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Top 8 moments of 'America's Next Top Model,' cycle 21

Crushes, hookups, breakups, witchcraft, drinking, a fist fight and all kinds of pajama parties—this may go down as one of the wildest cycles in America’s Next Top Model history. Relive this season’s biggest moments, or get caught up before the ANTM season finale.

1. Bleached brows and beard weaves

The most controversial of this cycle’s makeovers:

  • Kari shockingly goes from brunette to bleach blonde (including her eyebrows).
  • Denzel is given a beard weave that looks like Abe Lincoln wearing construction paper in a preschool play.
  • Shei gets a split personality, with jet black hair and eyebrows on one side, platinum blond hair on the other.Top Model Cycle 21 - Kari

2. PUI (posing under the influence)

By episode 12, Adam’s drinking has gotten out of control. He claims it helps him loosen up on set, but it’s affecting his shoots, and Tyra smells booze on his breath at panel. Lucky for him, she only issues a warning.

3. Modeling, head to heels

Denzel vows he won’t lose to a dude wearing heels, referring to Will and his fierce patent leather six-inch-heeled boots. The whole house rallies behind Will, and Tyra scolds Denzel at panel.

4. Meet the parents

Will’s Tyra Treat in episode 10 is a surprise visit from his parents. “This competition is really hard,” he admits. “It’s an emotional rollercoaster … you just need your mom sometimes.”

5. Romances, bromances, breakups, and lies

So many matters of the heart in just a few weeks. In case you lost track:


  • Matthew and Will may or may not have made out.
  • Matthew and Mirjana also cuddle, until she gets pissed and curses him out …
  • Then Mirjana gets snuggly with Denzel, until he finds out she has a boyfriend back home.
  • Mirjana and Denzel kiss and make up a few more times before both get eliminated.
  • Kari and Keith are sweet on each other until her elimination.
  • Chantelle is later busted for lying about a hookup with Keith.

6. Miss J is back

The return of one of ANTM’s all-time favorite judges (and runway diva extraordinaire) has given a needed injection of style and substance to the competition.

7. Zero tolerance

Adam isn’t the only one in the house with a drinking problem. In episode 5, Romeo loses his cool and ultimately headbutts Adam, invoking ANTM’s zero-tolerance policy on violence and losing his spot in the competition.

8. Baring it all

She wore an itsy-bitsy teeny-weeny … Silly String bikini? In what is likely a fashion first, the models wear nothing but colorful chemicals down the runway for this episode 3 challenge, one of a few in this cycle that required the models to pose nearly nude.


The special two-hour America’s Next Top Model season finale airs Friday, Dec. 5, at a special time: 8/7C.

TV Families | EW.com
Mark Harris
February 23, 1990 AT 05:00 AM EST

The Bradys are back, with a passel of 90’s hassles. Do they represent the typical American Family? Did they ever? Who does? Stare and compare!

Kind Of Family
TheBradyBunch 1969-74: Blended
The Bradys 1990-: Enormous
Married…With Children 1987-: Postnuclear
Thirtysomething 1987-: Extended
The Flintstones 1960-66: Modern Stone Age

Family Pet
The Brady Bunch: Tiger
The Bradys: Alice
Married…With Children: Buck
Thirtysomething: Grendel
The Flintstones: Dino

Typical Guest Star
The Brady Bunch: Davey Jones
The Bradys: There’s no room
Married…With Children: Sam Kinison
Thirtysomething: Carly Simon
The Flintstones: Ann Margrock

Expression Of Joy
The Brady Bunch: Groovy!
The Bradys: Ritual hugging
Married…With Children: ”Oh, great.”
Thirtysomething: ”Of course I’m happy for you. Really. But what about me? Why does it always have to be about you?
The Flintstones: ”Yabba-dabba doo

Expression Of Rage

The Brady Bunch: ”Hmmm…”
The Bradys: ”If you back away from something you really want, then you’re a quitter!” (the angriest any Brady has ever been)
Married…With Children: ”Aaagh, God, take me from this miserable life!”
Thirtysomething: ”I’m not angry, OK?”
The Flintstones: ”Willllmaaaa!”

