Category Archives: Reality Television

Big Brother Australia Brings Excessive Humiliation to First Evictee

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Housemates Travis and Katie talk it out. Source: Provided

Wasn’t last night’s Big Brother Australia’s eviction of Gemma one of the most awkward and rage ensuring events to be ever be seen on a reality program?  The first housemate eviction for 2014 drew anger from viewers on social media after her ousting with the way it was handled compared to schoolyard bullying as Gemma found herself in a situation that is nothing short of humiliating.

After the announcement of the public vote which saw Jake and Gemma receiving the least amount of votes to stay, we were forced to endure watching the housemates, one by one and face to face, choose between the two, of whom they’d like to stay over the other.  The resulting effort was utterly painful for viewers and more so for Gemma with only Priya opting to stand behind Gemma – for which we can only assume was a strategy play on her behalf.

"The eviction process was horrible.": Gemma Kinghorn is booted out of Big Brother. Photo: Channel Nine
“The eviction process was horrible.”: Gemma Kinghorn is booted out of Big Brother. Photo: Channel Nine

While Gemma was clearly always going to be the first to be ousted (her strategy of trying to be polarizing like last years winner Tim played heavily against her), viewers stood behind the towering redhead with support after the way she was ousted.

What are your thoughts?  Do you agree with the way Gemma was evicted in Tuesday night’s eviction?

Emmy Awards 2014

Host Seth Meyers
Host Seth Meyers

Well I don’t know about you, but by the time the final awards were announced, my Emmy’s 2014 score card was looking pretty dire.  Of the main categories this year, Breaking Bad and Modern Family went home winners claiming 9 trophies between the two shows. Breaking Bad deservedly with it’s incredible final season while a few were surprised with Modern Family’s continued award show strength even after 5 seasons…

While Breaking Bad, Modern Family, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Jim Parsons have become expected winners, there were a few surprise names called out with BBC series Sherlock and it’s stars Martin Freeman and Benedict Cumberbatch taking out the top awards for mini-series and 5 time previous winner Alison Janney winning best supporting actress for the very horrible comedy Mom 

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Check out the list of winners below along with my disastrous score card!

Comedy | Supporting Actor |  My Pick: Tony Hale (VEEP)  /  Winner: Ty Burrel (Modern Family)

Comedy | Supporting Actress | My Pick: Kate Mulgrew (Orange is the New Black)  /  Winner: Alison Janney (Mom)

Comedy | Lead Actor | My Pick: Matt Le Blanc (Episodes)  /  Winner: Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory)

Comedy | Lead Actress | My Pick: Julia Louis-Dreyfus (VEEP)  / Winner: Julia Louis-Dreyfus (VEEP)

Comedy Series | My Pick | Orange is the New Black  /  Winner: Modern Family

Drama | Supporting Actor | My Pick: Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad) / Winner: Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad)

Drama | Supporting Actress | My Pick: Lena Headley (Game of Thrones)  /  Winner: Anna Gunn (Breaking Bad)

Drama | Lead Actor | My Pick: Brian Cranston (Breaking Bad) / Winner: Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad)

Drama | Lead Actress | My Pick: Claire Danes (Homeland) / Winner: Julianna Margulies (The Good Wife)

Drama Series | My Pick: Breaking Bad / Winner: Breaking Bad

As you can see, I hang my head low claiming only four correct picks!  Will be interesting to see how the drama category stacks up with this being Breaking Bad’s final year.

For a full list of winners, click here

 

A Storm is Coming: Big Brother Australia 2014

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Big Brother is back on 9 for 2014

 

Thursday saw channel 9 drop the new promo for Big Brother Australia 2014 and it’s got a lot of people talking about what to expect for the new season with a theme of Noah’s Ark and a massive storm used for this years advertising push.

Check out the new promo below:

As you can see, host Sonia Kruger is playing Noah while she directs the housemates (are they couples?) into the ark and just like the biblical story, they arrive, two by two, offering shelter and safety from the impending storm where, Sonia then explains: “A storm is brewing… on the inside,” and to top it off, last years winner Tim Dormer make an appearance right at the end of the clip, dressed in his trademark skeleton onesie.

