MediaTakeOut.com has been inundated with emails from angry readers who believe that Saliesha, the winner of this seasons America's Next Top Model cheated. And what's worse is the readers believe that Tyra helped her do it!!
Here's the evidence that the readers point out. First, Saleisha attended Tyra's T-Zone camp when she was 14 years old. And the two ladies have reportedly stayed in touch ever since.
Second, according to the Official Rules and Regulations of ANTM, contestants must not have ANY prior modeling or TV experience. Here is the exact phrasing in the contract signed by both producers and all the models:
[Contestants] must not have previous experience as a model in a national campaign within the last five years (including, but not limited to, appearances in television and print advertisements)
This is important, because Saleisha has been a national spokesmodel for Especially Wigs for more than a year now. Click here to see Saleisha's modeling pic.
Third, Saleisha has reportedly has done dozens of commercials - including this Wendy's commercial shot less than a year ago.
And finally, Saleisha was one of the models that Tyra used on her very own talk show. Check out the below clip, shot last year, which shows Saleisha walking the runway on Tyra's show:
Word is that a number of the other contestants from this season's ANTM are looking into possibly bringing a lawsuit against Tyra and the show for cheating.
are you surprised? you know tyra made that show to bring more black models in the game!
And it's about *** time too
well..dont ppl do that all the time in real life?
help ppl that they know
plus she looked better than all those b.i.t.ches on the show anyway. get it together
however if i was that one chick bianca
id sue the *** out out of tyra
so *** what, you can not have had a contract within the past 5 years. MTO yall on some *** ***. MTO: No hate in 08
Top 5 byatches
Ok MTO are we supposed to be surprised??? I can name a few girls on the show that were in videos.
Monique was in Getting Some Head video by Shawnna
Camille was in Get it on Tonite by Cam'ron
Jade was in Change Clothes by Jay-Z
So what! White people help out each other all of time. Because when you look at the British next top model they delete the black models so fast it is not even funny.
Something seems suspect,I'm very disappointed that Tyra would think this would go unnoticed. I don't know if I'll be watching the show again.I've lost alot of respect for Tyra.
that so shi.t...me personally i dont thing saleisha deserved to win
im just saying
MTO....you Simple Simon *** Mofo's...when she 1st arrived on ANTM, Tyra said to be fair she told all who actually watched the show that she ALREADY KNEW SALEISHA. PAY A FU@KING ATTENTION.
What if that show is done after she won the championship. Hello, a lot of times those shows are done in advance... HATERS.. STOP DRINKING THE HATORAGE..
@Lilah30 - - You took the words right outta my mouth.
I really don't give a *** about her cheating cuz at least she cheated to help out a sista, we already have enough pink supermodels, why not add a lil color? Do ya thang Seleisha and Tyra, and for real...Seleisha worked her way to the top
AND....Im with evette29 on this one.....
You know what they say...'LOYALTY FIRST!'
Anyone who watches anything with Tyra Banks even associated with it is an idiot. She is so shameful to her race and women as a whole. Tyra needs to go somewhere and retire her fat ***!!!!
geez, cant a sista get a break
That can't really be what the contract said because Jade was in Jay-Z's "Change Clothes" video AS A MODEL and wasn't she real *** on the show because of her previous modeling experience??? And Tyra NEVER chose a Black winner until that drunk girl Lisa (from like Season 5 or 6) called Tyra out on her talk show when Nicole won over Nik and Bre saying "well, we all knew it wasn't gonna be a Black winner". Then Danielle turns around and wins. Go figure.
Anywhoo, MTO, *** the hell up. Yall always trying to dig dirt and start a controversy. Just be happy the Black girl won!!!
As far as looks i liked heather but she was just not going to make it on the runway. Bianca looked a mess. So Salisha it was. She killed the runway. She almost got her azz sent home a few times so i think she deserved it..I think they sort of mix it up. one white , one black , one other.. The only blacks have been Eva, Danielle and Salisha and the others are Niema and Jaslyn. the rest have been white adrianne, yoanna, caridee, nicole. so its all good.
That's the name of the game. George Bush did it. It's called Loyalty! Who give a ***! You will still watch it no matter what!
I didn't watch this season, because frankly, I'm burned out on ANTM and I get annoyed that it is produced by a so-called Black woman and out of 13 girls, it's usuall about 3 Black ones. I thought Tyra started this show to open the door for more Black models, I should've known that wasn't true coming from that disgrace to the Black race. But I saw a few minutes of it a couple weeks ago. I didn't realize that Saleisha is so pretty. She has a classic, standout yet natural type of beauty about her.
Oh yeah, I was incorrect in my previous post saying Danielle was the first Black winner, forgetting about Eva. I think Yaya DEFINITELY should have won over Eva. But weighing the options (brown-skinned, long kinky black hair, dark-brown eyes, afro-centric personality versus lighter brown-skinned, straight or culry blonde hair, greenish-brown eyes, sense of style that can be modified to fit white designers) there was no way Tyra was gonna pass Eva up for Yaya. An undeserved win, but at least she was Black.
this story is a few days old. Anyhoo, if the contestants can bring a lawsuit against Tyra and he show then they should because this is just wrong. The girl obviously had experience before the show and should not have won.
Ready to get away?
so what,if she won, she deserved it. she worked hard just like everybody else
youtube have to me proof this *** because that dont even sound right the tyra that i know is not scandalous please. yall just need a story so u made up one.
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I DONT BELIEVE THIS ONE BIT. how they gon say that models are not aloud to have any modeling experience, when jade, eva, and ( i cant think of any right now) but i know lots of models that were on antm had modeling experience before coming on there, thats no secret. even during the episodes u heard the judges say themselves, that such and such has modeling experience or such and such used to model here or there. i think that some of the publics problem is that too many black models are winning so it has to be a scandal somewhere right.I bet u if chantal would of won this would never had been an issue. PLEASE! GO SALEISHA IM GLAD U WON.
