America’s Next Top Model has been on air for 23 seasons and most reality shows can’t make it through the 1st season, let alone 23 seasons. Supermodel Tyra Banks is Executive Producer, she created this show which was her baby.
Tyra began her career in modeling at age 15, she broke barriers by being the first black woman to be on the covers of GQ and the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Magazines. She was a Victoria’s Secret Angel and by the early 2000s, she was one of the top earning models in the world.
In 2003, Tyra created America’s Next Top Model, which she hosted for the first twenty-two seasons until the series cancellation in October 2015. VH1 picked up the show and tried to give it a new face with new judges as they hoped the series would do well on their network.
Now that America’s Next Top Model has been revamped and on a different network, she remained Executive Producer, but no longer hosts the show.
Tyra handed reigns over to Rita Ora for the 23rd season of America’s Next Top Model which aired on VH1, but according several sources, the former supermodel has not been happy with Rita Ora’s direction of the show.
A reliable source close to Tyra stated that she initially said that Rita is the “perfect” host for the series, the young songstress was not as ready for the position as Tyra had hoped. Bringing in new blood and removing herself from the show, she assumed the show would continue and ratings would increase and not fall. However, in the days of reality television, if it isn’t any fighting or drama, the show won’t survive.
When America’s Next Top Model began in the early 2000’s, it was as close to a reality show that we could get, now you have reality shows who are bringing the drama, fights etc.
I realize Tyra may not want her show to go down that road of fighting and drama filled nights but if she really wants her show to survive, she may need to amp it up just a tiny bit.
“There was hope that Rita would revive ANTM’s ratings” for the 23rd season, “but after a promising start, the numbers dwindled.”
When Tyra found out about the reason behind the down fall of ratings could be partially Rita’s fault, she was “sometimes unprepared,” said a reliable source close to Tyra who “was furious.”
I can’t say it was Rita’s fault why the ratings down spiraled, I used to watch America’s Next Top Model religiously, but when the other reality shows hit the air and they were drama filled, America’s Next Top Model was a done deal for me. I’m not saying Tyra has to go down that road, but I can’t see her blaming Rita for something she couldn’t control. Its Tyra’s show, not Rita’s.
A VH1 Rita is “a total pro” and they are “thrilled to have partnered with her.”
Love After Lock Up
WeTv’s new reality show, “Love after lock up,” is very entertaining and very informative. Ex-gang banger Lamar meets fiancee Andrea’s kids but they fear for her safety. Andrea has been dating this man for six years while incarcerated. It seems to me that she very desperate to have a man just to say that you have a man. That man can be using that whack ass line on anybody.
Johnna’s dad doubts Garrett’s proposal and I’m pretty sure we all feel the same way. James races to confront Alla and is shocked by what he finds. She’s scared that she may be pregnant. Which we doubt, she’s trying to secure a bag from anybody. Johnna confronts Garrett after he stays out all night with his friends. I mean what did she expect? He wanted and needed to just hang with fella’s and not her for only one day. But, Johanna couldn’t take it.
Lizzie’s release is met with devastating news, after weeks of no ring, Garrett makes an expensive purchase that upsets Johnna. Lamar gets a taste of Andrea’s jealousy hours after his release.
Garrett finally popped the question on Johnna’s birthday. The awaited proposal and big ring was everything Johnna hoped for. Except, when she broke the news to her dad, he wasn’t exactly happy, just a bit confused. Johnna’s dad says she has always sought instant satisfaction her entire life and that he’s had enough of it. In his opinion, Garrett only just got out of prison and Johnna is pressuring him to meet her at the altar way too soon. Now, Johnna might be second-guessing Garrett’s motive behind the proposal altogether.
Last week, Scott headed to pick up Lizzie from prison on her release date, but she wasn’t on the parolee list. Scott was devastated, he didn’t know what to believe. Was Lizzie pulling a trick on him all along or was something worse at play? After meeting with Lizzie’s attorney, Scott found out that she’s facing more hard time behind bars and he’s partially to blame. He’s not the blame, these are her decisions, you ca’t stop a person for being who they are.
