Friday, August 29, 2008

Top Model Sneak Peak: The Glaminator 11.0

I didn't ask about this before on the previous clip, but WTH is up with Jay Manuel's hair?? That mess is NOT cute.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Friday, August 22, 2008

Top Model Nik Spotted Out..

Top Model Nik Pace attends the Coca-Cola new aluminum bottle launch at The Yard at the Soho Grand on August 21, 2008 in New York City.  Not feeling that dress too much though Nik.  She's a nice enough girl though, I met her a few years ago in New York.  We both attended the opening night of the Hip Hop museum in Harlem.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Flashback: Bianca, Jael and Anchal on "Tyra"..

Bianca talks about her "tough love" with Heather during her season. Seeing everything that she's currently going through, she may want to tone some of that "tough love" back a little.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Audition For Top Model Cycle 12...

Open Calls
Check back periodically for updates on casting in your area. Many more calls are coming soon!

Tuesday, August 12 
(too late for this one, sorry..)
Doubletree Guest Suites Seattle Airport/Southcenter
16500 Southcenter Parkway
Seattle, WA 98188

New York
Saturday, August 16
The Park Central New York
870 Seventh Avenue
New York, NY 10019
* Casting Director will be in attendance

Saturday, August 23
Visible Changes at Memorial City Mall
303 Memorial City
Houston, Texas 77024
* Casting Director will be in attendance

Saturday, August 30
The Westin Tampa Harbour Island
725 South Harbour Island Blvd
Tampa, FL 33602
* Casting Director will be in attendance

Saturday, September 6
Location TBD
* Casting Director will be in attendance

Kansas City
Tuesday, September 9
Location TBD

Los Angeles
Saturday, September 13
Location TBD
* Casting Director will be in attendance

Visit the CW website for eligibility requirements and to download the application.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Spotted Out: Jaslene & Jade...

Jaslene (Cycle 8) and Jade (Cycle 6) were spotted out at MTV's Tr3s Fashionista Show at MTV Studios Times Square on July 25, 2008 in NYC.

They both walked the runway too.

Top Model Cycle 11 Girls Revealed...

Age: 23
Hometown: Lucky, Louisiana (currently Shreveport, Louisiana)
Occupation: Student
She's from Louisiana like me, so I'm pulling for her!

Age: 21
Hometown: Honolulu, Hawaii (currently Harlem, New York)
Occupation: Hostess/Go-Go Dancer

Age: 18
Hometown: Chicago, Illinois
Occupation: Student

Age: 18
Hometown: Woodland Hills, California
Occupation: Student Athlete

Age: 19
Hometown: Bronx, New York
Occupation: Student

Name: McKEY
Age: 19
Hometown: Lake Forest, Illinois
Occupation: Student

Age: 19
Hometown: Marseilles, France (currently San Francisco, California)
Occupation: Student

Age: 20
Hometown: Charlottesville, Virginia (currently Radford, Virginia)
Occupation: Student

Name: ISIS
The first ever transgendered contestant
Age: 22
Hometown: Prince George’s County, Maryland (currently New York, New York)
Occupation: Program Assistant at a non profit organization.
Click here to see video of Isis working the runway. [C+D]

Age: 19
Hometown: Fairbanks, Alaska
Occupation: Student

Age: 19
Hometown: Berdichieve, Ukraine (currently Seattle, Washington)
Occupation: Currently unemployed

Age: 19
Hometown: Pawleys Island, South Carolina 
(currently Columbia, South Carolina)
Occupation: Student

Age: 19
Hometown: Henderson, Nevada
Occupation: Customer Service

Age: 19
Hometown: Sacramento, CA 
(currently Los Angeles, California)
Occupation: Student

The new cycle starts September 3rd!

via LiveJournal

Monday, August 11, 2008

Top Model Bianca's Combative Side Revisited..

Everyone knows by now the drama that unfolded with Top Model Bianca (Cycle 9) and "Hairspray " actress Nikki Blonsky.  If you don't have a clue as to what I'm talking about, click here to catch up, then come back to watch footage of Bianca being combative and confrontational on the show during her season.  She was gonna roll up on somebody sooner or later judging by the way she deals with people.

Top Model Winners...

Below is a video montage of Top Model's Winners, Cycle's 1-8. Well the video "projects" Jaslene to be the winner of Cycle 8 and they were absolutely right.  A listing of winners from Cycles 1-10 below the vid.

