Thursday, May 31, 2007

Goldie's Self Portraits

You haven't seen her in awhile, but here she is! Goldie has discovered that she likes to take pictures of herself. So much so, that when I went to use my camera, it flashed MEMORY CARD FULL!! When I looked through the pictures to delete some and decide which to download to the computer, it was full of Goldie and cats! Aside from herself, she likes to take pictures of Ike and Tina, our brother and sister cats. Ike made his way into one of the pictures. I'll admit they're cute, but you'd think they were actually doing something for her to have taken so many pictures. She even took pictures of herself while pretending to sleep because she wanted to see what she looks like. Finally, I had to delete them down to about 50. These are some of my favorites. I'd like her to show a little teeth! In most of these pictures, she looks like the Cheshire Cat.

By the way, Goldie just celebrated 4 years in locks. She loves them, but mostly likes to freestyle. She almost never lets me even give her a braid out. Lucky she has locks because she can just wash and go!

Saturday, May 19, 2007

Cha Cha Diva Wins!

Well, you could have knocked me over with a feather when Jaslene and Natasha were selected as the two finalists, sending Renee home. I thought Renee was a sure thing. While I wasn't surprised that Jaslene got in, I absolutely did not think Natasha deserved to be there. Don't get me wrong, Natasha was a nice enough girl, but I just don't have a clue what they saw in her. I could see her doing print work, but not runway. When the three of them did their Covergirl shoot, I didn't even want to listen to Natasha. Jaslene was smart to add a little flavor to hers when she threw in the spanish.

So then Jaslene and Natasha did the final runway and Natasha lost her skirt. She kept her cool and just stepped out of it and kept walking. But other than that, I just didn't see anything worth getting hyped about with her. Her face is very full and round looking which makes her look chubby and she doesn't have much neck. And I think her accent is always going to be her downfall if the job calls for voice-work.

I had to give it to Jaslene on the runway. Her walk was much stronger than Natasha's. Overall, she had a stronger start and her pictures were usually edgier than everone else's. While I'm not absolutely thrilled with the final choice (like Danielle, she's going to have to work on her voice), I'm always happy when they choose against the norm. I think this is the first Latina winner.

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Told Ya So!

In my last post, I said I hoped Dionne and Brittany made it to the finals, but also that I doubted it would happen. I was right.

Last week, poor Brittany had a melt down when she was late getting to a meeting. Standing outside the entrance screaming about it not being her fault, while not even having the courtesy to step in and at least apologize for being late was just not professional. I knew then that she’d be in the bottom two. But the nail in her coffin was the fact that none of the designers from her go-sees offered to book her. That was a surprise, although I gotta admit that her walk was weak. I guess her lack of personality did her in. But this was a great picture.

Was I the only one who thought that Tyra was going to say something about Dionne asking whether she could keep the clothes? She must have asked at least three times! And it was probably more since they had to edit the footage. Tacky! But she was the other one in the bottom two but was saved because she had more personality than Brittany. The judges got on her about her mean look and they’re right. Instead of coming off as intensity, she just looks evil! Which is so different from what her personality appears to be. Maybe they should have eased up on the arch of her brow. Nevertheless, I thought this was by far Dionne’s best picture.

So this week there were four left. Dionne, Jaslene and Renee plotted to get rid of Natasha while she was sick in bed. Now die-hard ANTM watchers know that there were at least two prior contestants who actually went to the hospital, then dragged themselves to a shoot and judging and rocked it! Two of them also won. Don’t remember? The two I remember were Adrienne and especially Danielle. So Natasha’s little sniffles didn’t seem like all that big a deal and her photos were horrible. But I can’t believe that this was the best one they could find.

And as much as I hated to admit it, Renee’s photos were the best. While I didn’t particularly care for Jaslene’s photo, I know she got picked because they’ve considered her photos to be consistently strong overall. So that left Dionne and Natasha. Regardless of the fact that Dionne didn’t pick herself when asked whom she believed had the most potential (Duh! What are you here if not to win??!), I knew that a bad shoot for Natasha wasn’t going to cause her to be sent home when she’s been picked first for the last two or three weeks. But this wasn't a great photo of Dionne, so she was sent home.

So we’re down to the final three and the finale next week. The Covergirl spokesmodel shoot has traditionally occurred at this point and they’re usually required to walk around while trying to look at the camera, hold a product in focus and say “…Blah, blah, blah, easy breezy, beautiful Covergirl!” Based on this, I think either Natasha or Jaslene go home next. And I think Renee will win.