Bring On Some Fresh Meat, Already
And speaking of Naima, we now get her update. As you might suspect, it is very, very short. I was a big fan of Naima on Season 4, but it must be said that she does not look good. She tells us that she's doing a campaign with Kenneth Flanagan, who is launching with Saks Fifth Avenue, and that she has done several charity events. She makes it sound like she's had a lot of jobs, but never gets into specifics, because there are none. We see clips of her "My Life As a Cover Girl" spots, as if having to sit through Yaya for two minutes wasn't enough torture. Naima says that she doesn't think it helps to be a diva, and that she doesn't want to put herself in a position where she's not Naima anymore. She really is a space cadet. Then it is time for the obligatory Tyra shout-out, in which Naima says that she's always struggled with self-confidence, and that Tyra has helped her a lot and taught her to be ambitious. Naima says she knows that she's inspired a lot of people, but wants to go even further so that she can continue doing what she loves to do: helping people. Well, I'm glad that modeling isn't what she wants to do, because she'd have a bit of a harder time at that, it seems.
Next, we learn what Miss Toccara Season 3 is up to. The motif of this segment is, "Toccara has giant boobs, remember?" We get clips of her walking in a swimsuit at casting, and Miss J. comments on her large "puppies." Current Toccara says that she thought she looked fierce. She says that she's Toccara and that she loves Toccara no matter what her size is or what anyone else thinks. She says that ANTM was a blessing, and that she's been everywhere and done so much. She did a campaign for a plus-sized clothing line, she's been on the cover of Black Woman, Braids, Black Man, and Be; her most recent cover was King. This stirred up a whole lot of controversy on account of how it was nudie-esque. Toccara says that she's becoming a plus-sized sex symbol, and laughs. Toccara walks down the street and happens to see three of her magazine covers at a newsstand. Quelle coincidence! She says that seeing yourself in a magazine is breathtaking. She yells and carries on, and the guy who runs the newsstand practically has "WTF?" written in wrinkles on his forehead. Next, Toccara is at the famous Sylvia's Soul Food kitchen doing a cooking segment for Extra. She is wearing an outfit that does not flatter her - it's a tight turtleneck with a skirt that sits right underneath her breasts. Or it is quite possible that her breasts are actually sagging down to her waist. I had a Women's Studies professor in college who always wore a blazer over a turtleneck, which made her so mysteriously-chested that my friends and I could never tell if she was totally flat or just really, really saggy. She also did a great job of teaching us how not to objectify women's bodies. Toccara says that you never know when your run will be up, so you have to take the opportunity to build something and leave a legacy. She hopes that a plus-sized girl will one day win Top Model so that Toccara can feel like she paved the way. Like a much bigger Rosa Parks, is Toccara. I find it suspicious that even after all those Top Model marathons that VH1 has, there was not one word about Celebrity Fit Club in the Toccara segment. Commercials.