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The top seven models transform into media mavens in order to compete in a digital campaign for super model Jourdan Dunn's clothing line, Londunn; the models attempt to break the Internet as they pose alongside male models.

 

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Well, Sandra hadn't really done much, so it is no surprise she went home.

 

Looks like Kyla has finally arrived. Rio used the word stupid several times in her talking heads, was criticizing larger people. I guess she gets to be the new Christina now that Christina is gone.

 

Classic dropping Khrystyana to the bottom two because she has been dominating the competition. Did you see Jeana's eye roll when she got called 2nd? She has been runner up three times and she is really pissed about it.

 

I guess if I had to do power rankings, I could make some slight adjustments...

 

Khrystyana

Jeanna

Kyla

Rio/Shanice

Erin/Brendi

 

It is hard to see the winner coming from anyone but those three at this point. Still think Khrys has it in the bag.

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I skipped last week's because I couldn't deal with the stories. And I tried this week but had to stop when Tyra started giving selfie lessons. There's something off about the tone of the show for me, I think because it looks better, the way it's filmed,  but Tyra's antics are still the same so they feel out of place. I dunno. 

There seem to be some good contestants, it sucks that it's...weird and boring (I to me). 

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2 hours ago, Stardancer Supreme said:

I found it quite funny that the Kim Kardashian look-a-like failed at the selfie challenge.

Didn't Jourdan say that Sandra's picture was her favorite though? And Jeana still had her phone in the picture. The brief was to CIAO - crop it all out - and it looks like Sandra was the only one who followed that. She must have already been earmarked to go home this week, so Tyra wasn't about to let her win a challenge.

I liked Sandra well enough but wasn't a fan of how she seemingly picks and chooses her "values" whenever it's convenient. She said Muslim women aren't supposed to "make themselves attractive" yet there she is posing in a sexy bikini on her IG. I wold respect her more if she admitted that some of the Muslim customs/traditions don't jibe with her personal values so she chooses not to follow them.

When Rio had her unprovoked rant at Sandra a few weeks ago I thought she might still get a redemption edit, but apparently that's not in the cards. She needs a filter, and I don't mean an IG one.

Erin needs to stop using her age as an excuse for everything. You don't need to be active on social media to understand how it works, and people much older than her have figured it out. Then she was a bitch about Khrystianna trying to help her. I won't miss her when she goes home.

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Rio is cancelled.

I didn't like any of the photos. None of the models really modeled with the males, they all looked so awkward. If they weren't burly men, would they have modeled any differently? Hmm....

Very little Brendi this episode, kinda refreshing.

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Lol at the show trying to peg Khrys down for narrative.  Even that, I assume, worst possible photo of the reel is still not b2 material. Stop trying to make “fetch” happen. 

There was a story in the photo. And emotion. 

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2 hours ago, chocolatine said:

Erin needs to stop using her age as an excuse for everything. You don't need to be active on social media to understand how it works, and people much older than her have figured it out. Then she was a bitch about Khrystianna trying to help her. I won't miss her when she goes home.

I loved it when Tyra told her, "You're 40, not 80!" 

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10 hours ago, MKL122788 said:

Well, Sandra hadn't really done much, so it is no surprise she went home.

 

Looks like Kyla has finally arrived. Rio used the word stupid several times in her talking heads, was criticizing larger people. I guess she gets to be the new Christina now that Christina is gone.

 

Classic dropping Khrystyana to the bottom two because she has been dominating the competition. Did you see Jeana's eye roll when she got called 2nd? She has been runner up three times and she is really pissed about it.

 

I guess if I had to do power rankings, I could make some slight adjustments...

 

Khrystyana

Jeanna

Kyla

Rio/Shanice

Erin/Brendi

 

It is hard to see the winner coming from anyone but those three at this point. Still think Khrys has it in the bag.

Agree with everything but the bolded word.  I HOPE Khrys has it in the bag.  She's kind (even if Erin has been in mom-mode so long she can't/won't accept help) and never has anything bad to say about anyone.  And, for once, Tyra got it bang on with the make over.  Love the white/blonde hair on her.  

