America’s Next Top Gumby: Ann

08.10.10 7 years ago 9 Comments

The new season of “America Next Top Model” is about to begin and you can tell because of the frenzied preparations people are making seldom seen in the modeling world that I had to rewrite this sentence four times just to give the logic time to cohere in my mind. The video promo posted above features Ann, a contestant from Dallas who is said to be 6’2″ tall and weigh fewer than 100 lbs.

In another development in rabid defiance of expectation, Ann was lauded by show host Tyra Banks for her skinniness. THE VERY THOUGHT! And feminists, quite shockingly roiled by the admiration of the uncommonly thin, are concerned that Tyra Banks, a woman who has promoted acceptance for plus-sized women, would not shriek in blood-curdling horror at the sight of Ann. Even if you’d break her in half if you so much as bent her backwards.

I’ll give you all a moment to process the many incredibly improbable ways this story has played out.

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