Exclusive Interview: Laury from Make Me A Supermodel
Friday, April 24, 2009
Yesterday I had the pleasure of chatting with Laury, one of two models who was eliminated during this week's shocking Make Me A Supermodel double elimination. Laury and I chatted about how coming from a large family prepared her for living in the Supermodel house, her favorite partner during the many group challenges, and what she thought about Jenny Shimizu telling her she should have "brought the bitch" to the competition.
On Life In The Supermodel House:
I come from a pretty big family, I have 7 brothers and 3 sisters, so I am used to being around a lot of people. However, I don't know if it was the different ages, different races, different genders, it was a little trying at times. But for the most part I think everybody pretty seemed to get along or portrayed that they got along, just long enough to survive the length of the show. But it had it's good moments and of course, it had it's bad moments, when you wished you could be alone and be away from the cameras and everyone else.
On Her Closest Friends From the Competition:
I must say I liked the boys better than the girls. Just because they were just a little more laid
back, they were more funny and open. So I got along better with the boys. I think having so many brothers pretty much made me feel more comfortable around the guys. Where some of the girls sometimes didn't feel like themselves and they were just trying to be too girly or to this and portray themselves as something else just for the guys or the camera. But I was pretty free with just being myself. You either love me or hate me, and there's nothing in between.
On Jenny Shimizu Saying She Should Have "Brought The Bitch" to the Competition:
I, I was biting my tongue. I think the expression on my face said it all, like "Are you kidding me?"
In this industry, especially for a black woman, you have to be careful. Usually people see us as the loud ones or we have this attitude, you know, we have to be the ghetto ones. And I was trying at all costs to avoid that, because I'm not really that person. But when your buttons are pushed you do things at the spur of the moment.
But when she said that I should have brought the bitchiness I thought to myself, why would
someone have to become such an ugly person for them to be noticed. Why can't you notice me for the natural glow that I have? You know I'd been trying to be polite to everyone and to not be the bitchy one in the house. But in the end, if that's why they wanted to send me home, I'm fine with that. I'm definitely fine with that.
On Her Big Regret Watching The Show:
I didn't realize I had such a potty mouth. I didn't realize it, not until my best friend pointed it out and sent me an email that said, "You know you have a REALLY potty mouth." And I was like, I do! But yeah, that's something I am going to work on. I didn't like that they had to bleep me so many times.
On Her Favorite Photo Shoot from Make Me A Supermodel:
The mirror photo shoot. That was by far was my favorite. For one the photographer explained
perfectly what she wanted. And the hair and the make up, I really felt that one. It felt as if I was
doing a photo shoot for Vogue Magazine. Even though I didn't win that one, that day I felt like a
supermodel. From the way I was treated from the hair and make up, the styling and the
photographer, the whole day was surreal for me.
On How Her Favorite Partner Was Her Very First:
Jonathan. Our first photo shoot. It was easy, he was so laid back. He took my advice, I took his
advice, we really fed off each other.
On Who She Thinks Will Be This Season's Supermodel:
I cannot guess, because right now the way the show is going one day the judges love you and t
next day they hate you kind of thing. But my top two would definitely be Sandhurst and Jonathan. I think one of the boys is going to take the prize home.
--Abbey Simmons, BuddyTV Staff Writer
(Image Courtesy of Bravo)