Fans of the reality series are noting that this year, the series is starting much later than normal and how will it play into the networks lineup with The Block Glasshouse still airing.  It has been revealed that Channel 9 are planning on using the strong numbers for The Block as a lead in to this new series of Big Brother which will see the show pushed back to an 8:30pm timeslot while The Block is still airing (once The Block Glasshouse finishes, Big Brother is expected to move back to a 6:30pm/7:30pm timeslot)

This season will also see Big Brother have a  fully digital and integrated platform, allowing viewers more engagement and interaction than ever before. “Australia, this year it is power to the people. Your first chance to control what happens in my House starts before night one. You decide more than just who stays and who goes.”  Sonia Kruger says of the new series – “This is without a doubt going to be the most exciting series we’ve ever seen. From night one, Housemates will have to make immediate judgments which will have far reaching consequences into their Big Brother experience.

 “In this day and age, with the prevalence of social media, people are forced to make snap judgments on other people based on tiny bits of information. Our Housemates are going to have to make quick decisions based on first impressions. “I also hear our 2014 Housemates are the most opinionated and most controversial ever, and buttons will be pushed.”

The Daily Mail UK have revealed extensive renovations to the Big Brother compound with a larger pool, a new elevated living area, a tree house and possibly a second secluded pool while BehindBigBrother.com has revealed that the series will be the shortest in Australian Big Brother history – running only for 80 days and nights.

Big Brother Australia 2014 is scheduled to begin with a double night ‘housemate entry’ special on Monday September 8th on channel 9

Hotwives Brings the Hotness to Orlando

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The Hotwives from L-R: Kristen Schaal, Danielle Schneider, Casey Wilson, Tymberlee Hill and Angela Kinsey Source: Provided

What happens when you take the beast that is the Real Housewives franchise and tweak the characters, settings and story lines ever so slightly to push the final result from really ridiculous to hilariously ridiculous?

Why you get the Hotwives of Orlando of course!

If you’re like me then you have never watched a single episode of any of the Real Housewives series.  You know about these shows and know they exist, you may know of some of the people involved (NeNe Leakes is my limit here), what they do and know that in general, these Real Housewives shows are just a bag of flashy mess, so thankfully, Dannah Phirman and Danielle Schneider came along and created this incredibly funny, racy and wink wink parody for Hulu that means i’ll never have to watch a Real Housewives episode ever!

Taking notes (or basically whole pages) from the Real Housewives franchise, the Hotwives of Orlando follows the lives of a handful of fictional (and hopefully one day iconic) women whom, just like the Housewives series, “don’t want no drama”.  There’s trophy wife Tawny St. John (Casey Wilson) who is a loving (ahem) wife to her (somewhat) dying husband Phil while spending adult time with her personal trainer (oh hi Joey McIntyre!) and arranging ludicrous charity events such as Classy Canines which aims to see every dog in a pair of heels (only a pair?).  

Big time spender Shauna Maducci (Danielle Schneider) is unable to see her family’s forthcoming bankruptcy over the mounds of designer dresses lying about.  Her anger issues reach everyone from her husband Anthony to her on again-off again best friend Tawny.

There’s also finger in every pie Phenomenon “Phe Phe” Reed (Tymberlee Hill) who is constantly busy with being a lawyer, foot model and aspiring taxidermist (among a myriad of other pursuits) yet she is super supportive of her husband’s chosen career as a sports mascot and a show like this would not be complete without the British cougar in the form of (and winner of the best name ever) Veronica Von Vandervon (Andrea Savage) who relies on her sexually overt and vulgar sense of humor to nab herself younger men.

Rounding out the cast is Christian girl Crystal Simmons (Angela Kinsey) a local Orlando weather girl who while claims to be a devout Christian but has never read the bible because “it’s written in Jewish” and my personal favorite in Amanda Simmons (played by the wonderful Kristen Schaal) a former child star living off the fame that came with being the Florida prune juice girl who also happens to have a rather torrid affair with drugs and alcohol.

