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TALK ABOUT: S8E12 – FINALE!

24 Sep

OMG. WE’RE HERE!

IT’S THE FINALE!

Who’s sitting in front of their TVs, with their eyes glued to the screen like me?!
Well, if you were… you wouldn’t have Googled ANTM and ended up here… right?

ANYWAY. On with the show!

So the finalists are:

Shanali

16, Victoria

Shanali

Shanali

Melissa

16, Victoria

Melissa

Melissa

Duckie

17, Victoria

Duckie

Duckie

To start off the show, ANTM brought back all the losers – I mean past contestants that were eliminated in order of their elimination.

With giant headpieces and dresses flowing for ages, they were the best accessory for Rudimental’s opening!

And might I just add that Jade is absolutely gorgeous!!
(There was definitely going to bit a plug of my favourite ones…)

Done with the eliminated, the final 3 walk on stage with ridiculous outfits – Duckie in gold, Shanali in white and Melissa in black. Hmmm who will take home the crown tonight?
Either way, I hope it looks better than the ones they’re wearing… they left the worst outfits to last.

Out walks Jen Hawkins in a gorgeous low cut royal blue dress.
Introducing the finalists (just in case we live under a rock and didn’t know who they are), she also introduced the judges of the show.

Judges of ANTM S8

Judges of ANTM S8

Anyone see Didier walk out on the runway? Rather than strut his stuff, he began waving his hands whilst wedging his elbows to his waist, looking like a duck all the way…
Worst entry every. And dude, get rid of the beard and horrible hair – hot factor just dropped dramatically.

Now who’s supporting who?

Alex Perry singled out Shanali.

Didier singled out Duckie.

And who else would Charlotte support? Melissa.

Seeing as they’ve all got one each, I assume they weren’t genuine acts of support.
I wonder who they really think will win?

How Far They’ve Come

With quick clips of how each have dealt with going back to school and “back to normal life”, Jen Hawkins brings the girls back out (of course with a wardrobe change) for a quick Q&A – pageant style.

Notable points – I LOVE Shanali’s dress!
The sunny yellow colour definitely compliments her skin tone.

Meanwhile, Melissa stands there with her arms crossed, legs a part; definitely not holding herself up properly as a model.

*Cut to the clip of their Harper’s Bazaar shoot*

Harper’s Bazaar Photo Shoot

A nice little reel of their Harper’s Bazaar photo shoot, Shanali and Duckie show their true potential with some behind-the-scenes footage and proved themselves with our little preview of the final images. But Melissa fell short of impressing me in her cover preview (because I’m so important and everything). I really hope she doesn’t win. The other girls are much better model quality than Melissa!

Following that lovely snippet, we have all 3 judges and all 3 finalists on stage for another quick Q&A.

Shanali impresses me with her answer of wanting to meet Karl Lagerfeld – head designer of power fashion house Chanel, before she “hits the mark” and knows she’s made of model-gold.

Melissa continues to be standoff-ish with her closed stature and smug expressions.
Not cool.

And Duckie disappointed me with her lack of forward-facing (literally – she was looking sideways) and awkward short answers to Didier’s questions!
Poor Duckie had to receive a helping hand from Didier who kept asking the crowd to cheer, in an attempt to help her cover up….

Up next is RICKI-LEE!

Her performance is accompanied by a catwalk by the eliminated contestants, all wearing 80s-hyper real-candy house pieces by Romance Is Born. Loving the line actually!
And a quick shout out to Ashley for looking like a goddess that fell from the heavens. That girl might be annoying, but DAMN, she’s got a great face!

Quick plug from by Jen Hawkins about RICKI-LEE’s new single on iTunes… we’re whipping into another quick reel of each finalist praising the others.

And before we head over to the first elimination, another quick tear-jerking reel is presented with one of each finalists’ parents sharing some words about their baby.

But without further ado…

FIRST ELIMINATION

And without any more hindrance, Jen Hawkins announces the first girl to go through to the final. With my heart beating a million times an hour, along with those on stage; the girl going through to the finals first is….

SHANALI!!!

That was expected though. But congratulations to her!

And now… between Melissa and Duckie, the next girl going through to the finals is….

MELISSA!

WOW that was definitely unexpected! Who would’ve though little Melissa was going through to the end???
But that means Duckie has been eliminated 😦 Poor thing. She definitely had so much potential. I hope she pursues her career with modelling!

DUCKIE – ELIMINATED

FIRST ELIMINATION: DUCKIE

FIRST ELIMINATION: DUCKIE

A great little fuse of models, Cirque du Soleil and Michael Jackson’s back track follows on stage for a TV first performance!

The girls really didn’t’ have much to do besides fill the background, but it was still great to have them be involved in the performance! Imagine that: “I performed on stage with Cirque du Soleil”. That’s sounds amazing enough.

