Parents' Guide to

Make Me a Supermodel

By Sierra Filucci, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Body critiques abound in lethargic catwalk show.

TV Bravo Reality TV 2008
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age 12+

Based on 1 parent review

age 12+

Ok I am Addicted!

Overall it a lesser version of Top Model---but there are hot men too! :) It does not seem to be as accepting of all body types like Top Model is becoming. My fear is that it could make kids with body image issues become more obsessed. The show had an episode where a man who owned an agency told one of the models with her size (and she was thin) that she would never be taken on. The men are hot---did I say that? :) Tyson is a boring host---he is definitely no Tyra!

Is It Any Good?

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While the format of the show resembles ANTM in many ways, it's less contrived -- there are no elaborate challenges or forced heart-to-hearts -- but it's also less interesting. The occasional model stands out with a charming personality or sense of humor, but most fade into the background or exude only painful-to-watch desperation. Perhaps looking to infuse the show with more drama, silly issues are squeezed dry, such as when one contestant refuses to wear a thong on the runway.

In one-on-one interviews, contestants frequently talk about being competitive and their hopes that the others will fail. While this seems a natural instinct under the circumstances, it leaves a bad taste in your mouth. The focus on body image is also a concern. In a typical scene, the head of a New York modeling agency tells a model that her hips are large and she'll "have to watch that." Or a contestant is told to hide her ears when she meets clients because they stick out. These criticisms, as well as the many scenes of models prancing around in underwear, create an intense focus on physical appearance with a fairly negative tone. Teens won't gain any useful lessons from this program.

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