Fantasia For Real 2 Recap – Episode 1 – Faces of Tasia

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Fantasia’s back with a new arsenal of situations and faces to go along with them. She’s as animated as ever…

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…except when she isn’t:

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This face-hiding may seem like a rare occurrence, but given the promised drama of this season, it may become all too common.

But let’s not get ahead of ourselves! We resume this season with a triumphant face:

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Why? Fantasia’s mom and Teeny are both out of her house and have moved into their own!

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She says, “My wishes came true!” to describe the situation, which I guess just goes to show how the weight of familial burdens can really affect your aim. On the subject of Fantasia’s hunky brother Ricco, she says, “I really don’t know where Ricco lives…

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…but he doesn’t live with me!” Never look a gift transient family member in the mouth, I guess! Fantasia explains that with only her daughter Zion and her dog Diva living in her house, she felt it was time to remodel. She’s taking charge of her own life, which apparently includes a lot of spinning in a chair…

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But you see, it was her choice to spin. Anyway, it’s nice to see her so happy. The glee continues as we watch her photographed for the cover art of her latest album, Back to Me.

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This face is one of more vibrancy and texture, a direct response to the “dark” look of her last (and totally underrated) album.

All the happiness spills over into the discussion of her career. Here’s her face of optimism…

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…that accompanies a list of goals for this project: “I want Grammys, I want magazines, I want covers…I want it all.” And here’s her still-hopeful-but-with-an-undercurrent-of-uncertainty face:

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It is with this that she says, “I expect a lot from this album. Better do good or I’m in some trouble.” This makes her look positively realistic compared to her manager Brian, who prays aloud that her next album will go triple platinum.

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In this market, Jesus Christ would have a hard time shipping 3 million units, but whatever — aiming high is a nice alternative to the aforementioned aiming low, even if Fantasia herself can’t quite wrap her head around it.

Next up, Fantasia’s reunited-and-it-feels-so-Bunny face:

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Yes, Bunny has hopped back into town with a lighter step. Fantasia compliments her aunt’s new hair and slimmer figure…

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In fact, the degree of Fantasia’s surprise could almost be taken as insulting (as in, “What are you implying about how she used to look?”)…

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…except that as she’s making this face, she’s saying, “Aunt Bunny? She’s hot!” So, yeah, no insult there. Kind of.

The next set of faces belongs solely to Aunt Bunny. Fantasia takes her to a pole-dancing class…

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We’re treated Fantasia’s take on the Fish Tail…

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…but more entertaining is Aunt Bunny’s…

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…and more entertaining than that is Fantasia’s spread eagle…

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…and the most entertaining thing is Aunt Bunny’s near constant stream of incredulous looks. If she’s this aghast at women pole-dancing for fitness (or whatever…), I can’t even imagine the conniption she’d have if she saw women pole-dancing for dollars.

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I am amazed at her amazement. After the class, which Fantasia signed up for in order to shape up for her upcoming London show, she says, “I feel good, I look hot, London here we come!” Well, that was easy. I didn’t know if you pole-danced once, you were good when it came to fitness. And here I’ve been hitting the gym several times a week. I just need to swallow my pride and start swinging on a pole. I’d free up so much time.

Before Fantasia jets to London, we see her hurt-feelings face:

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This comes as a result of her mom and Aunt Bunny confronting her about certain media allegations, ahem…

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“I come from a home that’s wrecked. I wouldn’t go around and wreck nobody else’s,” is what Fantasia says after being confronted by her relatives. “If these rumors are true, we don’t like it and we don’t condone it,” interviews Aunt Bunny, standing her ground. Fantasia ends up fleeing the scene, crying into a pillow (as seen atop this recap), talking about the trouble she’s had with love starting with having her child at 17-years-old and proclaiming, “I’m just not ready to talk about it.” I really think that might be the first time this open book of a celebrity has ever said that in public. The revelations, they start here.

We take a brief detour to Teeny’s new house, where he explains to Aunt Bunny that he just redid his fireplace to go with the otherwise “feng-shuiness” of his house.

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He is also the proud owner of chinchilla rug:

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And here he is, the proud owner of chinchilla rug closer:

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Also of note: he buys toilet paper. Reality stars: just like us!

Our final face of Tasia is one of bottled-up stress…

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She has arrived in London, despite the promoter threatening to cancel it as a result of low-ticket sales. “I was worried if the people would accept me, if they would like me, if they were gonna show up. If they knew who I was!” says Tasia, sounding as endearing and humble as a celebrity whose livelihood depends on self-investment possibly could. She’s “freaking out” and “wigging out” for naught, for you see…

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…the crowd is huge, rapturous and aware of songs that were only released in the U.S. In the age of laziness, that is love. Fantasia is so taken that she cries while singing “Even Angels.”

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It’s a touching moment with a face that proves that if you’re looking for a show, Fantasia will give you a show.

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  1. Steupz says:

    Enjoyed the recap; pity I missed the show.

  2. Lisa Owens says:

    My comment was based on only the little bit of conversation that I caught with the mom and aunt bunny.
    I trully think that if you want a good man in your life you should always ask God for everything that you desire in life. Don’t hold back where your strength your back bone I’m talking about your family is concerned when they hear things you should first go to them give them the neccessary details and go from there. Also you should always think about your daughter whenever you approach are a man approaches you would he be a good candidate to be around. My main comment is just ask God talk to God have a personal relationship with God.

