Parents' Guide to

American Beauty Star

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Model styling competition has lots of arguing, branding.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 15+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 14+

age 15+

Host and judges seem very forced. Show not organized well itself.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (2 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

This cutthroat reality competition series makes it clear that the styling industry is creative, competitive, and not always pleasant. It highlights the importance of understanding the craft and articulating a concept through fashion. It also notes the skills of true professionals, whose talents are often compromised by popular Instagram pictures and other amateur looks. Despite Adriana Lima's bland hosting style, the contestants and the styles they create are interesting to watch.

However, the competitive cast, many of whom have achieved their own successes as salon owners, red carpet stylists, bloggers, and social media stars, are as mean as they are talented. While the show justifies much of this by noting how cutthroat the industry is, it doesn't make it very pretty. So, American Beauty Star contains all the arguing, insults, and mean-spirited attitudes reality shows are often known for. If you find this entertaining, the show won't disappoint.

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