Well wasn’t this just the best episode yet! If I had to "knight" this episode with two words, I would have to go with, “unnecessary drama”. Eeek!
Alasia and Angelea
Let’s start off with Alasia, shall we? Yes, she really did listen to my confessional. I was told that those were “private” and our “alone time” and a way to talk about the day and recap on everything. Well, apparently “alone time” turned into “Alasia not following the rules (once again) and being …well…Alasia” time. There really isn’t much more to say.
Was I surprised? Well yeah! Was I hurt, angry, or sad? No! What I said in my confessional wasn’t mean, it was simply an opinion. I feel as if it was quite rude and inconsiderate of her, but really…are you surprised? I walked out of the confessional and was shocked to see her standing right there with her ear against the wall (considering we were told that those were 100% private) and my reaction was, “OH, hi..?!...” and I continued to walk down the stairs, across the loft, and into my room….where I (and everyone else in the loft) could hear her yelling in the confessional room.
So, Jessica and I decided: Since she got to listen, so can we! So, we went up there and heard her saying things like, “I’M GOING TO PUNCH HER FACE … SHE DOESN’T KNOW WHAT’S COMIN’ FOR HER” (with a whole bucket of cuss words sloshed around in there). These aren’t the most wonderful and calming statements to hear right before bed. Light Bulb! Jessica and I had a GREAT idea. We went to the kitchen where we pretended to be Easter bunnies, except we weren’t hiding eggs: we hid all of the sharp objects. Yes, I’m serious. You would’ve done it too!!!
Lessons learned: When you get a new roommate, prepare yourself. i.e. karate lessons?
And then there's Angelea. Isn’t she just a bright, cheery, bed of roses? I mean, who wouldn’t want to live with this kind, considerate, and happy individual? Oooo! PICK ME!
Challenge with Tinsley Mortimer
I NEEDED this. I remember getting there and introducing myself to almost everyone in the room. I struck up so many different conversations with so many different people from so many different places about so many different things. I’m can be a social butterfly….let me loose and I’ll go NUTS!
It was a grand ol’ time. I met some great designers from Europe and felt like a “star” for the evening. Her handbag collection is real fun, very girly, with a splash of punk thrown in.Tinsley told me that I had a very bubbly, and personable personality and she was impressed that I was the first girl who came up and talked to her, but the baby yellow clutch I was carrying was just not working with my outfit. DANG! That’s never good to hear from a designer! Oh well, she loved my dress. That counts right? Gold star for me? Maybe?
Anyway, Jessica won the challenge and chose Brenda and I to be in the Seventeen Magazine (May issue) photo shoot. We are all good friends, and we had a great time at the shoot. Check it out! It’s in stores now! I do believe I am on page 50, rockin' a bohemian outfit with bright green socks! So fun!!!
Photoshoot on the Subway
(which by the way, wrapped at about 4am…ZzzZzz). This was my first time in the NYC Subway system!!!! (For those of you in NYC, I’m sure you are thinking…why the heck did she just use four exclamation points?) WELL, I actually liked it! It was fun! But then again, I was doing a photo shoot.
COVERGIRL?! YES, my time has come! I was so excited to meet Nicole (who by the way is such a unique and friendly lady). We had some great conversations about the fashion industry, ANTM, and above all, SHOES!
The photo shoot itself wasn’t too difficult. I was a rockabilly. To be honest, I had no idea what that was until one of the designers was like, “you’re so not from here are you.” Oopsies! Thank goodness he explained it to me, so I could better embrace my character.
It was actually really fun working with the photographer. He has a lot of energy and gave me some great positive feedback. He told me that I got the “shot” within the first five frames. The rest of the frames I spent doing unique/different poses that weren’t very Covergirl, but definitely pushed the envelope. I was very happy with that experience.
On another note, I had no idea that Alasia did so poorly! “I don’t even have a picture to show Tyra” - Mr. Jay. However, I really liked her photo!
I really liked Alexandra’s photo (even though it’s very similar to the rest of them) and I thought Anslee’s was cute. I wasn’t the biggest fan of Jessica’s photo, just because I know she’s got a lot more in her.
To be honest, I was absolutely shocked when Brenda went home. I thought her photo was very “fresh face” and thought she finally embraced the short hair. So now, my best friend of the house just went home…very sad.
Dealing with Drama
A lot of you have asked me, “How do you deal with those mean girls?” My answer: Staying who I am, staying true to myself, and winning this competition is most important to me right now. I know who I am and I have a lot of drive, motivation, and inner strength that will get me there. It was difficult, but I wasn’t about to let all of that drama get me down. Also, when someone is mean or hurtful, it’s usually the result of something that has happened to them or something difficult that’s going on in their lives that is causing them to be that way. You kind of have to look at them as a person who needs a friend, and needs some love. I try but it’s hard to do sometimes! I want to be a LOVER not a FIGHTER!
Next week: Are you ready? I certainly am! Stay tuned. xoxo,