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Unwrapped (April 24th, 2011): Alicia, Kelly, Rosa & Velvet Sky


Every week, following WWE.com and TNAWrestling.com’s photoshoot updates, we’ll take a look at the newest Diva and Knockout shoots and give you the opportunity to voice your opinions on them in a feature we lovingly call Unwrapped. Let’s unwrap this week’s eye candy, featuring Alicia Fox, Kelly Kelly, Rosa Mendes and Velvet Sky:


Alicia Fox
Alicia displays her ability to make a photoshoot interesting based merely on what she brings to the table: her look and poses. Her dress and matching shoes are vibrant and unique, the sleeves puffing out like some sort of bird’s defense mechanism. That’s not to say it’s not a good look on her–it is! It probably helps that the dress’s pattern looks somewhat like feathers and her hair is appropriately messy. Think of it like Natalie Portman in Black Swan, but she’s turning into a tropical bird instead of a swan. All bird references aside, Alicia pulls off the look with ease, and her poses are, as usual, a natural mixture of cute and sexy. A think a brighter setting–even a white studio background–would have better complimented this lively look. Still, Alicia does more than her fair share of the work in making this photoshoot pop.
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Kelly Kelly
From one photoshoot the lacks any sort of setting to one that is practically alive with activity! Kelly poses in front of a interesting building and a gorgeous body of water, and her outfit is sleek, if decidedly un-touristy. The all-over black lessens the visual impact of the tied-up shirt and shredded jeans and makes them look pretty stylish instead of overdone. Her poses look less like a Diva posing in a photoshoot and more like a traveler taking photos for Facebook, but it would probably look strange if she was pulling out all the stops, don’t you think? I think Kelly does the right thing here, smiling, standing statuesquely and letting the scenery do the talking. This results in some really beautiful photos.
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Rosa Mendes
Rosa is quite resourceful, making seating arrangements out of some equipment cases. It’s a less-than-stylish touch, but with her heavy-duty boots, it works. She uses the cases to pose in interesting ways and show off those aforementioned boots, so they certainly serve their purpose. The look, with the over-the-knee boots and her black and white printed dress, is almost mod, helped by the stark white background. Her blonde wavy hair only adds to that sentiment, making me think this photoshoot is actually a nod to the 60s, which gets points from me. A lot of the time when a Diva attempts to don a look from another decade it looks put-on and hoky. This look suits Rosa perfectly well–all she needs is some super heavy eye makeup and a more surly disposition.
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Velvet Sky
Music is the theme of the hour here–Velvet is posing with drumsticks, drums and an electric guitar, all of it surprisingly color coordinated. There’s not much of a point to it aside from looking cool with musical instruments, and it has a sort of strange quality to it, like she’s selling these instruments inside a catalog. It’s kind of cheesy, especially with all the sexy faces she’s pulling in the photos and the wind whipping through her hair, but for an over-the-top photoshoot it’s well done–Velvet knows how to do sexy in an in-your-face way, and the grungy quality of most TNA photoshoots has rarely looked this cool. So, while I don’t love this shoot, I can’t help but think I’d absolutely hate this shoot if it was done by a Diva. I guess it has a lot to do with what constitutes a Knockout “look” and a Diva “look” and how those differ. Knockouts are less polished and primped, and the idea of one posing dramatically with an electric guitar just seems to fit a lot better.
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