So disappointed in Rio.  She also got a great makeover and took some great photos, but she'd turned into such a condescending mean girl.

And while I don't like Brendi K that much, I thought Drew's comment last week was so unfair (the one about other girls with her look that do it better) after I saw the intro this week and realized just how long her hair was and how different she looked.  Tyra gave her that look.  

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Rio is an evil lying mean-girl wench. I was so rooting for her to go home.

I think they usually like to bring down the obvious front runner down a peg or two for one episode, so this was that for Khrystyana, I hope. She's so adorable, and even tho she wasn't feeling this challenge, I still thought she looked gorgeous in her photos.

Kyla's pic was FIERCE.

I never noticed just how very....huge...Erin's forehead is. It's a five-head. Maybe a seven-head. Is her hair receding? I was also annoyed by her 'i'm too old to know about social media' schtick.

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I knew there would have to be a bump in the road to Khrystyana's journey, and this was an acceptable one for me, if there has to be one (and this is ANTM, so there does). She said she was still rattled by last week's revelations and felt uncomfortable posing with men who might touch her inappropriately -- very valid, in my humble opinion. Of course, she'll have to get over that if she wants to keep modeling, but it did seem a lot to ask of these girls, to bare their souls and pour out trauma, then toss it aside and model in slippery bikinis with men.

I thought Sandra made a comment about not being sure if she could model with men because it might be disrespectful to her fiancé? Gonna have to get over that if she want to continue in modeling. I do think she would be perfect for a make-up ad or skincare ad.

Rio...is just so mean. That little quirk in her eyebrow makes her look devilish, and she's certainly playing the part. She seemed so grounded and cool in the beginning.

Kyla looked gorgeous, but it feels like she kinda gets lucky now and then. It will be interesting to see if she can pull it together for the long haul.

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In the time of the #meetoo movement, I was more than uncomfortable with a panel of (mostly) young women hooting and hollering and exhorting  guys looking for a job to take their shirts off. I know it's modeling but still.

On the other hand, I was so pleased that for once Tyra got it right and instructed the person whose name she did not call to pack up and book. It drives me around the bend when she says "and the name I do not call must return to the apartment, pack her things and go home". The name ain't doing the packing, babe.

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Rio would never call anyone stupid, except the multiple times she called Kyla stupid multiple times during this episode. And unlike the time when Sandra won and Rio took out her frustrations out on her, Kyla had legit trauma over being called stupid due to her brain injury. Sandra does nothing, but Rio feels justified to hate on her. Rio calls Kyla stupid, but Rio feels like Kyla is being insecure about that. Then she makes fun of the male models for being plus size.

What's wrong with this girl? Why is she such a hater and for no apparent reason? I suppose one could say it's due to editing, but editing doesn't put words in your mouth. She was one of my favourites in the beginning, but wow I can't wait for her to go home. She's a gorgeous girl with an ugly personality.

Sandra was bound to go home, so I'm not sad about that. She was boring on the show, but that just means she has a nice personality and didn't go out of her way to be mean or rude. She should go into commercial stuff since she'll get more money that way.

I thought putting Khrystiana in the bottom two for looking scared in her photo was an iffy thing for the show. After we learned about her past, what did the show expect by putting her in this position. Tyra wants the girls to cry and bare it all of her, then traumatize them again for a shoot. She still had a gorgeous face in the shoot. She was a lot better than Rio. Compared to all of the girls here, she's clearly the best model, but I hope she doesn't win because the show doesn't deserve her.

 

Edit: When Tyra first introduced to male model, I thought she said he was the first Brony model and I was ready for some info on My Little Pony. I then realized she meant brawny and it didn't seem as fun as before.

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1 hour ago, CheezyXpressed said:

but I hope she doesn't win because the show doesn't deserve her.

