Sunday, June 30

4th Elimination Ceremony + 5th Challenge

Hey everyone!
So basically I'm completely disappointed. I mean, I gave the others almost one more week to do their tasks, but still everyone happened to drop out. I'm really really pissed off because I put my heart and soul into this competition, yet nobody seems to care!! I think it's just rude, they could have at least told me earlier. Especially KatyPerrydu56, who didn't talk to me at all and never told me anything if she could make it on time or not. Well, if you can't do the task, then tell me immediately, but it's definitely not better to wait until one month has passed by. It's just disrespectful.

Oh well, at least we have 6 contestants left that sent in their tasks. I'm very thankful for doing your duties and I hope nobody else will withdraw in the further course of time.
Anyway, the show must go on. So here are the results of the 6 remaining contestants ...


Alexandra, I have to say that I'm not very satiesfied this week. The sports photoshoot is pretty good, I like the pose and the outfit, especially the detailed shoes. But your hairstyle and the background is too childish. Sorry, but you look like a 10-year-old tween to be quite frank. I absolutely dislike your runway task. Sorry, but this is nothing! The proportions aren't right (the head is too small) and the shading isn't well done, too. Your skin shading rather looks like a dark outline and there are no highlights, and I better not start talking about the hair. I also don't like the outfit because it's just a generic dress which has no shading at all. Also, you look kinda crooked, like you could lose your balance and fall down any second.
Your sports photoshoot is quite good graphicwise, but it was much too childish, especially with the haircut, your face and the background. You look like a small child, not like a model.
Your runway shoot is quite boring since you just wear a plain red dress and the runway is a simple grey background. I like the shoes, but the rest didn't convince me. 
But what I'd like to mention is that, as a model, you shouldn't change your face as often as you do, it's important to have a recognisable face!
Yes, Cathy, I totally agree with you on your last comment! Alex, now I notice that you actually changed your face in every task. As Cathy said, it's important that people can recognize your face!
I see that you've tried hard, but the result isn't very pleasing. Let's start with the sports shoot. Because of the hairstyle and the expression (and also because of the outfit), your photo looks like a mother took a photo of her child that was doing exercises outside. The childish background emphasizes this, too.
The runway shoot is also very disappointing as I can't see any shading on the dress and on the face. As Rafael said, the proportions aren't right (look at the head).
I'm very sorry Alexandra but you are in the Bottom 2!


Giselle, I really like your photo. It looks sporty, energetic and fresh. I especially love the gloves! My only concern would be the hairstyle which looks messed up. Also, work on your shading because it could be darker in some parts, especially on the skin.
In my opinion, the runway shoot isn't as good as the sports photo. I'm not a big fan of your shading technique on this outfit, and the hair looks very furry, like a cat that is sitting on your head. I also don't really like the pose and to be honest, I got a little pet peeve about flat shoes. I don't know, I rather want to see a woman in high heels. To my mind, a girl shouldn't wear any other flat shoes than sneakers or ballerinas (I know that sounds crazy, but I simply love women in high heels).
You've improved compared to the last task, I like both of your photoshoots but you can still improve. Try to do a more exciting runway pose, work on your hair and skin shading and you'll have good chances to get further.
This week you actually surprised me in a positive way. I like the sports shoot very much, although you should definitely work on your shading. You need more depth in your graphics, which means you should shade more/darker! The pose and the outfit are great and they definitely represent sportiness! However, the hair is awful :(
The runway shoot is a pleasant surprise, I totally love the outfit. Although the shading in this picture is somehow strange, I like the overall result. The pose is casual and it reflects prêt-à-porter very well! The hairstyle, however, looks very strange and it reminds me of a foxtail.
Giselle, you should still work on your shading skills, nevertheless it was a great performance overall this week, that's why you are the first one to go into the next round. Congratulations!


I think the idea for the sports photoshoot is a great idea, I also like the slogan. The shading isn't my cup of tea, and please, PLEASE, work on your hair shading. It actually looks like plasticine!! You should have a look how other graphic designers (for example me *cough*) shade their hair.
The runway shoot is just super! I like the runway, the pose and the outfit. And the shading is a lot better than in your first shoot!
Your sports photoshoot is very powerful and I like its idea. But you can still work on the skin shading, it doesn't look very realistic because of some randomly placed lines. Your runway shoot is good, I like the use of apricot here.
Beautiful shot, however the body seems to be a bit too muscular which looks kinda scary. The hair looks very unrealistic and they look like a cleaning rag, sorry for that. But the pose is great!
I like your runway shoot better, the outfit is very casual and chic at the same time. The hairstyle fits perfectly for this outfit and it even underlines the sporty look. A little tip: Rei, you should watch some hair tutorials on Youtube and, like Rafael said, watch how other graphic designers shade their hair.
Virginia, I hope you will follow our tips and I'm sure you will come far in this competition. Congratulations, you're in the next round!


