Vice Magazine - May 2012

Lemon Party

Photos by Alena Jascanka

I loved this spread mostly because Jade from Britain and Irelands next top model was in it, showing winners of the competition do more edgy work, not just Revlon commercials and online shopping. I also loved the styling; the simple make up and bold clothes were perfect together. I thought the whole spread was really great and I can’t wait to see Jade develop more as a model, because I think she’s fantastic in this, along with the other model, Adeele, who’s hair is incredible.

Elle MacPherson I am SO disappointed you got rid of this woman. Jessica Etonye is not a conventional model and I thought you were FINALLY going to break the mould and choose unconvential to be your top model.

How well have the past BNTM winners done? Nobody knows who they are anymore. Maybe because they’re run-of-the-mill and predictable. I;m not one of these people who demands plus size models in vogue, but I want weird and wonderful girls in vogue that aren’t bog standard pretty. I want Jessica in Vogue. She is a fantastic woman, she is a lovely person (which I can’t say for many of the other girls) and I don’t care if you don’t think she’s pretty I think she amazing and weird but fabulous. She’s got a great body AND SHE HAS BOOBS.

Aside from anything else they said her photo wasn’t good but the client was happy with it. I’m sick of the models getting the blame when the photographer makes a wrong decision. They NEED to stop deciding based on the photo alone, they point of being a model is making the client happy and if they’d looked at the film they would see the client was pleased with the film.

I’m also pretty annoyed that Anastasia came back when she was eliminated in the last episode. But I’m pretty sure most people will agree with that.

Ahem, anyway. I still love Jessica and I would be honoured if I got to shoot her. Sorry, I just needed to say how much I love her and how refreshing it was to see someone different on screen in BINTM.