ANTM Cycle 13 Recap

FINAL THOUGHTS

I think I have been quite repetitive but I could care less anyway haha so, yes this is the first cycle of America’s Next Top Model that I saw. I have read some posts regarding about how this cycle is a bore fest. I disagree because it may have been dull sometimes, but it has its own moments, moments that needed not to be big. This was the first ever themed cycle of ANTM and it was definitely a great start. Some thought it was just a silly gimmick having girls under 5’8, little did they know that this cycle will end up as one of the better ones. We also had the first ever double elimination before the finale, which I found ridiculous as I would’ve loved to see Erin slay that Covergirl photo and commercial to prove the judges wrong. What I love more is the theme song for the eliminations, even though I find it tacky sometimes, I will not deny the fact that it actually got stuck in my head some time. For the photoshoots, I loved the BIRACIAL HAPAS, and the BEAUTY SHOT WITH FABRIC, work Tyra! But I hated the posing underwater, and the cirque de soleil. The cast was kind of great too! We had Nicole, Erin, Brittany, Kara, and Rachel who had great looks. This cycle is special to me because a) this got me stuck to ntms, b) this has one of my favorite winners, and of course, c) my all-time favorite ntm contestant. Thank you to those who read, who followed, who joined me in the cycle! ❤ Idk what to cover next though lol.

1) Nicole (2.3) 1/5/2/2/5/1/1/2/1/2/1/2

antmcycle13capitulo1nicole                             My third favorite winner only after Brittani Kline and Dani Evans. Girl got 5 first call-outs, 5 runner-ups, and 2 5th place. A great run for a winner, very hard to accomplish! Her portfolio is seriously flawless. The two shots she got called 5th are not even bad, they were still good but they were just a bit boring and uninspiring. It was both a surprise and not a surprise that she won. Surprising because the Token Awkward Girl never wins for example Shandi, Heather, Allison, and etc. Not surprising because, she had a flawless portfolio, a great look, great body, and she was against Laura. Everyone seems to love this girl, one for that is because she channels her inner quirk to produce amazing photographs. But probably because some people relate to her. There are people who are awkward and reserved, which is like Nicole. Nicole thought that the others underestimated her because she was quiet, little did they know she will win.She didn’t have a big personality, she was just easygoing and good-natured so she was generally put up together. Some would say she was boring to watch, but her range expressions are actually so funny she doesn’t even know it. Rightful winner of the cycle!

2) Erin (2.6) 6/1/1/1/4/3/6/1/3/1

antmcycle13capitulo1erin                                    QUEEN. My most favorite contestant out of every next top model franchise! I have eternal love for this girl. Everything about her for me just seems perfect, this is probably over the top but yes I’m crazy stanning for her. I just had a certain connection with her, to the extent where I always get her, I see my old self from her, immature, pretty much complained most of the time, and competitive. In a cycle where almost everyone didn’t contribute anything, Erin was an exception- she brought something different to the table which made the show far more interesting. Her standout moment would be the Walmart challenge, she took it so seriously as if it was a legit challenge when it was just something for ANTM. “If it’s a race, I’m gonna race to win. I’m not gonna race to.be.nice,” all or nothing. I agree with the girls, that Erin was immature mostly because of her incessant complaining, but I love her because of that. The moment I laid my eyes on her I just fell in love, winner for sure! She is a refined version of Allison in my opinion, she has a stronger bone structure and her eyes are more lovely to look at. I even loved her more after the makeover. She was a full package, had an amazing face, banging body, and great age to start modeling. I get why she wasn’t crowned though, I mean after the walmart challenge, her edit continued to slip to the more negative zone, and as they put it bitches never win in ANTM. But funny thing is that I never found her as a villain. The more bitchy contestants were sent home early ( Lulu, Kara, and Ashley) so they had to make someone a villain, they saw the light in Erin. I am thankful for that, because if not for that, I would not have seen her as much as I did, I’m afraid she would not have gotten a prominent edit. She was a teenager so I definitely understand how she acted during her run. She complained, she was cranky, unsophisticated sometimes, but she had her sweet and fun moments too. Her moments were Rae were very cute and the eating candy challenge. She got 5 first callouts from me, the rest in 3-6 a great record! I am also happy for my girl, she’s still working and her post show works are always lovely! I hope to see more of my queen in the future. Therefore, I would not hand her the win, I’m scared that maybe she would not be as successful as she is now if she won the show.

3) Laura (3.7) 5/3/5/5/1/2/4/4/4/4/2/1

antmcycle13capitulo1laura                                   If you told me that Laura would end up third in the averages when I started this, I would not believe you. I am shocked that Laura ended up third here to be quite honest. But looking back, she actually had her moments, (Cirque de Soleil, Ninja Warriors, and Topless on a Horse) but she flopped too, (Pele Goddess, and Underwater) so I think it’s safe to say that her performance was declining rather than improving. I was never fond of her face, I think that she is not that modelesque a bit basic for me. But she was just a ray of sunshine! She was a darling, so adorable! Every Tyra mail and challenge, her eyes were just filled with excitement, she really wanted to win. Even though I’m not much of a fan, I’ll take her to the top 5 because of her radiant personality and her eagerness to win.

