hillary & amanda are your best friends, and also the hosts of your new favorite podcast. join us from cycle one while we discuss the trials and tribulations of the best modeling show in america, while musing about life, popular culture, and tyra banks.
ep 223: the girls get the london look
join us as we recap australia's next top model, cycle 5, episode 9 including: LONDON, migraines, elle macpherson, gerry/gary, fast and the furious, topshop, GO-SEES and alice burdeau.
ep 222: the girls form a circle of hate
join us as we recap australia's next top model, cycle 5, episode 8 including: hairspray, bullying, acting, pilates, fake crying, telstra, ford fiesta, beautiful bogans and grace jones.
ep 221: the girls are worse than pedestrian
join us as we recap australia's next top model, cycle 5, episode 7 including: pop stars, shaving, ruby rose, virgin air, plus size, smoking, white people dating and crazy eyes.
ep 220: the girls make chanel look catalogue
join us as we recap australia's next top model, cycle 5, episode 6 including: vaccines, queen mary II, trevor stone, 2009 fashion trends, moms, throwing up and pylons.
ep 219: the girls look expensive in the outback
join us as we recap australia's next top model, cycle 5, episode 5 including: the bush, ice sculptures, diamonds, russell james, cowboy hats, the prairie hotel, farm animals and furries.
ep 218: the girls film a shopping montage
join us as we recap australia's next top model, cycle 5, episode 4 including: fat shaming, mackers, runway, kit and caboodles, MINK SADOWSKY, kotex and s****y extensions.
I agree: good when it’s good
These girls are obviously very passionate and excited about Top Model and very well educated on the industry. That perspective gives a lot of really great insight into the bigger picture of the industry, and the love and nostalgia they have for the show is terrific.
I do agree that when they start getting off topic it gets more difficult to connect with them. I’ve found myself fast forwarding the first few minutes of each episode so I can just a get to the Top Model discussion. I also didn’t appreciate their cycle one comments on the girls deciding to eat pizza, which they described as a poor decision that Elyse was successfully avoiding. For all they speak about Tyra bullying the girls, they can get a little judgmental themselves...
I do NOT recommend tuning into ANTBF for a post episode experience, these girls are heavy on the spoilers, especially Amanda. You’ll want to tune in after you’ve completed a cycle to avoid spoilers like “so and so gets kicked off in three episodes”. I really wish they would enforce a spoiler alert policy or just cut back.
Overall, I think this is a pretty successful attempt at a Top Model podcast. The girls are passionate, intelligent, vibrant, and genuinely love Top Model.
Just too much
While I really did enjoy and agree with a lot of the hosts’ commentary on one of my favorite guilty pleasure shows, I couldn’t deal with all the screeching and giggling. It was completely distracting and annoying. Also, these girls are pretty self absorbed and lost in their own world. I’ve found another delicious podcast on ANTM that has no screeching and I’m much happier.
Did I discover this podcast less than a week ago? Yes. Have I already listened to over half a dozen seasons of it? Also, yes. I have chronic migraines that leave me hanging out in the dark a lot and this podcast has been my savior. Truly my light in the darkness, keeping me entertained through the pain. Love how knowledgeable the hosts are about the industry and how hysterical their cutting takes are!