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Whatever Tickes Your Fancy

Nicole Trunfio breaks down this week's performances, and gives her take on model romances.

Let's talk about everyone's performances this week. What did you think of Sandhurst?

He amazed me this week and he's very consistant, but he has to try not to come off as a dancer all the time. I love what he represents, a real strong masculine gentleman with a little humor.

Colin and Branden?

I love how they got physical and they weren't scared of that. They're so cute together. Colin is getting better on the catwalk, but he's a little bit awkward though. I feel like Branden has a lot of character and he has expression on the catwalk which is very charming.


I feel her pain. When everyone's ganging up on you it's like high school. When I sat them down on the football field I told them that different people have different issues and maybe she's having a problem with something right now and they need to find a different angle to get through to her. They did that. They had that party and everyone saw a different side of CJ which was really great. I didn't think her photo shoot was that good but if I was in her state it would have been hard to be confident in an environment where every person is against you. On the runway, she did really well. Her pose was really good and I was proud of her and that's why she was safe.


She told me she was doing this for her son and that was her driving force. She did an incredible job on the photo shoot. She needs to use that passion she has, that wanting to do it for herself and her son, because it worked for her. She should use that mentality the whole way.


She's starting to bug me a little because she's consistantly being bitchy. It's not cool. She's such a cool girl and I love her and she's strong, but it turns me off.


Excuses, excuses, excuses. She tries so hard and she tries too hard, but she doesn't pay attention to the subtle details. She doesn't think before she does something. She's very driven and she loses sight of what she needs to accomplish. She needs to focus more, she's a little scatterbrained.


She did well on the shoot, despite that final photo. I told her she needed to come out of her shell and she took that advice, but I can't always be there to egg her on because she sucked on the runway. I confronted her and asked her, "Where are you? You're hiding." She came out of her shell but went straight back in it. She needed to become her own best fan.


She needs to be more confident and she needs to be a chameleon. I see the same face when she's doing candy, sport, on the runway. It's the same thing. She needs to learn how to express herself in different ways because in modeling you play a role. She can't have the same expression in photo shoots.


Gabriel was miserable and if Amanda can't make him smile I don't know what can. She's good for him. Maybe he needs to film himself. A lot of actors do this, film themselves brushing their teeth or something. Maybe if he watched his mannerisms. He should stop blaming everyone else, because in the fashion industry the final result might not be what you want out of a photo shoot, but you have to accept that. You have to change you if you want things to change. Gabriel's blaming everyone else that he can except for himself.


She's Ms. Bossy Boots, which is not attractive. She's very controlling. She has an amazing body and everything else was not kicking it.

Jordan and Jonathan?

They're doing well and they're progressing well. They're at a level we want the ohters to be. They still need to improve a lot though.

What did you think when Laury went off about not winning?

I thought it was a bold move. I like when people take a stand for what they believe in, but not in the case when they have nothing to believe in. She wasn't working with her group and she was telling everyone what to do. When you're up on strings you can't even see them to tell them what to do. That's my job. She just totally got a huge head and ego and it's a shame that she expressed herself because someone had to shut her down. She took that limelight from Amanda and it was really rude. Yeah, she worked hard but she did not look that good.

Nobody has really won a job from the go sees yet. What are they doing wrong? What should you do at a go see?

I don't think they're taking it seriously enough, just from watching them on their go sees. It's not all about being on a TV show, that's just a window of opportunity for them and they're so into what they're doing in the house that they're not taking the job seriously. I just don't feel like they've been making the best impressions these people. A model has to be a blank canvas and they're not dressing like a blank canvas. When I go to my castings I wear really plain clothes, jeans and t-shirt. Very clean, very fresh. I have my personal edge sometimes but I feel like these girls look like they've been shopping all day. Go in there and have positive energy and don't bore the clients. If you work and travel with someone they also need to want to hang out with you. The models need to have that attitude. You also have to leave your personal life at home. If you have one at your house then leave it at the house. Work hard, it's not a free ride.

You thought Amanda was good for Gabe. What do you think of the possibility of Gabe and Kerryn?

I think it's great. They are both good matches for eachother.

Would you ever date a model?

Why not? Whatever tickles your fancy.

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