8 Life Lessons We've Learned from America's Next Top Model

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You wanna be on top? As it turns out, it’s about a lot more than learning to “find your light” and not fall in front of Tyra Banks. Since its premiere in 2003, America’s Next Top Model has shown us that you don’t need to fit the cookie-cutter model archetype to make it in the fashion world. A successful modeling career is about way more than your appearance — it’s about your fortitude.
To celebrate the brand-new cycle of America’s Next Top Model — airing Tuesdays at 8/7c on VH1 — as well as Tyra’s triumphant return to the series, we’re taking a look back at the most essential life lessons the show has taught us. Smizing is only the beginning...

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