The brilliance surrounding Hotwives is that, with just the slightest tweaks from the source material, the absurdity that resides within the Housewives series becomes less jaw dropping “Is she for real?” to “This is fucking funny” for Hotwives and while some are calling the jokes lazy, I call it genius and that even though the jokes are more likely to be relevant to those familiar with the Housewives series, they are not lost on someone like me who refuses to watch the original.  

Schaal, Wilson, Schneider and the rest of the cast must be relishing being able to play these boisterous and brassy women that we’re allow us to laugh at without also feeling sad for.

The first three eps of The Hotwives of Orlando is now available on Hulu with more to come including including the necessary reunion special!

 

Anja Nissen Wins The Voice Australia

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Team Will’s Anja Nissen Wins The Voice Australia Series 3. Source: Provided

Yes, I was team Jackson Thomas all the way and right up until the end, was getting excited that he could actually take out the prize, but there beside him was the big voiced blonde Anja Nissen who in the end, took out The Voice Australia Season 3.

With rocker Frank Lakoudis and duo ZK bumped out (I blame ZK’s terrible ‘Don’t stop believing’ GLEE moment from last week) many were tipping Team Kylie’s sweet sounding Johnnie Rollins to win with SportsBet placing the 29-year-old at 1.5 odds to win but it wasn’t to be with Johnnie the next to be ousted leaving Jackson and Anja as the final two.

Anja who is the first pop artist to win, looks set to possibly break The Voice winners curse that has seen series one winner Karise Eden go into hiding while promising new music for the last two years and last years winner Harrison Craig, while doing well, pretty much aimed at the nan and pop demographic.  

Along with the win, Anja’s coach Will.I.Am announced his intentions to sign the 18 year old to his label (no more than 15 minutes after the announcement, it’s sitting on wiki)

The Voice Australia returns in 2015 for series four.

 

 

 

 

House Rules 2014 Finds its Winners

House Rules 2014 Winner Lisa and Adam from VIC
House Rules 2014 Winner Lisa and Adam from VIC

After weeks of blood, sweat and tears, shopping for cushions, wallpaper and carpet and countless nights of painting, House Rules finally has it’s winner for 2014.

While it’s no surprise that Victoria’s Adam and Lisa took out the top prize (Carole and Russ’s run-in with Candy and Ryan over the Barnardos Beach House all but sealed their loss) it seems there were more than a few fans a bit miffed (myself included) about the lack of advertising and push for public voting for the winner of House Rules 2014.

Many viewers were surprised to hear host Joh Griggs announce that voting had closed and the votes were being tallied…

So while the finale was live (the reveal of the secret rooms and winner) the voting was apparently open during the week leading up via Yahoo!7 or via text message.

The final score was made up of 50% judges scores and 50% public vote.

House Rules this season earned a nice boost in ratings with dynamic casting which brought some memorable characters (Bomber and Mel anyone?) and some nasty actions (Brooke and Carole) but this season was not without it’s downfalls, namely the backlash from fans after Maddi and Lloyds exit from the show.

Most were wanting to know why interior decorators and show judges Joe Snell and Wendy Moore were judging and critiquing work done on the landscaping and exteriors – judging that ultimately saw favorites Maddi and Lloyd leave the show and why someone more appropriate to the area wasn’t brought in to judge.

With Candy and Ryan’s exit from the show just before the finale, it all but sealed Adam and Lisa’s victory for the win.

House Rules will be back in 2015!

The Face Australia: Episode 7 Recap

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Is it a bird?  Is it a plane?  No, it’s a model flying through the air for a campaign shoot for the new Lexus CT 200h!

Starting off, Team Naomi are reveling in the fact that their weak link Brittaney is no more, making them once again the strongest of the two remaining teams.  They ‘feel bad’ that Britt is gone but don’t really mean it.  Bitches.

Team Cheyenne are..wait….who’s that chick?

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Yaya is that you?

