Saturday, 15 November 2008

Marjorie Conrad's Portfolio

Marjorie was my favourite this cycle of America's Next Top model... She was quirky and shy, but was fierce in all of her photoshoots. She was often described as a "contortionist" with her consistantly "broken up" compositions.

She was mostly stunning in her pictures although was not a great walker, and lacked personality. I thought she was robbed and the cycle was fixed, as the week she was eliminated, she had no props for her photoshoot, whilst the cycle winner (McKey) had so many... She still managed an awesome photo though...

Here is her portfolio for this cycle:











Friday, 14 November 2008

ANTM Cycle 11 Ep 12

OK 4 left..! From last week's trailer, i was sooo worried for Marjorie, then she wins the Challenge!! YES YES YES!!!

Anyway lets cut to the chase. Photoshoot... with windmills and extreme hair and make up... Meh! McKey and Analeigh did well.. blah blah.. Samantha did crap in her shoot, and Marjorie did well... Oh, McKey has a wall, a chain and that windmill frame thing!??! WHAT IS UP WITH THAT?? If marjorie had ANY ONE of those things, she wouldve NAILED her shoot. VERY VERY unfair. marj had NO probs. everyone else did.

At Panel, Samantha looked like crap- Kerry Katona in iceland advert- or worse! Anyway, Analeigh got first call out, and Sam and Marj in bottom two.. Seriously, Sam has had her chance, and Marj did much better overall- better pictures, won challenges, found her hunchback style, SO WHAT IF SHE WAS SLIGHTLY OFF ONE WEEK!?!??!?! etc... Sam insulted the designer on early runway AND looks like crap EVERY week.. and Tyra goes and saves Sam.. Marjorie- YOU DESERVE TO BE IN THE FINAL.. You can now take the place of my 2nd fav ANTM model. :)

Oh, and stupid ANN SHOKET went and said Marjorie was condescending, she WAS SO NOT!! She said she was listening and she does!! SHE HAS THE BEST PHOTOS OVERALL IN THE COMPETITION!

Anyway, Now there are only 3 and 1 more ep to go. ANALEIGH, SAMANTHA, MCKEY.
WHO WILL WIN?

I really really really want Analeigh to win. She has improved SO much and is such a sweet and nice person. Samatha- GO AWAY U SHUDNT EVEN BE THERE- will be eliminated first. And then McKey. She is great at fulfilling what the judges want, but she is soooo unappealing. I would flip the page if i saw her in a fashion mag. But she seems like she wud win as she is prob most high fashion looking. I wont hate if McKey does win but i really hope she doesnt!

Order:
1. Analeigh
2. McKey
3. Samantha

Friday, 7 November 2008

ANTM Cycle 11 Ep 11

Only 2 more episodes left!! This season seemed to have gone soo quickly.. and now we are down to the final 5.. As seen is the last few cycles, this is the GO-SEE week. And my heart sank for Marjorie who i just knew wouldn't do well.. as it sank for Heather two cycles ago. The twist this time round was that they had to travel by boats... Analeigh did well on her go-sees, Samantha was called Commercial, Elina had tattoos which one didnt like AT ALL... and Marjorie, oh poor Marjorie, had big trouble finding the go-sees and once there, hunched. ><>


In the photoshoot, Tyra shot them all, one as a normal no make up shot, and the other a glamour shot.... Everyone did well, apart from Marjorie, who in her normal shot, just got nervous.. Elina was too posey...


At Panel, Samantha got called first for her picture, then McKey, then Analeigh.. Elina and Marjorie were bottom two.. *bites finger* my two favourites! Well, Elina had been in bottom two twice already and didnt do much better hence, she shud go.. and she DID! OK, now Marjorie.. the judges LOVE YOU but you really need to shake that nervousness out.. If you CAN, you will make the final and you CAN win. Otherwise, its bye bye for you next week.. i had this hope for 30 secs until i saw next weeks preview..


Marjorie. Drunk. Making out. With MALE model. WTH! I don't know whether this will be good or bad.


1st Scenario- Marjorie gets hungover, flops the photoshoot- leaves the competition


2nd Scenario- She gains extreme confidence, hence making out with male model and gets in final.


