Posts Tagged ‘America’s Next Top Model’

    Models and role models

    Wednesday, November 18th, 2009

    If you watched the finale of “America’s Next Top (Petite) Model,” I’m curious to hear your thoughts.

    Of all the seasons, Cycle 13 got it right. The panel of judges did away with the vapid, conceited and cut-throat personalities and chose two women who displayed beauty, compassion and substance — not to mention a genuine camaraderie and concern for each other.

    Does this mean short women are nicer than short men? Hmmm…. But I digress.

    Though the victory of drop-dead gorgeous redhead Nicole wasn’t a shocker, Ben and I were rooting for “Kentucky” — better known as Laura — whose innocence, infectious optimism and irresistible Kentucky twang made for a girl as sweet as apple pie. With that said, I was still happy for the winner, who herself was painfully shy and awkward growing up.

    At last, the spotlight was cast on pretty women who were also undeniably beautiful on the inside, despite whatever personal or socioeconomic challenges the two have faced in their lives. Thank you, Tyra.

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