RAMI KASHOU IS ALSO A CONTESTANT ON PROJECT RUNWAY SEASON 4.
DO NOT BELIEVE THIS.
MTO WATCH OUT LYING ON PEOPLE
YOU WILL GET SUED AND ALL POWER TO THEM.
LYING ON PEOPLE IS LOW!
Tyra needs to end this show anyway..after like 7 seasons its just not the same anymore..I didnt watch not one episode of this season, neither did any of my friends and we used to LOVE this show..it lost its appeal and how many times can you watch a show with the same premise..Tyra needs to just focus on her talk show and stop trying to be a media mogul, dipping her hand in everything and giving poor quality as a result..if these accusations are true, which it is very likely, its going to give the show and Tyra a bad reputation..I always said Tyra was a fake azz woman who is scheming to be the next Oprah..she will do whatever it takes
I DIDNT EVEN KNOW THE FINALE SHOW AIRED...WHEN DID THIS HAPPEN?
and I think its a lie that theyre not supposed to have any prior modeling experience..but the fact that this girl attended Tyra's T-Zone camp and kept in touch with Tyra, seems very sketchy and I would certainly think Tyra helped her cheat just from that fact alone..and lets keep it real, if a white girl won instead of Saleisha, and we heard these accusations, we would be screamin and hollerin and all p*ssed off about this
AND ....... WHO WERE THE FINAL TWO CONTESTANTS?
IF SHE WAS GOING TO CHEAT, IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN FOR A FULL FIGURED MODEL. TIRED OF THE SAME OLD SH!T QUITE FRANKLY. LIGHT, WHITE, OR DARK, I WANT A FULL FIGURED GIRL TO WIN.
WHO CARES????? They got on the show to gain exposure. Alot of them have gotten it. People didn't even know who these chicks were and now they are "household names". Besides, they said in the very beginning ON THE SHOW that Tyra knew her and even showed the pics of them together at the camp. I DO wish they would actually give a fuller figured girl a more fair chance, but hey it's Tyra's *** show she can do what she wants with it.
@ LONNYDAN , SO YOU ARE CONTRADICTING YOURSELF. HERES WHAT YOU POST " SO I KNOW WHEN PEOPLE LASH OUT @ ME THEY HAVE TRULY SEEDED HATE ABOUT THEMSELVES BUT WANT TO SAY I AM A HATER"
I HAVE READ MANY OF YOUR POST ,YOU LASH OUT @ ALL LIGHTSKINNED SISTERS . SO YOU MUST TRULY WANT TO BE LIGHTSKINNED AND HATE YOUR BEAUTIFUL BLACKNESS. I READ YESTERDAY YOU SAID ABOUT SALLY RICHARDSON "IT O:*** IF SHE HAS A BLACK MOTHER " WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BLK MOTHER WHITE FATHER STILL HAVE MIXED BLOOD IN YOUR VEINS. SALLY IS NATIVE AMERICAN & AFRICAN AMERICAN. YOU NEED TO LOVE YOUR BLACK SKIN AND STOP HATING ON LIGHTER SKINNED SISTERS WE ARE ALL OF THE HUMAN RACE. BY THE WAY I AM MIXED WITH A BLK MOTHER WHOSE SKIN WAS DEEP DARK AND BEAUTIFUL .
So? Isnt it usually about WHO you know anyway? Puhlease! I'm still glad she won..and dont the girls on the show always talk about previous experience that they've had?
Hmmm-mmm! I knew she looked familiar!
Oh well, what part of Hollywood isn't a setup?
I still don't see the chick as high fashion. She's commerical/print all the way.
ABOUT TIME....WHITE FOLKS HAS DONE THE SAME THING FOR YEARS. HISPANCIS DO IT, ASIANS DO IT, EVERY NATIONALITY DOES IT FOR THERE OWN. WHY IS IT THAT WHEN BLACKS DECIDE TO HELP EACH OTHER, THERE IS ALWAYS SOMEONE MAKING AN ISSUE OF IT. KUDOS TO TYRA...YOU GO SIS
Although the title of the article makes for good conversation…I don’t think anyone should be surprised that the contestants have prior experience. The show has always been about finding the so called “next” top model….not “do you want to be a model.” So it makes sense that the models participating in the show have worked to some degree or another in the industry. The point of the contract is to exclude established industry professionals and keep the contest between up and coming hopefuls and those new to the industry. Look at the evidence regarding this season’s winner….had she not won or at least been an audience favorite, no one would really have noticed or cared about her burger commercial or the Tyra show appearance….can anyone name the other models that appeared with her that day? What about the name of the other girl in the burger commercial? Without ATM she and the other contestants would still pursue the “little” gigs, model camps or whatever hoping to be discovered (noticed).
if its about who you know in this case, thats very unfair to the other contestants and to the viewers..if its all set up and fake youre wasting your time watching it and the other girls are wasting their time being there, getting exposed for ratings..they should never allow a contestant on the show who has any previous relationship with anyone that works on the show-especially TYRA! come on now..thats not right..when you enter any contest it should be fair game for everyone..yes some people become Tyras pets or her favorites, but not before the *** show even begins! anyway, no one will know who this girl is in a few months..can anyone say that theyve seen any former winners do anything significant? has anyone seen any of them lately? I think Eva did a few things but thats about it
THAT'S WAT TYRA BANKS GET.
I WAS GONE COMMENT BUT THIS STORY SUCKS SO I HAVE NOTHING TO SAY BUT ALL POWER TO THE PEOPLE
Oh get the *** over it u bland *** up skin tone having bony b1tchez
She's the winner... the end :-)
I think they need to be more clear in regard to whether a person can have ANY experience, I mean I think the show is better when that has no EXPERIENCE AT ALL, because that is why the challanges are fun to watch BECAUSE THEY ARE a challange.....I think now the show expects you to become prepared, maybe they need a spin-off for people who have experience...but at least most of the winners are BLACK !!! HA!