I kind of love that. No, this show does not deserve her and doesn't deserve to take any credit for Khrystiana's success. She will succeed. She is stunning both in person (when in front of the panel with hardly any make up on she is breathtaking) and in photos with the heavy makeup and weird clothes. She is affable, and hard working, so people would actually want to work with her. She has a strong sense of self and is a great role model. Technically she is everything this show claims to be looking for but this show no longer deserves to find what it's looking for. You make me so torn. I want Khris to win because she's the best, but I don't want the show to win by actually picking a model who could be successful.

Then there is Rio. She has the look to make it in the biz but OMG who would want to work with her? She's just horrible. And it's been pointed out that she's horrible and she makes excuses and continues to be horrible. As tough as Christina was, I do think she was attempting to make amends. She didn't do it well, but at least she tried. But she was dealing with a psycho (Brendi) would was more on Rio's "it's everyone else who needs to change, not me" train, so it wasn't going to happen.

Rio could have said "I'm sorry, I'll be more careful, I didn't realize it came out that way". Instead she accused her target of being too sensitive and went after another target, the non-buff male models.

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What is it with young people and having to give fancy names to everything these days?  Kyla, you got a concussion.  I know 'brain injury' sounds so much bigger and scarier, and gets you lots more attention, but you got a concussion.  You're not special.

So, in Sandra's brand of Islam, taking hundreds of pics with your tits hanging out and posting them online is okay, as long as you don't have a man in the picture.  Because THAT would make it wrong/bad?

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1 hour ago, Mabinogia said:

No, this show does not deserve her and doesn't deserve to take any credit for Khrystiana's success. She will succeed. She is stunning both in person (when in front of the panel with hardly any make up on she is breathtaking) and in photos with the heavy makeup and weird clothes. She is affable, and hard working, so people would actually want to work with her. She has a strong sense of self and is a great role model. Technically she is everything this show claims to be looking for but this show no longer deserves to find what it's looking for.

 

THIS! YES. I hate that the show will take credit for her success, even if she doesn't win. Because she would succeed anyway.

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35 minutes ago, Token said:

What is it with young people and having to give fancy names to everything these days?  Kyla, you got a concussion.  I know 'brain injury' sounds so much bigger and scarier, and gets you lots more attention, but you got a concussion.  You're not special.

This. I think she even went further and called it a “traumatic brain injury”, when Rio is walking around with a literal scar running up the back of her head. My eyeroll was more pronounced than Jeana’s at that. I definitely agree that Rio is a hating hater who hates, but I’m sure there’s more to Kyla’s penchant for self-importance through OTT drama (which Rio also pointed out in a TH).

 

We've been shown that Kyla has a major button about being called stupid—in the anti-bullying video she talked about her stuttering, and how people thought she was stupid because of it. And this episode it’s now her concussion (good call, @Token!) that’s led to her being thought of as “stupid”.  She also strikes me as being extremely judgmental herself, but in a self-righteous way in that it props up her claiming to be an activist, or whatever makes her feel important. For example, her badgering Liberty, knowing that the majority of the house were cheering her on.

 

Count me in as one of the people who see Kyla as resembling Sandra Bernhard, minus the wit and presence.

 

Liking Krystyana more and more, and would be thrilled it she and Jeana were the final two. Not a fan of Kyla’s (in case it wasn’t obvious, lol) but based on strength of overall portfolio, possibly Rio with a redemption arc or Brendi could come in third. They're the ones who, like Kim, have the potential for active modeling careers.

 

I’m also ok with ANTM launching Krystyana, since they also brought the deliciousness that is Nyle DeMarco onto my screen.

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58 minutes ago, Kaiju Ballet said:

Count me in as one of the people who see Kyla as resembling Sandra Bernhard, minus the wit and presence.

OMG I see it, totally.

 

58 minutes ago, Kaiju Ballet said:

She also strikes me as being extremely judgmental herself, but in a self-righteous way in that it props up her claiming to be an activist, or whatever makes her feel important. For example, her badgering Liberty, knowing that the majority of the house were cheering her on.

