Heidi Klum and Tyra Banks can rock runways and panties like nobody's business. But both beauties also have fabulously popular reality programs, which begs the question: Which supermodel is also a superhostess?
We compared them in several categories in a supershowdown:
Heidi always looks classy and divine on PR. Even when she's pregnant, she still looks more stylish than 95 percent of her peers.
That being said, we see much more variety from Tyra simply because appears more often on her show. In addition, ANTM contestants finish out the competition in a different country, during which time Tyra always dresses in the country's traditional fashions. Not to mention that she's always got a different hairdo.
Variety is the spice of life!
We have to assume producers have a lot to do with assembling each show's judging panel, but we also suspect half those people wouldn't be there if it weren't for Heidi and Tyra's connections. While their decisions are always subjective, the crew of J. Alexander, Nigel Barker and Josie Maran are much more entertaining than Heidi's bitchy panel of Nina Garcia and Michael Kors. Tyra and Co. have much better rapport, too.
No doubt about it, Tyra has personality in droves. Some might even say personalities. She's serious, goofy, nice, stern and everything in between. And honestly, it can get pretty annoying sometimes.
Heidi has all those same sides, but they're less extreme and thereby less obnoxious. And every once in a while, there's a moment that's lost in translation from German to English, such as when Heidi said something like, "They went like bagels," instead of "hotcakes." Endearing.
In addition to ANTM, Tyra has her talk show to attend to. She's had a few parts in movies and TV shows, and she tried (and failed) to create a music career for herself.
Besides PR, Heidi has done a bit of designing (shoes, clothing, jewelry), co-authored a book, is a painter, and has two fragrances. Oh yeah, and she also has three kids and a newborn. Is anyone else amazed that she even has time for PR?
Tim Gunn serves as the PR mentor, while Heidi makes brief appearances to tease the upcoming challenges, and again at judging panel.
Tyra always dons her photographer hat at least once per season, offering the models valuable tips after seeing them in action. She attends other shoots from time to time, and shows up at the model house to give the ladies pep talks, as well as serving as a judge. Tyra is a rockin' mentor in comparison.
Bottom Line: As a viewer, we're a bit biased toward Project Runway. But when you break down the ladies behind the two fashion-forward programs, there's no doubt about it: Tyra has a much bigger presence, and appears to be much more involved in the goings-on on America's Next Top Model. She's the hostess with the mostess.