Friday, January 11, 2008

Will we find America's next top model on this show? Probably not

Meet Cory Bautista. He's supposed to be the great and powerful Oz in fashion. Me, I kinda doubt it but that's what Nikki Taylor and Tyson says, so oh well. But hey, he can't be too bad because he introduced me to the new terms "model cute" and "boyfriend cute" Photo by

Last night, the "Make Me a Supermodel" premiered on Bravo and because I'm old and can't stay up to 10 p.m. every freaking single night of the week, I opted to let the power of the DVR work for me and viola: today's recap.

Before I begin, I'm going to say I'm suspicious of the time element of this show. Supposedly we start on Jan. 4 but I could swear I saw photos of Tyson online BEFORE this with this episode wearing the same clothes and this was at least THREE weeks ago. The difference between this show and Tyra's is that we, the viewers, will select who stays and who goes. Again, I'm suspicious. Let's remember the same thing happens on this other talent show (cough, cough "Idol") and we all see how THAT works out. Yes Jessica Sierra, I'm looking at you.

It's cold as you know what on the day of filming because these kids are so cold I can see their thoughts freezing up whild Nikki and Tyson are so warm and snuggly in their coats. Its also funny to see them in coats and seeing people walking by them on the street while they're on a raised stage.

Of course we get the blah, blah, blah of "nerves" and "intimidation" etc. What's also funny is to hear NIkki Taylor speak. She has one poor flat monotone. Tyson also known as "Fine" does a much better job.

A flaw with this show already: We don't know who's who yet. We seriously need names on the screen during photo shoots. Besides Ben and Ronnie (My Ex was a porn star but I didn't know it) and Holly and Jacki I can't tell who's who with the girls.

And I had to giggle while looking at Ronnie's profile where it says Times at the Bottom: 0 (Yeah, right)

What I liked was that Tyson helped with the photos by coaching and giving much needed direction. But was anyone else impressed with the photos? Nope.

I'm also a bit ticked that Cory who's clearly fat himself are telling skinny people to lose weight or that their body isn't worthy of being a model.

But onto the best part of the show: Tyson in a red swimsuit. Is it hot in here or is it just HIM! Seriously, his body on his WORST day is like 10 times better than any guy on this show.

Episode grade: B
Tyson in swimsuit: A++++++++++++++
Models in swimsuits: C-

"Ugly Betty" is back!

Oh Justin, please don't leave my TV. Your gift to pick out anyone's weight and accesorizing is a gift to the world. Photo by

Last night, I was flipping through the channels and my DVR suddenly clicked on. I was rewarded with a NEW episode of "UB" and I immediately fell to my knees to thank the TV gods because they ended my suffering!

This episode was on fire but before i go recap, I have to say this little girl is my new favorite actress. I have loved her since she guest starred on this show about a teen-age detective who brought justice to a little down of Neptune. and she was sooo adorable. I'm telling you, remember her name: Juliette Goglila because she's going to be a big star and you heard it here first.

Last night, Betty struck a blow for pleasingly pump women everywhere when she saw Justin and his class idolize super skinny models and dis "real sized" women. As the conscious of Mode it took a while but she got Daniel and Alexis on board with the plan to show real-sized women as models and not size zero.

I have to admit that I'm addicted to "America's Next Top Model," "Make Me a Supermodel" and "Project Runway" but I'm always shocked at how skinny the women are! Yet, I love to watch. So in a way I'm contributing to the zero worship that's going on in the world. Even though I HATE with a passion this girl I felt it was unfair for the media to attack her for being a size two and calling her fat.

But, back to "Betty". The show was on point and once again had me laughing and nearly crying both at the same time. Catty Amanda is still on a search for her father and the touching talk that she and Betty had in the "secret sex room" brought me to tears. It home to for me because I've lost both parents in the last five years and it's something you never get over.

Mark had me in side-splitting laughter with this quote: "I'd never thought I'd say this to a woman but turn around and bend over." As he gave Willie and her "hostile womb" a hormone injection. Unfortunately, they're going to drag poor Christina in to be a surrogate to carry Willie and Bradford's baby.

The lone weak spot in the show was Bow Wow and Omarion guest starring. You know folks in the Midwest probably looked at each other and said "Who the heck are these clowns."

Next week: Betty might be pregnant????

Episode Grade: A+++++