Stacey and Dasha (could this blog love those two ladies more? I thought not until now) did in fact appear on ANTM. Good on 'em. Natural beauties if ever one saw them. They do well with the- let's face it - pretty patronising situation they're given.
Watch this clip (1:00 onwards) to see what happened. You can also see a repeat of the episode today at 2pm on Fox8 if you have Austar/Foxtel. Dasha is eleven hundred times classier than the bulk of these girls, notably Cassi who is clearly this season's love-her-or-hate-her housemate. I am surprised Miss D didn't get to show off more of her repertoire (when the flamenco guitar started I got excited), or that Stacey didn't get to fix up the models' posture, something that was raised in the first episode last week. But any publicity is good publicity for the sport in this country, so three cheers for that.
(Actually, I'm more surprised the two lovely ladies didn't PUNCH JONATHAN PEASE IN HIS SHINY BOY-MAN FACE for being a perpetual tosspot. And the vests, geez! Always with the frickin' vests!)
I personally loved this entertainment blogger's hilarious take on the events. Oh, to have such a way with words...
Back at model HQ and this time it's Madison's turn to win a Logie, by entering stage left and shouting "Hey guys, I think there's something outside!".
What they find in their driveway has clearly come DIRECTLY FROM MY NIGHTMARES - a bunch of midgets in leotards doing flips and somersaults in the rain.
"And then one of the girls pulled a Sarah Mail out of her..." begins Franky, but is drowned out by the sounds of my screaming. Sorry, I'm not sure where that midget pulled that envelope from - you'll have to use your imagination.
Using a crappy quote about falling over (from "anonymous" - come ON guys, couldn't you just get Blondie McPins [aka host Sarah Murdoch] to say something and then attribute it to her?) the Sarah Mail sends the models off to another gym where Pease tells them they're about to be "challenged in every sense of the word".
Unless he's talking to the viewers (who are currently being challenged just to stay awake) I think Pease really means "challenged in just ONE sense of the word -physically", as the models are made to don sparkly leotards and learn a gymnastics routine. Watching a bunch of uncoordinated girls attempting to do the splits is about as interesting as it sounds, save for the part when Cassi does the worm and pulls a muscle in her shoulder. Clare is determined the winner of the lamest challenge in ANTM history for making her leotard look fashionable or something, and is rewarded with a ticket to the ballet with Blondie McPins.
The next five "challenging" minutes of the episode are filled with Mikarla debating with Cassi about how bad her sprained muscle may or may not be, Clare and Tahnee getting ready to go to the ballet, and me yawning and checking my watch.