So, I've watched most (if not all) of the cycles of America's Next Top Model (ANTM). The show, which was Tyra Banks' brainchild, has been around for 10 years, so I've watched a lot of ANTM. But Cycle 20, which premiered last night, is the first season to feature both male and female [potential] models.
I'm torn between this idea. In a way, it definitely makes things more interesting, and I think it's about time that male models get more chances like that to put themselves on the map (For example: can you name three male supermodels? Didn't think so. But lady top models? I'm sure you can name several.). But I do believe that fashion modelling will always be a female-dominated realm: women's fashion is forever-changing and transforming, while men have been wearing pants, shirts with buttons, and something around their necks for centuries. I can appreciate the beauty of both the male and female forms, so I'm looking forward to pair photographs. Androgyny is also something that is visually intriguing (see this photo of a runway show from an episode of Project Runway), so I hope that's incorporated into a lot of the photo shoots this season. I guess we'll just have to see who wins: Boys or Girls?