May 20, 2005

America's Next Top Model: Naima

So after so many weeks of elimination, Naima finally won America's Next Top Model Cycle 4.

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Its all well and good really. She is pretty enough, takes cool photos and has an edgy enough personality. Plus she has a great attitude to modelling. I was particularly impressed by her attitude against that terrible photographer who terrified and broke everyone else down. But personally I find her winning just so incredibly boring and predictable. She's exactly like all the other ANTM's before her and she's the audience's favourite for ten running weeks. And her final performance on the catwalk, I thought she tried too hard. Her poses were so vigorous, it looked like she was being shot.

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Secretly despite all the odds, I kept on hoping that Kahlen, the runner up, would win. Now THAT would have been a good twist and much more exciting. I think Kahlen is an incredibly sweet and innocent girl and I really like her. I can really feel for her. Naimi on the other hand just appeared SO typical that it just felt incredibly fake. This girl overcame her shyness and was darn geniune! PLUS she had consistent performance throughout and takes incredibly beautiful pictures too! She's definitley more loveable!

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Keenyah was the third finalist. And I'm glad that she was eliminated when they did. This girl is just too much. I know that competitiveness is needed in this competition, but she goes to the point that it becomes bitchy and turns the audience against her. Does she not know what subtlety is?

Overall it was another interesting season. It does get a bit repetitive, but the thing I love most about the show is that each time, these ordinary girls gets transformed and take amazing pictures. And of course, I LOVE the fashion!

63 Comments:

Blogger sara said...

Too bad, the season just started here in Sweden, so now I know the winner... But what the heck, as you said in your post. The fashion is wonderful, and I can't get enought of beautyful Tyra. I might be in love with her :)

5/21/2005 12:46 AM  
Blogger Asian Lep said...

Yeah, I'm not too crazy about ANTM lately. There's no way they'll find the next Kate or Naomi on that show.

It's too bad that Kahlen's consistently good work didn't help her win. I like Naima's look better, but Kahlen is the stronger model.

Keenyah is just too fat.

5/21/2005 3:00 AM  
Blogger Liz J said...

I've only caught glimpses of the show throughout the season, but one thing I have to say about Kahlen, is boy can she transform. She is never the same person twice (when it comes to modeling). Every look TOTALLY transforms her. I, too, am sad that she didn't win.

5/21/2005 7:08 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kahlen looks exactly like Carmen Kass and will probably make more money modeling than all of them together. Naima is more of a commercial model. Keenyah was a conceited be-yotch thought she could get away with her bloated weight, no surprise she didn't win.

5/22/2005 8:31 AM  
Blogger A BOY & HIS TOY said...

OMG I love your blog. I think Kahlen should of won. I just was shopping this week after the show and low & behold I saw Kahlen's face all over FENDI. Check out my blog for a pic I found online. -Jason

5/24/2005 12:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I AM EXTREMELY GLAD THAT NAIMA WON; WE JUST LOVE HER AND EVERYTHING SHE DOES. SHE IS SO GENTLE, CALM, BEAUTIFUL, RESPECTFUL, AND EVERY GOOD QUALITY OF A TOP MODEL. SHE DESERVED TO WIN!!!!

5/27/2005 7:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

iT IS KIND OF SATISFYING TO ME, THAT kEENYA DIDNT WIN. SHE WAS FAT AND DISRESPECTFUL TO NAIMA. SHE DIDNT KNOW HOW TO PLAY FAIR EVEN THOUGH IT WAS A COMPETITION. SHE WAS IGNORANT OF BLACK HISTORY(SOUTH AFRICA-NELSON MANDELA) AND SHE WAS JEALOUS OF NAIMA. SHE WAS EVEN BRAVE AND SHAMELESS ENOUGH TO SAY, THAT NAIMA HAS THE WEAKEST POTENTIAL TO BE ANTM. SHE JUST WANTED TO GET RID OF HER. SHE CRITICIZED NAIMA'S PICTURE WITH HATRED. AT FIRST I WAS ROOTING FOR KENYA BUT BECAUSE SHE WAS TOO PROUD, I ENDED ROOTING FOR NAIMA AND SHE WON. OH BOY, AM I GLAD FOR HER.

5/27/2005 7:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm really glad that Naima won, however i think that whether it was Naima or Kalen.. both would be wonderful becuase both of them have such good qualities. I dont think that Naima is fake at all, i feel like she hides herself because she's just shy and quiet. Keenya is a really good model but shes too chubby and her off stage attitude is so freaken annoying. If only she was nicer and wasnt so fake...

5/30/2005 12:53 AM  
Anonymous Rubee said...

