There was an OMG moment at the end of America’s Next Top Model tonight. Tyra Banks is a constant surprise, but not talented at everything.
Tyra Banks filmed her directorial debut of the final four America’s Next Top Model contestants (Kayla, Jane, Anne, Chelsey) and it premiered tonight on The CW. This was shot in Milan, Italy and titled “Modelli Folli.” It’s a two-minute whackadoo fest that most would be embarrassed to attach their name to.
“To be honest, I was really nervous about directing the girls in motion for the first time. I have photographed the girls in past cycles as their photographer, but shooting a motion editorial was a completely different ballgame. When we wrapped, I fell to ground because I was exhausted, but excited at the same time! I have to tell you that I have a whole new respect for directors through this process! It looks easy, but it ain’t. I wanted to give the Top Model fans something different and visually appealing for the new high fashion cycle, so I hope they like it. If they do, maybe I’ll do something bigger in the future…(fingers crossed!),” says Banks.
Sadly, this “motion editorial” was funny in the bad way. Banks had a similar crash-and-burn moment when she did her music video on ANTM.