Australia’s Next Top Model Oopsie-daisy!


I was watching Australia’s Next Top Model live on Tuesday night. I voted 3 times for Amanda and I really wanted Amanda and Sophie as the top 2 finalists. When Sarah Murdoch called Kelsey’s name first, I was shocked! I was also concerned that Amanda wouldn’t be picked next.

Thankfully, she was and we were left with two nervous finalists on stage. There could only be one winner – too bad they called out the wrong name!


The host, Sarah Murdoch announced the winner as Kelsey Martinovich. Kelsey went on to make an emotional speech of appreciation and gratitude for the show. The runner-up Amanda Ware smiled, clapped, congratulated the winner and thanked the show for the opportunity.

This was until a flash of horror crossed Sarah Murdoch’s face and she gave a tiny gasp. Poor Sarah looked as though she might faint. The audience of 2000 fell silent as Sarah said, “Oh my God, I don’t know what to say right now.” “I’m feeling a bit sick about this. No, I’m so sorry about this. Oh my God. I don’t know what to say. It’s a complete accident. I’m so sorry, it’s Amanda.”

Kelsey immediately responds with, “It’s an honest mistake.” She doesn’t cry or go for the sympathy vote. I really do have to give her a good pat on the back for the way she handled the situation.
Amanda looked slightly embarrassed, however broke the tension by giving a small whoop and smiling. The audience started laughing and a small applause was given to the well-deserved winner.

Sarah explained that the voting was so close and that it kept going back and forth between the two girls. Apparently Amanda won by only 3 votes. I like to think that my 3 votes got her over the line!

I didn’t love Kelsey during the show, I actually thought she was a bit of a bi-atch at times. However both these girls were innocent and had nothing to do with this little oopsie-daisy. They both handled the situation with grace, dignity and professionalism.

As the winner, Amanda was signed to modeling agency Priscilla’s and will fly to New York to meet with the Elite agency. She also won a $25,000 contract to appear in a Levi’s campaign and landed the cover and an eight-page spread for Harper’s Bazaar Australia.

Due to the mix up, Kelsey was given $25,000 cash prize and a trip to New York as compensation. She has now also been given her own Harper’s Bazaar cover which will be featured in the same edition as Amanda’s. The magazine decided that it would have two different covers printed for their next issue featuring Amanda on one and Kelsey on the other. The magazine will be split evenly between the two covers.

This actually annoys me a bit. Amanda still won Australia’s Next Top Model but she has to share her major prize. A magazine cover is a big deal and I don’t think I would be quite as gracious if I had to share it. It seems that Foxtel and Harper’s have made sure Kelsey is looked after, but have they really done the same for Amanda?
Amanda missed out on the huge round of applause she deserved as the winner. She missed out on her win being all about her. She has basically been put on the back-burner while everyone is still going on about the mix up. Ok, we were shocked – but let’s move on. Who cares if Kelsey didn’t win – they have certainly made up for it.
 Go Amanda, you got my vote… or 3!

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RuPaul = Fierce!

RuPaul is the most famous drag queen in the world – and my absolute favourite! You can’t help but smile and laugh along with her. She has a beautiful nature, is absolutely charming and outrageous! She also has a rocking body and I would love to meet her and learn how to do my makeup just like her. She is flawless, fabulous and stunningly glamorous and a real inspiration to everyone out there struggling to just be themselves – Go Girl!

The many faces of RuPaul

RuPaul Andre Charles was born in San Diego, California on November 17, 1960. RuPaul is an actor, drag queen, model, singer and songwriter. Quoted as not caring if you called him or her a he or a she, RuPaul shot to fame in the 1990s where he appeared in a variety of television programs, films, and music albums. He was also linked to the nightclub scene in New York and Georgia. He has appeared in a number of roles as RuPaul Charles, the man, and RuPaul the drag queen superstar.

