Michael Copon

I was first exposed to Michael Copon watching One Tree Hill, Season 2. I loved his character Felix, and even though he wasn’t the nicest person, he was so sweet and caring to Brooke (played by Sophia Bush). Season 2 with Michael was probably one of my favorite seasons, and the episode in which Felix initiated the Dare game is definitely my favorite episode.

Aside from One Tree Hill, I’ve only seen Michael Copon in the Scorpion King 2 and Bring It On 4. I liked the Scorpion King starring Dwayne Johnson, so I didn’t hesitate to watch the Scorpion King 2. This turned out to be a win/lose situation. The Scorpion King 2 was one of the worst movies I have ever seen; the sets/costumes looked extremely fake looking and the plot was highly unoriginal. What I gained from the movie was watching Michael Copon star in the entire 90 minutes of it, but even so, I can safely say that I am never watching that movie again. Bring It On 4, however, was another story. While the Bring It On movies are shallow and predictable, I can’t help watching every single one, particularly for the cheerleading routines.

Michael Copon was born in November 1982, which makes him almost thirty. He is half Filipino and graduated from Deep Creek high school in 2000. He also almost took the role of Jacob Black from Taylor Lautner in the Twilight Saga movies. When the directors were looking to replace Taylor for the second film, Michael was the most likely candidate. Although I have nothing against Taylor, I agree that Michael, who at 6’1’’ to Taylor’s 5’10’’, Michael does fit the role better.

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Alex Pettyfer

I’ve been a huge fan of Alex Pettyfer ever since I saw the movie Stormbreaker in 2006. Since then, I’ve only seen him in Wild Child, the movie starring Emma Roberts. This year, I look forward to Beastly, with Vanessa Hudgens, which was filmed quite a while ago, and I Am Number Four. Alex was offered the role of Eragon in the movie Eragon, but he turned the role down. Apart from film, Alex Pettyfer has also modeled for Burberry, Ralph Lauren, and Gap.

Alex and model Lily Donaldson

 

Alex was born in April 1990 and attended Shiplake College in England. He has five tattoos: a Celtic cross on his chest, Arabic script on his arm, Kanji script on his waist, “What Goes Around Comes Around” on his shoulder, and the initials “ER” on his wrist.

 The initials ER bring us to his dating life. Alex Pettyfer met Emma Roberts during the filming of Wild Child and they dated briefly, but broke up with her before the movie premiered. The initials ER obviously stand for Emma Roberts.

 Alex was most currently dating Dianna Agron (from Glee); they met during the filming of the movie I Am Number Four, which has yet to be released.

 While I don’t believe they dated, Alex Pettyfer is also friends with Camilla Belle, one of my favorite actresses. It was also rumored that he met Emma Watson at a party in England. I was hoping they would date, because they are both British, have modeled for Burberry, and would look great together.

Stephanie

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Future Plans

I’ve been on a bit of an extended break. Apart from the post this morning, I haven’t blogged in quite some time. Fortunately, the busy first-semester-of-senior-year is over, and I can get back to posting daily. Some of the posts to come are:

  • Michael Copon
  • Miranda Kerr
  • The Victoria’s Secret Show 2010-2011
  • Favorite Female Actresses/Singers
  • Various models, including Karlie Kloss and Kendra Spears

For those people interested in fashion and shopping- don’t worry- this isn’t turning into a celebrity gossip website. After all, I only blog on the people I like. Somehow over the past two or three months, I’ve managed to accumulate a massive collection of cosmetics; more than I’ll ever need, so I’ll be blogging on that and giving reviews.

I’m currently vacationing in Taiwan, but I haven’t taken any pictures. In four weeks, however, I’ll be going on vacation again (location to be revealed) and I’ll definitely document my adventures throughout that week.

To our surprisingly large number of viewers, I would be grateful if people would leave comments or requests. I know many people are probably not wordpress users, but it would be great to have suggestions.

