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Tyra Banks and the demise of the top model show (Part 3)

According to statistics of The Atlantic, from the first season to the 20th season, ANTM held the No. 1 position in the US reality television world.

In particular, in season one to nine, this series keeps a steady view of about 5 million viewers/episode.

From 2007 to 2010, the series Next Top founded by Tyra Banks was rated the most attractive on CW TV. Brands are willing to spend $ 61,315 for every 30 seconds of advertising. This number was a record high in 2011, outperforming the rest of the programs on CW.

Not only in the US, but Tyra’s program is also even more powerful when more than 40 countries and regions buy copyright and production. In each country, the format has a certain difference. This makes the Next Top Model series become diverse and attract many classes of audiences.

Although America’s Next Top Model is the pride of Tyra Banks, it comes with negative prejudices from experts.

“The Godfather Chanel” Karl Lagerfeld once frankly criticized the show for nothing. “This trash is only funny for 5 minutes if you are with someone or it is not at all funny if you are alone. Those young girls will never be like supermodels. They are of no use to the fashion industry”, he stressed.

Allure magazine said that ANTM attracts viewers only because of the quarrels between girls, not really impressive. “ANTM can’t actually train a single model. By comparison, American Idol contestants have many better chances of working even if they don’t win”, the article wrote.

Indeed, while it is called the top model training program, the Next Top series does not accomplish this. The program was born in America, the oldest fashion center of the world. This place has produced and gathered many supermodels that Tyra Banks themselves must respect and succumb to.

Because of that, the fact that the program is criticized “not to train any supermodels” is also predictable. Because, no one can become a supermodel, top model within 14 short episodes.

In the history of the competition, two really successful contestants, in line with the direction of training the top model in America are Leila Goldkuhl (Top 3 season 19) and vitiligo model Winnie Harlow (Top 6 season 21 ).

After stepping out from ANTM, Winnie Harlow was noticed for her distinctive look. She has worked with many brands, typically Moschino and Julien Macdonald. In addition, the top 6 ANTM steps on the runway Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show 2018.

Candidate Leila Goldkuhl is really “top model” in accordance with the program’s criteria. After ANTM, Goldkuhl continues to work in couture. In 2016, she debuted as a professional model on Givenchy’s runway in New York, USA.

As a natural rule, America’s Next Top Model from a popular reality TV show was no longer the spiritual dish expected by audiences.

Lack of good scripts, unsatisfactory winners, declining quality, or Tyra Banks no longer confident in their own charm are the reasons why the show falls into a dead end.

The number of 1.7 million views per episode in season 20 (2013) of ANTM proves that this series has gradually come to an “end”. By 2015, the CW channel officially stopped broadcasting ANTM due to the decrease in advertising, the view at the bottom.

In 2016, VH1 revived the cult model series. However, the ratings and sales figures are not very satisfactory. Also because of the drop in rating, the “mother” of Next Top Model made a bold decision to stop being a host after 13 years. This position was replaced by less-known singer Rita Ora.

Tyra Banks thinks it’s time for the program to reform. She said, “The most interesting thing for me is to have selected a direction for America’s Next Top Model’s comeback when the host of the show is a singer-actress, not a model. I want to create more great things in the new season ”.

The owner of the hit I Won’t Never Let You Down is expected to attract audiences, especially young people. However, this is considered a wrong decision, Tyra’s step backward.

Analysis and prediction of West Ham vs MU in the Premier League (Part 2)

West Ham’s recent results are also very good when the team only received 1 defeat, owned 1 draw and won 3 wins out of the last 5 matches.

At the moment, West Ham only plays in the Premier League, so teachers and coaches David Moyes are also somewhat focused for the tournament, West Ham has won 3 consecutive matches, so before the threshold Against MU, the players of the Olympic Stadium have also had a fairly stable performance. In their last appearance, the club had a slight victory over Aston Villa, a club that had a fairly good record at the beginning but recently has shown signs of short of breath, with the advantage West Ham’s home field quickly dominated the game, but it was not until Bowen scored that victory was in the hands of the host, in the end West Ham won 2-1. With the current performance West Ham can expect a favorable result against MU.