Lovely... u IMBECILE.... stay on topic
just dumb azz b1tchez e'rwhere
OOOH JUICY I GUESS TOMORROW YOU WILL GIVE US THE TRUTH...
HA! Welcome to the REAL WORLD The WHO KNOWS WHO part of it aint nothing new WISE UP
THIS IS REALLY CRAZY SO IF SHE WOULDNT HAVE WON THEN NONE OF THIS WOULD HAVE COME OUT RIGHT? AND WOULD ABOUT SESON 7 WITH JADE WHERE SHE STARRED IN MORE THEN A FEW VIDEOS AND NO ONE SAID ANYTHING ABOUT HER...PEOPLE NEED TO REALIZE THAT THESE GIRLS ARE OUT THERE TRYING TO BE DISCOVERED AND CARVE THEIR WAY INTO ***!!! PEOPLE MAD BECAUSE ANOTHER BLACK GIRL WON!!! TELEM TO GET THEIR OWN WHITE SHOW SO THEY CAN PICK THEIR OWN WINNERS!!! WE LOVE YOU SALEISHA!!
It's funny how everyone talking about her now... But on the show they all were saying they Love Tyra... Lets not forget that all these "girls" were a nobody.. till they got on her show... she helped open the doors for some of them.. Like my mom has told me... Don't bit the hands that feeds you.. I'm not saying that what she did is right but Tyra is not the only one whose done that... That designer on the last year show... Was on Project Runway... but anyways.. Stop hating on her...
@lonnydan, I've always agreed to an extent with your posts. I usually laugh when I read them. You are somewhat right when you say that black people are mentally ill. Everything for them is the light skin color and I HATE THAT.
As a very light skin sister, I myself have had to deal with rejection because I AM LIGHT SKIN AND HAVE A DIFFERENT COLOR OF HAIR THAN BLACK. So it goes both ways.
Anyway, keep making me laugh with those funny comments, you are one of my favorite posters.
ok. I read the rules for ANTM to apply and it says you may or may not have prior experience. Jaslene had a lot of experience and was on the cover of hair magazines and Jade was in videos. All within 5 years of them being on the show. Those aren't the words. Those words were definitely rephrased.
It's not like she didn't deserve it. She definitely worked harder for it then the other girls.
So what?? yt has been doing the same thing for decades now, its called nepotism all the American presidents were related a little known fact they kept from the American public expect for the Bush family and those clowns wanted his incompetent brother Jeb to be the next president. talk about a family of complete incompetent boobs running a country in the ground. when I was in nursing schools they would not hesitate to kick the black nurse's out, but kept the little drunken white *** in, even given them answers to the test. most white doctors you see their fathers and grandfathers were doctors, same with lawyers, educators the political sector. this is how they maintain white supremacy and lets not forget cooporate America who hires their incompetent sisters, brothers, cousins, friends and all type family members. this is why you see all these politicians who went to these Ivy league colleges you think they are really smart? hell no their fathers are golf buddies or give to the school. even if they are dumb as hell they still get awarded degrees that you and I have to work 3 times as hard to get, it we get them. also the police force, army and I could go on and on but you get the picture. so leave Tyra and her lace front alone.
I KNEW IT I KNEW IT I *** KNEW IT THAT GIRL SALESHIA WAS TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE AND I KNEW BIANCA should have won TYRA IS A FAKE A FRAUD ANDphony
more lies. always hating on tyra. there isn't one prominent black female that mto doesn't hate.
Everybody needs to stop trying to turn this into a black and white issue. This has nothing to do with"whites been doing, so a black person can do it to". The issue here is that Tyra knows Saliesha, and still keeps in contact with her. Now wouldn't yall think something was suspicious if the same person tyra has a close relationship to just ups and win the competition. Lets be honest, Salieshas pictures weren't even all that good. She started getting a little better around the end of the competition. The three girls that were left were Saliesha, Chantel,and Jena. Chantel was weak but Jena wasn't. The point I'm trying to make is Tyra knew if she had putted Jena up against Saliesha everybody on that panel would have chose Jena. Because Jena does take strong pictures, and has a good walk. But they booted Jena out and kept Chantel who takes good pictures but her walk isn't that strong. If it came down to it, it would have been obvious to choose Saliesha as the winner. Tyra set the whole thing up. She knew what she was doing. She made Jena breakdown and cried in front of the judging panel, to make the rest of the judges think that "she's not ready to be here, because she has to deal with finding herself" Tyra knew exactly what she was doing. Jena's breakdown was enough for the judges to boot her off. This is suppose to be a fair competition. It doesn't matter if you know the person and your loyalty is so strong you'll do anything to help them. Your cheating to help them, and on national television for god sakes. Did Tyra really think that no one would catch this.
I am not digesting this one MTO! You added your two-cents in on that contract. Besides, if that was what the actual contract read most of the girls wouldn’t have ended up on the show in the first place because most of them have done runway at some point in their lives. Plus, throughout the competition it was made know that Saleisha had prior modeling/runway experience. All of the other contestants were well aware of that. So do us people with so sense a favor and get off Tyra’s *** and stop trying to stir up controversy.
@ All of the idiots like Lonnydan, why you people always have to turn every topic into some light skin/dark skin debate? You people are pathetic
. Do yourselves a favor and get a life!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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So what?? yt has been doing the same thing for decades now, its called nepotism
whew, you are on the money honey
Like a black person to always want to put down other people when they themselves need to get a life. Bunch of mess.
If you all do not want to read the posts stay the hell away from here then. Don't nobody anwser this here. Cause I ain't getting invoved in no e-fight.
