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Formal Wars – Not Good But Not Fully Terrible Either

Formal Wars kicked on SEVEN and it had a Four Weddings feel about it. The host Melanie Vellajo was seen at the beginning, middle and end of the show and it was all happy endings.

The show each week follows two girls who are having their year 12 formal, the most important days of their lives in their mines. The twist is the mother gets to choose everything for their big day, the dress, the hair and make-up, the date and the form of transport. Good for the mums as they get $2000 to spend that they did not have to stump up.

Last night it was Chanique and Montana who were battling it out with their mothers. Chanique who was a stereotypical petulant teen was desperate for her dress to show a lot of flesh. Her mother from Fiji was hoping to get her into more traditional garb. In the end she went with Camilla caftan style that suited the mother’s need for colour and Chanique’s need to show flesh. In fact her bosoms were just about popping out of it.

She also picked her date. At one stage it looked like she was going to pick a 24 year-old cousin who just looked like trouble, but ended up going with one of her best male friends.

Montana who was nicer to her mother than Chanique only cracked it when she thought her mother was going to drive her to formal instead of her getting her dream pink hummer. In fact judging from next weeks promos the pink hummer is a thing with teenage girls.

It was clear the girls must have tried on the dresses before hand as they both fit perfectly.

Anyway as a mother of a young girl I saw my future of receiving attitude and trying to talk her out of wearing mega high heels that she will be barely able to walk in.

The show was not that great, but it was not the worse reality show I have watched.

What did you think? Will you be watching it again? Were these typical teenage girls?


1 Bolders { 07.26.13 at 1:47 pm }

It was entertaining a la “Glad that Chanique teenager isn’t mine.”

Then again, if you call your girl Chanique – you deserve what you get.

Said with a bogon’s spin, Shohneek, it has that extra punch.

2 Lily { 07.26.13 at 3:41 pm }

I wanted to punch Chanique in the face.

3 M { 07.26.13 at 3:56 pm }

What is it with bogans and the awful fancy names. I work in a middle income school and the kids mostly have pretty basic names, although with young parents wanting to make up names, they are sometimes difficult to remember. But I also work in a school in a low socio -economic area, where essays about what you did in the hols require you to spell arrested, prison and testify against (poor things). Those kids have the tragique Chasique names and the hyphenated surnames. The girls also love to wear gaudy scrunchies.

4 Bolders { 07.26.13 at 8:50 pm }

LOL Lily

5 Jason { 07.27.13 at 7:19 am }

I just hope they were not stereotypical teenage girls…. the whole “give me what I want or I’ll throw a tantrum”belief that seems to permeate young people these days does not need any more support.

6 Andrea { 07.27.13 at 8:36 am }

I thought Chanique was so rude when she told her mum and the hairdresser to shut up, totally disrespectful of her.
She should have been happy to have all that money given to her and the expert hair and make up advice, and just been a bit more gracious.
I don’t remember all this fuss when my kids went through this!

7 Play Nice { 07.27.13 at 9:42 pm }

I was appalled by Chanique’s behaviour. Call me Captain Nanna Pants, but that kid needed a kick up the pants and grounded for a month