Saturday, 18 October 2014

Will Jardell by Zach Schwermer


Zach Schwermer is definitely getting around, shooting many of this cycle of ANTM's contestants, including Matthew Smith and Ben Schreen, but the best shoot so far has to be Will's. 

The artistic yet stylish shoot is quite editorial with a beautiful colour palette. Will managed to reclaim the top spot after three weeks domination by Lenox in this week's episode.

Check out more images below:

America's Next Top Model Cycle 21 Episode 9 Recap

Lenox gets best photo three times in a row and wins a private runway teach with Ms Jay in which she is coerced into trying to twerk. 

Their first challenge is to book shows at Style Fashion Week, the first of which being Betsey Johnson's show, where there are spots for girls, but only one for the boys. Mirjana's walk was awful- it was like she was walking down the high street and Lenox surprisingly looked really confident! In the end, Raelia, Shei and Keith.

The second casting is with Control Sector, a menswear brand, who will also cast a woman to walk in the mens clothes. They thought Denzel was too muscular. Will was weak imo, but they liked him clearly cos he got a spot! Lenox stumbled :( In the end, they picked Shei, probably because her hair was in fitting with their brand of dark clothes.

The final casting is with Altaf Maaneshia for the girls and Civil Society for the boys. All the girls got cast despite only having an initial two spots, whilst all the boys got cast too apart from Denzel.

Shei 3
Raelia 2
Keith 2
Will 2
Mirjana 1
Lenox 1
Adam 1
Denzel 0

Bye bye Denzel!

Shei definitely stood out in the runway- definitely had presence. Raelia did well in the Betsey Johnson show, but only made it halfway down the runway for another. Lenox looked great but needed more strength. Will did well. 

Challenge Scores:

I'm surprised Denzel got any points at all for not booking any shows!

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Quote of the episode- Will (at Denzel and Lenox's low scores): 'So Sad... but not really!'.

For the photo shoot the contestants will be paired and shoot an ad for hair styling products.

Shei looked phenomenal in the shoot, every shot she looked so good, Denzel did not give much, but at least he held Shei up long enough so she could get a good shot. Seriously, Shei is finally coming into the competition and actually making herself noticed after all these weeks of just hiding away.

Mirjana looks soo stunning and this is in my opinion her best shoot to date. Even though there was a bit of a scuffle on set, she can sell make up, she can sell hair, any facial product- she can sell! Keith, bleh,

Raelia- Will
Thought Will might struggle with the lifting but he looked great in his shots- great face and hair- Raelia did not help the lifting... so they just kind of balanced off each other in a dance-esque pose.

They struggled a lot with the posing as Lenox had so much hair they needed to sculpt it in place, but I'm sure she got a good shot- it's predictable editing.

At panel...

Mirjana 7,8,9
She's just stunning this week. Despite all the drama, she has what it takes! Her individual photo is flawless and is actually her best photo ever.

Keith 8,9,9
Tyra just loves him doesn't she! He does look good in this shot, though the stance a little bit awkward. but face is good.

Denzel 8,8,7
Looks relaxed, but slightly blank, though still an ok score.

Shei 8,8,7
oooh, same score as Denzel... thought she did much better tbh... but yeah, there are just a few things here and there that could be better, but she's slowly improving! :p

Will 10,10,8
Finally a long awaited FCO for Will! :D Perfect hair, perfect Face. Raelia ruins the shot, but oh well.

Raelia 8,9,10
Kelly loves her again, its not her best, her face is kind of dead. Her bum is a bit too far out. urgh- overrated. AGAIN.

Adam 8,6,9
Nice face, I like this photo actually. Wasn't as bad as they made it out to be. Tyra's hesitance at giving her score I feel almost like she changed it instantly from a lower score to keep him in.. :S 

Lenox 7,8,7
D: she has the lowest judges score? S: given her challenge score, she's on par with denzel... uh oh from the top to the bottom, but i'm sure her social media will be higher than Denzel, so she should outstay him.

In the end, first call out goes to...

Thursday, 16 October 2014

The Apprentice Season 10 Episode 2 Recap

Sorry guys but I was out last night gorging on Japanese food and hence missed The Apprentice, so here is my late update! That said, the results were spoilt for me in today's Metro, nonetheless I'll be recapping briefly the highlights of episode two (quite a significant number this one!) ;)

The task this week is for the candidates to design a piece of wearable technology that will be pitched to retailers. Lord Sugar points out that Robert should be PM but he ignores this despite his business idea being in high end fashion. Scott volunteers as PM and dictates medical related technology which somehow ended up being a light up screen on a jumper??

