Cast Blog: #SUPERMODEL

Big Tank and a Snake

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A Cosmo Man

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I AM a Supermodel

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Portraying the Sexy

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Throwing the Book at Me

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Hell Yeah!

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Big Things in the Future

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The Fire Within

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I Die!

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Make Us Proud

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An All-Boy Finale

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Pumped

Like a Fish out of Water

Just the Beginning

A Happy Ending

Damn My Skills

This Week Sucked!

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Believe In Yourself

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Catching up with Ben

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The Best Revenge Is Success

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The X Factor

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Gettin' Rowdy

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What More Can I Do?

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Just Wrong

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"A" for Effort

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WTF!

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Time Heels All Wounds

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Being Naked

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Great Job ... I Guess

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Beauty Shot

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Let the Best Compete!

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A Slap in the Face

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All Up in My Business

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Butterlies with Teeth

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Shocked!

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My Caribbean Thighs

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"Colin Had the Best Picture"

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Dude, Just Be A Model

Craziness

Horsin' Around

Close to My Heart

Big Tank and a Snake

Tyson talks models, animals, and art.

Big Tank and a snake. How about that? I've worked with animals before, so I can understand this one. Pretty much, it's common knowledge that I don't like snakes, so they wouldn't put me with one.

Stephanie was my sleeper. But I think she gave up. I was asking her some questions and trying to find out what was going on, but I really think, you know, if you can't make seven weeks, you won't make it in this busiess. All the art stuff, she was supposed to excel at --she ended up not doing so well. It's a shame.
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Ben

Ben. Ben. Ben. He's doing bad. I don't know if it's the willpower, or if it's stress of the seven weeks, but I think Ben's on his way out too. I don't know. Whenver someone ends up in the bottom three more than once -- it has to mess with you mentally. You have to start thinking, "maybe I'm not good enough for this."
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Casey

I don't know if Casey is going to make it. There's nothing wrong with it,but Casey is a little pigeon-toed. I've been watching him walk for a while now, and I finally figured it out. I kept watching every piece of his body all the way down to the foot. And it's that left foot -- it messes up his walk. You wouldn't see Naomi Campbell come down the catwalk like that. She wouldn't have gotten to where she is with a pigeon toe.
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Frankie

He did okay this week. He's getting by. I just want that kid to understand what business he's getting into. I want him to straighten up and fly right.
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Holly

I've always said that girl is great, but I don't know if she's tough enough. She's got the looks and everything, but you all saw her fiance. The guy is drop dead gorgeous. If he said to her, "it's either me or this business," she'd never make it. She's thin-skinned. She's sensitive -- and in this business, you have to be tough as nails.
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Jacki

Poor Jacki. Still the same. No progression. And we don't want that as a supermodel. You have to blow people away. You got to come even close to filling Tyson Bekford's shoes, and I have a hard time seeing that happening. She will work as a model, that's for sure. I know a lot of women who are great for bathing suit models but not high fashion. And she can definitely do that.
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Perry

Perry's almost engaged. And we saw the episode where he's begging his girlfriend to say she loves him. And that's tough...when I was coming up in the business, I didn't have the distraction of a girlfriend or anything like that. I think when you have that, it makes it really hard, because you're so worried about what they're going to say: "I just got booked to work for two months in Milan, I wonder if my girlfriend is going to be cool with that..." It's just hard to know how it's going to play out. And so I was, in a lot of ways, lucky. I didn't have to think about any of that. Of course, I didn't have a son, or any of the things I have now, but at the time, I could do what I wanted. Perry's a fighter though. He's walking on a broken foot.
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Ronnie

I think the people voting for Ronnie time and again aren't necessarily fashion people. Ronnie is a good kid. He'll work, but he's still got that cheese factor. People keep saying, he's "not as cheesy..." But he still is. He'll make some money, he'll make good money, but it still really remains to be seen -- is he a supermodel?
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Shannon

She's six feet tall. Some designers are going to say she's too tall. I just think I'm dead on about her. She's great, She'll work, she'll do high fashion, but I don't know if that adds up to supermodel. She might be missing a certain level of "je ne sais quoi." She can shoot pictures, she can do runway, but can she host a show? Does she have it all? I don't know.

I Die!

Mountaha expresses her disappointment over being eliminated.

It feels so amazing, really, I’m so close and yet so far. I’m the only girl, so that’s already phenomenal. Everyone keeps asking how it feels to be the No. 1 girl. It's so weird because the whole time I’m comparing myself to the girls and now I need to beat three guys. Ahh it’s so insane, so many mixed emotions and thoughts that I can’t explain or put into words. It’s this rollercoaster. So many questions and not many answers. We wake up kinda early. I couldn’t sleep any longer just wondering if this is the finale already, if we have a photo shoot or what — we just don’t know. It’s raining and we’re sitting around the dining table just talking about this so surreal journey and feelings, thoughts, we (me and the boys) are so different and yet so alike dealing with all this craziness together.

