Tyra's "Top Model" franchise hasn't only produced mediocrity; a winner actually emerged from her show: Alice Burdeu. She has broke the barrier between being a "Top Model" Winner and becoming an actual, well, model. Granted, the girl won "Australia's Next Top Model", but it still astounds me when actual successful models are produced out of the Ms. Bank's franchise, when the typical advice is to "smile with your eyes" or "squint to add eye intensity".
I mean really, the American winners get contracts with Elite (an agency which is gaining momentum, what with head bobber Karlie Kloss and Ali Stephens) and Tyra shovels on a CoverGirl contract to top things off. Even after 10 cycles, America's Next Top Model winners have faded into obscurity while a rising star like Alice has risen to the top. Now, can someone demystify this contrast between the "winners" from America's Next Top Model and Alice Burdeu? Could it be Tyra's obssession with putting ratty weaves and extensions in the girl's hair during makeover time? Discuss.