So, I have a confession to make and I am completely aware that this confession will induce much, much judgment. I absolutely adore reality television. It doesn't matter how trashy, how scripted (with the exception of The Hills which I just cannot bring myself to watch) - I'll watch it.
One summer, I didn't work because I felt it interfered with my social life (as it went, my social life was nonexistent because I had no money to go out with my friends), and I decided my summer goal was going to be to watch every reality show on television. This lasted exactly half a day, because I filled the DVR completely with reality shows, and my mom, dad and brother were not pleased I had deleted their recordings to spend my summer being way lazy. My dad vetoed my summer goal instantly (thank God, can you imagine me actually telling people that was how I spent my summer - ick!), but my love for the reality television has yet to subside, though it has definitely dwindled in the years I've started college and have had to actually start (gasp!) studying.
Anyway, I say all this to profess my undying love for Bravo and all their fabulous reality shows. Top Chef, Project Runway, Real Housewives of NYC, and...Make Me a Supermodel, which is my recent fave (as of Wedesday night).
In high school, I was addicted to America's Next Top Model, and to be honest, I can't tell you why. I recently saw reruns of it on Bravo and was not so pleased that that show had once been listed on my "Favorite TV Shows" on Facebook. It's like the poor man's version of modeling - honestly, where are the people who have won the seasons past? What are the honestly doing in the fashion world now?
Okay so I say all this for two reasons...one is that I obviously am not skilled in simply getting to the point. And the other is that I am currently in LOVE with Make Me A Supermodel. It's currently hosted by the delicious (but too pretty for moi) Tyson Beckford, who is the mentor for the male contestants, and the beautiful Nicole Trunfio who was airlifted inside of a huge box for her entrance. H-O-T.
The contestants this season are great so far - they're all crazy different, and all competing for the $100,000 prize, along with a one-year modeling contract and a pictorial in Cosmopolitan. The first challenge allowed the contestants to pick partners (there were 8 girls and 8 guys), and the contestants then found out they would have to post in their underwear, in a glass box (and wait it gets better!), in an intimate scene (you think I'm done yet?) AND the glass box will be suspended over NYC exposing their intimate scene to every passer by. Once the girls found out that they would be posing in their underwear, they decided that they would partner up with one another, leaving two groups of all guys posing together.
Branden, one of the aspiring models, and a self proclaimed ladies man, aka mayjah TOOL, had to pose with the unbelievably androgynous (male) Chris, and Branden was worried about "the gay problem." Their photo ended up still being really good though!
Then, there is ex-Mennonite Salome, Brazilian Mountaha, classically trained ballet dancer Sandhurst from Trinidad and Tobago (who shockingly is straight!), Gabriel (who posed with Salome, in his underwear and seemed to enjoy is VERYYY much...but then criticized Salome's body and said she would in NO way be able to win until she toned up..ahole), Colin (the hot, hot, hot 21 year old virgin who is straight and seems nerdy...aka great combo) is just hot, and the rest are okay so far.
La boîte de verre:
The fabulous femme Chris:
Sandhurst and yummy Colin:
I won't tell you who won or who lost, in case you have it on your DVR or now because of my fabulous post, you're just dying to watch it now.
You can catch up/watch the second season here:
You can start watching the first season here:
It has absolutely none of the people I was just talking about, but it's still drama filled and the challenges are really cool and very different! There is also a fabulous British version where the cousin of one of my good friends was a contestant!
What are the television shows that are your guilty pleasures?
And if you watched Make Me a Supermodel, what did you think and who are your faves?
Have a fabulous rest of your weekend darlings...I'm heading to MoMA tomorrow and then to Central Park to see the zoo and my favorite statue of Alice in Wonderland (and then of course making a stop at Magnolia Bakery to eat my weight in cupcakes, and hopefully grabbing some lychee martinis at Forbidden City!).
Any fun weekend plans for you all?