Each week, the contestants on Oprah’s “Your OWN Show” have a mentor to guide them through their task. Tonight’s challenge was to produce a makeover segment, so what better mentor than fashion designer and fashion icon Vera Wang?
Each team had to tell the story of the woman they were assigned to makeover and then create a dramatic transformation for her, using the Vera Wang “Simply Vera” collection for Kohls.
Team Focus was making over a woman who lost 140 pounds after her house burned to the ground and she lost everything. Eric was their host because the team decided that the guest would most relate to someone who struggles with their weight. Alicia was also a host, but Eric was out of his comfort zone because his area of expertise is food, not fashion. They didn’t use their time very wisely.
Team Vision was working with a single mother of three who survived breast cancer and is now going into interviews to find a job. Kristina included the stylist Ken Pavis in their segment, along with Vera Wang. The women’s segment was much more exciting and included the experts, instead of just having them sit in the background.
In these first two episodes, it has been pretty clear which team would be the winner before the teams even got to the judges. There’s no drama in that. Of course, Team Vision was the winner.
The only matter not completely clear is who would be eliminated. It came down to Eric and Ryan in one-on-one interviews with Vera Wang. Though once they got to the interviews, it was clear that Eric was going to go home. Eric’s questions for Vera were about how their segment went, which was an interesting choice for their interviews.
So, yes, Eric went home.
Though this show caught my attention in the first episode, if it doesn’t shake things up and make them less predictable, it is going to lose its audience.