Category — Alamela Rowan
I know this is going to sound harsh but really it is time for Alamela get over the bullying incident and move on. I am sure there are at least five hundred life coaches and chakra readers up in the Byron area who will help her do this.
But I suspect she likes the ongoing publicity it gives her. Which other Australia’s Next Top Model contestant gets named in each article that Demelza Reveley is in? No one.
So yet again in the major metropolitan tabloid (ok the only tabloid) there is an article about Alamela not winning the Byron Bay beauty contest, that she will be working at the Byron Bay Modelling Academy as a catwalk tutor, and she has a role in some dodgy film in the Philippines called Deep Gold. No she is not going to be doing a Linda Lovelace impersonation but will be using her scuba diving skills.
Now none of this is news, and if she had not been bullied no one would care. In fact I don’t care.
But for those that do click here to get to the Syd Confidential article.
September 30, 2008 5 Comments
Brooke Adamo Thought She Was Not Perceived Well By Public
Brooke Adamo this week’s eliminated Australian Idol said “The competition is on talent and singing ability but also on popularity and I think the public didn’t perceive me well,” she said.
However she will draw inspiration from Ricki-Lee and the success of her career.
She has a right to be upset considering lesser talents then her are still in the competition. The teen voters were clearly voting for another person.
Source of article here.
Bullied Alamela Rowen Back Modelling.
Another teenage girl who was reduced to tears because of a reality TV show is Alamela Rowen. Alamela was the victim in the notorious bullying incident in Australia’s Next Top Model. Her perpetrator, Demelza, went on to take out the title and to star in Ferrero Rocher chocolate ads.
However Alamela has not given up on modelling all together she entered a Byron Bay modelling contest.
Rowan, who lives in Byron Bay, is one of 14 finalists vying for first prize of a photo shoot, makeover, modelling course and a lunch date with the singer Amiel.
“I really enjoy modelling in the real world without the intensity of a reality TV show,” she said. “People are so much nicer and it’s more realistic and the pressure is far less than what it was on Top Model.”
September 24, 2008 Comments Off on Reality Tidbits
Alamela the kooky Australia Next Top Model’s contestant from Byron Bay nearly left the series after being bullied by the Dapto Dogs Demelza, Alyce, and Rebecca.
Apparently the bullying against her got so bad it culminated in Demelza throwing water bombs at Alamela before dumping a bucket of water on her head.
In this weeks NW Alamela said she considered leaving the series to get away from her tormentors.
“I had to think for a long time whether I’d stay or not.”
“I wanted to leave, and then I realised I was there to pursue modelling, not so much for the experience.”
“I just kept thinking I was going to get out [of the house] eventually. I don’t know what was going on inside their minds. They tended to get bored and [bullying] was what they’d do in their spare time, like a hobby.”
Alamela got through the experience with the support of the show’s crew and was relieved when the trio were disciplined.
“It was really good to know that kind of thing wasn’t going to be accepted and it was pointed out as being unprofessional.”
“They did apologise in the end and I accept their apologies, but they’re not the kind of people I’d ever be friends with.”
Charlotte Dawson says she and the fellow judges were deeply upset by the antics of the three girls and verbally “tore them to shreds” during a 30 min confrontation.
“The producers don’t really tell us what happens in the house, because our job is to judge them on skill and ability, and they don’t want us to form opinions based on their behaviour.”
“But in this case there had be an intervention. Their behaviour was getting out of control. We have a responsibility to protect this girl. it was upsetting producers, the crew.”
Alyce one of the accused bully’s states the situation has been blown out of proportion.
“It started as a bit of fun but it got out of hand. I hope it doesn’t affect my future career, but I can’t stress enough that there are two sides to the the story.”
It makes you wonder where the rest of the girls in the house were when this was going on.
In the nastiest show in the programs short history which will be screened tomorrow night on
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