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The Face Australia: Episode 8 Recap

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The final 5 from L to R – Sporty Ruth, Weave-less Yaya, Unpleasant Chantal, Golden Child Sarah and NSFW Olivia

And the face of Fresh Effects by Olay is……….

We’ll get to it.  you already know who won, but if I just go out and say it now, well…it makes for a really boring recap.

Starting off, as per norm, we check in with each of the remaining teams.  Team Naomi are in front of the glamour mirrors applying makeup and using hair straighteners while trying to be self depreciating about how they didn’t expect to make it to the final…well except for Chantal who’s internally putting the winners crown on her head.

Team Cheyenne are talking tactics, talking Team Naomi and feeling a little sad that they are almost at the end of the competition.

Georges walks in while I swoon and informs the girls that they are the final five!  They clap and ‘woo hoo’ before we get Yaya exclaiming she can’t believe she’s made the final five.

“I’m so ecstatic, so happy, I feel so blessed” she says with the most straightest of faces..

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We’re then introduced to Olay’s marketing manager Lauren Young who spits out some pre-scripted lines about how they’re all beautiful and amazing and she couldn’t be happier with who’s left to possibly face their new fresh effects campaign.

For some reason, we’re given a clip of Chantal explaining that she would love to win because modeling is her dream and everything she’s ever wanted and to show us all that ‘Chantal can reach the top’ – it doesn’t make me like her any more than I don’t.

So Georges crushes the girls by telling them that not all of them will actually make the final catwalk challenge because two challenges before that will weed out the girls that Olay don’t actually want to front them.

*There’s a one minute presentation at Olay HQ on the Olay Fresh Effects Range to a panel headed by Lauren Young

*There’s a final photo shoot – for Fresh Effects by Olay with the winning image to be used in their campaign.

Then Georges opens the heavens and tells the models this final photo shoot will be with none other than part-time Australia’s Next Top Model fashion photographer (and Jo Blogs favorite) Chest Smith, sorry, Jez Smith.

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We all clap along at this news, but the clapping quickly ends when it’s revealed that two, yes two, girls will be sent packing by the end of the photo shoot.

So it’s time for their one minute presentation to the Olay panel. Thankfully Lauren Young has provided some reading material (or a link to Wikipedia) for the girls to copy and memorize for their presentation.

There’s various clips of the girls saying “Olay has been around for over 60 years…” and “Fresh Effects by Olay has been designed to….” as they advertise, I mean memorize, their lines before they are one by one called in to see how good their memory really is in front of a panel of women offering up some severely plastered on smiles

If you don't mean it, then fake it
If you don’t mean it, then fake it

Ruth is called in first and shows Australia just how much of a serious issue memory loss is within the modeling community these days.

“So, over 60 years ago – sorry.  I’ll start again”  “Over 60 years ago, the world and Australia’s number one skin care range was….created..Olay!  Olay – sorry.  Sorry, i’m really sorry.  sorry sorry sorry, sorry, i’m really nervous.  Sorry.  I’ll start again”.

I think she nailed it.

Ruth eventually manages to get her words out but clearly, the damage is done, especially after “your skin….it’s the first thing you look at when people see you in the morning”

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The rest of the girls come in and blurt out lines they’ve remembered  – Olivia is very personable and friendly, Yaya is full of facts and figures, Chantal loves the fact the skin care range is less than $17 while Sarah kisses major ass by saying she’s been slapping on the stuff for the last few weeks.

Now it’s time for the photoshoot for the Olay campaign.  Jez is finally here to take gorgeous photos of the girls – the brief is fun and flirty, natural without being too modelly….and yes,that is a word OK!

Cheyenne is on hand for her team and is very supportive – “Look at you!  Just be an angel goddess sweetheart, an amazing beautiful creature thing!”  Basically, Yaya and NSFW Olivia both look perfect for the brief.

Naomi too is on hand for her team’s shoot ad she offers up her own style of support “Legs open, not too posey” “This stuff is so difficult, easy stuff can be the most difficult to achieve” “Close the mouth but smile with the eyes – look at me, look at me, this is me now, look at me now, look at me now – see the difference?” – and this was just during Ruth’s shoot.

look at moi, look at moi
look at moi, look at moi

Chantal’s next up and Naomi gives us all some killer tips for when we need to take a natural and casual smiling photo – “Smile with the eyes, not with the mouth, you need to smile with the eyes.  Tongue on the roof of your mouth”

Thank you Naomi!

Sarah…ah the golden child.  The aspect of toning down the model in her is incredibly daunting and she has the most trouble being natural, right down to modeling with her shoulders…

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Photoshoot over and done with, it’s time to cull two girls.  Who will it be?  Who will make the final three?

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What’s this?  Two Team Naomi girls are gone?  NSFW Olivia, Yaya and Golden Child Sarah make the final three and Ruth and Chantal (hell yeah!) are sent packing.  So moved by this sad news, Naomi even shed a human tear over loosing two of her girls – well more for Ruth than Chantal.

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It’s all very sad and slightly touching, but it’s time to move on.  We need to find out face of Fresh Effects by Olay!  To speed things up, there’s some quick phone calls home, there’s smiles and tears and cheers of support…bla bla bla..let’s move onto the runway.

We’re with the girls getting ready for the on-coming runway challenge when Naomi comes in and says she’s pulled some strings to get her dear friend Zac Posen to come in and dress the girls.

