With the CW's new pseudo fashion industry exposé series The Beautiful Life: TBL premiering in just a few short days, it got us thinking about our favorite fictional models in TV history, particularly those of the bitchy variety. I think we can all agree that they are the best kind. Here are the all-time prize winners.
1. Wilhelmina Slater (Ugly Betty)
Media mogul, former supermodel, Botox enthusiast and lying, scheming, manipulating baby thief. Wilhelmina Slater is a legend in the annals of bitchy supermodels, even if she is currently out of the runway game.
2. Kimber Henry (Nip/Tuck)
It's not her fault she lives in a world populated by wild animals, but Kimber has tied up and mutilated her boyfriend, stolen a car, dumped the father of her child in exchange for free plastic surgery to correct her meth face and injected collagen into her baby's lips to get her a modeling gig, among many, many other nasty deeds. But, you know, she's on Nip/Tuck. She's just trying to fit in.
3. Izzie Stevens (Grey's Anatomy)
No one ever talks about Izzie's scandalous foray into modeling lingerie for Frederick's of Hollywood knockoff Bethany Whisper anymore, but it's one of the few things we can still remember loving about the insufferable girl. Izzie's never been particularly pleasant, but at least she used to be scandalous.
4. Betty Draper (Mad Men)
You know how some women just aren't cut out for motherhood because they seem so bothered by their children that it's surprising they don't just drown them? Betty's like that. She's also one helluva print model, but the two are probably unrelated.
5. Gabrielle Solis (Desperate Housewives)
She's grown quite a bit since we first met her, but remember Season 1 Gaby? The superficial, materialistic trophy wife and former model who sniped at her mother-in-law and was sleeping with the teenage gardener? That Gaby was a 24-hour party. Now she's like this "mature adult" or something, which is regrettable, to say the least.
6. Julie Dante (Models Inc)
As far as bitchy Aaron Spelling characters go, Julie Dante always seems to be sorely overlooked, which is really a crime. Sure, Models Inc was canceled after only 29 episodes, but that was hardly Julie's fault. She slept with every photographer in the business and she once turned a rival model's hair green, which... sounds like weak sauce on paper, but if you do it with an Australian accent, like she did, everything seems more dangerous.
7.Claudia Foster (The Beautiful Life: TBL)
What little we've seen of her in the pilot is pretty damn near evil. After berating a recently rehabbed model for gaining two pounds she got on the horn with a rival agency and threatened to murder one of her own models if said agency tried to woo her over to their dark side. Plus she was snobbish to a well-meaning farm boy, which is just unnecessary. Regardless of how this show turns out, she's definitely going to be a lot of fun.
8. Mia Jones (Degrassi: The Next Generation)
She's far from the biggest bitch on this list, but Mia still slept her way into modeling gigs and then was overtly full of herself when she became successful as a trashy football jersey-as-lingerie model. Say what you want about Izzie Stevens, but at least her Bethany Whisper masterpieces didn't give her cause to diva out all over everyone.
9. George Costanza (Seinfeld)
He could've been a world famous hand model if it hadn't been for that damn puffy shirt, but anybody who walks around all day wearing oven mitts to protect their exquisite hands from molestation is one fussy bitch.
10. Julie Cooper (The O.C.)
She wasn't really a model in the traditional sense, but she did establish a magazine pretty much for the sole purpose of putting herself on the cover every month. And in addition to that Oprah-sized bout of narcissism, she was also a mega bitch in every other facet of her life.
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