On Lamar’s release, Andrea drove from Utah to California to find her fiancé so that they can start their lives together. With the another baby mama in the drama, things were off to a rough start, but the plan has always been for Lamar to spend six months in Los Angeles County post-release before moving to Utah to wed Andrea and join her family. Now that Lamar’s been out and had more time to understand the conditions of his parole, he’s learned about a major restriction that’s going to devastate Andrea. He can’t leave the state because of his parole. This woman packed up her clothes and her kids clothes to drive to his home state to meet the kids. She seems so desperate, holding on to a man who was just released from prison. She has to do better than that, she is her daughters role model and she should act accordingly.
Married To Medicine Recap!
Married To Medicine Recap!! Dr. Heavenly claims to be a relationship expert but she needs to stick with being a dentist or maybe going back to college to understand what a relationship expert really is. What qualifies her as being a relationship expert, because she calls her husband “daddy?”
I have much respect for Dr. Damon, he is always calm, very humble but he is the King in his castle, he never raises his voice but he stands his ground and supports his wife whether she is wrong or not. Dr. Heavenly is certainly blessed to have Dr. Damon as her husband, but she goes too far. She can be as outspoken as she wants too but the questions she asked Toya and Dr. Eugene was not her business and I applaud Toya for going off. Yes we see Toya and for us, she does seem a little disrespectful towards her husband but we see more of that coming from Quad towards her husband. The questions she asked the couple were for her benefit and not for the couples.
Dr. Simone and Cecil have always planned the couple trips through out the years and they have always been informative and helpful, they have always participated with their own issues but Dr. Heavenly refused to share any of her own problems with the group and that wasn’t fair. She claims that the issues she and her husband have are minor, bull that is bull donkey. No marriage is perfect and neither is hers.
Once she began to ask questions she seemed to pushed everyone’s buttons, it was a disaster on the beach! Jackie finally breaks down emotionally and allows herself to be open with Curtis in front of the group but Curtis doesn’t seem to see the big picture. He married a doctor, she knew she was a workaholic but for Dr. Heavenly to ask Dr. Jackie what did the other woman he cheated with do that she didn’t do? That is a hurtful question which shouldn’t have been shared for the group, but shared with Dr. Jackie and Cecil. Dr. Jackie was a trooper though, she opened up, I don’t fault her for wanting to fight for her marriage, I just wish Curtis would fight for her just a bit more.
Dr. Simone and Cecil hit the fan, especially when Dr. Simone asked him if it was okay for him to invest their money without discussing it with her first? Cecil went ham, he got loud, he told Heavenly that he and his wife have discussed it, the situation was over but Heavenly kept pushing. He stormed off the beach, he felt bamboozled but he acknowledged that he was wrong. Cecil and Dr. Greg followed him and they calmed him down. He apologized to his wife and the group but this is not over, Dr. Simone has already filed for divorce.
Quad and Greg are in a rock and a hard place. I feel what Quad is saying, she just wants appreciation and as her husband he can’t continue to throw up the fact that he takes care of her, he’s supposed too but Quad is very disrespectful to her husband and its embarrassing. Maybe if she shows his appreciation for her, maybe their marriage can last. Paying bills for the both is what a man is supposed to do, he can’t continue to throw that in her face when she has a job and college educated.
Mariah shares with Dr. Jackie that she has been where she is now. Yes, her husband has cheated on her and its okay to fight for your marriage. Mariah definitely impressed me by sharing her story and Dr. Jackie was definitely appreciative that Mariah opened up and shared her story.
If it wasn’t for Dr. Damon, this trip would have been a disaster. Heavenly likes to push buttons and with these ladies, it always turns into conflict. Now that Dr. Simone and Cecil are divorcing, who will plan their next couples treat? Please don’t let it be Dr. Heavenly, she is too shady for me.