Friday, May 23, 2008

V A Model

The three finalists for VMAN's "V A Model" contest are out in LA, as we speak, shooting the next cover with Hedi Slimane. This is 19 yr. old Petey from Tennessee and I can guarantee Hedi will get beautiful shots on him. I can easily see this kid in Europe doing shows if not booking campaigns.

Kick up the yumm-factor and you get my second choice, AJ, from Ohio, who I think is precious!

And lastly, this little guy, Adam from Alabama. Cute kid.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'm really confused by this competition - Was the online votes JUST for an editorial in VMan? Were the 3 finalists for the cover picked from all the guys online or were they only picked from the opencalls that Ford/V set up around the country?

If these 3 guys were picked from online then I wonder what the hell the judges were thinking - There were guys who had way more potential & it is rather strange that it was 3 Americans that were chosen ... If the 3 finalists are based solely on opencalls then it's harder to determine & having seen the models.com video of the NYC opencall at Diesel - there didn't appear to be many who were Fashion model material. Anyway, I'm still confused about this competition!

Anonymous said...

I agree. What was the point V in showing the contestants...allowing viewers to vote...if you wre just going to choose finalists that didnt do as well in the competition?

Anonymous said...

I think it's clear who chose who he wanted to shoot...Oops, I mean the winner.

Anonymous said...

"Yumm factor" is right.
x

Anonymous said...

V has never stated the winner would be decided by viewers. The panel is composed of representatives from both Ford and VMAN. Thew viewers choice winner is separate from contestants being selected for contract.

Anonymous said...

^

Well why the hell bother having the viewers vote? It's like they've had 2 different competitions - One online for viewers to vote & one Opencall around the country to determine who gets the contract - Whoever came up with the competition didn't think it through well enough ...

Why didn't they just hold opencalls, judges come up with shortlist of guys they like then put those guys on the website for the public to vote on? That would have made more sense rather than confusing everyone - If you go to the VMan website all the comments are exactly the same, everyone is as confused as hell & I don't think it's good if your viewers/readers feel slightly cheated.

Anonymous said...

"I think it's clear who chose who he wanted to shoot...Oops, I mean the winner"

OMG! So TRUE!! Didn't even cross my mind until I read your comment again - It's so obvious Heidi Slimane has had his say - These guys are totally Heidi! No wonder all the hot Brazilians on the VMan website didn't come 1st - They were pretty with muscle definition & tans! - The opposite of Slimanes aesthetic! All makes sense now!