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ANTM Fierce Guide to Life: Genius or Dumb?


Oh wow. The folks behind America's Next Top Model have a book on the way, and it's claiming to be "A Fierce Guide to Life." Come April, we'll be able to turn to this tome for actual, earnest advice on topics that apparently include:

  • Applying makeup
  • "Runway etiquette"
  • How to wear a crop top from Hot Topic
  • How to keep hydrated (I wonder if it involves water? We'll have to wait and see!)
  • Understanding that "beauty starts on the inside"

I'm assuming there's also a chapter on smiling with your eyes, but that's unconfirmed.

Now, I do love me some ANTM but . . . I don't know what to do with this book. I don't think it's ironic or silly enough to put on my coffee table, and I also honestly can't imagine anyone taking these tips seriously. Now, if Tyra Banks, queen of my heart (OK, not really), had written it, or even the Jays, maybe we'd have a different situation — but it's actually by the author who brought us Kung Fu Panda: The Secret of the Scroll. So, as it stands, it seems just like a lame attempt to make some money.

What do you guys think? Dumb idea? Or genius? Could you see this on, say, the Urban Outfitters book table? Who's going to buy this, besides friends and relatives of people who are trying out for ANTM? And shouldn't it at least be called a guide to the fierce life? I don't care how fierce the guide is if the life I get from it isn't fierce, you know?

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