Post by Maria Kanellis on Nov 21, 2011 0:22:34 GMT -5
1. What do you think of your journey in this competition? Which one is your favorite photoshoot? I'm proud of the road i took in this competition. I took someone that was a difficult person to use and I made it work week after week. When it came to a challenge where I had no good photos (Magazine cover and spread), I made mine from scratch. I honestly exceeded my own expectations. Especially after the second week, I expected to go out pretty much every round.
I would have liked to have placed 6th, but what can you do. Two people I had already beaten came back
My favorite shoot was probably the Magazine Cover and Spread. That was a week I was dreading cause I knew I had no good shots to use for it, but it wound up being my breakthrough week.
I may have been the underdog this competition, but I think I proved that I shouldn't be underestimated.
2. Do you regret that you picked Maria? Yeah, I kinda do regret it. However, I'm not that in tune with pop culture, so it'd be hard for me to choose anyone. Honestly, coming into this game, I had no idea who the hell Freida Pinto, Gemma Arterton, Jennifer Lawrence, Shilpa Shetty, or Estella Warren were. I don't really watch many movies and unless I see an actress in quite a few things, I wouldn't recognize her and would probably get her confused with 20 other actresses.
So, Maria was someone I was familiar with and i figured would have a good selection of photos out there. I actually feel I could have done better this week. The timing was just off. The Photo shoot was posted and I had to go in to work a double. I went drinking with coworkers afterward and got home at about 4am. I woke up today with a hangover and not much time to get a lot of things done in a lot of games before I headed back into work. I went with the best pre-existing photo I could find. If I had more time, I actually would have photoshoppped a picture together with another model. I had some ideas on what to do, I just didn't have the time to complete it. I do feel I could have taken this a few more weeks, but I just didn't have the time to put in the necessary effort to overcome the challenges that came with playing as Maria.
3. Who do you want and who do you think will be in the Final 2? I would like Gemma in the Final 2. I don't really care who else ends up there. I don't really have anything personal against any of them; I just don't know the others too well. I would root for Jennifer, but I've already read the responses to her exit questions and she's not as nice of a person as I thought she was. Jennifer, I earned my spot in the game and I busted ass to get there. To say you deserved to have still been in over me was laughable.
I think the Final 2 will end up with Freida and Selena, but Gemma still stands a good shot. Like another eliminated model has said, I don't really see the strength in Selena's shots, but the judges seem to like her.