July 16, 2008

*Breaking News* Project Runway Returns...With A Vassar Sophomore

Mads just received confirmation that Vassar sophomore Alyssa Aparicio is a model on the fifth season of Project Runway, which premiered tonight.

You may remember Alyssa from the cover of Vassar's Contrast magazine.

By the way, Mads spotted Season 2 contestants Daniel Vosovic and Kara Janx on the Lower East Side last week.

UPDATE: In case you're wondering, Alyssa was Wesley's model on last night's episode.

33 comments:

Anonymous said...

:D *break a leg alyssa!*

Anonymous said...

gorgeous.

Anonymous said...

that's awesome! i hope she doesn't get stuck with someone crappy

Mina said...

which outfit did she model?

Anonymous said...

wesley's yellow dress

Anonymous said...

Alyssa.
You go girl!

Anonymous said...

oh no!


as i was watching the episode with like 4 of my friends, wesley's model was walking and we all said "wow, this model is awful."


i bet it was just the dress...i hope!


go alyssa!

Anonymous said...

Ohhh I am so happy for her! Does anyone know if she is coming back to Vassar this fall?

Anonymous said...

so pretentious to put the Project Runway pic as her main fb pic.

i'm totally not impressed.

Anonymous said...

pretentious? have ever you met her?

Anonymous said...

yeah shes a little pretentious. awesome for her that she is so successful.... but she sounds kind of stupid in her interview.

Anonymous said...

uh wow. didn't take vassar kids long to start on the "but she's pretentious. i know, cos i totally facebook stalked her. omfg!" trip.
if you know her, you'd know she's so not pretentious. in fact, she's one of the nicest people i know at vassar. obviously not too many of those nice people bother to comment on mads.

Anonymous said...

isn't it obvious and predictable that her friends will stick up for her "omg she's so perfect and gorgeous, the friendliest girl at vassar!"..

but the negative comments come from an outsider's perspective, and guess what people?
it IS a little pretentious.. how she presents herself to the public (ie video on bravo) and picture on fb, ARE going to be the ways in which she's perceived. my god. how shocking.

Anonymous said...

oh and..
i could careless either way.. whether she's nice or not; I was just commenting on why the person said pretentious.

Anonymous said...

i know alyssa but am definitely not close with her, and she IS really nice and totally humble. i think it's cool that she puts the modeling pictures and the video on facebook... it's just like the many vassar kids who post their artwork on facebook.

Anonymous said...

Oh god, this is so typical of people who comment on mads, just arguing about anything possible. Mads could post "kittens are cute" and people would be all up in arms.

Anonymous said...

i agree with 3:02. And, whether you like the girl or not just shut the fuck up, leave her alone, and keep your thoughts to yourselves. don't you have anything better to do with your summers' than be caddy assholes

Anonymous said...

i don't know alyssa very well but she has been nice, cool, and unassuming in all of my interactions with her... she's the farthest thing from pretentious. it's not like she prances around campus drawing attention to herself (a la certain people who have been featured on here before...) and yeah, having that photo up is just like posting your own artwork. there's no reason why not.

Anonymous said...

for 3:45 it's equally as LAME to bash people for having "nothing better to do"- cause.. um, you clearly have nothing better to do than comment on their comments-
so here's a thought: why don't you just shut the fuck up?
People are entitled to their own damn opinions.
I don't know Alyssa, but great for her- that's fabulous. But don't be such a bitch if someone else has a different opinion than you-

Anonymous said...

i didn't know being proud and happy for yourself was such a crime.

Anonymous said...

in all honesty i´m shocked that people think they are allowed an OPINION on the matter!! it is Alyssa´s choice,and Alyssa´s ALONE, what her profile picture is!!! do you realize how ridiculous you sound??? i would say that most people would put up a professional picture of themselves, or the best picture of themselves, OR a picture of themselves doing something they are proud of--- well ALYSSA HAS ALL THREE!!!!! are you truly saying she shouldn´t post pictures of herself succeeding in her life because it OFFENDS YOU???? how do you include yourself in Alyssa´s decisions in the same breath that you say that YOU DO NOT KNOW HER???????????

by the way, my name is Andrew DAvidson and for any of you too anonymous and spineless to openly confess your ignorance, feel free to send me a facebook message in private to further your ideas. i will keep the conversation completely private while mercilessly proving you wrong at every turn. because in essence i´m a total bamf :)

Anonymous said...

all i know is that if i was on the show and people were saying these things about me i would feel completely betrayed. you guys are disgusting.

