Cycle 15 of America’s Next Top Model doesn’t premiere until September 8th, but a preview for the show is already generating controversy.
The buzz is focused on Ann, a 6’2″ model hopeful from Dallas, who is so thin that Miss J can comfortably fit his hands around her waist.
“There’s something about her that I like!” Tyra squeals during her introduction. It’s not the reaction we expected from Tyra, she of the “Kiss my fat ass,” and championing plus size models on her show. We expected something more like the face Miss J made upon seeing Ann. (watch the preview here.)
And while we don’t see Tyra comment on how skinny Ann is during the preview, Jay Manuel comments that “she’s going to make Miss J eat tick tacks and watercress for the rest of the season.” We hope she doesn’t inspire the millions of young girls who watch the show to follow a similar diet.