Alex95 Posted July 28, 2021 Author Share Posted July 28, 2021 Cycle 4 - Overall Thoughts No, this wasn't better than C3 lol. So let's just get that out of the way from the start. C4 has more Moments, I'll give it that. The flesh eating bacteria, Kahlen posing in a grave, Tyra yelling at Tiffany, the blackface photoshoot, "SHUT UPPPPPPPPPP", Rebecca fainting. These are all, undeniably, some of the most iconic moments in ANTM history. But other than Michelle's face and Rebecca fainting, they're also very uncomfortable moments that put a damper on the viewing experience. I do think with early reality tv you just have to look through it with an early 2000's lens or else you just can't enjoy it at all because sooooo much of it doesn't age well. I'm able to do that without excusing the ignorance of the time. However, C4 just has so many low moments that just make me cringe. I think the weakest part of C4 is their non-Moments. The moments in between the Moments. For the most part, it was just an average ANTM viewing experience. The girls participated in modeling challenges and photoshoots. Occasionally there was some minor tension and conflict. When things blew up, they really blew up. But I think what separates the great from the amazing is how entertaining it is when things aren't blowing up. And I don't think C4 hit a homerun there. I would hardly call it "bad", but it was probably my least favorite of the first four seasons. Speaking of which... 1. Cycle 3 2. Cycle 2 3. Cycle 1 4. Cycle 4 Gonna start keeping up with this 1. Tiffany - Her two-season arc is nothing short of amazing. In C3 she gets cut in the semis after getting in a bar fight, devastated that she no longer wants to be the girl that fights. After anger management, we meet a calmer, more mature Tiffany who becomes a fan-favorite, and a mama bear to Brandy, who she sees as a previous version of herself. I'm so proud of Tiffany for much she's grown. While Tiffany has grown, she has not changed. She still has to fight her inner demons and bite her tongue. Tiffany was never right to be America's Next Top Model. She's not the giggly covergirl the show wanted her to be, and that's okay. I'm glad Tiffany never lost herself and instead showed the world what a real and amazing woman she is. 2. Brittany - The heart of the show. Brittany is such a lovable party animal. It's rare I watch someone on reality tv and just think, I really wanna hang out with that person, have a drink, and hear some stories. I could listen to Brittany tell stories all day. Brittany brought a lot of levity to a rather dark season a lot of the time (though her final episode was also a bit dark and some of her comments were a bit #yikes). I'm still grateful for her presence this cycle, and I still think she should've won. 3. Keenyah - I'm not gonna lie, I was surprised by Keenyah's lowkey presence in the first half of the cycle. I remembered her being a bigger character and I was disappointed. But when Keenyah finally blew up, it was amazing, Keenyah was the overseas villain we needed and I loved it. From her food storyline, to tackling people at go-sees, to being savage as hell at judging, to everything about that final four episode. Keenyah just delivered and single-handedly ran that second half of the cycle. 4. Michelle - After the flesh eating bacteria she dies off a bit, but I still love Michelle. She's the socially awkward bisexual wrestler every show needs. I found Michelle shockingly relatable at times, and also too cringe to watch (which is a compliment btw). Just a really fun character who I thoroughly enjoyed. 5. Kahlen - I haven't quite converted the Church of Kahlen Rondot yet, but I get the appeal. For me, she's a bit too overly serious. I prefer my ANTM girls to embrace the madness of the show and instead she was just judgemental at times. But I also got the dorky and relatable side of Kahlen. She has a very dry wit and sarcastic sense of humor that I do enjoy. And Kahlen doing That photoshoot after her friend died is nothing short of spectacular. 6. Brandy - Thank you for providing us with essentially the only drama between the girls this season until the final four. Brandy was #2Raw2Real at times, but the first couple episodes were a bit of a snore for me, so I appreciate Brandy livening things up. I think Brandy's a good person, she was just very young. I'm soooooooo glad she had Tiffany there looking out for her. 7. Lluvy - Lol Lluvy. I love me a girl who can't model who lasts way too long . I feel like they could've dragged her even further, but for Lluvy's sake I suppose I'm glad they dumped her when they did. 8. Christina - Poor Christina. They really dragged this girl through the mud just because she's boring . I always appreciate ANTM's ability to eliminate a boring girl for no reason at all . Do I stan Christina? Of course not, she's boring. But similar to Nicole last season, I'm glad that became a part of her storyline. 9. Rebecca - She was truly a Star in the episode she fainted all around. Too bad she did nothing literally any other episode. 10. Naima - I still no nothing about her. She won, but I don't know who she is. I know she has a rough backstory that she kept alluding to, but never really went into all that much detail. Who are her friends in the house? What makes Naima tic? I've got nothing. I thought Naima was funny on the go-sees so...that's what I've got! But for our winner, I shouldn't be struggling to come up with anything to say about her. 11. Noelle - Ugh I hate the mom character, but I gotta give her credit for her role in the bacteria storyline. 12. Brita - I really think she's an underrated beauty. Unfortunately, she's also an irrelevant first boot. 13. Sarah - She was doomed from the start. All I remember about her is her Karen haircut and vaguely talking shit about Lady Kat in the first episode of something. 14. Tatiana - She way overstayed her welcome and I never understood her point. Why did we need Tatiana to make it to 7th place? I think Tatiana really showed her ass in her fight with Brandy & Tiffany and I hope she's grown up from that point because the microaggressions flying out of her were really ugly. I also didn't like any of her pictures so she should've been sent home much sooner for that as well. So here's the final photo chart, and I threw in there my top 10 photos of the season. I'm not gonna write about them just because you can go back in the thread if you wanna find my thoughts on them. And if y'all use this against me in the ANTM photos rankdown I'm coming for your asses 1. Brittany's Kloofing 2. Michelle's Zodiac Signs 3. Kahlen's 7 Deadly Sins 4. Christina's Animals 5. Kahlen's Animals 6. Brittany's Animals 7. Brittany's Wonderbra 8. Naima's Dancing 9. Brittany's Gas Attendants 10. Michelle's Wonderbra Tomorrow we start Cycle 5! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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