Best. Lesbian. Week. Ever. (June 13, 2008)

For those of us still mumbling and rocking in the corner as we wait for the next cycle of America’s Next Top Model to begin, the kind people at TV Land have brought us a new reality show, She’s Got the Look (Wednesdays at 10 p.m.). This modeling competition is for grown-ups only, specifically women over the age of 35 who want a “second chance” at a modeling career. According to the official website, the winner of the contest will receive a “life changing” contract with the world famous Wilhelmina Modeling Agency and a spread in Self magazine.

Finalists on
She’s Got the Look

Among the finalists is a queer contestant, Paula. According to the official website, she’s a "37-year-old former basketball player from L.A. who calls herself ‘sexy, crazy and cool.’ She likes her androgynous appearance, and hopes that ‘the world will catch up soon and think that, too.’"

Paula from
She’s Got the Look

Well, I hope so too. In fact, I —

Wait! Up in the sky on the runway! It’s a bird! It’s a plane! No, it’s Whip-Snap!

Whip-Snap aka Paula Thomas on Sci Fi’s
Who Wants To Be a Superhero?

Yes, that’s right. The woman who, just last summer, wanted to be a superhero, now wants to be a supermodel. And really, is there that much of a difference?

On Who Wants To Be a Superhero, Whip-Snap’s powers included a sixth sense for danger and the ability to turn her enemies into sand. Apparently she also had the power to time travel, because her bio then listed her age as 31, and now (one year later) she claims to be 37. Could this be because being under 35 would have disqualified her for She’s Got the Look?

So what’s the real story here? And just how far will Paula make it in the contest? I really don’t know. But I do know that if Tyra Banks had the power to disrupt the space-time continuum, she wouldn’t use it to rocket between lame reality shows. She would use it for world domination. And we’d like it.

“It is because of me — I definitely think [my show] has helped the movement. Before it came out, everyone was still a little apprehensive about [same sex relationships]. Then they realized, ‘Wow, everyone is really into this stuff, and it is fine.’ The next thing you know, [gay marriage] is legal.”
Tila Tequila to Us magazine on how she contributed to the legalization of gay marriage in California

by Karman Kregloe

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