I surely do hope its the second scenario because i hate samantha and dnt like McKey, although Analeigh and McKey will surely be in the final..


Next week's episode is highly anticipated. Who goes? Who stays?


My New order:




1. McKey
2. Analeigh
3. Samantha
4. Marjorie


Basically, its pretty obvious, if Marjorie doesnt do well or none of them shine out particularly, this is how it'll be.

As much as I WANT marjorie to win, Mckey is going to, its FIXED.




Thursday, 30 October 2008

ANTM Cycle 11 Ep 10

They're in Amsterdam!! The girls are challenged to race around town finding their home.. etc.. that was pretty cool... then they do a challenge where they pose in windows in pairs in the red district. Really cool, MARJORIE did the best but because of Sheena, she didn't win. ><>

Photoshoot was cool.. The expected ones did well.. and others not so well.. Sheena was so hoochy and hence was sent home. elina was also bottom two but we all love Elina dont we? :)



Here is my new order:
1. Marjorie
2. Analeigh
3. McKey
4. Elina
5. Samantha

James Bond Quantum of Solace Premiere

Yep! Me and my friends got to the Quantum of Solace Royal World Premiere yesterday night. It was really good and loads of people were there... Elle Macpherson, bunch of X-Factor people, the actors, actresses, directors etc.. The only one i saw up close was Gemma Arterton, but she was the one i came to see so very happy to have gotten her autograph and a picture. of her :) Saw Craig like miles off, and Judi walked past us. Very tired now... arms, legs aching from standing for hours, and being pushed about.. but happy never the less..
 

Here are some Pics:



















Friday, 24 October 2008

Ugly Betty Season 3 Episode 2 + 3

I watched two episodes of Ugly Betty recently and it is absolutely brill. Every episode so far feels like a season finale- Christina got pushed down the stairs, Alexis is actually Daniel Jnr's dad etc...


Favourite Characters:

1. Willhemina
2. Amanda
3. Marc
4. Betty
5. Justin


Favourite Scenes of Season 3 so far:

1. Betty as Willhemina
2. Amanda singing to Marc
3. Amanda trying to get "arrested"
4. Willhemina being manipulative- ALL
5. Willhemina doll.


Whats to come?
Amanda's credit crunch crisis?
Daniel's custody Battle.. or Alexis'?
Betty's neighbour Jessie?
Christina + Husband + Baby?
Hilda and Coach?
Marc and Cliff?
More Lindsay Lohan, Victoria Beckham and other guests?
Gio and Henry returns? (they have been dropped but they may return as guest star)
Amanda searching for dad?

Its getting better. and better. and better.

ANTM Cycle 11 Ep 9

Ok let's cut to the chase. Their commercials. Some did well, mainly Analeigh... Marjorie's was too rushed and too fidgety.. Elina's was flat, she kept looking down and just wasn't "covergirl"... McKey boring. Joslyn i thought could've done amazing. She is so charismatic but went over the top. Samantha was good, but is just quite annoying now. Sheena did well.

The girls had an argument throughout the episode: Sheena + Samantha Vs. Elina + Marjorie.

Basically, the Americans and the Europeans... Sheena was like "do you like living here?" and as Elina won the challenge to do a holiday shoot in Seventeen Magazine, they were like " you don't believe in holidays" and Marjorie went "she's calling you a hypocrite"... lol Marjorie, bring that to set! Anyway, it was utter stupidity.

At Judging, Analeigh got called first, followed by Sheena and Samantha. Elina and Joslyn were in the bottom two. Tyra said only good things about Joslyn but kept saying how Elina could not let go. I thought if they were going to eliminate Elina, now would be the time, but NO!! Joslyn got eliminated!! :O

The remaining 6 girls are going to Amsterdam!!! Hopefully Elina and Marjorie do better in their native Europe. :)

Here is my new order (based on scores):

1. Marjorie - 6/6 Photo 3/6 Commercial 9/12 Total
2. Analeigh- 2/6 Photo 6/6 Commercial 8/12 Total
3. Elina- 5/6 Photo 2/6 Commercial 7/12 Total
4. Samantha-3/6 Photo 4/6 Commercial 7/12 Total
5. Sheena- 1/6 Photo 5/6 Commercial 6/12 Total
6. McKey-4/6 Photo 1/6 Commercial 5/12 Total

Thursday, 9 October 2008

ANTM Cycle 11 Ep 7

There are 8 girls left, and for their challenge, they have to have a signature pose. Tyra personally helped them by taking 10 frames freestyle then after coaching them, another 10 frames. Marjorie, describing her pose as Hunchback of Notre Dame won the challenge, and got diamonds!! Woo!! GO MARJORIE!!!