OK MTO...MAYBE YOU GUYS SHOULD DO SOME RESEARCH...I HAVE FOLLOWED TOP MODEL FROM THE BEGINNING...ALOT OF THOSE GIRLS HAVE PRIOR MODELING EXPERIENCE...TAKE JADE FOR INSTANCE..SHE WAS IN THE JAY Z
"CHANGE CLOTHES" VIDEO AND HAD DONE OTHER WORK PRIOR TO BEING ON THE SHOW...WHAT MAKES THIS SITUATION SO MUCH MORE DIFFERENT...SHE WAS CLEARLY THE BEST FROM THE BEGINNING OF THIS COMPETITION HANDS DOWN!!!
LOL! WOW! I don't think Tyra helped her CHEAT...She probably didn't remember the chick. But that Wendey's commercial, soon as i saw that car i was like YEEEAAHHHH, i remember her!.
But yeah, her walk was the same on the tyra show as it was on the ATNM show in the last epi.
They *** have picked her though because when i was watching it, she had EVERYTHING and the show was about HELPING ppl who NEED it.
It was like Giving a dog a bone when he already has 20 of them... It's just another one in a pile.
Congrats to her but she *** have won, she got everything she needs.
Okay are you guys reading this CAREFULLY?? MTO is saying that the girls can not have previous modeling experience the ACTUAL STATEMENT in the CONTRACT is that the girls
"MUST NOT have previous experience as a model in a national campaign WITHIN THE LAST 5 YEARS(including, but not limited to, appearances in television and print advertisements)"
So, they CAN have modeling experience but NOT within 5 years of applying to the competition.
This is not a "so what atleast a black girl won" kinda blow-off. There are thousands of MORE DESERVING black girls fighting for their lives to be a model and they don't get a chance because of something like this.
As you can see Saleisha had her foot in the door with Tyra she didn't need to go through Top Model to get there. She had personal contact and guidence already lined up.
I'm not hating on Saleisha I'm glad she's living her dream. I root for all the black women who make it but I can't help but to think about the other black woman who didn't make the final cut? I don't remember her name but she had a the gap, didn't rock a weave but her natural hair, went through being raped & molested, passed around in foster care, whose chances were probably limited to Top Model...was her(or many others) *** passed up because of Tyra allegedlly "cheating" for Saleisha?
It's something to think about...
how often in advance is the show done? shows are done in advance so all the editing and whatnot can be done. Even the tyra show is taped weeks in advance. i attended one of her shows and it didnt air until a month later.
What difference does it make we as the people should be happy anytime someone black wins as hard as it is for most african americans to get ahead I feel good and I hope Tyra continues to help out the african american sisers instead of hating stop complaining and show love......
I HOPE TYRA GETS NAILED TO THE STAKE FOR THIS FAT FAKE *** ***. PLUS THE WINNER ISN'T EVEN CUTE AS THE OTHER GIRLS.
Ok I aint even gone comment on the race issue no more cause it's played out but WHY DO SOME OF YALL FEEL THAT BIG GIRLS SHOULD BE GIVEN MORE OF A CHANCE THAN ANY OTHER GIRL. Top Model is about showing what you got and either being GOOD and turning into GREAT with the training from the show or starting off shakey and turning into good then great.
I myself was rooting for the big girls especially for Whitney that one season but the truth of the matter is they DID NOT bring it like they should have. Whitney was OK but her pics were horrible. I don't remember her having ONE good one. How do you expect a top model to be a MODEL without being able to take FANTASTIC pics!? Please She went home cause she deserved it. They brought nothing great or different to the table. Nothing edgy about them or even traditionally modelesque about them!
I been WAITIN on a big girl to come along and BRING it to where she is undeniably THE Top Model. Like Tyra said on one episode just like the black girls have to work harder in the industry to make it when you are a full sized model AND you black you gotta work dbl hard it *** be that way but look at the industry you wanna make it in! You know it's favored towards skinny white chicks, THAT'S your reality EMBRACE it or release it.
And for the record so the f*ck what if they knew eachother I'm sure if Saliesha howeva u spell her name wouldn't have done as well in the finale she wouldnt have won. Truth of the matter is ole girl f*cked UP when she didnt carry the dress right and made the guy on the stilts fall! POINT BLANK PERIOD. Saleisha deserved to win. If not her then who!? Cause this season was wiggedy wiggedy WACK.
*** eff the folk who think Tyra is a disgrace to our race when it's *** on BET uncut that are REALLY the disgrace chicks everyday on the streets is a disgrace she is doing stuff to try and empower women and help them be more confident in themselves and u should be proud of that because if some of these gals had as much self esteem as they did the energy to shake they ***! They wouldn't have to get naked for some stupid pus$y hungry *** for the all mighty dollar! Puh
OK didn't I just say that in so many words duh
love bankable productions....i love rami's clothes...he makes some fire dresses on project runway-wonder if he wins..or does the psychic mind of MTO already know?
What do you mean that "we should be happy anytime a black person wins as hard as it is for African Americans to get ahead" I'm all for an African American man or woman to win. But not by someone setting the whole thing up for me to win. I want to know that I won because of my hard work and dedication, not because someone knows me and has already made up there mind that I already won the competition. The fact of the matter is Saliesha being already affiliated with Tyra, and just happen to win the competition raises a lot of eyebrows. Saliesha wouldn't have won if she was up against jena instead of chantal. What about the other girls who deserved to win like (Lisa, Bianca)They did way better in photos and walking. Didn't they deserve a chance to live out there dream as well. This seasons competition was rigged plain and simple
MTO yall so *** dumb look first off that show is tapped *** it was tapped in the summer time dumb *** *** for the record tyra picks models she know of to walk the runway of the cloths she put on her show. Saleisha *** tyra might have keep in contract but why would she wait all this time to just try *** get on the show she could have gotten on a while ago on the show i didnt see at no time did saleisha get special treatment i remember at times tyra would say seliesha wasnt ready to be a ocver girl she wasnt edgy enough she didnt know how to photo high fashion so yall dumb *** MTo yall need to *** the *** up yall r some haters
@LONNYDAN. THER IS A DIFFERENCE FROM BEING STRONG AND REAL AND JUST BEING REAL IGNORANT.
