Apologizing and admitting in advance that the past two weeks have kept me from keeping on top of the forum -- so if I repeat anyone's sentiments, I am so sorry.
Last year, Tina K called out Stephanie (and I think another vet) for weight saying that because she struggled with weight during her tenure at DCC, she was sensitive to it. Has she gone blind?
The preview is intense. Jinelle looks on the verge of tearing up while Victoria's stare could cut glass.
As someone who has struggled with weight my entire adolescent, adult, and now into senior life, I would probably feel uncomfortable getting help from someone who is soooo thin. I MIGHT have some empathy for VK if there weren't a group of 20+ other vets to seek help from in addition to Jinelle. You canNOT tell me that if she went to any of the vets who have had some struggles (like KaShara) they would not be willing to offer tips and advice while the healthy eating mentor appointed by your bosses serves as a nutritionist.
I know some were posting about why VK just wasn't sent to the nutritionist. I think it is the same reason Melissa Mentor has some value -- she's been there. And not just about how "unforgiving" the uniform is. She knows about the highs and lows of social media; the long rehearsals and trying to eat sensibly while also just trying finding time to eat; working out through exhaustion; seeking comfort in food, etc.
Victoria's mask came off in that preview. Whether she was told she was going to get in or not, whether she was expecting a certain edit or not -- she has a mirror. I don't know how she could stand in a locker room or studio that is lined with mirrors and not physically see that even if she were to make the team, she would be the laughing stock of social media. Megan C was unmercifully bashed in her final season, still photos were turned into memes and jokes. SOOO much criticism of superstar dancers like Melissa, Amy T, and even Holly when they softened up at all. Anyone so immersed in DCC culture as TK and VK are MUST know this.
And how was this not brought up at uniform fittings?
So many questions.
On a non-VK note, how could a former Miss America runner up be so inaudibly soft spoken? Isn't articulation part of the eval?
I liked Madeline (rookie) last year -- but I thought I heard even then that she had the tendency to be a mean girl. Kitty's comment last week was not surprising based on that. But moving a locker seems very unusual. I have to go back through many pages of forum to see if anyone has insight into that.