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18th Jan '17 4:58:53 PM thatother1dude
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* ''Series/AmericasNextTopModel'': Some blogs sound surprised when they talk about past winners actually getting modelling work. Every contestant leaves the show with some extra experience of an industry they want to work in and a portfolio of pictures.

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* ''Series/AmericasNextTopModel'': Some blogs sound surprised when they talk about past winners actually getting modelling work. Every contestant leaves the show with some extra experience of an industry they want to work in and a portfolio of pictures.pictures, while Tyra may decide from the beginning what kind of winner she wants and stage the competition accordingly. Picking mediocre photos on purpose, editing the film with a bias against certain contestants, eliminating girls who might pose a threat to the pre-selected winner, etc. It's pretty common knowledge that C10's Whitney won over far more modelesque Anya only because "It was about time they had a plus-sized girl win." In C12, Allison and Teyona were pretty toe to toe, but Teyona was picked to continue the pattern of [[TokenMinority a black winner every 3rd cycle.]] Tyra, despite her good intentions/[[CondescendingCompassion narcissism]], has a tendency to pick girls who will never get work in the real modeling world for one superficial reason or another. Too "old" for being over 22, too "fat" for being over 115 pounds, too "short" for being under 5'7, etc. It wouldn't be surprising at all if none of the girls from Cycle 13 (where the gimmick was that all of them were under 5'7" tall) got work after the show wrapped for the season. Because of this, agencies are hesitant or outright refuse to hire past contestants. One fashion expert mentioned that agencies just don't like being told who the "next big thing" is. Those who do find work tend to change their names to avoid the stigma.



** That's mostly because the competition is heavily rigged. [[OmniscientMoralityLicense Tyra may decide from the beginning what kind of winner she wants]] and stage the competition accordingly. Picking mediocre photos on purpose, editing the film with a bias against certain contestants, eliminating girls who might pose a threat to the pre-selected winner, etc. It's pretty common knowledge that C10's Whitney won over far more modelesque Anya only because "It was about time they had a plus-sized girl win." In C12, Allison and Teyona were pretty toe to toe, but Teyona was picked to continue the pattern of [[TokenMinority a black winner every 3rd cycle.]]
*** There's also the fact that Tyra, despite her [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation good intentions/narcissism]], has a tendency to pick girls who will never get work in the real modeling world for one superficial reason or another. Too "old" for being over 22, too "fat" for being over 115 pounds, too "short" for being under 5'7, etc. It wouldn't be surprising at all if none of the girls from Cycle 13 (where the gimmick was that all of them were under 5'7" tall) got work after the show wrapped for the season. Because of this and the reason above, agencies are hesitant or outright refuse to hire past contestants. One fashion expert mentioned that agencies just don't like being told who the "next big thing" is. Those who do find work tend to change their names to avoid the stigma.
31st Dec '16 7:19:03 PM nombretomado
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* Spain's ''Operación Triunfo'', first edition. The winner was Rosa López, who went to EurovisionSongContest and is still active in the industry. But runners ups Chenoa and David Bisbal are way more successful than her, and are the only ones known at the other side of the pond.

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* Spain's ''Operación Triunfo'', first edition. The winner was Rosa López, who went to EurovisionSongContest Series/EurovisionSongContest and is still active in the industry. But runners ups Chenoa and David Bisbal are way more successful than her, and are the only ones known at the other side of the pond.
10th Dec '16 11:01:39 PM UltimateLazer
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** The biggest hit in 1998 was "Too Close" by Next. It isn't nearly as iconic as "[[Creator/WillSmith Gettin' Jiggy With It]]" (#14), "[[Music/{{Lostprophets}} Bittersweet Symphony]]" (#79) or "[[Music/BackstreetBoys Everybody (Backstreet's Back)]]" (#22).

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** The biggest hit in 1998 was "Too Close" by Next. It isn't nearly as iconic as "[[Creator/WillSmith Gettin' Jiggy With It]]" (#14), "[[Music/{{Lostprophets}} "[[Music/TheVerve Bittersweet Symphony]]" (#79) or "[[Music/BackstreetBoys Everybody (Backstreet's Back)]]" (#22).
10th Dec '16 10:40:25 PM AreYouTyler
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* Every year, Creator/{{Billboard}} published a year-end chart of the top songs on their genre charts.
** 1992: "[[Music/{{Nirvana}} Smells Like Teen Spirit]]", arguably the most iconic track of the 1990's, only made it to #32 on the Year-End Hot 100.

