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Thursday, 20 June 2013

5th Elimination Ceremony - The Semi Finals

Hello everybody,

finally it's time. After 14 weeks the moment has come to reveal the Finalists!
Pretty exciting, isn't it?? ;)

Now I don't want to waste any more time.
Anne, Carrie, Kylie, Mangun, Minh and Nora. Now it's your turn and I'll announce the judgements.

Let's start off with you Anne and then go on in alphabetical order.


Manda: It's obviously that you put much effort in your magazine, but to be honest I'm not a big fan of it. As much as I love that smirk and the matching headline, the rest isn't my cup of tea. The Pose is very lame and somehow weird. But I like your exotic shooting very much, I think this is a pretty good scenery and I like the outfit very much, it just fits the whole scheme.
Your makeups are pretty disappointing and the worst out of this week, moreover they aren't properly done, if you have a look at the smudged makeup parts and the heads aren't cut out well.
I don't know if you are on the same level as others are and I don't know if it was good enough to reach the Finale, this week.

Rafi: I can see you've tried hard to create a good magazine cover. I have to say, it turned out pretty good although it's not my favorite one. The pose and the dress are quite nice. I somehow find your medoll's expression weird, but I like how it matches the "Smirk" headline, haha.
I'm not a fan of the hairstyle you have chosen, in my opinion the hair on a magazine cover, especially (!!!) on a Comsopolitan cover should be long, wavey, shiney and beautiful! And that's obviously not the case in your cover, unfortunately. What I also don't really like about your cover is that I don't really get that "Cosmopolitan" vibe, the colour scheme and the dark background just doesn't fit a women's magazine.
The exotic photoshoot on the other hand is really good, it reminds me a lot of Eve - and I guess that's whom you've portrayed. I can see that your scenery posing skills are well developed! :)
In my opinion your make-ups looks are the worst out of all entries which is very sad.
Anne, I know you've tried very hard and we can all see your big improvement. But I'm worried that you can't keep up with the other contestants. Even if it was enough for the Finale, would you then be able to win this competition?

Cathy: To my mind, your journey has come to an end here.Your cover was quite strange talking of the pose and the facial expression. Your makeups weren't that good either - some of them were okay, but the last one looked as if you would have just put some colour onto your eyes. I really like your exotic photoshoot, it's magnificient for a scenery. But all in all, the others are more experienced and strong. Good luck in your future modelling career!

Kasey: Nooo! This is NOT you! I don't like that cover at all! I'm just not even going to justify that with words. Your exotic pose is...ehh. Not really impressive. Nothings goes together in that outfit. I only liked the top three makeups, so yeah...It just didn't see anything that wow'ed me.

Advice: Try to get into graphical skills, which will make your entries look way more professional and appealing. Have a look at several tutorials on youtube and watch how other graphic designers do their graphic. Moreover try to work more properly and detailed.


Manda: I like your cover very much actually, I love the pose really, but the outfit isn't my cup of tea, even though it fits the theme pretty good, maybe a blazer would have underlined the 'Cosmopolitan' Vibe. I like the Exotic Shoot actually very much, the pose is pretty sensual and lovely, I just miss something extraordinary you know? The Makeups are very average, I like the second the most, but Kasey is right with saying, that they all look pretty similar. What I miss in your tasks are colors! I basically see blue, brown and black.
Some great entries, anyways!!

Rafi: Wow, Carrie I simply love your Cosmopolitan cover. It looks so fresh and summerish, it's almost perfect. I love your pose and the font, only the hair looks a bit crappy.
The exotic photoshoot is quite good. The background is gorgeous, the outfit and the pose are okay. But ... come on, you have to admit that the skirt looks kinda slutty. The hair is nice, but there could be more highlights to make is shiney. So work on that please!
The make-up looks are nice, but it's nothing special. I like the 4th make-up best, though.

Cathy: Your cover looks fresh and young - maybe a little too young. You rather look like a teenager with the hotpants, but the rest of the layout is good and i like your hairstyle. Your exotic photoshoot is cool. The knee is much too pointy and the skirt a little too short, but never mind. the natural makeup looks were beautiful, the extravagant ones aswell but they weren't really extravagant. Try to get more crazy!

