Friday, November 28, 2008


Ever wonder what models eat during Thanksgiving dinner while all the rest of us gorge on savory food? The New York Magazine blog "The Cut" gave us an answer, and it's not all what you'd expect:

"We asked several models if they overindulge for the holiday and whether they had any cooking tips for us. Check out who likes tacos, who hates eggnog, and who indulges in raspberry-tofu pie after the jump.

• Favorite Thanksgiving food: My uncle's mash potatoes with a secret ingredient.
• Do you overindulge on the holiday? But of course. That is why Thanksgiving is the way it is in our family. I enjoy being home, the huge dinner, and the long nap afterwards.

• Favorite Thanksgiving food: Stuffing, but it has to be Stove Top. I don't like all the fancy kinds with nuts and raisins. My mom is the one to make the stuffing, and it only takes three minutes. All you do is follow the box!
• Do you overindulge on the holiday? Of course! I'm only 17! I don't worry about that, and shouldn’t at my age, as long as I'm healthy and active. I love exercising and playing sports. So it's easy for me to have fun and work out. I like to swim at a gym or do yoga.

• Cooking tips: I'm learning. But I don't know how to cook Thanksgiving food yet. I know how to cook spaghetti Bolognese, pizza, and tacos — stuff that everybody knows how to cook.
• Are you afraid of overindulging? Oh, no, not me! Because I love to eat. Actually Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. I love the ham, the turkey, the macaroni and cheese. We do it really big at my house – even the dessert is amazing. My mom makes the best banana pudding. The best.

• Favorite Thanksgiving food: My mom’s pumpkin pie with lots of whipped cream.
• Do you overindulge on the holiday? Eating well and being active is just part of my daily routine, so it’s no different for me during the holidays or non-holidays.

• Cooking tips: I'm not a good cook. I don't cook a lot. But I like food, so it's kind of a weird thing. See, I don't do eggnog.
• Do you overindulge on the holiday? Not really. I don't treat it any differently.

• Cooking tips: I cook somewhat, but I would not want to screw up Thanksgiving dinner.
• Do you overindulge on the holiday? Everybody should eat too much! You're with family and friends, you should go a little bit overboard. Just go to the gym!

• Favorite Thanksgiving food: I'm vegan, so I won't be partaking in the turkey, casseroles, and pie like the rest of my family. I will probably just have a simple meal of steamed greens, beans, avocado, and maybe even a little piece of raw dark chocolate.
• Do you overindulge on the holiday? Thanksgiving for me is more of a time to see my family rather than a time to look forward to eating a huge meal, but maybe once I come back to New York, I'll have a little bit of raspberry-tofu pie from Souen in celebration. It's my favorite dessert when I do have one."

And there you go. Controversial eating habits? Completely normal? What are your opinions? 

Thursday, November 27, 2008


Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Don't get sick from eating too much food :/

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Challenge...Final Two!

It's a dead heat between the final two models. Almost every time. Sometimes you can actually tell who is going to win based on the judges comments and the final runway walks; some examples: Chantal tripped a stilt walker in Cycle 9. Obviously not going to win (especially since Tyra always favored Saleisha.) Jaslene was said to have the better body of work vs. Natasha. Obviously going to win (especially since Tyra wanted a more diverse girl to win.) But sometimes, it can be really hard to tell, often even seeming the opposite way; for example: Melrose had overwhelming praise for her last runway show and her body of work. Obviously going to win? Nope! CariDee won, even after the judges panned her runway walk and her attitude. Most of the time though, it's just a close call; some examples: Naima and Kahlen, Adrianne and Shannon, Yoanna and Mercedes, Eva and YaYa, Danielle and Joanie, etc.

So this time, we're requiring an ad campaign, a runway shot, a more natural, candid photo, a cover, and a high-fashion photo. 

Who will be our winner? Only time will tell (and your votes of course)!

Eliminated last post: Iekeliene Stange :( But congratulations on making it into the top 3! 

Here are our final two (in order): 
Our hardcore, kick-ass final two - pics 1-2
Jourdan Dunn - pics 3-5
Kasia Struss - pics 6-10

Who will be Mostly Model's Next Top Model? Check back to find out!

Friday, November 14, 2008


A new recurring post! You know those polaroid sheets that models have at agencies to give out to prospective clients along with their portfolio? Well I think they're great photos themselves, and every week I'm gonna show you a new one. This is like a slight foray into the modeling industry, and we hope you like it! Comments are greatly appreciated :) 

Kicking off our first post is one of our favourite models, Coco Rocha. Click on the photo for a larger view. Enjoy!

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Photo of the Week

Photo: Gemma Ward

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Challenge...Double Elimination/Birds of a Feather

That's right everyone - TWO models are eliminated from the last post! This competition is getting (as Tyra would say) "FIERCE"! This happens almost every season, either because someone quits, or just to throw everyone off their game. This weeks challenge is AVIAN IMITATION.

Eliminated last post: Anabela Belikova and Irina Lazareanu :( :(

Here are our bird - i mean, models (in order):

Kasia Struss - Tame those flyaways!
Iekeliene Stange - Birds nest
Jourdan Dunn - Taking flight

Who will be eliminated? Who will move on to the next round? Who knows! Stay tuned to see who packs their bags and goes home.