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 Everyone is really excited (I would be too actually) and we’re told just who is the ‘Zac Posen woman’ “She has confidence, she has elegance, she’s a creative woman herself and she’s glamorous”

So that explains why Chantal isn’t there anymore.

It’s time for the show, the eliminated models are front row along with Georges and Lauren Young from Olay who are commentating on the girls walk for those unable to see it.

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 The girls…..

The golden child, NSFW and the weaveless dressed in Zac Posen
The golden child, NSFW and the weaveless dressed in Zac Posen

They look flawless. Along with Nicole Trunfio, Naomi and Cheyenne who also take to the catwalk all dressed in Zac Posen.

It’s judgement time!  We’re only minutes away from finally finding our winner – Yaya, Olivia (I’ve now removed the NSFW) and Sarah listen along as Naomi and Cheyenne offer copious amount of praise on the final three.

Are you ready?

“She is fun, she has amazing skin, she’s confident and she’s incredibly genuine – So the girl I’ve chosen to be the face of Fresh Effects by Olay is……

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OLIVIA!”

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I don’t really know who did that blood curdling scream when the winner was announced….probably Naomi realizing the golden child is in fact…not so golden or Cheyenne realizing she’s kicked Naomi’s butt.

Everyone is really happy, I’m a little surprised but content with the winner (Olivia was unofficially inducted into Team Anthobuzz last week) and now Olivia is the face of Fresh Effects by Olay and Cheyenne now has one up on Naomi!

Now go and check out and fawn all over Olivia’s flawless portfolio from Vivien’s Models.

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So my team didn’t go so well (if you don’t include Olivia’s addition last week), one didn’t even make it past the auditions, one was bullied and kicked out in week 4 and the other…well, meh…she’s a runner up.

Now we wait for Naomi’s revenge!

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…

Shut up Chantal
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’

Sure NSFW Olivia
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…

Normal and NSFW
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.

I swear I didn't know!
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!

'Sup dude?
‘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.

These are more appealing...
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?

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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.

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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

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.

Holy Anoushka abs!
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…

The Face Australia Episode 2 Recap

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Photos from the models test shoot

Tuesday night’s episode of The Face Australia (episode two) amped everything up a notch from last week’s premiere bringing with it tears, tantrums, two photo shoots and our first elimination from the competition.

Mentor Naomi Campbell was in fine form setting the girls up for a lesson in posing with an object by showing the girls how it’s done in an oversized and somewhat blinding Phillip Treacy hat which could also double for a skateboarding ramp…

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Hat or skateboard ramp?

Then to see how much the girls learnt from watching Naomi, they then found themselves posing with necklaces, apples, headphone, cupcakes and other assorted objects in a test shoot that resulted in Naomi demanding to see more energy from the girls with these photos.

Some girls did ok…Natalie and her apple, Nikolina and her headphones, Olivia and her porn pose inducing sunglasses, then comes along Anoushka who showed us how versatile bangles can be (as jewellery AND eye pieces) followed by Sarah and a telephone…minus her shoes much to Naomi’s displeasure.

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Ok Anoushka did a lot more than this…

Cue Sarah earning the wrath of Naomi as you NEVER EVER TAKE YOUR SHOES OFF for a photoshoot!

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Naomi’s happy face….

There were short model mentor sessions (with added notepads and pencils) and before we knew it, we were at challenge number two for this week.  A group shot for Marie Claire magazine with each teams mentor coaching the girls through the shoot.

Not to sugar coat anything here, but this is the stuff we all come to watch because this is where the magic starts to appear and we get a very crystal clear glimpse into the mentoring styles of each of these models. Nicole Trunfio offers quiet confidence and criticism while the shoot happens, casually guiding her girls to get the right shot.  Cheyenne Tozzi is a little more vocal, but offers an air of respect towards her team.  Naomi Campbell….well…..

There’s tough love and then there’s tough love Naomi Campbell style.  To put things into perspective, she managed to put one of her girls (Brittaney) in tears even before any make-up was applied.  I think Cheyenne nailed it when describing Naomi’s team of models as “Yes Ma’am and No Ma’am” robots and Cheyenne isn’t the only one sensing fear in Naomi’s team.

Good ole’ Jackie Frank, she of Marie Claire magazine, comes along to pick the winning team resulting in a win for team Naomi (I’m so shocked) leaving Cheyenne and Nicole to pick the weakest link in their team to go into elimination.

I’m not the biggest fan of the eliminations and how it’s decided.  As both Cheyenne and Nicole had to put up a girl for elimination, it meant Naomi then gets to choose which girl is eliminated from the competition…based on who makes her believe they want it more.  Yep…to stay in this competition you need to 1 – avoid being the weakest link in a losing team and 2 – have good pleading skills.

The winner of the night: Cheyenne Tozzi’s boobs.  Seriously, LOOK AT THEM.

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LOOK AT THEM

The perfect dress to even make me ignore the teacup on the head pose.

The Loser of the night: Natalie from Team Cheyenne.  I think had she used a make believe child to “do this for” she might have had a chance in persuading Naomi to keep her in.  Good on Cheyenne though for that awesome confrontation with Naomi about her reasons in kicking Natalie out.

My Scorecard – 3 for 4.  Brittaney, Sarah and Anoushka still in, Tess didn’t even make it past eliminations in episode one.  Brittaney cried, Sarah got Naomi angry and Anoushka steamrolled everyone in her group photo…think my team might be on shaky ground!

Next week: Tears, tantrums and another photo shoot!

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.

FACE

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.

Noelani-Pose
Model Hopeful Noelani is Giving Face – Source Provided