Kasey: I can't say I really like your entries much this week. I didn't like any of your makeup styles. They all looked pretty similar and it would've been nice had you done something really out of the box. Your exotic pose isn't exotic. Again, it's the makeup that throws me off. You just need to work on fierce. Hardcore color combos and sharp styles. I liked the text from your cover, but the background was boring, the outfit wasn't good, and of course...the makeup.
It's just not your task.

 Advice: You need to work more detailed and think of more extraordinary, colorful features in your entries to make them stand out of the crowd!


Manda: Your semi final entries are pretty okay. Your Cosmopolitan cover is nice, because I love the pose and color scheme and it fits the Cosmo theme. The graphic could have been way better, but it's ok. Your exotic shooting has a very creative background, but it doesn't really fit the theme. It kind of looks more as an underwater coral reef. The pose and outfit itself are average, the pose could have been with a better shading lots better and the outfit is just boring. Love the face expression though. I'm no a fan of your makeups, they are pretty smiliar and they aren't very outstanding. Even though I like your face, this weren't good makeups.

Rafi:  So let's start off with the positive aspects. I really like your Cosmopolitan Cover, it looks very fresh and I love the juicy color scheme as well as the summer feeling I get when I look at it. The graphic could have been better, but overall it's quite okay. I like your pose, it definitely fits for "Cosmopolitan". Well done on that job!
The exotic shoot is quite okay but not really my cup of tea.
I don't really like the make-up looks, they are too average for my taste, if not lame. I don't know, to my mind you could have done better.

Cathy: All of your tasks are ok. You've had your ups and downs in this competition, but you definitely improved. Your graphics don't look as blurred as before and your hair looks much better. But to my mind, the other contestants are stronger than you are. As I said, your tasks are ok, but they're neither extremely creative nor breathtaking graphicwise. I would have loved to see a more exciting style, not just dresses in one colour, for example. Be proud of your development here, though!

Kasey: I was really rooting for your entry this week because it looked like your graphics had improved, but I don't really see improvement with these images. One of my pet peeves is when a model changes their look. Me being a high profile designer, I know for a fact that when a model changes their looks, it not only changes the whole graphic, but makes more work for the graphic designer. In the future, pick a look that works for you. One that can work in many different images and emotions. Now referring to your makeup styles, I'm just not a big fan. I really like your second makeup style, but the others don't work for me. This is not your best entry.

 Advice: Your tasks are always pretty average, you need to come out of your comfort zone and try out new exciting, extraodrinary things.


Manda: Your tasks kind of disappointed me. It's not that they were bad, but I had very high expectations in your semi final entries and they weren't your typical high standard. Your Cover is pretty elegant and it fits the 'V' Vibe... what? V?! The task was to create a Cosmopolitan Cover, which is the whole opposite to V. But it's anyways a gorgeous pose and I love the dress...just not cosmopolitan! Your exotic shooting isn't very exotic, but it reminds me very much of a fairy, what I love. Very sensual, very beautiful...just not exotic. Anyways your makeups were great! I like each one very much, expecially the first, second and forth. :) Kasey is right, you have a beautiful face!
Very strong entries anyways!!

Rafi:  Hmm, I'm not 100% satisfied with your work this week. Let's start with the cover. I basically love your pose and the outfit, also the hair. The make-up is okay, the background isn't my cup of tea. But what I really absolutely dislike about this cover is that it isn't "Cosmopolitan" magazine. Your task was to create a Comspolitan cover, not just any magazine cover!!!!
I guess you haven't fully understood the task. Same goes for the exotic photoshoot: Your task was to create a photo in the jungle/rainforest, not just any forest. The graphic is absolutely gorgeous, but sadly it doesn't fit the task theme.
The make-up looks aren't that impressive either. I love the last two make-ups, but the others are rather boring. Mangun, I'm quite disappointed this time, especially because you have so much potential and very high chances to get the title. I really hope you won't get weak towards the end. Keep going, you're nearly there. You wouldn't want to lose so close to the end, right? I keep my fingers crossed for you that it's still enough to get into the Finale!!

