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Happy Birthday, CariDee English

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Happy birthday, CariDee English.  I’d love to see you back on “America’s Next Top Model.”  Tyra needs to produce a new show that pits former ANTM winners against each other in an “Apprentice“-style competition as they vie for the opportunity to sit next to her on panel.  If nothing else, it would get rid of Kelly Cutrone . . .

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May 22, 2012 at 3:23 pm

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Whitney, maybe, but not CariDee!

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CariDee & Melrose Impersonator

I’m not sure what to believe!  According to The Cut, America’s Next Top Model Cycle 7 winner CariDee English has been accused of being a filthy slob by a woman whose apartment she leased for two weeks.

In her letter, the woman complained that “there was fake orange tan dust all over everything: the pillows, the sheets, the towels, the bathmat, the walls, everywhere.”

I feel bad for CariDee.  She probably had Whitney and Tootie over for Cheetos.  I wonder if the lady who owned the apartment tasted the evidence before she jumped to the conclusion that it was tanning residue.  She also complained that there were short, black hairs all over the bathroom.  Although this is just speculation, CariDee’s carpet probably matches the drapes.  She’s a very fair-skinned girl.  Whitney, on the other hand . . .

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July 27, 2009 at 2:58 pm

Pretty Wicked Preview

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The search for inner beauty is about to get ugly.”

That’s the slogan being used to promote Pretty Wicked on Oxygen.  I’m looking forward to it in the same way that I looked forward to I Love Money.  Wow, my taste in television programming is horrible!

Anyway, I found a preview on the Oxygen site, and also some contact information that has allowed me to email the PR department to see if anyone in Canada has bought the show.  My legitimate journalistic credentials do actually come in handy sometimes.

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March 7, 2009 at 4:41 pm

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True Beauty + Charm School = Pretty Wicked

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I know I’ve posted this before, but here’s a hilarious photo of the lovely CariDee English reenacting the moment she won America’s Next Top Model.  That’s my friend playing the part of Smellrose in a performance that had me in tears.

Anyway, CariDee is going to be starring in her own show!  It’s called Pretty Wicked, and it sounds like a hybrid of True Beauty and Charm School.  Here’s the press release that I found on the


Premieres Tuesday, March 31 at 10 PM ET/PT

America’s Next Top Model Winner CariDee English To Host

New York February 10, 2009 Do you use your looks to get ahead, get out of a traffic ticket, get a job, land a boyfriend or cut through the line at a trendy club? Ten divas from Oxygen’s newest competition reality series ‘Pretty Wicked’ answer yes to all of the above. Premiering Tuesday, March 31 at 10 pm ET/PT, Pretty Wicked puts looks aside and has these prima donnas compete to see who is the most beautiful on the inside for a grand prize of $50,000.

Upon their arrival in the house, the rules of the game change when they find out that in THIS competition their looks are meaningless. During the eight one-hour episodes, the girls are challenged to confront their mean spirited ways in a series of challenges designed to “beautify” their insides to match their outside. These rude ladies are in for a rude awakening when they find themselves in situations they would never have imagined from being ‘made under’ so they appear years older to making that perfect first impression on a bunch of hot guys who could care less about physical beauty because they are blind!

The twists and turns in this social experiment continue while the girls find themselves without the everyday luxuries they are accustomed to mirrors, cell phones and, most importantly, privacy. Over their time together, emotions flare and tempers soar when these mean girls must tap their inner beauty to win their way to the top. The ‘pretty’ girl who shows the greatest transformation by series’ end wins the grand prize.

“Pretty Wicked” marks the first competition reality series from the new Oxygen development team led by Amy Introcaso-Davis, Senior Vice President, Original Programming and Development, Oxygen Media.

CariDee English, winner of the seventh season of Americas Next Top Model, serves as host alongside three celebrity judges plus-sized model and published author Mia Tyler, Beverly Hills psychotherapist and radio talk show host Dr. Jenn Berman and comedian/author Kyle Cease (Not Another Teen Movie). Together, the judges are tasked with eliminating one of the ladies, based on the weekly challenges and the transformation witnessed that week.

“‘Pretty Wicked’ truly is the ultimate inner-makeover competition show,” said Amy Introcaso-Davis. ” Viewers will see these spirited, independent women transform into more self-aware and ultimately, nicer girls.”

Pretty Wicked is executive produced by R.J. Cutler of Actual Reality Pictures (“30 Days” and “American High”) and Jonas Larsen (Tabithas Salon Takeover and Celebrity Fit Club).

Well, it sounds fun — more fun than True Beauty, anyway.  Tyra stunk up the airwaves with that show!  I’m happy for CariDee because she’s a genuine inner beauty and it’s nice to see that she’s shaken off the curse of being named America’s Next Top Model.