For their photoshoot, they were at the Fiercee Awards and they each had a special situation as follows:

Analeigh
Interviewer with an attitude
Elina
Overly emotional
Joslyn
Another starlet in the same gown
Lauren Brie
Trips on stairs
Marjorie
Using the restroom in a gown
McKey
Believes she is going to win, but doesn't
Samantha
Can't read cue cards because of lights
Sheena
Starlet stepped on her gown

Marjorie did amazingly well with her broken doll poses, McKey did well, Joslyn did well, Analeigh did well, called a bitch... Elina, she was meant to be over emotional, and told to actually cry but her picture didnt turn out good..
At elimination, Marjorie was called out first, followed by Analeigh and McKey. In the end, it was Sheena and Lauren Brie at the bottom. Sheena had the personality, Lauren Brie had the look. I thought it was pretty much tied but Lauren Brie was called near the top a few times, and i thought she had a great model look (was my favourite to win in early weeks!! :S.. well so was Katarzyna in the last cycle)... but she got eliminated.. BOO!! But now i guess i know who i want to win for sure!!!

Here is my new order:

1. Marjorie - great pose, more confident!
2. Elina - great look, usually called early
3. Analeigh- rising star
4. McKey- annoying but doing good
5. Joslyn- boring now but good
6. Samantha- annoying voice
7. Sheena- doesnt shine, gonna go soon.
NEXT ON ANTM: They're doing commercials!!! Marjorie seems more confident in recent episodes so i really hope she pulls through! YOU PHOTOGRAPH AMAZINGLY!!! Although i can't see her as America's next top model, she deserves to be top 5 atleast judging by her performance during the competition.. but it could all change next week.

Thursday, 2 October 2008

ANTM Cycle 11 Ep 6

Wow, this episode was short.. Their learning was combined with their challenge, where they had to make any outfit look good by stuffing them etc... as Paulina explained that most catalogue modelling involves hideous outfits... haha... McKey won .. bla bla bla dont like her... and Marjorie had a break down but Paulina likes her and basically went and said how European people are more negative- thanks...

Anyway, they portrayed natural disasters in their photoshoot as follows:

Analeigh
Santa Ana Winds
Clark
Blackout
Elina
Earthquake
Joslyn
Rockslide
Lauren Brie
Snowstorm
Marjorie
Traffic Jam
McKey
Heat Wave
Samantha
Tidal Wave
Sheena
Sandstorm

Samantha did amazing with her tidal wave simulations with her hands and feet.. She actually did really well... Analeigh did good, i thought she had the greatest range and it was very very good... Marjorie did crap. Her shoot was the worst, she had to be taught by Jay and just moved by him... however she got a great photo in the end. PHEW.. I still have faith in you girl!!! Clark did terribly badly and probably got the worst comments from jay..

In the end, it was Joslyn and Clark in the bottom two and obviously Clark went home. Samantha got first callout OBVIOUSLY...

All the girls have amazing potential to be models and i have to say i like most of them apart from mcKey, who doesnt stand out and quite annoying and Samantha gets on my nerves for targetting Marjorie but she is doing great in the competition..
Elina.. what is happening to you- you were my favourite to win from the start- you have such a beautiful face as Tyra put it racially ambiguous or something like that... GO ELINA!!

Well, here is my new order:

1. Lauren Brie
2. Samantha
3. Marjorie
4. Elina
5. Analeigh
6. Sheena
7. Joslyn
8. McKey

NEW DSi!

Nintendo has created the next DS calling it DSi, because it now has 2 cameras, music support, SD card slot... but without the GBA slot...

