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Janice Dickinson Slams "America's Next Top Model"

Controversial results lead America to question the authenticity of reality TV competitions. After the “America’s next Top Model” finale that left viewers speechless, it appears a former judge is more than willing to tell behind-the-scenes secrets.

Janice Dickinson was suddenly dropped as “the mean” judge on “Top Model,” she recently admitted this week that the show is rigged, just like fans suspect. “Cover Girl are the people that choose the model — not any of the judges, not what Tyra says,” she said in a YouTube video. “Definitely… it’s rigged.”

Dickinson explained that she was disappointed when she found out the truth and felt “conned.” She thought she “was actually helping judge a TV franchise, that actually my say had any input — but it really didn’t,” the process made her depressed. “When I found out, I split.”

This is not the first instance of reality TV scandal. This year alone there’s been two major eliminations that cost America’s faith in competitions. The first questionable move this year was when the top-runner, Pia Toscano, was eliminated from “American Idol.” The 22-year-old was thought to be “the best voice” on the show, but was eliminated early in the completion. James Durbin, also expected to win the competition, also didn’t make it to the finals.

Just this week Rachel Crowe was voted off “The X Factor,” possibly the biggest shock of the year. The 13-year-old was expected to make it to finals, but she was voted off just before the semifinals. America’s in uproar, blaming producers for predetermining the winner.

Though producers will not comment on the elimination, the judges say it was the hardest elimination yet.


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Written by: mawarner
Dec 9th, 2011, 12:33 pm

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Message Posted On Sep 24th, 2012, 11:42 pm

I have been on the sets of a couple of reality TV shows and let me tell you they are Very Scripted. Not at all like the final product that the public sees. Where is the Truth in Advertising ? As usual is the case the Money rules in the USA, Big Business wins out over the truth time and again. I realize that this is entertainment, but as we all know through our own life's experiences that " true life is stranger than fiction" but these show producers think they can top human nature. Oh well what we end up with is flat unreal performances, which is what the USA is all about now..Perception is the New Reality !

Anonymous

Message Posted On Dec 12th, 2011, 3:33 am
Quite frankly, Rachel Crow is not that good, she often sings flat notes but then so did whisperer Drew and some other singers. Whenever I watched American Idol my ears would often hurt form all the off key singing. Rachel only gets away with it because most people to not have better hearing and are not musically sensitive. They simple do not know better and respond emotionally since she is cute and funny and thus they voted for her. M. Amaro sings much better then Rachel Crow but it just lacks emotional depth that Josh and Rachel are much better at, when they try, that which is why they were/are lead contenders. Mr. puppy dog eyes should be the next to go.
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Message Posted On Dec 10th, 2011, 11:04 pm

That is a very scary woman. Just saying.

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Message Posted On Dec 10th, 2011, 11:39 am

If anybody believes that these 'reality' shows aren't at least partially scripted, they're morons! Follow the money, people, follow the money!

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