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Runway to LA – Final Episode

The episode opens with Charlotte Dawson, life coach, telling Jordan Loukas that she was going to a second casting with Ed Hardy aka Christian Audiger.

This time the casting was to be in his shop.

Charlotte says” Do what ever he want you to do and give 100%” , and then “Really blow his mind” then she dumped her alone at the Ed Hardy store.

At this point I perked up thinking I was going to see some casting couch action in a town which is notorious for it. However that did not happen.

This is where Christian and his head stylist Ray pretend to be in deep conversation with the camera on them, Jordan walks in.

This is where I think this show needed a bit of cash for comment subtitle. Clearly the Producers have made a deal with Christian Audiger, be it money or publicity, so it is getting a bit boring that they are presenting this as a real modelling opportunity when it is obvious the whole thing has been set up for her.

The purpose of this casting wast to get the Audiger shop on TV. Yes it looked great. They did not even bother to get her to catwalk again. She was then sent outside while Christian and Ray conferred and came to their final decision. Which shock horror they were going to let Jordon to be in the LA Fashion Week show.

In line with their agreement and it must be a good one was that Jordan and Charlotte could take any clothes they wanted from the shop. That would have been cool, and they took stacks of stuff. I am sure no other model in his show was offered that.

Next Jordan does an Ashley Paige swimsuit shoot on Venice Beach surrounded by male models. Different props were standing on the top of a human pyramid, standing on a surfboard in high heels, and freezing her tits of in the water whilst groping spunky boy.

Then some of the shots are sent to Jordan’s hotel. As Charlotte peruses them Jordan remarks “Her face was expressionless”. That is because of all the botox Jordan.

However after pretending to hate them Charlotte gave them the 2 thumbs up.

Next it is time for the Ed Hardy show, and it was quite a spectacular, celebs like Brandy, and some midget rapper called Bow Wow, and even The Hoff.

Christian then announced that Jordan would open the show. A huge honour one that usually goes to the highest profile model. I presume this was another part of the contract between the producers and Ed Hardy.

Jordan looked great, but very nervous. I would have liked Miss Jay to critique her catwalk style.

Anyway now that is over, it was time to come home from LA, with Jordan promising she would be over there soon.

She did not outline when she would be going, and last I had read about her she had been cast in some bands music video.

Good Luck Jordan.

December 20, 2007   2 Comments

Runway to LA

Runway to LA shows that Americans do reality TV better then Australians.

I know that reality TV is that you set situations up so you can then film what happens at them, however this show feels too set up. Well this particular episode did.

I think this episode could have been subtitled “The Ed Hardy Promo Episode”

This episode Charlotte Dawson, and Jordan Loukas were still in LA, and the first scene were the two of them exercising/running through a canyon. Charlotte whinged that Jordan was not showing any humour or personality whilst exercising. Who does? Jordan appeared in a Ed Hardy top.

Next Charlotte says that Jordon is going to attend a networking party with fashion people, models, and musos. Apparently they were Charlotte’s contacts. Well they turn up to the Roosevelt Hotel, and Charlotte then tells Jordon she will in fact be hosting the soiree, and will have to circulate. Charlotte will be watching on a monitor from a room.

The party was small with only 15 people, you wondered where they wrangled them from. Some probably did not even know why they were there.

I would have thought that prior to LA they may have tried to do some confidence building skills with Jordan, as it was quite embarrassing having to watch her make pretty poor small talk around the party.

You get the feeling if Paloma or any of those girls from America’s Next Top Model had been at that party they would have been working on it.

Some guy saved her with some chat about salsa dancing, then Charlotte rang her and called her to the room.

Jordon had a meltdown, when she got in the room, and said I cannot go out there again and kept on crying.

At first they were going to put an ear piece in Jordan’s ear so Charlotte could talk her through it. Then I think the producers took Charlotte aside and said you better go out there with her, as the ‘special guest’ had arrived.

It was none other the Christian Oderjai the designer/owner of Ed Hardy.

They are at the bar and Charlotte forces her to talk to him, finally it it agreed she go for a casting for his show next week.

This bit was obviously set up, and must be a part of the contract of the promotion of his clothes on the show.

Charlotte then takes her down to Sunset Boulevarde to practice catwalking. After that it was onto Hollywood Boulevarde to cat walk in a bikini, considering there are so many freaks in that area Jordan did not look out of place.

The people dressed up as super heroes kept on following her.

Next up was a visit to Perez Hilton, who apparently had writing about Jordan before when he was at a fashion parade in Australia and she had a wardrobe malfunction – boob fell out of dress. Unfortunately I could not find the article on his website.

Perez tells her she should thank him for the exposure, also if she wants to get along in this town she should expose her boobs and beaver.

Charlotte disagreed at this point. He also said “Develop a thick skin”, “Self-promote and be confident without being cocky”.

He did not tell her to get a high profile boyfriend, this always helps to get media space. Maybe she needs to date an Australian cricketer, as this has kept Lara Bingle mediocre career going.

It is time for the Ed Hardy posting, and she is arriving there with hairy armpits, and skanky nails.

Christian is there. As is Ryan the runway trainer, why are all runway trainers gay and male?

She is dressed in a cute little outfit with beret, however they are not impressed with her walk. You could tell the assistants were extremely underwhelmed as they thought she looked to young. I never thought that was a liability in modelling.

Then she was put in some lingerie, and told to walk really sexy. Again she did not blow them away. They were concerned about her nervousness and how that makes her go within herself. They were unsure whether to cast her.