I AGREE WITH ISIS ABOUT A COMMENT YOU MADE. YOU PEOPLE HAVE SPIT HATE AT YOU AND JUST REFELECTING THEMSELVES. SO WHAT ABOUT THE HATERED YOU SPIT AT FAIR AND LIGHT SKINNED PEOPLE. KINDA CONTRIDICTING YOURSELF DON'T YA THINK? YOU MIGHT AS WELL BE WHITE AND JUST HATE BLACK ALL AROUND. I THOUGHT WE HAVE CAME TO FAR AND GREW AS A PEOPLE TO HAVE HATRED FOR THE COLOR OF ANOTHER'S SKIN.
Where do you see yourself next month? Sandy warm beach in the middle of winter? How about on the slopes in Canada? How about Vegas?
Well, White people have been doing this for years and I say if a sister can help another sister succeed more power to her!!. BTW- I still want to feel Tyra up.
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I agree tyra is wrong. She is putting tzone and antm at risk. Pulic opinion is the bread and butter of a celeb. Mto always going after Tyra and I love it. Salesha should not have won.
F*CK'EM TYRA; DO WHAT YOU DO! HELP THE SISTERS OUT!!! The only Top Model that people see anyway are Eva and the latest one who, by the way, needs voice lessons.
Whites do this sh*it ALL THE TIME. That's the name of the game.
Congratulations to Saliesha... Whe Jaslene won, the Latin Community really stood behind her. We should do the same :-D
saleisha's acceptance speech was so fake and unconvincing...in my opinion...albeit i am glad she won...
A little bit off-topic, but...
Is it just me, or is this a bit reminiscent of the American Idol controversy from last season...where people were saying the season was rigged for Jordin to win...she'd been in some talent contest a few years before and the judges knew of her before she even auditioned.
As for ANTM, they should just go by the rules. If Saleisha was ineligible because she modeled in the past five years, then she *** have won. Simple as that.
Why is this now coming up. LOL people are something else if a white girl had won it would be ok. The girl deserved it and I know other girls in all those cycles were not all newbies. Come on humans stop trying to be horrible all the time and behave. Always trying to pull someone down.
ahhhhhh you a hater!!!!!! and aint nobody ask 4 your resume on your love life, how you get so many marriage proposals and BLAH BLAH BLAH *** the f*ck up lmao anywho you're right there are some black people who need more self-love but so do you because you sound like you hate all black people (particularly light-skinned people) and your own dark skin which is sad and pathetic...
and oh well i was hoping saleisha would win! GO SALEISHA!!!!GO TYRA!!!!!!!!!!!!
Its REALITY TV!! That *** is gonna always happen. These days..It's WHO you know!! And everybody knows that. Im not saying it was right. Im a latina. And I did think that Jaslene was IT. And she won cuz she deserved it, there was no cheating involved. Thats just me. I dont care if you white, black, hispanic, chinese, whatever. If you got it then you deserve to win it. I missed the last 2 episodes. But I kinda knew that Saleisha was gonna win cuz I noticed Tyra treating her a lil different. Not favoritism. But more like a little sister she is trying to help out. Anyway, all these girls had some kind of prior experience, so MTO get your facts straight. And to everybody else pullin out the race card..JUST STOP!! Its old!! And if your gonna stand behind someone..Stand behind the right person..Not the one that that needed that "special" help to win..But the girl who deserved it. The one that worked her *** off to win
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Yea Salisha won, I'm happy for you girl, keep doing you boo, from jump I knew you were fierce and the other models couldn't touch you, I wish you much success and hope you can do something with your top model career unlike previous winners.
@kiss_this621 Loonydan poseted that same exact *** word for word on the Salli Richardson post including >Comments
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naima is black,irish and mexican so shes 1 of the 4 black models and 1 of the 3 latina models won on this show.
yoanna(that pale skinned model won)-shes half mexican and jaeslyn is boricua.
I love Tyra, she does a lot of good things, and brings up a lot of interesting and much need flare to the industry. She is representing her race, women of all color, *** and bi. I want her to address this issue before i judge but i still will agree with her decision to who won.
Law suit??? wtf, are they serious? white folks been doing the sh!t since the begining of time! They should just be glad Tyra pick them to get their shine on........white ppl kill me (cuz I know that's the bulk of the law suit...if this is true)They'll *** the booty off a black girl's back if they could.....get over it, and don't do no more reality shows if thats how you feel.....period! Tyra did ya'll a *** favor, you can't trust ppl in general, but white folks are the worst!
I love NY!
thats what the fcuk she gets. hypocritical big foreheaded hoe
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CHRISTMAS RAFFLE GOING ON AS WE SPEAK
Who cares? This is Tyra's show she can do what she wants! Additionally, its good to see blacks are finally helping one another out white people do this all the time!
FIRST, I WOULD LIKE TO SAY OUT OF ALL THE GIRLS THIS SEASON, HEATHER WAS THE BEST. SHE HAD THE LOOK AND WALK, BUT THE JUDGES DIDN'T GO W/HER BECAUSE OF HER HEALTH CONDITION. I DIDN'T REALLY CARE FOR JENNA-SHE LOOKED ROUGH HALF THE TIME ON THE SHOW. SHE TAKES GOOD PICTURES, BUT AFTER ***, SHE LOOKED TERRIBLE. CHANTEL ALSO TOOK GOOD PICTURES, BUT THAT WAS IT FOR HER. I AM GLAD SALIESHA WON. SHE WORKED HARD THROUGH THE ENTIRE SEASON TO GET GOOD PICTURES. SO WHAT IF TYRA KNEW HER BEFOREHAND. SHE PROBABLY ASKED HER TO BE ON THE SHOW AND SAID LET'S PUT YOU AGAINST OTHER MODELS AND SEE HOW WELL YOU CAN DO. REMEMBER THERE ARE OTHER JUDGES ON PANEL AND TYRA DOESN'T PULL ALL THE WEIGHT!!! LET US BE HAPPY THAT A BEAUTIFUL, POSITIVE WOMAN WHO WORKED HARD THROUGHOUT THE WHOLE SHOW, WON!!!!!
