After spending so many hours of my life on "America's Next Top Model," I was psyched to watch the latest season, especially after hearing about how "inclusive" this year's cast is.
But unfortunately, after watching the Season 24 opener, I think the term "inclusive" should be taken with a grain of salt. Just take a look at the cast for yourself.
The opening of the episode celebrated body positivity, but the cast truly isn't as inclusive as the show brags.
From a first glance, the models appear to be more in-between or curve models rather than plus-size models. At a time when plus-size models are being celebrated more than ever, I wish that the selection of models actually did include people of all sizes.
The show did have one truly inclusive moment, though. Erin, a 42-year-old grandmother, made it to the show's main cast of 15 models.
I low-key almost cried at this scene. Banks walked up to Erin and presented her with her picture, and tears were a-flowin'. It's beautiful that the show is truly age-inclusive (although I wish the show didn't exploit its over-40 contestant).