Smize Yourself app: Tyra Banks and technology will make you smize

America’s Next Top Model‘s signature move, smiling with one’s eyes, has become an iPhone app. Yes, Tyra Banks will now teach you how to smize and/or smize your photos, just in time for the season finale of cycle 20 of The CW series.

Smize Yourself! in an iPhone app ($1.99) that includes a “sassy video tutorial” and features “the latest morphing technology” to make you look like this.

In a Skype conference call, Tyra told Mashable, “millions of people send me pictures asking ‘Am I smizing?,’ ‘Can you teach me how to smize?,’ ‘Is it fierce enough?’,” so she created an app that doesn’t answer that question, it just makes you smize in your photos.

Millions of people!

Tyra is a recent graduate of Harvard Business School, where she took a phone call in class to learn that she’d have to fire the old judging panel, and Browbeat says that Tyra told reporters she wants her brand to last for “possibly even half a century,” so long that a hypothetical future girl will “have no idea that I was a human being.”

Tyra: with photos such as this, that day has already arrived.

Surprisingly, man not eaten alive on Eaten Alive

Eaten Alive

Discovery Channel’s happy family holiday special Eaten Alive aired Sunday, rewarding viewers for their two full hours of viewing by ensuring that they spent quality time in the company of others instead of wasting that time doing something else that might not have been as satisfying, such as buying things that have labels which accurately reflect their contents.


Winter 2015 reality TV debut schedule

winter 2015 reality TV schedule

Mark your calendars with all these upcoming reality TV show debuts, including Celebrity Apprentice, The Bachelor, and another season of MasterChef Junior, all of which kick off in early January.

There are also 20+ shows debuting in December--including the one-off return of The Sing Off. No winter break for reality TV.

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Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 36, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.