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Unwrapped (July 10th, 2011): Kaitlyn, Natalya, Rosa, SoCal Val & Tara


Every week, following WWE.com and ImpactWrestling.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 Kaitlyn, Natalya, Rosa Mendes, SoCal Val and Tara:

Note about TNA photoshoots: Many of the new photoshoots on ImpactWrestling.com only consist of 3 or fewer photos, which hardly lends enough material for an Unwrapped post. In order to make it worth your (and my) while, I’ll only cover ones with 3 or more photos to them. Please don’t leave comments asking about a missing photoshoot.

Kaitlyn
In a bit of a unique combo, Kaitlyn’s wearing black pants, boots, a leopard print bra top and a vest. The vest kind of looks like a police gun holster, but oddly enough it sort of adds to the tough look she’s going for with the heavy boots and pants. It’s a kind of odd combination; maybe a more substantial top would have made more sense and would have made the vest look like more than something just hanging there. The poses seek to compliment the tough look with some smirks and seriousness, but all together they’re not all that exciting. It all makes for a photoshoot that is missing a bit of a spark, something to really pull it all together.
Rating: • • • • •
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Natalya
It’s funny that a woman once known for a devilish laugh now tends to look so angelic. This photoshoot isn’t the first instance of that good girl grace, but it’s a perfect example of it. She’s wearing a tan skirt with a finely detailed top, keeping the rest of her look simple. It’s a gorgeous look, with her wavy and hanging down on the top which, while very detailed and colorful, looks very subtle too. It’s all in what it’s paired with: the tan skirt and even the tan colors on the walls let the top do the talking, and it plays beautifully. Her poses are equally simple and pretty, her arms held up against the wall or behind her head. She looks so natural and almost statuesque in her poses. These photos are gorgeous.
Rating: • • • • •
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Rosa Mendes
It looks like Rosa found an abandoned corner of an arena for her photoshoot setting, posing in the shadowy corners, against plastic sheeting and using it all to produce silhouettes and shadows. It’s very creative and produces some unique photos. Her clothing, a partially sheer dress and knee-high boots, work well with the grungy setting due to their black colors and slight edginess. I really love how Rosa turned an otherwise uninviting setting into an intimate and seductive one, playing with the light and posing just right to produce the right effect. You can tell a good deal of thought was put into this, and I can always appreciate it when photoshoots go that extra mile.
Rating: • • • •
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SoCal Val
SoCal Val has taken a very va-va-voom dress and posed just as it required: lots of pouting, “come hither: eyes and a relaxed demeanor. I like the single sleeve, and how it keeps the dress from being a standard strapless number. Her hair is styled just so, with the bombshell waves always hanging on one side. It’s not the most subtle or creative photoshoot, but it shows that Val knows how to pull off a classically sexy look. And, of course, the red looks spectacular on her. The white setting looks better with it than I think most TNA photoshoot settings would; a couch or grungy hallway wouldn’t have done it justice, and the stark white backdrop lets the dress–and Val–shine.
Rating: • • • • •
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Tara
In a photoshoot that debuted on July 4th, Tara is doing her patriotic duty and wearing the American flag in dress form. It’s a fun, sparkly number that makes for a simple fun look that is made even more fun by Tara’s poses: she salutes in two of the photos, injecting some of her silly personality into it. I like the way she put together a 4th of July themed photoshoot. We’ve seen plenty of these kinds of shoots, to decidedly mixed results. It’s tough to wear red, white and blue stars or stripes without looking cheesy. Tara definitely doesn’t look cheesy here; it really looks good on her. Maybe it’s the red streak in her hair that makes her look extra patriotic.
Rating: • • • •
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