Is 'America's Next Top Model' Rigged?
Is Janice Dickinson scarfing some sour grapes, or does the recent, controversial end to the most recent "America's Next Top Model" season prove a claim that the show has something fishy going on?
According to Entertainment Weekly, the ex-supermodel, reality show subject of "The Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency" and "ANTM" judge claims “Cover Girl are the people that choose the model — not any of the judges, not what Tyra says . . . Definitely . . . it’s rigged.”
Her accusation has flown in the wake of a Wednesday season finale that's caught some flack from observers. Lisa D'Amato won this latest cycle by beating out Allison Harvard, but not before Angela Preston was disqualified without explanation.
“After production wrapped on the current cycle of 'America's Next Top Model,' we learned information that made Angelea ineligible and she was subsequently disqualified from the competition," a CW rep commented. "As a result, new scenes were filmed to address this for the audience during the finale.”
Dickinson claims that she was "being conned" into her participation in the show, and that she was "depressed" when she learned that her input wasn't actually doing contestants any real favors because the fix, allegedly, was already in.
“When I found out, I split," she said. She also claims there's "backstory" of Banks supposedly treating Dickinson badly during production.
In the interview video below, Dickinson gives it to the people behind the show with both barrels before telling Banks "Eat a bag of skank!" Be warned, this is Janice Dickinson we're talking about - and she's getting catty with another model's name in her mouth.
Expect explicit language.
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