It's that time again.
Time that I put on my judge's cape and lay the smackdown on the contestants of Malaysian Dreamgirl.
A quick explanation for the benefit of those who don't know what's going on: Malaysian Dreamgirl is an online reality show broadcasting at malaysiandreamgirl.tv, where we put 12 ordinary girls in a house over 3 months and mould them into professional models.
This season, I am the online judge together with JoyceTheFairy. Each week we'll alternate between ourselves giving judgment on which contestant we think should stay and go.
We get a lot of shit for doing this. My rationale is that these girls joined a competition where we are the judges, so we should be allowed to be forthright with our opinions.
Joyce and I would like to state in real life, we are very nice people who do not pass judgment on those not contesting on Malaysian Dreamgirl.
Without further a do, here's my judgment on this season's final eight and their "Futuristic" themed photoshoot.
This 17-year-old is my favourite Malay contestant since the start of the show.
I think she photographs exceptionally well. Like Joyce said, Farah's best feature is her stunningly sharp and flawless face that could melt the audience like butter on pancakes.
5 weeks into the competition, suddenly this girl gets emo and depressed and lonely and wanted to home. What lah! Don't waste the opportunity, Farah.
The modelling industry is not all beds of roses. Toughen up or go home.
4 out of 10 for this photo.
I don't get it. Why is Denezia still in the competition?
For a girl who's known for starting the warfare in the house, calling people "psycho" and breaking furniture in a fight, I think Denezia should be more suited joining World Wrestling Entertainment instead.
Then she can break all the furniture she wants.
3 out of 10 this week.
Pinky is a pretty. Tall and slim too. Put her in a crowd somewhere in 1Utama, I guarantee you she'll stand out.
Put her in a house with 7 other girls all vying for the title of Malaysian Dreamgirl? Suddenly she becomes very ordinary.
Don't get me wrong, I still think she's one of the better ones in the game. But there are other girls with bigger heart, stronger drive and better discipline than she is.
At this level of competition, her work this week just wouldn't cut it. She gets 6 out of 10 from me.
Shasya who? I'm sorry but she was just way too forgettable since the beginning of the show.
Regardless, I thought her photoshoot this week is quite spectacular.
Reminds me of some superhero character from Batman or something.
7 out of 10.
Ming did not impress me initially. I thought she looks flat (her face, I mean, not her... y'know) so I had reservations about how well she's gonna perform.
But the 21-year-old graphic designer from Malacca has made me eat my own words when THIS particular photo came out.
Don't you this is such a kickass photo?
She was definitely the best out of all the girls in that Wacoal photoshoot. Ming has the look of a classic Oriental lady that is just so intriguing in an industry cluttered with those cookie-cutter cutesy types.
I like that she is such a dedicated student to the fashion and modelling industry as well, proving that she's more than just a pretty face, but a determined soul too.
I guess Ming would probably look out of place in a car show or a men's magazine. Put her in a fashion spread and I bet she'd steal lots eyeballs.
She faltered in this week's photoshoot unfortunately.
I hate to give her a 5.5 out of 10 for this photo only.
Still, I got high hopes. This girl definitely got potential.
Hot DAMN, did you see her fight with Ming in that episode?!
My goodness, the fierceness in the tongue that girl. The way she fought is like all my ex-girlfriends rolled into one scolding me at the same time. You can't even get a word out to defend yourself!
Joyce likes her though. (I think Joyce's exact words to me during the auditions were "check out those boobs.")
I beg to differ. Apart from the impressive makeover and her huge set of eyes, the 18-year-old Eurasian has yet to really blow my mind.
Drama aside, I thought Natasha was kinda bland in her latest photoshoot.
I seriously dunno what kinda pose is that. Too many similar poses. Like the same pose photocopied five times. Totally not dynamic at all.
5 out of 10 for this photo.
This ordinary-looking girl went to Shawn Cutler for a makeover and walked out looking like THIS!
Who's that girl? RIHANNA? No, it's JUANITA.
Out of the final eight, it is this Johor girl carries herself in front of the camera best. Watch the way she speaks. Not only is she classy and articulate, she's capable in producing the most professional-looking photos like these.
Looks like Destiny's Child latest album WITH TWO EXTRA MEMBERS.
8 out of 10. If there is one girl that can come up from behind to claim the first place in this competition, it's Juanita.
Keep your eyes on her.
Clearly she's the leading favourite at this point.
Judging by the comments on the official MDG blog and the participation of her Facebook fan club, there is no doubt this 21-year-old will be safe from elimination for a long time. Dawn has distanced herself from the drama happening inside the house, and the support from her fans has been nothing short of phenomenal.
Does Dawn deserve all the fanfare? Of course. She has a great potential.
Her photos are consistently fabulous, her body well-toned and she has dimples on her cheeks so deep you could bake muffins in it. I'd even go as far as to say her photo this week is arguably the best we've ever done.
I wonder though, is Dawn over-rated?
Maybe. She has to watch out though. One slip-up and either Ming or Juanita could easy usurp her as the leading girl of the pack.
But for this week, Dawn gets a 9 out of 10 from me.
That's it from me. Now it's your turn.
Who is your favourite Malaysian Dreamgirl?
No, Elaine Daly doesn't count.