Thursday, September 27, 2007

America's Next Top Model

Mila was the first girl to be elminiated from America's Next Top Model, cycle 9.

The theme of this week's photos revolved around the harm that smoking does to people's bodies. The girls were shot in a glamorous pose of them smoking a cigerette and then were shot in a photo that illustrated the negative impact smoking has. The two images were superimposed into one photo. Mila's trouble was the fact that despite the seriousness of the photo shoot, she couldn't stop laughing. The judges, which include Tyra, Twiggy and Nigel Barker, didn't find her impressive. Nigel wasn't happy that Mila was laughing during the shoot, saying "in reality it's a very serious subject." Tyra said she thought Mila wasn't absorbing any of the critique they gave her. I think it also probably had something to do with the fact that she had a vacant look on her face about 99% of the time. Saleisha ended up winning an Old Navy challenge and won a $1,000 shopping spree, which I was very happy about since I'm a big fan of Saleisha.

Monday, September 24, 2007

The Real World

I don't have much to post about since most of the reality shows are on during the week, but I did get to meet three of the cast members of Real World and the Real World/Road Rules Challenge from previous seasons, which was pretty exciting. They were walking around at collegefest, a festival that takes place in Boston for all college students. I met Parisa from this season of Real World and I met Alex from the previous season. I also met Evan from the Real World/Road Rules Challenge: Fresh Meat. They were really nice and they took a couple of pictures with my roommate and I.

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Kid Nation

Kid Nation, which aires Wednesdays on CBS, is probably one of the most controversial reality shows on television right now. The show, that films just south of Santa Fe in New Mexico, produced concerns about child endangerment among parents. The whole point of the series is to depict how young kids can run and rebuild their own town. Despite all the worrying and complaints, the first episode showed nothing more than homesickness and a child who pulled a muscle. I do think the show is a little tough for kids to be running their own town, where anything could happen to them. But then again, kids could get hurt in their own kitchen and in their own bedroom. They chose to come on this show, even after having the knowledge of what it's all about. Besides, I don't think CBS would film the series with the risk of having one of these kids get seriously injured. I'm sure they have medical physicians and all of the proper medical equipment on hand if an emergency was to occur.