Oh and of course out struts over-accessorised Melissa and Shanali in AMAZING DRESSES.

*insert shameless plug of Cirque du Soleil’s current tour…*

And now for the FINAL ELIMINATION!

FINAL ELIMINATION!

Again another quick reel of Shanali and Melissa’s journey throughout ANTM, we’re now onto the final elimination and announcements of the WINNER OF AUSTRALIA’S NEXT TOP MODEL!

*cue another wardrobe change* – whoa aren’t they tired of all the glitz and glamourous clothing?!
Suppose not.

Now… for the ultimate announcement that we’ve been waiting MONTHS for…

The winner of Australia’s Next Top Model is…..!

MELISSA!!!

WHAT? REALLY. WHOA. NO WAY.

I DID NOT EXPECT THAT!

WINNER: MELISSA

WINNER: MELISSA

Which means Shanali – the judge’s favourite and my bet, was eliminated from the competition.

I’m sure Shanali will already be receiving calls from designers and editors, wanting her to be working on their sets.

ELIMINATED: SHANALI

ELIMINATED: SHANALI

Well that’s all from me! Hope you enjoyed this series 🙂

Let me know if you have any other suggestions for future posts.

Lovelove,

Rean

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TALK ABOUT: ANTM S8E10

10 Sep

YAYER. Another week of top model – don’t I love this shit?

This week we start off with a lovely little Jen Mail hidden in the depths of the fridge (between the skim milk and cheese).
The girls need to man up you say? Why… what does that mean?

LESSON: How to man up…!

Rugby of course!

The girls head off for some drills on the football court. Getting down and dirty with some rugby. Along with some English eye candy, this is looking like a great start to the episode.

Anything interesting happen? Nothing much.
Just more reasons to dislike Abbie – who doesn’t know how to decipher between her lefts and rights!?

CHALLENGE: How to be a male model…?

Onto the challenge. Rocco the Drag King makes an appearance, along with a whole bunch of make up artists and Charlotte Dawson… who is quite artificial herself.

This is an exciting challenge! The girls need to try and act like a male model.
With androgyny being the hottest trend on the market, it’s no wonder why these girls need to try and be boys as well.

A prime example of androgyny at it’s best is our very own Australian Andrej Pejic!

Man? Woman? Man? WOMAN! Hello Andrej :)

Man? Woman? Man? WOMAN! Hello Andrej 🙂

The girls get to pick out their masculine outfits and choose their character. All whilst taking tips from Rocco to walk the walk and talk the talk.

Err, so with the transformations…. Duckie looks like the man. Really fit the brief, but whoa. This shit just got real with Duckie. She dressed up as a Melbournian construction worker. Nice one.

Dajana… LOVE THE ACTING.
Girlfriend, you are so on character, it’s hilarious!
I always knew you were wog, but you definitely brought that inner wog to life with a European business man working with “import and export”.

Dajana's Inspriation

Dajana’s Inspriation

Pretty much like our star of “The Wog Boy“. But with chains. And some intense facial hair.

Gotta love these challenges. This is most likely the most imaginative yet from the whole ANTM format – and trust me when I say this because I’ve seen them ALL. (Well all the ones in English and those that I can get my hands on anyway…)

After a little embarrassing role play of testing their manly skills in public, it’s revealed that a prize is up for grabs! Something along the lines of a tablet or small laptop with Windows 8 pre-loaded.
Sorry guys I was too busy drooling over Didier.

And to everyone’s surprise (not), DUCKIE WON!

Yeah that’s definitely a good choice. Seriously. There was way too much ‘man’ involved in her character.

Jade did mention something interesting though – “if I could push a button and have someone leave the competition…” [it’ll be Duckie].
Hmm… is this an indication of who’s leading the pack?
Duckie seems to be cruising along just fine and isn’t really failing in anything.

I wonder whether this is showing us a little insight into who’s in the final 3…?

PHOTO SHOOT: 90s Androgyny

I’m loving the idea of an androgynous shoot, but I’m not a fan of 90s fashion. In fact, I reckon you need to give it about 30 years before you revisit fashion trends. If you start tapping into relatively recent fashion, you just become out-dated.

Suits in the 90s - courtesy of N'SYNC

Suits in the 90s – courtesy of N’SYNC

It was all suits, ties and baggy pants this week, but none were too appealing.

Shanali: WHOA. 3 minute photo shoot. SAY WHAT? “Modelling Hall of Fame” (- Alex Perry). For sure girl! That’s crazy.
Even she thought the crew were joking…

Abbie: Again a good week! Hmmm maybe I under estimated her. She was blowing the photographer – Georges Anthoni, away. He was giggling himself giddy!
And her final photo? Amazing. Even I think so and I don’t like her. She looks like a man from afar, but the close up towards her face showed femininity and grace.