Anonymous said...

BAHAHAHA

she got her designer kicked off with her trashy fabric and unappealing body

BRILLIANT

Anonymous said...

"Wesley's model could have fit a little better into the dress.."

-Alex

"Tight and short is the quickest way to look cheap"

-Nina Garcia

Anonymous said...

News like this fills me with seething rage...Not so much because I find her pretentious, or even object to what she's chosen to do.

It's because she'll no doubt be featured on the Vassar Admissions website, and be greeted this fall by a swarming mass of hangers-on and calls of "omg ur so hot"s.

Liberal Arts education? Hah.

Nik said...

Now I don't want to say anything bad about Alyssa at all, so don't take this wrong...

But I do find it funny how desperate all the rest of us are to latch on to whatever fame we can find around us just so we can look at the TV and scream "Yeah I know her I know her!" or scream critiques cos our "inside knowledge" really knows whats going on and thus somehow raise our own self-worth through it all...

What Alyssa's doing is amazing, but what the rest of us are doing in response sickens me more than just a little bit...

Oh and yea the Admissions website loves all this kind of shit :P I pity high school kids who feel they need to have resumes to compete, god the unnecessary worry that sort of thing will create...

Anonymous said...

I don't really think it makes us "desperate" or parasitic to find it cool that one of our classmates is on television. It's just exciting.

Anonymous said...

what is she majoring in?

Anonymous said...

All the negativity here is completely unnecessary. Alyssa is a nice person. On top of that, I think it's awesome that she's doing what she loves, and that she had the guts to audition for Project Runway and the moxie to actually make it onto the show. She's doing what she loves and succeeding, and that's admirable, end of story.

Anonymous said...

It's cool for her that she's doing something she enjoys, but I fail to see why she deserves any admiration for it. I like to have sex, but if I decided to become a porn star, I doubt that most people would say "Wow, I really admire you for pursuing your passion." I fail to see how strutting about in fancy clothes takes any talent. She was lucky to be born the right height to be a model and she is either naturally thin or tries to maintain a low weight (as many people do). Good for her. She's not going to become my idol anytime soon though.

Anonymous said...

this is absolutely ridiculous. when did madsvassar turn into boredat? are we really that desperate to find some outlet to turn our anonymous internet personas into harsh critics of anything and everything that our classmates do?

i consider myself decent acquaintances with alyssa and i barely knew that she was a model, let alone a very successful one until recently (not much before the project runway news became public). she is the opposite of pretentious. furthermore, every single one of you wanna-be actors post your less-than-stellar headshots as your profile pictures on facebook the minute you get them and i bet you don't consider yourselves pretentious for doing that, do you?

you're all just mega-jealous that alyssa is doing what she loves and succeeding. so shut the fuck up.

Anonymous said...

6:06, ummm wow ive never seen someone so jealous haa.

kristen said...

maybe you shouldnt judge someone who you dont even know, how much can you know someone from a 2 minute long video and a facebook picture to say they're pretentious. if you had a professional photo taken of you, im sure itd be on facebook/myspace in a second. if she wants to be a model why wouldnt she put her stuff out in the open for people to see, how else do you think they get work?

10:01, you're probably just a jealous fat girl sitting at your computer with a pint of ice cream.

10:17,
"Tight and short is the quickest way to look cheap"
that was directed to the designer, not the model but good try, but its okay because youre probably too much of a complete idiot to realize that.

also, i bet you "anonymous" people think youre hilarious bashing on this girl when really youre so insecure with yourselves you resort to insulting her online. go do something with your own life, then maybe people can criticize you for doing what you love like youre doing to alyssa.
it's rediculous how jealous you all are, and dont even deny it because there is no other reason why you would be wasting your time on a website insulting her if you werent jealous. if you simply didnt care you wouldnt say anything.

with all of that said, GET LIVES.