Oh, yes. I think Kyla is quite full of herself. She loves to feel important. She is an activist...why exactly? Like, what has she done that makes her an activist? I'm really asking. Has it been mentioned? I mean, I've heard her say repeatedly that she is an activist, but has she explained what that means, what she has done in her life to make her an activist? I will admit I didn't pay much attention to her when there were a lot of them all yelling over each other so I may have missed something. And she had a traumatic brain injury that ended her illustrious sports career. *eye roll*. She's very young.

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Kyla thinks she's an activist because she has opinions on things and she forces those opinions on to others.  If others don't agree, she badgers them or calls them bullies.  Pretty much the definition of an activist.

I missed her calling her injury a traumatic brain injury.  Or maybe I was hoping she wasn't that ridiculous.  I've met people with real TBIs and Kyla should be incredibly thankful that she's not in their situation.

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So Sandra is gone and Brendi is still there. That's all kinds of wrong.

Even though Khrystiana looked scared instead of powerful in that shoot she was still the focus of the picture, and it was my favorite of all her pictures so far.

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2 hours ago, Mabinogia said:

She's very young.

I keep this in mind. She's like a typical 17-year-old high school student who is out of place in the real world with these other women. I know they have had young girls on the show before (and certainly other reality tv shows have), but I can't help but think Kyla will improve a lot over the next five years. I can hope.

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10 hours ago, DEL901 said:

And while I don't like Brendi K that much, I thought Drew's comment last week was so unfair (the one about other girls with her look that do it better) after I saw the intro this week and realized just how long her hair was and how different she looked.  Tyra gave her that look.  

So weird, I noticed the exact same thing this week. I had already said it in the makeover episode's discussion, but I feel Tyra really ruined Brendi with that haircut, way more so than the other girls with theirs. Also, if, from what we've seen from next week's preview, this "trailer park girl" label bothers her so much, and she stated several times already that she doesn't feel feminine enough, maybe a buzzcut wasn't exactly the best thing for her self-esteem? 

8 hours ago, ForReal said:

I thought Sandra made a comment about not being sure if she could model with men because it might be disrespectful to her fiancé? Gonna have to get over that if she want to continue in modeling. I do think she would be perfect for a make-up ad or skincare ad.

Yeah, I actually liked it when Tyra at the end was honest about telling her she might get other kinds of modeling gigs but maybe not editorials, because that's true. Sandra has a perfect face but sometimes I felt there was no story behind it and this made it very hard for her to convey any feelings.

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4 hours ago, Token said:

What is it with young people and having to give fancy names to everything these days?  Kyla, you got a concussion.  I know 'brain injury' sounds so much bigger and scarier, and gets you lots more attention, but you got a concussion.  You're not special.

4 hours ago, Kaiju Ballet said:

This. I think she even went further and called it a “traumatic brain injury”, when Rio is walking around with a literal scar running up the back of her head. My eyeroll was more pronounced than Jeana’s at that.

 

I don't think that we have enough info to judge the severity of Kyla's injury. Traumatic brain injuries are a thing. I've known people with them. The injury did impact them. The NFL wouldn't have earmarked money for CTE if a traumatic brain injury was bullshit. A relative by marriage is the subject of the movie Concussion.

I thought Shanice's photo was fantastic. Kyla's was good too. Bye Sandra. You were ok. Rio is stank.

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btw the black guy who was in the photo with Khrys and few other girls, I hope he gets some work after that, he was killing it!

Khrys' and his photo gave me serious khal drogo and khaleesi vibes.

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1 hour ago, stormy weather said:

So weird, I noticed the exact same thing this week. I had already said it in the makeover episode's discussion, but I feel Tyra really ruined Brendi with that haircut, way more so than the other girls with theirs. Also, if, from what we've seen from next week's preview, this "trailer park girl" label bothers her so much, and she stated several times already that she doesn't feel feminine enough, maybe a buzzcut wasn't exactly the best thing for her self-esteem?

This is ANTM, where Tyra feeds off the model's tears.