Jade/Dajana: you girls didn’t do too well this week at all. Didn’t fit the brief, wasn’t looking comfortable, looked like a model but didn’t model… you get the drift.

Melissa: “Already she’s model-worthy. Because she’s interesting.” – Georges Antoni. I hate it how Melissa has that advantage. But time and time again, her lack of range in her expression is noticed. And this week was not an exception.

Duckie: Hmm… considering on how she won the challenge, you’d think she’d do well. But nope. She did good, but not great. Girlfriend needed direction and wasn’t bringing “wow” to the lips of Alex and Georges Antoni.
Her final picture though was great. Bad hair? Yes. But that’s not her fault. That’s the hair stylist and brief’s fault. But the rest of here – whoa. I SO want to buy that suit.

And without a doubt, photo of the week goes to…

ABBIE!

Good on you girl! Seriously loved your picture this week and your attempt at the challenge was hilarious and convincing. Good choice judges.

And now for the bottom of the pack. Wait… what? Bottom 3?

NOOOOOO! DOUBLE ELIMINATION!

Shows that we’re nearing the end of the competition and the end of the show 😦

It’s now between Dajana, Duckie and Jade.
Who’s in and who’s out?

It’s a sad, sad day but the only one safe between the bottom 3 is Duckie.

That means, but my girls Dajana and Jade are OUT of the competition!

Eliminated: Dajana & Jade

Eliminated: Dajana & Jade

Too SAD 😦

Well it wasn’t going to last. They had good weeks and they had great weeks. But no matter how great they were one week, consistency was always and issue and it became their downfall.

Would’ve loved to see a westie hitting it through to the final 3 though.

Next week is the final 3 decider.
We have Duckie, Abbie, Melissa and Shanali still in the running. Who will JUST miss out on the fame and glory of final 3?
I say Melissa or Abbie.

Duckie and Shanali have had a solid run in the competition and hence should be able to secure a spot in the finals.

So lets wait till next week to see!

For now…

Lovelove,

Rean

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TALK ABOUT: Australia’s Next Top Model S8E7 [RUNWAY WALK!]

21 Aug

And here we go again! Another episode of Australia’s Next Top Model!
I don’t think I have ever put up another post so close to my last – I hope this continues!

First off, we get introduced to the “lesson” of the week.

Lesson of the Week: Runway Walk!

walk

This is the first time throughout the season, where we get to properly check out whether these girls are strutting like top models, or stumbling down like a mad bull.

Each of ’em ladies had to strut their stuff for one for the designers of Manning Cartel and Jen Hawks.
And whilst these lovely high-profilers judged them, little insignificant me did a little critiquing too.

– Abbie: Girl, stop swinging your hips. You’re exaggerating your walk too much.

– Duckie: Stop stomping! Anyone can hear you from a mile away!

– Dajana: I love you. You’ll never be at fault in my books.

– Ashley:… er…. are you trying to look a little stupid? Stop it with the hands. You’re getting a one way ticket to arm-cramps.

– Jade: I love you too, but you look like you’re sleep walking.

– Shanali: I’m really not a fan… you are just all-round boring.

– Shannon: You look great! Just might need a little brushing up.

– Melissa: Looking like a pony trotting down the runway…

Now just to add a little drama to the episode, Ashley the sook does it again.

Girl, you’re trouble. Stop whinging and wipe up those tears with a mop of maturity.
You make for great TV, but you’re not great for my hair – it’s falling out with frustration!

For a potential model to have a whinge about some critique is a little… silly.
Suck it up babe. If you want to keep travelling down that career path, you better start loving some negative comments.

NOW ONTO THE CHALLENGE! *squeal*

Challenge: Who will be the F-A-C-E of Colgate Optic White?

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WOWOWOWOW. Say what? The f-a-c-e of Colgate Optic White?
So early into the competition?

This is an epic prize. Even if whoever it is doesn’t become the winner of this season’s Australia’s Next Top Model, they still get this amazing addition to their portfolio!

Good luck girls!

Potentials with enough personality and charm to get the role?

– Dajana: she’s a natural actress. Plus she’s fun and bubbly. That’s all the boxes ticked.

– Jade: not sure about her smile. It kind of looks fake. But overall, her great personality and giant pearly whites should do it.

– Duckie: She’s just so cute! Not only does she have the best personality of all the girls, she’s ALWAYS smiling. No seriously, ALWAYS.

All the girls seemed to have done well, but oh what. Did someone say Ashley sooked again?
Well you heard right, because that’s exactly what she did.

Get out of that bad attitude and pull yourself together woman.
Otherwise, you’re never going to “be on top”.

Now for the big announcement: the new face of Colgate Optic White is… *drum roll*….!

… IS… (longest pause ever!!)

JADE! 

I-KNEW-IT.