4) Rae (4.2) 2/4/7/3/2/5/7

antmcycle13capitulo1rae                                I wouldn’t consider Rae that robbed but if Jennifer and Sundai were still in the competition, no doubt I will let her stay despite being Miss No Personality of the cycle. I don’t remember much of her but I know that she is a mother and she was bestfriends with Erin during the show. While she didn’t look beautiful in motion, she however transformed in photographs. I remember three things about her 1) she was sexually assaulted when she was younger, which I am truly empathetic for, 2) a mother, 3) Erin’s sidekick. She was a lovely girl but she talked shit about Nicole being an introvert. I would take her until top 4 because she was damn photogenic.

5) Jennifer (4.8) 4/9/3/8/8/6/2/3/2/3

antmcycle13capitulo1jennifer                              A sweet girl, but was heinously overrated by the panel. Tyra just always praised her I can’t even. So Jennifer here was a nice girl, one who actually offered the show a lot of things. She was funny at times, which you would not expect just by looking at her photographs. I mean almost all of them are dramatic. At times it worked, but there were moments where they went overboard. I do not agree with her FCOs, they all belonged to Nicole. She was also inconsistent, take a look at her numbers. I like her but I think her time is up by the top 6, the other five girls are stronger.

6) Brittany(5.0) 9/2/10/4/3/4/3/5

antmcycle13capitulo1brittany                        The technical girl. I so loved Brittany until the fabric shoot, after that I just didn’t notice her anymore. She was killing the challenges so that’s probably the reason why I liked her so much in the first few episodes especially because she was given a number of confessionals. Her makeover did her wonders for me, although I think it made her look even sexier. It made her face look a bit gothic, very ghostly even which could be seen in her fabric shot. She definitely had a great portfolio. If not for her recreating childhood moments, and her elongation shot, her average would’ve been higher. She was one of the more modelesque girls and I like her so I’ll bring her all the way to the top 3.

7) Courtney (5.0) 3/7

antmcycle13capitulo1courtney                               I’m indifferent towards this girl. I find her very beautiful, and her two photographs are both impressive which makes me want to see more but to be honest I don’t remember much of her except that she was injured and she got eliminated because she had a defeatist attitude. It was stupid to reason out to the judges that she took a weak photograph (but I like it) because she wasn’t allowed by Jay to take her boots off. Maybe give her one week more? But she would’ve screwed up during the challenge so maybe not.

8) Kara (6.8) 10/6/4/7/7/7

antmcycle13capitulo1kara                                I love this girl’s face! Kara is very beautiful. She looked somewhat scruffy in person though, a major contributor of that would be of course her infamous lazy eye. It was very obvious in person so I don’t get how the judges never noticed that or how they never castigated Kara for it but critiqued Jennifer. I think her portfolio is somewhat underrated but yeah. I find her rude though because she just constantly talked about Nicole that it got annoying especially considering the fact that Nicole wasn’t being vile or anything even close to being vile. Ironic enough she bitched about Nicole but in the same episode, Nicole got her first fco, and she landed in the bottom two with her bitch buddy, Sundai. I love her face but I don’t get her attitude.

9) Sundai (7.7) 14/11/8/6/6/8/5/6/5

antmcycle13capitulo1sundai                              Another beautiful girl. Don’t get me wrong I was never a Sundai hater. I just disliked majority of her photographs. A good chunk in her portfolio is elimination worthy. She just didn’t know how to model during the show probably. Because the only time she did her beauty justice was the fabric shoot. Before and after that, let’s not dig there anymore, they’re disappointments. Despite sucking in photographs, Sundai was a very nice girl. She was the shortest one so the way how she acted like a child was very theme fitting for her. She was a total sweetheart, so genuine you could not help but like her. Her and Kara’s session of I hate Nicole was one of her faults though but her fun moments make up for it. She didn’t deserve to go all the way to the top 5, so I’ll cut her 7th.

10) Lulu (8.0) 7/8/9

antmcycle13capitulo1lulu                              She was slipping 7-8-9. As an early boot, Lulu actually got one of the more prominent edit in the cycle. She was tired seeing Brittany win challenges, she was best buds with Ashley, she was a lesbian, etc. I got tired of her in the elongation shoot. I mean in before the challenge, she was trying to teach Brittany walk when in fact Brittany had a better walk and a stronger presence on the runway, which led to Brittany’s win. I find her first two photos quite good, but she flopped hard in her third but I’m willing to replace her with Ashley so she goes until the top 9. “This is my signature walk,” “This has been my walk since I played heels, my signature walk,” “I’m never gonna change my walk, this is my signature walk,” YOU are no Camille lol.