I don’t remember seeing her before.  There’s Nikolina and NSFW Olivia and Yaya….where’s Yaya and her glorious head of blonde weave?

What?  That’s Yaya?

Her weave is now gone allowing us to “see her brain structure more” and leaving us with a completely different looking model. While NSFW Olivia and Nikolina both love the look they now see Yaya as a massive threat to them making the final.

So Georges – who’s still looking delish in all his salt and pepper wonderment,  talks to the girls and informs them they are the last six girls remaining – who knew? – before asking them who they think is their biggest threat in the competition.  There’s no head-scratching here, Sarah and Yaya are picked by most before NSFW Olivia chooses Nikolina.

Nikolina?

Yep.  I’d have chosen Nikolina too if the question were “who’s least likely to win”.

So this final test shoot challenge is all about acting, well portraying various emotions in-front of a camera and clearly Ruth already has ‘OMG’ and ‘NO WAY’ down…

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 As per the norm, Nicole Trunfio shows them all how it’s done..

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So after Nicole and Georges make magic together, it’s time for the girls to make emotions as called out by Nicole who also informs them all, she’ll also be reporting back to Cheyenne and Naomi about how they all perform.  They mess up, they act up, they behave like bitchy school girls….their mentors will be told!

Naturally, this sits well with ‘Unpleasant Chantal’..

Crap balls....
Crap balls….

So who does well?

Ruth should have had it won with her ‘cool’ emotion.  Her resulting photo screamed 90’s Calvin Klein.  Unfortunately though ‘OMG’ and ‘No way!’ were not emotions called out for Ruth.

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And during Ruth’s shoot, Georges lets all all know how to look sexy while taking photos “Say A, E, I, O, U under your breath” you know i’m going to try that next time!

NSFW Olivia was asked to be…well….NSFW, so of course, she rocked it.

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wait…was this her cool or sexy emotion?

Yaya was going through so many emotions I’m convinced there was a form of schizophrenia beginning to emerge.  She looked amazing doing it, and we get a first glimpse as to her potential now she’s weave-less..

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Who did not so good?  Ugh..Chantal.  Had Nicole yelled out “Unpleasant” as an emotion, then Chantal would have had this down to a tee.  I think Georges nailed it when he said “This is really bad Chantal, get angry!”  It’s ok Georges, i’m doing all the angry for both me and Chantal.

Nikolina.  Oh bless her cotton socks.  When asked to be ecstatic, all she could muster up was something akin to “i’m on a heavy flow, but because of my libra fleurs, I can ride a horse!”

And of course, the golden child, Sarah.  She underplayed almost every emotion.  Surprised became scared, confused became confusing which made Sarah confused about acting confused.

Now i’m confused.

So shock horror, NSFW Olivia wins the test shoot!

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Final campaign shoot time!  Now, I don’t blame any of the girls for being thrown for a curve ball here.  The way it’s explained, this campaign shoot will see the girls being suspended from a harness above the new Lexus CT 200h, where they will have 20 minutes to pose and get photographs.

In realty, the girls were going to be unexpectedly flung across the room at warp speed and ‘hope’ to finish out with a decent image of them posing mid-fling above the car.

This ain’t an easy one.

Before the shoot takes place, it’s time for Naomi and Cheyenne to check in with their teams and talk about Nicole’s notes she had taken earlier during the test shoot.  Now Brittaney’s no longer around, Naomi needs a new whipping horse and who better to take the role than Chantal.

She deserves it though.  She flatly throws out Nicole’s critiques and as being wrong but Naomi isn’t having any part of it “you’re not giving a full 100%.  You need to fix this or else you’re not going any further.”  It’s not the harshest we’ve seen Naomi, but it’s about time she decides to stop sweeping her stinking attitude under the carpet and deflecting to someone else.

Shoot time!  It’s fun to watch the girls experience the flinging bungee for the very first time.  Unsure of what exactly is going to happen, they quickly discover they have little to no control over what is happening to them.

Ruth has incredible trouble trying to remain feminine and glamorous while surging 300 miles an hour through the air.

