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America’s Next Top Model Season 19 : Bring Brittany or Leila Back!

America's Next Top Model Season 19 College Edition
First of all, I am so loving the new concept of America’s Next Top Model College Edition. When I was watching the first episode, I thought Tyra Banks decided to let people call in or text to vote for their favorite ANTM contestants. Thankfully, she had something cooler in mind – use social media!

America’s Next Top Model and Social Media

Being a social media practitioner myself (though I handle restaurants), I am happy about the new scoring system of America’s Next Top Model Season 19. This gives the audience/viewers or fans of the show a chance to somehow control who gets voted out of the competition. And it’s just smart to use social media since it’s the most powerful tool now for any brand or company to promote themselves. I think Tyra’s using social media pretty well, don’t you think?

I also like the idea of giving the wannabe models that were eliminated a chance to go back in the competition through the power of social media. I’m especially glad about this NOW that I have no one else to root for amongst the ones who are still in the show.

Kelly Cutrone, Rob Evans, Bryanboy and Johnny Wujek

The addition of Kelly, Rob and Bryanboy is one of the amazing things about Season 19 of America’s Next Top Model. I love Kelly Cutrone, with her fierce comments. Rob Evans, and all his gorgeousness, is surprisingly a pretty awesome judge himself. I agree with him and his comments 99% of the time.

Kelly Cutrone, Rob Evans and Bryanboy in America's Next Top Model Season 19 College Edition

Bryanboy – I know he’s Pinoy and I’ve heard some issues with him before, but I like him on the show too, especially when he told Yvonne off with her nasty attitude during one of the shoots.

Johnny Wujek is a great addition too. I feel like he has contributed more to the show because of his insights and the way he handles the models during their photo shoots. Oh, and he’s Katy Perry‘s stylist, so that’s another PLUS. And, of course, he’s gorgeous too. 🙂

Johnny Wujek on America's Next Top Model Season 19 College Edition

America’s Next Top Model Comeback : Bring Brittany or Leila Back!

Everyone has his or her own bad days, and this happens to the best of us. So, I am really hoping that either Brittany or Leila is brought back into the competition through their social media scores.

America's Next Top Model Season 19 College Edition Comeback Web series
(If you haven’t yet, watch America’s Next Top Model Comeback Web series)

I am crossing my fingers for Brittany and Leila. I think Leila will be a stronger competitor though ’cause I find that Brittany is a little boring during most of her shoots. I LOVE her on this Walt Disney shoot though:

Brittany's Walt Disney photo

Leila looks more like a high-fashion model, so I am rooting for her first before Brittany. But, either of them is okay in my book.

Leila of America's Next Top Model Season 19 College Edition

Victoria is Weird

Beautifully weird – I’m not sure. The way she comes into every photo shoot, with all the crazy characters she comes up with, is just too funny for words.

Victoria of America's Next Top Model Season 19 College Edition

Sure, this is all because of her being home-schooled and well-pampered by her mother. I hope and wish she’ll grow up, seriously, ’cause I think she’s a very smart young girl who needs a ton of maturing to do. And I hope her mom helps her with that.

Who Am I Rooting For?

I am rooting for Lauren and Kiara now. Well, that’s only because I have no other choice but them 2. They’re the lesser evils.

Kiara of America's Next Top Model Season 19 College Edition

Nastasia, I used to like, but she’s been boring recently.

Nastasia of America's Next Top Model Season 19 College Edition

Kristin is hot and pretty. But, I think she’s just lucky she has the looks. With that said, she’s not a fierce high-fashion model to me. Plus, her personality sucks. 😀

Kristin of America's Next Top Model Season 19 College Edition

I don’t like Lauren for her attitude too, but she’s one of the top competitors now. I love her zombie photo shoot.

Lauren's zombie photo - I love her!

Who are YOU supporting in America’s Next Top Model College Edition?

Photo Credits: America’s Next Top Model on CWTV

Saddle Up!

