Although I missed the first 15 minutes or so of the show, I think I am still qualified to write a review. This show is one of my favorites. I love it, because well, it’s funny without trying to be.
I used to want to be a model, but well, as a fat girl who struggled with acne, it wasn’t gonna happen. I’m not bitter about it. Not much.
This was the recap of the auditions. We got to meet the models and learn some of their stories. Here goes:
Nargis — she tried out last year, but didn’t make the final cut. She came back and still didn’t make it. She’s gorgeous but not confident. Awww.
Amanda — she’s legally blind and 25. She has “riveting” eyes, as Tyra says. (Yeah like the blind chick from Little House on the Prairie…sorry! I am not kind.) She’s beautiful, but she broke down and told everyone in the first episode about her ‘disability’ and how she wants to do this to be an inspiration and live out her dreams and yayayaya. I tuned out.
Mercedes, last year’s runner up, struggled with Lupus, but didn’t make a big deal out of it. I prefer that. Sorry.
I do promise to not laugh quite so hard this year if someone falls off the runway as I did last year when Shandi did, especially if it is Rachel, okay?
Speaking of YAYA, we have a contestant by that name. She speaks Portuguese fluently and is learning French. She’s also a Brown University student (that’s Ivy League, people!). Tyra announced she was in the competition by saying, “C’mon, can I get a YAYA?” Oh, C’mon, can I go deaf, please? Maybe I’ll be inspirational too.
Next up was the plus-size model, Toccara. She’s ‘doing it’ for the girls with booty. She and Mary were actually the only two plus-sizers which is one more than last year. Mary was prettier, but, according to the panel, had ‘less personality.’ I know that’s why my husband stares so heavily at those “Victoria’s Secret” Ads. He loves women with PERSONALITY.
We had a Catie-look alike who didn’t make it to the house. She even cried just like Catie. Awwwwwwww. She was also very self-conscious of her ‘funky’ hair. Tyra gave her great advice…”Do something to stand out. Y’all know this ain’t real.” and she pointed to her own hair.
That’s what I love about Tyra. She’s real.
Then, there’s JenniPHer. Yes, with a PH. It’s very classy. She is a girl from the wrong side of the tracks ….sort of like Shandi, who wants to make it big as a model to break out of her horrible life. It’s so FLASHDANCE.
Finally, there’s the resident B***H. Her name is Eva. She tried to play it like Camille at first. Then, she realized that the casting crew didn’t want B***HES so she apologized to all the girls. AWWWW!!! How sweet and sincere!
I can’t wait for next week, when the girls all move in together. Let’s get this season started.
Read part two of Panndyra’s recap right here: Meet & Greet the Petites, Part Deux
Panndyra, Goddess of Chaos. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you saw the first half of the show to fill me in, or if you want to argue about ‘disability’ rights. I’d love to hear from you.