11) Bianca (8.8) 8/12/6/9

antmcycle13capitulo1bianca                               So I guess it’s safe to say that Bianca loves smelling things that are unpleasant. I mean this is her promo shot, still, she looks like she smelled crap or something. Unpopular as it is, but I actually liked Bianca. I mean yes her incessant complaining, God confessionals, and stuffs got tiring, but at least we got to see different sides of her. She started off being a bit strong and while the competition progressed, she started becoming vulnerable. I find her a bit underrated. Everyone seems to hate all of her photos, in contrast I like her re-enacting baby photo, and I find her elongation shot decent, the horse one was atrocious though. Her journey for me was perfectly ended.

t12) Ashley (10.2) 11/10/11/10/9

antmcycle13capitulo1ashley                              She looks like a mother here. So in her 5-week stay, Ashley received three elimination votes from me, not a good run at all. So she was best buds with Lulu bitching and bitching, it got old easily. I find her a bit dramatic and a bit cocky. Her photos weren’t good so I’ll cut her he week where Lulu got cut, the elongation shoot.

13) Rachel (12.0) 12

antmcycle13capitulo1rachel                              A doe-eyed beauty. Although, I wasn’t much of a big fan of hers, it was very unnecessary to eliminate her, especially if the girls weren’t forewarned that there will be an elimination. I mean what does singing have to do with modeling actually? I love her face so I’ll bring her to the top 8.

14) Lisa- (13.0) 13

antmcycle13capitulo1lisa                                A very pretty and sexy girl. I don’t remember much though except that she replaced Amber, and she was called an angry clown. She was a very WEAK replacement compared to a girl with a huge character. Easy first boot for me.

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ANTM Cycle 13, Bottom 15 PHOTOS

SHOWN CONTESTANT

Sundai(5), Ashley(3), Laura(3), Kara(2), Bianca(1), Lisa(1), Jennifer(1), Erin(1)

1) sundailove

2)laurakirkpatrick1

3)biancarichardson1

4)sundailove4

5)laurakirkpatrickashleyhowardandkaravincent

6)sundailove

7)ashleyhoward2

8)sundailove1

9)karavincent4

10)sundailove5

11)laurakirkpatrick

12)lisaramos

13)ashleyhoward3

14) erinwagner

15) jenniferan1

ANTM Cycle 13, Top 15 PHOTOS

SHOWN CONTESTANTS:

Erin(5), Nicole(5), Brittany(2), Jennifer(1), Laura(1), Rae(1)

1)

 erinwagner4

2)nicolefox3

3)erinwagner6

4)nicolefox5

5)erinwagner2

6)jenniferan5

7)raeweisz3

8) erinwagner1

9)brittanymarkert2

10)nicolefox4

11) brittanymarkert

12)erinwagner1

13) nicolefox2

14) laurakirkpatrick1

15) nicolefox

Coverguuurl

WEEK 11: Covergirl Ad & Commercial and Runway

The last evaluation before going on to the top 15 and bottom 15 photos of the cycle. I plan to do the overview last by the way. Yay I’m finally done with this took me so long but at least I’m finishing it. So the photos for covergirl are good but nothing outstanding. I don’t think anyone comes near to the level of excellency of Eva Pigford’s covergirl photograph. I think the photography has something to do with it, there’s just something which lacks in the photos of the girls. For the commercials, none really did amazing. There were moments where they both look insecure or uncomfortable during their individual commercials. For the runway, I can’t even at their runway walks. One walks like a man, while the other has a decent runway walk but both of them have awkward poses at the end of the runway. A rather underwhelming finale but the result was fulfilling. She was the perfect choice between the two so I’m glad she won.

1) Nicole (Winner) 1/2nicolefox2And Nicole did the best again. What’s new? I am so happy that she won, she was obviously the best choice out of the final two so I’m glad Tyra didn’t crown the wrong one. Even though she isn’t my favorite, I solidly think that she deserved her victory because she never flopped at any of the photoshoot. This covergirl shot is somewhat disappointing. I expected Nicole to kill this considering she has been slaying the past few weeks, but still, this is a good shot anyway. This for me does not only work as a maskara ad but as a hair ad too. I love how green her eyes look very captivating. But her smile looks half-assed and her upper lip looks so thin it looks so weird. Even her nose bothers me as it looks a bit big. But her pose looks inviting, just the right amount of playfulness, very relatable. Her commercial started great but as it progressed it just got worse. She started to raise her chin too high and her lower teeth looked non-existent but still better than Laura’s. Her runway walk was disastrous though lol. She walked like a man, she even surpassed the Gigi Hadid man walk. She also had trouble removing the fabric it was certainly not a good luck.

2) Laura(Runner-Up) 2/1laurakirkpatrick2Laura is a sweet girl, but I never saw her as a winner. I like her and all but I knew she did not stand a chance at Nicole. This covergirl photo is another disappointment. She is like a ray of sunshine so I expected a lot MORE from her. This is good but this is too boring. I don’t like how she looks a bit hesitant, almost insecure it’s as if she’s reluctant to really go for it. I like the life in her eyes though, but same as Nicole, her smile looks half-assed too. Her commercial was yet again underwhelming. Given her strong personality, it was a let down. She was like questioning herself most of the time you could see fear in her eyes. It was even as if she was saying the words only to finish it because she looked bored and it seemed a bit force and I could hear her struggling to pronounce the words. Her runway walk was duh better than Nicole, but it wasn’t that great even. There were times where she was squinting too much and her hands were all over the place. But the moment with the fabric, was fabulous though.

