I’m not ashamed to admit that I’m hooked on a bunch of reality TV shows. My top choices are the design shows — Project Runway and Design Star are both very special — and cooking shows like Hell’s Kitchen and Top Chef aren’t far behind. Between the designing and the cooking, though, is the modeling: America’s Next Top Model.
I am hooked on ANTM, and that addiction has extended to a furious devouring of all things modelish. I’ve even been known to watch Australia’s Next Top Model between seasons. The drama, the clothes, the challenges…I love it all. I especially love that this past season the winner of ANTM was a plus-sized model.
If you’re like me and love watching the drama behind the scenes of the fashion industry, don’t despair because the ANTM season is over and Project Runway has yet to begin: there’s been an influx of teen titles all about modeling and fashion lately! Here are a few to get you started.
How’s a fashion-obsessed teenager supposed to pay off a credit card? Get an internship in a fashion-forecasting agency, of course!
Emerson Watts was in a horrible accident. Now, she feels fine — but she has a strange craving for wasabi peas, and people keep thinking she’s a supermodel!
Annabel has it all, including a part-time modeling job. When the unthinkable happens, Annabel learns that what’s on the outside might not be so important, after all.
Cheryl Diamond was 14 when she began modeling in New York City. Her memoir, written at age 20, talks about her life in the business: the very high highs, the extreme lows, and starting over again.
Martial arts expert? Check. Explosives expert? Check. Psychic? Check. Computer hacker who can also pass as a supermodel? Well, we’ll find out!
Violet’s always been too tall, skinny and gawky to stand out, until she’s discovered in a movie theater by a modeling agent. Then she stands out in a big way.
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