Stephanie

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Johannes Huebl

I’ve noticed that a lot of people are interested in knowing more about Johannes Huebl, or who Olivia Palermo’s boyfriend is. I don’t remember exactly when I stumbled across Johannes, but once I did, I couldn’t forget him- even if he is already dating someone.

 Huebl is a German model; he and Olivia recently did ads for Mango as a couple. Palermo said “We enjoy working together, and I think photographers love to see the chemistry”. In their interview with Elle, Olivia said “I think that we grow together. I think that I’m constantly learning, and we’re both eager to learn about not only each other, but our interests.” Johannes added, “I agree, I learn much more about her world, and I try to sneak her into what I did before, and where I come from… I think we have a very conservative, old romantic, private approach to our love.”

 In regard to Olivia’s image on The City, Johannes says “She is completely different than she’s been portrayed on her job, everyone who meets her — especially with me — is surprised about her happiness, and her friendliness and smiles.”

 When asked what Olivia likes Johannes to wear, she said “He can wear a garbage bag and he looks fantastic. He wears absolutely everything well.” From the pictures, I absolutely agree.

 Olivia Palermo, one of the stars on the reality show The City, has been dating Huebl since 2008; they were introduced by Daniel Benedict. Even though they’ve been dating for a while, Huebl will not appear on The City. Olivia has stated “He is not on ‘The City’, he’ll never be on ‘They City’. It will never be on. My producers can’t go anywhere near him. It’s in my contract. They can’t.” While we (unfortunately) won’t be seeing him on reality TV, one can view videos of him in:

  • 2007 youtube video “The Manny” with Tinsley Mortimer and Jennifer Creel
  • Olivia and Johannes for Mango
  • Elle TV Modern Love: The City’s Olivia Palermo and Model Johannes Huebl

Olivia Palermo and Johannes Huebl for Mango

I’ve included the only interview with Johannes Huebl that I could find, with a link to the blog What He Wears: 

What He Wears has an exclusive Style Q & A with the strikingly handsome and well-dressed model Johannes Huebl. You may have noticed his face in campaigns for Saks 5th Avenue, Cole Haan and fragrances like U by Ungaro. In this interview Johannes expresses his pet peeves, what every man should have in his closet and what works best when all else fails.

 Can you name four things you cannot live without when you travel.

My Tumi weekend bag, a cashmere scarf for the plane, my iPod and Bose Headphones and my Mac. 

What are some of your favorite places to shop when you are in New York? Europe?

I like Barneys when I’m in NY, they have a great assortment of basically everything a wardrobe needs. But I do get most clothes in London and Paris. Suits and shoes come from London, my favorite shirts I buy in a Paris shop, where they have my measurements now and I can even email them and they send them over. 

 When all else fails what is the go-to-piece in your closet?

I have not been in the situation that all else has failed and I do not really take my dressing all too serious, but I guess any of my suits, good shoes, belt and a watch carries you anywhere and I haven’t felt overdressed in a suit yet.

 In your opinion, what is the one thing a man should own in his closet?

A good suit.

 How would you describe your personal style?

Modern elegant, almost no addiction to trends, polished look.

 Can you name someone famous or not whose style you admire?

My girlfriend’s (Olivia Palermo) style is pretty good. She has an incredible eye and sense for fashion (women’s only though.)

 Style is not solely about what you wear but manners as well and how one carries him or herself. What are some bad habits you find irksome? A text-a-holic is one of mine.

Attention disorders and the lack of focusing are habits I find difficult to deal with. Blackberry’s on the dinner table as well and how about not putting makeup on while you are enjoying your company? I like the idea of the classical definition of a gentleman and I have a little patience for ignorant, rude and intolerant people. 

 Are there any trends in menswear you wish would just go away?

Summer scarves and plaid shirts.

 What are you coveting this Spring/Summer 09?

My summer vacation and in fashion: My tan suit.

 What was your latest purchase?

A Corneliani suit that I bought in Paris.