I agree that Keenya was obnoxiously annoying and I was glad that she was eliminated. Kahlen,however, never impressed me and I was shocked that she made it as far as she did. As for Naima, I guess that she was the best choice considering what they had to choose from, but if she had to go up against any of the season 1-3 contestants, she would have been eliminated!! Overall a very disappointing season.

6/11/2005 4:31 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

congratulations naima you deserved it.

6/13/2005 5:43 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was happy that Naima won, at first, but during the final episode Naima just become a little cocky, I don't know how to describe it but I really wanted Kahlen to win... I didn't like Kenya so I was glad she went, but all the girls this year were good looking and they worked hard

6/15/2005 1:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I Love Naima. She is Gentle and calm, also beautiful. I don't think she is fake at all.

6/16/2005 10:47 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i love keenya she shuld ave 1

6/28/2005 5:33 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am so happy Naima won! I knew it from the start. she is so good at taking pictures and she has the most greatest attitude.You are a great model!!!And I really wish I can meet you and get an autograph!!!I hope my dream of being A MODEL also comes true!!!;-)

7/15/2005 2:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Didn't anyone else think Brittany was the best? I couldn't understand why they eliminated her, just cut her with no real reason except that she was quiet during judging. And that was one time! She rocked every other photoshoot and the judges loved her the whole time. I just can't understand how anyone who looked at her pictures could not think she had more potential than any other girl that has ever been on that show. She could have been a model.

Besides, Naima was annoying and boring as hell. I would have liked to see Kahlen win instead.

Still, Brittany should have had it from day 1.

7/21/2005 12:46 PM  
Anonymous Lexie said...

im over in England and we're only on about episode 8, but im kind of addicted to the show so hav the website earmarked as one of my favs,and knew from episode 3 that naima had won. originally i wanted kahlen to win cos thats wat my gut instinct said in ep1, so im glad that she at least came 2nd. did that last yr with amanda and she was 3rd so hoefully nxt yr i can predict the winner! anyways has any1 else noticed how all the winners (bar adrianne) hav had short hair? do u think theres a conspiracy to look at here.....btw ur blogs v cool! check out another fantabulous one at www.ecpadai.blogspot.com

7/22/2005 12:17 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kahlen should win!!! Pls...she is cool, sweet, easy to love... Naomi dun deserve it... she is too cocky...the result is so wrong!!!

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10/05/2005 2:09 PM  
Blogger none none said...

hey whoever thought that it was kahlen on the fendi ads is stupid...don't you know that there's another person that looks just like her who's named carmen cass? anyway, you gotta understand antm winners never go far anyway...dont expect them to be on something that big, they're too old to become the top models or super models....anyway, just wanted to make sure no one else thought that that was kahlen...

10/28/2005 10:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Naima may have won, Keenyah may have gained weight and became a little fake at the end but who ended up on a TV sitcom? Not just Naima. Keenyah was seen twice on different shows. what about Kahlen?
Have not seen her anywhere.

Naima won but Keenyah got equal exposure after the show.

11/13/2005 11:01 AM  
Anonymous Carla said...

Kahlen seems to have some issues..especially when around guys etc. I guess it's because she never had a boy friend..not sure. She's sweet but a bit odd and I can't believe she got top 3 either. Naima is cool and she deserves to win. Overall I'm happy happy with the final result.

11/25/2005 4:38 PM  
Anonymous Over the top right now said...

I really think that Naima deserve to win. I like her on the first glance. She might be a quite but she get around with people well, not like Michelle. I like Kahlen too. She's very innocent yet very pretty. Brittany is good too. Though she loud but she kind-heart and respect others. I don't like Keenyah. I really like this episode. It is not boring. I think it's the coolest cycle from others. Less fighting but very good. I watch this whole episode over and over again.

12/07/2005 3:18 AM  
Anonymous Montiel said...

I think Kahlen was going to win she is beautiful and she knows fashion.Naima wishes she knows fashion.The most craziest girl on top model 4 was Brittany.Brittany was drunk.The most quiet girl was Brita.The one the walks like a model was Sarah.

12/15/2005 8:48 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

im from Argentina, where ANTM didnt finish yet, but im glad naima won, although i like Kahlen most. Anyway, i hate Keenyeah, surprise she did that far on the context =S I also like Brittany, hope she go further than Christina will..

12/23/2005 2:06 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kahlen was my favorite just because she was so caring and and she has so many sides. I like Naima to but she was their favorite all along. I just watched a marathon and you could tell that was who was going to win, so I was very dissappointed. It just seems like they always pick their favorites and pretty much stick with it. The first cycle was the only won that really surprised me. This is to predictable. I will not watch another cycle.

