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It's hard to compare two different shows that have two different goals, but as in for promoting new stars, I think American Idol is a lot more successful. Don't get me wrong here, I love ANTM, and I barely watch American Idol, but American Idol does a really good job at creating superstars.
So many singers that are taking over the billboard charts have come from American Idol. Like Carrie Underwood, I didn't even know she was a contestant on the show and now she's known worldwide! Jennifer Hudson didn't even win and she has a Golden Globe! Now when you look at the models from ANTM, I don't think I'd recognize their names because they're not as famous as other models. American Idol contestants make best-selling albums and are treated just like any other A-list singer, whereas the models form ANTM are quite unknown throughout the world. When was the last time you heard about Saleisha Stowers or Caridee English? The models on ANTM may have been on the covers of Seventeen and so, but I've never seen them raise the scale and grace magazines like Vogue, Elle, etc.
As for the show I think ANTM really shows how hard it is to become a model and I applaud it for that. However, I wish the models on ANTM could gain more fame, because they definitely deserve it!