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21 minutes ago, CheezyXpressed said:

This is ANTM, where Tyra feeds off the model's tears.

She bathes in them to keep herself young! 

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2 hours ago, HunterHunted said:

I don't think that we have enough info to judge the severity of Kyla's injury. Traumatic brain injuries are a thing. I've known people with them. The injury did impact them.

Yup.  She didn't elaborate on her injury but I think it goes beyond a concussion when there's significant brain swelling.  My brother was in a car wreck in 2005, sustained a TBI and it impacts him to this day - - - short term memory loss, loss of sensation in his limbs, aphasia---all kinds of life-changing shit. Now Kyla may be exaggerating because a TBI sounds more dramatic than concussion, but she may have legit issues from a TBI--we just can't know for certain.

I wonder why they only chose 3 male models from the casting call?  I know some didn't fit the definition of "brawny" but they should've used more than 3. And why didn't they let Shanice shoot with Eric?  I wanted to see where the flirting went.  I must admit, Shanice has surprised me.  I didn't think she would last 2 weeks and she's hanging right in there.  She's this season's Furonda.

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Not that I think Brendi is any great shakes or anything, but the application of the gold paint around her mouth, making her look like a little kid that got into her Easter basket and got chocolate all over herself, was not helpful, and that wasn't her fault.  

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2 hours ago, SuburbanHangSuite said:

Now Kyla may be exaggerating because a TBI sounds more dramatic than concussion, but she may have legit issues from a TBI--we just can't know for certain.

True. And if she did have a TBI and not just a concussion, that would be a great thing for her to be an activist about, bringing awareness to people like me. (sorry about your brother, @SuburbanHangSuite)

I'm cynical, though, because for that seems to be the sort of thing that Tyra would have seized upon and made part of Kyla's storyline.....we'll see if it comes up again, or if next week there's yet another condition we learn about that supposedly contributes to her inconsistency as a model.

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7 hours ago, Kaiju Ballet said:

True. And if she did have a TBI and not just a concussion, that would be a great thing for her to be an activist about, bringing awareness to people like me. (sorry about your brother, @SuburbanHangSuite)

I'm cynical, though, because for that seems to be the sort of thing that Tyra would have seized upon and made part of Kyla's storyline.....we'll see if it comes up again, or if next week there's yet another condition we learn about that supposedly contributes to her inconsistency as a model.

Thanks, Kaiju Ballet.  He's changed but he's here; that's what matters.  It was touch and go there for awhile.  And you're right - - - TBI is something that you don't hear about unless you have first-hand experience with it.  And if Rio is calling Kyla stupid and it's because she has residual effects of a brain injury, that's extremely effed up.  But I agree with you that this show always seems to have models with issues - - medical, social, financial - - take your pick.  Tyra can't have well-adjusted, happy women.  No opportunity for model tears.

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8 hours ago, Kaiju Ballet said:

I'm cynical, though, because for that seems to be the sort of thing that Tyra would have seized upon and made part of Kyla's storyline.....we'll see if it comes up again, or if next week there's yet another condition we learn about that supposedly contributes to her inconsistency as a model.

 

42 minutes ago, SuburbanHangSuite said:

Thanks, Kaiju Ballet.  He's changed but he's here; that's what matters.  It was touch and go there for awhile.  And you're right - - - TBI is something that you don't hear about unless you have first-hand experience with it.  And if Rio is calling Kyla stupid and it's because she has residual effects of a brain injury, that's extremely effed up.  But I agree with you that this show always seems to have models with issues - - medical, social, financial - - take your pick.  Tyra can't have well-adjusted, happy women.  No opportunity for model tears.

I was feeling extra snarky when I watched this so when Kyla said "I have a brain injury", I screamed out "Of course you do!" It seems like every week something else comes up. I do feel for them. Like I said, I was feeling snarky lol

I have completely soured on Rio since the whole Sandra thing and Krystianna is still my fave to win.

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9 hours ago, Kaiju Ballet said:

True. And if she did have a TBI and not just a concussion, that would be a great thing for her to be an activist about, bringing awareness to people like me.