12/31/2005 3:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Everyone should be happy for the winner of ANTM. All the contestants were beautiful but Naima did deserve to win. For all those who said KEnya was Fat, I'd like to see you all try to make it to even round ONE of ANTM. Stop "hate'n". Women should try to be encouraging and happy for one another.

1/05/2006 6:45 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why is everyone up Khalen's ASS! She is a pale and an ordianary girl. There are too many PALE, WHITE, STIFF models around already. It's time for a change! Bring in a round,curvy Beyonce-body model. AND For all the foreigners, pale and skinny DOES NOT equal pretty.

1/05/2006 6:51 AM  
Blogger Georgiegirlrox said...

Naima is pretty and has loads of potential , and i reckon she deserved to win.
Everyone is "up Khalens ASS" because they see that she has a flaring spark in her that lights up when she has a challenge and other people can see that but then again , some people unplugged , cant.
gsus they must like being so dam beautiful! wait understatement attack ...... THEY FRIKEN LOVE IT and that is coming from a 12 year old .... ME!

1/13/2006 4:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

fuck!!! KAHLEN SHOULD HAVE WON I LOVE HER...SHE IS AMAZING...for me naima is horrible she looks like a man. KAHLEN! if u ever read this pleeeeeeeease come to peru i would be glad to receive u in home...(L)

1/23/2006 1:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kahlen! Marry me!!

1/23/2006 1:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Naima! Marry me!!, congratulations, from mexico recive a big hug and a kiss.

1/28/2006 9:43 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Naima! You're the best, i rooted for you all the way from the beginning. Even when there were 6 girls, you were the only hot one there. I love girls like you, and you will definetly make it anywhere, just believe in it. You're the hottest, you got the skills, and you beat them all, i like the bad girl attitude that's real sexy, and also if you were younger than 20 i would date you and buy you anything you please, i wanted a girl like you all the time, and you have shown me i should keep looking, thanks, i love you.

2/07/2006 9:21 AM  
Blogger IslandGirl said...

I definately think Kahlen should have won. She looks amazing in photos - she brings something out from inside herself. She is knowledgeable about the industry and a good person, someone I would be happy to call a friend. She and Naima caught my eye from the beginning, but Kahlen ended up having the 'wow' factor. Naima is pretty as well, but Kahlen's photos make you stop and take a second, third look. She walked the runway like she'd done it a thousand times. Naima was good, but looked like the first-timer that she was. Kahlen could go a long way and i hope she doesn't give up her dream. She has more potential than any of the girls I have seen in any of the ANTM cycles so far.

2/11/2006 1:16 AM  
Blogger americasnexttopmodel said...

Kahlen was my favorite too. Please go to my America's Next top Model website and vote in my polls. http://antm.cabanova.com

2/18/2006 9:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kaylen wasnt a model she was an ordinary gurl. Niama looks like a model so obviously she was gonna win, i knew it from the first time saw the show that she was gonna take the prize, and she diservse it. shez nice polite and a stunning model she'll go far if she plays her cards right.

3/02/2006 11:53 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The moment I saw Naima I knew she was the winner. So beautiful and real. I really think that she is the most beautiful woman on this planet.

3/03/2006 10:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

*sigh* I was rooting for Kahlen. I just love her. Too bad the judges go for the one who topped the "final exam". *sigh* How come I haven't seen Kahlen lately? the last time I saw her was in Tyra Show. Where she confessed that she was sexually harassed by her friends while she was drunk. b*llsh*t! I like Naima though. *sigh*

4/11/2006 2:32 PM  
Anonymous Joanne said...

Naima you're my girL!!!
You're simply the best! keep up the good work!
I love being you...very nice & humble! God Bless you & more power!

4/17/2006 11:17 PM  
Anonymous mys3xylady_joanne said...

NAIMA....you're unpredictable!!!

4/17/2006 11:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The second I saw Naima, I just knew this one was special. The girls on this show were all beautiful but Naima seemed like a good person with the right determination, creativity and personality. I don't think she was fake at all. In fact she was one of the most genuine girls there. She was the lest bitchy as well. After all it is a competition so being too friendly with the competitors is unlikely and being too competitive would be not so nice on the camera. Naima kept it perfectly balanced and throught the entire show kept minding her own business which is working hard, staying focused and minding her own business of winning the show. And she did! I also don't understand what is wrong being a little cocky when you know what you are worth. People who criticise others being cocky forget that after all the hard work and sacrifice it is a little fun to be cocky because one really works for it. And if someone has it, and is not least cocky about it .....that seems quite fake to me. Now the question is if you can be cocky in a balanced way....Naima does that well too becasue she knows where the line is and doesn't cross it! I think she is rocking! When you criticize her just think what others were doing and after contrasting her to the others I think she was the best compeitor, person, and talent in the entire show. After all there are a lot of beautiful people in the world but it really pays off to be a good person. Tha's why Naima won this show!

