- TV. Watch. Repeat. -The Dipp's 'TV. Watch. Repeat.' Podcast Digs Into The History Of 'America's Next Top Model's Pilot
In my hands, I have one show is in contention for being the subject of the next episode of TV. Watch. Repeat. And that show... is... America's Next Top Model, the genre-defining reality TV series that swirled onto the scene in 2003. Though my co-host Allison Piwowarski and I are leaning into the series like a broken-down baby doll, the show didn't leave everyone smizing — the history of Tyra Banks' America's Next Top Model Cycle 1 is filled with stories of friendship betrayals, alleged broken contracts, and lots and lots of frosted makeup.
Check out the latest episode in our TV origins stories podcast, in which we explore the series' first episode, which introduced us to Adrianne Curry, several Deal Or No Deal models, and endless fits of body dysmorphia to discuss with our therapists. You'll learn about a behind-the-scenes Easter Egg involving judge Janice Dickinson and contestant Elyse Sewell, just what it was like to film America's Next Top Model, and, of course, details surrounding all the drama. Be prepared for plenty of cringe.