The Apprentice and America’s Next Top Model NewsI watched these two shows unfailingly when I was in Boston - this was the date I faithfully kept to each week. (So, so sad, I know. You don’t have to tell me so.)
I’m sad that I missed the latest seasons, but with the Internet, at least I can get the blow-by-blow and watch video clips (or I would be able to, was my Internet connection any faster). The most recent winner of The Apprentice, Randall Pinkett, is a long-time community technology activist. I’ve been lurking on digital divide boards and listservs for a long time and had never heard of him, but he has an impressive background. He has several degrees from top-ranked schools including MIT and Oxford. And more importantly, he has a long and varied history of enterpreneurial and technology activist work.
Less impressive is the latest winner of America’s Next Top Model (ANTM). Yes, I know that the most beautiful person does not necessarily make the best model and vice versa. But, the photos I’ve seen of Nicole are less than stellar to say the least. I’m thinking back to the 'glory days' of the past winners: Adrianne, Eva the Diva (my girl!!!!!!!), Naima and even (yes, even) Yoanna.
Edited to add: I may have to eat my words with regards to ANTM winner, Nicole. I took a look at her portfolio and she looks absolutely beautiful in her photos.