Colin

Colin assesses his performance in this week's underwater challenge.

Apr 7, 20090

The drive to our photo shoot this week may have been the longest yet, but it was also the prettiest. Actually getting out of the city and learning that autumn was happening, and the winding lane roads still exist reminded me of Virginia. As awesome as New York City has been, I still feel most comfortable in a town like Charlottesville. I suppose I’ll have to model well enough to be able to afford houses in both places. Yikes. That’s a pretty lofty goal.

But anyway, Connecticut is gorgeous. Who knew? The house we pulled up to is pretty fantastic. I’m a little surprised that this week’s photographer invited us into his home. Looks like we have to be on our best behavior.

Hearing that we were going to have an underwater shoot made me excited. I used to love going to the pool when I was a kid. Whenever my family would go on road trips, I remember my brother and I begging that the hotel at which we stop has a pool. The point: the water should be fun.

During our awesome practice session with Howard before the shoot we had to practice sinking to the bottom of the pool. Even with a huge breath, Jonathan and Sandhurst would sink. I, however, needed to exhale about ¾ of my lung capacity to drop like a stone. Hm. Looks like I need to hit the gym. I have too much buoyancy (read: pudge). 

Howard probably has the kindest soul in the universe. During my shoot he had a lot (too many?) nice things to say and directed the shoot like it had a plot. Interesting stuff. I felt like I was just getting warmed up when time ran out. Did I give 100%? Would it come across in the photo?

When Nicole came the next day, both questions were answered: no, and no, not really, respectively. I like the photo. Phew. Actually, I really like the photo. Best one yet?

The runway this week was fire and ice. The dudes look pretty cool in pale suits. My walk is something I’ve been working on a lot. Because I liked my photo this week but still didn’t make the top three I can’t help but wonder if my walk is still keeping me down. My nerves in front of the judges need to get under control. I feel like I never do as well in front of them as I do in practice.

Ah well.
Next time.

XOXO,
Colin

P.S.: Gabe, you will be missed.

24 comments
Anita
Anita

I try to watch the show each time it is on, but my work hours don't always allow it. I was heart broken when I saw that Colin was eliminated, he was my favoeite; not only is he gorgeous, he's intelligent, which make a person even sexier. I will miss him.

Burke
Burke

Colin..I thought your face pic in this 60's shoot was fantastic. Be more confident cause you have what it takes to be a supermodel with your face and long lean body. Best of luck..we all here are rooting for you!

Viewer
Viewer

Colin, you are absolutely adorable. And completely beautiful. I hope you go far in this competition, because you deserve it!

Emsee
Emsee

Your walk is getting really good!

Keep working on the photos, though. They're slowly geting better.

You're really cute!

eric
eric

your face has constantly reminded me of Mr. Darcy in Pride & Prejudice you have very unique face, just make good use of it your photo will be much better if you can be more sentimental and emotional

Chelsea
Chelsea

Hey Colin!!!

Ever since the first episode, I have basically fallen in love with you and believe that you will make a awesome model one day. Everytime I see how your photos come out, I think, "wow, he has some potential and the photo looks so good."

I watch a lot of modeling show, and I think this is my favorite so far, just because you are in this season. And the military theme, omg, everyone on the show, and a lot of fans, ESPECIALLY MYSELF!!!, love a man in uniform. and you should definatly do some aviator sunglasses commercial shooting. I could see you on a billboard for some sunglasses compaign.

I love what you do, so keep it up!!! I'm rooting for you!!

Sincerely, One of your biggest fans

Sammy
Sammy

Saw you downtown Cville about two or so fridays ago... i guess with your fam. Did not want to interrupt to say hello but just wanted to say everyone back in VA is cheering you on!

Ms. A
Ms. A

I love how much you keep growing! You have a great attitude and you take direction and criticism so well! I hope you make it!!

Kaytlyn
Kaytlyn

again.....that chris guy.......don't listen to him.

wait for the right one. don't just lose it to anybody. you'll regret it.

and your picture this week was amazing! i thought that you would have been top three for sure. and your walk is getting a lot better every week

keep up the good work =]

Viewer
Viewer

I just wanted to say how much I love, love, love your underwater photo. You are my fave, and every week I hold my breath (like you in the water!) to see how you do. This week was fabulous. I have my fingers crossed for the top 3 soon. OH, and don't listen to that guy who posted that it's better to be in academia than modeling. I'm a professor. Stick with the modeling, it's more fun. ;-)

hope
hope

You are my favorite.And I can definitely tell you've been working on your walk. -Good luck ~Hope~

Ryan
Ryan

Very true about making mom and dad stop at a hotel with a pool, I had forgotten about that. Who knew that our backseat pestering could get you one step closer to being a super model.

Viewer
Viewer

You probably don't read these, but we here at Western are all rooting for you. Especially those of us who are on the ace team. We're also rather proud of you for being an articulate blog writer, a very sexy man, AND retaining your virginity and intelligence. Best wishes,

Your fans back in the "Crozetto"

Viewer
Viewer

Your Twitter says that you are dating Jordan! Is this true?

Viewer
Viewer

I would have to agree with another one of your fans . You have the best body language and composure and your are so gorgeous! I know it takes a lot to put if out there but keep it up .I want you to win! best of luck to you ~me~

Raegan
Raegan

You are absolutely my favorite.

If it were up to me you would win in a heartbeat. I think it's crazy how much better you are, and they just don't see it.

But someone soon will.

Robert
Robert

Take Nicole's advice: don't be so analytical as it shows. Own it, dude. I've been in many plays and if you're too analytical, it shows as a confidence problem. I've been in plays since I was in kindergarten, generally leads in classical plays (Antigone and the like) and you can't show that or you're out.

The photo was great.

Listen to Nicole.

Viewer
Viewer

You are the cutest one of all.. I love your attitude and you are absolutely gorgeous.. Just keep the hard work.. You will notice improvement.. Remember that you are still learning!

Colin Too
Colin Too

Hey Colin,

Can you tell me what designer makes those amazing black leather gloves that you were wearing in the photo shoot with Salome and Laury....? You know, the really hot erotic shoot with the uniforms.. Thanks

cinthia
cinthia

you are realy!!!!!!!

cute!! and hot, and??????

i am with you colin!

Cinthia J
Cinthia J

I realy think, that you are.... so cute!!!!

And you have a lot of talen!

I jope you win!

:-)

kayli
kayli

colin you are my favorite of the bunch and i love how you talk with some intelligence, it shows that you have brains and beauty i think you will easily make it into the top 3 if not win this whole thing. you're like the underdog which i admire. good luckk !!!

viewer
viewer

Well, Colin, you are my fav. You have a lovely way of expressing yourself and your attitude is top notch. You have wonderful face structure and, to me, you are growing the most. You will be in the top 3. Just you sait and see. It is nice to be able to watch a well mannered getleman. Ithink the cat walk coach nailed it for you...

Chris
Chris

Step one is complete buttering Kerryn up with the song. Now step two make your move and no more virginity.