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by the end…no one even really knows if she even managed to snag one usable shot.

Sarah looked amazing and had on this glorious black gown with thigh high split, she was zooming through the air giving ‘great posture’ but couldn’t match it with her dead face.

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Chantal decided the easiest approach to modelling while being thrown across the room was to point and go with a peter pan type pose.  Naomi is having none of it though…oh, I forgot to mention, Naomi has a whip.

Yes, a whip.

She’s gone from mourning mamma last week to dominatrix mamma this week.  Nicole at least seems to be impressed with Naomi’s newest accessory this week.

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Both Chantal and Sarah did manage to come out with a couple of shots to work with while we’re still unsure about Ruth.

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That’s not how you give the finger…

Time for Team Cheyenne to step in and take flight.  Yaya, with her newly visible brain structure (or haircut as its commonly known) is looking all space mod for her shoot.  Like previous attempts by Yaya to be graceful in the air (remember the trampoline test shoot?) Yaya is once again all legs askew and not doing too well.

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Sir, yes sir!

By the end, she’s decided to go with a weird ‘forehead salute’ type of pose that sort of works well with her outfit.

NSFW Olivia.  Damn girl looks amazing.  I think she’s beginning to warm on me.  While she looks stunning, her dress is so full and voluminous it’s hiding her legs while she’s zooming through the air making her look like a legless floating beautiful ghost.

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Nikolina.  I’m still blessing her cotton socks.  She’s trying to be confident, trying to be the little train that could, but we’re not buying it and if anyone was going to injure themselves during the shoot, of course it’s going to be the girl who’s showing the most fear.

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I’m outta here!

Thankfully though the injury wasn’t that bad, but on the flip side, a scraped knee can hurt like a sonofabitch and after a few quick words of support from Cheyenne (you just know if this was Ruth, Naomi would be saying ‘nut up champ’) Nikolina gets back up and flies away.

Now it’s time to score each individual photo giving a total team score with the team with the lowest score hitting the elimination room.  Judging by the photos, Team Cheyenne should have this easily right?

No?

Ruth received an 8 for this…

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Either Yalande Waldock (the Lexus brand ambassador) is totally blind or I know crap all about campaign shoots. The score of 8 for Ruth’s photo was shocking in itself and see’s team Naomi win AGAIN and even Naomi is shocked with her win.

Considering NSFW Olivia won the campaign shoot for her individual photo, Yaya and Nikolina are headed to face Miss Whiplash in elimination.  The standard of previous eliminations has seen both girls fight it out verbally in front of either Naomi or Cheyenne before a decision is made, but this elimination….I didn’t think it was that boring, but according to Naomi, she’d much prefer to pick up a book and guzzle a glass of wine.

You think Yaya is impressed with that?  Nostrils flaring, steam beginning to explode out of her ears….if it was appropriate for the models to strike a judge, you just know Yaya would have laid the smackdown on Naomi – and she did, well sort of…

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yaya ain’t happy…

She fought back against Naomi, even telling her that she’s talking a load of bull (well in nicer words) and eventually, Yaya’s bite back wins her victory.

Nikolina cries.  Naomi pretends to be upset.

So we now have our final five girls and what’s this?  Next week is the finale?  So soon?  Well next week sees an awkward presentation from Ruth, Naomi acting like a spoiled child who’s not being given enough attention, a photo shoot, a catwalk for a very well known designer and finally, a winner crowned!

My team?  Well Sarah’s my last standing member, but after seeing how NSFW Olivia performed today, i’m claiming her as an unofficial team Anthobuzz member!

SA Mums Bree and Jesaaaay win MKR 2014

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Bree May and Jessica Liebich celebrate with their families winning My Kitchen Rules. Picture Channel 7 Source: Channel 7

After scoring a set of straight 9’s from the judges, South Australian mum’s Bree and Jessica beat out Chloe and Kelly to take out the title of My Kitchen Rules champions for 2014 and earning themselves a cool $250,000.

