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‘ANTM’ Takes Lovelies Closer to Fame, in Hollywood

In the course of ten cycles, madwoman Tyra Bank’s reality show has produced a grand total of zero supermodels. But the show's appeal is in the transformation of fourteen more or less average girls via a fabulous after-school-special format — the show preaches tolerance (as much as it does a fierce model walk) by selecting girls with major “issues,” like crackhead parents, Asperger's syndrome, a size 10 waistline. This season’s cause célèbre is Isis, a 22-year-old male-to-female transgender contestant from Maryland. And it's filmed in Hollywood, which will at least put the girls in closer proximity to fame.


America’s Next Top Model



Cycle 11 premiere

CW

Sept. 3

8 p.m.