While I agree with Ms Banks theory of giving "small town" girls a chance to get in the door of such a competitive industry, I have to agree with some of the previous posts. What about "other types"? The plus size (sadly, at size 8, where do I fit?), older women AND MEN. WE, too, have something to bring to print, fashion and, yes, to young women and men - a sense of self, poise and wisdom. If Ms Banks would like to truly have "America's" models, why not do what you ask of your models every episode? Push that envelope; your comfort zone. Let's see some cycles that allow the "not so skinny" and the older models to shine.