I must say, I was a little taken aback by the mum’s win though. Sitting there watching the two hour cooking marathon, both myself and my boyfriend were convinced, the least liked of the two teams – Chloe and Kelly, were sure to win.

And this was based purely on the judges comments while eating the courses – though I can only assume, the bones found in the trout and the thick cut rose glass on the desert was what let the girls down.

Just like last season, both Bree and Jess and Kelly and Chloe had no idea who had in fact won even though the finale was filmed over a year ago.  Two endings were filmed with each team winning and it wasn’t until last night’s airing that Bree and Jess discovered they had beaten the well traveled foodies.

After the hooplah that has been talk of rigged scoring, judge favoritism, bullying and teams being sent to cooking classes (perhaps they should send them to a cooking class where they actually learn to cook – Harry, i’m talking about you) My Kitchen Rules finishes for another year on a high and a massive ratings win.

My Kitchen Rules is set to return for another season – with or without Pete Evans – in 2015 on Channel 7.

MKR Finale Chloe and Kelly Vs Bree and Jess

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Was I the only one who thought, after all the promotion, we’d be seeing a Chloe and Kelly vs Helena and Vikki finale?

So, Chloe and Kelly plus Bree and Jessica in the finale of My Kitchen Rules 2014….Who’d have thunk it?  Some are calling the Perth girls win into the finale over Paul and Blair a farce and only done for ratings – there’s even a handful of ‘Boycott MKR 2014 finale‘ Facebook pages up and running and ousted contestants are less than impressed with how the two have acted throughout the season.

Don’t forget, they barely made it through the very first round of instant restaurants.

Barely.

Remember the uproar when they went through and we all called foul on Manu’s scoring?

Call it what you will…there’s been more than enough ‘choice’ scores put up by judges throughout this season that has dramatically affected and thus created this final pairing we have in front of us tonight.

Needless to say, while the two were far from being anyone’s favorite team, the ‘well traveled foodies’ have, over the extended course of this season, worn me down with their cooking ability to a point, where I actually prefer these two over the inane Helena and Vikki – but that’s an entirely different post on it’s own.

Bree and Jess on the other hand looked set to have a breezy path into the finales until..you know…Jess’s complete breakdown during the MKR truck rounds and from then on, the mum’s have been on a rocky path that has been less in-your-face and less confrontational than Chloe and Kelly yet has seen them just scrape into the finale.

So while the final two teams in the finale are a surprise (I foresaw a Paul and Blair vs Cathy and Anna finale) both teams have had their fair share of wins and near misses to ensure that it’s going to be hard to pick an easy win.

Who’s your tip to win?  Do you think Chloe and Kelly’s win was rigged for ratings?

My Kitchen Rules finale airs tonight, Channel 7 at 7:30pm

The Face Australia Episode 6 Recap

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I knew it.  I gosh well darn knew it.  I knew if I let on that Brittaney was my favorite to win then, with my previous luck, she’d be going home sooner than later and dammit…I need to keep my mouth shut!

So getting back to the start, It’s Team Naomi versus Team Cheyenne and the girls are still reeling after Anoushka’s departure, the demolition of Team Nicole and the confrontation between Naomi and Nicole at the end of last weeks episode.

Chantal proves once again why she’s the least likable of Team Naomi…

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Shut up Chantal

While talking about world domination, Brittaney then chimes in with the thought of “Imagine if we all ended up as top 4 – Team Naomi – top 4!” to which Sarah replies “I’ve always said Top 4” – but without you Brittaney.  They continue to gloat over their numerous wins while over at Team Cheyenne, the music is a bit more sombre and sad.

Nikolina is convinced that someone from Team Naomi needs to go next and that they, as a team, need to unite to beat them, though NSFW Olivia feels she is the one to take Team Cheyenne to ‘the next level’

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Sure NSFW Olivia

It’s Test Shoot Time!  Ruth has no idea what they could be in for next because apparently, they have done everything there ever was to do in the entire world already in these test shoots…well except for bring world peace…..and a lingerie shoot with a half naked male model.

