Shock of the Day: America’s Next Top Model is Rigged

Here we all thought that America’s Next Top Model was following in the age-old tradition of fashion industry experts plucking a girl from damn near obscurity and making her into a super model, all on a reality television show that was SO EFFING REAL.

And now the illusion is shattered: supermodel Janice Dickinson, who served as a judge on the panel for several seasons, has revealed to the world that America’s Next Top Model is RIGGED.

WARNING: the end of this video contains strong language that may not be appropriate for all viewers.

I, for one, am shocked and appalled. You mean, all those surprise eliminations, all those come-from-behind victory stories, those were all pre-scripted and faked in order to make a television show that would entertain and get RATINGS? Where is the purity in the world of modeling reality television these days? The child-like joy?

Okay, okay, I’m laying the sarcasm on pretty thick. But honestly, are there people out there who still believe reality TV is anything BUT the exact opposite of reality? Things are scripted out, winners are pre-selected by sponsers, events are editted to make certain people look better or worse. It is completely possible to know these things and yet still find the show entertaining. And even if a winner is pre-selected, how many ANTM contestants have we seen launch careers just from being on the show? It’s not as if it’s hurting the girls who don’t win, they’re still getting exposure and maybe a free make-over.

Does this revelation change how you feel about America’s Next Top Model? And are you also wondering what’s the difference between regular skank and Royal Skank thanks to Janice?