Jonathan

Jonathan breaks down this week's fishy challenge and calls Branden out on his choice of girls.

May 21, 20090

11TH PHOTOSHOOT – A BIT FISHY

On the subway to Coney Island I had visions of what this shoot could involve; oh sh-t it’s cold outside! It’s going to be a beach shoot I can feel it! 

Yup I’m right. Step onto the beach to find T & N and a bunch of dead sea creatures!

Nice, so we’re going to be wearing dead fish etc. as our photo shoot props. We met the photographer and his partner and found out what our props would be.

I got two big fish!!

Shoot time, posing … jumping etc. I went first and the temp was so cold I could feel my hands cramping up. One hand was inside one fish and the other was holding the tail.

Got the pics back and they chose another crazy one of me jumping when I knew there were others where I looked at least a little bit sexy.

Marlon came round that night to show all the pics from the shoot. He agreed that there were better shots but he chose the jump one cause I was able to do it. Damn my skills!

11TH RUNWAY – two blondes and a bunch of corsets

Well, well, well. I thought it had been kind of tame up till now not having the guys wear that much feminine couture. Today was the day. As the two blonds walk down the runway, I hear Branden admiring the girl. Branden, when a girl has an Adam’s apple, she’s not a full girl. I was wearing Fergie’s corset from a music video which cost around $20,000. I might have to steal it if I don’t win the show. 

I don’t care what anyone says … these corsets hurt like hell even though everyone was being very macho about it, including me.

Not really having hips was somewhat of a hindrance as the corset by definition is made for women.

The walk was pretty good so I wasn’t too worried about heading home yet.

Salome was sent home along with her rule of the pictures. I’ve gone back and forward about her, do I dislike her for any real reason … not really. Will I be sad to see her go … not so much. Wow, I’m mean aren’t I?

15 comments
Alexia
Alexia

I am That kind of person who always believed models are stupid and vain. I came across this show by mistake , I was just hopping channels and you captured my attention.

You Changed my mind about models.

You are charming, hot , smart and truthful.

I have a busy life but I wanted to take the time to go on line and vote for you ..

I really hope you WIN!! because that would proof us that models are not just a pretty face..

LUV , Alessandra

Brandon James
Brandon James

OMg, Jonathan your talented I knew you wre going to make it this far from since the candy shoot...I like your state of mind and i love your will and dedication towards your dream. And you make models like me sit and watch this show and want to go harder, worker out better and strive for what i really want in the modeling industry. Branden and you are my favorite people in the show and i really think the moment you shared with him was nice. When I get on the show I ope there is a competitor like you when i'm there not only for the lessons I will learn from a person like you but. A friend I could meet that can teach me how to be a better model and a better person. I would say "Good Luck" but when you win i know it won't be luck it will be, "Good Work".

Viewer
Viewer

I THINK U ARE THE ONE WITH THE POTENTIAL TO BE A SUPER MODEL, I PRAY TO GOD YOU WIN BECAUSE I ADMIRE U FOR THE REASON U WANT TO WIN, U ARE A GREAT FATHER AND HUSBAND, GOD BLESS U FROM PUERTO RICO

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Viewer

ok, so I love the jacket jonathan wore while going to bloomingdales... where is it from?

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Viewer

You are not mean those are just facts.

jj
jj

i love you, i can't understand why they keep picking the photos they do, you always have really great ones. i'm working on becoming a photographer and you photograph so well good luck with the rest of the season i hope you win and i love that you are so into your family:)

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Viewer

I'm a chinese girl ! I watch the show ! I just want to say you are the best one ! Hope your wife and your boy happy , and you too ! I'm going on to support to you !

Mags
Mags

I love the Brits, they're usually really witty. This one sometimes gets on my nerves, though he does have an edgy vulnerability and you can tell he is truly hungry for the title of supermodel. However, I'm tired of hearing him whine about how he needs to win in order to support his wife and child. First of all, if I were a responsible head of household I'd never pick a career as unstable and short-lived as modeling to support my family. And secondly if he does happen to become a supermodel (quite difficult in the world outside of reality TV) he'll be making a ton of money and doesn't need sympathy. In his defense I do cry like a baby when away from mine so I can understand his missing his family. What was a drag was his comment on one of the female models having cellulite. It sounded really catty coming from a guy who is supposed to be cool.

Teeweezy
Teeweezy

too bad jonathan doesnt win :(, since he is with L.a models currently :(

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I agree, it's a shame you smoke-- it's a bad habit and you should take care of your inside as well as you do your outside. Congrats though on a job well done.

nat
nat

you did so well at the photo shoot but i wish they would have picked a better picture, o well you still looked hot

Oh and speaking of you being hot, I love that you changed your hair back, not to be mean but you do not look nearly as good will dark hair.

p.s i can't believe you smoke, i mean you do all these push ups and what not and keep such good care of yourself i just don't get y you would do that (plus breathing in smoke just does not seem fun)

what ever

Viewer
Viewer

As an ex male model/actor the best advice I can give you to make it as a super model is "to breath" sounds silly but breathing will give you all the dynamics you need on the run way and on a photo shoots. Breathing will set the mood and relax the face so all kinds of natural expessions will poor out of you.The judges are starting to notice this when they said 'you need more emotion'-You will fine tune this all your career and it is modelings best kept secret- look at top models of today-they all do it-I believe you can win this, however your losing ground with some others on the show who are breathing and know how to relax-hope you see this- go for it breath! and win man !win.!

dworm
dworm

back on track and better than ever. you've got this in the bag!!!!

Crown
Crown

I love you most.You are handsome and a real gentleman.You show passion on modeling,and you got a good family.Believe in yourself.!

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Viewer

I really think you are the best one on the show and just think it will be crazy if you don't win. It seems when the judges have critiqued you, its almost like they are searching for something bad to say b/c they feel they "need" to instead of repeating themselves every week. You are far above the other models and I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your dedication to your responsibilities as a father and husband. Way too many men find every reason they can to shirk that responsibility. You are well rounded and your wife is a lucky woman. You are going to go far and be a great success. For that reason, I'm sure this industry will be hard on your family life so I hope you will always stay above the fray and keep your priorities in line.

That said - please stop smoking. I couldn't believe it when I saw you with that cigarette in your hand. Yuck.

I remember at the beginning the judges really liked you and you did your best when you stayed focused on trying to sell the clothes more than yourself. With all the crazy challenges, I'm not sure how you keep that focus but keep it up :)

Good luck!!