By the way, rumor has it that CariDee isn’t the only one capitalizing on her ANTM success.  Tootie has been cast in an upcoming screen version of A Doll’s House by Henrik Ibsen and that Jaslene will be replacing Anderson Cooper on CNN.

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March 6, 2009 at 2:42 pm

And then a hero comes along . . .

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Much to my surprise, Stylista just got a thousand times better.  After a so-so premiere, the show is shaping up to be a classic of its genre, all because of Ashlie.

It usually takes a few episodes for rivalries to form.  Megan, however, came into the house swinging.  Although Kate was her target, Ashlie quickly saw through Megan and called her out on her bully tactics.  Calling her something like “the spawn of Satan and Rosemary’s Baby,” Ashlie instantly became my reality show hero.

I don’t know if I’ve seen a good guy/bad guy rivalry like this since CariDee took on Smellrose on America’s Next Top Model.  I just can’t wait to see what happens next.

In other news, Jason needs to learn how to chill out and Anne Slowey shouldn’t wear poochy brocade dresses.

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October 30, 2008 at 1:55 pm

The Fiercee Awards are almost here!

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I happened to turn on the TV this afternoon just in time to see a commercial for The Fiercee Awards.  When I interviewed CariDee a couple of weeks ago, she told me that they were going to be a lot of fun.  However, I forgot to ask her when the show would air.  I was afraid that I might miss them due to my glamorous, jet-setting lifestyle.

Anyway, the show will air a week from today on Wednesday, May 14th.  I can’t wait!  I haven’t been this excited since T-Zone was shut down during a rabies scare that eventually proved to be a prank.  I wonder if they ever discovered the identity of the anonymous tipster who called the cops?  Heh heh heh . . .

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May 7, 2008 at 10:15 pm

Fashion Magazine’s Blogger Search

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Fashion Magazine

I should probably review this magazine, but I’ll save that for another day.  Danielle at finalfashion mentioned this contest a while ago, but I didn’t actually visit the contest site until yesterday.  It seems like a fun idea.  Fashion Magazine is looking for ten bloggers to keep Canada updated on their local fashion scenes.  The winning bloggers will get $1200 for twenty-four posts that will run bi-monthly over the next year.  It’s not much, but since most bloggers work for free, it’s enough to buy a shiny, new computer or a nice pair of winter boots at Gucci.

I was going to enter, but I don’t believe Fashion magazine would make me a semi-finalist.  I’m too much of a know-it-all, and some people find that threatening.   I can’t say that I blame them.  I shake in my own presence when I think about how fabulous I am.

I also can’t shut my trap when it comes to how much I loathe Fashion File since Adrian Mainella took over the hosting duties.  Because the magazine and the TV show are in a partnership, I imagine I’d get into a little trouble if they realized that Prunella Crudsworth is Auntie Fashion.

So I’m just going to stick to this blog.  My post about Behati Prinsloo has seen about fifteen-hundred hits so far, and a few others have got a lot of attention, too — especially my interviews with CariDee and Simon Doonan.

I’m happy to be blogging for free, anyway.  It allows me to be the rebel that I want to be.  Getting paid to write a blog about antifashion would be sort of hypocritical, anyhow.  If I’m trying to protest the commercialization of the art that is fashion in this blog, I’d be an idiot to ask for a paycheque to do it.

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May 3, 2008 at 3:16 pm

America’s Next Top Actress

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Last night I had the pleasure of attending a forum for the Psoriasis Education Program called Loud and Clear with CariDee.  After the forum wrapped up, the winner of America’s Next Top Model Cycle 7 met with fans to shoot the breeze (easy, breezy and beautifully, of course).

I was amongst the autograph hounds lined up to meet CariDee — not as a fan (although she is my favorite winner), but as a crack reporter.  Auntie Fashion asks the tough questions that everyone else is afraid to ask.

When I questioned CariDee about the upcoming Fiercee Awards, she was taken off guard.  “How do you know about that?” she asked me.  I explained that I know everything worth knowing, and she accepted that like any rational person would do.  She also told me that the Fiercee Awards are going to air on an upcoming Tyra episode where several of the ANTM contestants are going to get what’s coming to them.  I can’t wait!

Then I asked CariDee the question that no reporter has been courageous enough to ask: Was she the one responsible for “Smellrose”, undoubtedly the best nickname in ATNM history?  “No, that would be Jaeda,” she replied.  However, I’m not completely sure that I believed her because she was doing that thing where her eyes dart upward, like she did in her Spanish CoverGirl commercial.

Anyhow, the highlight of the evening was when my friend asked CariDee to reenact the triumphant moment when she won ANTM and hugged Melrose.  CariDee committed to the scene like a trouper and the result is the priceless photo I posted above.  Give the girl an Oscar!

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April 8, 2008 at 6:04 am