Game" Season 17 Episode 8 airs on Wednesday November 2 at 9 pm ET on The CW. Synopsis :  The All-Stars are given the most difficult challenge yet, as they are asked to write and sing a song  about their lives, with a surprising twist. A few of the models struggle with the task and reach emotional breaking points. Once the song is complete, rapper Game steps in to direct the women in music  videos based on their songs. André Leon Tally and Nigel Barker join guest judge rapper Game and Tyra Banks on the judges’ panel for the elimination. Read More... //www.daemonstv.com/2011/11/02/america%E2%80%99s-next-top-model-antm-cycle-17-episode-8-game/

Angelea's Music Video From ANTM Cycle 17, Episode 8 "Game" Revealed!

Perhaps the biggest diva in the America’s Next Top Model Cycle 17: All-Stars crew is Angelea, despite keeping her inner 716 mostly hidden underneath an afro-tastic weave of dignity. But that squeaky clean good-girl act may be over, judging from the tigress she is portraying in Episode 8 "Game." As we mentioned after Lisa D’Amato’s rap video from the same episode was leaked, the models will write their own songs and star in their own music videos. As opposed... //feeds.wetpaint.com/~r/wetpaint/latest/excerpt/~3/jlUkFnx6kDk/exclusive-angeleas-music-video-from-antm-cycle-17-episode-8-game-revealed

America's Next Top Model Perfume Might Make $10 MILLION

As we've already reported, there's actually a legitimate America's Next Top Model perfume hitting stores in January. If the new "glorious moment of victory"-inspired scent — that means honeydew, red currant, pink sugar, Tahitian vanilla, and musk, FYI — sounds like an iffy prospect to you, you should probably take another stab at business class. It sounds like Tyra may have hit gold once again. According to The Daily Mail, the perfume is expected to make $10 million in its first year.... //feeds.wetpaint.com/~r/wetpaint/latest/excerpt/~3/xFYVvrPAGO0/americas-next-top-model-perfume-might-make-10-million

Spoiler Alert: Does Lisa D’Amato Win the All Stars Cycle 17, Episode 8 Challenge?

Last week, we reported that America’s Next Top Model’s resident bad girl Lisa D’Amato would make it through the Episode 7 "Kathy Griffin" show. This week, we’re going to make another prediction, although no confirmations have been made just yet.Based on the fact that Cycle 17, Episode 8 "Game" will test the models’ ability to write, produce and star in their own music videos, we compared a few things we already know about the models’... //feeds.wetpaint.com/~r/wetpaint/latest/excerpt/~3/9L-aHw9yiQk/spoiler-alert-does-lisa-damato-win-the-all-stars-cycle-17-episode-8-challenge

'America's Next Top Model: All-Stars': Preview Lisa and Shannon's Original Music Videos

We've seen a lot of crazy things so far this season on America's Next Top Model: All-Stars . A LOT of crazy things, from aspirational hot dogs to perfume-scented bathtub parties. But next Wednesday's photoshoot-less episode may be the craziest one yet, as the remaining all-stars must each write and sing an original song, and then star in a music video for that song, directed by rapper Game (formerly The Game). Below, check out two sneak peeks from the girls' music videos, and these two couldn't be more different: First, it's Lisa's spastic, Ke$ha-esque sing-talking song, "I Be Like Whoa!" Then, check out Shannon's softer, sweeter song, "World Go Round." Oh, and if you thought Tyra could resist infusing every video with her insane presence and love for nonsense-words, well ... you don't know Tyra. //www.buddytv.com/articles/americas-next-top-model/americas-next-top-model-all-st-42409.aspx