But I do wear other clothes that suits J

I love my Prada jeans. I have a great selection of shirts that I almost wear every day and my favorite leather bomber jacket that I would probably wear every day

if possible!

http://whathewears.blogspot.com/2009/04/style-q-with-johannes-huebl.html

 Johannes Huebl is represented by the UK modeling agency Models 1. He has modeled for Boss, Hogan, and J Brand. For those interested in stats, he has blue eyes and brown hair (obvious from the pictures) and wears a shoe size 45 UK. His chest and waist measurements can be found on the Models 1 UK website, which also includes amazing photos, for anyone interested.

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Unknown Celebrities (part 1)

There are plenty of relatively unknown, GORGEOUS celebrities that I feel deserve to be known to the world. This is their official “coming out” (not in the homosexual way, even though there’s nothing wrong with being homosexual), so expect them to be big (again, not in a sexual way) very soon!

The first celebrity I plan on discussing is: Jake Sandvig. Unlike a lot of other celebrities I find attractive, he is relatively young at only 24 years old. I first came across him while watching Ruby & the Rockits on ABC family – yes, that ten-episode show featuring Alexa Vega and David Cassidy that was cancelled after the first season where he played Nils, the rocker that Ruby had a crush on who was eventually revealed to be gay.

Jake Sandvig was also in Easy A, Fired Up!, and Sky High. His upcoming projects include A Bag of Hammers, a movie that he co-wrote himself. His acting credentials are a lot more extensive than I had initially thought – I’ll admit that I was most impressed by the Sky High listing. Anyway, A Bag of Hammers isn’t just one of those faux-artsy attempts; it boasts an impressive working cast, including Rebecca Hall (from The Town and Vicky Christina Barcelona), Amanda Seyfried, and Jason Ritter.

The thing I like most about Jake Sandvig is his infectious smile. He reminds of me of the dorky guy you grew up with as a child, and who suddenly sprouted to 6’3″ and became a total hottie the summer before junior year but still stayed a total dork inside. This is beginning to sound like a Meg Cabot novel (Michael Moscovitz, anyone?) but it’s true.

Pictures of Jake Sandvig follow:

Delicious!

I’ll think about who to feature next week, but it’ll definitely be good. Cheers.

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Highlights from Skype.

This originally was a “Picture That I Like” post with an array of lovely photographs I have collecting these past few days (by obsessively stalking various tumblrs), but because WordPress is incapable of properly formatting pictures and text together, I’m going to turn this into a holidays post instead. I realize that I haven’t posted in quite a while, and that’s due to a certain government’s censorship policy. But now I’m vacationing in the US, and all is good (until I go back home at least.)

So I’ve been separated from my friend M during this winter break, so I thought I’d revisit some of our old Skype conversations.

* On tweeting Justin Bieber

[6/13/2010 1:29:20 PM] M says: I know. Bieber still won’t reply.
[6/13/2010 1:32:03 PM] S says: He’s so mean.
[6/13/2010 1:32:13 PM] M says: I sent him a Tweet
[6/13/2010 1:32:21 PM] S says: Me too.
[6/13/2010 1:33:30 PM] S says: I am sending him mean tweets.
[6/13/2010 1:33:43 PM] M says: Your response is infinitely better than mine.
[6/13/2010 1:34:12 PM] S says: Justin Bieber is soo douchey.
[6/13/2010 1:34:18 PM] M says: SO douchey.
[6/13/2010 1:34:42 PM] S says: HAHA I’m laughing at his “after party treasure hunt”
[6/13/2010 1:34:50 PM] S says: “How come u can’t find me… I’m by the shark tank”
[6/13/2010 1:35:09 PM] S says: HAHAH
[6/13/2010 1:35:13 PM] S says: “And the after party is gonna be “mad” (jamacan voice)”

* On radish seeds

[6/13/2010 2:26:43 PM] M says: OMGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG
[6/13/2010 2:26:46 PM] S says: HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
[6/13/2010 2:26:52 PM] S says: HE’S SUCH A WHORE
[6/13/2010 2:26:59 PM] S says: HE DATES ALL THE INSECURE GIRLS AT WORK
[6/13/2010 2:28:34 PM] S says: “Radish seeds are the cutest seeds.”

