In an attempt to make the young models understand their bodies, angles, and how to pose for the camera, Tyra brought on dancer Benny Ninja in cycle 8 to instruct the girls.
Though Ginger Minj was the favorite going into the finale thanks to her wild showmanship and electrifying impersonation of Adele, the crown went to Violet Chachki. In seasons past, contestants won “Ru Paul's Drag Race” for exhibiting a range of charismatic traits.
Violet Chachki, meanwhile, is certainly a glamorous and compelling stage-walker, but she's exhibited none of the comic verve that has made so many other notable contestants (Sharon Needles, Alaska, Adore Delano, Willam) such indelible characters.
When Tyra famously challenged Xiomara Frans to be Grace Jones, shit got Reading is fundamental and Drag Race’s library challenge has become one of its most iconic on-screen battles but nearly ten years before Bianca Del Rio and Jujubee ripped their competition to shreds, models were reading one another on ANTM.
When the cast of appeared on the modeling competition, the contestants were encouraged to improvise raps in order to break inhibitions and get the ladies to think on their feet.
In fact, Violet vaulted to the finale based on a combination of eye-popping costume choices and penchant for Barbara Stanwyck hairdos.