America's Next Top Model America's Next Top Model says: Later for that talent stuff, girlfriend. (We're all girlfriends when we watch ANTM .) Those who love (or even love… America's Next Top Model America's Next Top Model says: Later for that talent stuff, girlfriend. (We're all girlfriends when we watch ANTM .) Those who love (or even love… 2007-02-28
TV Review

America's Next Top Model (2007)

'MODEL' CITIZENS Banks and judge/photographer Nigel Barker are keeping it fetchingly fierce on the series' eighth ''cycle''
Image credit: Michael Yarish
'MODEL' CITIZENS Banks and judge/photographer Nigel Barker are keeping it fetchingly fierce on the series' eighth ''cycle''
EW's GRADE
B

Details Start Date: Feb 28, 2007; More

America's Next Top Model says: Later for that talent stuff, girlfriend. (We're all girlfriends when we watch ANTM.) Those who love (or even love to hate) the show know that actual potential for Top Model-dom in the real world has little to do with why we watch. Or why Tyra Banks and her sidekicks favor one poser over another. In season eight, we've got a girl who cries a lot and swears that every breath she takes is for her baby son. There's the girl who's a Russian immigrant bride, the girl who's intellectually vain (to be fair, she's the only one, yikes, who claims ever to have heard of legendary photographer Richard Avedon), the gawky, biracial punk, and the breadstick-thin Latina with a lot of mouth. There are also two, yes two, ''plus-size'' girls, an attraction the now juicier-size Tyra proudly points out as if she has funded an eating-disorder clinic in New Orleans.

I mock because I marvel: By now ANTM runs like a dream, a crazed circus of hair snarls and temperament snarls. Who's on top? The answer is easy: all of us slobs who get to judge at home. B

Sign up for EW.com's What to Watch Newsletter!

What to watch on TV. Hear what's on tap for the night ahead and get witty, morning after recaps of top shows (sent weekday mornings).
Originally posted Feb 20, 2007 Published in issue #923 Mar 02, 2007 Order article reprints
Advertisement

From Our Partners