Decadence becomes Tenacity and Nurun is almost pushed into being PM as she sells Asian scarves lol! Bianca who runs a styling team probably knew more about fashion but oh well. They decide on a light up/colour changing jacket.

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

The Apprentice Season 10 Episode 1 Recap

So 'The Apprentice' is back for another series, bringing 20 new business men and women competing for a chance to be Alan Sugar's his next business partner. 

With twenty candidates, Lord Sugar makes it clear that multiple eliminations WILL occur at any given moment. For the first selling task, Sarah and Felipe will be the project manager for the boys and girls' teams called Summit and Decadence respectively.

The two teams will be selling commodities from the past ten years: flowers, coffee, balloons, t shirts etc etc. Sarah is too fixated on chopping lemons and unable to pick teams competently whilst Felipe clamps down on his fellow team-mates.

Sunday, 12 October 2014

Favourite ANTM Contestants Per Cycle

Here is an updated version of my favourite contestants per cycle, why, and their my favourite photo of them during the competition.

Cycle 1- Elyse Sewell

She was the loudmouthed one who said what was on her mind. She was quite outrageous and daring, and took great pictures. She made it to the final three, but was interesting as a person and managed to stir up quite a lot of drama!

Cycle 2- Shandi Sullivan

The "geek" who made the biggest transformation. She made such progress, you really rooted for her throughout the cycle... She is also best known for her "affair" with a male model with which caused great drama with her boyfriend... and so on... She managed to land a spot in the final three, but did not get to walk the runway.

Cycle 3- Yaya DaCosta

She was the girl with the bad skin... and wow did it improve throughout the cycle. She had stunning facial features, a great portfolio and a great walk, and got to the final two, losing out to Eva. She should've won! However, now she is an actress and a model, landing in roles such as Ugly Betty.

Cycle 4- Kahlen Rondot

She was a fierce beauty and she just had that edge to her. I liked Naima as well, but Kahlen was more interesting and had more depth to her. She took many stunning pictures, and was a finalist, losing out to Naima. Due to her resemblance to model Carmen Kass, she is currently NOT modelling, and is working as a bartender. Wasted potential!!

Cycle 5- Sarah Rhoades

I thought she had great potential- stunning features, beautiful lips, but her lack of confidence and her "fling" with fellow contestant Kim lead to her downfall and she was unfortunately eliminated quite early on in the competition...

Cycle 6- Joanie Dodds

She was the most interesting one, and had lots to say. She made you smile and she had funny things to say. She took some great photos as well... Although she didn't win, she should've, but she made it to the final 2.

Cycle 7- Melrose Bickerstaff

Melrose, throughout the competition was hated by the other girls. She was always alone, but her confidence in herself, and the fact she win loads of competitions, and one memorable moment where she STOLE the prize off another girl as part of the challenge, was just hilarious.

Cycle 8- Natasha Galkina

She was Russian, which gave her an immediate edge. She was interesting and smiley, and was fierce competition for the other girls. She managed to get to the final, but lost out to Jaslene.

Cycle 9- Heather Kuzmich

This was one of my favourites EVER, until Allison came along... she still rocks. Although she has aspergers syndrome, Heather came into the competition with optimism and humour. She was very funny throughout the competition, especially when trying to sell that wine glass... and took some stunning photos. She is a great ambassador for aspergers and is a successful model now.

Check out her cycle portfolio here

Cycle 10- Katarzyna Dolinska

Katarzyna is quite quiet, and has coasted throughout the competition. She has amazing facial features, especially her cheek bones. She has never done amazing, but has been a dark horse, and was spontaneously eliminated for a photo Tyra didn't like, although I thought was gorgeous. Also, the fact that Tyra couldn't say her name, and had to be corrected about once every episode made her the favourite for this cycle.

Cycle 11- Marjorie Conrad

Marjorie is the quirky and shy one of Cycle 11, who seems to rock at the photo shoots! She has an interesting personality, and is always smiley... She bears a resemblance to Franka Potente, and was robbed of a place in the final due to a bad photoshoot (where she didn't have any props, whilst McKey had like loads). Talk about unfair! Anyway, her stunning photos and her funny self got her this spot.

