Everyone has that guilty pleasure, don't they? Well the new season of my guilty pleasure just started on Wednesday night. America's Next Top Model. :)
There are good things and bad things about this show. The bad ones are somewhat obvious. The show focuses on consumerism, degrading women into objects to look at and admire for their appearance only. The modeling industry uses women's bodies in order to sell things: clothing, jewelry, and makeup. Expensive and useless things.
You'd think that this show would make girls feel bad about their looks and make them anorexic and stuff, but I think it has the opposite effect, mostly because of Tyra Banks. She usually picks girls with personality who aren't necessarily beautiful over girls with incredible looks who have no personality or are absolute bitches. Tyra wants to give girls confidence.
I'm really not sure why I like this show. I kind of wanted to be a model for a while, and I think I could probably do it; I think I'm pretty, though I'm probably not skinny enough to be a regular model and too skinny to be a plus size model. Plus whenever the camera is on me, the pictures turn out to be crap, even if I look great in person. I don't know how it happens...
So, what is your guilty pleasure? :)