From BBC:

"Nintendo has confirmed it will start selling a new version of its handheld DS console in Japan this Christmas with a UK launch likely early next year.
The dual-screen Nintendo DSi will come with a camera, digital music player and improved wireless internet.
Thinner than the current model with a bigger screen, it will go on sale in Japan on 1 November 1 for 18,900 yen, or about £102.
Nintendo President Satoru Iwata said the new DS camera will let players edit photos using a basic paint programme and then share those files with friends.
Music feature
"We want our customers to individualise their Nintendo DSi," he said.
The music player will let users change the speed of the sound to slow down and speed up music and speech files stored on an external memory card.
Nintendo is close to overtaking Sony as the largest maker of video game systems in the world after three years of strong growth.
Its Wii console far outsells both Sony's PS3 and Microsoft's XBox 360 in both Japan and the UK, according to research company VG Chartz.
In the handheld market, the DS is the leader with 81 million units shipped worldwide.
But in Japan, Nintendo has started losing out to Sony's rival Playstation Portable (PSP). Games magazine publisher Enterbrain reckons the PSP has now outsold the DS for five months in a row. "
From product reviews:

"We were right about the larger screen, 17 percent larger in fact. The screen is now 3.25 Inches. There is also a 3 megapixel camera. The DSi will also come with a SD memory card slot, as well as some enhancements to the audio.
The new Nintendo DSi is to feature a built-in-browser and a DSi shop. The DSi shop will work on a points system, when you purchase a new DSi, you will receive 1000 points to spend. As yet there are no pricing details on the new handheld games system."


Seems very promising for a new sleeker look- i would be happy walking around this gadget. The camera is certainly a bonus, wider screen, better audio, inegrated browser, media support... Although it doesn't have the GBA slot, who plays GBA games much anymore? Apart from those pokemon fans transferring pokemon from GBA to DS... that is me...

I would certainly get the new DSi if my DS ever broke or if i ever have the luxury to have two... I was actually recently thinking if Nintendo was going to make another Handheld.. guess they don't need to for a while...

But how much do they really cost..? More to come...

Tuesday, 30 September 2008

Ugly Betty Season 3 Episode 1 Recap

Ugly Betty Season 3 Episode 1

Wow... for the first half hour i was extremely disappointed with the plotline.. No Gio OR Henry!? I thought there would be something exciting for once... Well, Henry is gone back with Charlie and Gio off to Italy.. What's more, after her "trip away", Mode has been taken over by Willhemina and painted a luscious black, whilst Daniel is now head of PLAYER magazine... with his SON running around like a immature brat, who is uninteresting and just really annoying! FOr a while I thought i was watching a whole different show, until Christina shows up and her pregnancy storyline returns... Betty faces misfortune throughout the episode, including foodfight with Lindsay Lohan..!

Ofc, in the end, it is uplifting where Betty's run down apartment gets done up by the family, Betty is appreciated at Player Magazine and her next door neighbour is a good looking guy in a band. Wow, she is getting better love interests..! Her style has certainly improved... even if she is wearing Yellow boots...


All in all, the charm and humour is still present in season 3, just not sure of the plotlines... Bring Betty back to Mode, P-LEASE. There needs to be more Amanda aswell.. She certainly steals the show...

Plotlines to continue:
Amanda singing
Amanda's dad search
Christina's baby + Husband Crisis
Betty's lovelife- Gio/Henry/Jesse (neighbour)
Willhemina's evilness
Plotlines to drop:
Hilda's lovelife
PLAYER MAGAZINE
New Plotlines:
Betty returns to Mode
Justin character development
Alexis more clever and not "dumbed down"
Introduction of another villain

Thursday, 25 September 2008

ANTM Cycle 11 Ep 5















WOW, what can i say, they are chopping the girls down quickly! Its week 5 and the girls go to a bowling alley to learn how to walk. I have to say that most the girls are weak at walking, but are great at photoshoots! After returning home, they get Tyra Mail and their challenge is obviously runway. They go to this robust bank and walk... BLINDFOLDED... McKey did really well with that curtain pole up her back! Sheena and Joslyn did well, and Joslyn won the challenge, taking Sheena and Isis to the Seventeen magazine shoot, wearing designs from the 15 yr old russian girl... isnt she the daughter of that russian oil tycoon or something? Samantha did terrible, swinging her arms like King Kong and messing up her skirt, revealing more than we want to see..