Although there is a home ground in the upcoming match, West Ham is still the underdog and although the rate of peeling in the Asian market is not too high, only 0.5, teachers and coaches David Moyes do not have to choose an option. for investors. In addition, Manchester United’s away form is quite impressive when it only lost 1 game and has 4 wins in the last 5 trips away from home, the total number of goals that strikers brought is also quite high. up to 13 goals. And West Ham is not inferior when the team is conquering the home field, the team owns 4 wins in the last 5 matches at the Olympic Stadium, West Ham’s ability to score is also quite effective with 13 goals in the last series. With the goalscoring performance of both teams in the past compared to the 2.5-3 over / under ratio listed by the house, the door is still a good choice for players in this match.

  • Select: MU
  • Prediction: 1-2
  • Over / Under: Over

Analysis and prediction of West Ham vs MU in the Premier League (Part 2)

West Ham’s recent results are also very good when the team only received 1 defeat, owned 1 draw and won 3 wins out of the last 5 matches.

At the moment, West Ham only plays in the Premier League, so teachers and coaches David Moyes are also somewhat focused for the tournament, West Ham has won 3 consecutive matches, so before the threshold Against MU, the players of the Olympic Stadium have also had a fairly stable performance. In their last appearance, the club had a slight victory over Aston Villa, a club that had a fairly good record at the beginning but recently has shown signs of short of breath, with the advantage West Ham’s home field quickly dominated the game, but it was not until Bowen scored that victory was in the hands of the host, in the end West Ham won 2-1. With the current performance, West Ham can expect a favorable result against MU.

Although there is a home ground in the upcoming match, West Ham is still the underdog and although the rate of peeling in the Asian market is not too high, only 0.5, teachers and coaches David Moyes do not have to choose an option. for investors. In addition, Manchester United’s away form is quite impressive when it only lost 1 game and has 4 wins in the last 5 trips away from home, the total number of goals that strikers brought is also quite high. up to 13 goals. And West Ham is not inferior when the team is conquering the home field, the team owns 4 wins in the last 5 matches at the Olympic Stadium, West Ham’s ability to score is also quite effective with 13 goals in the last series. With the goalscoring performance of both teams in the past compared to the 2.5-3 over / under ratio listed by the house, the door is still a good choice for players in this match.

Select: MU

Prediction: 1-2

Over / Under: Over

Analysis and prediction of West Ham vs MU on December 6 in the Premier League

After a convincing victory over Southampton in the last round, MU temporarily rose to 9th on the Premier League table with 16 points after 9 rounds.

It can be said that, after going through a rather poor period in the first matches of this season, the Manchester Reds are showing clear signs of prosperity in recent rounds. With the current score, MU is full of opportunities to participate in the top 3 of the tournament if there is a victory over West Ham in the upcoming match because of the distance between Solskjaer’s teachers and coaches with Chelsea standing at number one is only 3 points.

Manchester United’s performance in the last 5 appearances is also quite impressive when the team only received 1 defeat and won in all 4 remaining matches. The only team that can defeat the Old Trafford team in this series is PSG, which is a Champions League match, although the side has the advantage of the home field in this match, but everything MU There was only a goal from Rashford and Fred’s second yellow card, while PSG had 3 goals, causing Solskjaer’s teachers and coaches to lose with the final score 1-3. However, it is undeniable that PSG is one of the top clubs in Europe so it is quite difficult to win against the French representative. Having just received defeat in the international arena, but at home, MU has quite a lot of victories in recent times, the students of coach Solskjaer have a series of 3 consecutive wins in the Premier League, so before the clash West Ham, MU has had the best performance. In the upcoming match, MU also has quite a full force, no player is injured or suspended, but Rashford and Luke Shaw are in mild pain, so the ability to play is still open.

On the opponent’s side, West Ham is having a pretty good record in the Premier League this year, although teachers and coaches David Moyes had had a very difficult season before, the 16th place in the final last season helped. West Ham successfully relegated within a narrow margin. Historically, West Ham also did not have outstanding achievements in the domestic arena when regularly in the second half of the rankings. Coming back to this season, West Ham surprised with a very impressive performance, the team is currently ranked 5th on the rankings with 17 cards after 10 rounds, equal to Southampton and Wolves but are ranked above by more than sub-index. Compared to Chelsea and Leicester City who are just above, they are only 2 points worse, so if they win in the next round, West Ham can completely participate in the top 3 on the Premier League table.

