Team Supermodel's Editor explains why she likes this season so much better than the last.

Mar 4, 2009

Hi, Supermodel fans! Since not all of you will have read my Team Top Chef blog, let me take a moment to introduce myself. My name is Monica Reyhani and I'm Editor at, and I'll be sharing my thoughts on every episode of Season 2 of Make Me A Supermodel. I actually haven't had the pleasure of meeting these fine models yet, so my perception of them is based purely on watching the show, just like you guys. OK -- that's a lie. I met Colin, and he was instantly my favorite. More on that later.

I'm totally neglecting my final Team Top Chef duties right now, but I wanted to see what you guys thought of the season premiere of Season 2. Honestly, I have to admit I wasn't the biggest fan of Season 1, and since my nickname around the office is "superfan" that's saying a lot. I just couldn't get into it. I didn't find myself cheering for any of hte models — not even Ben or Ronnie (who's super-nice in real life.) But this season, I'm all over it. I got the first two episodes awhile back, and I found myself kinda hooked. So I really hope you guys notice the improvements and enjoy this season as much as I do so far.

OK — first, if you missed the casting special we aired which went more in-depth into who these models are, I'm preeetty sure you can still download it for free on iTunes. But I'll have to check.

Anyway, let's dive right into the first episode: Before the models even get to check out their amazing apartment, they are taken to their first photo shoot, where they meet Tyson. I gotta say, even Tyson is looking better this season! Tyson is officially the boys' mentor this season — he basically was last season too, but now, well, it's official. The girls will be mentored by model Nicole Trunfio who makes a dramatic entrance from inside the hanging glass cube. The models have to pair up and create intimate moments inside the box while wearing sleepwear. Most of the pairs didn't do that well, either having zero chemistry or getting too racey (I'm talking to you Jonathan and Laury.) Um, did she lick his face?! I'm sure his wife loved that. And I guess Salome and Gabriel had chemistry because he got wood. I asked Tyson whether that ever happened to him on a shoot (I've always wanted to ask him that. I kid, I kid), and I was actually shocked that he said it hadn't, and siad it's very unprofessional. I dont know — I think sometimes it's hard to control those things, but hopefully that's the last we'll hear of that problem becuase i was semi-grossed out and kind of mortified for Gabriel.