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The 27 Weirdest "America's Next Top Model" Photoshoots

Now 20 cycles in and still consistently bringing the crazy. Tyra wouldn't have it any other way.

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24. Cycle 10: when the models had to pose on that big, wet mylar sheet used in theater show Fuerzabruta.

If you look closely, the water patterns make it appear that Whitney Thompson (the cycle's eventual winner) is pooping.

21. Cycle 13: when the models had to pose as "bi-racial beauties" in a shoot that basically amounted to blackface.

Fun fact: The show had actually featured some blackface before, back in the fourth cycle with the "Got Milk" photo shoot.

14. Cycle 14: when the models had to pose naked save for a single accessory.

This is Alasia Ballard's infamous butt naked shoot (right), which new judge André Leon Talley proclaimed he would happily "hang in [his] salon."

12. Cycle 4: when the models had to pose in coffins, embodying the seven deadly sins.

Hilariously inappropriate for two reasons: firstly because model Kahlen Rondot received word that a good high school friend had died, secondly because it marked the start of the show's mocking of fellow model Keenyah Hill's apparent weight gain. (She landed gluttony.)

11. Cycle 7: when the models had to pose in Hair Wars-style wigs. I mean, there's a parrot made of extensions in the mix here. Brilliant.

These could be almost be Top Model makeover shots, but not quite. Give Tyra a few more cycles though, and she'll be telling some teary hopeful that she'll look much more high-fashion with this sort of get-up.

10. Cycle 18: when the models had to pose in Hello Kitty-covered clothing. There's a toaster stuck to the wall in the background.

Also note all the awkwardly stereotypical styling: rice paddy hats, origami, Chinese lanterns...

7. Cycle 5: when the models had to pose with the cast of Jackass. And then Lisa D'Amato outdid even Steve O by peeing in a diaper on set.

This moment is particularly brilliant in the greater Top Model context, because Lisa won the show's All Star cycle.

6. Cycle 7: when the models had to pose WHILE FLOATING IN A WIND TUNNEL.

Naturally, this is an advertisement for CoverGirl's TruBlend foundation. Aren't you sold on the product?

2. Cycle 7: when the models posed as celebrity couples.

At the week's judging panel, the cycle's eventual runner-up Melrose Bickerstaff (right) was complimented for looking just like Donald Trump. Isn't that the sort of thing every would-be model wants to hear?

1. Cycle 17: when the models had to pose in a human-sized bowl of Greek salad, pouring olive oil on themselves all sultrily.

Look at those horrid huge lumps of Feta and imagine how bad they smelled during this shoot. Gross.

All photos courtesy of America's Next Top Model, via all-antm.net.