Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Top Model: Finale

The reason I was able to catch up on "Top Model" today was because I worked from home. Not feeling well at all, and I used the opportunity to get rid of several hours of TV recorded on my DVR. ("Law & Order: Special Victims Unit"? Caught up at long last. Hillary Duff needs to stop trying to act.)

I hate the stupid CoverGirl commercials that the finalists always have to do. Why? Because they ALWAYS FAIL.

Her and her Jersey accent irritate me. Get your 6-foot-tall self and your eternally open mouth and stay on the catwalk.

Really?? Have you learned nothing from the previous seasons of this show?? Memorize the lines until you can recite them in your sleep. She did look really cute, though- the most typically CoverGirl-looking of the three.

Photogenic, but only in front of a still camera. She looked less than ideal in front of a moving camera. And WHY does some girl always have a meltdown and start crying?? Ugh. I also found that I really don't like her hairline. Looks like Queen Elizabeth (the Virgin queen, not the current queen) when she shaved her head and slapped on a red wig.

At the first judging, Tyra looked like she was prematurely celebrating Halloween with her Mrs. Addams / Elvira costume. Terrible. Does she have a stylist? Does she style herself? I don't understand. Aminat got the memo to wear a long black sack, too- Tyra just had better accessories (maybe not "better," but "more expensive").

Miss J's bowtie. No.

I can't believe how much Teyona cried in the first half hour of the show. I don't remember her crying during any other episode. Suffering through the individual takes of the commercial, it occurred to me that Celia would have rocked it. Aminat should have been the one to get cut. I know she got cut before the final, but I wish I had gotten to see Celia's commercial.

I have to say, Aminat's black dress when walking away from camera? Beautiful. She does have a great body, it's just not very visible in her photos.

What was up with the Seventeen shoot where they put both girls in the tiniest shorts I've ever seen? Seventeen-year-old girls do not need to see butt cheeks on their "role models."

Tyra changed it up and wore a brown sack- why was she pretending to be all modest with her yards of fabric all over the place?

Really, "Top Model"? A swimwear show? Why not just force them to parade around naked? And what was with the dirty finale? They looked like naked mechanics mud wrestling. And contrary to how that might sound, it did not look hot. It just looked greasy.

I love the side-by-side photo comparison of the past photoshoots. I thought they actually both did well throughout the competition in very different ways.

Yes, I was disappoinated that Teyona won. I liked Allison better and thought she should beat Teyona.

Oh, well.

One less show to clutter up my DVR in the last weeks of this show, which is good news for me.

Watched half of the first episode of "Story of a Man" (남자이야기), and it promises to be quite a show if they can keep it up. Also watched a bit of "Cain and Abel" (카인과 아벨), which seems like a regurgitated "East of Eden" (에덴의 동쪽), which I did not enjoy. We'll see what shows stick in my tired little brain and which fall away (probably all of them).


william (皓) May 15, 2009 at 7:14 PM  

'cain and abel' is gross. i was at my grandmother's house on the night the show premiered. so ji-sub? hot. the guy who plays his older brother? not.

one of them will die, of course. it's called 'cain and abel'.

and that korean chick who is acting as a chinese person? no. her chinese is horroshe. like, i want her to get raped horroshe. and that other chick who was on 'coffee prince'? what happened to her face?!?!

tyra can hire celia to be her stylist.

jeanny May 18, 2009 at 1:03 PM  

So Ji-Sub always looks like he's half-asleep. If he's not interested in what's going on, why should I be?

I loved Chae Jung-Ahn in "Coffee Prince" and then she had to go get chipmunk cheeks. *sigh* The Koreans and their love of plastic surgery.

Tyra needs to hire SOMEONE to be her stylist. Celia would do the job well, I think. And Tyra would look less like a drag queen. Win-win!

Amanda May 19, 2009 at 3:43 PM  

I hated this season and the last season of ANTM sucked, too. By the way--do they DO judging challenges any more? What happened to those?

I don't think I'll be watching next season. The girls used to be interesting--I don't mean catty, I mean INTERESTING. These last SEVERAL cycles (not just the two I mentioned)....BLAH!

jeanny May 19, 2009 at 6:12 PM  

Those judging challenges used to be hilarious! "Your best interpretation of a pose inspired by .... a pineapple. GO!"

The show is going downhill, including its ratings. I love that Tyra's last, desperate attempt is to recruit a season full of short girls.

By definition, models are not shorter than 5'7"! What are those girls going to do??