6/22/2006 10:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Naima is Incredibly beautiful inside out! Talented. Creative. Balanced. Charismatic. Mesmerizing.
Confident. Represents current fashion trends. Great personality. Not bitchy at all. Focused.
Magnetic. She deserves to win! And yes she is not at all ordinary like Kahlen and that is the point.
She is EXTRAORDINARY!

6/22/2006 10:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Naima can even look hottest among a bunch of hot girls in a model hunt show and she can do that with a mohak. Those who think she is not pretty enough to win the show just imagine how hot she could look with long hair and a sensual feminine aura. I think she can pull anything off with her attitude and looks. She is really beautiful and her beauty is far beyond skin deep.

6/22/2006 10:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Go NAIMA!!! I think naima should have won. I rooted for her since the first episode. when she first auditioned, she was gorgeous and i wanted her to win. but the judges and people didnt really talk about her much in the beginning

6/23/2006 12:02 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

keenyah is so obnoxious, it was satisfying to see her booted out. naima and kahlen are amazing, beautiful inside and out

7/19/2006 5:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

mutha fuka naima is so oober awsome pplN!!! wake up were is her publicity???

7/22/2006 6:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think Naima is good but I really wanted Kalen to win . Kalen is gorgeous & so innocent . But I think Naima did well on the runway . Kalen did too , but Naimi 'owned' it . I think Kalen could land a job just from being on the show .

4/15/2007 11:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I did NOT want Kayleen to win. She SUCKED. She was to Girly. Niama on the other hand had the edgyness and the last runway show she did in Americas Next Top Model was soooooooo kool.

4/16/2007 7:26 AM  
Anonymous Estefania said...

EVERY1 WHO THOUGHT KAH- WHATEVER THE HELL HER NAME IS SHOULD HAVE ONE THAN YOUR STUPID... SHE WOULD NEVER MAKE IT IN THE MODELING WORLD... SHE WOULD GET CHEWED UP AND SPIT OUT!!! ALL YOU PPLE WHO SAY DAT NAIMA WAS FAK ARE ALL BITCHES AND ARE JELOUS OF HER... I WOULD LIKE TO SEE U WIN ANTM... HAHA U CANT... THATS WAT I THOUGHT.
NAIMA IS REAL AND SHES PRETTY... NO, SHE'S BEATIFUL IN HER OWN UNIQUE WAY SO FUCK YA'LL.
kisses to naima

4/29/2007 7:54 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nIaE7wm7f-U

8/19/2007 7:20 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jade from Cycle 6 is in that music video posted above

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nIaE7wm7f-U

8/19/2007 7:21 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love naima she is soo beautiful
she rocks
she has that ... look

yeah she's amazing

9/16/2007 6:21 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Naima has so much talent and is very stunning and pretty but i think Kahlen should have won really. She is adorable and pretty, even though she came in not knowing what to do she had model talent inside her. She is a natural :p

11/13/2007 5:08 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i was stuck for who i wanted to win but im like naima won tho but her and kahlen and britany were my faves from the start. i think britany shuld of got at least into the final 3. and i think that KEenya had a attitude problem and she got to far up her own arse and i was sooo glad to see her elimented only because of her attitude and the way she thought she was better then everyone else and she thought that she had it won. i don think she was fat tho. her pictures werent great but she wasnt fat. i dont think michelle shuld of been eliminated as soon as she was either. she culd of came a long way

11/17/2007 11:20 PM  
Blogger Rojani said...

I know it's "Modeling" and all that goes with that, however, Naima overcame much and stayed positive the whole time. She's got the looks and attitude. However,balancing the two is what she PERFECTED!!!

1/03/2008 8:36 AM  
Anonymous jazzy_boo24 said...

kenya iz not fat she iz beautifulllllll that my gurl

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How can you guys say Kahlen is ordinary?
First,Naima is the least successful of all winners!
Yeah, Kahlen is white, pretty but she's incredibly charming. She's very very fun,funny,nice,likable and outgoing and humble and extremely cute. Anyone who doesn't like her is crazy. Even Naima loves her. Her smile is so amazing...... It makes me smile.
Naima is ok but she's nothing, compare to Kahlen.
Tyra made a big mistake.

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