I Have to Admit

Camille gives you the inside scoop on her run-in with Jessie!


Wow, well that definitely was a finale; “Charitable to a Fault” seemed to not only be the title, but the theme for the entire episode.

But what exactly constitutes a “charity” for the NYC Prep crowd? Taking Taylor under your wing? “Saving” PC from himself? I thought the focus of a charity was to help the ones in need.

My collision with Jessie over Operation Smile is an example; I really wanted to help, even to the point of writing a letter to people in my school informing them about the organization. But Jessie’s main concern was who was going to get the credit.

Jessie’s “babysitting” comments were totally condescending and out of line. The fact is that I started to try to get people from my school involved in the organization as we discussed, and I gave her my information with the understanding that she would contact me. Why would I spend so much time trying to join an organization and then not follow through? In my opinion, it’s the responsibility of the leader to quickly reach out even if only to say ‘here is my email address.’ If I fail to follow-up then it’s my fault for not taking the initiative. All I was given was a vague “join the Operation Smile facebook group.” I’m not anywhere close to perfect and I could have been better at follow-up by joining every Operation Smile facebook group that exists (you’d be surprised at the number). But personalities aside, in the end I’ll blame it on miscommunication and that’s my “charitable” analysis of our argument. And let bygones be bygones.

I decided to cut out the miscommunications by talking directly to the heads of Operation Smile, an action that I believe ended up benefiting everyone. However the two best moments of the finale were not acts of charity, but acts of bravery.

Kelli’s amazing singing at Sebastian’s event, and PC’s sincere apology to Carmen Marc Valvo. I thought both of those scenes were fabulous and it took a lot of guts, and in PC’s case humility, for them to do in the first place.

For Jessie’s fashion show I have to admit I was a little catty, ok I was extremely catty. I was upset about Jessie’s harshness to me over an organization that I really wanted to be a part of and yes Sebastian was right I took it too far. But in all honesty, I guess it was my turn to be the bad guy in the end.

Au Revoir! Until we meet again…


Camille talks fashion week, and weighs in on Kelli's singing career.

Hello Again!

Ahh fashion week in NYC, where each year the stilettos get higher and more fights break out over duplicate outfits. And of course, the designer clothes are consistently gorgeous.

When Kelli told me about her new image and name I was just trying to make light of the situation, especially her stylist’s recommendation to put an explanation point after her name! I think Kelli is great the way she is; she doesn’t need an exclamation point after her name to put an exclamation point on her singing career.

Clearly Kelli knows more about the singing world than I ever will but I sense what she’s really trying to do is find her own singing identity then build her image around that. Kudos to Kelli, I’m in her corner all the way but as her friend I don’t want to see her get so wrapped up in building an image that she forgets who she really is. Once Kelli finds her singing identity her natural image will follow.

My interaction with Kelli and her mom pretty much defined my cameo appearance in this episode except for the short segment of my mom and me at the hair salon. Now I know for sure why cameras should be outlawed at salons as it was not exactly my most attractive moment lol.

Next episode, Kelli and I reverse roles; she supports me as I’m Harvard bound!