Cristen Barker and Nigel Barker - 2013 Baby Buggy Bedtime Bash sponsored by Johnson & Johnson and the Britax 'B.O.B' held at the Victorian Gardens,Central Park - New York City, New York, United States - Thursday 6th June 2013
The Opening Night 2013 Spring Gala for the American Ballet Theatre in New York was a glamorous affair with stars the likes of Sigourney Weaver, Uma Therman and Ashlee Simpson taking to the red carpet in all their sophisticated charm.
Like any (very) long running television show with a set format, it's important to mix it up every now and again. America's Next Top Model is no exception, where Tyra Banks constantly preaches inclusion and the beauty 'within us', over the past few years she has done special seasons for short models, plus size models and now she's broadened it out further to do let male models compete as well.
Although the skinny 5ft10 girls across the US will be crying out, distraught at one more chance of theirs to make it onto the coveted runways of world renowned and revered designers made that much more difficult, the rest of us will delight in our screens being graced by all variety of beautiful man. This follows a major shake-up earlier this year when Jay Manuel, Jay Alexander and Nigel Barker, all of whom have been involved in the show since season one, did not have their contracts renewed.
The inclusion of men in the new series is not the only big change: the show will also now begin airing in the summer, rather than the spring, in an attempt by CW to up increase original programming, reports E! Online. Their appearance not only supports equal rights and equal opportunities, it also encourages a more tumultuous house dynamic with more possibilities of romantic relationships, jealousy and thus catty fighting that is inherent within the show.
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