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“I Have Cute Boobs”: An Interview with America’s Next Top Model 3’s NorellePage 2
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With the entire Japanese tour behind us, I wanted to learn a little more about Norelle’s experience. Namely, I wanted to know what happened during the Heatherette fashion show when she did the unthinkable and fell while walking on the runway.
“What you really didn’t see is that there were two steps to get up to the platform,” the blue-eyed darling told me. “When I was walking up the steps, I clipped the dress and that’s what made me fall. What they didn’t show in that episode, but did in the recap show, was that after I fell, I got back up and did a dance on the platform.”
And what about her favorite fashion shoot?
“Without a doubt the Lee Jeans ad.”
“But what about the nudity, Norelle?” I asked. I remember how the Manhunt model guy had a problem doffing it all when it came time for a nude shot, so what about her?
“Oh, I’m fine with it,” she said. “I’m not self conscious about things like that at all. I have cute boobs.”
Of course, hearing Norelle say she had cute boobs made me look down at my own endowment and wonder if the good Lord had blessed me with boobs that were as cute as Norelle’s, and if I would feel as comfortable baring it all in front of the camera. Something tells me my Southern upbringing wouldn’t allow it, and I would bail out at the last minute. So now that we explored the favorite photo shoot we had to go for the least favorite. Her choice…
“The tarantulas. They were crawling all over your face, and they were telling you not to be nervous because they weren’t going to bite you and they weren’t poisonous, but I was still scared. You’re trying to pose and be calm while the spider is over your eye or has a leg in your mouth. I broke out in hives I was so nervous and all of the girls had red track marks on their face from where the spider was crawling over them.”
And what has Ms. Norelle been doing since she left the show? Has she been pounding the proverbial pavement trying to get her foot in the door of the model agencies? Her current plan is to wait until January to see if she gets any offers from New York City or Los Angeles. The current buzz surrounding her is that she would be good in Los Angeles as the possibility of going from model to actress would be greater for her there vs. the East Coast.
“But I don’t know if I’m cut out for TV,” she admits.
Her post ANTM life has been somewhat serene as she’s gone back to working and hanging out with her friends, not to mention the occasional flirtation with the random person on the street who recognizes her from the TV show.
“I’m kinda enjoying being famous. It’s weird that people know who I am. They come up and say, ‘Are you that girl? I love you!’ and I’m like, ‘Okay… hi!’ I’ve had girls cry and girls whip out their camera phones to take their picture with me and autographs to sign. But it’s been fun.”
Finally, I had to have one more catty moment before I could let Norelle go. Just something to make her remember Poodle McClure all that much more.
“So, Norelle, tell me. Is it just me or does Janice look like a Tupperware dish?”
A gasp from Norelle. I thought the beautiful friendship we had been building was going to be over, but when she giggled a second later, I think it was more out of shock that I would be so un-Southern with my question.
“I think she’s looking good. Take an average 56-year-old woman and take what Janice looked like in that swimsuit. She’s definitely taking care of herself.”
“But don’t you think she looks… well… stretched out a bit?” I asked wondering how far I could really push it without totally losing it over the phone.
A pause from Norelle. Is she going to answer? Is she going to hang up on me? Is Lydia ever going to get a bit more gentle with that pumice stone on my feet, or am I going to have to kick her? The tension, I tell you, was there and it was like I was about to be eliminated by my dear Norelle. Finally she giggled again and all was right with the world.
“Her plastic surgery did her well.”
Sigh. Poodle is content now. Smooches, Norelle. Kumquat and I totally adore you. My only regret is that we didn’t get to talk about the Green Hair Guy and how he tried to get them all to pose based on his movie choice of the moment. Apparently GHG has a name and that’s Jay Manuel but, alas, that will have to wait until Norelle is sitting next to me at the salon.
Poodle McClure is the evil alter ego of C. Brian Devinney, the infamous recapper of far too many seasons of The Bachelor(ette) and two painful seasons of Average Joe. Kumquat Jones is one of his friends who has opted to go anonymous lest he admit that he watches as much reality TV as Brian. You can send your rants, raves, questions, comments, snide remarks, or recipes for his leftover Thanksgiving turkey to TheRealityFactor@aol.com. Also, if you know Kathy Griffin or Nigel Barker and can arrange an introduction, Brian would love you more than his luggage. No really. He means it.
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