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Covet Fashion App Introduces its Most Diverse Change to Date.

Fashion dress up app Covet Fashion is embracing and celebrating the diversity of the female form by introducing a stack of new virtual models of varying shapes, sizes and ethnicity for users to dress and enter into voting competitions held within the app.

Prior to this update, Covet only featured one standard sized virtual model who was tall and slender with users determining the rest of the models features from skin color, hair style and color, makeup, clothing, shoes, accessories and jewelry.

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the original thin, waif like virtual models

Listening to covet users commenting on the lack of diversity within the game and the general fashion trend towards fuller figured models (and the new curvy Barbie) the team behind the app created 50 brand new and differently proportionate models which went live today on the most recent app update.

 The change was a long and arduous task which involved taking the apps entire existing wardrobe (50,000 + garments have been included over the last three years) and morphing them to fit the new bodies.

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Tall and large, short and wide, tall and slender, the new covet fashion virtual models

The update – which is player selective to the three million plus users – removes the standard model from the selected challenge and randomly selects one of the updated models that has its body size and skin color locked allowing everyone competing in the challenge to use the same model.  Speaking to venturebeat.com, senior vice president and general manager of Covet Fashion, Blair Ethington stated “We wanted to take away any judgement people have about which body is better and which race is better.  All the focus is on the styling choices.”

As a long time player, it’s a great change for the app that brings a new freshness to a game that was beginning to feel a little stale.  Additions of new, unlock-able hair and makeup for higher levels, re-freshening up of older styles and the introduction of Covet Houses were just the beginning of major changes for the app.

Covet Fashion App is free to play, with in-app purchases on iOS and Apple.

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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.

Sir, yes sir!
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!

The Face Australia Episode 4 Recap

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Melise opts for the ‘Oopsie Matrix’ pose. Source: Provided

Episode Four….man I yelled at the TV during this one!  This show, or Naomi mainly, is evoking some rather deeply hidden paternal feelings for Nicole Trunfio.  I just want to scoop her up, brush her hair and feed her grapes while telling her “it will all be ok”.

As per the norm, we start off by checking in with each of the teams and see how they are coping with high demands and stress of being on The Face Australia.  Brittaney is determined to rise from the ashes of last weeks dismal effort and while I applaud her new fervour, her team mates however are calling this new vim her way of being a bitch with too much ‘tude.  They still can’t understand why her interaction with them has been on the down-low..you know..ever since they all nominated her to go up for elimination…in front of Naomi Campbell.

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Things are brighter over at Team Cheyenne.  They’re still riding high after last weeks win and have noticed a rift between the girls in Team Naomi.  Same applies for Melise and Anoushka, the only surviving members of Team Nicole, who are hoping the girls continue to fall apart.

Test Shoot Challenge: Modelling and movement while wearing     G-Star clothing and jumping on a trampoline.  Puh-lease.  I could do all kinds of things on a trampoline while wearing two towels as a cape and battling the evil lord, then known as my dog Timmy.

Nicole Trunfio takes centre to show the girls how it’s done by basically showing up anything any of these girls could ever hope to achieve on the trampoline.  So poised and in control, you could have thrown her a wheel of brie and a packet of crackers and she’d be able to serve up a perfectly set plate while bouncing up and down.

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Nicole with Cheese and crackers = flawless
Nicole with Cheese and crackers = flawless

Now it was time for the girls to ‘launch their own perfect pose’ in just 90 seconds with the winner to earn themselves a $1000 G-Star gift voucher.

Who did well?  Anoushka,  Ruth and Brittaney all came out trumps with some impressive photos.  Brittaney finally FINALLY came through and showed them all just how amazing she can be,

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Who looked like a wet cat on a bouncy ball?  Melise, YaYa and shock horror – Sarah!  Yeah, Sarah…Sarah….she was left, she was right, she was up then down, she made Georges very nervous and me more confident in my own tampolining skills.

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Team meeting time for Team Naomi to sort out the issues of Brittaney’s isolation from the team.  Chantal calls out Brittaney’s new found confidence as being strong with attitude unlike Ruth who is strong with no attitude while I call out Chantal for having strength with a massive hit of bitch.  Then in a scene reminiscent of Voltron, the girls merge together forming one gigantic monster that then proceeds to pummel Brittaney until she cries.

Once the tears dry up and Chantal stands out as the most unlikeable of the group, the monster is disassembled and there’s hugs all-round….for now.

Campaign Shoot: Mixing sport and fashion for stylerunner.com.  The brief is stylish and edgy with confidence while wearing high end sports wear.

The teams split off to practice poses before their mentors pop out and make them all do something completely different.  Team Naomi are being ‘active with javelins’, Team Nicole are ‘jumping with a relay baton’ while Olivia from Team Cheyenne is wondering just which end do you throw first of the javelin.

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Our mentors arrive and Naomi is gloating about still having all four girls while moaning about how difficult it is still having all four girls to watch over.  As punishment for all still being in Team Naomi, she makes her girls run laps – or as Sarah saw it, run 50 metres, stop and pose.

