Love to Interrupt
After months of looking for
female model material, the reality cameras turn their sights
to the Y-factor, as Bravo stages a search for the next big
thing in the world of male models.
Recaps by Gordon Pepper, GSNN
Host: Carmen Electra
EP: Denise Cramsey, Robert Horowitz, Stuart Krasnow
Airs: Tuesdays at 8:00pm ET on Bravo
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"A Secret Revealed
(Or: 'Somebody's Been Sleeping In My Hot Tub - and There
She Is... Naked!')" - October 19
On the first episode, we've had male models running in
their undies jumping out of an airplane - and no one had
a problem with it. At the end of the episode, we had
female women wearing nothing hanging out in a spa - and
THAT'S a problem. Of course, what we neglected to
mention was that spa is in the men's hotel room. Oops.
After a replay of last week's events, we find out that
while 14 of the guys are awaiting a photo shoot with
Sports Illustrated and Victoria's Secret model Marissa
Miller, two of the guys are naked in the bathroom,
plea-bargaining with the producers for a robe. Those two
people are... trouble maker Kevin P. and Tate, the guy
who has an on-again, off-again relationship with his
girlfriend. Make that HAD a relationship after the
airing of this episode.
Now in any other show, those two would be eliminated
immediately. However, they were both allowed to get out
of the bathroom and participate in the shoot. There's no
way that one of them isn't the mole - and my money is on
Kevin P being the spy.
3:00 am - The models get their make-up done while
awaiting Marissa. She shows up and saunters over to them
wearing a very skimpy shorts outfit. She walks over to
them and says she wants to know what she is working
with. She goes asks Kevin and wondering why he has no
shirt. His response - he wanted to impress her. The
actual reason - Matthew stole Kevin's shirt in the
ensuing chaos and is actually wearing it. We're already
starting with the dirty pool, eh?
Rob talks about how any guy, gay or straight, would
enjoy Marissa's company. Wha? Looks like Ron's got a
playmate... meanwhile, Rob and Jon, are going after
Tate, wondering if his relationship's going to last
after that outburst. My money is on no - and the fact
that he has a kid named Keaton with this woman is the
reason why they are still together.
For the Marissa challenge, that have to get a pose with
Marissa - and make it sexy. Jon starts it off - and they
all said that he is setting the pace in a great way.
While the shoot is going on, Tate is going after Brett
for not giving him a warning, which Brett finds absurd
because 1. It was an AMBUSH shoot, and 2. they are
competitors. Tate isn't exactly the brightest Brussels
sprout in the garden, is he?
Speaking of Brett, he is up nest, as the photographers
say that he had no problem putting his head on Marissa's
boobs. Brett counters by saying that he was breast-fed
as a kid. Heh. The photographers didn't like either Tate
or Matt, and would be shocked if Tate made the next cut
- which of course that he will make it, somehow.
Paula decides to take the natural way by letting Marissa
rest in his lap. Jason did the same thing - but acted
more tentative on it. Blake tries to get into it by
convincing himself that it's his sister, not Marissa on
her lap. The anxiety shows, as he is told that he is too
stiff. They like what Casey did, as well as Seth, who
was terrified because his contacts were still on the
Rob's shoot went well as he goes in the pool. He notices
that Marissa is the perfect model, as she just shuts up
and does her job, while the other guys are complaining.
One of those complainers is Maurice, who has to strip in
his undies in the pool to get the shot done.
The shoot finishes up - but the controversy is still
there as Brett calls a meeting based on Kevin and Tate's
actions. Rob agrees with it, saying that their actions
could jeopardize the show and Jon adds that one good
lawsuit shuts the show down. The guys all meet in Rob's
room, where Brett conveys the guys thoughts to Kevin and
Tate. Maurice adds that whatever you do, do it in front
of the camera while Rob says that if any of them wins,
and the girls sue, then no one gets first place. Tate
says that it's no one's business, but Blake says that
because it's the show, it's everyone's business. Tate
ignores him and Blake's storms out and leaves.
Kevin does the half-hearted apology (which no one buys)
and Tate says it is what it is. Casey thinks that the
meeting was a waste of time, and that they would do hat
they want. Jon says that they think with their penis,
and room 1112 (nicknamed Eleven-Tweasey), is closed...
It cold be re-opened for business after they get mail
that says that the first cut is here. Paulo says that
John is the guy to beat, while Maurice says that Paulo
is the guy to beat. John says that he doesn't know who's
leaving, but both Rob and Ron want Kevin P gone - as
they think he's caused nothing but problems. Kevin adds
that he thinks that everyone hates him, so the
elimination should be fun.