Cathy: I had high expectations in your tasks and I was a little disappointed when I saw them. They're still very good but I think that you can do better. The cover wasn't a cosmopolitan cover. the pose looked good, but the dress and the strange haircut destroyed it somehow. Theexotic photoshoot is wonderful, the feeling to it is really mystic. But again, it isn't really an exotic shooting in a jungle, you rather portray a forest fairy. Your makeups were okay. All in all, i see high potential in you, but you really have to pay attention to the tasks given.

Kasey: I have to say that your face is my favorite. It seems like it could work in many different ways. Your makeup styles proved that. I don't like the first style, but I love the rest. Your magazine cover, though not a Cosmo like the directions stated, is very vintage, simple, and overall nice. I love simplicity. Your photoshoot happens to be my favorite, but the legs and arms are all clouded together without any distinct shading. However, it really conveys peace, serenity, and beauty. Super simple, super nice. Good Job!

 Advice: You need to read the task's more properly!!! You can't win this if you don't follow the tasks and do your own thing!


Manda: Your cover could have been so good, but this is just a lame graphic. I also don't like the fact you've used a plain gray outfit. Gray isn't a very attractive summer color, you know? The pose is so good, though! I actually love your exotic shooting, again something very sensual and cute! The pose is also very beauty. Your makeups are okay, I see you tried to create some special makeups, but I only like 1 or 2 of them, which are the gold and white one.
Anyways we see much potential in you, do something with it!!

Rafi:  Well, you've created a nice graphic for the ... uh, cover?! I'm seriously missing the magazine title as well as the headlines. I'm not a big fan of your outfit, I also don't like the fact that you didn't do any face shading, but the pose is great!
The exotic photoshoot is awesome, it looks super sexy, which I love! ;)
The make-up looks aren't my favorites, some of them are quite boring. I don't really get why you're a Clown on one of the photos. In my opinion, the only good make-up of yours is the gold make-up which is by far my favorite look of your entries!

Cathy: Your exotic shooting was my favourite of your three tasks, you seemed to belong into the scenery. Just try to work on your face (neck&hands) shading. Whereas I really liked our exotic shooting, I can't say the same of your cover. You can barely recognise that it even is a cover and the outfit doesn't fit a Cosmopolitan cover. Your natural makeups are good, I like the idea o presenting them on a coloured background. Your exotic ones weren't my cup of tea.

Kasey: I like the graphics. They're pretty nice. However, your magazine cover is NOT a cover. It's just a medoll on a plain background. Your forest graphic is okay. I'm not a big fan of realistic backgrounds in stardoll graphics. And I only liked one of your makeups, which was the gold style.

Advice: You need to work on that wow-factor, your tasks are always nice, lovely graphics, but they actually nevery really stand out of the crowd.


Manda: Wow Nora, seems like you took consideration to our last feedbacks we gave in older tasks, what I can see now is really great! The pose on your cover is amazing and the whole color scheme is great, I'm just missing the typical Cosmopolitan feeling and the outfit is not my cup of tea, but this one is good anyways! Your exotic shoot is one of my favorites, you look really awesome, nothing to add more. Your makeups are also very strong! They are all so beautiful! Moreover hats off, that you did an each individual pose for every makeup! My favorites are the first and second! Great Job!

Rafi: *jaw drops*
O ... M ... G! Nora, this is absolutely breath-taking ... *takes a deeeeep breath*
Wow, I there's absolutely nothing I could tell you. It's perfect!! I love everything. The make-ups looks are awesome, every single picture is unique which was a very clever idea of you. My favorite make-up look is ... uh, hmm ... I don't know, I love them all!!
The exotic photoshoot is gorgeous as well, you really look like a tribal Queen, I'd defintely bow to you. Haha!
And the cover ... well, what can I say? I can really imagine you to be on that cover in the Finale of MMM. It's so professional and the pose is outstanding. All you can do now is to continue like this and then you'll definitely be able to come far.