But she hasn't really, beyond using it to feel like a victim. I haven't seen her really speaking out about it, just "I had a TBI, it's mean of Rio to call me stupid".

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I had a peek at Sandra's IG account. She's a beautiful woman but there is something empty about her. Even the photos taken with her fiance were cold, and unemotional, and she looked like the very definition of 'arm candy'.  She is perfect for a specific social media crowd who is all about parties on yachts, high end clothes, and Kardashian-like vacant stares. 

 

Tyra's lecture to Khrystiana about why she chose her as bottom two made no sense at all. I didn't see weakness in her photo, but vulnerability. She's my pick to take it to the end. 

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38 minutes ago, Ravenna said:

Tyra's lecture to Khrystiana about why she chose her as bottom two made no sense at all. I didn't see weakness in her photo, but vulnerability. She's my pick to take it to the end. 

I agree 100%, and it was beautiful. But the challenge was kinda the opposite of vulnerability (and I really loved her picture <3 She was one of the best. But not meeting the requirements of the challenge. Efff. the challenge, lol !)

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1 hour ago, Ravenna said:

I had a peek at Sandra's IG account. She's a beautiful woman but there is something empty about her. Even the photos taken with her fiance were cold, and unemotional, and she looked like the very definition of 'arm candy'.  She is perfect for a specific social media crowd who is all about parties on yachts, high end clothes, and Kardashian-like vacant stares. 

I don't think she'll ever be more than a social media model. She is a Kardashian wannabee.

 

42 minutes ago, Diane Mars said:

I agree 100%, and it was beautiful. But the challenge was kinda the opposite of vulnerability (and I really loved her picture <3 She was one of the best. But not meeting the requirements of the challenge. Efff. the challenge, lol !)

That's a fair point. I think. I have no idea what the point of/requirements of the challenge actually were. When Tyra talks I tend to hear this odd buzzing sound, like when they do the emergency broadcast testing. But damn Khrystyana was killing it with emotion. That photo was stunning, both her and her male model partner sold a story. Whoever said it was reminiscent of Dany and Kal Drogo was spot on. It had a very Nordic Princess sold to a Barbarian vibe. None of the rest really told a story, though some were quite lovely. That male model was, IMO, the star of the whole photo shoot. Guy nailed it!

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4 minutes ago, Mabinogia said:

.. It had a very Nordic Princess sold to a Barbarian vibe. None of the rest really told a story, though some were quite lovely. That male model was, IMO, the star of the whole photo shoot. Guy nailed it!

Bolded : Exactly. Nailed it. I couldn't express it, you dit it for me. Thanks.

Italic : that's the problem and why she was not on the top. They were supposed to be fierce and outshine their male partner model (I summarize, that's what I understood form the challenge)

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13 minutes ago, Diane Mars said:

Bolded : Exactly. Nailed it. I couldn't express it, you dit it for me. Thanks.

Italic : that's the problem and why she was not on the top. They were supposed to be fierce and outshine their male partner model (I summarize, that's what I understood form the challenge)

I wouldn't say he outshone Khrys. They were quite equal. Which is still great. She is a very strong model, while he is (assumingly) a random guy from the street. He did outshine few girls though.

Both had emotion and looked very organic with each other. And it's hard to do with such polar emotions.

Making your own story, vs following the directive (whatever it was, I kinda tuned out as well lol), that's a different story... But should a visually and professionally  worse photo (or two, or three lol) be above a stunning photo that didn't meet the narrative? YMMV. I love Khrys, so I say art over story lol

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5 minutes ago, vavera4ka said:

I wouldn't say he outshone Khrys. They were quite equal. Which is still great. She is a very strong model, while he is (assumingly) a random guy from the street. He did outshine few girls though.

Both had emotion and looked very organic with each other. And it's hard to do with such polar emotions.

