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You Better Work!

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You Better Work!

The opening strains of Supermodel by RuPaul start chirping. I guess we're focusing on Jacinda now because, after all, she is a supermodel. Well, except for one tiny problem -- you know, the fact that she doesn't walk for major designers or pose for magazines that are read in non-third-world countries. It's Fashion Week in London as we can gather from the car that drives by with "London Fashion Week Sponsored by Vidal Sasoon" plastered on the side of it. Can I just ask when the hell is Vidal Sassoon going to give up? The haircuts haven't been relevant since 1974, and the products smell like Hawaiian Punch. Jacinda is shown made-up and walking down a runway. The shot is edited carefully so we don't see the "Sears" logo on the back wall. A shot of the audience reveals a great deal of Japanese men in suits. But then to give you that "real fashion world" flavor, they edit in a shot of Suzy Menkes, the style editor for the International Herald Tribune, who had a brief cameo in the very last episode of Ab Fab. She clearly is not sitting by the runway down which Jacinda is "Sashay"-ing. Nice try, though. More shots to establish that Jacinda is a model: Some lackey blow-dries her hair; someone else puts on her make-up; another assistant makes sure that the Jaclyn Smith for K-Mart ensemble Jacinda is wearing fits properly since it was originally custom-made for Daisy Fuentes, who had to cancel at the last minute due to prior obligations to the House of Wal-Mart. It's all so glam, but Jacinda, in a voice-over, expresses her dissatisfaction with her jet-set lifestyle: "I do it because it's a fantastic opportunity -- I travel and I make great money but, more and more, modeling isn't what I love to do." Oh God, there's just nothing in this world more glamorous than a model who doesn't really want to model. She's like Audrey Hepburn in Funny Face! Or at least, in this case, she's like Jennifer Love Hewitt playing Audrey Hepburn in Funny Face.

Back at Attention Deficit Manor, where the house coat of arms features a television viewer yawning, the gang is eating a pecan pie. Jacinda, in particular, is digging in with gusto. Because, you know, models are always eating whatever they want. Mike delivers a voice-over, talking about how down-to-earth Jacinda is despite the glamorous life she leads as a "top model." Is there such a thing as a "bottom model?" To illustrate his point, Jacinda, ever the free spirit, smears pie all over her face. Awwwww!

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