Have you dreamed of becoming a model? Do you think you have what it takes to land a spot on America’s Next Top Model? Like American Idol for singers, Top Model is the be-all-end-all in reality show competitions for young, aspiring, and stick-thin models. But what’s it really like behind the scenes of this top-ranked show? Ex-model, actress, and author Paulina Porizkova dished (old article expired) with a Dallas Morning News reporter about her experience as a guest judge on the show. It seems she was none too enamored with host Tyra Banks, saying about her:
She does her work very well, but as a person I can’t tell you if she’s nice or not nice. I have no idea. If it was me, I would take the time to establish contact with my coworkers. I think you should not treat people that work with you like they work for you.
Check out the article for more inside scoop on the show and Paulina’s beef with the too-skinny look that permeates the industry today.
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