The Catwalk and The Catch

Holly lives it up during Fashion Week!


Week 5 started out perfect! This week's assignment: the Catwalk and the New York City Fashion week!! Oh my gosh! I couldn't believe it -- that is my dream! I've spent the past years just watching the girls on TV and seeing them in the magazines and to actually have a chance to be there is amazing!

We got to watch two top designers Alexander Herschovich and Sass and Bide! The shows were amazing and I was freaking out because I felt like I knew these models. I watch them on fashion TV and I see the campaigns and to actually watch them on the catwalk was a privileged!

Our first fashion show -- the line was called Form and Jerry Tam was the designer. His clothes were freaking awesome and the dress I got to wear stood out from everyone else's so I had to match the dress with a great walk!

I was so nervous before the show because I knew the panel was going to be there to watch and we were getting judged on it, but when I got out there it all went away I just prayed I would fit in with the other models.

The guy's catwalk -- I seriously haven't been more proud -- I almost started crying because I was so proud of them, and they all did so good! Right after the guys show was the catwalk! The theme of the catwalk was New York City grunge and rock and roll!
I absolutely loved my outfit again! I kind of looked like the bride of Chucky, but a very cool one. I got second best this week again! Very exciting to say the least! I was really hoping to win because this week's assignment -- This is my dream. I was just happy Jerry Tam the designer of Form said he would book me again! So that is an accomplishment in itself!

Clay introduced us to kickboxing! Umm..Can I say my arms snapped off right after working out! I still can't believe where I was a year ago and then very blessed!

Portraying the Sexy

Tyson Beckford offers his final words on the three finalists. We have the finale. First, the three guys have to shoot those Polaroid pictures and it was kind of less is more in those pictures. Do you think that is harder to do?
Yeah, it’s just like an actor playing himself. It’s harder to play yourself than to play someone else. What did that opportunity mean for them to shoot with that camera and that photographer?
It’s a once in a lifetime event. Probably by now, there’s not that much film left in the world for that camera. So, not too many people are really going to have a chance to shoot with it. I was fortunate to shoot with it at least three times in my career. And I also got to shoot with it while we were on the set as well. Who do you think did the best in that part?
I believe it went to, I have to say, the first was Branden, then the second was Sandhurst, and then Jonathan. And then once they got to the photo shoot at Cosmo, Jonathan just did the same pose. Even when they were asking him to change, he still didn’t change. He just stood there. And he even admitted, “Yo, I’m stuck in neutral.” I guess under all that pressure, he couldn’t suffice. And then again, Sanhurst, when he was asked to do something, he too couldn’t portray that sexy. And then when Brandon was up there, he just had fun with it.
I think in the last episode you see Branden having the most fun, which helped determine why he was the winner. So, that’s why it came in third, second, first, the way that it did. Do you think the right person won?
By that, episode, yeah, I think so. He clearly was the one to accelerate when it needed to be accelerated and I personally thought Sanhurst was going to take it but he fell short with the Cosmo cover. And then he did the thing of taking his shirt off, which loosened him up, but you’ve got to be able to keep your shirt on and still do the job. And the final catwalk. You’ve kind of been critical of Branden’s catwalk. Did you see an improvement?
Yeah, It’s definitely better. It’s not up to supermodel status but that’s what the cards dealt. It definitely got better because he took my advice and kept his hands in his pocket so it avoided his arms looking like they were swaying. He’s got this "hip-hop homeboy" style of walking when his arms are What would your final advice for each of them be?
Don’t quit. They’ve made it this far. They’re definitely models. Look at Jonathan who booked a2xist underwear campaign ad, which should be coming out shortly. Sanhurst just has to get out there and get his grind on like you said Jennifer Hudson did with American Idol, but she sure won an Oscar. So don’t count him out just yet. Brandon, he’ll go overseas. He’s not just going to stay here in the U.S. He’ll definitely do what Holly did. We’ll send him overseas. We saw him grow up in front of us. Like his mom send, she sent me a boy and I sent her back a man. Are you going to continue to mentor him at all?
I always stay close to all the kids. So when they call me, I’ll hook him up. You can’t not help him. Even thought I’m not so much in that business, but it’s like riding a bike — you never forget. What can your fans expect from your movie career and producing?
The next one is going to have some action in it. No doubt about it. We’re definitely going to put down some action in this next movie Are you actually acting in it? Or are you producing it?
I’m acting and producing in it. I was told that two other films that were definitely on the independent film festival tour are coming out soon. Do have any parting words?
I thank all the viewers for watching and keeping us close to their heart.