As you may have heard, this past cycle of America’s Next Top Model was its last, news which prompted me to spend approximately six weeks binge-watching The Classic Years on Hulu — an activity I highly recommend. If it’s been a while since you watched ANTM, you may have forgotten HOW GREAT IT ONCE WAS.* Not only did it bring legit drama (Respeito! That time Shandi slept with that male model! JADE), the early seasons are actually chockful of real, actual, good, legit modeling advice from Tyra, who is that magical combo of knowledgeable and hammy. Even better, I promise you that every single episode you will say two things to yourself: (1) “Tyra is SO pretty,” and (2) “Tyra, WTF are you wearing?” Although I strongly urge you to use this holiday break to ignore your loved ones and go on an ANTM binge-watch (I, personally, only watched cycles 1-7, or Adrianne through CariDee, because once Twiggy was gone and the real judges roulette began, I could not go on), if you don’t have the time, I’ve got that last bit covered for you. Behold: all the crazy stuff Tyra wore during the glory days of Top Model. With bonus crazy from Jay Manuel.
PS: This is not the first time we’ve done this. In a latter — LESSER — season (that I still watched, originally, of course), TyTy Baby wore ONLY JUMPSUITS.
*Full disclosure: Heather worked on ANTM for several years. I did not.