The guys enter an art-gallery-like setting. On each
easel is the guy's best portrait with Marissa. There
will be a panel of three people to judge everyone's
picture, and the 4 people who they don't like will be
leaving the show. The judges are Bruce Hulse, Marissa
Miller and Tom Gerald - the VP of Armani Exchange.
Bruce says that the qualifications, including
physicality, are intelligence, personality, and the
ability to work with other people. Jason - Marissa can't
see his eyes and Bruce hates the photo. John S. - too
stiff, they don't like the photo. Maurice - strong look,
sexy photo. Blake - better looking in person than in the
photo (Bruce adds that it looks like he's looking at a
monster). Blake adds that he doesn't like the photo,
which is trouble. Rob - Bruce says he doesn't see him as
a model in person, but he loves the photo. Matt - A
little teen-idolish, but he's confidence and he likes
the photo. Brett - The height and body structure is
going to be a problem to work with. Kevin S. - Marissa
and Bruce love his photo, as a cross between Keith
Richards and John Kerry (?).
Seth - Marissa loves the attitude and Bruce likes the
photo. Jon - Bruce calls him 'Tarzan Incarnate', adding
that he looks prettier than Marissa. Whoa. Jon is very
stoked - as he should be. Casey - the picture lacks
soul. Hunter - maybe a little short, but he photographs
taller and the shot is charismatic. Ron - The hair needs
to be toned down, but Bruce likes the photo. Paulo -
He's good, but too serious and Tom doesn't like the
photo, which Paulo agrees, adding that it looks like
there is light missing and he shouldn't be against a
dark background. Maybe he should be trying out for
director instead of model.
Finally, it's the two troublemakers. Tate - they only
have him with shorts on, which displease Tom, as he
tells Tate that the assignment was to wear the AIX
clothing. Bruce likes the photo, so he may be safe.
Another reason why he may be safe? The mole is... Kevin
P. Points for me! Points for Marissa too, as she says
that she knew it, adding that she had that feeling that
Kevin had done this modeling work before. Kevin came in
third in the International Modeling Contest and he's
there to find the next male supermodel. Kevin says that
he felt like an undercover cop who got in too far and
got hooked on drugs in terms of the women. So the bad
boy is the mole, eh? Well if you can't create drama
naturally, then generate it artificially, I guess.
Kevin says that he thinks that Tate will get his head
back into the game. He says that the guys are serious,
but he doesn't like Hunter, Matt or Brett, who is too
tall. Could it also be because Brett called him out? He
did like Rob, but I am not too certain of his
Based on that, here are the early rankings -
Great - Maurice, Kevin S., Seth, Jon
Eh - Rob, Matt, Hunter, Ron, Paulo
Trouble - Jason, John S., Blake, Brett, Casey, Tate
Mole - Kevin P.
Carmen says that it's hard to eliminate people, as she
knows what it's like to deal with rejection. She tells
them to not take it personally and to not ever give up.
With that, she eliminates people by saying 'That was
your final shot'. The people that will be taking that
final shot is....John S. (Bruce says he doesn't have
that movie star quality), Brett (who wonders what the
judges were thinking and was wondering if it was height
- Bruce says that, and the fact that he wasn't
buddy-buddy with the mole), Casey (who said that other
people who more high-fashion than he did), and Blake
(who had an awful shot - and who also blasted Kevin P.).
The surviving guys share huggy time, but Seth and Ron
are both annoyed that Tate and Kevin P. are still there.
Jason P. was shocked that he is still there - and he is
the only person who was still there. Paolo sees that the
people who got cut had the same bulk as he did - and
that sense him warning bells. All of the guys are moving
to the penthouse suite, where they guys are divvying up
rooms. Other guys are looking at the camera and are
noticing that it follows them around the room based on
movement, noting that if they do have sex with women, it
will get taped. With that, the episode ends.
My take? Well, as of right now, Kevin and Bruce's
opinions agree, but I am concerned if Kevin is getting
too much input. Two of his biggest haters are off the
show, while his best buddy, who no one likes since he is
as smart as a box of rocks, is still there. Does is
create drama? Sure - but it also adds a layer of
insincerity that could cause a problem as the show moves
Next week - Manhunt turns into Womanhunt as Bravo takes
a page out of She's A Lady. Look - Drag. Funny. Ha Ha.