I wouldn't consider myself a reality tv junkie, but I've been watching America's Next Top Model religiously for the last couple of cycles. So, when they came out with Canada's Next Top Model this season, I was all over it! I thought that a Canadian version would be SO much better than the original because, well, I'm Canadian! I even asked Liezel to record it for me because we were still in France for the pilot episode.
Sadly, I have not been able to sit through an entire episode of CNTM. I'm not sure what it is, but it is definitely not the same show as it's American counterpart. I think Tricia Helfer makes it worse! I'm not a big fan of Tyra Banks, but there is some train-wreck sort of quality about her that makes me watch the show week after week. Tricia tries to be as "dramatic" as Tyra, but she just comes off as monotonous and boring.
I haven't watched enough of it to have a distinct opinion of any of the girls, but I definitely don't like the guests and judges that they have on the show. They try to be mean, but they come off sounding dumb and I actually feel embarrassed for them! And maybe I'm just annoyed at seeing Jeanne Beker again after seeing her for years on Fashion Television - how does she manage to stay on the air?!
In any case, I'm disappointed by CNTM and I'm already looking forward to the next cycle of ANTM to fill the void in my Wednesday nights...