I write articles about beauty every single day. It’s my job and I like giving beauty tips to help women “feel” beautiful both inside and out.
Unlike many; however, I try never to focus strictly on physical characteristics. After all, what is aesthically beautiful to one person’s eye is not to anothers. Hence the saying “beauty is in the eye of the beholder.”
What I detest about some in the beauty industry is a sole focus on physical appearance. I know a lot of beautiful looking people who hold an ugliness inside of them.
It is clear that the whole concept of beauty has run completely amuck when 10 vain, egotistical, sophomoric characters like those featured in this year’s “True Beauty” are showcased. Some of them have the looks, but I am so far loath to find anything else beautiful about this season’s cast of characters. Let’s examine them.
First there is Amy Schmoldt who had the audacity to claim a beauty scale of 1 to 10 wasn’t big enough for her. She must have been talking about her swelled head because so far there is little else attractive about this woman.
The 22-year-old model and another contestant (Regina) began bad mouthing their female peers before even getting to know them. On the positive side; however, I do give her points for refusing the offer to steal an accessory for the Vegas Alter Ego Challenge. Dare I hope there is something there after all?
Next is Craig Franczyk, age 29. This retail manager from Canada is certainly eye candy. I Thought I detected a hint of sweetness in his soul. Unfortunately, he proved very self-absorbed and self-centered. He also opted to steal during the Vegas Alter Ego Challenge. That was a huge turnoff.
George Hamilton, your tan replacement has arrived in the form of David Palmer. If this guy were any more fake looking, he’d be a manikin and that just isn’t pretty.
Of course, it doesn’t help that he claimed the best thing about him was his entire body. EWWW! Pearly whites aside, this 24 year-old astrologer is lacking in humility. Whatever he’s selling, I’m definitely not buying. That is, except for the fact that he said no to stealing during the challenge. So maybe there is hope for him yet.
Erika Othen, a 25-year-old singer/songwriter from New York initially seemed to offer some promise. She fits the mold that many men love – tall, blonde, statuesque and built.
However, if that turns out to be all she has to offer, then its nothing more than a lovely façade. Of course it helps that she shut down an offer to steal for the Vegas challenge. Maybe my first impression will prove right.
Twenty-six-year-old real estate agent J.D. Scott was the first one kicked off the show for good reason. Not only was he insufferable to watch, but he failed the inner beauty challenge by stealing a garment for his Vegas Alter Ego. Sorry, J.D., but that’s just plain ugly, no matter how you slice it.
Another thief in sheep’s clothing was the stunning 35-year-old actress Liz Prada. She started off on the wrong foot by trying to manipulate beds in the apartment. Lucky for her Taylor was a gentleman and gave her exactly what she wanted.
However, when the $200 given to her to buy clothes for the challenge proved not enough to suit her expensive tastes, she simply applied the five-finger discount. That’s not pretty in any language.
Up next was 25-year-old actor and model Michael Allen. Not as outspoken about how grand he was, this cute Florida resident might give the girls a run for their money. Of course, if being a thief colors that picture at all, he’ll be left out in the cold. He opted to steal the accessories he wanted for his Las Vegas Challenge.
A dancer for the Dallas Mavericks, Michelle Mozek, not only turned down the opportunity to steal during the challenge, she shut down the “plant” who encouraged her. Her “I’m not doing that!” was a great sound to hear. Maybe there is more than outer beauty there if she gets a chance to nuture it.
Former Miss Teen New Jersey, Regina Villano, seemed irritated by most of her fellow contestants right from the outset. She and Amy spent a lot of time bad mouthing the other girls in a very nasty and distasteful way. On the positive side, But she did warn everyone right away that she was “going to be a bitch.” She’s right. She is.
Former baseball player, 24-year-old Taylor Bills could very well be the sleeper of this bunch. While he’s got some confidence, it is just this side shy of cocky. Plus, he was a gentleman when Liz wanted what he had. Finally, he not only refused to steal, he shut the suggestion down firmly; leaving no doubt that it wasn’t his thing.
After donning their Vegas alter ego clothing and standing in a glass booth vying for votes, in the end, David and J.D. received the least amount of chips. That meant the two of them had to report for possible elimination.
One final challenge helped the judges Carson Kressley, Beth Stern, and Vanessa Minnillo decide which contestant wasn’t a “True Beauty.” Outside the retail store where they shopped for their clothing, a woman and her dog got tangled up, blocking the door way. The test was to see if either or both contestants would stop to help the woman.
J.D. almost redeemed his stealing faux pas by helping the woman. David, on the other hand, simply walked over her.
In the end the judges decided that stealing was the greater crime and sent J.D. packing. He actually looked shocked that they thought stealing was an issue. What does that tell you?
It will be interesting to see, as the weeks pass, if any of the contestants vying to the “The Face of Las Vegas” show anything other than their ugly side. I’m rooting for Taylor at the moment but that could change once we learn more about these supposed true beauties.
I personally want to believe there is more there than meets the eye. However, I’m not sure I’ll be able to tolerate their insufferable primping in order to get to it. This show is two thumbs down for me.