The whole day goes by. It’s about 5 p.m. and it’s fall so it’s already dark. We get this e-mail saying we have a photo shoot tonight and models are hot, something like that. We get ready and leave the house still wondering what’s going on in this rainy evening. We get in the car and drive for about one hour. We get to this huge warehouse. It’s scary because it’s so dark, raining, and we’re in the middle of nowhere. Ahh I keep wondering what’s going on. I’m so f— happy to be here, adrenaline going through my body, and I can’t control the excitement and not knowing what’s going on. We walk in to meet Tyson and Nicole. Just when we stop in front of them, this explosion happens with fire as high as the ceiling behind them. I almost jump on Sandman (he’s standing next to me) and Branden is worse than me screaming like a little girl.  So this super cool, rock and roll photographer Clay comes in, tattoos, just cool, edgy, totally cool. We have one shot only with explosions so we have to pay attention to so many different things and all I can think about is focus, zone out, and rock a pose cause it’s only one shot. All the boys go first, then it’s me, my thoughts are: I wanna show the judges a different side of me. Cause they are so used to me being so edgy and rock and roll so it’s expected from me that I wanna show vulnerability and softness x what they usually get from me. The energy level on set is crazy, amazing, insane. I just wanna do it over and over again. So much adrenaline rushing up and down I can’t control but to scream. Love Clay, best vibe of energy ever.

The next day Nicole comes over with the books. Sandman wins the photo shoot. He acted like a totally different person, doesn’t even look like him, interesting he played just like the judges have been asking him. We all get to go to Bloomingdale’s for a job, it’s informal modeling, actually really cool. I looked so sophisticated and beautiful. In appreciation to our work, Stephanie the fashion director gives us a gift card to shop at the store for $2000 each. Yes unreal and Sandman who won the photo shoot gets $4000 and we have 30 minutes to shop. 

Awesome awesome just an amazing day. Afterwards we go to NY Model Management to meet with Cory. How perfect is that? And yes just me and all boys. I love Cory and I know he sees potential in me. So I love meeting him. We get introduced to all the agents and there’s a video from Holly to us. It feels so amazing.

The next day is catwalk and Tyson tells us it's Bond and 007 inspiration: guys in suits and me wearing Catherine Malandrino (pressure!) but I love it! And to top it all David Rolf is back to practice with all of us and make it? I’m feeling super but get kinda down when I’m told I’m wearing a wig. It’s beautiful but it’s a wig. It’s a different Mountaha, very dark brown. Oh well. Gotta love. I do but hope judges agree. The gown is gorgeous. David tells me it’s a romantic walk, glamorous, and sophisticated. We all walk, stand in front of the judges, and yes fuck everything they did like me. Unfortunately Catherine didn’t really like me with brown and somehow. Everything seems to be falling apart and my legs are shaking and I can’t stop crying and almost lose my breath. Yes I’m on the bottom with Branden and they’re so proud cause they’ve noticed how mature he’s gotten and they’re not sure how much further I can get – ridiculous, wish they had said something that really meant something. My world was falling on top of my head. I wanna scream. I can’t stop crying and can’t even say anything to them. I’ve never cried that much I think, non-stop, hysterically and sobbing, I can’t explain. My dream of winning this just ended in a matter of two minutes over an 18-year-old boy. That’s life. Seems to tragedy so why not get him to the top three even though he can’t walk the catwalk. Nothing against Branden things are very unfair a lot of times and I know the judges know what will work. I’ll be gone eventually and I’m so strong. It’s that true I will stop crying soon. I’m disappointed at myself especially because I tried something different and it could've been, was supposed to be the perfect shoot for me and instead got me out of this competition. But this is the beginning of my career, my dream, my life as a supermodel. I will become one very soon and all I can do is thank my family and God and this competition that made me stronger, a better model, a better person. And I can do much more now than I ever imagined and I’m so proud of myself and couldn’t be more thankful to everyone here that made this insane journey amazing for me! And again I’m the last girl standing so give me some credit for that!!! Best experience of my life. Love it. Do you die? I die!

I become this person that I’m so proud of. Can’t wait to travel everywhere and be a model, really love this fashion craziness the glamorous side and also the not-so-glamorous side. Love the people that helped and worked with me in this crazy and amazing journey. I have no regrets just love LOVE!

Have fun

Life is a party!

Love, Mountaha (The Brazilian Brighting Star!)