Thursday, December 14, 2006

sometimes it comes down to playing nice

awhile back i commented with some fervor about how my people had finally made it to reality tv. the specific individuals in question were vipul and arti of the amazing race as well as anchal from america's next top model.

vipul/arti got eliminated in the first episode. the one episode that i didn't catch. so i have nothing to say on that but that i'm disappointed in my peeps. better luck next time, though! hey, at least they got in some quality undisturbed time on sequester-island or wherever they keep people till it's over.

anyway, let's talk models.

i really was rooting for my homegirl anchal. she is beautiful in a traditional, not manufactured bollywood, way (read: snow white with light hair). and while some may have seen her as heavy, i thought hers looked most like a normal person's body.

but anchal's fatal flaw was her self-esteem. i backed the girl for a long time, but even i had to admit that, beauty aside, not believing in herself was killing her edge. granted, we've all been taunted growing up and she had to deal with haters among the competition. but whining that she couldn't do [insert task asked by judges here] was what did her in. people! it's a competition. we knew she had it in her when she laid the smack down on the bitchez of the house, but i wish she could put that energy toward proving herself to the judges. sadly, at the end of her run even i thought it time for her to go. however, she could still have a career in modeling, even if it's just running around among the trees in a sari for the india sari palace calendar. or she could go to medical school and collectively appease the worldwide auntie patrol.

the top model winner, caridee, was very likeable. she's quirky, insulted a judge and all that, but pretty and fun overall. the 2nd runner up, melrose, was the type of nasty ho who might slice somebody to ribbons in their sleep with an X-acto knife if it would ensure her victory. she was scary, man. and everyone hated her, including myself. but she did her homework and gave them everything she thought they wanted. throughout the competition, the judges praised her good work and rewarded her handsomely. however when it came down to it, they went with the loose cannon because she had more *natural* talent. i've gotta admit, guys, i felt just a little bit bad for melrose. yeah, she was snooty and snotty and kissed ass and rubbed everyone's imperfections in their faces, but girl worked her ass off doing exactly what was expected well, but still didn't win. so much for "if you bust your ass you can accomplish anything."

6 comments:

Ale said...

ehh melrose is getting her proposals now no worries- i agree i did feel a bit bad for her she was just doing her thing. honestly- i think also she wasnt as tall as caridee...

anchal IS in medical school- i thought that what she said

Anonymous said...

anchal IS in medical school? wow, i was sort of taken aback when she was asked if she were oprah what she would do (she HAD to have known that oprah is tyra's idol) and she said she'd fly on a plane to get doughnuts.

i just shook my head. poor girl. however, who knows what kinds of idiotic things would come out of my mouth if i were under that much pressure.

you're right; melrose will probably make it as a fashion designer or something. she's got a good head; i just hope she loses the attitude.

cc said...

Or you can think of it as this way: Nice people don't finish last. Yeah, Melrose had the edge, but Caridee was so likable (despite your aforementioned stuff) and a much better person that Melrose.

jazz said...

i saw one solitary episode, but i liked caridee.

melrose was a BITCH

Jon said...

Sorry, I had this listed under Must Not See TV...

Guyana-Gyal said...

I've met a few Melroses in the workplace. They're full of thorns.