In the America’s Next Top Model show, hundreds upon hundreds of new and unheard of, amateur models audition for a place on the show. Several girls are to present themselves to the selected judges, which will select about fifteen contestants to appear in the show. These girls are chosen based upon their physical appearance along with other given qualities that should be present amongst models in the fashion industry.
Once the designated contestants are chosen, they are then flown to the location which they will be staying. This location is always a surprise for each new season of the show for the female contestants as well as the home viewing audience watching the show on their television set. It can range from a large mansion to a small apartment. This location, whether it be small or large, is where all fifteen of the selected contestants will be staying for the duration of the show. Here, their every move and spoken word will be video taped and broadcasted on television for all the world to see.
At the beginning of the show, the chosen girls are immediately introduced to Tyra Banks, who will serve as their host for the show, as well as one of the judges. She will then give them a brief idea and summary of the details the America’s Next Top Model show will entail.
After the contestants have been settled, they are almost immediately sent out to their first task. Throughout the entire show, the contestants will be given a series of tasks and photo suits. At the end of each episode of The America’s Next Top Model show, the photos from the latest photo suit the girls were on will finally be displayed for them along with criticism and praise from the other judges. The girl with the least appealing photograph will be sent home at the end of each episode of the show. The other remaining girls will return to their living quarters and wait to be instructed for the next task.
Each of the tasks that the girls are sent on are real tasks that would have to be performed for the average model’s day. These tasks can range from climbing 10 flights of stairs and having to pose for pictures immediately after, or going on modeling interviews where they must present their photo portfolio as well as walk as they would on the runway.
The rigorous photo suits which determine the elimination of the contestants are perhaps the most significant and difficult part of the show.
Once all but two or three of the contestants on the America’s Next Top Model show are eliminated, at the end of the season, the remaining final contestants are then sent to perform in an actual runway fashion show where they will be judged on their performance.
In the final episode of the America’s Next Top Model show, the final contestants are critiqued on all of their pictures up to that point as well as the performance they did on the runway show. Then, Tyra Banks announces the winner, who will be titled America’s Next Top Model.