So what! Be careful about who you listen to Fred, the emails could be coming from racist *** TMZ or SIR's group for all we know, I can't imagine us accusing Tyra of cheating....
of course, a black girl wins every third season...Season 3 Eva, Season 6 Danielle, Season 9 Saleisha, Season 12 Lalalaliqua...its predictable but fun to watch!
In the second video the very first girl looks like "Sara Stokes" from Puffy's making the band it that her for sure? She's the very first girl in the second flick that turns around very quickly.
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No suprise....Tyra is a crooked hypocrite...How are you trying to empower girls and women and in the same breathe say you're afraid to take your weave off because you're insecure...Or how about when she's trying to encourage plus sized women when her *** had LIPOSUCTION...Oh and lets not forget that she said she'd never pose nude but make ANTM girls do it...She is too *** fake
Uhmm, what brand of crack are you on? Obviously, you are just saying what you THINK you know, and not reality. In reality, regardless of MTO reports, Tyra has taken her weave off numerous times-both on ANTM and on her talk show and rocked cornrows and even one time rocked a head scarf. She makes a big deal of not hiding her heritage and jokes plenty about her own wearing of weaves. It's not like she tries to hide it or be something she's not-which is why many Black folks respect her. And I guarantee you that Tyra has NOT had liposuction...LOL! If she did, she needs to find another surgeon, because she's getting thicker everyday(see how her fake a$$ homegirl Janice *** went so far as to call her "FAT" last week). And I've never heard her say she'd never pose nude, and if she did, I'm sure she was referring to Playboy or something. Because if you ever watch Top Model, you'll see that every major *** she plans for the contestants, she either has a corresponding picture from her past modeling, or one she did specifically for that ***-and that includes the semi-nude ***-I've seen Tyra dog-on near naked in some of those photos(yes the girls pose naked, but the final *** isn't printed that way). If you want to have an opinion about someone, fine, but what you're saying isn't even an opinion. You are obviously someone who does not watch ANTM or know anything outside of reading gossip blogs about her. Fall back, son...
Maybe with this "scandal" ANTM will be canceled. It gets worse as the show progresses anyway.
And SMH @ all these black/white comments. Race is not the issue. If the contract states one thing then violating it is wrong. I don't think Saleisha had special treatment throughout the show, but if she's modeled within the last 5 years, her even being in the competition is wrong.
But who cares, it'll all be forgotten in about a month, like most of the ANTM girls.
Maybe I'll get chewed out for this, maybe I won't but I just kinda have to get this off my chest. Well first let me start by saying I support EVERYONE especially my own people. I love HARD WORKERS and people with a high sense of achievement, oh yeah and deserving people, so with that said congratualtions to the young lady who won. I personally stopped watching after Eva won and haven't kept up since. Now to what I really want to talk about. To some of the posters on here that have issues with race ALL THE TIME like lonnydan, and this is with all sincerity, where did some of you grow up or what kind of issues went on in the household that makes you have the mentality that you do? I guess I'm asking because I don't understand where that kind of hate comes from. I mean I've met people like you but I never really understood them either. I grew up in a small town right outside of Detroit that is very mixed. I went to school with whites and blacks and when I was moved to an excelled program with more whites, alot of the black kids in my school were mad at that fact. Because I spoke well they called me white or trying to be white and were a little mad that I had basically achieved and got ahead. It wasn't a big deal but that's when I started to realize that some black people don't wanna see their own get ahead. They ended up taking away our excelled program because the other parents were jealous that we were going on nice fieldtrips and had isolated classes from the other students. So we were punished for doing something that was rewarding for us(doing homework, studying, etc) So instead of the parents encouraging their children to work harder, they fought the system to make us "all the same" but that was just a handful of people, that wasn't everybody. Anyway what I'm trying to say is that I have NEVER heard of anyone in my community or associated with anyone that had a complex and a hatred against skin color within their own people. I think its just crazy, you might as well be apart of the KKK or something like that. I grew up in a school where seeing black boys dating white girls and vice versa was normal. There were no dirty looks, no fights, no comments, it was like hey, if that's who you like/love then so be it. I'm just happy that in our day in age when you can't turn on a tv without the news and everybody saying something negative about our people and them setting us back 100 years,that somebody like Tyra is trying to do her thing. I know it's a gossip site and everyone is gonna have their opinion and I'm all for that, but some of these comments are just outrageous. People act like this girl isn't even one of our own. You don't have to like her, but embrace the fact that she's doing something positive and isn't another statistic. She could be Tyra the crackhead or prostitute but she's not. I'm just trying to understand that's all. Yes, she can overdo the "trying to be ghetto" role at times, and I don't necessarily agree with some of the things she says on her show(like referring to the girls as b*tches, that may be cool for other people but not me) but I'm glad she's doing her thing. I guess I'm coming off sounding like Oprah or something but I really don't care. I just had to say something about that.
none of these girls blow up because of the overexposure of top model and the fact that they are way past the getting discovered age, tyra has to know that
OK.....that was pretty good.......but let's face it...we need more black modelssssss in the fashion industry.....
Nicely put Princessdani. Jeez at least I could UNDERSTAND your post as opposed to one you refer to.
Du[SPAM] models get paid to do commercials.Plus she said on the show that she done modeling.Modeling just isn't taking pictures.The girl is gorgeous.Eva is still around.You really don't hear from the white ones that won because they never stood out.Most of them doing commercials.Yaya,Bre,Jaslene I mean the ones who didn't win it are having a lot more success.
