Last night Tyra Banks and her posse of judges, including Nigel Barker, André Leon Talley and Jay Manuel, crowned America’s Next Top Model…Brittani Kline!
Kline was named the winner of ANTM Cycle 16 over runner-up Molly O’Connell after 12 episodes of photo shoots, makeovers, runway shows, and all the drama you’d expect with 14 would-be models living under the same roof. Her prizes included a $100,000 contract with CoverGirl Cosmetics, a contract with IMG Models, the cover of Beauty In Vogue and fashion spreads in Vogue Italia and Beauty In Vogue.
Was Kline deserving of the title? Decide for yourself – check out her entire ANTM body of work.
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Tyra Banks recently announced via Twitter that the 5th season of ‘The Tyra Show’ will be its last
, but her other show, ANTM, shows no signs of slowing down. In fact, Tyra’s pulling out all the stops; she’s somehow managed to convince André Leon Talley to join the judging panel
. Without watching a single episode of the upcoming 15th season, I already feel that ALT will give the show just a slight air of legitimacy that none of the other judges that have vacated that fourth chair have been able to – not Twiggy, not Paulina Porizkova, and certainly not Janice Dickinson.
There seems to be a bit of a scandal surrounding ALT’s new role, however, as Fashionologie reports that Anna Wintour apparently doesn’t approve. Having watched pretty much all of the last 14 seasons of ANTM and seeing the success (or lack thereof) of the Top Model winners, I really don’t blame Ms. Wintour. I’m a little surprised ALT signed on at all from that perspective, but as a viewer I’m really not complaining. Between the gorgeousness of Nigel Barker and the fabulosity of André Leon Talley, it’ll be difficult to pay much attention to the would-be models.
Image via LA Times