AVERAGES:

1) Nicole (2.3) 1/5/2/2/5/1/1/2/1/2/1/2- (Winner)
2) Erin (2.6) 6/1/1/1/4/3/6/1/3/1- (Eliminated Week 10)
3) Laura (3.7) 5/3/5/5/1/2/4/4/4/4/2/1- (Runner-up)
4) Rae (4.2) 2/4/7/3/2/5/7- (Eliminated Week 7)
5) Jennifer (4.8) 4/9/3/8/8/6/2/3/2/3- (Eliminated Week 10)
6) Brittany(5.0) 9/2/10/4/3/4/3/5- (Eliminated Week 8)
7) Courtney (5.0) 3/7- (Eliminated Week 2)
8) Kara (6.8) 10/6/4/7/7/7- (Eliminated Week 6)
9) Sundai (7.7) 14/11/8/6/6/8/5/6/5- (Eliminated Week 9)
10) Lulu (8.0) 7/8/9- (Eliminated Week 3)
11) Bianca (8.8) 8/12/6/9- (Eliminated Week 4)
12) Ashley (10.2) 11/10/11/10/9- (Eliminated Week 5)
13) Rachel (12.0) 12- (Eliminated Week 2)
14) Lisa (13.0) 13- (Eliminated Week 1)
ELIMINATIONS:
Ashley: 3
Bianca: 1
Brittany: 0
Courtney: 0
Erin: 0
Jennifer: 0
Kara: 0
Laura: 1
Lisa: 0
Lulu: 0
Nicole: 0
Rachel: 0
Rae: 1
Sundai: 4

Goddesses, some with Pain

WEEK 10: PELE, GODDESS OF VOLCANOES

And we are nearing the finale this the first episode I saw by the way. Although some shoots disappointed me and while this cycle is deemed to be one of the boring cycles, I don’t really care because this cycle is special for me. This is what made me watch NTMs, so I will always love this cycle and will probably rewatch it some time soon. As to this shoot, it is definitely an improvement from last week’s atrocity. They still incorporated water in it but in a more toned down manner which is miles better. I actually like the concept I mean it’s very catchy. I even like the setting and the styling too although I expected more. 2 girls for me did great and just literally stomped all over the other 2 or the models in pain. But the general execution is a bit disappointing as I was hoping for more, considering that it’s already the top 4. The elimination still bothers me. Yep, double elimination, I just hate that they announced it during the shoot rather than informing them beforehand. 1 model definitely did not deserve to go let’s go to….

1) Erin (Eliminated)erinwagner1ROBBED. She had the best shot and she was sent home, okay. From what I remember, she was castigated that there was only one usable shot in her film and I will never believe that. But if ever that is true, then that does not matter, this shot is like ahead of the others, a very clear standout to be honest. She’s the only one who really embodied the goddess in her. She looks long here and I love how she’s showing off the gown, she showed it off rather than just letting it fall. Her body looks hot here too! I love how her clavicles and her boobs look here, and how she somewhat rolled the gown to show off her legs. The way how we can see through the dress makes me like this shot more. The color also compliments her skin, it looks great on her. Her right arm though bothers me, it’s just there looks flat. Her face, however is divine. I love how defined her jaw here is and her cheekbones look on point. The slightly parted lips look good too, the eyes look a bit sleepy though but it doesn’t destroy the appeal of her face. Funny thing is that, the first episode I saw of ANTM 13 is this one and this was exactly what made me watch again.

2) Nicolenicolefox1This shot is good but I really think she was SABOTAGED. I mean, I know that she was given first call-out but I certainly think she had better shots. She was so fluid, just graceful during the shoot, she gave a lot of variety and this shot was chosen. Anyway, even though I think she had way better shots, this is still relatively good compared to the two models below her. Nicole definitely knows how to rock her angles. Her nose usually bugs me but it doesn’t distract me here. I love the intense look she is giving me, maybe it is not that goddess like but I like that she went soft on the pose and a bit hard on the face, great way to contrast. Odd but even the green earrings look great on her, very beautiful. Her hands look so elegant here the whole pose actually, I love the silhouette! Her stomach looks a tiny bit bloated though because of the gown, but that’s definitely her fault. A good shot, but I seriously expected something better.

3) Jennifer (Eliminated)

jenniferan1Truth be told, I was already writing my write-up for Laura but I was so turned off by looking at it that I just decided to put Jennifer here. But just because I did that, doesn’t mean that this is a great photograph. Yet again, I think this wasn’t Jennifer’s best shot. Although I think she struggled during the shoot, this is in no way her best shot I suppose. Her face as usual, is bringing in drama, I like the longing and desperate vibe I feel but I think she just went a bit overboard on the face. Her mouth is too opened for me that it almost looks like it’s just hanging there. Her eyes don’t look that wonky like most of the time but they look sleepy here. She also raised it a bit too high and pushed it forward too much which made it look big.Her body is boring, I think she’s going for the broken doll pose and I wish she went for it. If only she transferred the energy she brought to her face to her body this could’ve been better.

