Marc:” WOW! First thing's first...HER EYES!!! Just look at them! You can't help but be sucked into those beauty's! The composition and lighting of the picture is flawlessly constructed. This picture sums up the Under My Skin era in my opinion; dark, deep and mysterious.”
So now it is time to announce the final results of UAPC since you two have been awesome contestants and deserved to make it to the final!
THE BEST DAMN PIC
Sparx – Marc : “I love this pic for so many reasons:
Firstly I love her pose. It's one of Avril's classic poses but with a modern twist; a new edgy take on the "I don't give a damn" feel, but with subtlety and seduction.
Secondly, I adore her hair in this pic. I know that sounds weird because of the piece that lies aimlessly across her forehead, but I feel it makes her look more real. It doesn't look like people have been spraying 500ml of hairspray over her beautifully toned locks 2 seconds beforehand. And what's even better is that Avril doesn't even seem to care!
Thirdly I find her make-up flawless; It seems so natural and pure. It's not overdone and, as I said in my previous point, it makes her REAL!
Fourth: the lighting of the image is perfectly controlled. The brightness of the pic gives a feeling of purity; Avril can do no wrong! Which bring me to my fifth and final point...
The timing of the release of this picture/photoshoot was flawless; it came at a time when most members were begging to lose faith in our gorgeous little Av! I remember the feeling I got when I saw the pic: "This is TOTALLY AVRIL! She is still amazing, still looks amazing, and is still here!" It just reminded me about everything I love about her.
I hope you agree that this picture is simply perfect. “
S: I really love this pic. She looks so naturally beautiful here and I like how her hair looks in this pic. I love how her face looks here a lot. She definitely looks purely beautiful just like what you said. Also I can see the seduction she has from her face. I like your explanation about purity and naturality. She looks real like she is one of us but I’m just unsure about how real what she feels looks in the pic.
Y : She is absolutely beautiful in this pic. I love her clothes, her styling her make up. Her expression is simple but the same time is sexy too. I really believe it's one of the best shots of her. Her pose is..wow!
TOTAL : 19/20
arenavril – Aren : “What makes this photo the best is that Avril is doing what Avril does best. Performing/Singing. She is truly into the song she's singing, and she looks drop dead gorgeous!
I chose this photo for these exact reasons. Not only does Avril look BEAUTIFUL, but she is doing what her job/career is, and what she does best-performing and singing. This is what got her famous, and will always keep her famous. She gained all us fans because of her music, and it has such a large impact on all of us. This photo demonstrates these qualities accurately. Her outfit completes the 'sexy' look, and being on-stage, while holding a microphone AND singing pretty much completes the photo!
Also, you guys named this challenge 'The Best Damn Thing,' and this photo was shot in that album's photoshoot ”
S: It’s one of my favorite Avril pics. I always wished I could have seen more pics of the same set in this shoot, even though other sets of the shoot had more pics in it. She looks amazing for sure. The setting, the pose, the make-up and the hair all make a great concept. I like how you explained it, and I can see what you mean when I look at the pic. Well releated!
Y: Another pic i love. I was searching for that poster for ages XD Anyway...I like the outfit cause it's sexy and rock enough at the same time. Her hair and make up is amazing. Her pose is smth we see a lot at her concerts and that makes the shoot pic real in a way. But, her expression looks fake. She can't make me believe that she really sings. It's the only thing i dislike. The rest is perfect!
TOTAL : 19/20
Marc : “I think it may be apparent that I Love pictures of Avril looking sweet and innocent! And this picture proves it. She just looks so adorable here and her hair is amazing and, unusually, out of her perfectly defined face. I couldn't find the picture without the lyrics of "Naked", however I doubt I was have posted it anyway!...the emotion of the lyrics just match perfectly the expression on her face.”
S: I really like this picture of Avril and honestly I didn’t expect that this would have been sent since people usually use her other pics from the Let Go era so yeah,it was a nice surprise to see this pic. I agree with your comment on her sweet and innocent look. But I think she also looks like she is a bit guilty because she did something naughty or forbidden that her mom wouldn’t approve of and got mad at. So I think there is a contrast in this pic for me and I like this pic because of the opposite feelin gs it includes. I am glad that Naked lyrics are there because her outfit and her hair,and also her make-up fit it because she looks like she just got up and got out of her bed. Also she looks a bit scared and the words in the lyrics “keep me from my fears”.
Y: I have to agree with our comments. Avril really looks sweet and innocent in this pic. She is so cute. But in a way i found the pic a bit empty too. And i would prefer it in colour.
Aren:” I chose this pic because this is when Avril started becoming famous. When her style (other than her music) started becoming something to remember and copied by many people. Her tank, tie (not pictured), bracelets (studded & bands, etc) and signature poses (jumps, rock sign fists [pictured here]) became a trade mark as 'Avril Lavigne.' This is when she started to become famous, and this picture represents that in a lot of ways- as the beginning!”
S:I knew it that one of the final entry pics would be from this shoot,lol! I remember having it as a poster on my wall in my room. I get what you mean from your explanation but without your explanation,I wouldn’t be able to relate the pic to your explanation and probably I would have defined her as a tomboy and crazy girl who lives life like the way she wants. I just wish you would have explained what you think of her feelings represented in the pic,too.