So the girls will be modeling lingerie by burlesque superstar Dita Von Teese and it’s hard to tell if Ruth is excited about the challenge or surprised that there really is something that they haven’t done yet in these test shoots…

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catching flies…..

Olivia is just plain relieved she can finally just be herself…

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Normal and NSFW

Sadly, Dita isn’t on hand to help publicize her brand as she’s still smarting after her confrontation with the legendary Rhonda Burchmore at last years Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival but thankfully, now that Nicole Trunfio has no team left to focus on, she’s kindly stepped in to show the girls how to model in lingerie – being sexy witout being trashy…they have to think more Vogue and less Zoo Weekly Magazine.

While Nicole is talking away, it seems YaYa (who’s snuck around the back of the group) is having some issues with the task ahead….and by issues I mean “please Jesus forgive me for modelling in lingerie” as it turns out our girl YaYa is rather conservative and religious.

Now, YaYa is not the first girl with religious beliefs to appear on a modeling competition, but serisouly, these girls all seem shocked that they find themselves in a situation where they would have to pose either in lingerie or naked while participating in such a competition.

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I swear I didn’t know!

Now if YaYa wasn’t having enough issues with the challenge, Georges decides to throw in an extra kicker – they have to do the modelling with a half naked male model!

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‘Sup dude?

The girls start to get a bit flustered when Nicole jumps in and shows them the proper way to model lingerie without looking like a rank slapper…

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So who did good?  Well Sarah was back in fine form after last weeks test shoot disaster.  She was grabbing hair and flaying herself about the male model and it worked.

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And shock horror – YaYa comes out guns (or cans) blazing.  She’s got the do it or die attitude and do it she does!

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Who did not so good?  Nikolina, poor lass looked like a deer caught in headlights.  She somehow managed to suck any form of sexuality from the scene which resulted in the following..

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NSFW Olivia should have nailed this.  As YaYa states “Olivia wakes up and she just looks sexy”.  This test shoot was basically tailor made for Olivia but when it came time to shoot….

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YaYa – praise the lord, wins the test shoot and a whole bunch of lingerie from the Dita Von Teese collection that will never see the light of day.

Back to the industrial loft, and the split in Team Naomi is massive. No matter how many times we’re shown images of Chantal and Sarah playing nice with Brittaney, we all know those girls just ain’t getting along at all.

Brittaney is off with YaYa, confiding in her that Chantal is continuing to be distant and just a big ole ‘bitch and that it had gotten to the point where Britt had no choice but to confide in Naomi all the evil that Chantal had been diddling in.  Smart move? We’ll soon enough find out.

Campaign Shoot Time!

The girls are off to shoot a look book for ‘iconic’ sunglasses brand Le’ Specs.  Usually known for high end and very fashionable sunglasses, this particular collection is ‘By Craig and Karl for Le Specs’ and feature the most ghastly and unwearable sunglasses ever made.

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These are more appealing…

But before I get into the shoot itself, I need to talk about the elephant….or potato sack in the room.  You guessed it, what in the eff is Nicole Trunfio wearing?

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Like seriously…

Is this over sized and shapeless sack punishment for seeing Nicole work her magic in lingerie during the test shoot?  Either way, I am aghast and disappointed in this dress (if it is indeed a dress).

Okay now I have that out of my system, lets talk the campaign shoot.  Male models (or actually well fit dancers) are on hand to be a part of the shoot which will see each teams lookbook feature four photographs.

Cheyenne flounces in to greet her team looking gorgeous as usual. She edging her team into producing photos with motion and movement

Olivia used to be a NSFW ballet dancer!
Olivia used to be a NSFW ballet dancer!

While Team Naomi need to have the most awkward team meeting I’ve ever not been invited to.

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Britt’s “talk” with Naomi earlier has now come to a head where Naomi flat out asks Chantal if she has been a complete cow about Brittaney behind her back.

“No”

“I’ve never said that at all”

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Yeah Chantal, and I just adored that freaking white sack Nicole is wearing at the test shoot.  See I can lie too, I just don’t do it to Naomi Campell’s face.