Typical Problem
The Brady Bunch: Marcia and her rival both want to be the prom queen.
The Bradys: Bobby gets paralyzed.
Married…With Children: Al doesn’t buy his family Christmas presents.
Thirtysomething: Nancy gets cancer.
The Flintstones: Fred and Barney are staying out too late.

Typical Solution
The Brady Bunch: The prom committee decides to have two queens.
The Bradys: Bobby gets married.
Married…With Children: They hate him.
Thirtysomething: If only we knew…
The Flintstones: Wilma and Betty decide to follow them.

House Style
The Brady Bunch: Conservative but mod, circa ’69
The Bradys: Conservative but mod, circa ’90
Married…With Children: Roach motel
Thirtysomething: Enviable
The Flintstones: Suburban cave

Clothing Style
The Brady Bunch: Early Osmonds
The Bradys: Made in the USA
Married…With Children: Flammable fabrics
Thirtysomething: Eclectic earth tones; nice ties
The Flintstones: One-piece

Most Annoying Character
The Brady Bunch: Alice’s cousin Emma, the substitute housekeeper (too strict)
The Bradys: Marcia’s husband, Wally (chronically unemployable)
Married…With Children: Steve (supercilious)
Thirtysomething: Ellyn (goes through Hope’s drawers, babbles, changes hairstyle every other week, generally mistreats her friends)
The Flintstones: Mr. Slate (bossy)

Attitude Toward Sex
The Brady Bunch: Never heard of it
The Bradys: Omigod — even Cindy does it!
Married…With Children: Peg: Yes. Al: No.
Thirtysomething: They didn’t get all those kids by accident.
The Flintstones: Prehistoric

How Spouses Fight
The Brady Bunch: They don’t.
The Bradys: Infrequently, but it happens
Married…With Children: Tooth and nail
Thirtysomething: They stop talking
The Flintstones: Fred and Barney go bowling while Wilma and Betty max out their charge cards.

How Kids Get Into Trouble
The Brady Bunch: Greg takes a puff of a cigarette.
The Bradys: Carol’s grandson steals her business cards and sticks them in the spokes of Bobby’s wheelchair.
Married…With Children: By committing felonies
Thirtysomething: Ethan plays with a forbidden toy rocket.
The Flintstones: They don’t.

How They’re Punished

The Brady Bunch: ”It’s not what you did, honey — it’s that you couldn’t come to us.”
The Bradys ”Next time, ask.”
Married…With Children: By the authorities
Thirtysomething: It blows up in his face.
The Flintstones: They’re not.

What Family Does For Fun
The Brady Bunch: Takes special three-part vacations to Hawaii and the Grand Canyon
The Bradys: Has flashbacks
Married…With Children: Exchanges insults
Thirtysomething: Talks
The Flintstones: Attends showings of The Monster at the Bedrock Drive-In

Unsolved Mysteries
The Brady Bunch: How exactly did Carol’s first husband and Mike’s first wife die?
The Bradys: What’s with Marcia’s new face and Bobby’s blonde hair
Married…With Children: What kind of hair spray does Peg use?
Thirtysomething: Why did Nancy take Elliot back? What do Gary and Susanna see in each other?
The Flintstones: How does Barney’s shirt stay on if he has no shoulders? Where do Fred and Wilma plug in their TV?

Worst Behavior
The Brady Bunch: The Brady children once made Alice feel under-appreciated.

The Bradys: Marcia’s son Mickey watches Bobby’s car-crash tape for fun.
Married…With Children: The Bundy’s kill their neighbor’s dog.
Thirtysomething: Elliot has an affair and talks about it.
The Flintstones: Characters don’t wear under-clothes.

Best Reason To Watch
The Brady Bunch: This is what life should be.
The Bradys: They’re all grown-ups now!
Married…With Children: Terry Rakolta hates it.
Thirtysomething (Tie) This is your life. This isn’t your life.
The Flintstones: This is what life might have been.

Best Reason Not To Watch
The Brady Bunch: Blurred vision from rerun overdoses.
The Bradys: You’re all grown-ups now.
Married…With Children: She has a point.
Thirtysomething: After a while, you think it’s real.
The Flintstones: The Simpsons

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