Chelsea won the Premier League, why not?

There are many reasons for football experts to say that Chelsea will be a potential candidate for the Premier League championship this season.

It can be said that the biggest success of coach Frank Lampard and Chelsea in the transfer window last summer is the fact that Stamford Bride Stadium welcomes extremely high quality players in defense. The appearance of Mendy Edouard Mendy makes the Blues fans less nervous than when Kepa appeared in the wooden frame. Ben Chilwell was brought back and immediately made a mark in the left wing corridor, Chelsea’s weakest position last season. Meanwhile, 36-year-old general Thiago Silva helps live viewers of English football realize that it’s been a long time since Chelsea had such a world-class midfielder appeared.

The rookie trio combined with old people like Kurt Zouma and Reece James form a great defense for Chelsea. Breaking through the defenders playing very “son” of the team is a challenge for any attacker in the Premier League at the moment.

In attack, the presence of three quality contracts, Hakim Ziyech, Timo Werner and Kai Havertz, makes Chelsea extremely virtual in their approach to the goal. Except for the case of Kai Havertz who is quarantined because of Covid-19, what Hakim Ziyech and Timo Werner have done up to now is only in two words “great”. And if other stars like Christian Pulisic or Mason Mount return, Chelsea has the quantity and quality to turn itself into Europe’s most glamorous attacking club.

Liverpool are facing a huge traumatic storm and will definitely affect the long-term goals of the Port City team this season. The “crushing” of the defense after an international series along with long-term injuries of Van Dijk or Gomez makes the ability to endure the destructive power of the opponent of The Kop become more fragile than ever.

Meanwhile, Man City is still showing the same uncertainty as last season. It seems that the play of coach Pep Guardiola’s teachers has gradually been arrested and not too many football prediction experts believe The Citizen can lift the championship after this season ends.

Why does the North American Football League (MLS) have no form of relegation (Part 4)

The American Professional Basketball (NBA) tournament is a unified prize, but it is divided into the same region.

However, when dividing the region like this, there will be cases where the second ranked team in this region has a higher score than the championship team of another region, from which the team with the higher performance must yield to the championship series for lower performing teams. So in basketball, baseball, … all have qualifying places for teams that do not champions the region. The result was a series of games to secure the championship, from at least 10 teams in the baseball tournament to 16 teams in the basketball tournament.

The professional tournaments in North America are not in the form of promotion and relegation, but there are teams that play in small leagues. These teams are either affiliated with or affiliated with the major league teams so they don’t have to worry about the players or even the revenue. While the big teams don’t have to worry about relegation, teams with poor performance can think of next season even if it isn’t over yet.

This generally helps the North American pro league system to be more stable and balanced between teams in a league; but limited opportunities for investment as well as for teams from small cities. In addition, the problem with TV rights holders in two different regions makes it difficult for the North American Professional Football Championship to form relegation.

The American football tournament was born after a long time, so although it did not divide the tournament too detailed, it still kept the form of championship competition with a series of matches to help the North American audience feel familiar. And the knockout format generally generates more revenue because there will be important matches and a cup final that takes place every year, rather than a long, dramatic 38th round that takes place like in Europe.

Why does the North American Football League (MLS) have no form of relegation (Part 1)

As more and more stars flock to the American football league, such as Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Wayne Rooney or Bastian Schweinsteiger. Along with the growth of American football in general, audience interest in this tournament has also increased, even among football fans.

The biggest difference between the North American football tournament and the rest of the world is that there is no promotion and relegation, which means that a team, even if it loses all season, will continue to participate next year. In addition, the best team in the rankings is not the championship team, but the championship is only determined after a series of elimination between the best teams in each region. The following article will show why, as well as interesting in this arrangement.

