Guess Who No. 11: The answer!

13317__guess_lLast week, Slezak challenged you dear readers to correctly ID the woman at left. A sampling of some wrong extremely entertaining answers:

”Call me crazy, but that tan-in-a-can gal looks like Eva Longoria.” — Joe Keglovitz

”It’s Corrine Bailey Rae fresh out of the tanning bed. Also with too much makeup.” — Birgitta Johnson

”It’s Kate Bosworth’s secret illegitimate Latina sister, Catalina Bosworto, right? Notice the same round forehead and apple-cheeked smile? But seriously, is it maybe Keisha Castle-Hughes after being baked in the Morocco desert while shooting The Nativity Story?” — Ariella Blejer

”Part of me wants to see if this is Sienna Miller on a very weird tanning/contacts experiment… But realistically, she seems to have Eva Longoria’s features. I’ll go with Eva!” — Christopher Hooker

”All the clues are right there! It’s Lourdes (Lola) Maria Ciccone Leon (Ritchie)!” — Andrew Katy

”You guys at EW always stump us at work. But we think the Guess Who No. 11 is Ciara. The one facial feature that’s throwing us off are the lips — alhtough collagen injections would not be out of the question.” — Patrick Bannister & Laura Schmidt

”Clearly the sequins, makeup, and toothy grin (not to mention the ooh-la-la fake eyelashes!) belong to none other than our dear little Mark Indelicato of Ugly Betty fame, thoroughly exploring all of his options as he teeters on the brink of pubescence. –Matt Bailer

See the correct answer, a list of smarties, and an explanation of how we came up with the idea — after the jump!

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94741__pussycat_lIt’s Melody Thornton!

Um, who?

You know, Melody Thornton! Of the Pussycat Dolls! (That’s her, second from left.)

I confess: A couple weeks ago, I was telling one of our photo editors how the lead singer, Nicole Scherzinger, is absolutely everywhere these days — on magazine covers, in that Diddy video, etc. — but that I probably couldn’t identify any of the other Dolls if you put a gun to my head. So the photo editor found that pic of Melody, taken at last year’s VMAs.

Turns out that lots of you know your eye candy backup singers! Here are all the folks who gave the right answer, with special kudos to Nathan Grijalva, who was the first respondent to give Melody’s full name (instead of just answering, "It’s that chick from the Pussycat Dolls!”):

Chase Alexander
Elizabeth Allen
Amy Barnes
Erica Borden
Candace Crear
Gianella Domdom
Josh Fasseel
Corey Faul
Gwen Fowler
Danielle French
Devin Fuller
Nathan Grijalva
Madalyn Howitt
Jenna Johnson
Todd LaPlace
Albert Lawrence
Rakeem McKinney
Oby Nmezi
Ginger Olaya
Mary Ott
Jeremie Pelletier
Kelly Peterman
Wade Preston
Joseph Sutton
Tyrone Tamakloe

Thanks for playing!

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  • RockGolf

    Actually, none of the Pussycat Dolls are back-up singers. Nicole Scherzinger is responsible for ALL vocals on the PCD album. The rest of the group contributed as much musically as Milli Vanilli. They dance, they lip sync. That’s all.

  • Sven

    This one is real cheat, as the Pusscat Dolls are not exactly internationally renowned. With past ones, everyone had heard of them. But who the heck is going to recognize from a second rate T&A band? just saying…

  • Scott

    How sad is it for me that before I read the answer, I was saying to myself, isn’t that the Melody girl from Pussycat Dolls? And to correct RockGolf, Melody is one of like two other girls (Carmit, the redhead I believe is the other)aside from Nicole that actually sing solo in some, albeit very small, parts of some of their songs. And to be fair, I’ve seen them several times perform live and they sound much better than one might think.

  • dma69

    Like we’re suppose to receognize that particular PCD? Come on , Popwatch! Stop f’in with my brain.

  • Karla

    Yeah, this one bummed me out – this person is a complete nobody.
    I say all of the funny answer people should have a popwatch day named after them, and Slezak should be shunned for a few minutes, starting now.

  • Fatima

    RockGolf–Actually Melody is a back-up singer. She is the only one who gets to however. She has a few ad-libs in buttons and some in the song “sway”. If you ever hear someone that sounds like Christina Aguilera in a PCD song, its her. I think she’s the only one who ever gets to sing though.

  • Ceballos

    Yeah, I have to echo most people in here…a frickin’ Pussycat Doll…this was LAME!!!
    What’s next?? AFI’s drummer? Gwen Stefani’s Harajuku Girl #4? Puh-leaze!

  • Sven

    Karla,
    In Slezak’s defense, he didn’t come up with this lame Guess Who. It was Dawnie Walton.

  • Sven

    Never mind, it was indeed his concept. Back out of the room very slowly, red faced and all…

  • Jakeem

    That was an awful quiz! Who even knows any of the Pussycat Dolls besides Nicole? Plus, no one ever would have heard of her had it not been for “Pop Stars” and Eden’s Crush!

  • BJohnson

    Okay I guess they should have said only teenagers would have a decent shot at who it was. Plus I think it was false advertisement saying she was known. I’m guessing the winners are the people who actually bought the PCD album and are in their fan club. Happy New Year!

  • gil_lopez

    To those who are really into Pop culture, you’d appreciate this challenge. A very tricky one… Nice one Slezak.
    I am happy that you somehow featured the other member of PCD.
    Melody Thornton has powerful vocals and I believe we will hear more of her solo in their CD.
    Just so you know, PCD is big worldwide. Their combined sales(album and singles) to date are over 20 Million based on their first album only. They are also in the touring circuit for almost two years now….and they are Grammy Nominated.

  • Ceballos

    Sorry, but I thought the point of the game was to recognize someone famous/fairly well known from a nearly unrecognizable photo (be it heavy makeup or a really old photo. I didn’t think it was to flash a picture of someone nobody cares about and try to see how many people can guess. I mean, what’s next? A picture of my girlfriend…she’s in a band too, so why not?
    Also, just because some of us don’t know an anonymous member for a second-rate girl group, we’re not “really into Pop Culture”? Puh-leaze.
    Worst. Guess Who. Ever.

  • Ceballos

    Ugh…Popwatch should resolve to add a feature where you can edit your own posts…I hate that I have a missing word (people) and punctuation marks “)” and there’s nothing I can do about it. :(

  • Phil

    For those claiming to never have heard Melody SING, she is featured on the new St. Louis teen rapper, Jibbs single, “GO TOO FAR”. Melody sings the hook from the old Janet Jackson classic, “Lets Wait Awhile”. The song should be a huge Top 40 hit in the coming weeks. And yeah PCD are internationally known, and have prolly had their hits be bigger overseas than here in the U.S. if thats even imaginable.

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