Saleisha took good pictures.She had a lot potential.So did Bianca and Heather.I thought Heather was going to take it but I was surprised they sent her home.
I think people are ALWAYS OVER REACTING.Did she say Tyra and herself kept in touched?I'm pretty sure Tyra didn't pick the models that be doing her runway show.
YOu people just over the top with everything
I still happy Saleisha won, you need to have some kind of experience to help you in the competition. You either have experience or natural talent. White people help their kind, let us help our kind. We need some more black supermodels anyway! I'm still watching top model LOL. LIKE THEY SAY IT'S NOT WHAT YOU KNOW IT'S WHO YOU KNOW.
AND???? It's about time more black women get a chance in the modeling business. A few years back Tyra said that as a black model, she got paid considerably less than the white models, who did the same amount of work that she did! If Tyra did "help" this girl win, oh well, because they need to get over it. The fashion world has has definitely cheated our black women long enough, so I am happy that Saleisha won-even if she did have some past experience or exposure. The other girls need to bow out gracefully and except that they did not win.
Now I can see why other races think black people are ignorant!!!!! Yall comments really show your mentality. Basically yall are saying " I would rather see a black person cheat to get to the top then be honest, because white folks been doing it for years" That is the most dumbest thing I've ever heard. Yall stay there and worry about what the white folks been doing. If black folks have to start cheating there way to the top instead of working hard to get there then I feel sorry for the black race. Yall stay keeping yall eyes on what the white folks doing. They'll have there foot in your backs even more!!
they just mad cause she cute, and the silly white girl made the china man fall down-NEXT!!!!
I read about this on Enews. Oh well, seems like white people are *** because a negra won. Chantal was pretty but she sure didn't have nothing on Saleisha
Even though Tyra got a 5 head, I still think *** cute (with make-up that is)...I'm happy for saleisha, when I see real black people clocking bank, it puts a smile on my face...We can't trade Tyra just yet you guys...We already traded Oprah for Ellen DeGeneres...We already own Maury Povich & Jerry Springer...Maybe we can get Taye Diggs for her? (Nawwwww)..."Trick or Die"
Her eye looks funny.
Nehoo..yea sue her ***
OH SNAP ..WELL IM GLAD SHE SORT OF WON..BUT I THOUGHT THE WHITE WIERD CHICK HEATHER SHOULD HAVE GOT ..BUT WHATEVER ..HELL WHAT DO I CARE..IT WASEN'T ME UP THERE
THE SHOW IS GETTING OLD, I HOPE THAT SEASON 10 IS THE END...
Waah, waah, waah! The fugly's are mad, ROFL!
Yeah I did think it was kind of strange when I heard a contestant say "For someone who's had previous modelling experience, she sucks" ..I was like..previous experience?? Then when I found she also knew Tyra from before..that also seemed a bit off-key. I'm glad Saleisha won and all but it doesn't seem completely legit
That whole you cant have any prior work thing is a lie because first Jade was in jayZ's change cloths video WAY!!! b4 she was on antm and melrose did some skin commercials when she was a teen so yall just haten on that po baby leave her alone
ok and?? she won didnt she?? so what the *** you want MTO?? for them to take her title away ***
First of all, "they" have been doing the same thing since forever. Bout time we learned that. Second, I think Saleisha deserved the win. Third, I don't see her walking the runway on Tyra's show and being an extra in a commercial as a National Campaign. Get over it. You did it Saleisha! Covergirl!!
I feel that she[SALEISHA] would have won any way...
Oh so What!!! MTO This is stupid!!
Congrats Saleisha...stop hatin.
Bianca was ghetto and horrible.
She was way better than that othet girl anyway.. Please, good job Saleisha.. And if Tyra did help her so what..
does it really matter? none of you that posted a comment on here tried out for ANTM. She was the best girl out of all of them anyways. yall no it so i don[t thin that Tyra cheated she and the judges picked the best girl so get over it!
I have always said that tyra banks is so fony she tells them to do stuff that she doesnt even do..and we as an audience to her show should sue ha *** for wasting our time
Saleisha never hid the fact that she had prior modeling experience.
Ava 326 need to *** the hell up bcuz tyra aint did nothing wrong and saleisha deserved that bcuz she was the best *** its her show so she can let whoever she wants to win so skip all you haters let her enjoy her success cuz i feel she deserves it.
THE BOTTOM LINE IS THAT HEATHER, EVEN WITH HER AUTISM WAS THE BADDEST OF THEM ALL.. THEY COULDNT TOUCH HER.. SO THEY KICKED HER OFF BECAUSE OF HER AKWARDNESS( BECUZ OF HER AUTISM).. LINE THOSE PICTURES UP OF THE WHOLE COMPETIITON AND HEATHER STOLE THE GOD *** SHOW!! TOP MODEL IS FIXED FIXED FIXED ... I REALIZED THIS WHEN YOANNA WON OVER MERCEDES.. ALSO I DONT KNOW IF ANYONE REALIZED BUT THEY SAID THEY ARE GOING FOR HIGH FASHION... HOW IS THAT WHEN JASLENE MODELS FOR LOT29 AND DANIELLE MODELS FOR AKADEMIKS WHAT IS HIGH FASHION ABOUT THAT? HIGH FASHION IS BURBERRY, YSL, DIOR, GUCCI, MARC JACOBS, CAVALLI, CHANEL,VOUGE AND ALL THE OTHER DESIGNERS YOUS EE IN VOGUE AND ELLE !! I LOVE THE SHOW BUT IT ANGERS ME TO SEE HOW FIXED IT IS..
THE HORSE THAT BROKE THE CAMELS BACK IS WHEN THEY WENT FROM A SPREAD IN ELLE TO THE COVER OF SEVENTEEN... HOW HIGH FASHION!!!!