So Naomi takes Chantal’s word as golden gospel, stamps her foot and claims there’s a new rule for Team Naomi – If you’re gonna be a rotten bitch to each other, do it in the loft and don’t bring it to campaign shoot day.

It all then gets very awkward as Brittaney now has to work with the girls she ‘tattled’ to Naomi about.

So getting back to the campaign shoot….the tension from the earlier meeting is starting to show and even though last week Brittaney shone, Naomi finds it necessary to single her out – once again!

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“I am most worried about Brittaney” “What are you doing Brittaney?” “Are you in the picture or are you not involved in the picture?” “See that bridge Brittaney, jump off it”….etc etc.

Naomi, while still in practice phase, decides she wants Ruth to jump whilst in heels in her photo.  There’s a few practice wobbles before Ruth lands painfully wrong and she’s down and out.  One needs to remind Naomi and the girls that only Sarah Jessica Parker can move like that in heels.

So moving onto the actual shoot…it’s fine.  Team Naomi all do their thing and with five minutes left, it was time for Brittaney’s solo shot. Someone from Team Naomi utters “she looks scared” before they all giggle and Cheyenne even decides to point out that she believes Britt is Naomi’s weakest link.

One minute left…time for the group shot.  So how’s that team dynamic going after Naomi had her little chat with the group?

Can you guess who said this?
Can you guess who said this?

Time for Team Cheyenne and immediately, Cheyenne’s group shot looks incredible when compared to Team Naomi’s.  There’s various perspectives and interactions and movement.  It’s looks quite vibrant, even in those ridiculous glasses.

Winning!
Winning!

The final result shows Team Cheyenne absolutely smashing it with NSFW Olivia producing the weakest shot.

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Team Cheyenne’s look book

Team Naomi offered up four single shots of the girls modeling the glasses.  They liked Sarah’s smile shot, and loved Britt’s image. Chantal produced the weakest shot while they all fawned over Ruth.

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Team Naomi’s look book

TEAM CHEYENNE WINS!  We all knew it was bound to happen, but yes, Team Naomi suffer’s only their second loss in the competition to date.

Naomi now has to put two of her girls up for elimination knowing only one will make it back alive.  She calls it a ‘consequence’ for them loosing before choosing Brittaney and her mortal enemy Chantal  to go up for elimination – but not before they put on their red lipstick and umm….Naomi…umm….crying over her decision.

Crocodile tears from Naomi?
Crocodile tears from Naomi?

She actually seems genuinely upset about having to put Britt and Chantal up, it’s slightly unnerving seeing Naomi in such a state.

Elimination Time.  Chantal continues to prove why shes so damn unlikable by basically saying “We’ve been friends for years but in here….she could be drowning and I wouldn’t save her if it means I win”

Chantal and Britt both put forward their cases as to why they should stay.  Chantal is here to win and not walk away a loser while Brittaney just lays down some (unintentional) smackdown..

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Not impressed with Britt’s use of the word Angelic, Chantal decides to rebut with the following garbage “I feel shes completely wrong.  I think I am versatile, I however do not think Brittaney is versatile, she has editorial looks I do not see commercial in her.  I can do editorial, commercial, I can do it all.  Each time we’ve lost, Brittaney has been the one down here, I have been strong the entire competition so I think it’s fair that I do stay over Brittaney”

You done yet?
You done yet?

So Cheyenne decides to keep the strongest girl in the competition…I kind of applaud her for not stooping to Naomi’s level in the elimination room and just getting rid of anyone remotely connected to Team Nicole, but…you know…Cheyenne…you’re sending my Britt home!

Talk about me being conflicted with my feelings on this.

Ok, I’m not conflicted.  I was more….

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This is where the ep ends for me as Britt has to go home.  I’ve chosen not to write about the drivel that was Naomi in her black lace veil ‘mourning’ with the rest of Team Naomi over losing one of her girls.

THE END!

Oh yeah…. here’s Team Anthobuzz’s team card right now…

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CRAP