6 a.m., April 11)
of Orléans connection eliminated from MuchMusic
By Fred Sherwin
Matthew High School grad junior Mbeng was
the 13th person eliminated from the Much Music
VJ Search on Wednesday. File photo
getting the most Tweets among the 13 contestants left
in the MuchMusic VJ Search, St. Matt's grad Junior Mbeng
was sent packing on Monday after losing a team challenge
to fellow Orléans contestant and friendly rival
MuchMusic VJ Search cross-Canada bus tour recently stopped
in Ottawa where the contestants were split up into two
teams with hometown hopefuls Junior and Ryan actting as
team had one hour to organize an event hyping the upcoming
MuchMusic Video Awards outside the Bay store on the Byward
Market. Ryan and his mostly all-girl team wore matching
neon green T-shirts, gave out MMVA cupcakes and took pictures
of people with the MMVA award.
mostly all-boy team took a more coproate approach to the
challenge.with the theme of getting that much closer to
the end, Ryan's team won the challenge and Junior had
to pick two of his teammates to join him on the chopping
block for possible elimination. After choosing Nash from
and Ryan, Junior was ultimately sent home for a lack of
teamwork and for promoting the MMVA brand as well as Ryan's
his post elimination interview with the MuchMusic mentors,
Junior admitted that the MuchMusic tattoo he was shown
getting in his audition video was fale, however, he said
he would get a real one if he was voted back in by the
was also questioned for not letting enough of his true
personality shine through, to which he agreed.
hasn't seen even one per cent of my personality yet, so
I really hope they support me and I will let my true personality
shine through," Junior said.
23-year-old St. Matthew High School grad (Class of 2008)
set himself apart from the other MuchMusic VJ hopefuls
through his use of the catch phrase "juicy"
which he used to describe almost everything.
for competing against best friend in the competition,
Junior admitted It was really hard, but fun as well.
MuchMusic VJ Search will end it's cross-country tour in
Toronto on Thursday when the 12 remaining candidates will
be divided up into three teams under the tutelage of the
three MuchMusic hopefuls.
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