SMIZE QUEEN: Frazzled Kitties, Horny Elephants and an Elimination Twist

The Girl Who Gets Kissed on an Elephant

At the top of the episode, Tyra surpises the models by gathering them for a much-needed therapy sesh, or what she calls chakra-aligning. When Marvin breaks down in tears, Tyra consoles his weepy ways by giving him the confidence boost he so desperately needs. Throughout the rest of the session, Jourdan unveils her deep insecurities; Cory gushes over Momma Tyra, reminding her that the gays love her; and Jeremy scores some pointers on what to do with his buff bod. (I’ll tell you what you can do with that buff bod!) Then things come to a halt when the emotional tension between Nina and Chris is revealed, leaving Nina even more of a frazzled-puss than ever before. Poor kitty.

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SMIZE QUEEN: The Models Go to Bali

The Guy Who Has a Panic Attack

We’re getting pretty far into Cycle 20 of Top Model, which can only mean one thing: A trip! This season, Tyra sent the remaining models to the tropical oasis of Bali, a place that she said transformed her life. Does that mean we’ll see big changes in the TM house? Or will things continue in their regular high-drama fashion? Lo-cal brownie points to whomever guessed the latter.

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SMIZE QUEEN: Tyra Makes a Grown Man Cry

I’m beginning to think America’s Next Top Model has become less about a modeling competition and more a docudrama about the emotionally dysfunctional lives of young, good-looking people. This past week’s episode justified my hypothesis with a boy who just couldn’t stop crying, and an explosive fight between housemates.  Read more »

SMIZE QUEEN: Philly’s Cory Hindorff Wins First Challenge

This week on the Tyra Banks School for Young Drag Queens, the 12 models were given a role-reversal challenge to see how well they could walk in the shoes of the opposite sex. With our main lady boy Cory in the mix, we knew he would teach his competitors a thing or two about what it takes to twerk it in lashes and heels.  Read more »

PHOTOS: Behind the Scenes with G Philly’s Newest ‘Top Model’ Cover Boy

Cory Hindorff at our interview this week at El Vez.

We’re excited to announce that we pulled some strings with Tyra and booked Cory Wade Hindorff — the local guy who’s given us a whole new reason to watch America’s Next Top Model — for the cover of our 2013 winter issue. He brought his supermodel A-game to the photo shoot this week at Power Plant Productions in Old City. The session was shot by NYC photog Steven Laxton, who also photographed Jesse Sani for our fall issue. After the shoot, we sat down with Cory at El Vez for a Q&A that will appear inside the magazine.

Almost five episodes in, Cory is holding strong on ANTM. Keep  track of his progress via our weekly recap, Smize Queen. And see behind-the-scenes snaps of this week’s photo shoot below:  Read more »

SMIZE QUEEN: It’s Makeover Time, and Cory’s New Look Is a Doozy

Each season, Miss Banks shakes things up by giving her contestants makeovers to mold them into the top models they aspire to be. With boys in this cycle’s mix, we were all curious how this would play out. The 14 girls and guys vying for the top prize got some pretty rad new looks. Here’s what else went down in Episode 3:  Read more »

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