Admit it. America’s Next Top Model was your go-to show at one point in time — even if you just watched for Janice Dickinson’s extremely forced shade.
Several contestants and seasons later, many of today’s models can credit ANTM for giving them their first taste of supermodel stardom. But former Top Model alum, Winnie Harlow feels otherwise.
On Wednesday, she stopped by Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen and pissed off many of her peers with her claims that the show didn’t help anyone’s career. Shady boots!
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TSR STAFF: Talia O. @theclosetratchet _______________________________________ Model #WinnieHarlow recently visited our good sis #AndyCohen over at #WWHL and received a fan question about when she knew she “made it.” That prompted Andy to give a brief rundown of her success-to-date noting that she really blew up after appearing on #ANTM. _______________________________________ Winnie didn’t necessarily agree and explained that her success came after the show. In fact, she doesn’t believe it actually helped her career and said that being on #ANTM is more of a reality show. "[My success] started after the show, 'cause that really didn't do anything for my career…which, it doesn't do anything for any model's career, realistically," she said. _______________________________________ So, how exactly did Winnie get discovered, then? 🤔 Well, she chops it up to a photographer hitting her up after he saw some pictures online. She told Andy, "A photographer from London hit me up—major photographer Nick Knight—and he was like, 'Hey, I've seen your photos online, and I want to do a shoot with you.' It went viral, and I got campaigns from there, and it hasn't stopped since." _______________________________________ Winnie later explained that she went on the show, because she thought that it was a great platform to begin a career. "I thought, 'That's going to be a career starter.' But it was really a reality TV show. That's not—(View more at TheShadeRoom.Com!) 📸: @bravowwhl
Fellow Next Top Model alum Isis King hopped on the gram soon after to read Ms. Harlow her rights:
Winnie certainly has a right to her opinion, but it does seem a little unrealistic to say that ANTM and Tyra Banks didn’t play a part in her success.
That got us thinking about the other former contestants on the show, where they are and what they would say about Winnie’s comments. We’re sure many of them will be coming out the woodwork soon to defend or argue against Harlow’s comments.
Find out where some of your favorite ANTM stars have been in the gallery below.