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Unwrapped (March 27th, 2011): Alicia, Kelly, Lay-Cool, Melina & Rosita


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, Lay-Cool, Melina and Rosita:


Alicia Fox
This is kind of reminiscent of Alicia’s earliest shoots, where she was more “hippie chick” than serious and sleek. The headband, denim shorts, tank top and the furry moccasin-like boots look good on her, even if the style was more relevant back when Alicia first sported the look. And, for as many girls who have tried this kind of look, Alicia pulls it off the best. She’s got an easy, carefree way of posing that doesn’t seem stilted or pretentious, and her athletic body type is well flattered. It seems like she’s trying to replicate those old shoots in her poses, yet sticking in some of her heel attitude to make it more current. She even manages to make the peace sign, used to death by teenaged girls everywhere, look interesting in draping it over her head. It’s little touches like that that make what could be a “been there, done that” kind of photoshoot something new and interesting.
Rating: • • • •
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Kelly Kelly
The champagne color on her top and shoes look fantastic on her, but the white denim shorts are too destroyed for a look like this. The bits of hanging denim would be better suited to a more casual look, and clash with the dressier top and heels. In many of the poses, however, you can’t tell that someone took a par of scissors to them, because when she’s laying on the equipment trunk, it’s well hidden. I like the poses where she looks genuinely relaxed, though they’re few and far between. That’s not to say that Kelly looks unnatural, but it’s always nice to see her mix it up and not giving her usual grin. It adds some depth to the poses when they don’t have the same bright smile–there’s more mystery in it. Though, as we’ve seen, Kelly loves to smile, and to ask her to part with her smile would be like asking Lay-Cool to stop being attached at the hip.
Rating: • • • • •
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Lay-Cool
Another in a storied line of Lay-Cool photoshoots that serve to mock their foes, Michelle and Layla have decided to don a look many people wore last Halloween, dressing in their best Snooki costumes. Layla makes for the most convincing Snooki, as she has dark hair that can easily be made to resemble the recognizable hair bump. Michelle’s outfit, though, looks more like something Snooki would wear: a snakeskin tube top dress, gaudy earrings and over-the-top makeup. Both are wearing silly slippers: Layla with Smufette, Michelle with Oscar the Grouch. Their poses mock The Jersey Shore‘s cast equally, with fist pump, peace signs, and puckered lips aplenty. While it’s not the best Snooki impression (SNL’s one is probably one of the best), it’s really funny to see in photoshoot form, and Lay-Cool’s best qualities–humor and cattiness–are on full display here, and I love it.
Rating: • • • •
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Melina
Melina seems to have a instinct for picking interesting locales for her photoshoot, and here she splits the shoot between a dark corner of the arena and the side of a busy street. It fits her outfit, with is dark and slightly grungy, and I like this better than a similar look she sported in a photoshoot a while back, where she wore a cut-up gray t-shirt and tights underneath. This look is more sleek. Of the shoot’s locations, I have to say I prefer the ones in the arena, as it give her more stuff to play with, and she looks considerably less likely to be struck by a passing car. Posing with a ladder and steel chairs, she makes it look more natural than it should, and while she’s not going for the full heel grimace, she has a more serious attitude on display that wasn’t present when she was a babyface. It’s even a far cry from her early heel shoots, where she would look haughty and put her hands on her hips–this heel Melina is more mature, and has discovered more subtlety in the art of looking holier-than-thou.
Rating: • • • •
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Rosita
In her sophomore photoshoot, Rosita has already caved to the inevitable Rosita/rose connection, as she is posing with a long-stemmed rose and quite a few rose petals. The rose in her hair and the red top skate the line of overkill, causing the shoot to look too much like a leftover Valentine’s day photoshoot. I think a more subtle outfit and more practical setting would have made the shoot feel more natural. Still Rosita’s presence saves the shoot from going too over-the-top. She looks easy-going, not try-hard like a girl in a late night commercial for a 1-800 line. While it’s not a great shoot, at least the rose connection has been done, and Rosita can move on to less cheesy photoshoots.
Rating: • • • • •
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