Parents' Guide to

America's Next Top Model

By Caroline Gates-Shannon, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

A guilty pleasure in model form -- OK for teens.

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Community Reviews

age 14+

Based on 12 parent reviews

age 18+

Panel fake

Fake and phony especially the blogger on show
age 10+

This title has:

Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (12):
Kids say (41):

The competition aspect of America's Next Top Model is entertaining, and viewers are likely to find some of the characters interesting and engaging. Contestants come from a variety of ethnic groups and socioeconomic backgrounds, and several talk about seeing modeling as a way to overcome their difficult circumstances. This nod to diversity is definitely a step forward and has the potential of creating talking points for parents and teens -- highlighting the very different and unique faces of beauty.

But parents can expect some strong language during fights, as well as some less-than-positive images of women (cattiness, value based on physical appearance) and problematic messages about women and their bodies. But for mature teens, it's a peek into the fashion world and an absolute guilty pleasure.

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