4) Lauralaurakirkpatrick1What the actual hell at the judges liking this shot, I can’t even! The fact that the judges praised Laura for this is a complete joke. I just can’t find anything relatively good or even that good for this to be praised. The water perhaps? Last week Laura looked like a man and now, she looks like a baby. Her face is very polarizing here. She looks angry, confused, and uncomfortable at the same time, work at the diversity! Lol. Her face is just too tensed here. The eyes look good, I am fine with the strength in them but they are somewhat uneven so they’re not good I take back what I said. What bugs me so much more her is how she looks so disproportionate. She looks very short and the upper part of her body including her face looks too big for her legs. I don’t know if it is because her leg is perched but it just destroys the potential of her pose. She seems as if she’s trying to be sexy, but no. Making your head gigantic is not sexy at all.

AVERAGES: 

Nicole (2.2) 1/5/2/2/5/1/1/2/1/2
Erin (2.6) 6/1/1/1/4/3/6/1/3/1- (Eliminated Week 10)
Laura (3.7) 5/3/5/5/1/2/4/4/4/4
Rae (4.2) 2/4/7/3/2/5/7- (Eliminated Week 7)
Jennifer (4.8) 4/9/3/8/8/6/2/3/2/3- (Eliminated Week 10)
Brittany(5.0) 9/2/10/4/3/4/3/5- (Eliminated Week 8)
Courtney (5.0) 3/7- (Eliminated Week 2)
Kara (6.8) 10/6/4/7/7/7- (Eliminated Week 6)
Sundai (7.7) 14/11/8/6/6/8/5/6/5- (Eliminated Week 9)
Lulu (8.0) 7/8/9- (Eliminated Week 3)
Bianca (8.8) 8/12/6/9- (Eliminated Week 4)
Ashley (10.2) 11/10/11/10/9- (Eliminated Week 5)
Rachel (12.0) 12- (Eliminated Week 2)
Lisa (13.0) 13- (Eliminated Week 1)

Drowning

WEEK 9: POSING UNDERWATER

Meh this shoot. I was a bit disappointed, I mean I was young back then so I thought this was great and I saw this shoot as something to look forward to, something very enticing! But looking back now, there is much more to be desired, this is kind of terrible. I don’t like how the girls look very fair and the photography could have been better. If they were probably wearing gowns, this maybe could’ve been much much better. But looking at other NTM underwater shoots, this might probably be one of the best, definitely on the upper tier I think. 3 girls did bad and I only like two shots which is unfortunate considering it’s already the top 5.

1) NicolenicolefoxMs. Foxxxy is back on top! This is very quirky so this is what she does best and I like it! The body positioning looks great. The way she’s pushing her right shoulder in front, how she pushed her buttocks out, and that supposed to look awkward hand but became cute looks lovely. She reminds me here of someone I can’t exactly point out. Her face looks sassy here which is something different with what Nicole has done in the past few shoots of the competition. The pouted lips even compliment her face rather than making it look amateurish. The feet though bugs me so much, it bugged me before Nigel even pointed it out, it looks big and it looks just flat, it degraded the appeal of the shot. She completely lost an arm too but it is still better than,

2) JenniferjenniferanSo this got first call-out, okay. This is in no way the worst of the week but a heavy step down from Nicole. I actually like how this photograph is very serene, just simple and calm. Everyone tried to over dramatize the concept of the shoot for their struggle underwater by doing such dramatic poses and facial expressions but here’s Jennifer keeping it simple, very unusual of her. Her legs look great here as they look long, she seems very graceful, and I like how she’s looking behind herself. What bothers me is that if you go through every detail, there’s just something off. Her boobs are non-existent, her head looks weird, her fingers are awkward, and the shadows on her legs are not a good look.

3) ErinerinwagnerWe’re just on the third model but we already arrived at the terrible shots. So Erin was the only one who didn’t get another session to shoot, and it obviously shows here. I know everyone is probably used to seeing this below Laura, and trust me I used to have it below too. Probably the best pose? Erin’s body positioning here looks good, her legs look long and she’s trying to create shapes, although her right arm looks short, her body looks fine here. The face however is so close to the surface of the water that I can’t clearly see it. I tried zooming it in and it looks decent but her nose looked weird as there were shadows but I can’t clearly tell as the face was blurry.

4) Lauralaurakirkpatrick I guess I can say that her pointed feet looks good? Laura is drowning here. She looks lost, she looks terrified, she looks like a tranny here even. The fabric looks out of place she could have done something better with it, her arm is all over the place it’s a shame because it’s not as controlled as her legs. What @her hair trying to find it’s light on her armpit lol. The face is even worse, she looks like she’s holding her breath, um yeah she is but she could’ve hid it. She even looks drunk and sleepy. Shooting underwater is probably a struggle and yeah, it shows here Laura.

5) Sundai (Eliminated)sundailoveFINALLY. This shot is horrendous. She’s leaning backwards too much making her legs look very long and her torso short, and she lost her neck because of it too, very odd. The hair covering her face is very distracting, I can’t even clearly see her face here especially because of it and the bubbles. Her ribs are also a worsening factor, it just bugs me so much. Her arms are all over the place, and it looks so strange being compared to her legs. The scarf here looks more like seaweeds she did not utilize it in any productive way. The fact she was given the chance to go back underwater should’ve given her a chance to have a better photograph, but oh well it’s Sundai anyway.

