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“The Whitney and Fatima Show” – An Interview with America’s Next Top Model 10’s Katarzynaby Phil Kural -- 05/06/2008
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I really like Katarzyna this season, and was disappointed when she was sent home over Whitney, who seems to have fizzled out, or Fatima, since I still don’t understand why she got to hang around even though she missed a photo shoot! Alas, Kat was eliminated because the judges just didn’t see a sparkling personality. Just like I always, I had a chance to talk with Kat about her time on the show, and to get to the bottom of all the crap talk that was going on in the house this season.
RealityNewsOnline: Hello, Katarzyna! Thanks for taking time to talk with me. Had you watched previous seasons of the show, and what factored into you decision to apply?
Katarzyna: Yes, I did watch previous seasons of the show, and that’s why I was so confused by panel when I was there. I got criticized, and when it was bad, I tried to take it in and now snap back. I remember from last season, Victoria was a fellow Ivy League girl, and she talked back when the judges criticized her, and she was sent home. I went in just saying “thank you” every time it was bad, and I think the judges took that as me not having any personality. However, if girls talk back, then they think they are out of line. I thought watching the show first would help, but I was still confused!
RNO: I know you had a normal 9 to 5 job before being on the show, but have you had any previous modeling experience?
Katarzyna: When I was 15 years old I had done some photo shoots. It was never anything big, though, and it was such a long time ago. I don’t even think I was very good at it!
RNO: It was strange to see you on top for so many weeks, then being sent home. Did you have inkling that you were in danger of being eliminated this week?
Katarzyna: When the judges gave us the feedback on our photos, I knew it was going to be myself and Whitney in the bottom two, since we got the worst feedback. I had never been in the bottom two before, so I thought I still had a chance, especially since Whitney had been there several times. It sucks that I went home and it was only my first time – in previous seasons, you know if someone is in the bottom two for several weeks in a row, their time has pretty much run out. I don’t really understand why Whitney stayed and I went, but I knew it would be us in the bottom two.
RNO: What are your thoughts on the whole incident with Fatima being allowed to stay over Stacy Ann, even though she missed the photo shoot?
Katarzyna: Oh God, Fatima should have gone home. With Fatima, she starts arguments all the time, and that has kept her as the focus of the show. If you actually saw her modeling, she’s not really that good – she can’t stand still! That fact that she’s so argumentative has served her well. You know the judges must know that she’s a problem in the house. In panel, she played the poor Somalian girl card and acted as if everything was so new to her. She was such a different person in the house and in front of the judges. Stacy Ann got robbed.
RNO: The judges’ main complaint with you was that you weren’t showing them personality. If that’s the case, why do you think you got as far as you have?
Katarzyna: They always mentioned that I looked like a model, so I think that’s why I got as far as I did. Many of the times someone was sent home, we all sat there and wondered why it happened and someone else got to stay. People ask why Dominique is still around, but she should definitely be there longer than Fatima – she’s great at posing and is a nicer girl.
RNO: Were you surprised that Whitney got to stay over you, even though the judges haven’t been so keen on her photos or attitude lately, or did you have a good idea it would be you?
Katarzyna: You just never know when you are in the bottom two. I wasn’t shocked that it was the two of us, but I had no clue who was going, really. I’m not a big fan of her attitude, since she always had a problem with someone.
RNO: Has the amount of talking behind people’s back this season surprised you at all, and did you know that so many of the other girls didn’t see your personality either?1 2 Next-->
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