03-25-2010, 01:28 PM
Yeah I agree, you wouldn't be like "Wow she's beautiful!" If you saw some of them walking on the street. But I think the judges are looking for good facial features, such as high cheek bones, big lips, etc.
And plus, with some of them, getting their makeup, hair, and sometimes teeth fixed makes the show more dramatic I think since the audience can watch them grow as models. The way they aren't all uncommonly pretty, like playboy's models, also probably helps make some teenagers feel good about themselves, and give them hope for their future too.
But about the skinniness thing, one of the seasons a Plus Size model one, which was out of the ordinary from the usual 110 pound 5'8'' girls!