‘America’s Next Top Model’: Cycle 17′s Most Ridiculous Moments
Waiter, there's a model in my salad (Nikos Papadopoulos/The CW/Pottle Productions Inc)
In addition to trying to make "booty tooch" happen, Tyra introduced us to her alter ego Tookie. Tookie is the main character in her book "Modelland," and she's obsessed with whipped cream and likes to suck on the thumbs of boys while the smell of blood oranges fills the air. During one particularly uncomfortable shoot, she directed the girls in her usual monomaniacal style in a motion editorial about Tookie. It was beyond the trippy craziness we're used to from Tyra.
That's "Top Model" backward, in case you couldn't figure it out. Not only did Tyra make the girls write their own songs ("I Be Like Whoa," FTW!) and star in their own videos, she and Internet sensation Keenan Cahill also squeezed their way in with their own "tributes" to these contestants' songs. It was definitely... different.
Bikini vs. Underwear, Part 1
During their initial challenge, Shannon freaked out when a stylist wanted to put her in a pair of panties. Now, we're not talking a thong, here -- these were ginormous by granny panty standards and had ruffles for days. No private-part exposure happening with those on. But she refused on principle and instead wore an itty bitty bikini bottom -- and let's just say we could tell if she waxed.
Bikini vs. Underwear, Part 2
The girls had another underwear challenge (this time posing in a Greek salad), and Shannon decided to abstain. Even though the underwear looked like a swimsuit. And an athletic swimsuit at that. So posing in a skimpy bikini is OK, but wearing a full-bottom undergarment is worth getting yourself kicked off the show. We be like what?
It's All Greek to Me
The girls had to pose in a giant bowl of Greek salad. And drizzle dressing on themselves. And try to be seductive and model-like while holding blocks of feta and kneeling in wilted lettuce. We're pretty sure it wasn't a fever dream -- unless you're Laura, who was basically on her deathbed during the shoot.