Wow, I'm speechless. My jaw literally dropped when I first saw this. Both shoots are absolutely stunning. Next time I'd love to see a more creative runway, though. ;)
Wow, that's all I can say! Your graphics have improved so incredibly much and the photoshoots are just amazing!
I love your sports shoot!! Definitely my favorite out of all. The pose looks the most natural of all entries and I would buy the outfit right away, the shorts are simply awesome! I also like that you used a different perspective that the others which makes the result super dynamic.
The runway shoot is also very beautiful! Aaah I love the dress. Very casual, very chic, very sporty! Your walk looks amazing and I think that short hair simply looks super on you!


Carrie, I like your sports photo. I love the atmosphere and the vacation feeling I get when I look at it. The pose isn't my cup of tea, though. The hands also look a tiny bit awkward, but all in one it's a great photo.
I love your runway shoot, the outfit is very pretty, I don't really like the hair but that's alright. By the way, I see your skin shading is a bit darker and more detailed compared to the last challenge, so I can see an improvement here. Well done!
You're on the right way, just try to shade more & use more interesting patterns/clothes to make your graphics look more interesting. Keep improving!
Oh, and please use a catwalk background next time.

The sports shoot looks very pretty. The pose is too simple as well as the outfit, but they both fit the beautiful hairstyle and the beach background perfectly. All in one it's a marvelous atmosphere! I wish I could travel there to do some exercises there, too. :D
Carrie, your runway shoot is also beautiful. However, I think the outfit could of been a bit more sporty and more casual. The hair doesn't fit 100%, but it looks pretty nontheless. All in one of the better entries.
Well, Carrie, it looks like you're on the right way. Keep improving and you're nearly there! See you in the next round ;)


Let's be honest ... you're secret weapon turned out to be a complete fail. Sorry, but you disappointed me this week. :(
I don't get your idea behind the sports photoshoot. I would have understood it if you were in the gym and hanging on those rings, but why the heck there a crooked table with a potted tree on it? I wonder why it doesn't fall down, are you in Wonderland?!
The runway task is waaay better than the first one, but still too simple. I like the runway and the outfit, but the pose is just the generic Stardoll pose, so nothing extraordinary. I highly applaud to you for trying to do a scenery, but I think it it wasn't a good idea for this task.
I was really disappointed when I saw you're tasks. It was nice triyng a scenery and it turned out okay, but the runway shoot was just boring and much less than you are able to do! I hope that you can return to your old quality.
I very much appreciate that you tried something different, namely a scenery instead of a graphic and it's super that you tried it. But I wish you did a graphic because the scenery is rather average. I don't understand your idea behind it, and I don't know what exactly you were trying to portray with that decor and background. But I basically like your runway shoot very much. I love the outfit, it's very sporty and casual, maybe it would have been a bit more chic by putting on a blazer.
But I love your catwalk, I see that you put much effort into this! Lindsey, although this week was a step down, you still are on a high level, and that's what I like!
Lindsey, I know you really wanted to impress us and you are very talented. I know you can do so much better, but it just wasn't enough this time. I'm sorry to tell you, but ... you are in the Bottom 2!

Before I will announce the final decision for the Bottom 2, I'd like to announce the winner of the week.
And the winner is ..... mangunmeetan!! Congratulations, you did it best this week. And we also have a little prize for you:
You will appear in the RNTM Backstage Magazine which will come out next week. SuperMiaStar will also do a little interview with you. Congratulations! :)