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* Every year, Creator/{{Billboard}} published publishes a year-end chart of the top songs on their genre charts.
the Hot 100 and other genres.
** 1976: "[[Music//{{Queen}} Bohemian Rhapsody]]", one of the 70's most memorable tracks, was only the 18th biggest hit.
** 1982: "[[Music/{{Journey}} Don't Stop BElievin']]", one of the 80's most iconic songs, was only the ''73rd''-biggest hit that year.
** 1990: "[[Music/MCHammer U Can't Touch This]]" only made it to #55.
** 1992: "[[Music/{{Nirvana}} Smells Like Teen Spirit]]", arguably the most iconic track of the 1990's, only made it to #32 on the Year-End Hot 100.100, while a re-release of "Bohemian Rhapsody" was close behind at #39.
** The biggest hit in 1998 was "Too Close" by Next. It isn't nearly as iconic as "[[Creator/WillSmith Gettin' Jiggy With It]]" (#14), "[[Music/{{Lostprophets}} Bittersweet Symphony]]" (#79) or "[[Music/BackstreetBoys Everybody (Backstreet's Back)]]" (#22).
10th Dec '16 10:27:25 PM AreYouTyler
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* Every year, Creator/{{Billboard}} published a year-end chart of the top songs on their genre charts.
** 1992: "[[Music/{{Nirvana}} Smells Like Teen Spirit]]", arguably the most iconic track of the 1990's, only made it to #32 on the Year-End Hot 100.
7th Dec '16 2:39:45 PM LaptopGuy
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** 2008 winner Music/AmyWinehouse was the biggest name of the bunch at the time, but she died under tragic circumstances not long after her win with the DeadArtistsAreBetter trope keeping in the public eye. One of the losers that year was Music/TaylorSwift, who would go on to equal her in popularity during TheNewTens.

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** 2008 winner Music/AmyWinehouse was the biggest name of the bunch at the time, but she died under tragic circumstances not long after her win with the DeadArtistsAreBetter trope keeping in the public eye. win. One of the losers that year was Music/TaylorSwift, who would go on to equal eclipse her in popularity during TheNewTens.TheNewTens. Fortunately, the DeadArtistsAreBetter trope has kept her in the public eye and has kept her legacy afloat.



** It remains to be seen who wins in 2017, but by far the biggest name of the bunch is Music/TheChainsmokers. If they don't win, they will easily fit the trope.



** Austin Mahone, who won in 2013, was a fairly popular teen idol, but his career was held back by the continued popularity of One Direction. Thus, his career quickly fizzled out, and he himself faded into obscurity. His opponents included Music/IggyAzalea, Music/TwentyOnePilots, Music/TheWeeknd, and Music/{{Zedd}}, all of whom had considerably more success than him.

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** Austin Mahone, who won in 2013, was a fairly popular teen idol, but his career was held back by the continued popularity of One Direction. Thus, his career quickly fizzled out, and he himself faded into obscurity. His opponents included Music/IggyAzalea, Music/TwentyOnePilots, Music/TheWeeknd, and Music/{{Zedd}}, all of whom had considerably more success than him.him (although aside from Zedd they didn't immediately blow up).
8th Nov '16 6:16:05 AM Gimere
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* Wrestling/{{WWE}}'s ''[[Wrestling/WWEToughEnough ToughEnough]]'' reality show created a minor lower-midcard star for a couple of years in the form of Maven. Much more success was found by fourth season runner-up TheMiz and third season co-winner Wrestling/JohnMorrison (a lone exception), who were later hired and ended up the top tag team in the company in early 2009.

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* Wrestling/{{WWE}}'s ''[[Wrestling/WWEToughEnough ToughEnough]]'' Tough Enough]]'' reality show created a minor lower-midcard star for a couple of years in the form of Maven. Much more success was found by fourth season runner-up TheMiz and third season co-winner Wrestling/JohnMorrison (a lone exception), who were later hired and ended up the top tag team in the company in early 2009.



* Also from season 6. The female winner, Sara Lee, was released from developmental after being impregnated by Wesley Blake, while the runner-up, Amanda Saccomanno aka. Mandy Rose, also got a developmental deal, appeared on a season of Total Divas and has started wrestling on NXT TV.