Making your own story, vs following the directive (whatever it was, I kinda tuned out as well lol), that's a different story... But should a visually and professionally  worse photo (or two, or three lol) be above a stunning photo that didn't meet the narrative? YMMV. I love Khrys, so I say art over story lol

Agree.
(and, once again, I loved her picture, the contrast between their own skin colour, the "vulnerable/fragile/afraid" vs. the "confident/strong/serene", etc.

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Personally I go for best photo over who kept to the made up concept. It's not like these photo shoots are geared towards a specific product. I get staying on message when selling, say shoes and the model has great face but her feet are weirdly placed. But this shoot was totally made up in Tyra's terrifying head. At least Khrys wasn't booted. That would have been a travesty of epic proportions. I do think she was in the bottom because there was enough "justification" and they wanted the "OMG will the clear leader falter and not make it to the end?" narrative.

But that photo is one of those rare ones that will stay with me. It was VERY powerful in my mind. I honestly can't remember most of the rest. One of them was bending over and her skin blended with the male models skin in a rather interesting way. I think Brendi was standing straight on and looking very rectangular. I honestly can't remember the rest. But I can vividly see Khrystyana's photo. It had impact.

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23 hours ago, Token said:
23 hours ago, CheezyXpressed said:

This is ANTM, where Tyra feeds off the model's tears.

She bathes in them to keep herself young! 

The Ty-B.Agency will be visiting both of you.

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On ‎02‎/‎28‎/‎2018 at 1:16 PM, Token said:

What is it with young people and having to give fancy names to everything these days?  Kyla, you got a concussion.  I know 'brain injury' sounds so much bigger and scarier, and gets you lots more attention, but you got a concussion.  You're not special.

Based on what she said about it affecting her schoolwork, it sounds like she had more of an injury than just a concussion.

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Rio is a B, let's call her what she is. Sandra didn't deserve that neither did Kyla. Khrystyana or Jeana FTW!

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Here is the issue. With Tyra back at the helm, ANTM is going to go all formulaic again whereas last season was a breath of fresh air without her. You can tell who is going to be eliminated that episode in the first minute of every episode by who they focus on. Also, when there is a strong front runner like Khrystianna, they have to knock her down a bunch of pegs a few episodes from the end so she can work her way back up. But the problem is that last year a Caucasian girl won which, when Tyra is at the helm, the next season a WOC will win. It's her formula and her MO. So look for Khrys to take 2nd this year and Shanice or Erin to take first. Shanice looks exactly like Tiffany, who Tyra famously yelled at that one year while Erin has the 'age' backstory. It was all predetermined long before those photos were ever taken. That's why Khrys' backstory fit so well into this shoot - they could have an excuse when it was clear that Khrys didn't look any more uncomfortable than say...Brendi.

 

ANTM has long done this and it's lame. They have had some girls that legitimately could have been supermodels (Katarzyna comes to mind) but they apply this formula and eliminate the girls with potential for shit reasons. I'd be very, very shocked if Khrys pulls it out.

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Rio is a straight up bitch. Too bad, I really liked her at first.

Also, the mere fact that Jeana is so fond of Rio makes me question Jeana as a person, too. I thought it was kinda shit-stirring the way she ran to Rio to tell her what she heard from Kyla. And to act like Rio is just misunderstood, come on now. Plus, her selfie picture was actively horrible. 

On 2/28/2018 at 9:43 AM, ForReal said:

That little quirk in [Rio's] eyebrow makes her look devilish, and she's certainly playing the part.

Speaking of her eyebrow, what is happening there? Sometimes she has the quirky thing in the middle and sometimes her eyebrow looks perfectly normal. Does she just have no actual eyebrow and sometimes she draws the quirk on and sometimes not?

On 2/28/2018 at 10:51 AM, CheezyXpressed said:

Edit: When Tyra first introduced to male model, I thought she said he was the first Brony model and I was ready for some info on My Little Pony. I then realized she meant brawny and it didn't seem as fun as before.

Same!

