I ended up liking the show more than I thought I would. But I still didn't like it as much as last year's show. And no where near as good as the '03 or '05 shows. I did like a lot of the outfits, I just thought it was missing a real Christmas or even a winter theme. Anyway, here are my thoughts on the show.
Star Trooper - I liked most of the outfits in this segment, but I didn't like a lot of the accessories or "wings" in it. Like with Ale's outfit, I would have totally loved the whole outfit, but that star with the streamers on her back, I thought looked tacky. I like the style of Maryna's outfit, but what I don't like is how the panties look like they're made out of cheap thin plastic. The wings are also hideous. The way she has to hold them, they remind me of crutches. I loved the bra and panties that Liu Wen and Caroline Trentini wore, but again, I didn't like the accessories for them. Erin's outfit reminded me of a hairdryer in a beauty salon, and Abbey and Selita's outfits look like they could impale someone with them.
All Aboard - I was really surprised by this segment. I was expecting like a train or flight attendant theme, but the outfits are so pretty and remind me of old Hollywood. The only outfits I don't like from All Aboard, are Chanel's blue lace bodysuit and Aminata's pink & black corset with the red shoes. I hate pink and red together. The rest of the outfits were so classy. I do wish they had shown off the fantasy bra better, though. I think Marisa should have opened or at least closed the segment. The bra can't really stand out when she's in the middle of everyone else.
Enchanted Forest - I was kind of expecting this to be a Fairy themed segment, but it seems more like a jungle themed segment. I was kind of surprised that Heidi walked because she was saying that she wouldn't walk since there wasn't enough time to get into shape, but then again, I kind of wasn't surprised because she loves the attention too much to not walk. The outfits were ok, but not much really stood out for me, other than Iza's wings and Ale's outfit.
Pink Planet - I definitely wasn't impressed. The segment should have been called Pink Circus since the outfits reminded me of a circus. I loved the '07 Pink segment because the outfits were super cute, and had a clear theme, but they weren't overdone. This year, I thought the outfits were too overdone. With all the balloons, sequins, and patchwork fabric, it was just too busy. The jacket Abbey Lee was wearing looked like they made it out of skinned muppets. She completely overdid showing off her butt too. The balloon wings were awful and so was the balloon corset and train. Behati's outfit was ok, but I didn't like the sweats or the socks. Candice's outfit was the only one I thought was good as it was.
Romantic Journey - I loved Marisa's red outfit! It's so pretty. Anna's blue outfit was gorgeous as well. As far as the contest finalists, I think Kylie deserves to win more. I just wish there were more pics of Kylie on the runway. I've only seen one and she has her mouth open. There are several pics of Jamie Lee. But I've seen video of them walking, and Jamie Lee's walk is just awful. Plus she looked bored the whole time. Kylie, I thought wore the outfit better, too. Back to the outfits, I loved Maryna's silver outfit, but I hated the white hooker boots. I liked the outfit Ale had on, but not really that metal thing behind her head. Doutzen's outfit was lovely, but those feathers were a bit much.
Overall, my favorite segment was All Aboard. I loved the V shaped runway, but I really wish the Black Eyed Peas had stayed off the runway while they were performing. The pics I've seen of them on the runway with the models posing, they just come across looking like old perverts, especially Will I Am. I didn't really care much for the music this year either.
Summer Jackson (SI Model Search 2)
Jessica Richards (VS Angel Search 2)
Dayna James (Models Are Forever)
Sionna Williams (SNTM 7 Vs. ANTM)
Milania Jackson (Sexy Little Thing)
Jasmira Monteiro (Brazil's Next Top Model)
Morgan Chambers (Miss Sim Boy Bunny 2)
Nik Porter (Sex Symbol)
Audrina Monteiro (Second Chance)
Natalia Rossellini (Victoria's Secret Runway)