Cycle 1 Winner - Adrienne Curry
Cycle 2 Winner - Yoanna House
Cycle 3 winner - Eva Pigford
Cycle 4 Winner - Naima Mora
Cycle 5 Winner - Nicole Linkletter
Cycle 6 Winner - Danielle Evans
Cycle 7 Winner - Caridee English
Cycle 8 Winner - Jaslene Gonzales
Cycle 9 Winner - Saleisha Stowers
Cycle 10 Winner - Whitney Thompson

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Top Model Toccara Spotted Out...

Toccara Jones (from Cycle 3) was spotted out looking great at the 12th Annual American Black Film Festival's World Premiere of "Love for Sale" at the Mann Theater on August 8, 2008 in Los Angeles.

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Top Model Cycle 11 Promo Pic..

Cycle 11 kicks off on September 3.

Cycle 10 Winner is Whitney + Cycle 10 Info [LINK]

Whitney was the winner of Top Model Cycle 10.  The model they wanted to label "plus-sized".  Give me a break.  

Get information on the entire season (Cycle 10) here.

Tyra's "Top Model" Message To Hillary Clinton...

Funny, funny stuff...

Cycle 10 Promo Pic...

Just FYI. Visit for a preview.

Cycle 9 Winner is Saleisha + Cycle 9 Info [LINK]

Saleisha was the winner of Top Model Cycle 9.  I hated that ridiculous hair that they did on her.

Get information on the entire season (Cycle 9) here.

Woo-Hoo! Yay!

I cannot express how excited I am that Top Model Cycle 8 is done!!! I swear, I need a vacation now.. a quick getaway even. I'm easy. But hey! Not like that!

Anyways check this Family Guy/Top Model clip I found on Youtube. I thought it was pretty funny.

I love Family Guy.

My Interview with Cycle 8 Winner, Jaslene...

Jaslene Gonzalez of Chicago managed to beat out all of the other girls from Top Model Cycle 8 to take the coveted title, plus a one year contract from Elite Model Management, a $100,000 contract with CoverGirl, and a cover and six-page spread in Seventeen magazine.

My Interview with Natasha...

I got to speak to Natasha earlier, and I have to be honest, I had been dreading this very interview. I was terrified of the possible language barrier with her, but come to find out, I was all anxious for nothing. She was easy to talk to and she understood everything just fine. She's just a sweet girl with a really soft voice. So check out my interview with her and find out why she thought the girls were jealous of her, a little backstory on how she and her husband met, how she feels about Jaslene winning and a Hip Candy reader's question answered about the shoes they were wearing during the final elimination!

My Interview with Renee...

I spoke to Renee earlier and surprisingly, she wasn't that much of a talker like some of the others. A little shocking coming from someone who had plenty to say while the camera's were rolling. She was a nice enough girl though... check out my interview with her below and find out how she feels about the judges thinking that she looked "old", if she made any lasting friends from her season of Top Model, how she feels about Jaslene winning it all and what her plans are for the future.

Jaslene is America's Next Top Model!

Ms. "Cha-Cha Diva" won the coveted title for Cycle 8! And I must say, she was my pick out of the 3. So... YAY! 

Go Jaslene!

My Interview with Dionne...

Well we're into the home stretch with Top Model Cycle 8! Woo-hoo! Only 3 girls left! And the winner will be named THIS WEEK, and I can't wait for Cycle 8 to come to a close to find out who the winner is! I spoke with Dionne last Friday after she was eliminated and she was probably one of the bubbliest personalities I've interviewed from this season so far! I liked her. She was one of my favorites from the very beginning. And she's crazy in love with her daughter. Her voice lit way up the moment I mentioned her! So check out my interview with her below and find out why she didn't tell Tyra that she had the most potential out of all the girls left, what her plans are for the future and why she won't name who she'd like to see win "America's Next Top Model".

My Interview with Brittany...

I spoke with Brittany earlier and she talked about how she wasn't at all surprised about her elimination. Check out my interview with her below and find out all you wanted to know about her hair weave fiasco (it might be a little bit more than what you wanted to know...), her explanation for her short-term memory, the real reason she flipped out after the go-see challenge, and her picks for who she would like to see win it all (only 4 girls left!).

My Interview with Jael...