Anyway, the downside was that one girl was going to be eliminated after the fashion show, and it was either Samantha or Hannah... well, Hannah, cos she didnt do well in photos OR runway. Last week's photo saved Samantha!

Their photo shoot was cool, where they had to smile with their eyes, and their body submerged in water. Nigel did the shoot... most the girls did well.. Clark, Analeigh, Sheena, Marjorie got good comments from Mr Jay.

At Panel, Clark got called first for being the only one who smiled with her eyes properly and bringing a fierceness.. Marjorie was called a drowning limp horseman by Paulina, but i thought it looked good, so did Tyra thank God! Lauren Brie got called early, but Elina!! Oh.. she was sooo bad. She didnt know what to do in the shoot, she just floated there... She was the third last to be called... WHAT HAPPENED!?!? Im rooting for you girl!!! In the end, it was Isis and Samantha in the bottom two, because the designer for the runway show was also at judging, and he was so insulted by Samantha for her walk...

Anyway, in the end Isis got eliminated... as he/she didnt do well at anything, like Hannah...

Now, its very tense, as all the girls are pretty good, some rising, some falling... Its very unpredictable now...

My new order:
1. Lauren Brie
2. Elina
3. Joslyn
4. Marjorie
5. Analeigh
6. Clark
7. Samantha
8. Sheena
9. McKey





Only 9 Left! Who will win?


I know Marjorie probably isnt going to win, but i really like her, she is almost as likeable as heather.. and her quirkiness at judging... it makes me laugh... aww!! I guess my rank order is now based on who i think will win, opposed to who i like most.... well... more of the former... hence McKey being in the bottom, just dont like her. NOTE: Marjorie looks abit like Naimah from Cycle 4!!

COMING UP...

OMG if u saw the preview, what was up with Marjorie!?!? Why were the girls targetting her?!? I REALLY REALLY HOPE that it doesn't affect her performance... It's almost like Cycle 7 with melrose? and last cycle with lauren, whitney and dominique..? SOO MUCH DRAMA!

Can't wait!

Tuesday, 23 September 2008

Thursday, 18 September 2008

ANTM Cycle 11 Ep 4





















Franka Potente (left), Marjorie Conrad (right)

It's Episode 4, and its Makeover time!! Tyra is in their living room, about to reveal their makeover when Ms Jay comes out as evil witch, gives her an apple, she falls "unconscious". Jay (the hot one), comes out and "kisses" her. *SHOCK*. she wakes up and
"forgets everything"... They'll find out tomorrow she says.

Once again, the girls' makeovers are unknown until AFTERwards, maybe another piece of evidence as to the low budget of this season? Anyway, not alot of the girls got mentioned during makeover process... Mainly, Elina, who got a - top model first- look, red hair and curls. She cried... but she got over it surprisingly quickly! Marjorie got brown hair and a trim, and she looks like Franka Potente!!! Lauren Brie just got brighter hair and a trim. McKey got black hair and a slight trim. Not many of them got drastic looks, apart from Elina. The number of weaves were minimal. Budget? low it seems....

When it got to the challenge, they had to put on covergirl makeup in Walmart, and shoot a 30 sec commercial which would be featured online... Again, only a few of the girls got shown, Marjorie stuttering, Analeigh doing not very well, and Hannah, who was shown the longest clip wins- obviously... Sheena wasn't shown at all.

Then at the photoshoot, they had to wear Swimsuits! First thought: ISIS. What was she/he going to do?? I thought there was going to be more drama etc, but the clip of him/her saying about the issue got replayed again. Like the 10th time this season!?!?

Most of the girls did well, with the few having negative comments (Brittany, hannah, Analeigh), coming lowest 3 at judging. What a given. They should make it more intense. However, i thought Isis would have come nearer the bottom. Saving him/her was purely for publicity. The question was, who came first!?? I wasn't sure, as Marjorie only got positive comments from Tyra, yet Paulina said hers looked like a hotel ad. Elina got good comments, whilst Pauline-yet again- commented on her tatoos. In the end, Elina got called first, followed by Lauren Brie... Marjorie came somewhere in the middle. In the end, Brittany got eliminated! I thought Isis should have gone, it was way past the time for her.

