I mentioned the Malaysian Dreamgirl – Audition 16th and 17th February at PWTC on Friday and I attended the first day on the 16th afternoon to check out what was going on.
Myself and Su Ann (her post about the audition) will be the ‘official bloggers’ for Malaysian Dreamgirl 2008, we will be following the series through-out – visiting the house where the girls stay and attending some of the challenges they are set.
It was pretty interesting sitting in the Media room watching the live feeds, there were 2 cameras one facing the contestants and one on the judges. Around 8 got through before I arrived.
This was the first girl I saw that qualified, zomg she looks like Suet Li! – Her name is Yvonne Sim.
The crew interviewed most of the girls before they went in, see if they are nervous and what they are expecting.
The contestants waiting anxiously – 3 of the girls in this picture got through.
Another one through – Wan Has Zalona.
Many people’s favourite – Yeap Chin Yee (Giselle). A number of people found it unbelievable that she’s a kindergarten teacher – love her dress.
The ones that got through were also interviewed afterwards to assess their joy.
This girl has a fierce look (Nadia Johary), definitely has attitude – that’s a quality I appreciate as a photographer. I think she can go far.
They were also interviews by Nick – that’s where he got all the info from (names, hobbies etc.).
I think girl Alison Joan Victor is one of the few I saw that is a definite to go through to the final 12 (looks, height, articulate and good personality).
Being interviewed by Nick.
Some were really happy that they got through like Daniellia Ellies who professed she was one of my readers and pleased to meet me…she doesn’t comment tho *pttooi* (I LOVE COMMENTS).
She’s cute eh?
Our famous blogger friend Ringo Tan of Cheeserland was there too looking as pretty as ever, she got through of course (after getting dissed by the judges “Less Is More”).
This is how the feeds look to us in the media room (whilst Ringo was being interviewed).
Ringo after she got through.
Kenny and Su Ann posing after it was all over.
My general comments on the audition are:
- Most girls didn’t have any personality that was visible, they were meek and very ‘vanilla’
- Following on from personality, almost none stood up for themselves or fought to get in. After rejection they just gave up and walked out.
- The majority could have made more effort style wise, wear something interesting and visually exciting..not the same old MNG bargain bin clothes.
- Looks wise it was about as I expected, some were clearly too short, too fat or just plain wrong.
- Doesn’t any girl like any other model than Tyra Banks? It was a little boring
- Doesn’t any girl read anything other than the crap Dan Brown churns out?
I’m looking forwards to the rest of the series! I hope there’s at least one nasty bitch in there 😀
I wasn’t there in the morning (didn’t want to get caught in the roadblocks) or on the second day but Nick Chhan was there on both days – you can find his posts here:
The quality of entrants definitely seems better on the second day, but that was expected as many people work half day on Saturday and the roadblocks etc made it more likely the turnout would be greater on Sunday.
Malaysian Dreamgirl will start airing in the first week of March with the auditions, the girls will also be moving into the house around that time.
Watch this space for more updates!