Monthly Archives: August 2012

How to Live College as a Bad Ass

College life is not all about being a goody two shoes. It’s also all about productively rebelling. This nerdy-looking guy knows how to have a good time and live like a bad ass by skipping homework and going to the mountains on a sunny day wearing an over-sized, checkered shirt. He should have just looked for homework help online instead of making a run for it. Let’s not hope he didn’t post this on Facebook or he might get more than an F in homework.

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International Movie Fests that Celebrate LGBT to Watch this Month

ImageAfter reading essays from famous theologists Kosofsky Sedgwick, Judith Butler, and Lauren Berlant, it influenced me to narrow down a list of great film festivals to see this August. As an avid supporter of gay Community and Equal Rights in the University, I am proud to kick off with pride raising the emblematic rainbow flag of LGBTs by making a compilation of best movie galas to watch out in different states and regions across the world that aims to elevate queer visibility, understanding, appreciation and awareness through motion pictures.

Gaze: Dublin Lesbian and Gay Film Festival
Dublin, Ireland | August 2-6, 2012

Entzaubert Queer D.I.Y Film Festival
Berlin, Germany | August 2-5, 2012

North Carolina Annual Gay and Lesbian Film Festival (NCGLFF)
Durham, North Carolina, USA | August 10-19, 2012

Vancouver Queer Film Festival
British Columbia, Canada | August 14-26, 2012

Louisville LGBT Film Festival
Kentucky, USA | August 16-19, 2012

Pride of the Ocean LGBT Film Festival Cruise
Alaska, USA | August 18-25, 2012

Gender DocuFilm Fest
Rome, Italy | August 23-25, 2012

Birmingham SHOUT Gay & Lesbian Film Festival
Alabama, USA | August 24-26, 2012

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Covered in Maple Leaves and Syrup

One of my fave themes for a photoshoot in ANTM

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America’s Next Top Model: College Edition



Newly graduate Tyra Banks got the inspiration to do a college-themed season after earning a degree in Harvard Business School. ANTM’s Cycle 19 will be featuring thirteen hopefuls from different college universities in the United States. The winner of this season will get the title and will also have the opportunity to grace on the cover of Nylon magazine and a modeling contract. The lucky college undergraduate will be the new brand ambassador for ad campaigns of Nine West and Smashbox Cosmetics.

Fashion photographer Nigel Barker, runway coach J. Alexander (aka Miss J) and make-up artist Jay Manuel will not be joining on the upcoming season, instead a new set of judging panel will take place comprising of blogger Bryanboy, fashion publicist Kelly Cutrone, and model Rob Evans. Meanwhile, Katy Perry’s stylist Johnny Wujek will be the creative consultant. Cycle 19 will also viewer’s participation through online voting.

ANTM Cycle 19: College Edition will premiere on Friday, August 24, 2012, 8 P.M. on The CW. Let’s checkout these University term paper scholars-slash-aspirants and see who you think will be the America’s Next Top Model.

ANTM’s Contestants

Allyssa Vuelma, 20
School: Florida State University

Brittany Brown, 18
School: Chandler-Gilbert Community College

Darian Ellis, 22
School: Louisiana State University

Destiny Strudwick, 18
School: Aveda Institute of Columbus

Jessie Rabideau, 23
School: University of Southern California

Kiara Belen, 22
School: University of California, Irvine

Kristin Kagay, 19
School: Florida State College at Jacksonville

Laura James, 21
School: Paul Smith’s College

Leila Goldkuhl, 20
School: University of Rhode Island

Maria Tucker, 22
School: Harvard Divinity School

Nastasia Scott, 19
School: East Stroudsburg University

Victoria Henley, 18
School: Liberty University

Yvonne Powless, 20
School: University of Texas at Austin

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