Cathy: Your exotic photoshoot is awesome! You look both fashionable and hot and you definitely fulfilled the task! Your makeup commercials are very innovative aswell, especially the first and the last one are really cool. Your cover isn't as impressive as the other two tasks, but it's good nevertheless, I just don't like the pose&outfit that much.

Kasey: I Love it all! Oh my gosh, they are so you! My absolute favorite it the gold and silver, purple lips style. It's such a great combo and I'm probably goona have to steal it from you(:D) I honestly love your cover photo. You've made your lips look pouty, but not whiny and totally just pulled off the whole task in a superb way! Well done!

Advice: Maybe take an even closer look into inspirations (e.g. the Cosmopolitan cover and its typical scheme) and keep on like that!


The final moments have come, now we'll reveal the decision.
The decision, that will reveal who got into the Finale and who still has the chance to win MMM.
Even though all of you deserved it, only 3 Finalists will be in the Finale.

Let's start with you Nora, Nora it's been a long journey with you full of downs and ups...and I'm happy to tell you that it won't end here! Congrats, you are in the Great Finale of Manda's Model Mission and have the chance to win Manda's Next Mission Model.
Let's continue with Carrie... Carrie you showed much evolution and improvements during the whole cycle, you have lots of potential, but you rarely show us all 100% of it. Does this mean this is your end? Show us your full potential next time in the Great Finale! Congrats, you still have the chance to win MMM.
Now it's your turn Anne, you showed to be a good contestant during the whole were good, indeed, but you never stood ouf of the crowd. Anne, I'm sorry but your journey ends here. :( It was great to have you in this cycle and I enjoyed to have you here. You can be proud of yourself for getting so far and reaching the Semi Finals! You are a wonderful person, thanks for participating. Anyways we will see us again very soon, when you are walking with the other girls in the Top 13 Walk in the Finale.
Kylie, I want to go on with you. Kylie after task 3 I thought it would go upstairs with you, but you disappointed us in task 4 and also in the Semi Finale. Even though you could show us stronger entries than previous, your makeup and exotic shooting weren't very convincing. Kylie I'm sorry, but you also have to leave us now. :( It was a pleasure to have you in this cycle and in the end I think you, concerning your first entries, improved very much! Just as Anne, we will meet again in the Top 13 Walk. :)
Now only 2 contestans are missing and only one of you will get into the Finale, Mangun, Minh, the decision was very hard. But we have to decide for only one of you. You both showed huge improvements and both of you could always satisfy us with your entries, even though sometimes you had some weaker moments. The girl, that will enter the Great Finale with Carrie and Nora is... it's you... Minh. Congrat's my dear, you deserved it! I wish we could take you both... well, hey wait!! Why don't we just take both of you? Mangun, this means you're also in the Great Finale! Congrats to both of you!!
You have the chances to win MMM and archive the title "Manda's Next Mission Model."

Wheew, that was exciting girls!

Carrie, Mangun, Minh, Nora you are our FINALISTS!!

The Final tasks are coming tomorrow.
I'm so excited,

Stay tuned,
Manda :*


  1. Wooow, thanks a lot...:) It's great to get read all the positive feedbacks:)
    I'm not here over the weekend, so I'm very exited for the new task;)
    Yours, Nora

  2. Thank you for all the comments, I will use your advice and definetly add more colour into my tasks! :)

    I honestly never thought about the skirt being slutty! It was suppose to be more of a bikini than a skirt haha, oh well! I am so happy to be in the finale and cannot wait to see the task :)x

  3. I'm sorry I disappointed you. I'll surely bring out the big guns next time!

  4. Thankyou for the amazing comment from some of the judges and I really enjoyed being here... I learned alot and good luck to all contestants :)

  5. Congratulations! I´m really dissapointed(with myself) for not making it through the finals I really wanted to, however I know my competitors have a lot more potential, and graphics have more potential than scenerys. Thank you for letting me go so far. Love,

  6. I'm sooooo happy! Thank you soo much ♥