Anyway, here is my new order:

1. Elina
2. Marjorie
3. Lauren Brie
4. Samantha
5. Analeigh
6. Joslyn
7. Sheena
8. McKey
9. Clark
10. Hannah
11. Isis

Oh preview for next episode! One girl will be eliminated straight after the runway show! :O

Friday, 12 September 2008

ANTM Cycle 11 Ep 3

Episode 3 was a good start where the girls had to learn how to pose. Nikeysha did terrible. Sheena did well... and Elina did well.. they hardly showed anyone else. Then they were up for the challenge, posing for Tina Tarantino with handbags... the winner got a handbag full of jewellery!

In the photoshoot, they had to hang from a ladder to a hot air balloon, but the wind was too strong, so they just posed on the rope ladder. Lauren Brie did well, Elina did well... Nikeysha probably got the worse comments. (thought she'd leave throughout!)

At judging, Lauren Brie got called first, followed by Elina, Joslyn and Marjorie.. Sheena, when her photo was being evaluated, Paulina asked if her breasts were real, and she said yes. then afterwards came back to say they weren't real. Mixd opinions from the judges, but Sheena generally cool but abit TOO hooch!!!!

In the end, it was Isis and Nikeysha who was bottom two.. and Nikeysha gets eliminated. I have to say that Marjorie's photo was amazing, with the ribbon in such a nice way, she should've been called first!!! But Lauren Brie did deserve it...

Here is my new order:

1. Elina
2. Marjorie
3. Lauren Brie
4. Joslyn
5. Sheena
6. Brittany
7. Analeigh
8. Isis
9. Samantha
10. McKey
11. Hannah
12. Clark

Monday, 8 September 2008

ANTM Cycle 11 Ep 1 and 2

ANTM Cycle 11 KICKS OFF!

I finally got round to watching ANTM Cycle 11 with its 2 hour premiere. There's something strange about the girls picked- there's a transvestite/transgender..?, then there's a lesbian... 1/3 of the girls look like past competitors, there was a Whitney, a Bre, a Tiffany.... only a few girls stood out...

The shoot was a good idea, a little too advertising... Marjorie did amazing (my fav atm..) and then some of the others did ok.. it's only the first week! Needless to say, the house is gorgeous and they're going to show the person who was called first's picture digitally for a whole week!! Will be seeing Marjorie quite a lot the next ep? :)

Here is my rank order for ep 1 and 2:

1. Marjorie
2. Elina
3. Joslyn
4. Sheena
5. Mckey
6. Lauren
7. Analeigh
8. Isis
9. Samantha
10. Brittany
11. Hannah
12. Clark
13. Nikeysha

All in all, i can for-see lots of drama, probably why they're picked- for the money, right? Tyra did say they needed to be "bankable", and then said she wouldn't get a job modelling in the way she was atm (yes, she does look bigger.. and she said cellulite was her friend? :O)

While I'm writing about ANTM, I have to say that Heather Kuzmich is still the best contestant EVER... She is like the singlemost charming sweet thing on the Earth... she just cracks me up!

Wednesday, 3 September 2008

Heather Kuzmich- Wedding Essentials Magazine Spread

Since the competition, Heather has been featured in numerous magazine spreads talking about her modelling career and her aspergers syndrome.

Here is her first proper fashion shoot for Wedding Essentials. She looks uber high fashion, and it is a stunning spread.





Tuesday, 2 September 2008

Heather Kuzmich's Portfolio

Heather Kuzmich was my favourite throughout cycle 9 of America's next top model. She was so funny in the show, and her awkwardness was to love. She did so well, and was Covergirl of the week almost every week and would've topped Naima's record, if she had gotten one more! Also, she was voted Covergirl of the week even after she was eliminated!

She has aspergers syndrome, and finds it difficult to communicate, but throughout the competition she has been strong and tried her best, and was in the final 4. I thought she should've been saved instead of Jenah, but I am sure she will have a strong career ahead of her.

Here is her ANTM portfolio:








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