Saturday, March 08, 2008

Girls in dreamland (warning: model GalORE)


Never mind the election. This is equally if not more exciting.

As people throng the voting stations today, those who aren't able to vote can still exercise their democratic rights.

You are eligible to vote for Malaysian Dreamgirl aka "Malaysia Next Top Model".

I have seen all 5 webcast episodes (the next 5 are out later today). It is hard not to laugh. At times, you are not even sure who you are laughing at: the model wannabes, the judges or yourself (for putting yourself up as the web audience la).

Well, I have to say it was very entertaining. Jimmy made me laugh. Elaine made me laugh. Kenny made me laugh. But this one gave me stomach cramps...

She walked into the judging box with a chewing gum in her mouth! Si bei satt. She did nothing to conceal it; she was quite happy to display her chewing right in front of the judges.

Jimmy and Elaine politely requested that she disposed off the gum and come back again to the firing line; but Kenny had to go further, he suggested she should just leave and never appear again. That's the the equivalent of a f-off, Kenny. No wonder he's regarded the Simon Cowell of the show.

The girl returned to redeem herself, minus the chewing gum this time. She played her poly-racial card.

Classic dreamgirl moment...
Contestant: My name is Cynthia Atila Roslan Abel. I am (from) a mixed parentage. Father side got Chinese, Kadazan, Java and Bajau. On my mother side, Chinese, Kadazan, Brunei. I love modelling. I love the way they act in front of the cabera (camera?). They do everything (she then started to wave her hands and sway her hips). They look so beautiful.
Jimmy: Do everything is called posing.
But sadly, her multi-ethnic heritage could not save her. Needless to say, it was really goodbye right from the chewing gum entrance. Kenny was right to spare her more embarrassment with his initial f-off quip.

Righty ho, don't potong q. Let's follow the order of the webcasts. First up was Fairiz.

The nervous tension was palpable. She'd even forgotten to put her contact lens on.

Wearing spectacles isn't a fashion crime but her dress combination was s-h-o-c-k-i-n-g!

Dress + jeans + half-rimmed glasses = what was she thinking?

It actually made Kenny's vest looked acceptable. :)

Next up was R007. That was her number.

Her fashion style didn't impress anyone but the host and presumably herself. Kenny said she looked like pasar malam sayur (oi, what is that Kenny?).

The surprising thing was how she just accepted the judges' decision. Like a lame duck. How can? One should never let anyone say you're pasar malam sayur without putting up a fight. Just like Shaolin Tiger pointed out in his earlier Dreamgirl post, some of the girls here lack teeth.

Dear Malaysian model wannabes, bite back la when kena criticized; don't just smile and accept any crappy decision from judges!

Next up was this angelic face.

The point of this whole audition is to find someone who has the potential to be shaped into a successful model. So therefore, the prerequisite should be a good frame, a nice face and the right attitude. Wearing clashing colours or Bollywood style clothes should not be the decisive factor for the audition. I think the judges were wrong to eliminate this angel from the competition. She has the nicest smile and cutest face around.

Then there was Adeline, the bakery-in-Genting-poster-girl.

Kenny got a little excited (just see him full of glee there!). Adeline is tall and sassy. Her only faux pais was saying Amber Chia when asked who her favourite model was. The judges tried really hard not to show their disappointment. Gir-girl, so many to choose from, why go and choose that one?

But she still won the judges over with her height, smile and lovely frame.

Next came this mini-skirt.

This girl from Ipoh need not say a word, she won Mr Sia's vote the second she strutted in. Kenny could not hide his delight and his "hello" showed (need to watch the clip to appreciate).

But Jimmy quickly put things into perspective. He dismissed her pageantry reasoning for entering the competition and also pointed out that those bra straps didn't go with the dress. He said every aspiring model should know when to go strapless.

I wanted to say "Gir-girl, if not sure to go strap or strapless hor, just go braless la. Cannot wrong that one." But that's wrong, and sexist.

Pettiness aside, Elaine then asked her to strike a pose.

She spontaneously came up with a cross-legged shaved armpit pose. Classy.

More lala-ness in the next Girls in dreamland II entry.

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Blogger naeboo~ said...

why so many girls actually do the chicken wings in the air pose when they r told to pose? how can they think it's flattering AT ALL??

brrrr.... sejuk

March 09, 2008 1:37 PM  
Blogger Seizhin said...

lol, I cant stop laughing when I watch the video.

March 09, 2008 1:40 PM  
Blogger N!ck said...

i like adeline.. got shy n pretty face.. height checked, face checked..she just need to improve her speaking skills..

March 09, 2008 1:46 PM  
Blogger Sisuahlai said...

Hehe Boo... chicken wings pose. let me add, featherless chicken wings pose. Double sejuk... brr.

Seizhin, Malaysians have finally created a seriously funny show. ProuD, sniff*.

N!ck, judging by the other commercially successful, local models, speaking skills matter little. Clients, advertising and fashion people are more interested in the height, sex appeal and a chio face. Really.

March 09, 2008 2:02 PM  
Blogger naeboo~ said...


so many delusional ppl.

i heart miss mamak table cloth!1

March 09, 2008 8:51 PM  
Blogger joshuaongys said...

eh how u gonna collect the mdg prize ar?? im planning to collect it with other winner of week1.. so wondering u wana join along?

March 29, 2008 4:21 PM  

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