She had one of the best performances from the beginning, and was fun and relatable throughout the whole casting.
Plus she keeps getting good mentions from Alex Perry and the Brand Manager of Colgate.

Good on you Jade!

Now for the photo shoot. Wonder what the theme is this week.

Photoshoot – Sophisticated Smiles!

Lo and behold, it’s a smiley photoshoot!

The girls were all decked out in glamourous gowns and dreamy hair and make up, and were asked to smile brightly and naturally – like you were just trying to give a sophisticated laugh to what Leonard DiCaprio just joked about.

First off, I must say that I’m loving the drama, the dresses and the overall styling of the shoot!
Majority of the gowns were to die for, and the hair was just purely GOR-GEOUS.

Standouts of the crowd – for good or bad were:

– Melissa: She seems to be having some trouble… or is the intense background music just making me feel like that.
She’s having issues with smiling naturally and that’s definitely affecting her performance.
I hope you pull through Mel!

– Duckie Duckie Duckie: – Cutest girl ever! She’s the sweetest thing and the smiliest – this shoot was made for her.

– Abbie: Okay… again with the scrunched up nose – there’s most likely a giant imaginary garbage bag just under her nose.
Love the white dress though: long and sleeveless. Like a high – end sophisticated formal maxi of some sort.

– Jade: LOVE THE LOOK. The red dress, the lace, the long sleeves – it reminds me of Kristen Stewart’s wedding dress in the final film of the Twilight Saga.

Twilight - Bella's Wedding Dress

Twilight – Bella’s Wedding Dress

– Dajana: 

OMG.

LOVE

THE

DRESS

Glitter black lace – again another reminder of an elegant, but more mature version of Kristen’s dress.
Wait, before you comment – I don’t really like K Stew.
I’m just a fan of the Twilight saga.

Love how lace is making a giant come back, but the added long sleeves to a dress just ups the class and makes it so much more elegant. Check the below – aren’t they gorgeous??

Lace Dresses

Lace Dresses

And not that she’s a standout of the photo shoot, but my GOD Ashley.
Say what? Had another little cry? Of course, who would have guessed.

Overall I’m loving this week’s shoot and I just can’t help drooling over all those dresses that were featured!
If only I had a million odd dollars to spare…

Eliminations…!

Before we get to eliminations, can I just say I LOVE Dajana’s picture?
I got an involuntary shiver down my spine… GOD DAMN GURL. You got some talent.

Now away with the biased opinions, here were some of the notable photos:

– Abbie: Wait what? What happened to the scrunched up nose? That must’ve been a great editor with an epic hand at Photoshop, or a super duper awesome photographer…

– Melissa: Worst photo… Alex Perry put it the right way when he described it as something from the “House of Wax” and a “Stepford-Wife kind of surreal” photo.
She was down-right creeping in that picture. Totally turned me off that dress and hair, and obviously she isn’t supposed to do that.

– Duckie: WOW girl! I can’t even see anything but that smile of yours girl!
I must say it’s a bit over the top with the smile. I might not necessarily want to buy anything that she’s wearing, because it’s a little bit too over-enthusiastic for my taste. But it fits the brief, so well done!

Duckie - Episode 8

Duckie – Episode 8

– Jade: Great Colgate pic! She definitely has a great set of teeth which is great for Colgate. But I’m not too sure about the “I’m-looking-up-your-nose-angle”?
Lucky for Jade, she has a very narrow nose. Therefore there wasn’t too much opportunity to see whether everything was a-okay up there. But everything else hit the nail on the head.

Jade - Episode 8

Jade – Episode 8

– Dajana: As mentioned above, this picture make me shiver – it was that good!
I mean it could be my bias speaking, but really it was a naturally great smile picture and it really warms people from the inside. Not only that, she was rocking that dress and showing it off, making me want to buy it – and everything else she was wearing!

So Photo of the Week goes to…:

DUCKIE!

WOW. First photo of the week – CONGRATS!

Though I did like Dajana’s photo a whole lot more, this was still a great photo. And good on you Duckie for winning photo of the week for the first time. You really deserve it!

Now time for the actual elimination…

Madeline or Melissa?

Madeline: tall, beautiful, one-trick pony. Her specialty look: “deer in headlights”.

Melissa: short and has a giant forehead. God is just against her. But she takes stunning photos and just needs a little time to grow.

It’s pretty obvious who’s losing this one.

And of course, the girl eliminated is:

MADELINE.

BAM BAM.

Madeline - Episode 8

Madeline – Episode 8

Poor girl tried. But she just didn’t cut it.

She was eventually going to get eliminated anyway. It was only a matter of when.

Favourite of the week:

Favourite of the week? She’s always been a favourite, but after her achievements tonight, she’s definitely risen with model-potential!

GO JADE.

Hope you get a great boost from scoring that Colgate job!

Well that’s it from me this week guys.
That’s for Australia’s Next Top Model that is.

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