America's Next Top Model is doing dead girls.
You can see the full gallery at Zap2It.
When did the high fashion dead girl trend start? I started noticing it on Flickr a few months ago, but I'm sure it's older than that.
The judges comments at Zap2It are really bizarre.
Regarding the picture of the garroted model, Nigel remarked, "All the other girls managed to have some sort of spark
even in this sort of morbid situation. I think I look at you in this
picture, and you actually just look dead. One of the simplest things,
like acting dead, can be the most challenging. The problem is that you
didn't do anything. You just gave up and thought that that was being
The judges can't figure out whether they want the girls to look dead or not.
This contestant, Whitney on the couch with the knife (below the fold), got chewed out for looking moribund rather than expired:
Nigel: I agree that this is a fashion shot, but you don't look dead to me. You look like you're dying.
Guest Judge Photographer Mike Rosenthal: Even though she doesn't look dead, I think she still came up with a great picture.