It should come as a surprise to no one that the first words spoken in this new America's Next Top Model
preview are Tyra announcing, "I did it!"
For there is one immutable law in Top Model
land, and it is this: It's all about Tyra. Always.
But this time around, I can't blame our ever-crazed host for giving herself a little pat on the back, even in the very first second of the very first promo, because ANTM
cycle 17 looks like it's gong to be that
good. Except for a few glaring exceptions (no Jade?!), the cast is chock-full of the best, bitchiest and beautiful-est eliminated models from cycles past. Those who caused the show's biggest drama, those we still think got robbed, and those who made us laugh every time they opened their mouths -- every group, and almost every cycle (even 1 and 2!) is accounted for. I'm not saying they'll change the fashion world anytime soon -- some of them weren't really serious competitors to begin with, and a few of them are ancient in model-years -- but imagining the antics that will ensue when these women are all in a house together is giving me giddy giggles. And the judges look amazing.
So: Yes, Tyra. You're right. You DID do it. After 16 seasons, you got me excited about ANTM
again. Watch this preview for the new cycle, which premieres September 14 on the CW, and then go below to see the first cast photos of the cycle 17 all-stars:
There's our first look at Isis, Bianca and Alexandria in action -- but who else is in the all-star cast of "fan favorites"? Check out all 14 all-stars below, then tell me in the comments: Who are you rooting for?(Image courtesy of CW)