Apparently it wasn’t Hillary Clinton’s year to shatter the glass ceiling for women — it was tattoo artist Ryan Ashley Malarkey’s. The live finale of Spike TV’s Ink Master started off intense Tuesday night, but ultimately became historic when the 29-year-old became the first female to champion the competition in its 8-season run.
Malarkey, of Pennsylvania, entered the finale with fellow contestants Gian Karle Cruz and Kelly Doty.
Not only did she prove to be a strong, dedicated competitor, but she proved to attract a following of equal power. Even daytime talkshow host Clinton Kelly, from ABC’s The Chew, was rooting for her.
It even appeared as though Twitter wasn’t limited to being a diary for Donald Trump for once when supporters had #InkRyan trending around the country.
The dykes and a tyke got what they wanted — and Malarkey got the $100,000 grand prize.
It wasn’t since season three of Ink Master that a female had made it to the finale, with contestant Tatu Baby. It may have taken five seasons because there’s still a strong struggle for female tattoo artists to be taken seriously, says Malarkey. She recently opened up to .Mic saying there’s an underlying expectation for women in the industry. “We have to act a certain way, and all those expectations aren’t always placed on guys. Who cares about what a guy tattooer looks like? Nobody gives a shit about that,” she said. “But as a woman tattooer how we look and how we present ourselves is a factor in our quality of artwork for some reason, and that’s where the inequality comes in.”
Shortly after Malarkey’s win, her sister, Lauren, 23, told Better than the Weekend how proud she is of her big sister.
“Her win sends a message to work hard for anything you want and it can be yours,” Lauren said. “It took 8 seasons for their to be a female Ink Master. Male or female, don’t give up because something doesn’t happen right away. Keep fighting.”
Now underdogs in any profession have a role model to help discredit the naysayers, and social media is fucking thrilled about it.
Gerard Butler spills the tea on who’s a better kisser: Jennifer Aniston or Angelina Jolie
The world will clearly never forget when Brad Pitt left Jennifer Aniston for Angelina Jolie, forcing everyone and their mother to be either Team Aniston or Team Jolie. Leave it to Andy Cohen, however, to make someone pick a side. On Bravo’s “Watch What Happens Live,” Cohen forced guest Gerard Butler, who has kissed both Aniston and Jolie on screen, to reveal the better kisser between the two.
Butler, who was on promoting his new movie, “Den of Thieves” had to answer. The question was during a game of Plead the Fifth, where guests are asked three questions and only allowed to leave one unanswered. Since he pleaded the Fifth to the first question, which asked him to name a movie role he accepted strictly for the paycheck, Butler had no choice but to spill the tea.
His answer: Jennifer Aniston.
Watch the full video to see how it went down:
TV Host Shames Sexual Misconduct Accuser on LIVE TV
The #MeToo and #TimesUp campaigns are getting complicated. As more victims are speaking up and sounding off against sexual offenders, a new territory is being entered — a slippery-sloped terrain demanding critical conversations that challenge the definition of sexual assault.
Most recently, actor Aziz Ansari, known for “Parks & Recreation” and the current Netflix hit “Master of None,” has been the subject of sexual misconduct claims. An anonymous woman who went by the name “Grace” claims she felt forced to sleep with the comedic actor after he didn’t pick up on her non-verbal cues.
The 23-year-old woman, who is a photographer, exclusively told babe.net that she went on a date with Ansari last September.
The story, titled: “I went on a date with Aziz Ansari. It turned into the worst night of my life” is triggering mixed responses because Grace* described a bad date, regret and showed text messages proving Ansari was respectful, apologetic and remorseful when he learned the woman felt uncomfortable.
One person who questioned Grace’s* motives and experience is HLN’s Ashleigh Banfield, host of “Crime and Justice with Ashleigh Banfield,”who basically shamed the woman while reading an open letter to her on her Monday (January 15) broadcast. Banfield boldly declared the woman endangered the progress of the #MeeToo movement.
Watch for yourself:
The question now: Did Banfield go too far? Or, is it about time someone questions an accuser before ending someone’s career?
What We Know About Kim and Kanye’s Baby Girl!
Kim and Kanye welcomed a baby girl via surrogate Monday (January 15).
We’re all literally like:
Congrats to the couple and all, who welcomed a child via a surrogate this time around since Kim had complications during her first two pregnancies, but we just want to know whether or not Kylie is really pregnant!
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