Top Model rubbed quite a few people the wrong way. Her previous connections with Tyra from her T-Zone camp smelled fishy to many. Some America’s Next Top Model fans are disgruntled and actively considering not watching the show any longer.
But while her previous fans are finding themselves disenchanted with Tyra, she is still earning praise from a variety of different areas.
Tyra’s daily take show has been nominated for a GLAAD Media Awards, presented by the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation. She, along with Oprah Winfrey, were nominated in the Outstanding Talk Show Episode category. Tyra was specifically chosen for her episodes titled “Gay Athletes & Rappers: It’s Not in to be Out” and “Transgender Kids.”
GLAAD’s president Neil Guiliano said, “This year’s extraordinary nominees exemplify the important strides we have made as a community toward creating a truly inclusive society…GLAAD’S persistent, effective efforts to educate media professionals continue to yield a growing body of stories about lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people that are more compelling, more honest and more real than ever before.”
The awards will be handed out on March 17 in New York.
Meanwhile, the America’s Next Top Model host and judge continues to build credibility for her daytime chat show by landing some pretty major names. With the presidential race become more and more frenzied, she’s managed to land Barack Obama, John Edwards, and Hillary Clinton. Tyra went out on a limb with Hillary by finally coaxing her to talk a bit more about the experience of living through the Monica Lewinsky ordeal.
Whether or not the fans she gained through America’s Next Top Model will ever regain their initial affection for the former supermodel remains to be seen, but in the meantime, she might not always feel the love from ANTM fans, but she can definitely find it elsewhere.
– Leslie Seaton, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
Source: E! Online
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