* On new animated movies

[8/3/2010 9:43:01 PM] S says: Omg I want to watch MEGAMIND
[8/3/2010 9:43:04 PM] M says: But nothing exciting has happened
[8/3/2010 9:43:07 PM] M says: What’s that?
[8/3/2010 9:43:13 PM] S says: It’s a new animated movie coming out eventually
[8/3/2010 9:43:20 PM] S says: Starring the voice talents of Will Ferrell
[8/3/2010 9:43:22 PM] S says: Tina Fey
[8/3/2010 9:43:25 PM] S says: AND BRAD PITT
[8/3/2010 9:43:29 PM] S says: Hehe almost wrote “Tiny Fey” 

* On vanity

[8/3/2010 9:59:00 PM] S says: Omg you know what I love doing
[8/3/2010 9:59:09 PM] S says: Reading star sign/zodiac personality traits
[8/3/2010 9:59:11 PM] S says: I love reading about myself
[8/3/2010 9:59:21 PM] M says: ME TOO
[8/3/2010 9:59:23 PM] M says: Come
[8/3/2010 9:59:32 PM] M says: Let us look up our horoscopes for August
[8/3/2010 10:00:53 PM] S says: The traits for Sagittarian women match me exactly
[8/3/2010 10:00:55 PM] S says: It’s shocking
[8/3/2010 10:02:35 PM] M says: Diplomaitic and urbane
Romantic and charming
Easygoing and sociable
Idealistic and peaceable
[8/3/2010 10:02:38 PM] M says: I am all those things
[8/3/2010 10:02:39 PM] S says: Is that you?
[8/3/2010 10:02:43 PM] S says: You are not “peaceable” 

* On Dieting

[8/9/2010 9:45:39 PM] S says: I’m trying to do this thing
[8/9/2010 9:45:45 PM] S says: Where I can imagine eating food
[8/9/2010 9:45:48 PM] S says: And it becomes so real
[8/9/2010 9:45:53 PM] S says: That I won’t need to eat real food
[8/9/2010 9:45:56 PM] M says: That you can taste it?
[8/9/2010 9:45:58 PM] M says: OIC.
[8/9/2010 9:46:06 PM] S says: That way I can “eat” all the fatty foods I want without feeling guilty
[8/9/2010 9:46:11 PM] S says: I am working on cupcakes right now
[8/9/2010 9:46:14 PM] S says: In my mind
[8/9/2010 9:46:17 PM] M says: Well, I do this thing where when I eat food I think is gross, I pretend it’s the most amazing food in the world, but it actually works.
[8/9/2010 9:46:26 PM] M says: It tastes genuinely better.
[8/9/2010 9:46:33 PM] M says: But I’m really gullible, so maybe it’s just me. 

* On dreaming

[8/9/2010 9: 47: 12 PM] M says: I dreamt last night that the world flooded.
[8/9/2010 9:47:18 PM] S says: I dreamt last night that I was a wizard and I was flying on my broomstick
[8/9/2010 9:47:20 PM] M says: And then, once the world recovered, we went on a school trip and I got attacked by a baby Thunderbird.
[8/9/2010 9:47:24 PM] S says: That is strange.
[8/9/2010 9:47:27 PM] M says: It wanted to eat my fingers.
[8/9/2010 9:47:33 PM] M says: I don’t know why.
[8/9/2010 9:47:38 PM] M says: Anyone else’s fingers should’ve sufficed.
[8/9/2010 9:47:40 PM] S says: Omg
[8/9/2010 9:47:45 PM] M says: Also, Beethoven was our visitng author. 

