Wednesday, February 6, 2008

2008 Cyber Girl of the Year Candidates

I promised that I'd do a review of Cyber Girls, since Playboy doesn't do anything nearly comprehensive in terms of a CGOY review. You may well know that Cyber Girls have become somewhat of a staple of what Playboy does, especially in its online world. Great CG's move on to become Playmates, or create shockwaves as wonderful models and as CGOY's. Indeed, the yearly award is an important one: the Playmate gets a small, paltry pictorial when she's crowned with the "highest honor." On the other hand, a CGOY is a girl whose pictorials come out once a month for an entire year, from March to March. So, it's important to get this one right!

So, the Cyber Girl of the Year is to be crowned in March, so let's get going and find out how these girls stack up.

Kortnie O'Connor - January 2007
January's girl was exceptional, and certainly one of the best Cyber Girls for quite some time. Her dark, feminine looks are exceptional, and that smile of hers captures each and every shot. Her pictorials have variety, sparkle, and her body is unbelievable. She hasn't generated a lot of buzz, but she's one of the tops on my list.
Consensus...
Posing: A+
Body: A-
Face: A
Pictorial: A+
Overall: A

Nancy Erminia - February 2007
Looking over Nancy's pictorial gets mixed reactions out of audiences. She's definitely an exotic girl, and her stacked, hard body is tough to beat by possibly any of the candidates. All-in-all, she hadn't delivered consistent quality throughout February, especially not enough to truly be great.
Consensus...
Posing: B-
Body: A-
Face: C+
Pictorial: B-
Overall: B-

Ashlee Jae - March 2007
I think March was a surprise move for Playboy because of the pick of a very "girl-next-door," average girl. Ashlee is a cute girl, not to mention a voluptuous one (5'4", 128 lbs.), so it was all the more surprising. Overall, it was interesting and refreshing to see a more "unpolished" girl take the stage and show off her talents.
Consensus...
Posing: B+
Body: B-
Face: B
Pictorial: C
Overall: B


Samantha Harris - April 2007

April marked a shift in the Cyber Girls of 2007: a shift into mediocrity. Yes, Samantha was something we hadn't seen before, and offered a unique look, especially in her sexy videos. But she didn't truly deliver, by any means. The month threw in a forgettable Cyber Girl, but we must remember that it's a voting process by which the selection is not as stringent. They slip through the cracks sometimes.
Consensus...
Posing: B
Body: B
Face: C+
Pictorial: B-
Overall: B-

Jillian Beyor - May 2007

Jillian came in and captured the hearts of lots of fans. She's been making appearances for a while, and for me, her body seems polished and excellently built but her serious looks and lack of dynamics is a complete turn-off. I noticed that she has very little "it" factor when it comes to posing, especially that balance of bubbly personality and buxom body that puts it together.
Consensus...
Posing: B-
Body: B+
Face: C+
Pictorial: C+
Overall: C+

Jennifer Hurt - June 2007

One of the modern Cyber Girl superstars after her co-ed appearance, Jennifer is a massive fan favorite. Her cute, wholesome looks, short golden locks, and smooth body are all reasons why Jennifer is a real contender. She adds a whole different feel to the contest, departing from the "sexpot" look of other candidates. The real problem lies in her lack of variety and true posing talent, being unable to produce a real good set of solid shots.
Consensus...
Posing: B-
Body: B+
Face: A-
Pictorial: B-
Overall: B+

Marie Francis - July 2007

The true definition of a "forgettable" Cyber Girl, Marie came in and out without much fanfare. Her disappointing body is only offset by her occasional sassy attitude, which comes out every once in a while, but not often enough. It often looks like she might just have the talent to pull through and deliver some decent photos, but alas, it never gets executed.
Consensus...
Posing: B
Body: C-
Face: B
Pictorial: B-
Overall: C

Patrycja Mikula - August 2007
This Eastern European hottie is a small girl with a great body, who likes to work what she's got, and let's just say that her features are outstanding. She's curvy in all the right places, for sure. However, as beautiful as her body is, Patrycja suffers from a lack of consistency in her pictorials, which are often drab and flat, but show signs of brilliance, with some engaging entries.
Consensus...
Posing: A-
Body: A
Face: B-
Pictorial: B
Overall: B+

Stephanie Olson - September 2007

Stephanie has gotten very little critical acclaim from audiences, and rightfully so. Starting out as a promising Cyber Girl in her CGOW pictorial, Stephanie ultimately flopped with her cookie-cutter platinum blonde looks and lack of subtlety in each of her photos. This girl seriously lacks any posing talent whatsoever, and lets you know it right away. Look for her at the bottom of any voting poll.
Consensus...
Posing: C-
Body: B
Face: C
Pictorial: D
Overall: C-

Jo Garcia - October 2007
Miss Garcia is an iconic Playboy girl (the only girl I've ever given an A+ in a PlayboyCritic rating), and a true fan favorite, as well. One of the finest girls to come out in a long time, Jo has absolutely innate posing talent; she has some of the most amazing and perfect moves I've seen. In addition to possessing textbook posing ability, she has a tall, all-natural body that's slim and supermodel-like. Exotic looks and a one-of-a-kind production makes Jo one of the greats.
Consensus...
Posing: A+
Body: A
Face: A+
Pictorial: A+
Overall: A+

Mallory Dylan - November 2007

The busty Californian did a pretty good job in November, with a polished look and a finely tuned body. Mallory was sexy and sensuous throughout her pictorials, delivering consistent and suggestive pictorials with some true girl-next-door abilities. While most of her pictorials are good, she doesn't really take it to the house in terms of sexuality, which is part of what keeps her from being really great.
Consensus...
Posing: B
Body: A-
Face: B-
Pictorial: B
Overall: B

Brie Anna - December 2007

Brie impressed me by the way she just sizzles in front of the camera. With her unique face and slim, petite body and great height, she's a tall wonder who really excels at camera presence. When she gets the hair messed up and penetrates with those eyes, she captures scenes and does an excellent job. She sometimes feels a little nervous or shaky in front of the camera, but not enough to truly be a detriment.
Consensus...
Posing: B+
Body: A-
Face: A-
Pictorial: A-
Overall: A-


Overall Standings:

12. Stephanie Olson
11. Marie Francis
10. Jillian Beyor
9. Nancy Erminia
8. Samantha Harris
7. Ashlee Jae
6. Mallory Dylan
5. Patrycja Mikula
4. Jennifer Hurt
3. Brie Anna
2. Kortnie O'Connor
1. Jo Garcia

So with that, I give you my predictions for 2008 Cyber Girl of the Year. it's already being billed as the most contentious CGOY race ever, with a plethora of great candidates. you know, looking back, it's obvious that this one is the best race ever. Usually, mediocre candidates crowd #3-12, but this time, I could feasibly see four or five girls in contention for the prize. I'd love to see Jo take the crown because of just how much more talent she has to show us, but I'd also be happy with Kortnie or Brie. I know that Jennifer is a huge fan favorite, so we'll look at the polls soon and analyze who's in front to take this major award.

1 comment:

Luke said...

WOW these were way better than the 2008 cyber girls. What happened in '08?