RuPaul Charles

RuPaul also hosts a show called ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’. It is the ultimate drag queen competition. RuPaul is the inspiration for the show and controls all of the judging and eliminations. The man, RuPaul mentors contestants and helps them prepare for challenges in the fight to become America’s next drag superstar. The contestants are aspiring drag queens in America who are glittery, glamorous, stunningly beautiful and absolutely outrageous! Each week the contestants create costumes and strut their stuff down the runway and entertain us with show-stopping performances. The bottom two contestants in the race must lip-synch for their lives in a drag queen showdown. The winner gets to ‘Shante and stay,’ the loser must ‘Sashay away.’

RuPaul's Drag Race

She has some fantastic one liners that absolutely crack me up. She certainly makes a point and here are a few of my favourites:
‘Don’t fuck it up!’
‘Eleganza extravaganza!’
‘If you don’t love yourself, how in the hell you gonna love somebody else? Can I get an Amen?’
‘With hair, heels, and attitude, honey, I am through the roof.’
‘We all came into this world naked. The rest is all drag.’
‘Look at me–a big old black man under all of this makeup, and if I can look beautiful, so can you.’
‘I do not impersonate females! How many women do you know who wear seven-inch heels, four-foot wigs, and skin-tight dresses?’

RuPaul also has a new book out called, “Workin It!: RuPaul’s Guide to Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Style”. It is said to be more that just a style guide. It’s a book of self-empowerment offering tips about fashion and makeup and encourages us to ‘rise up and be fierce!’ and own your look. She has also had another book published called, ‘Letting It All Hang Out: An Autobiography.’
Get your copy at Amazon.com or borders.com.au.

Workin It! - RuPaul

Love Kirst xx

Keeping Up With The Kardashians

Keeping up with the Kardashians is an American Reality TV series airing on E! on Foxtel. The show has been going strong since October 2007 and the 4th season just finished in February. The series takes a look into the lives of the Kardashian/Jenner family. The show has a bit of everything – hilarious laugh-out-loud episodes, weddings, births and heartbreak.

A spin-off of the show, starring sisters Khloé Kardashian and Kourtney Kardashion  called Kourtney and Khloé take Miami documents the sisters opening a new boutique in Miami, Florida. Season two will be aired in June 2010.

Keeping Up With The Kadashians

THE CAST:

Kim Kardashian, 29 – The Bombshell
Kim is the middle child and daughter of Kris Jenner and the late defense attorney Robert Kardashian, Sr. She is dating NFL football player Reggie Bush. Kim co-owns the D-A-S-H boutique with her sisters Khloé and Kourtney. She also has her own online show-shopping site called Shoedazzle, has a signature fragrance and her own fitness DVD’s. She originally became famous for the infamous sex tape with her ex boyfriend, singer Ray J. Kim has appeared in TV shows like How I Met Your Mother and CSI:NY and films such as Disaster Movie. She has been on countless magazine covers and has done countless interviews.

Khloé Kardashian, 25 – Mrs. Odom
Khloe is the youngest daughter of Kris Jenner and the late defense attorney Robert Kardashian, Sr. According to her she is also the wisest of the Kardashian sisters.
Khloe is the new blushing bride of  Los Angeles Lakers Basketball star Lamar Odom. We saw her get married in a special episode of KUWTK. She is extremely loyal and protective of her family. She has a sharp tongue and quick-witted sense of humor. She is also a spokeswoman (with Kim) for diet product Quick Trim, a PETA supporter (she appeared in a nude photo shoot for PETA’s “I’d Rather Go Naked than Wear Fur” campaign) and co-owner of the Dash boutiques with her sisters. She made headlines following a DUI arrest in 2007.
She has also participated in Celebrity Apprentice.