AVERAGES:

Nicole (2.2) 1/5/2/2/5/1/1/2/1
Erin (2.8) 6/1/1/1/4/3/6/1/3
Laura (3.6) 5/3/5/5/1/2/4/4/4
Rae (4.2) 2/4/7/3/2/5/7- (Eliminated Week 7)
Jennifer (5.0) 4/9/3/8/8/6/2/3/2
Brittany(5.0) 9/2/10/4/3/4/3/5- (Eliminated Week 8)
Courtney (5.0) 3/7- (Eliminated Week 2)
Kara (6.8) 10/6/4/7/7/7- (Eliminated Week 6)
Sundai (7.7) 14/11/8/6/6/8/5/6/5- (Eliminated Week 9)
Lulu (8.0) 7/8/9- (Eliminated Week 3)
Bianca (8.8) 8/12/6/9- (Eliminated Week 4)
Ashley (10.2) 11/10/11/10/9- (Eliminated Week 5)
Rachel (12.0) 12- (Eliminated Week 2)
Lisa (13.0) 13- (Eliminated Week 1)

 

Biracial Butterfly

WEEK 8: Biracial Hapas

WHAT at Hawaii being the international destination but whatever. A massive improvement from the shoots we had the past few weeks. I kind of like the concept of the shoot, they had to portray women with mixed heritage. Even though I like it, I think it was a bit ridiculous no model would ever have to alter their complexion like this for a photoshoot, because the client would just hire someone with the particular skin tone if they wanted a shoot like this. I saw some comments about the shoot that it was somewhat like an attack, indirect racism. I don’t particularly agree with that I mean I don’t think Tyra had any hidden intention. The clothes they wore looked good on almost all with the exception of Sundai and maybe Laura too. Top 2 this week are very close for me. I love both of their shots so much. For the elimination, it was not that sad, but to think that someone is doing worse, she should not have gone home.

1) Erinerinwagner6Really, bottom two? Whatever judges! I get that Erin was kind of being immature or ungrateful the past few weeks, and the judges thought she should work on her personality, but I would get past that with an art like this. The simplicity and raw feel of this shot just blows me away. I love her face here, it’s very subtle but still has that spice- the fire or anger that we usually see in Erin’s eyes very mixed but not half-assed. Her eyes are talking to me she’s definitely giving off a story in this picture. She looks like a tribe’s queen, her pose screams protective and very secure. The black hair looks amazing on her and the dark skin does not even look fake. Her pose is somewhat similar to her pose in the fabric shoot so I guess doing that suits her. A very simple and soft shot indeed but very striking, almost queen of peace. This photo is brilliant for me, and damn it’s a shame this wasn’t that much appreciated in panel.

2)Nicolenicolefox5You’re probably thinking “Why the hell is Nicole just second?,”. Just because it’s second doesn’t mean I don’t love it. I also love this shot and it a very tight race between her and Erin. This is a very dramatic shot. If Erin was queen of peace, I see this as queen of hope. Her gaze is very dreamy, I love that she’s staring upward and not just looking upward it’s like she believes so much that there’s still hope. Her face to me is ethereal here very haunting in a good way. Her body, despite the loose dress, still managed to create shapes. The geisha inspired dress she has on does not flatter her, but she makes it look good on her, if it was on somebody else it would’ve probably look tacky. The motion in the hair looks lovely too and her hands look cute. An all around great shot still.

3) Jenniferjenniferan5A very tiny drop of quality from the art of Erin and Nicole but I still love this. I love the serenity I get from this picture, even just by staring at it, if you don’t think much this will make you feel calm, put you in a place of peace and certainty.. Her profile here is gorgeous I love how she hid her gimpy eye and bone structure looks good too. Another is that I like that she is also selling the necklace in an indirect way. She looks very young here like a teenager and it makes me like this more. It’s like she’s a part of a tribe and she’s just learning about life, you can form a lot of stories from this picture. Very simple but will definitely leave you a mark.

4) Lauralaurakirkpatrick5Very ancient Greek. I still like this shot but this is a massive drop from Jennifer’s shot. I’m going to start with the parts I like in this photograph. I am very intrigued with her face. It seems as if she’s longing for something and she just stares away because she knows she will never get it but it draws me in. But in the long shot, I don’t understand what she’s going for. I dislike her left hand here. It looks so short and it appears as scarcely thin. I don’t get why she’s like reaching for the stick in her right hand, and lastly I don’t get why her legs are open that wide. From the chest above, it looks great, but down below is a disaster.

5) Brittany (Eliminated)brittanymarkert4I get that in the commercial and in this shot, it is very obvious that Brittany is very technical. But it’s a shame to eliminate someone for that when they are just trying to please you ( April 😦 ). Her pose is like a modern take on tribes she looks very confident here, I quite like the pose although it’s a bit catalogue. Her face looks lovely too, the shape and her bone structure looks alive here. Even though the dress does not do much justice to Brittany I like that she still somehow managed to create a shape with it. In many ways this is better than Laura’s shot. But I just don’t get anything from here, she’s just modeling, she’s not trying to incorporate any story here.The fact that this is in sepia does not help too. A strong shot, but lacks impact.

