Miss Blackwell started at the end of July 2012, which means she didn’t even stay six months! Well at least she hung around longer than the Tombola show.
Okay, before I get into this post please keep a few things in mind. What you are about to read are my opinions. These are just some conclusions that I have come to as a viewer. I don’t expect everyone to agree. At the end of the day, I wasn’t there. Who knows why she really left the show. So please take this with a grain of salt.
Cristina Blackwell Mania!
For being on the show for such a short time, there is no doubt that Miss Blackwell left quite an impression on the viewers. Well, I should say she left quite an impression on a “certain demographic” of the viewers.
Soon after she started, the capture community was quick to start creating content of her. Content was created on YouTube, forums, and social media sites almost instantly. It definitely got saturated pretty quick which showed that people were paying attention.
Miss Blackwell was very active on her Facebook and Twitter pages and seemed to be in tune with her fans. Univision even aired segments of long time TV personalities and news anchors welcoming her to the show. So the stage was set!
Isn’t That A Little Too Obvious?
Okay, lets get the obvious out of the way…Cristina Blackwell is an attractive young lady. There is no denying that. She obviously takes excellent care of herself by working out regularly. Heck she even ran a marathon with Satcha Pretto. Naturally, her fan base is comprised mostly of men.
I first debuted caps of her on my Facebook and Google Plus pages and then later on the main site when I did the relaunch. However after about a month, something just wasn’t sitting right with me. I started to get a vibe that something foul was going on.
Initially they introduced her as a “Weather Reporter”, but once you got past her looks it became blatantly obvious that she didn’t have a background in Meteorology. I gave her the benefit of the doubt though. Maybe she was just nervous since this was her first time being on the National stage. She definitely showed huge improvements as time went on. But, something still wasn’t sitting right with me.
Then I witnessed her doing other segments on the show and that’s when it hit me. She looked 100% more comfortable with the rest of the TV personalities on the couch. So why in the heck would they cast her as a “weather reporter”? This lead me to create the Despierta America After Chiqui post. If your reading this post, I encourage you to check it out. I go into more detail about things.
But what does Despierta America do when Sandy was on its way? Did they put Miss Blackwell in front of the map to cover it? Nope, they brought in chief Meteorologist Eduardo Rodriguez.
Someone please tell me what the point is in having a “Weather Reporter” on a show and then not letting that person report the weather? Miss Blackwell wasn’t absent, she was right there. Then all of a sudden they pretend that Miss Blackwell is a TV personality.
From that point on, I just couldn’t take her seriously whenever she was in front of a weather map. If they were going to treat the weather as a joke, I would rather them totally remove the weather segment from the show.
Keeping It Real
Chances are the only reason why you opened this post was to see the caps I created of her. Its okay…no shame in that. Like I said, she is one attractive young lady.
The truth is she could of been saying anything. The majority of men watching were focused on her physical appearance and whatever outfit she was wearing.
I personally just couldn’t stand to see Miss Blackwell go out like that. Like they were just using her to get more viewers.
I can see it now:
Backstage wardrobe: “Here Cristina, put on this dress for today’s show.
Miss Blackwell: “Umm… its a little tight isn’t it”?
Backstage wardrobe: “Naw…not at all…this is what is hot on the streets right now…you will look amazing”.
Miss Blackwell: “Umm…okay”.
Or, maybe it went down more like this:
Backstage wardrobe: “Here Cristina, put on this dress for today’s show.
Miss Blackwell: “Naw…I am wearing this dress instead”.
Backstage wardrobe: “Say what? Wait how can you even fit in that? Oh…Umm…I guess that’s cool too”.
(Note: the quotes above is completely fictional. This was added strictly for humor purposes.)
However it went down, this led me to remove all caps I created of her from the main site and my social media accounts. That is something that I have NEVER done before and this site has been going since 2009.
I removed them not because I don’t like her, but because it was so blatantly obvious as to why she was even on the show in the first place. She was there strictly as “eye candy”. That just didn’t sit well with me and I didn’t want any part of that.
Chump Move On My Part?
Well here is the thing, I have and will always run a clean site. I have nothing but respect for everyone I create caps of.
Do the woman that I post caps of look attractive? Well beauty is completely subjective, so it depends who you ask. If your asking me, then the answer is yes. However focusing on the physical has never been part of my goal. This should be obvious when you look at my capping style.
I admire them as they work extremely hard to be the best in their fields. What you see on TV is only one part of what they do. So not only are they busting their butts behind the scenes and when the show isn’t on the air. They are also working hard to look and stay healthy. Sure some of them get their hair and makeup done by a professional, but that only goes so far. It just upsets me when people only look at the physical.
I continue to laugh at people who visit this site and get mad because I won’t focus on “body parts”. YogaFrog…why don’t you show her legs more? Why don’t you show more body shots? I will NEVER go that route, so please find one of the many disrespectful sites that do it or create your own caps to get the shots your interested in. Women are not pieces of meat, they deserve to be respected. That’s real talk right there.
Alright, now you might be asking yourself. So YogaFrog, why are you putting up some caps of Miss Blackwell after you initially took them down? Well, I am not really sure how to explain that. I believe that what I stated above about why I took them down to be true. But at the same time, I hate to sit on these caps because I am really proud of them.
Also this is kind of a send off post to Miss Blackwell, as I know I will probably never be in a position to create caps of her again. Mainly I want there to be a place to find some high quality “tasteful” screen captures of her. The stuff I have been seeing around the internet has just been very tasteless.
Why Did Cristina Blackwell Leave?
So, why did Miss Blackwell leave the show? Word on the street is that she moved out of the country. Is that true? I have no idea. I’m not trying to pry into the “why” because that’s really not even relevant.
I personally would like to think that she came to her senses. Then just decided to move on.
Cristina Blackwell’s Future
She does a fantastic job at interviewing people and speaking with other TV personalities on the set. There is no doubt that her brief time on Despierta America should open a lot of doors for her.
Future Of The Despierta America Weather Segment
Although a lot of people are sad that she left, some positives have come out of this. Paola Elorza and Stephanie Severino will be filling in until they find a full time replacement.
In a perfect world, I would like to see one of three things happen.
- Paola or Stephanie start doing the weather full time on Despierta America.
- They find someone with a Meteorology background to do the weather, if Paola or Stephanie don’t want the job.
- They completely remove the weather segment from the show.
The other positive would be that now Miss Blackwell can basically do whatever she wants. Being young and having a large fan base should open doors to do more stuff. So she shouldn’t have to do anymore “pretending”.
However please be respectful. The last thing I want to do is turn this into a Miss Blackwell flame war. Like I said many times…I have nothing but respect for her. I just feel she was put in a bad situation.
This concludes another episode of YogaFrog’s Random Thoughts. Thank you for taking the time to read.