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Unwrapped (May 22nd, 2011): Gail, Maryse, Rosa, Rosita & 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 Gail Kim, Maryse, Rosa Mendes, Rosita and Velvet Sky:


Gail Kim
I could’ve sworn that this photoshoot lost about 3 photos between when I first saw it and now. Strange, but I’ll work with what I’ve got. Gail’s wearing one of those hoodie dresses in a vibrant shade of blue, pairing it with black over-the-knee boots. Most of the shoot consists of her playing with the hood, and so while they make for some pretty photos, they aren’t all that interesting. The most I get out of this photoshoot is how good the blue looks on Gail. I’m pretty sure this dress is from American Apparel, or at the very least least similar to something they sell. It’s nice to see someone wearing it looks as those she’s showered recently and is wearing a bra. It just goes to show you how a few touches can make something look so much more flattering. Still, due to the lack of diversity in her poses, this shoot is missing a spark–but not to the degree that she’s replicating American Apparel’s favorite “dead in the eyes” look. No, Gail looks quite alive here.
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Maryse
Maryse looks positively golden here, and not just in a metaphorical sense: from her hair to her dress, she’s as bright as her sparkling jewelry. The sequin-covered dress is short and otherwise simple, but Maryse makes it look natural and decidedly un-racy by pairing it with complimentary shoes and jewelry. They all stick to a similar color scheme, allowing the dress to take center stage. The one thing that threatens to take focus from the dress is Maryse’s hair–the wind machine is whipping it around so much it looks like she may take flight. It’s very vintage supermodel-esque, and I suppose the mini-dress adds to that visual. Her poses play into that theme as well–she looks casually intimidating, if you get what I mean. It’s Maryse being her arrogant self, but not looking as though it takes a lot of effort to look so cool. It’s as if she looks like this 24/7, complete with wind machine. If that’s not the mythos of the classic supermodels, I don’t know what is.
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Rosa Mendes
Sporting some newly-darkened hair, Rosa is taking a stroll along some picturesque streets, clad in an all-white ensemble. The dress, skin tight and covering one shoulder, is very chic, but the shoes might be too matchy-matchy, though if she’s going for that old-school supermodel look like I just mentioned for Maryse’s shoot, she’s hitting it right on target. It does look like that old style of sexy glamor where matching dresses to shoes was perfectly in style. These days, though, I don’t think matching them is the best look, unless they’re both black. But, moving on from that, I have to say that the setting of the shoot is quite interesting. Walking up a street, posing against giant wooden doors and vibrant red walls, Rosa creates some great photos. She works with the various backgrounds, textures and colors to capture interesting shots. I especially love the wide shot set against the building. It feels like there’s more life in these photos than your average studio shoot, given how she’s using her surroundings to her advantage, and little things like the framing of an-out-of-focus building makes what could’ve been an average photo look amazing.
Rating: • • • •
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Rosita & Velvet Sky
Well, this is a unique shoot. Granted, TNA is no stranger to eccentric photoshoots, but it’s unique to see this pairing of Knockouts: Rosita and Velvet Sky, who aren’t exactly bosom buddies. In this shoot they’re playing video games–that is, when they’re not setting the controllers aside and very obviously showing off their butts to the camera. The shoot is a mixed bag: some of the shots are cute and funny, namely the ones where they look like they’re in the midst of one very competitive game, but when they try to turn it into some sexy slumber party fantasy, I lose interest. It’s just very over-the-top and cheesy when they’re crouching on a couch, controllers set aside, staring very sexily at the camera. I think if they wanted to do a fun, silly video game-themed shoot, they should have done that and stuck with it. If they wanted to do a tandem serious and sexy shoot, maybe they should have left the couch and found a less awkward spot in which to pose.
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