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1 hour ago, LegallyRed2 said:

Shanice looks exactly like Tiffany

I am always fascinated when someone notices a resemblance that I don't see at all.  To me the absolutely first thing I notice is face shape.  Shanice has a very long, narrow face and Tiffany has a square-to-heart-shaped face, so to me they look nothing alike.  It's the same problem I have with the new official portrait of Michelle Obama--I have nothing against the artist or her style, but that is not Michelle Obama's face.  It's narrow and oval and hers is, again, square-to-heart-shaped, so it's jarring.

Re the eyebrow, my guess is that Rio brushes it up in the middle when she wants to, and I guess it's full enough not to look sparse but not so full that it doesn't show a "part," as it were.  With many of you above, I wish her personality matched her attractive looks!

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On 2/27/2018 at 11:37 PM, phoenix780 said:

I skipped last week's because I couldn't deal with the stories. And I tried this week but had to stop when Tyra started giving selfie lessons. There's something off about the tone of the show for me, I think because it looks better, the way it's filmed,  but Tyra's antics are still the same so they feel out of place. I dunno. 

There seem to be some good contestants, it sucks that it's...weird and boring (I to me). 

Tyra actually said something like "Why are you looking into your phone when you take a selfie?  Are you SO into yourself that you have to look at yourself in your phone?  No!   ........ Look at yourself in the mirror."
God she is such a fucking idiot 

On 2/27/2018 at 10:19 PM, AAEBoiler said:

Boo! Go home Rio! She may be pretty woman but she's not an attractive person.

She's soooooo gorgeous and I was so into her before her horrid personality started coming out!  Her and Coura were my favourites.  I still would pick Coura to win.

I really like Kyla as a PERSON but, as someone who's been into fashion and modelling since I was a child, I'm not getting why these judges think she's so bookable. Her eyes in the photo are still dead.  (Thanks for linking them.)  There are so many models who do Brendi's look better than she does.  At least they got rid of Christina, who had total crazy eyes.  And not in the model way.

I can't believe what a horrible crop of models Tyra picked this time, except for Coura.  I can only assume nobody wants to be on this show because Tyra is such an abuser?  I'm watching Season 22 right now and all the models are so attractive.

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On 2/28/2018 at 6:42 PM, HunterHunted said:

I don't think that we have enough info to judge the severity of Kyla's injury. Traumatic brain injuries are a thing. I've known people with them. The injury did impact them. The NFL wouldn't have earmarked money for CTE if a traumatic brain injury was bullshit. A relative by marriage is the subject of the movie Concussion.

We also have no information on what Kyla does as an activist when she's not on the show so I don't really get why others are spending their time doubting it or mocking it.  Not sure why someone would look down on a 17 year old activist or even a 17 year old who wants to be an activist.  I think it's great that she's politically informed, feels strongly, and is interested enough in important causes.  Putting down the youth for that makes zero sense to me.

The thing about Sandra for me is that she always looked like she was wearing SO much makeup.  In the Kardashian era there's a huge market out there for that, but it is so not my thing that it was such a turn off.  There's just no realness there for me.  She has so many Instagram followers; she will be fine selling stuff on there.

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On 2/27/2018 at 10:37 PM, phoenix780 said:

And I tried this week but had to stop when Tyra started giving selfie lessons.

34 minutes ago, Ms Blue Jay said:

Tyra actually said something like "Why are you looking into your phone when you take a selfie?  Are you SO into yourself that you have to look at yourself in your phone?  No!   ........ Look at yourself in the mirror."
God she is such a fucking idiot 

 

Tyra was testing them on mirror selfies. And though she wasn't nearly as clear as she should have been, ideal mirror selfies really should be handled differently from a regular selfie. The mirror can allow for full body pictures, better lighting, and different angles by using not the camera, but the reflection to catch more of the subject. And because you are really using the reflection, you don't actually have to look at the phone. It wasn't explained well at all.

However, I get the irony of Tyra asking if a person looking into the mirror is less of a narcissist than a person looking into the phone. I guess that pales in comparison to the idiot who drowns in their reflection.

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