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Cheyenne arrives looking gorgeous in a pair of athletics track appropriate thigh high boots…

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Cathy Freeman would not approve…

She get’s her girls to loosen up by making them all do star jumps and then clashes with Nikolina who feels uncomfortable with Cheyenne’s posing directions.

Nicole pushes her two remaining girls in a different direction, throwing out any form of exercise or athleticism in favour of a French Vogue type shoot telling Melise and Anoushka that “they’re models and not athletes”…you know…in case they forgot.

Team Naomi go for their shoot and Brittaney is promptly singled out by Naomi….”Shoulder down Brittaney, shoulder down” “Look at the camera Brittaney” “Brittaney i’m getting nothing from you” “Strength in your body Brittaney” “Bend back Brittany, bend back” “Here’s a blade Brittaney, use it on your wrists Brittaney”…

Team Cheyenne go with movement – head lifts, leg lifts and and jumps while Olivia’s Zoo Magazine Centrefold face becomes an issue for Cheyenne.

Team Nicole are looking hot and chilled while Anoushka’s abs come out to point and laugh at me sitting here eating half a block of cookies and cream chocolate.

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Holy Anoushka abs!

So who won?  After learning the fate of Max Factors Liz Kelsh who chose Team Cheyenne last week, Stylerunner.com opts for Team Naomi for the win.  Even though the clients fawn and praise all over Team Nicole’s photo, they know better than to choose against Naomi Campbell.

Team Naomi AGAIN?!
Team Naomi AGAIN?!

The Elimination:  Cheyenne wisely chooses to put Olivia Sex Face into elimination over YaYa.  I would have made the same decision.  There’s a time and place for that face and it’s usually hidden behind a NSFW link.  Nicole has a tougher time, and decides her ‘trump card’ Melise should be the one to face elimination.

In the words of Naomi Campbell “Melise is a beautiful girl and one hell of a model, she just needs to be mentored in the correct way” So Olivia is going home right?

RIGHT?

RIGHT?!

Unfortunately, Melise comes from Team Nicole – Naomi’s arch enemy, and this is where Naomi Campbell puts into place her plans for domination and SENDS MELISE HOME OVER OLIVIA.

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Cue my hot angry tears and me screaming at Naomi through the television.

I feel your pain Nicole
I feel your pain Nicole

Next Week:  Models walk in stunning floor length gowns DOWN 50 STAIRS in front of people and a showdown between Naomi and Nicole that’s been building for several weeks!

If looks could kill...or at least scar a face...
If looks could kill…or at least scar a face…

Naomi Campbell Gives Us Face

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Supermodel Naomi Campbell Isn’t Playing Nice on The Face Australia

What happens when you mix Australia’s Next Top Model and The Voice?  You get The Face Australia, the newest reality competition hitting our screens Tuesday night.

Three judges/mentors, comprising of Naomi Campbell, Cheyenne Tozzi and Nicole Trunfio battle it out to fill their team of four wannabe models and mentor them through challenges and photo shoots with the hopes one of their girls will take out the top prize – becoming ‘The Face’ of Fresh Effects by Olay, walking away with a real contract as the brands ambassador.

Those coming into The Face Australia with the presumption of seeing a softer and calmer Naomi Campbell will be disappointed. The Supermodel with a penchant for throwing mobile phones is all bitch stares, killer heels and offering up a ‘win at all costs’ attitude. It’s no wonder the two models who worked with Naomi in the American version (Coco Rocha and Karolina Kurkova)  left before season two began.

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Right from the outset, we’re presented with confident models and even more confident model mentors and it doesn’t take long before fireworks erupt between mentors Naomi Campbell and Nicole Trunfio resulting in the first of many (I’m sure) meltdowns – Campbell slams her folders down, calls Trunfio a f*!khead and then proceeds to storm off set.

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Naomi Tantrum #1 – Source Provided

This, however is not the best part.  The storm-off is quickly followed by Naomi unable to find her way off set…

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Naomi Can’t Find the Exit – Source Provided

There is a lot of tension between Campbell and Trunfio who clash regularly during the castings and the team selections (one could almost call the way Campbell is towards Trunfio a form of bullying) while Cheyenne Tozzi quietly sits beside, observing the impending car crash and looks gorgeous doing so.

The model cull (the original 24 models are cut down to a final 12) results in some rather painfully awkward silences, damaged egos and some clear front runners to take out the top prize.

Due to previous bad luck in choosing favourites for these types of shows (Never had my Number 1 win), I’m not going to be vocal about my top choice, but below are the four girls who would have made my team.

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So how will The Face Australia work?  The models will compete in two challenges each week – The first being a test shoot workshop where they learn from their mentors and the second is a real-life shoot for a client including magazines and clothing brands.  Says mentor Cheyenne Tozzi “We’re there to train them personally. These jobs are real.”

Each week the mentor of the winning team will choose which girl in the bottom two gets eliminated, causing a world of pain and friction for the other mentors involved!

Yes, this is another reality show featuring models wanting to model, but in the end, this is The Naomi Campbell show, and she makes for great reality TV viewing!

The Face Australia starts Tuesday night, March 18th @ 8:30pm on FOX8.

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Model Hopeful Noelani is Giving Face – Source Provided