* On following the law

[8/9/2010 9:47:52 PM] S says: Yesterday I was in the car with my friend’s parents
[8/9/2010 9:48:00 PM] S says: And he was speeding
[8/9/2010 9:48:03 PM] S says: I told him to slow down
[8/9/2010 9:48:06 PM] M says: TICKET?!
[8/9/2010 9:48:13 PM] S says: But he said “No. I’m following the police car. So I am safe.”
[8/9/2010 9:48:17 PM] S says: And then we got pulled over
[8/9/2010 9:48:34 PM] S says: And the police went “Why are you following me?? I’m on a mission!! I’m allowed to drive fast!!”
[8/9/2010 9:48:41 PM] M says: AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAA
[8/9/2010 9:48:41 PM] S says: And then he said “Sorry. It won’t happen again.”
[8/9/2010 9:48:54 PM] M says: I’m on a mission! hehehehehehe
[8/9/2010 9:48:55 PM] S says: And then his wife leaned over and said “Officer, could you punish my husband?”
[8/9/2010 9:49:09 PM] S says: And the police said “You mean like a ticket? I’m going to give him one anyway.”
[8/9/2010 9:49:20 PM] S says: And then his wife paused thoughtfully and said, “Maybe like two weeks in jail.”
[8/9/2010 9:49:33 PM] M says: I enjoy this family.
[8/9/2010 9:49:46 PM] M says: Imagine if the policeman said yes.
[8/9/2010 9:49:54 PM] S says: The police said he didn’t have enough power
[8/9/2010 9:50:00 PM] S says: But he could ask the husband to take an alcohol blood-test
[8/9/2010 9:50:06 PM] M says: AHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
[8/9/2010 9:50:09 PM] M says: What a great officer
[8/9/2010 9:50:10 PM] S says: His wife decided not to, because then we would be late to dinner. 

* On literary awards

[8/9/2010 9:54:36 PM] M says: You know we should do this
[8/9/2010 9:54:39 PM] M says: Everytime we release a book
[8/9/2010 9:54:39 PM] S says: If we don’t win the Pulitizer
[8/9/2010 9:54:53 PM] S says: We could always write “Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize” on the back
[8/9/2010 9:54:55 PM] S says: That wouldn’t be lying 

We have excellent conversations. Stay tuned for “Highlights from MSN.” Happy holidays everyone! Cheers!

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Angry Blogging: Why I Hate Apple Products

Usually I’m not one to vent my frustrations out on the internet, but this time, I’m really angry. I’ve wasted hours of my time because of Apple. I’m sick of it and I need to release that pent-up anger somewhere. And that somewhere, I’ve decided, is here.

A little less than three years ago, I got the new (at the time) iPod classic. At that time, I had a three-year old iPod mini, and that was beginning to die on me. So I was super excited to get the brand-new, sleek 80GB iPod classic.

Music and I are the best of friends. I use my iPod everywhere I go – literally everywhere. In the car, while I’m running, while I’m studying, while I’m at school, while I’m sleeping – I guess you could say my iPod is like a businessman’s Blackberry.

My iPod classic worked great. There were tiny glitches – like when I’d plug it in the computer, it would freeze – but that was no problem, as I’d just restart it and it would be all good. I mean, my iPod mini had way more problems – so these ones were trivial.

Yesterday, my iPod froze when I plugged it in, and instead of restarting like it normally did, it began turning on and off by itself. The Apple logo would appear for a few seconds, and then it would make a staticky sound and flash off. After hours of scanning online help rooms, I learned that I was supposed to put the iPod on disk mode, plug it into my computer, and restore it from there.

Well, I got into disk mode. I found the restore button. But then it said that my iPod couldn’t be restored due to an “unknown error.” Honestly, Apple – if it’s unknown to you, it’s even more unknown to me. Do you really expect me to figure out what your “unknown error” is? What laziness on your part, not even bothering to identify your own error. But nevertheless, I persisted, and figured out that I had to download the new iTunes and all software updates. I HATE downloading new things, ESPECIALLY iTunes, which comes out with a “latest version” about every week, because that means I have to restart my computer and open everything again – but I decided that it was worth it to rescue my iPod.

This morning before school, I frantically plugged in my iPod in the hopes that my efforts would work and I could once again listen to my music. It didn’t work. I even cried, which may be a little overdramatic, but really. It was just overwhelmingly frustrating.