Check out her cycle portfolio here

Cycle 12- Allison Harvard

She is known as the "big eyed" girl, quirky, quiet and shy... but she has wowed us with the stunning photos week after week. She progressed significantly and got to the final 2, losing out to Teyona.

She is so funny throughout the cycle, saying random things that just make you laugh... most notably her confession to loving nosebleeds, and who could miss her finale of writhing around in (mud?) and her funky walk with the scarf (shaking it like maracas as she passes Ms. Jay).

Check out her cycle portfolio here

Cycle 13- Nicole Fox

Nicole, again is the quirky, shy, quiet one, who takes stunning pictures. She is perhaps a bit awkward but she isn't afraid to embarass herself. Every picture she took in the cycle was STUNNING, and thus, she won! She still has to work on her walk and her personality, but she is definitely high fashion, and has a long career ahead of her as a petite model!

Check out her Cycle Portfolio here

Cycle 14- Jessica Serfaty

The typical girl next door, Jessica proved she can take some stunning pictures early on in the cycle, with several first call outs. Unfortunately towards the end, she just didn't give what the judges wanted and was eliminated.

Cycle 15: Jane Randall

I grew to like her as the weeks progressed and she has such a stunning face- she is definitely the most beautiful this cycle but has that edge due to her jaw structure. She was top 4 before being axed, but was told by Tyra she "will make lots of money" and to "sign up to an agency right away". 

Jane proved she can take stunning pictures but also has personality- even if the judges don't realise it. Check out her portfolio here.

CYCLE 16: Jaclyn Poole + Hannah Jones
This cycle had so many likeable girls, but unfortunately, I can only pick one to be my favourite and that has to be Jaclyn- SCREW THAT. Two girls stood out to me from the beginning which were Jaclyn and Hannah. Jaclyn had much more screen time before her elimination so she was more obvious favourite but afterwards, Hannah was able to shine through.  

As a model she had one of the strongest portfolios and was prematurely eliminated. Just look at her best shot- you can't eliminate a girl who can transform into THAT.

Hannah has been so bubbly and cheery throughout the whole cycle, radiating a spark of energy and excitement even when she's just standing there that you can't help but like her! She took phenomenal high fashion photos and got to the top three! 


CYCLE 17: Allison Harvard
The ALL STARS cycle has been announced and out of the selection there is clearly only one girl that can be my favourite and that is Allison, who I rooted for in Cycle 12 and was a finalist. How will she do this time?


Allison rocked it this cycle yet again taking stunning picture after stunning picture. Many times she was called later than she should have but nonetheless got the BEST call out average out of all the girls overall. Being in the bottom two only once throughout the cycle (the one before the finale), this is one of the best performances in ANTM history.

Her runway was great and so was her commercial but guess what? She was robbed once again- I am utterly distraught at the travesty that Tyra and the judges have made. Urgh.

Here is my favourite photo of Allison from the cycle- it wasn't even from an official photoshoot (from the fashion editorial) and she looks mesmerising!

Cycle 18 (BRITISH INVASION): Ashley Brown
Ashley was so sweet yet hilarious on this flop of a cycle of ANTM... she just looked like she had fun on the show and didn't think much of it, accepting her early departure graciously and with humour. Despite not having the best portfolio, she definitely has the personality to match :) 

Cycle 19 (COLLEGE EDITION): Brittany Brown
Whilst she didn't stand out at the beginning of this cycle, she grew more and more likeable and was drastically cut the same episode they brought back an eliminated girl. She was sweet but also had an edge (which still needed to be harnessed) but still pulled out some great shots.

Cycle 20 (BOYS VS GIRLS): Jourdan Miller
Whilst she seemed like the typical blonde to begin with, my eye was on her since the paint photo shoot; she produced one of the best shots in ANTM history, and went on to win the whole cycle. Of course, I liked Nina and Chris H, but Jourdan's photos were just a notch above everyone else's! Congrats Jourdan!

Cycle 21 (BOYS VS GIRLS II): Matthew Smith
Despite only having an average portfolio, Matthew was definitely my favourite from the beginning. He has one of the most beautiful faces that has graced Top Model since guys were introduced and a sincere personality to match. Definitely eliminated before his time, here is my favourite shot of him from the cycle.

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