Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Victoria riding the man pony... Is it a good photo? NEIGH!
First off, apologies to all my weekly Live Blog buddies for the absentee Live Blog on Friday night, as most of you would have seen, I was in Sydney all last week, and had every good intention of doing the Live Blog, but when the time came, I was stuck in a show. Funnily enough, later on that night I happened to see a former successful Australia's Next Top Model girl vomitting INSIDE at a bar. Inside! Like right next to a couch! No "hmmm, I'm about to spew, better run to a bathroom quick smart," she was all, "I'm a TV star, I get to spew wherever I want! RAAAAAAASPLURGHSPLASH!" They're a classy bunch, those Australians.
I just had a little look-see at last week's episode, and here are my thoughts.
On the C4 experience with Jaquie and Jermaine:
Thank God for Ruby. If she hadn't been there, the girls would have looked like a pack of awkward stuttering stanleys. What really confused me though, was how many of them thought they'd done really well when in fact they were as funny, charming, charismatic and confident as a leper with bad breath. By in large it was the show's most cringe-worthy challenge to date. I was expecting a lot from Christobelle - especially after she moonwalked into the room, but that whole hands on her hips thing didn't translate well to film. But hey - they're models - nobody expects them to say anything intelligent, right? I've heard some rumours flying, and word on the street is that Ruby has actually picked up a job as a presenter on C4. More on that as I hear it.
On the music video experience:
Once again Ruby impressed, Rebecca Rose did the worst tiger I've ever seen, Christobelle wore nothing at all and got checked out by a man who looked older than her father, and Laura worked that moustache. Did anybody else notice Victoria brushing off the lead singer's jacket after she kissed him? Did she fall in love at first kiss or what?
Then came the male models. Well, the Cleo Bachelor of the Year finalists. Most of them looked like roided up firemen, all oiled up with tattoos and work boots - about as homoerotic as you could get on a TV3 show - the location was a quarry for goodness sake. Laura turned up and worked that fireman like a pole, and it worked for her. Her's was my favourite photo of the week, we're starting to see some huge improvements from that one - could be a winner. Once again Lucy failed to impress, with Russ Flatt reiterating what I've been saying since the beginning - she just doesn't look like a model. Victoria was disappointing too, I've been espousing her cause quite vocally for a while, but this week she didn't do it for me. Hosanna keeps going from strength to strength.
I rank the pictures in this order, from best to worst: Laura, Rebecca Rose, Ruby, Christobelle, Hosanna, Lucy, Teryl Leigh, Victoria.
When it came time for judging, Sara and the rest came down hard on Rebecca Rose and she was eventually kicked off. Why? Because she only has one look, and after telling her for the past 8 weeks to get a new one, they decided that her one look should have been used in this shoot. Um... Hello? I for one liked her new look, her photo was definitely one of the best of the bunch. I can't understand why Lucy hasn't gone yet, but there's always next week!
Oh and this week's Modelism comes from Rebecca Rose after the worst possible C4 audition imaginable: "I surprised myself today, I may have that X factor!"