6) Sundaisundailove5Sundai went to a different route… in a bad way, but what’s new? If I didn’t get Laura’s body, well I don’t get Sundai’s face and body. Why is she staring at the sky in a very rude manner? She’s raising her eyebrow and she’s pouting so much at the sky, why are you doing that? Her pose is commanding so it matches the face but the scenery is soft, why you do that, why? She even looks like a midget here, her legs look ultra short and it’s painfully obvious. She had the best dress and she’s not doing it justice. This is a very weird shot for me and how she escaped the bottom two with a horrendous shot like this is beyond me, please go home Sundai.

AVERAGES:

Nicole (2.4) 1/5/2/2/5/1/1/2
Erin (2.8) 6/1/1/1/4/3/6/1
Laura (3.6) 5/3/5/5/1/2/4/4
Rae (4.2) 2/4/7/3/2/5/7- (Eliminated Week 7)
Brittany(5.0) 9/2/10/4/3/4/3/5- (Eliminated Week 8)
Courtney (5.0) 3/7- (Eliminated Week 2)
Jennifer (5.4) 4/9/3/8/8/6/2/3
Kara (6.8) 10/6/4/7/7/7- (Eliminated Week 6)
Sundai (8.0) 14/11/8/6/6/8/5/6
Lulu (8.0) 7/8/9- (Eliminated Week 3)
Bianca (8.8) 8/12/6/9- (Eliminated Week 4)
Ashley (10.2) 11/10/11/10/9- (Eliminated Week 5)
Rachel (12.0) 12- (Eliminated Week 2)
Lisa (13.0) 13- (Eliminated Week 1)

Bonakid Pre-School

WEEK 7: Covergirl Commercials

First and foremost expect very short write-ups. The photoshoot was replaced this episode with a covergirl commercial. I don’t like ranking commercials and I’m actually having doubts whether I should rank them or not but I decided to do so. I liked 3 of the commercials and the other 4 didn’t deliver much and I don’t particularly care for their commercial love them both though. All of them looked radiant but I didn’t care much with the clothes they were given. Find them here.

1) Nicole

First call-out two weeks in a row! I find the reason of the judges as to why they didn’t give Nicole first call-out utterly stupid. “This works as a commercial, but this doesn’t represent you, this doesn’t represent Nicole,” wow what a very lame reason. Nicole looked glowing during the commercial. She said her lines with the right amount of energy and she looked great all through out the video. Her eyes were very engaging which was perfect for the commercial. Didn’t expect to see her do great in a commercial considering she’s somewhat shy but great job!

2) Jennifer

Of course she was bound to do great here. She looked beautiful in the video. Her vocals were probably the best here, her cut between words is very nice to hear. Her movements though were a bit forced but they still looked kind of good. What pulls down the quality of this commercial is that she kind of got lost a bit near the end but nice comeback though.

3) Brittany

Brittany here was kind of a  bit too technical. This was probably the most usable commercial out of everyone but there was just something missing I can’t clearly point out. She did everything right, but it came off as a bit of staged. Brittany has everything that would make a great commercial here but the viewers will not connect much with her here since she was too focused on making a commercial rather than making herself be present in a commercial. Am I making sense here? Lol.

4) Laura

Woah, didn’t expect her to fail in a commercial, but the dyslexia definitely hindered her from pulling off a great commercial. I liked her perseverance her, she pushed through despite failing multiple times and stayed happy until the end of the commercial.

5) Sundai

I expected her to kill this since she shows a lot of personality behind the camera but she left me disappointed. Her movements were all over the place. I hated how she was waiting so long before she spoke. It was clear that when she moved, she was really doubting herself.

6) Erin

I’m very sad to rank my girl this low 😦 But I should not be biased, so… damn sorry Erin. I tend to always just forget about this commercial because I didn’t expect Erin to flop this hard in the competition. Her movements for me though was on point except for the part where she was resting on the wall, she did better with her subtle movements in some moments. I’m very disappointed that the moment she flopped, she never rose back, she just gave off a defeatist attitude and continued to do worse. Love you ❤

7) Rae (Eliminated)

She was edited as the girl with no personality so the moment I knew that it was gonna be a commercial, I knew she’s going to flop and the judges found the perfect time to let her go. She was very robotic and stoic in this commercial. She consistently stuttered and she never redeemed herself. She was smiling but I can see the defeatist attitude over her. I would take her further than Sundai even if she had a lot of flubs in this commercial.

