First of all I would like to say that I am a huge fan of America's next top model, I have watched every season with Thing 1 and our favorite thing to do is rip the girls apart and and argue about who we think is going to win and who isn't and why. Did anyone read about the new controversy surrounding this season? A transgender contestant... to me NO BIG DEAL!!! This has apparently caused quite a stir in the religious (and non-religious i suppose) community's. People feel that because someone has changed who they are they shouldn't be allowed to follow their dreams? This to me seems absurd!!! Last season when the "heavy" girl Whitley made it to the final 3 everyone said there was "NO WAY" that she would win, "Tyra has more sense than to get that poor girls hopes up like that" etc... well look at that, she won and she is actually working...imagine that! What is the big frickin' deal about a transgender? Isn't the point of being a model looking good in the clothes, or more appropriately...making the clothes look good? Does it matter that you were once a male and are now female or just that you make the clothes look good....I say "RIGHT ON TYRA!!!"