Given that they're all wearing all the same clothes from the same two stores, you'd think I'd have an easier time recognizing This Country Of Mine, America.
A post about the Gap Casting Call on the popblog Bumpershine has become a complaint and controversy hotbed--800 and counting!--as fame-craving
parents moms have complained about the contest. There have been problems with Disney Family.com's site, broken registration systems, no confirmation emails, uploaded photos don't show up in the online galleries, suspiciously high vote counts for some kids while others' tallies don't move for days...One extremely involved mother, Chevelle, may have put it best: "those kids don't have that many votes already this shit is rig up and it ain't right."
She then proceeded to organize a cross-voting alliance with several other commenters.
Which may be the key to the whole Everything I Need To Know About Parenting, I Learned From Reality TV exercise. Here's a Bumpershine interview with Shaina, the mother of a 2008 Gap Casting Call finalist:
Bumpershine: It looked like you formed some cross-promotional alliances with the parents of children in other categories, do you think that helped at all?Gap Casting Call: Borneo runs through October 22, and then you'll have another month after that to vote the little bastards off the island. [via bumpershine]
Shaina: Perhaps... Kellen won in our category.