I had the chance to speak to Jael earlier, and she was just as endearing off the show as she was on. She's really humble, but at the same time, she's no pushover. She's tough but sweet. You know, kind of like those hard candies with the soft centers... okay, enough of my metaphors. Check out my interview with her and find out how she was discovered for the show from her Myspace page, the bizarre chain of events that led to her getting thrown into the pool at the 50 Cent party, (big surprise.. it's more than what was shown) what she thought about the judges and her big plans for a future in television...

I spoke with Whitney earlier and she had a lot to say. I really appreciate strong talkers in interviews because it makes it easier on me, but at the same time, it's a lot to type, lol! But Whitney struck me as a strong woman who knows who she is and what she wants out of life. And she's also someone who's not afraid to go after what she wants. I like that about her. It's a rare quality, courage. People could get so much further (myself included) if they would stop letting fear paralyze them from moving forward. Wow! That was good right? I could totally be a motivational speaker! Anyways, check out my interview with Whitney below, and learn all about this "size 8 being plus size" issue, why she wants to be a role model, who she'd like to see win it all, and her thoughts on the Don Imus vs. Rutgers basketball team situation.

Whitney is Eliminated...

This is bonus footage of Whitney speaking candidly in the ANTM confessional last week before her elimination. She offers a few encouraging words...

I'll be talking to her on tomorrow so stay tuned for the interview! And just a side note to the "Top Model" people... a size 8 is plus size now?

Uh-uh. I don't think so.

My Interview with Sarah...

I spoke with Sarah on yesterday, and we talked about her photography a bit, but she also threw a couple curve balls during the interview. Like she's really into music. So much so, that she's working on an album. Didn't see that one coming did you? I know I didn't. But anyway, peep my interview with her to find out more about her burgeoning music career, how she worked out her problems with "posing", and who her top 3 picks are to win the big prize.

My Interview with Diana..

I spoke with Diana earlier and surprisingly, she was a talker. "Top Model" didn't really show her "engaged" much. The show made her seem very quiet, but she wasn't in her interview, and it was nice... makes my job a lot easier. So check out my interview with her below and find out how she felt being in the house with a bunch of "skinnies" (my word, not hers), how that conversation between her, Whitney and Renee (RE: plus sized models NOT EVER being on the cover of VOGUE) wasn't at all what it seemed, how she feels about Jennifer Hudson actually making the VOGUE cover, and who her 2nd choice is to win it all... (cuz if you watch the show at all, then you know, Whitney is her 1st).

Cycle 8 Episode 6 Preview...

Audio is a little low. This is 3 separate clips pieced together from tonight's episode.

My Interview with Felicia...

I got a chance to speak with Felicia, the 4th "Top Model" eliminee earlier and some of what she had to say was pretty eye-opening. To be so young, she’s extremely intuitive. It was impressive. I liked her a lot too.

So peep my interview with her below and find out how she feels about being compared to Tyra, why her elimination caught her completely by surprise and why she toughed it out like a true soldier and didn’t cry during her elimination…

Cycle 8 Episode 5 Preview...

My Interview with Cassandra...

I got to talk to Cassandra earlier and I liked her even more after her interview. She has a great attitude. Wish she could have stayed in the competition longer. But, oh well.. Check out my interview with her and find out how her Christianity helped her to keep a level head in the house, the drama that unfolded on the nude ice cream photo shoot, her top picks of the girls left in the house and what she thinks about the shocking, and emerging trend of heterosexual men wearing stiletto heels...

Cycle 8 Top Model Makeovers!

Well Cassandra was eliminated last night, and that was a bit of a bummer, but at least she got her wig upgraded before she was given the boot. See, that's called focusing on the positive. But still, it was a little sad to see her go. I think the rest of the girls took her departure pretty hard as well. I'll be talking to her later to find out exactly what she thinks went wrong. Anyways, the makeovers took place last night and I was all excited! But after everything was done and over, the only makeover I was really feeling was Dionne's. The rest of 'em were just... meh. But I'll tell you who gained major points with me after last nights episode, and that was Whitney! Not because of anything she did in any of the challenges, but because of her compassion toward Jael after Jael found out that her friend overdosed. Whitney prayed with her. On television. Unashamed. What a powerful moment in primetime T.V. Kudos, and Brava! To the CW Network for not cutting that scene. Real talk right there. Ok now, on to the makeovers...