Y: That's my first Avril poster ever. Heh..Anyway..i don't like the colours much. And the hair looks greeny in a way.It's a really rock attitude pic but is not good enough for me. It might be an "Avril" style pic but there is smth missing.
UNDER MY SKIN
S:I have to admit I really like this pic of her but I like colored versions of this better. The ones which aren’t black&white. I state it in order to see her eyes better. I would love to see her eyes being greenish blue. Also I like lipstick color of her in the pic so much and I wish I were able to see it,too and her amazing hair… However,I agree with you about dark,deep and mysterious terms since the pic is black&white and it’s UMS era.
Y: The emotion in her eyes is amazing! At least the one i can see. And the pic really looks good in b/w! It's a pic full of words. As you said you can see so many in it. I dislike the how the hair fall in her half face :/
Aren:” I chose this pic because this is when she started evolving into the woman she is now. Here she started to wear dresses and fishnets, expirement with her hair and make up more, etc and find out who she is. In this photo you will notice how she started to wear a dress, yet still kept her 'studded belt, and converse' look.. typical Avril! Never fails.. hehe
Black and white is the photo's colour, and her hair was black and blonde during this era, and her clothes, style and album were more on the 'dark' [black] side ”
S:woow I love this pic a lot and OMG once again another black and white pic in the same round. Yeah I see what you mean and I think she looks more femine and she seems to leave tomboy image behind and she looks like she is slowly discovering the woman inside her. However,she still represents her crazy,rock and punk style and it shows she is still real Avril that changes eventually with time and is getting more and more mature everyday. Yeah once again it is dark side of her.
Y: Ohhh...i so love that pic! She is so beautiful and her style,make up, hair..everything is so perfect! Even without colors is just lovely!
THE BEST DAMN THING
Marc:” Hmm...not an album photoshoot pic! But this picture (and photoshoot) speak for itself. It's the Real Miss. Lavigne. I love the military jacket on her and once again her eyes draw you in and she just looks so innocent!”
S: Before commenting on your pic,I have to say that you are obsessed with the pics that Avril looks innocent there which is rare to see. I like this pic of her a lot because she is finally in a different atmosphere.yeah,it is an outdoor pics which makes me feel better when the weather is so sunny here,too so I could relate my own mood to hers,lol. The environment in pics always are appreciated by me which I have never told before because I always would like you guys to find out it on your own .And yay I can finally see her beautiful eyes in colors! I like her hair and her pink streak represents the album theme which can be related to TBDT era. Also,I’m finally glad to see a different outfit which is not girly and junior-ish like the clothes she wore in TBDT era.
Y: Stupid pink streak! Is destroying the pic. It doesn't look good with the red jacket Rest pic perfection! Wow...i'm staring at her face for over 5 mins
Aren:” This is the era in which Avril started to shine her beauty even more through her make up, wardrobe and hair. Any pic chosen would be beautiful, but I chose this one because it's simple (her make up, the background, her pose, etc.) yet still so beautiful. Her hair is being blown a bit, yet everything else is so still. (Can be a metaphor as to how she is so grounded (like a mobile! ^^) although everything around her 'is changing')
She is also wearing a pink shirt , and pink was the colour of TBDT era.. also, it's a polka dot shirt (like TBDT CD cover's shirt! ^^)
Also, she is still wearing a wristband, relating back to her 'style and trademark' from the LG era...”
S:I really like this pic of her a lot, I love how mysterious she looks and how mysterious her eyes are in the pic. Her skull bracelet and her pink top makes me feel that this is a pic from TBDT era. I can see the things you mentioned which represents TBDT era and you are right about it. Also I think her pose makes her look so self-confident but the background is so plain. I wish the atmosphere could be more different. Although I love this pic a lot, I am not so feeling it,sorry!
Y: One of the the colourful pics i like. It's simple but still elegant and not so TBDT. I don't like her expression but the rest is really good!Nice one!
Total Points of Marc : 72/80 - WINNER
Total Points of Aren : 71/80 – RUNNER-UP
Sila’s comments on the final: I have to say it once again that I have had so much fun hosting this contest and I am brokenly happy that it is ending now. So yeah let me tell how I feel, I am really so happy that the contest was a such a big hit for the bandaids.But I am sorry it is ending right now well ok let’s be realistic and it has to come to an end like every beautiful thing does in life. But it doesn’t mean this contest is totally over! We are coming back in a few weeks so stay tuned.
Ok,now it is time to say congrats,isn’t it? Congrats,Marc on being winner of the contest!You have done really so great thus you actually really deserved it and you will receive your reward and a special gift soon!Also congrats,Aren on being runner-up, you also have done great so far, and you just lost it by 1 point,but it doesn’t matter much because you will receive something special soon,as well.
Now let’s party all together(: ILY all! Thanks so much for joining and please join next season,too. We are looking forward to seeing you two again!
Yiota's comment: I didn't know we are doin special comments Anyway..i just loved the contest! The idea was amazing and i'm really happy Sila wanted to do it with me. It's sure we will do it again. We have already scheduled when the next one will be To everyone who participate, great job with your entries. It's good to see how other people feel. Congrats to everyone and not only the winner! I'm expecting to see you at the next season too!Also thanks to everyone who followed without participate.It was good to see people from the outside. Finally, BIG THANKS to Sila for all this awesome artwork she made due the contest. WOW! Lovely job ma girl.
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