Since the first episode, Cycle 19 was a disappointment for me. That may have been because C18 was, in my opinion, amazing, as was C17. I liked the idea of using college girls from a mix of Ivy League and community colleges because ANTM is a cultural influence on teenage girls throughout the world and so this may have been a huge encouragement for some of them. Shame that these were some of the bitchiest, shallow and most two-faced girls I have seen so far on this show. Some role models.
The contestants this year were one of the most irritating bunch of girls the show has ever had and made the cycle less likeable. They all hated each other and they all moaned about something or the other, save a few. Some thought they were better than everyone else (Kristin); some seemed to think that a troubled past gives you immediate modelling points, rather than real skills (Kiara); some were weird in a way which repelled support instead of encouraging it the way C17's Allison did (Victoria); while others just faded into the background (Alyssa). There was no chemistry between the girls in the house and it was all drama - I know it's a reality show, but it was boring to watch. If I...