AVERAGES:

Nicole (2.4) 1/5/2/2/5/1/1
Erin (3.1) 6/1/1/1/4/3/6
Laura (3.6) 5/3/5/5/1/2/4
Rae (4.2) 2/4/7/3/2/5/7- (Eliminated Week 7)
Brittany(5.0) 9/2/10/4/3/4/3
Courtney (5.0) 3/7- (Eliminated Week 2)
Jennifer (5.7) 4/9/3/8/8/6/2
Kara (6.8) 10/6/4/7/7/7- (Eliminated Week 6)
Lulu (8.0) 7/8/9- (Eliminated Week 3)
Sundai (8.3) 14/11/8/6/6/8/5
Bianca (8.8) 8/12/6/9- (Eliminated Week 4)
Ashley (10.2) 11/10/11/10/9- (Eliminated Week 5)
Rachel (12.0) 12- (Eliminated Week 2)
Lisa (13.0) 13- (Eliminated Week 1)

 

 

Kung Fu Panda

WEEK 6: Ninja Warriors

I’m fine with this. The way the shots were edited together could’ve certainly been better but can’t complain much lol. The idea of the photoshoot was kind of cool but the outcome of the edited shots aren’t that much of impressive. The best composed shots for me are the photos of Nicole, Erin, and Kara but they did not do the best with their individual shots except for one. Girl got her second first call-out, and girl got her second elimination picture. The elimination was spot on, although there was a weaker girl, at least she’s entertaining than Kara.

1) Nicolenicolefox4About time girl finally got her second first call-out from me! She looks amazing here and her close-ups are divine. I love how strong her jaw looks in every shot, the power in those piercing eyes, and the slightly pouted lips. She looks very confident here it’s as if she’s not new to this thing, very in control with her poses and expressions. Some find it weird that she formed the number two in her hands but I quite like it, I see it as she wants peace. Not the last time you’ll see her here at the top.

2) Lauralaurakirkpatrick4Very strategic of Laura to pick a weapon where she could move a lot. With that said, Laura definitely made a lot out of the prop she picked. Her pose in the middle shot and the right shot is great. I like how she stretched the prop in the right shot, and how she’s putting force on the prop in the middle shot. Her left shot isn’t bad, I quite like her profile there but the body positioning doesn’t flatter her body at all.

3) Erinerinwagner5Composition here is great, but the model is not doing much though. Her face of course looks beautiful but it somewhat rests a bit on the bored side. In the middle shot, she looks a bit just a bit uncomfortable but I like that she took a risk. My favorite from this set would be the right shot, although the pose looks a bit contrived, it is still mixed with a certain power, making me feel as if she’s really a warrior. The left shot is a bit awkward and I hate how her hair looks there.

4) Brittanybrittanymarkert3

Very warrior princess-like. The way they placed the shots is just hideous. It’s a rule in photography that you should never crop photos by knees, wrists, etc. I would’ve probably liked this more if it was placed better. I love her face here, the eerie thing I get from it plus the very determined expression she has really works. Favorite would be the middle shot, Her pose is on point and the face is ready for a war.

5) Raeraeweisz4Another shitty composition. I don’t understand how the other girls got a middle shot and Rae here has two shots on the right and one on the left. I like how big her hair looks here, it definitely matches the warrior theme. The two on the right are good but she’s trying a bit too much and her pose looks somewhat similar. The one on the left is just bad, she looks lost almost clueless, the pose is so random and she look short.

6) Jenniferjenniferan4I used to like this shot a lot like second in my order? But time passed and I dislike it now. Talk about trying too hard, I know she’s trying to push a story, trying to make her shot look dynamic, trying to make her face fierce, trying to do ugly pretty, and all but no. The way her mouth is opened her is not a good look. She looks drunk in left and right and looks hanging in the middle shot. I like the similar pose in left and right but that’s it really.

7) Kara (Eliminated)karavincent4Runner-up for best composition goes to… Kara. I find it funny that they styled her hair like that which has a massive tendency to make a person look younger but it just makes her look older instead. She finally changed her expression but it didn’t work. Her right shot looks awkward. Her face and legs are the only thing doing something here. Her face in a bad way and her legs in a tensed way. The middle shot is hide and seek, and right shot is “Oh I’m about to faint,”.

8) Sundaisundailove4After somewhat always rounding up near the bottom, Sundai finally got her second elimination picture. If Rae’s was a shitty one, then I don’t know what to call this. A disaster perhaps? There is absolute zero connection between the shots maybe the similar poses and the same facial expression in middle and left? They could’ve placed that left shot in the middle and this would’ve been a bit better. No variety of poses and expressions at all. She looks lost in right, drowning in middle, and cocky in a bad way in right.

AVERAGES:

  1. Erin (2.6) 6/1/1/1/4/3
  2. Nicole (2.6) 1/5/2/2/5/1
  3. Laura (3.5) 5/3/5/5/1/2
  4. Rae (3.8) 2/4/7/3/2/5
  5. Courtney (5.0) 3/7- (Eliminated Week 2)
  6. Brittany(5.3) 9/2/10/4/3/4
  7. Jennifer (6.3) 4/9/3/8/8/6
  8. Kara (6.8) 10/6/4/7/7/7- (Eliminated Week 6)
  9. Lulu (8.0) 7/8/9- (Eliminated Week 3)
  10. Sundai (8.8) 14/11/8/6/6/8
  11. Bianca (8.8) 8/12/6/9- (Eliminated Week 4)
  12. Ashley (10.2) 11/10/11/10/9- (Eliminated Week 5)
  13. Rachel (12.0) 12- (Eliminated Week 2)
  14. Lisa (13.0) 13- (Eliminated Week 1)

Before I post the next update…

I got a fansign from Ava of ANTM c22 and Mark of DNTM c9 😀

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