  3. unda says:

    baby girl on matter what you do all your songs are lovely to me and anyone that listens to them i love you the world love you so kept your head up and don’t let no one tell you. you can’t because we no you can and god do to

  4. SweetShe says:

    Tasia, honey listen gurlfriend! honey forget about the past! You are the absolute best and if you don’t know it then your greatest fan is here to tell you to keep up the good work. And please make a video of collard greens and cornbread because that is my hit. Now I love Bittersweet and REady to Learn is also my best and Even Angels has me convinced that I have an angel and I can do all things! Now listen-its time for you to come to Little Rock, Arkansas so as a promoter I an working on that right about now. Keep on keeping on! ANd tell the people that I said to leave my boy Teeny along because he is the man. I love the scene with him when you were leaving for London. Me and my roommate laughed so hard. We Love This Show and we love you!!!!!

  5. SweetShe says:

    Oh yeah, I forgot! I am going to find me a clas to teach me pole dancing and my roommate says she is too so when we get stressed out we can exercise on the pole and then take a good bubble bath like you did in “When I See You” to relax. Teach us girl!

  6. lAUREN says:

    I think that Fantasia is transforming from a moth to a butterfly…everything happens for a reason..just stay true to yourself that all you can do is Pray

  7. Drama Free says:

    IF you wanted that man to respect you….you should have said when your…”DIVORCED”!…not “seperated”…then come back and present yourself to me!……

    A man will respect a woman as much as she! Respects!…Her Self!!! trust and believe that.

    So get your self respect in order first young lady!

  8. Lindy says:

    Loved, loved, loved the episode and I enjoy the “Faces of Fantasia.” Fantasia is so raw and real but I believe the open book should be closed. Fantasia keep some of it to yourself. People neither deserve to or need to know everything about you. Keep some for yourself sweetheart. Can’t wait to see the rest of the season. Someone said they were going to find a pole dancing class, that sounds like a good idea to me. Baby girl was working that pole. I love me some Fantasia.

  9. NIt says:

    LOve the show and will be watching Love Aunt Bunny and Teeny is a trip I am glad that Fantasia is on again. I would love to see this girl in a big motion picture movie one day. VH1 thank you for this. May the Lord keep on blessing you Fantasia. You are not alone.

  10. THIAGO BRASIL PARAISOS says:

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  11. THIAGO BRASIL PARAISOS says:

    FANTASY VC E VC E LINDA POP AND R & B VC YOU AND ALL YOUR BEAUTIFUL VOICE AND BEAUTIFUL AND WONDERFUL THEN I WANT TO TELL YOU WHAT YOU NEVER LEAVE THE SADNESS IN YOUR HEART STAND HEAD AND FOLLOW VICTORIA LOVE. I WAS SAD WHEN MORE OIVIR YOU SINGING I BELIEVE THE FIRST TIME I rose. WATCH THE FANS OF BRAZIL IS WAITING FOR YOU YOU MAKE SEVERAL SHOWS HERE IN BRAZIL NOW I’M IMAGINING FANTASY TOUR BRAZIL WE LOVE YOU TO LINDA: THIAGO DE SALVADOR BAHIA BRAZIL .. FANTASY LOVE … ..

  12. THIAGO BRASIL PARAISOS says:

    FANTASY LOVE FANTASY LOVE FANTASY LOVE FANTASFANTASY LOVEY LOVE FANTASY LOVE LOVE LOVE FANTASY LOVE FANTASY LOVE FANTASY LOVE FANTASY LOVE FANTASY LOVE FANTASY LOVE FANTASY LOVE FANTASY LOVE FANTASY LOVE FANTASY LOVE FANTASY LOVE FANTASY LOVE FANTASY LOVE FANTASY LOVE BRASIL FANTASY LOVE

  13. THIAGO BRASIL says:

    FANTASY LOVE FANTASY LOVE FANTASY LOVE FANTASY LOVE FANTASY LOVE FANTASY LOVE FANTASY LOVE BRASIL FANTASY LOVE

  14. THIAGO BRASIL says:

    OLHA FANTASIA NÃO SEI ESCREVER NEM FALAR IGLêS MAIS FIZ ESFORÇO NO GOOGLE TRADUTOR PARA TRADUZIR ISSO PARA VC . MIM DESCULTE QUALQUER ERRO MAIS QUERO TE DIZER QUE SOU MAIS UM FAN APAIXONADO POR VC TE AMO I LOVE FANTASIA DIRETO DO BRASIL….

  15. THIAGO BRASIL PARAISOS says:

    FANTASY WATCH NOT KNOW WRITE OR TALK IGLESIA MORE EFFORT MADE IN GOOGLE TRANSLATOR TO TRANSLATE THAT FOR VC. DESCULTE ME ANY MORE ERROR WANT YOU TO SAY THAT I AM IN LOVE WITH ANOTHER FAN VC LOVE YOU I LOVE FANTASY DIRECT FROM BRAZIL ….

  16. Sundra says:

    I truly believe that Fantasia loves her fans but do her fans love her? A true fan would step back and first concider there self and ware those shoes before judging. I also believe that a true fan will hold Fantasia up in prayer and not let anyone who plays a big part in the impact of many who say that they love Fantasia run her down. I love Fantasia and her family also and I state my word that God will have the last say of it all. I love Fantasia nad her music and if many knew the direction God was taking her and who she really is you would want to get on the right side of faith and let’s continue to pray my babygirl through. You go Fantasia :)