Bottom 2

Alexandra and Lindsey ...
Both of you couldn't really convince the judges this week. That's why you are in the Bottom 2. And you know what this means ... one girl has to go.
I hate these moments, and I hate decisions, because I don't want anyone to leave. But only one will become Rafael's Next Top Model. Only one will win 200 Stardollars, only one will get an exclusive contract with Sparkle Model Management, only one will be on the runway for Spice Couture, only one will get interviews and photoshoots for several magazines, and only one will appear on the cover of the RNTM Backstage Magazine.
Alexandra ... you know, I really miss the old Alexandra. I remember your photo at Task 2, when we did the bikini photoshoot at the beautiful beach of Monaco. Can you get back to that old quality? Can you still improve? Can you keep up with the other contestants? You know, I would still love to give you another chance, but I'm not sure yet.
Lindsey ... you used to be so outstanding. You were always one of the best, but something happened. You took such a big step down and I'm really worried about that. Is it only a one time mistake? Or have you reached your limits? I mean, you were "winner of the week" at Task 1, but you haven't been able to be the best again since then.
As hard as this is, we had to make a decision. Only one of you will still have the chance to compete in this cycle. Is it you, Alexandra? Is it you, Lindsey?
It is ....
Alexandra!! We decided that you will get another chance. This is your last chance to convice us, so give your best in the next round!
Lindsey, I'm so so soooo sorry! I'm really sorry for trolling you. Yep, that's right, I just fooled you! You are NOT eliminated, you are also in the next round!!! Oh Lindsey, I hope this woke you up. I know you can do better than this and you deserve to show us what you can do!

Well, that's it.
And for next week, I want you to go high fashion!
This will be a pure avandgarde runway task! And our theme will be ... Japan!

"Christian Dior was fascinated with the secrets of the Far East and spun many of his early haute couture collections from its mystique, and ever since, designers consistently have romanced and reinterpreted the traditional dress codes of ancient Asia." Quote by

And this will be your task: Create an outfit inspired by the beauty of Japan and present it on the runway. Imagine you are on a fashion show, the spotlight is on you and all eyes are on you. You have to present the outfit perfectly!
Here are some pictures from current designer brand's collections to give you some inspiration.


Vivienne Westwood

Carolina Herrera

Emilio Pucci

Deadline: Friday, July 5

I know it's not much time, but hey, school's out! If you start right away you will have enough time for finishing it on time. Good luck!!

xoxo Rafael


Anonymous said...

Thanks for keeping me in this! Cross our fingers I'll deliver next week ;)

Rafael/Rafi101 said...

You're welcome Lindsey, I hope I didn't scare you too much xD

Reina said...

Thank you very much!!
The hair shading is making me crazy, I´m trying to improve it, and I will take your advises and do my best.

Beth a.k.a. heyzadiva said...

I was really surprised when Lindsey was in bottom two. Damn you Rafael I got scared there. >.<

Anonymous said...

I got scared

Aeon_Flux_96 said...

I see that I'm not the only one who got scared! lol
Wow! Only 6! I really trying to give my best with the graphics, I'm always looking for new techniques but.. ahahaha... well u know.. I gonna give my best for this task! :')
Nice task! I love it n.n

Mangunmeetan said...

Thankyou for appreciating my work. I'll keep it up ^-^

Carrie.Rose said...

Thank you for your comments! I just wondered what one judge meant exactly by saying "and please use a catwalk background next time" As I thought that's what I did?

Anyway, The next task is really original, and I am sure everyone will have fun with it, Good luck! :)x

Rafael/Rafi101 said...

@Carrie: That "one" judge was Cathy. If you haven't noticed, Cathy's comments are always green, Manda's comments are always pink and mine are black :)
I'm glad you like the task! ^.^

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Alexandra♥ said...

Thanks for giving me that chance :)

My task:

Hope you like it :)

I think my runway is little weird.
The clothes are a jacket, a skirt and something like apron or a piece of cloth. It isn't with the skirt!It is strapped on with the belt.

-Alexnadra :D

Carrie.Rose said...

Sorry for leaving this last minute, I hate not being punctual but have been busy at my College induction week for the past few days.

I decided to give my outfit aspects of the traditional Japanese kimono, but I still wanted the dress to be simple so it could be used as a classic evening dress. I also decorated the catwalk with a Japanese theme, I hope you like it!, Carrie xx

Aeon_Flux_96 said...

Here's my task! Sorry for being this late but I was so busy with the school... Anyway, when I did the outfit I was like thinking in a Kimono but not a traditional one.

Hope you like it! :')

Reina said...

My entry:


Anonymous said...

I know this could be better, but this is what I could deliver on a short notice:

At first I thought the head was normal size, but now it looks huge - I apologize on that. In other means, I wanted to go for a traditional Japanese pattern, yet maintain a modern-ish vibe to my entry. I also was like "Hey, I wonder what my medoll would look like as a blonde?" and so, I gave her some blonde locks... that explains that. I'm mildly happy with the results of the skin.