America’s Best Model Winner Lisa D’Amato RIPS Because of Toxic Environment in Series… Says Banks Blocked Her on Social Media
America’s Top Model winner Lisa Marie D’Amato took to social media Wednesday with post ripping host Tyra Banks and producer Ken Mock.
D’Amato, 42, who won the 17th edition of the reality TV competition, said she and other contestants experienced ‘crazy shocks’ while competing on the series, Entertainment Weekly I mentioned after reviewing the post.
The Los Angeles native, who put her page on privacy, said her participation in the show was like participating in the 1971 Stanford Prison Experiment, in which subjects were placed in a prison-like environment.
D’Amato, who previously vented about her time on the series two years ago, said Banks, 49, blocked her on social media, while tagging producer Ken Mock in the post.
D’Amato, who appeared on the show’s fifth run in 2005 before returning to win in 2011, encouraged series alumni not to hold back as the show is getting increased coverage ahead of its 20th anniversary next month.
THE LATEST: America’s Top Model winner Lisa Marie D’Amato, 42, took to social media Wednesday with a post-shredding host Tyra Banks, 49.
She said, “Please be honest with yourself and everyone else when I say don’t be afraid to really tell how horrible it was to meet you.” Don’t act tough. be realistic. Don’t be afraid of the fandom. Don’t be afraid of Tyra or Ken Mok.
D’Amato said that “the light is coming and more and more fans are on our side”, telling people they have to “talk up and speak up”.
And she continued: Remember this is your life (too)! Fight for it! Do you know who will stand up for you if you don’t? Do you know who will save your life if you don’t?
D’Amato said being on the series was akin to being a participant in the Stanford prison experiment. She wrote: “This s*** was the Stanford prison experience for a lot of us. Google this ***.
D’Amato is one of many alumni of the show who have publicly expressed critical sentiments against the series, in which models compete for contracts. Others include Adrienne Curry, Tiffany Richardson, Angelia Preston, and Gina Turner.
The show, which debuted in 2003, has been scrutinized in recent years on social media as people have pointed out instances of body shaming and cultural appropriation.
Banks in 2020 took to Twitter to address people’s ratings of the show when viewed through contemporary lenses.
“I’ve been watching posts about the insensitivity of some of ANTM’s past moments and I agree with you,” she said. Looking back, those were really some of the choices. We appreciate your honest feedback and send lots of love and virtual hugs.
D’Amato, who appeared on the show’s fifth run in 2005 before returning to win in 2011, is pictured in Los Angeles in 2017.
The model was photographed in Aruba in 2012, a year after she won the 17th edition of the show.
What is the Stanford Prison Experiment?
The Stanford Prison Experiment of 1971 is one of the most famous psychological studies of all time.
Conducted by psychologist Professor Philip Zimbardo, the study explored the destructive behavior of groups of men over a long period.
Students were randomly assigned to be either guards or prisoners inside a mock prison constructed in the Stanford Department of Psychology.
The aim was to observe the interaction within and between the two groups in the absence of an apparent malignant authority.
The 1971 Stanford Prison Experiment is one of the most famous psychology studies of all time. Students were randomly assigned to be either guards (pictured) or prisoners inside a mock prison constructed in the Stanford University Department of Psychology
The results were shocking, with the guards’ abuse of the prisoners so brutal that the course had to be terminated after only six days.
Despite its status as one of the most influential psychology studies ever published, the Stanford Prison Experiment has been the subject of much criticism.
Several attempts to replicate the study yielded mixed results, leading some scientists to suggest that the study was a fake.
In June 2018, author and scientist Dr. Ben Blum interviewed participants in the 1971 paper, and revealed the recordings of its author, Professor Zimbardo.
The experiment guards were trained to act harshly with their subordinates, Dr. Bloom said, while one prisoner admitted to faking a fit of insanity.