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* ** Also from season 6. The 6: the female winner, Sara Lee, was released from developmental after being impregnated by Wesley Blake, while the runner-up, Amanda Saccomanno aka. (a.k.a. Mandy Rose, Rose), also got a developmental deal, appeared on a season of Total Divas ''Series/TotalDivas'' and has started wrestling on NXT TV.



** Season 1: [[Wrestling/BryanDanielson Daniel Bryan]] became one of the most popular wrestlers in WWE history, becoming a one-time World Heavyweight Champion and a three time WWE Champion while Wrestling/WadeBarrett hasn't had anything as big as his initial world title chase during the Nexus angle -- it took a gimmick overhaul into a messenger of "bad news" to regain him some of the popularity he had lost since then. The season's only other notable success story was sixth-placer Skip Sheffield, who became mega-face Wrestling/{{Ryback}} and soared to main event status only months after his re-debut. Like Barrett, his popularity waned very quickly after his

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** Season 1: [[Wrestling/BryanDanielson Daniel Bryan]] became one of the most popular wrestlers in WWE history, becoming a one-time World Heavyweight Champion and a three time WWE Champion while Wrestling/WadeBarrett hasn't had anything as big as his initial world title chase during the Nexus angle -- it took a gimmick overhaul into a messenger of "bad news" to regain him some of the popularity he had lost since then. The season's only other notable success story was sixth-placer Skip Sheffield, who became mega-face Wrestling/{{Ryback}} and soared to main event status only months after his re-debut. Like Barrett, his popularity waned very quickly after his afterwards.
7th Oct '16 6:33:11 PM thecarolinabull01
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* Also from season 6. The female winner, Sara Lee, was released from developmental after being impregnated by Wesley Blake, while the runner-up, Amanda Saccomanno aka. Mandy Rose, also got a developmental deal, appeared on a season of Total Divas and has started wrestling on NXT TV.
24th Sep '16 1:24:16 PM Gimere
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* Wrestling/{{WWE}}'s ''ToughEnough'' reality show created a minor lower-midcard star for a couple of years in the form of Maven. Much more success was found by fourth season runner-up TheMiz and third season co-winner Wrestling/JohnMorrison (a lone exception), who were later hired and ended up the top tag team in the company in early 2009.
** Morrison did pretty well as a singles wrestler too, picking up various midcard titles including the (theoretically World Title-level) {{Wrestling/ECW}} strap, and groomed to be one of the top stars on Wrestling/{{WWE}}'s ''Friday Night SmackDown''.

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* Wrestling/{{WWE}}'s ''ToughEnough'' ''[[Wrestling/WWEToughEnough ToughEnough]]'' reality show created a minor lower-midcard star for a couple of years in the form of Maven. Much more success was found by fourth season runner-up TheMiz and third season co-winner Wrestling/JohnMorrison (a lone exception), who were later hired and ended up the top tag team in the company in early 2009.
** Morrison did pretty well as a singles wrestler too, picking up various midcard titles including the (theoretically World Title-level) {{Wrestling/ECW}} Wrestling/{{ECW}} strap, and groomed to be one of the top stars on Wrestling/{{WWE}}'s ''Friday Night SmackDown''.''[[Wrestling/WWESmackDown SmackDown]]''.



** Almost one year after the latest revival, winner Andy Leavine was fired whereas the very first person elimination, Ariane "[[NeverLiveItDown Melina vs. Alicia Fox]]" Andrew, is on televsion weekly as Cameron, back-up dancer for Wrestling/BrodusClay.

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** Almost one year after the latest revival, winner Andy Leavine was fired whereas the very first person elimination, Ariane "[[NeverLiveItDown Melina vs. Alicia Fox]]" Andrew, is on televsion weekly as Cameron, Wrestling/{{Cameron}}, back-up dancer for Wrestling/BrodusClay.
7th Sep '16 5:15:23 PM LaptopGuy
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*** Agnes only placed a mere 8th in the 2009 Melodifestivalen with the song "Love Love Love", but her next single "Release Me" was globally successful whereas Sweden's actual entry in the 2009 ESC fared poorly.

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*** Agnes only placed a mere 8th in the 2009 Melodifestivalen with the song "Love Love Love", but her next single "Release Me" was globally successful whereas Sweden's actual entry in the 2009 ESC fared poorly.poorly and didn't do anything outside of Sweden. Ironically, when Agnes won Idol in 2006, one of the losing contestants that season was Mans Zelmerlow -- the 2015 Eurovision winner.
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