Kourtney Kardashain, 30 – The Hot Mama
Kourtney is the eldest daughter of Kris Jenner and the late defense attorney Robert Kardashian, Sr. Kourtney is the petite older sister and is now a first-time mom to son Mason with her boyfriend, Scott Disick. She still manages to take care of boutique Dash which she co-owns with her sisters. She also co-owns the children’s clothing store, Smooch with her mother, Kris. She previously appeared in the reality television show Filthy Rich: Cattle Drive. Kourtney can hold a grudge and when she is mad, she gets really mad. She also has a really sweet side and always makes the room in her life to spend quality time with her family.

Kris Jenner, 54 – The Momager
Kris is the mother of mother of Kim, Kourtney, Khloé and Robert with ex-husband and the late, Robert Kardashian, Sr. She is also the mother of Kendall and Kylie with current husband, Bruce Jenner. Kris is one of the busiest moms (and grandmas) in Hollywood. She manages Bruce, Kim, Kourtney and Khloé’s careers as well as Kendall’s new modeling career and also runs her children’s boutique, Smooch, which she co-owns with daughter Kourtney. She also finds the time to being a hands-on mother and housewife. 

Bruce Jenner, 60 – Mr. Mom
Bruce is a father of 10. Bruce married Kris in 1991 and became stepfather to Kris’s children, in addition to four children from two previous marriages. Bruce and Kris have had two children together. He is an American Olympic gold medalist decathlon champion and is the glue that holds this family together. He is also a motivational speaker and holds events all across the nation. He always puts family first—followed closely by golfing and piloting his radio-controlled helicopters.

Kendall Jenner, 14 – Belle of the Ball
Kendall is the eldest daughter of Kris and Bruce. She recently signed as a teen model with the Wilhelmina modeling agency and has already landed a job with Forever 21. She still focuses on her family, busy school schedule and love of horses.


Kylie Jenner,
12 – Firecracker
Kylie is the youngest daughter of Kris and Bruce. She is also the youngest of all the girls. Kylie is a firecracker in the making. She has an outgoing personality and girl-next-door looks. Her career ambition is to get into acting. She enjoys torturing her father Bruce by wearing makeup and growing up into a young woman.

Robert Kardashian, Jr. 22 – Mr. Business
Robert is the youngest son of Kris Jenner and the late defense attorney Robert Kardashian, Sr. At the start of the series Robert was very shy and let his sisters walk all over him. He has now turned into a confident young man. Robert graduated from the University of Southern California where his father studied, with a business degree. He is now the CEO of Perfect Skin where he is developing his own line of skin-care products.

Scott Disick is Kourtney’s boyfriend and father of her son, Mason. (season 1-present)

Lamar Odom is Khloé’s husband and plays as a foward for the Los Angeles Lakers.

Reggie Bush is Kim’s bf and running back for the New Orleans Saints.

Adrienne Bailon is Rob’s ex-girlfriend who broke up with him because he cheated on her. She is also an ex-Cheetah Girl.

So make sure you tune in and watch Keeping Up With The Kardashians!

Love Kirst xx

Everybody loves Lauren ‘LC’ Conrad

Everybody loves Lauren ‘LC’ Conrad – including me! Ever since the reality TV show, ‘Laguna Beach’ aired on MTV I wanted to make friends with LC. This girl next door totally has it together.

We all know her from the beautiful ‘Laguna Beach’, to ‘The Hills’ in Hollywood, LA. Toting her Chanel handbags (Love!) and stylish wardrobe she landed herself on my list of style dolls. I was and am Team LC all the way – when she had drama with anyone I had her back.

Lauren 'LC' Conrad

She is the designer of clothing line, ‘The Lauren Conrad Collection’ and has partnered with Kohl’s for the, ‘LC Lauren Conrad Collection’. She is a best-selling author who has two books published – L.A. Candy and Sweet Little Lies. A third book in this series called, ‘Sugar and Spice’ will also be coming out. She is set to unveil her top style tips in her very own style book called, ‘Lauren Conrad Style’. ‘L.A. Candy could also be coming to the big screen! What can’t this girl do?

She has made it and seems to be really happy and I really couldn’t be happier for her.

Love Kirst xx