Friday, October 22, 2010

Nerd Girl of Note #84

Asia DeVinyl was also a contestant on The Seach for the next Elvira, but was sadly eliminated fairly early. She pulled the part off well, but not quite as well as some of the others. The boobs took her a long way, but her portrayal was a bit lacking. Now, she is a pin-up/fetish model. Just goes to show that there is more to Elvira than the boobs, though being naturally busty as Asia is, she was able to handle the boob jokes with great aplomb.

Since I don't know much about Asia, I'll use the opportunity to talk more about The Search for the Next Elvira. It ran four episodes on Fox Reality Channel, and while I dislike talent contest/elimination/reality television, this one was quite good. Elvira was quite nice, and cheered the contestants on, knowing she could only benefit from getting the best winner, and being (I imagine) a genuinely nice person. The contestants were not (for the most part) catty and "playing the game" as is often the point of these shows. I think the format prevented this, as there were many eliminations very quickly, but also because I think everyone who made it through did so because they love Elvira. The only really obnoxious ones were the "Man-viras" two male Elviras in drag, who were pretty bitchy with everyone. Guest judges were makeup artist Rick Baker and Kane "Jason Voorhees" Hodder. The challenges were pretty funny, and most of the contestants were likable. You can see The Search for the Next Elvira (all four episodes) at Hulu or Fancast.

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10 comments:

Lisa said...

Uh... Boobies.

Darius Whiteplume said...

Is that a good "Uh..." or a bad one? :-)

Lisa said...

When it is in front of boobies it's a good one.
(I might as well could pronounce it UUUUHHH)

Everything else would be blasphemous.

Darius Whiteplume said...

Understood. :-)

kenchan13 said...

I'm lucky enough to be friends with Asia and she's as nice as she is beautiful. A great girl.

Darius Whiteplume said...

@kenchan - Very cool. She seemed very nice on the show, and had the best "throw together a costume" costume on that episode, despite being the second hardest to fit (she had less trouble than the guy in drag, but most of the stuff was not cut for her figure). If you see her, tell her she's got a fan here :-D

Mattmannish said...

I don't understand something though. If they had a contest where they picked the next Elvira, then why is Elvira doing her show again?

Darius Whiteplume said...

I'm a bit confused there too. Looks like the winner (April Wahlin) does some public appearances, but Cassandra Petersen still does the show. I think it was for a one-year contract, but April still appears to be at it.

Jamdin said...

I would have liked to see Asia last longer on the show for I enjoyed her pumpkins.

Darius Whiteplume said...

She killed me doing the coffin scene.

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