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Once an it-girl, now an artist

November 22, 2010

Carolina Gynning. From it-girl, Big Brother-winner and glamour model to respected artist and TV-presenter. She surely knew how to use her ’15-minutes-of-fame’ right.

2004 was the year I moved from Sweden and the same year Carolina Gynning was on Swedish Big Brother with her platinum blonde hair and fake boobs. Six years later I move back. I turn on the television and the only thing I recognise¬† is her voice but I wouldn’t have known it was her if it wasn’t for the caption.

Gone was the long blonde locks and the silicon implants. And she was skinnier too.

On Friday, I was in central Stockholm with a dear friend, who also happens to be a Carolina fan who instantly recognised her work. For me it was, ‘oh, so this it-girl is painting now, don’t these celebrities try to do everything’.

But there was something interesting about those paintings, very colourful and they looked like self-portraits expressing different emotions. Even I could understand that.

Walking around the exhibition I got a good update and background information about Carolina so my attitude changed. I was a bit more positive toward this celebrity’s credibility.

As we were getting to the end my friend told me Carolina was sitting there. No, I didn’t recognise her. Next to her was her mother, also a famous artist, whose sculpture were displayed at the exhibition.

We walked around again so I could have another look at her. There was especially one painting that we paid extra attention to. One of a naked women with her legs spread out and a pig’s head covering her crotch. Carolina was happy to stand up and talk to us about her inspiration. Swine flu.

She was also having a hard time with men, male pigs, and as it was at the same time the swine flu broke hence the pig’s head.

She talked to us for about ten minutes, walking from one painting to another. I was very impressed and I could get through with my misconceptions of the bimbo image that had stuck to my mind. People change. I guess celebrities do too.

Big Brother

June 27, 2009

It’s summer again and stuff on telly gets really bad. All the good series take a break, so the only thing left apart from your daily soaps, the news is Big Brother. But soon, they should stop doing that too.

There are too many attention seeking, fame obsessed people on it. What happened to the girl next door, the bloke down the pub, your normal average friend? No, all there is now is your ultra blonde glamour model, a gay hair dresser and a multicultural bunch from all corners of the world.

The fourth eviction took place yesterday and it was Russian bride, Angel’s turn to leave the house. She really bored me and gave me a painful feeling of embarassment so I might actually start watching it a bit more. I doubt it though.

Will probably only keep on watching the Friday live show. I like Davina McCall. I like to see her black outfits. A lot more fashionable than Anne Robinson’s on The Weakest Link.

So if there aren’t any major scandals going on inside that house, I won’t be watching it. I never used to watch Celebrity BB until the Jade Goody and Shilpa Shetty issue. But isn’t it time they throw in some new housemates? Usually it spices things up in there when another complete stranger shows up.

I’m still hoping Rodrigo wins, only because he’s Brazilian and speaks with that exotic accent.