WTF...WHY IS IT ALWAYS A BLACK/WHITE THING??? I AM SO SICK OF BLACK PEOPLE MAKING IT THAT WAY...IF CHANTEL WOULD HAVE WON, EVERYONE WOULD BE MAD THAT THE "WHITE" GIRL WON...STOP THE RACISM......STOP THE RACISM...STOP THE RACISM...STOP THE RACISM......
I DONT HAVE ANYTHING BAD TO SAY ABOUT TYRA EXCEPT THE FACT THAT I DONT LIKE THE WAY SHE DISRESEPECTS THE GUESTS ON HER SHOW IT IS VERY UNCALLED FOR... IF OPRAH IS HER MENTOR SHE NEEDS TO TAKE NOTES!!
I don't understand what either of them did to cheat? Saleisha took the better pictures and even had a better attitude. Proving that beauty comes from the inside out.
The better model won, anything else is just sour grapes.
FIRST OFF THAT SO CALLED CLAUSE THAT YUO JUST SHOWED COULD HAVE BEEN MADE UP BY YOU SHOW A LEGAL CONTRACT WITH THAT EXACT CLAUSE AND THEN SOMEBODY PROBABLY BELIEVE YA'LL LYING ***. SALEISHA DESERVED TO WIN I WAS ROOTING FOR HER SINCE DAY 1. LET HER HAVE HER WIN AND BE HAPPY ANOTHER BLACK GIRL WON
You people are always pulling "us" down.
U have to be in the TOP 5% for the most ***, clueless, sad people ever... Just sad.. I feel for you.. U play this big bad IM BAD role, which is just a FACADE to cover up the fact that u hate yourself... So sad... You need jesus & maybe some counseling.. For real..
Anyway, I didnt leave this note to bash you b/c Im pretty sure YOU already know your remedial.. But do me a SMALL favor.... READ THE "WILLY LYNCH LETTER"... Google it or something... PLEASE!!!
Ur doing exactly what the whites want you to do.. During slavery they purposely mixed darks w/ lights, silky curly hair w/ nappy, tall w/ ***, just to create hate withing our nation... And till this day it sadly still exists.. We are all equal in gods eyes, no matter the color..
Sweetie, you really need some spiritual guidance...
Jesus loves you....
BUT " E V E R Y B O D Y" ON THE COLOR ***...PLEASE READ THE WILLY LYNCH LETTER.. I BEG U!
she deserved to win.she knew wot she was doin.tyra aint gonna let some1 win when the person aint good at it,obvious you would pick the good 1.
why don't they just cancel this nut *** show? people don't even watch it anymore
Saleisha was my favorite from the jump, but dang. all this does make the competition kinda unfair. its a show for AMATEUR models who dont have experience. But on the other hand, it wuznt like she was a high-fashion vogue/elle girl model. She wuz just doin commercial stuff. But then again, i dont kno. Yall need to look into this story summore!!!
mto the designer she's talking about was on project runway so how long ago was this taped because salisha won back in july actually
AND?! So a sista' is helping out another sista'. THEY do it all the time. But let us do it!
And which one was Saleisha?
This whole thing really upsets me. I think Tyra is great model and i feel someone i can look up to and it really upsets me to see her not giving everyone a fair chance. I find that so hard to believe. I love ANTM and i hate that something like this is happening. I know people are like well this happens all the time and what you expect from someone. I think that Tyra needs to fill us fans in on this situation. I do think other girls were better. I just wish i could hear both sides, but i dont think Saleisha should have won knowing all of this... her kept in touch with Tyra, she did not follow the rules,and didnt play fairly.
i just went on the Tyra banks website and she has a picture of her and Saleisha. here is the URL
Well, I just wanted to say that I'm just really tired of Tyra's hair color. I like Tyra so don't get me wrong, but why that same hair color forever? Why the over the top "drag queen" hairstyles? She's would look so beautiful in a more natural haircolor like brown or even off black and with a simple flat iron job or a stylish ponytail. Otherwise though, I'm proud of her, in some ways. Nobody's perfect, especially not me, so I won't bother to list what I don't like about her, lol.
I meant what I don't like about her personality and lifestyle. That's not my business. GO KEYSHIA COLE!!!!!!!!!!
EVERYONE WHO WINS ANTM WILL BE IN MUSIC VIDEOS AND WONT GET ANY MODELING JOBS ANYWAY
I dont think that is fair at all Tyra is so phony
Well that would really explain why she won in the first place since she look like every other girl that walking down the street. I believe this story because I am very close with people who know tyra personally and she was on top model because tyra knew her. tyra is whack
She should have one to make up for Tyra making her wear that ugly *** weave all season. That hair cut was bootie.
oops -- ^^won^^ .. my bad
i didn't like saleisha at all.. i wanted heather or bianca to be the final two because they were so different and kind of cool in there own ways.
about tyra.. she's so whitewashed it's not even funny.. of course she would help and ultimately select saleisha because they're one of the same.. (black girls who are tokens in white society)
tyra sucks, salieisha sucks..
*** Tyra alien face ***. She so *** FAKE now to me. ***!!
It does not make any sense that everytime a BLACK girl wins on ANTM there has to be a scandal on it. Just like when Danielle won that was a problem. Tyra must have set that up. People need to grow the F**k up
My goodness...i had no idea there even was a 'scandal' going on..
I think the arguments that they knew each other beforehand (from the camp) and that she was on the runway show in Tyra's show aren't important here; even if Tyra suggested to her to audition, whyever not? I would think she is not the only one here to decide who gets to compete and win?
On the other i didn't know either there was a rule about earlier modelling experience, and it is weird that they would break that rule (although it wasn't kept a secret (mainly by Saleisha herself) she modelled before). but she isn't the first one on the show with earlier experience? Even now on cycle 10 there is Allison who app. has modelled before. *shrug*
If you ask me Heather should have won, but who am i?