Thank goodness for the internet and VH1 since my crappy basic cable doesn't include Logo. I freaking LOVE this show! I, too, was cracking up that RuPaul managed to secure a deal with Mac for these glamourpuss girls instead of Cover Girl. I did think for a second that even though it's great they have access to Mac products, it sucks that they can only use Mac stuff. I know how I am about my makeup - I use one brand of blush, one brand of eyeshadow, etc. so I would be all out of whack if someone took my makeup and made me us everything from one line.
At first I really did not get Tammie. She looked crazed and mentally unbalanced during the photo shoot. When I saw her runway look though, she made a lot more sense and I got her personality/aesthetic a lot more.
I liked Shannel during the episode, but after watching the 16 minute under the hood feature online, I can see myself getting annoyed with her before the show is over. Everything is all about her and she has an opinion about everything. It's possible that it's the editing or that no one else had anything interesting to say in the green room, but it seemed like she was not letting anyone else get a word in edgewise.
Although Nina's style is not my cup of tea in the sense that I would want to wear it, her thrift store look was very pulled together and cohesive. It looked like a real costume, not some crap thrown together out of stuff from the 99 cent store.
Victoria's outfit, on the other hand, looked exactly like what it was: crap thrown together out of stuff from the 99 cent store. I sympathize because I can't sew and I'm not creative or crafty either (the few costumes I have were either store bought or made for me by someone else's more qualified hands), but I really think that Victoria would have been gone eventually anyway, if not this week then next week, because she stood out from the others as not being glam enough. I really liked her, but I think that ultimately the judges want a glittery drag queen, not an older female impersonator.
Akashia's walk was awkward and somewhat manly. Something about her arms and her gait struck me as weird and unnatural. She seems like the girl on ANTM who would get dragged onto the practice runway at the house by well-meaning girls who want to help her.
I do see what RuPaul said about Ongina looking like a little boy. To me, it's not about the wigs or the boobs or the tucking, but the way Ongina carries herself. Then add in the fact that most of the other contestants are going with the over the top makeup/diva personas and it makes Ongina seem even more like a little boy rather than a vivacious woman.
I can't remember the name of the girl who had on the lion costume and was offended by the judges saying it was too tame. It wasn't just the lack of glitter and sparkles - it was a boring costume without any personality or pizazz.
It really is true genius. My favorite part is that it finally voices what Tyra is really thinking on every episode of Top Model - "Don't fuck it up".
I also think Tim Gunn should take a note out of their refreshingly honest book - I'd love to hear him say "For your first challenge...We went to the dollar store....and bought a load of crap"
Word to both! I was watching the ANTM marathon on Oxygen this weekend, and I kept imagining her adding, "Don't fuck it up," before each challenge. And I would totally love to hear Tim Gunn say, "Now we know that this is ridiculous, but just do whatever you can with this crap. I don't know what the producers were thinking, but do your best."