It’s been over a decade since Tyra Banks’s reality sensation first sashayed onto our TV screens in 2003, but you better believe that America’s Next Top Model is back and fiercer than ever with the queen bee herself at the helm. While there may be a lot of changes on the horizon for this year’s cycle, such as a 42-year-old grandmother joining the ranks, there is one ANTM tradition that can and will never die, and that's the tradition of terrible Top Model makeovers.
Although the show's models are styled by world class professionals, there’s no denying that after 24 cycles there's a clear distinction between good makeovers and bad makeovers on ANTM. Sometimes it’s a slip of the shears, other times it’s a color job gone wrong, but the result is always the same: it creates pure, unadulterated drama. Decide for yourself which America's Next Top Model glamour misstep reigns supreme.
Brittany Hatch’s makeover was not only difficult to manage outside of the salon, but it was also a painful experience due to the number of times they had to redye her hair a bright red hue. It was probably a bad call on Tyra’s part, as it’s a sight we won’t soon forget. Brittany’s disastrous do was later altered, and she placed fifth out of 13 in cycle eight.
There have been a lot of strange experiments in the world of artificial hair on America’s Next Top Model, but Denzel Wells’s facial hair truly takes the cake. Even Denzel’s own mother couldn't resist the urge to question the move when Wells FaceTimed her with the new look. Fortunately, Tyra made a wise call and revised the failed facial hair in later episodes. Denzel placed eighth out of 14 in cycle 21.
Ann Markley built her look around being the sweet, athletic girl with chestnut locks and a wholesome smile. Tyra and company ultimately decided to change up her look with chunky blonde highlights that absolutely haven't stood the test of time. Despite this disadvantage, Ann managed to make it to the semifinals of cycle three.
Brenda Arens of cycle 14 had not one but two haircuts in the course of the competition. The goal was to give her an '80s pop look à la David Bowie. However, the style severely exaggerated her already prominent jawline, and in the end she couldn't bring herself to embrace the look. Brenda ended up placing eighth out of 13 during cycle 14.