Image: James K Lowe
I watched the first episode of America's Next Top Model Cycle 14 yesterday. This girl Angelea who'd previously been kicked out from another series was given the opportunity to compete again. She was ghetto fabulous. When asked what had changed since the judges had last seen her, she said, "I bin doin' mah homewuuurk, I bin lookin' at dem campayyyyyyns, I see Gucci, I see Prada, I see Givenchy..." Her pronunciation of the first two companies was spot on. Givenchy, however, was pronounced exactly as it's spelt - Giv-en-chee. Tyra immediately gave her a lesson in correct fashion pronunciation. It reminded me of the above picture, posted by James K Lowe last week. If only Angelea had been given the opportunity to see it, she might have saved herself from potential embarrassment on the world stage. I don't know about anybody else, but I still find it difficult to say 'AIR-mehz' and 'Eddy Slim-MAHN'. Force of habit I guess.
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