Cast Blog: #SUPERMODEL

Model Rundown

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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

Model Rundown

Tyson checks out this week's line-up.

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Aryn

Aryn was just chillin' back there. The panel said she did fine, but I didn't think she was all that, I'm not very impressed with her. But then, I'm not so easily impressed.
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Ben Ben is doing badly, he's in the bottom three. He's a good-looking kid, but his walk is so terrible, it's not even funny. He's got this weird walk, it's almost military, and I can't seem to get him to stop doing it. No matter how much I work with him, he just still does it.
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Casey

Casey is the same thing. His walk is terrible. I can name the guys with a terrible walk: Casey, Ben, and Dominic. Those three guys have the worst walks I've ever seen, and it's so different from their regular walk. I try to tell them, "If you don't change your walk soon, you're gonna be out of here." My other panelists seem to think these guys are getting better, but I don't think so.
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Dominic

Dominic's makeover helped his look, which is definitely where he's lacking, I mean, he's got that one stare. His walk is definitely the worst part though. For a guy who's supposedly a DJ, he's got no rhythm.
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Frankie

Frankie's cool, he just doesn't know when to turn it off. He gets annoying after a while. Overall, I don't see Frankie in it. He makes great TV, but I'm waiting until the pack is thinned out a little and then I'll get down to the meat of who really needs my help.
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Holly

Holly got a haircut and it's good, but even with the haircut I didn't think she was as strong as she was last week -- but not everyone's gonna be on it every week.
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Jacki

Jacki did well. She really did. You know, she could've won last week, but she chose not to wear the bathing suit. So, she kinda knew she had to step up and impress me and the panel. She did so poorly last week when everyone expected her to do so well. It should be easy for her, Jacki shouldn't be messing up at all. Models are going to be put into things they don't want to wear, but you do what needs to be done.
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Jay

Jay is definitely coming around. I'm seeing it and I'm proud of him, but he has to grow up quicker. He's nowhere near as bad as Ben, Dominic and Casey though. Whereas Jay has all the body parts, the abs, everything. And if they all could look like Jay, that'd be alright. If I could have abs like Jay, that'd be alright.
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Katy

It's tough on a girl in this business. She's a cute girl, she's the kind of girl that you'd want for your girlfriend, she's the kind of girl you'd see a movie with, but high fashion? I don't know.
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Perry

Perry is high fashion. Sometimes, people just need shaping and molding, and they turn into something big.
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Ronnie

Ronnie's still got that cheese factor. He's cheesy, you can't get rid of it. He's great, he could be good commercially, but I know how far he can go.
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Shannon

I don't see what everyone sees in her. She's a tall girl, and if you take away that height -- she doesn't have much else.
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Stephanie.

Stephanie's my sleeper. She's a little too quiet, I'd like her to be a little more boisterous, I want her to start to command things. Stephanie's problem is that she doesn't have that confidence yet.

Sarah

Sarah's gone home. And Sarah's a decent girl -- she's going to do well as an actress. Maybe do some commercials, make the most of a couple TV shows. She's got the goods to do that, but as far as high fashion, no. She'd be a great Maxim girl, guys are gonna want to see her topless.

I AM a Supermodel

Branden talks about his win, what he'll do with the money, and if he plans on asking Nicole out.

Bravotv.com: At the beginning of the season, did you think you would win? Or who did you think would after seeing the other models?
Well, I’ve got to admit, at the beginning of the season, I was very intimidated by all the models, definitely I thought I wasn’t going to be underestimating myself. And really who I thought was going to win was either Sandhurst or Jonathan. That’s who I thought was going to win. So when I got down to them at the end, when I was with them, I was just amazed by myself. I thought “Holy crap! I really made it this far.” I had a one in three chance to win so why not just go for it?

Bravotv.com: Especially in the last episode they [Jonathan & Sanhurst] almost kind of played father figures during the show for you. What was that relationship like with the other guys?
The relationship with the other guys was very good. I love those two. Jonathan, he’s more of the father figure type of guy and Sanhurst is more of just like your best friend. I really was privileged to actually share a home with them for two months and have fun with them. I had fun no matter what we were doing.

Bravotv.com: In the last episode, you get to shoot with this amazing photographer in the first part and do the whole Polaroid challenge with that camera. What was that like?
That was my favorite photo shoot out of all of them. It wasn’t like "Do this pose." It wasn’t very "posey." It was more showing yourself. There was one of them that was pretty posy because it was a high fashion one, but then there was your portrait, and then there was there’s the group shot. And I felt like in the group shot, I did the best.

Bravotv.com: And then you had the Cosmo shoot. Did that just feel really natural to you?
Well that was probably one of my favorite photo shoots. It was very natural. And they just told me to act like that guy that girls want to be with and the guy that guys want to be friends with. And I was good in that and they said "You really are a Cosmo guy." And I felt very confident about that.

Bravotv.com: In your final catwalk, you had the more playful one, and then you had the Ben Sherman one, what did you want to accomplish with those catwalks?
Really on those catwalks, I just wanted to show them that I’ve matured since the beginning of the competition and that I know what I’m doing and I’m ready to be a supermodel. That’s really what I was just trying to show them. And I felt a little awkward and funny in the whole suit I had on with all the bows. It was kind of weird. But, it was fun. Bravotv.com: They kept saying you went from a boy to a man. Like the first episode you were struggling with maybe [the fact that] you were working with a gay model and you kind of made a big deal about it in the first episode. Do you think that your mind has totally just opened?
First of all, at the beginning of the competition, I was not homophobic. I have tons of gay friends. I just felt uncomfortable for my first shot because me and my mom and everybody were talking about it and stuff and I just don’t want to be portrayed that way even though I love gay people. They’re some of the funniest people in the world. But I just felt a little awkward to do anything like I wasn’t going to go past the point of kissing him. I would not have kissed him. [He] was like "Why don’t you guys kiss" and I was like, "Hell no, dude!”

Bravotv.com: What was your favorite challenge?
My favorite challenge was probably, I would have to say, the Timothy Greenfield one, with the portraits. That was just awesome. It was so much fun.

Bravotv.com: One of the judges asked you an interesting question: You are so close to your mother. Once your modeling career really starts, you’re going to be traveling all over. You’re going to be separated from her. Have you thought about that and how you’re going to handle that?
Me and my mom talked about it a lot and I’m ready to get out there. I’m ready to leave home. I’m 19 years old now. I’m just ready to get out there and find out what this world’s got to give me.

Bravotv.com: What are you going to do with the money?
With the money, I’m getting my mom a nice car, and then I’m going to move to New York. And I have a couple bills.

Bravotv.com: Well you won, so are you going to take Nicole out?
I wish!

Bravotv.com: Do you have any final thoughts about this season that you want to share with your fans or want to say anything to them?
I just want to say to all my fans, thank you for believing in me and helping me along the way. It was a great season. It was a great accomplishment and it was just a great privilege to have and I’m very privileged to have fans like everybody that I’m around. So, thanks to everyone.