America's Next Top Model Cycle 15 premieres Wednesday but we got a chance to preview the first two episodes and we will tell you this: It is good.
All the ANTM hallmarks are there: The screaming girls, the "she doesn't really want to be here" girls, the Jays, and Tyra with all her glorious Tyra-isms. But this season is being marketed as the "high fashion" season. The season in which the "bar has been raised." We might have scoffed at this when we first heard it, since most ANTM winners do not actually go on to be top models, but there's no denying that this cycle has got some serious fashion clout.
The winner gets a spread (not the cover) of Vogue Italia and the cover of their "Beauty in Vogue" issue. And the guest list this season is just as impressive as the grand prize: In addition to Vogue Italia's EIC Franca Sozzani, Diane Von Furstenberg, Zac Posen, Roberto Cavalli, Patrick Demarchelier, Matthew Rolston and Karolina Kurkova will all make appearances. DVF is a guest judge on the first elimination and we wouldn't mind seeing more of her on small screen. She's so regal. Also that super skinny super tall contestant Ann that everyone got freaked out about during the promos for the show? The one whose waist was so small Miss J could fit his hands around it? There's another much skinnier contestant whose weight proves far more problematic. But you'll have to tune in Wednesday to see the drama play out.
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