The first is how the tournament works (according to the 2017 season, since 2018 and 2019 the tournament is expanding, the format is not uniform). 22 teams will be divided into 2 domains (conference). For a club, they will play 2 or 3 matches against a team from the same region (23 matches total), and 1 match against a team from another region (11 games total). After 34 matches, each region selects the top 6 teams to enter the knockout series. Teams from the same region will compete on their own, until there are 2 remaining teams from the two regions competing to choose the champion. This means that the top team after a series of 34 games is unlikely to be the winner that season. And of course, the bottom teams will not be relegated or eliminated from the tournament.

One explanation for the organization above is that the North American football league is new, so there are few investors, so it is necessary to bring the teams to the top league in order to attract capital. And since there are many teams, it is difficult to have a circle match, so it is necessary to have a series of qualifiers. However, this explanation is correct but there is a lack of reason because the Japanese football tournament became professional at the same time as North America (Japan was 1992 and North America was 1994), but now it has maintained relegation between 3 classes. In addition, the North American league system also has the second and third division, only that there is no relegation between classes.

Forbes reveals the best money-making athletes on the planet

According to Forbes magazine of America, the captain of the Portuguese team, Cristiano Ronaldo is the highest income athlete in the world. 

The Real Madrid superstar is the first footballer to hold No. 1 on the planet’s highest paid 100 athletes annual rankings, with $88 million in the past 12 months – $6.6 million more than Enemies on the Barcelona side, Lionel Messi, the player is in second place.

There are 5 UK athletes in the top 100. F1 driver, Lewis Hamilton ranked 11th with 46 million USD, followed by Rory McIlroy at 17th place with 42.6 million USD, Gareth Bale in 25th place with 35.9 million, Wayne Rooney in 49th place with 26.1 million USD and Andy Murray in 74th place with 23 million USD.

Statistics from Forbes show that this is the first time since 2000 that a player besides golfer Tiger Woods or former boxer Floyd Mayweather has been leading the income rankings. In fact, Woods fell to 12th place, with earnings of just $45 million confirmed over the past 12 months.

Mayweather is at number 16, one position above McIlroy, new athletes earning $7.6 million in bonuses, bringing the income to $35 million.

Only two female athletes in the top 100 are the number 1 American tennis player, Serena Williams ($28.9 million) in 40th and Russian tennis queen Maria Sharapova ($21.9 million) at number 88.

FedEx Cup champion Jordan Speith ($52.8 million) is the fastest advancer of the year, jumping from 85th to 9th. American golfer, 23 year old player next July. He is also the youngest player on the list, younger than Barcelona striker Neymar.

There are 10 different sports and representatives from 23 countries make it into the top 100 best money-making athletes on the planet, where the US (65) is dominated by high incomes in sports such as baseball, rugby and American football.

Forbes figures include all salaries and bonuses from June 1, 2015 through June 1, 2016, with estimated confirmed earnings from sponsorship deals and advertising deals.

Top 20 highest income athletes in the world

1. Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal), football, earns $88.0 million

2. Lionel Messi (Argentina), football, income 81.4 million

3. LeBron James (USA), basketball, earning 77.2 million USD

4. Roger Federer (Switzerland), tennis, income 67.8 million USD

5. Kevin Durant (USA), basketball, income 56.2 million USD

6. Novak Djokovic (Serbia), tennis, income 55.8 million USD

7. Cam Newton (USA), American football (rugby) 53.1 million USD

8. Phil Mickelson (USA), golf, income 52.9 million USD

9. Jordan Spieth (USA), golf, earns 52.8 million USD

10. Kobe Bryant (USA), basketball, earning 50.0 million USD

11. Lewis Hamilton (UK), F1 racing, earns $46.0 million

12. Tiger Woods (USA), golf, income 45.3 million USD

13. Eli Manning (USA), American football, income 45.0 million USD

14. Joe Flacco (USA), American football, income 44.5 million USD

15. Tom Brady (USA), American football, income 44.1 million USD

16. Floyd Mayweather (USA), boxing, income 44.0 million

17. Rory McIlroy (Northern Ireland), golf, earning 42.6 million USD

18. Russell Wilson (USA), American football, income 41.8 million

19. Sebastian Vettel (Germany), F1 racing, earning 41.0 million USD

20. Philip Rivers (USA), American football, income 38.0 million.