Horse riding has always seemed extremely appealing to me, ever since I was a young child when I saw the horses in the fields in a relative’s neighborhood. It was common place to see horse riders pass by their window and I always looked on in awe.
My mother used to ride when she was younger. She used to explain to me about how her and her cousin would ride through the fields on beautiful summer days and how she had never felt freer.
I suppose it is one of those things that would be fairly easy to arrange, you just never get round to it. I have also had mixed feelings about the experience. After all, you are riding a wild animal and you hear some pretty bad stories about people getting hurt.
But, as horse riding is now officially on my bucket list, I have decided to try to get past my fears and really go for it. I have been researching the things you might need and it seems you can get everything at a fairly good price online as all the horse gear from Equestrian Clearance for example, comes with pretty good discounts.
Horse saddled up
All I need to do now is locate a stable, I have seen one while we were traversing the city, I just need to get up the courage to actually stop there one day and inquire about lessons. The horses they have seem really big and powerful though!
Hopefully they might have a smaller pony for me to practice on. Wish me luck!

Saddle Up!

Horse riding has always seemed extremely appealing to me, ever since I was a young child when I saw the horses in the fields in a relative’s neighborhood. It was common place to see horse riders pass by their window and I always looked on in awe.
My mother used to ride when she was younger. She used to explain to me about how her and her cousin would ride through the fields on beautiful summer days and how she had never felt freer.
I suppose it is one of those things that would be fairly easy to arrange, you just never get round to it. I have also had mixed feelings about the experience. After all, you are riding a wild animal and you hear some pretty bad stories about people getting hurt.
But, as horse riding is now officially on my bucket list, I have decided to try to get past my fears and really go for it. I have been researching the things you might need and it seems you can get everything at a fairly good price online as all the horse gear from Equestrian Clearance for example, comes with pretty good discounts.
Horse saddled up
All I need to do now is locate a stable, I have seen one while we were traversing the city, I just need to get up the courage to actually stop there one day and inquire about lessons. The horses they have seem really big and powerful though!
Hopefully they might have a smaller pony for me to practice on. Wish me luck!

What’s the Point?

Lately, I frequently find myself asking exactly that. I feel like I’m at the stage of my life when I don’t want to waste a second or any effort on something that I know won’t really make a difference in my future.

What's the point

No, I didn’t mean anything relaxing, fun or exciting. I mean things (and a couple of people) that serve as fillers in my life. You know, those that I’m pretty sure don’t or won’t really mean anything to me, but may be used to pass the time. *sigh*

I’m preparing myself for the future I want. So, I want to reserve all my energy on moments, experiences, people and tasks that I know will make an impact in my life. ’cause, seriously, what’s the point?

Individually Together

While I was watching Fairly Legal (one of my favorite TV series now), I realized how much I can relate to how Kate Reed deals with her relationship with her (ex) husband. She struggles to keep the balance between her passion for her work and her love for him. And, in my opinion, if someone truly loves you, he or she should understand and accept that your work, your drive, they’re all part of who you are.

The thing is, Kate still makes sure to spend time with him. But, her husband wants more from her that she can’t give at the moment.

TogetherWhen most of us are in a relationship, we have all these crazy expectations that the other person should be as expressive towards you the same way you are to them. We have to understand that we’re unique. We show our feelings or how much we care in different ways. Your partner may have a different way of showing you they love you, and you may be way more expressive than he or she is, but that doesn’t mean you’re not at the same level emotionally. In fact, I believe that it’s unfair to compare how much you love each other ’cause it’ll just end up in a fight because the end-result of the debate or argument will always be someone loves the other person more.

The truth is, for me, that’s completely okay. If I love a guy more than he loves me, as long as he’s loyal, he cares for me and genuinely wants to be with me, I wouldn’t care about the amount of love we have for each other. The truth of the matter is, is there any sure-fire way to measure that?

Based on my experiences, I believe that for a relationship to work, two people should be individually together. What I mean by that is they still have to pursue what they wanted in life while the other is right behind, all supportive. I’ve had relationships wherein the other person didn’t want me to continue on something I wanted to pursue. I ended up resenting them for it. And that’s the worst that could happen – being together, but the other person is filled with remorse.

LoveI am ambitious, and I need someone who would understand that. I need to be with someone who won’t feel insecure about my feelings towards him just because I’m not as available to him the way he wanted me to be. I admit that I’m not expressive, but when I’m in a relationship and I’m in love with someone, I give everything I can and more. I reserve a portion of my time and love for myself because I believe that to effectively be in a relationship with another individual and to keep the fire going, you have to continue to be the same person they fell in love with. Don’t change who you are. Adjust, sure, but don’t let a relationship change you completely that you’d be unrecognizable.

Until someone would get that, I’m happy where I am now.