Cycle 8 Top Model Makeovers!

Yay! Finally! I can't wait to see who gets what... time to sit back and watch the hair drama unfold. Dun, dun, dun...

Related Link: Top Models Made Over...

My Interview with Samantha..

I got to speak with Samantha, the 2nd eliminee from Top Model, Cycle 8, and let me tell you... Top Model knew exactly what they were doing (for their show) when they eliminated Samantha. She was as quiet as a flippin' church mouse! You never saw her get in anybody's face, she never so much as even raised her voice on the show. She really kind of faded into the background, and you and I both know, reality TV is all about the DRAMA. Because DRAMA=RATINGS, period.

"The Girls Who Go To Prom" Episode Preview..

Super High "Fierce" Quotient..

If there's anything that Jennifer Hudson has taught me, it's the fact that you don't have to win the big prize to make it all the way to the TOP. "Real" talk. I mean, just look at Nik and Bre from "America's Next Top Model Cycle 5". They didn't win, but look at 'em shining.. all classy and stuff on the super exclusive red carpet for the prestigious event that is BET's "Rip The Runway" 2007. GLAMOUROUS doesn't begin to describe the way these two look. It really doesn't. Wow. These two are a true mess inspiration.

My Interview with Kathleen...

I finally got to talk to Kathleen, America's Next Top Model, Cycle 8's first eliminee. I liked her. I really wanted her to go further, but oh well... such is life I guess. She spoke to me about not having any regrets, who she'd like to see take it all the way, and gave me a hot tip on a happening vintage/thrift store in Brooklyn where she lives! 

My Interview with Cycle 7 Winner, Caridee...

My final interview of the day was with America's Next Top Model Cycle 7 Winner CariDee. And needless to say, she was ecstatic about her win. Check out my interview with her below and find out how that "situation" with Top Model Judge Nigel Barker wasn't exactly what it seemed, just how much she loves all the girls from her season, and which famous rapper's club she kicked it at last night after she was named the Top Model winner...

Read the rest of this interview over at Hip Candy!

My Interview with Eugena...

My interview with Eugena took place right after my interview with Melrose. She was really easy to talk to! Check out my interview with her and see how she feels about Melrose now, why she would never do Top Model again, and whether she was more happy about CariDee winning or Melrose losing...

Read the rest of this interview over at Hip Candy!

My Interview with Melrose...

Finally! I interviewed all three girls earlier today, and to say that they were "a little chatty" would be a serious under statement. I actually interviewed Melrose first, and let me tell ya, she had lots to say. Check out my interview with her below, and find out who she felt closest to in the house, the real deal between her and Eugena, and on why she feels she didn't really lose to CariDee...

Read the rest of this interview over at Hip Candy!

My Interview with Amanda...

The older twin, Amanda was eliminated this week from Top Model and I had a late phone interview with her on last evening. And not to be confused with her sister Michelle, Amanda was the obvious talker. Check out my interview with her below and find out the real reason she thinks the judges eliminated her, how she feels about Melrose, and who she thinks is more of a Diva, herself or her sister...

My Interview with Michelle...

Michelle, one of the twins was eliminated last week on Top Model and I interviewed her earlier today. Check out my phone interview with her below as she reveals her future plans, who (besides her sister) she would like to see win it all, and the NBA team she's currently rooting for...

My Interview with Jaeda...

Jaeda was eliminated this week, and I got to interview her this afternoon via telephone. I had fun talking to her! Anyways, check out my interview with her below as she reveals her goofy side, how she really feels about having short hair (surprising), what she thinks of that Spanish male model and whether she prefers Wal-Mart or Target..

My Interview with Anchal...

Anybody who reads this blog knows that I am a reality show fanatic, so how shocked was I to get an email from the CW Network last week asking me if I would like to interview America's Next Top Model Castoffs and post the interviews on my blog?! Ummm, YEAH! That was like asking me if I would like a Starbucks tall non-fat Cinnamon Latte. With whip!
[Thanks Mahogany Girl]

Anyways, Anchal was eliminated this week, and I had the pleasure of interviewing her via telephone earlier this afternoon [she spoke to me while on her way to tape Tyra's Talk Show]. Anyhoo, peep my telephone interview with her below on what she thinks happened, who she'd like to see win it all, and if she prefers skinny jeans or leggings...