Throw the Fight
Throw the Fight
This week we saw yet another former sweet 16er who has been spoiled to the point of being helpless. The show begins with a quick review of Meleny’s sweet
16 18 birthday party. Apparently Meleny hasn’t changed much since then, she still expects to be taken care of because she is the prettiest in the family. Her dad is concerned that she can’t take care of herself and decides to Exile her for a week to the snowcapped Andes Mountains in Peru.
Meleny has been the worst sweet 16er to be exiled so far. She started crying the moment she got there and commented to the camera how dirty and ugly she found the people. Things went downhill from there. She whined about having to help gather wood for cooking. She almost gagged when she saw how ugly the potatoes she was going to eat looked. And to make things worse she wanted to refuse to eat because her host sister had the nerve to touch the food with her bare hands. Obviously, she has never been in the kitchen when her mom was cooking dinner. You can’t prepare food without touching it.
The girls then went to the river to gather water and Meleny’s ugly, spoiled side came out with a vengence. Helen, her host sister, told her to be careful and not spill the water she was carrying. Meleny didn’t want to carry the water and deliberately spilt some of it, telling Helen to carry the water. I loved Helen when she dumped the rest of the water and ordered her to go back to the river and get more. Meleny threw the bucket down and refused so Helen told her she would not eat if she didn’t do it. Reluctantly, Meleny did as she was told.
I would have had a problem with what happened next. It seems guinea pig is a special treat in the mountain area of Peru. To honor Meleny, Helen grabs a cute little guinea pig and kills it with her bare hands. She then cleans off all the hair which caused Meleny to scream with fright. Helen cooked the little pig specially for Meleny, who took the tiniest bite she could and then refused to eat more, which offended Helen.
The next morning Meleny woke up feeling sick and was told by a doctor that she was suffering from altitude sickness. By day five she was feeling better and had fun doing what she loves; hair and makeup. The next day she ran and laughed with the llamas and partied at a special ceremony hosted by the family before heading home.
Back home her family say she has improved a lot. She enrolled in nursing school but I doubt she remained since the job of a nurse is to deal with touching people you might not want to. Her father says she started her own business, but her sister made it sound like she and her mom take care of the business and Meleny stops by and volunteers to help out sometimes. All in all, I doubt Meleny changed. As long as she can be daddy’s little girl, why would she?
Here’s the music featured in Episode 5 of MTV’s Exiled. You can find the music from previous episodes of MTV’s Exiled here.
Finally, a sweet 16er to make us proud. Marissa has shown the most heart and class of all the exiled cast. Unlike some of the others, Marissa is not really a spoiled brat, just a typical sheltered teen. She reflects the struggle kids face when their parents make life too easy and comfortable. One day they have to go out into the world and kids that have never had to rely on themselves are easy targets for people willing to take advantage.
Marissa was ‘exiled’ to the remote hills of India in hopes that she would finally learn how to stand on her own two feet. At the beginning of this episode, Marissa lacked the confidence and self-reliance needed to make the transition from child to adult. Like Chelsi from a previous episode, Marissa had trouble doing the simpliest tasks for herself. But unlike Chelsi, it was obvious that Marissa really wanted to do well. She actually did all the chores without complaints and never displayed an attitude towards her new family. I really felt for her when she cried. She wasn’t crying because things were hard and she wanted to go home. She cried because she realized that she couldn’t do things that she should be able to and didn’t want her host family to think she was stupid.
Marissa did really well and I wish her the best.
See the full episode.
Bjorn reflects on what he has learned from his time in Morocco and whether or not the experience has changed him.
Below is a list of music for the show Exiled: Episode 4. For all the previous Exiled music look here.
Throw the Fight
“Wait 4 This”
Ming of (Ming+FS)
Bjorn is the sweet 16er from Connecticut who threw the Ultimate Fashion Show. That was three years ago, these days he is a college freshman studying liberal arts close to home. But his parents have a surprise for him. He’s being exiled to the deserts of Morocco.
After a brief break from the televised touching of poop last week, we’re back on track this week.
Said and Bjorn gather camel dung to be used instead of wood to heat their food. I like how firmly Said dealt with Bjorn’s adamant statement ‘I can’t touch the poop’.
Said: “You can, you can. You will try and you will succeed”
Is it wrong that this made me laugh. It’s the first journal entry Bjorn wrote after learning he was exiled.
THE NIGHT OF THE INTERVENTION
This is so ridiculous, my parents so just ganged up on me. And not only that, they included one of my friends and my cousin to decide that I have problems. They’re sending me to Morocco! What is Morocco anyways? How do they think it’s OK to send me to some random country by myself and do labor in the desert with scorpions, spiders and snakes? Their decision is totally endangering my life. What if I never come back? And in no way will I wear a turban or gellato or whatever it’s called. That is so uncalled for. OMG, what have they gotten me into? I will DIE!
I think this was the best episode so far. Unlike Amanda, Ava and Chelsi, Bjorn really is a drama queen. Even though he squealed and whined just like the girls, I think he was always aware that this would be seen by other people. He made sure that he didn’t come across too badly. He attempted everything he was asked too, except kill a pigeon which is a decision I can support.
His journal is well written and entertaining. I do think he understands his situation better than the girls. Even if daddy cuts them off, they still have the option of marrying into money and remaining spoiled. Bjorn, on the other hand, will have to support himself and his future family if he isn’t supported by his parents. For him, that will be tough. He’s very feminine and doesn’t like manual labor. His passion is for expensive fashion, a highly competitive field to earn a living in. Even winners of shows like Project Runway have had a hard time fully breaking into the fashion industry.
Did he change?
Here is a list of the music from Episode 3 of Exiled.
Throw the Fight
“Wait 4 This”
The 45 king
“Not So Pretty On The Inside”
I really hope this episode was faked for entertainment purposes, because if not we now have video proof that you can actually spoil a person stupid. It’s not normal for an 18 year old to be so helpless.
Chelsi is the Sweet 16er who threw a Toga Party two years ago. Now she is the next to be exiled. Her family is concerned that she is so spoiled that she will not be able to survive on her own. Which will be happening soon as Chelsi heads off to college to become a microbiologist. Does anyone else find that a scary thought?
Chelsi is exiled to the frozen tundra of the Arctic Circle in Norway.
It would be easy to make fun of Chelsi and her childlike behaviour but I just can’t do it. While Chelsi should have chosen to grow up on her own, it’s her family that have allowed her to remain a child. It’s a little unfair that they expect her to just suddenly be a mature, independant adult now that’s she’s eighteen. Growing up and thinking for yourself takes time and experience. She never had that opportunity and now I’m not sure if Chelsi will be able to do it.
Here is a brief video showing the positive part of the trip for Chelsi.
Sadly, Chelsi did not have a life changing experience. Family members say that she did not change but she is definitely thinking about it. I’ll let the family explain:
See the full episode, read what Chelsi wrote in her journal and more at: Chelsi
Here’s the music featured in Episode 2 of MTV’s Exiled. You can find the music from previous episodes of MTV’s Exiled here.
“Bring You Flowers”