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America’s next top model

July 26th, 2006 . by Matt

I dont know if this is funny or not (I watched it but did not laugh). A friend of mine reports that it is hilarious, though, and since I have not had post in the funny category in a while, here is Korean-American model Gina making a bunch of contradictory statements.


16 Responses to “America’s next top model”

  1. comment number 1 by: James

    God, what a trainwreck.

  2. comment number 2 by: BananaBoi

    Gina is definitely having a racial identity crisis. Being a trainwreck is an understatement. Gina should accept the fact that she is a Korean American and stop bagging out Asian guys being too short for her. She comes across as a ditzy chick to me. Definitely not worthy of being America’s Top Models.

  3. comment number 3 by: Matt

    Gina should accept the fact that she is a Korean American and stop bagging out Asian guys being too short for her.

    She changed her mind about that too, right at the end. When I was watching it I didnt laugh, but now I look back on it when she said she was wild and crazy, but then contradicted herself saying she could never go against her parents, I guess that was pretty funny.

  4. comment number 4 by: Malaclypse

    Heh, I found it pretty amusing. Well, I mean, basically she’s a ditzy bimbo who happens to be ethnically Korean rather than blond. As such, it doesn’t seem too surprising that the things coming out of her mouth should be so contradictory and lacking in solid logic.

    Insecure? Yeah, definitely. “If you were to ask me to strip down and get naked, I’d definitely do it!” “Oh, but I wouldn’t want to go against my parents…” Gosh, professional and/or peer pressure vs. parental pressure! Seems to be pretty much the extent of her decision-making process…

    Anyway they shoulda kept her, she was way hotter than that other chick, who cares if the words coming out of her mouth didn’t make much sense.

  5. comment number 5 by: tomato

    Well, I sort of sympathize with her, and I think that non-whites do get insecure about their identity when you’re living in a white dominated country…but at the same time, she is really offfending people by the comments she makes, especially those of her own race.. and other non-whites who are proud of their heritage.

    I don’t know if coming from Korean backgrounds had anything to do with her attitude, but I am relieved that she was not Japanese American…because people tend to see people as a group…that’s why minorities should be careful of how they act…her parents should have taught her the basics of how to live when you happen to be a minority…

    I sometimes wonder why there are so many Korean immigrants in the U.S.,Australia and other new world countries, if the Koreans claim their country to be so great…I guess it isn’t so hot to live in South Korea with an exodus of so many of its people…

  6. comment number 6 by: BananaBoi

    I am relieved that she was not Japanese American…because people tend to see people as a group…that’s why minorities should be careful of how they act

    It does not matter if she was Japanese American or Chinese American or Korean American, in the eyes of the Mainstream Americans, Gina represented the whole Asian ethnic group and she failed….miserably.

  7. comment number 7 by: yooklid

    The interesting thing is the comments on the you tube page. Lots of people complaining about “Korea Haters”


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  9. comment number 9 by: Gerry-Bevers

    Gina was a nice girl who seemed to think that she had to show her preference for American culture over Korean to win the favor of the judges. It did not seem work on the American judges, but if an American had tried a similar tactic in a competition in Korea, I think Korean judges would have loved it.

  10. comment number 10 by: Matt

    Gina was a nice girl who seemed to think that she had to show her preference for American culture over Korean to win the favor of the judges. It did not seem work on the American judges, but if an American had tried a similar tactic in a competition in Korea, I think Korean judges would have loved it.

    Interesting comment, Gerry. Do you think that she was projecting?

  11. comment number 11 by: Gerry-Bevers

    Matt,

    I am not suggesting that Gina was projecting. I was suggesting that she was exhibiting what seems to be a strong Korean tendency to refer to culture when “sucking up” to people. For example, many Koreans might compliment an American by saying “I like American food.” Likewise, many Koreans seem to really enjoy it when foreigners lavish praises on Korean culture. This is not an entirely Korean trait, but it seems to be more important to Koreans than other places I have visited.

  12. comment number 12 by: Matt

    That sounds like projecting to me.

    Likewise, many Koreans seem to really enjoy it when foreigners lavish praises on Korean culture.

    Plenty of foreigners know this and exploit it. Personally, I find that kind of thing distasteful.

  13. comment number 13 by: youmustbesojelous

    man Matt! whatever your name is,
    just get over yourself!
    what makes you so good?
    are you on those shows?
    your probably some fat arsehole with a mental problem
    complaining about other people like that.
    what about you?

  14. comment number 14 by: Matt

    man Matt! whatever your name is,
    just get over yourself!
    what makes you so good?
    are you on those shows?
    your probably some fat arsehole with a mental problem
    complaining about other people like that.
    what about you?

    What are you talking about? No one is complaining about anything.

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  15. comment number 15 by: youmustbesojelous

    uh, sorry I cant read what youve written. and also, I was writting about you in general, not the article.

  16. comment number 16 by: Matt

    uh, sorry I cant read what youve written. and also, I was writting about you in general, not the article.

    If you cant read what is written, what makes you think you are qualified to comment? Anyway, I am moderating your comments, so I wont let any trolling comments through.