I happened to have the luxury of having three study halls this morning – so after getting my work done, I looked up the number for the Apple Store nearest to me and tried to call them. Well, it turns out you can’t call the store directly – you have to press 1 for this, press 2 for this, press 3 for who knows what. I pressed the number for customer support, but they announced that I would have to wait three minutes. Three minutes, I thought. That’s okay.

HALF AN HOUR LATER

I was still calling. Chinese, English, there was NO ONE on customer service available to help me. But I still waited. And called. I even went on the Apple website and found the number that would take me to iPod classic specialists – once I called that number, they gave me ANOTHER number to call – which didn’t work. Literally, it didn’t work. It was just a bad/wrong number.

Later, I called customer service again and this time, I did my homework while I was waiting. FINALLY, a woman picked up, and I was overjoyed. I had initially planned to complain about the wait, especially after hearing “Your call MATTERS to us” about a million times, but I refrained because all the anger had dissolved after hearing the woman’s voice. Finally, I would get help and everything would be okay.

Obviously, this story doesn’t have a happy ending.

About a minute into the conversation, the woman asked for my iPod serial number. I left my iPod at home, seeing as it didn’t WORK, so I told her I didn’t have it with me. I described the problem I was having to her, and asked what short-term solution she could offer, or anything that I could go home and try. She told me that she HAD to get my serial number to see if I qualified for customer support.

My question: If you don’t have my serial number, I don’t qualify for customer support? I can’t just call with a problem and ask for help?

Her answer: No, of course not. Do you want me to set up an appointment for you at the nearest Apple store?

Of COURSE I don’t want to. How easy is it to just walk into an Apple store and get one of the assistants to help me? OBVIOUSLY if I’m calling her, I want a short-term solution or advice that I can try out at home. I didn’t call just to be told that I should go to an Apple store. I called CUSTOMER SUPPORT (read: SUPPORT) to ask for advice. I kept asking her if there was anything I could try at home BEFORE running to the Apple store for help (I mean, it’s not exactly convenient), and to see if maybe I could fix it myself before wasting other people’s time if it turned out that I had a super easy problem to solve.

No such luck. It turned out all she could do was set up an appointment for me, which you don’t even need. All you have to do is walk in the store and ask one of the million assistants for help. Eventually, I cracked and yelled at her and hung up. I know it might have been rude, but really. I didn’t wait that long just to hear that. I called for SOME advice. She couldn’t even offer me the most BASIC of the advice that’s offered on the internet. All she did was direct me to the Apple store website. HONESTLY, like I didn’t TRY that. “Hmm, my iPod is broken. Where should I go for help on the internet? Well, OBVIOUSLY NOT the APPLE STORE, the place you BUY IPODS.”  Now that I think about it, it’s pretty insulting for her to assume that I’m THAT stupid.

I feel so lost without my iPod – it’s ridiculous, but I do. I’m sitting here in study hall with no music to listen to, just the sound of me typing. It’s depressing. I can’t remember what I listened to before I had my iPod.

But seriously, Apple – if it turns out that I fix my iPod on my own, then really, screw you. If your “specialists” can’t even solve a problem that I can solve, you should really rethink the quality of your customer service. Are people ACTUALLY being paid for this? How does it make sense that I know more than your specialists? Unless this is all a stupid ploy to get me to buy another iPod – which is not happening, after all the trouble I’ve gone through with this one.

So anyway, don’t give in to Apple’s stupid campaign and buy a stupid iPod. They come out with new ones every year and expect people to just ditch their one-year old models and rush out to get new ones. Actually, I suppose the sad fact lies in that people DO rush out and buy new models. People rush out, wait in lines for hours and hours, just to get their hands on those stupid iPhones that crash and freeze and have horrible service. Really? Is it really worth it? They don’t look that great. Okay, so they have apps. Big deal. Is a T-Pain Autovoice app really necessary? Since when did an iPod stop being the medium of music and start being the important part? I depend on my iPod because I depend on my music, not the other way around. Seeing as Apple’s taken away my music from me, I feel like I have nothing. Sure, I can get another mp3 player, but that’s another $200 down the drain.

Whatever. I’ve learned my lesson, and I hope all of you have too. Cheers.

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