Christian aka Ed Hardy was going to give her one more shot he invited her and Charlotte to an event tomorrow night, as he wanted to see how she went.

Again the Ed Hardy promotion was on when he picked them up from their hotel in his car. Then they went to the party and walked the red carpet. Jordan got to face the paps with Christian, and once in the party he made her do her cat walk which she did do much better. But it was still up in the air whether she would get to do the show. How promos for next week shows that she does do it.

December 13, 2007   Comments Off on Runway to LA

Bumped into the delightful Jordan Loukas

I bumped into Jordan Loukas at Marrickville Metro, and she was just gorgeous both in personality, and looks.

Firstly her skin was flawless, and perfectly made up. Maybe she was glowing from having been in the realm of the super soccer star David Beckham on the Monday night!

I asked her whether she felt she was being portrayed correctly on the show – she said yes, however she was wise enough to say that when you agree to go on a reality tv show you know there will be some editing.

I asked her what was next for her and she said she is interesting in music, modelling or hosting. So best of luck to her.

Also I asked about did she take offence at Charlotte Dawson calling her a ‘Marrickville Ghetto Chick’ – she appeared to be cool with that, and said Marrickville is a great place to live.

Jordan is back from LA – but I refrained from asking what happened as I will just watch the show.

December 3, 2007   Comments Off on Bumped into the delightful Jordan Loukas

Runway to LA – Episode 2

Ok when are they actually going to get to LA? This was episode 2 and the only plane they had gotten on was to go to Melbourne.

This episode I actually found quite irritating. What with Jordan Loukas being called a Marrickville Ghetto chick – from my viewing her family lived in a very nice terrace, with no signs ice smoking paraphernalia in sight.

I know Marrickville Metro can get ugly on Centrelink payment day but I would not call it South Central, LA. The deadliest weapons you see are star war light sabres that toddlers get from the local $2 dollar shop.

The other issue if Charlotte Dawson is so upmarket why does she have more tattoos then a bikers moll?

Also Jordan’s constant whining was getting on my nerves. Does she really want to end up flipping burgers at the local yeeros shop for the rest of her life talking about what she could have been.

Jordan seems to have seen the one and only episode of the Victoria Beckham welcome to LA series and is channelling her in a bad way like using her accent, not the not eating bit however.

As an aside I think they should do more episode’s on Posh Spice it was a hoot that show.

First up Jordan met Charlotte to look over her picture portfolio which they did over a car bonnet somewhere ?Wooloomoollo to get the harbour view in the background. Wouldn’t it have been easier to do this in a coffee shop? What was the point of that?

Some of the pictures are great, but Charlotte tells her she needs to tone up and lose her muffin top. So stop eating carbs honey. Jordan apparently has a fear of choking so only eating smooth things, hence the job at Boost Juice, she could get all the free smoothies she wanted.

Charlotte castigates her for knowing nothing about fashion, and takes her to Jayson Brundson’s, top Australian Fashion designer, store to work in retail for the day.

She gets put in a little cocktail dress, which she has to keep on hitching up as it is to big on her. This is the bit where I wondered how staged it was, as she was definitely playing up to the cameras.

Also then Charlotte, and Jay, who Charlotte had told Jordan that he was in New York, watched her on a tv in another room.

Jordan annoyed me with her ohmigod I going to have to work in a shop attitude and clearly could not give a shit.

Charlotte was over acting huffing and puffing with how terrible she was. Clearly Jordan is not the sharpest tool in the shed, but would she be that stupid to come across as so lacklustre about the task with the camera’s on her.

Finally Jayson goes in as a “pretend customer” and then Charlotte cannot stand it anymore as “it is embarrassing for Jayson”. Agreeing to be on this show is embarrassing for Jordan, especially when she was bagging out his designs.

But Jordan seem quite non-plussed about the telling off from Charlotte. “I should have put more effort in” etc. She seems to make excuses about everything that she does wrong.

Also did not apologise to Jayson when he told her he had ruin his dress.

Next Charlotte takes her to Melbourne to be in a fashion parade at the Royal Melbourne Show. To try and add spice to proceedings Paloma is there and Charlotte tells Jordan that whoever is best she will take to LA.

Paloma was pissed Jordan got her own show and say “She was the more entertaining one” and at this stage of the episode I had to agree.

Jordan goes out on the cat walk and glowers at the crowd. After the first show Charlotte comes backstage and gives her some good advice, “use your props like the mirror ball etc”.

Jordan does second show – no change. Again Charlotte comes backstage to give the same advice.

Jordan does third show – no change. Charlotte walks out supposedly angry. Actually I don’t blame her. Jordan says “I just look fierce, and don’t do anything at the end of the runway that is what I do.” She did not want to do what Charlotte advised her to do then gets upset when she walks out.

“My two fathers rejected me and now Charlotte has” Jordan sobs. I think she needs to show some sense of responsibility. I had a feeling that excuse had been used a lot for every fuck up she has ever done.

I really want to like Jordan, but this episode I was finding it very difficult to.

The next day Jordan got taken for a make over including speech lessons to get rid of her Marrickville accent. Maybe they mistook the whine in her voice as a inner western dialect.

After she is all gussied up she is taken to a nightclub where Charlotte sprung on her she would be co-hosting a fashion parade with her, and gave her a script to learn.

This time Jordan did do well, even though the way Jordan was dressed (Sunday afternoon croquet game) was different from the Ed Hardy clothes she was promoting, which are young, casual and funky.

So Charlotte and her were back being best friends after that.
Next week finally they get to LA.

November 29, 2007   Comments Off on Runway to LA – Episode 2