All posts by Kym Alvaraz

03Aug/16

A new look for AvaZinn.com coming soon

I have listened to feedback since AvaZinn.com launched in November 1999. A lot of you have complained that the site looks like in what one person says is a worst excuse for a web site. The feed back just doesn’t apply to just AvaZinn.com alone, but on other sites I run such as Vote for the Girls and INNewsCenter.

Top is Fox59 screenshot (what I want voteforthegirls.us to look) Bottom: current voteforthegirls.us screenshot (a complete mess)

Top is Fox59 screenshot (what I want voteforthegirls.us to look)
Bottom: current voteforthegirls.us screenshot (a complete mess)

After going through web sites and several WordPress themes, I figured the time is right to redesign AvaZinn.com as well as Vote for the Girls and INNewsCenter.

CBS 4 Screenshot from iPad

I got to work on the VotefortheGirls.us redesign by adding the Co-Authors Plus plugin and I’ve managed to get it to work properly yet found a lot of bugs such as errors and just not working properly as well as not mobile friendly just because of one WordPress plugin.

Now I am at the drawing board and realized that I simply have to create a WordPress theme from scratch but with very little success since I mostly know HTML and very little PHP. That theme will be a premium and I will let you know when that theme becomes available. The design is based from other themes used on the websites of Tribune Media-owned stations.

Current screenshot of AvaZinn.com

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21May/15

Three VFTG Victories for Ava Zinn and Kymberly Alvaraz, Makeup Competitions not wasted

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What’s better than a Vote for the Girls victory in America? Two victories: one male and one female on Vote for the Girls.

On American Idol XIV, Team Ava & Kymberly became the winning moderator as their pick of Nick Fradiani defeated Clark Beckham and Jax Cole even though it was, unfortunately an all-male final as Jax finished in third place and since the Moderator Panel of Zinn, Alvaraz, Holly Everman, Kellie Rock, Julia Passalt, Kendra Ray, Thia Tola, Tracia Ward and Lanise White all voted to pick Jax, the Moderators’ Save was used on Jax to decline the loss and effectively allowed Tracia Ward the dual winning moderator with Zinn & Alvaraz. This gave Zinn her 11th moderator victory and the first for both Alvaraz and Ward.

 

Then on The Voice 8 Final, as Koryn Hawthorne finished fourth and Joshua Davis finished third, that left Meghan Linsey and Sawyer Fredericks as the Top 2 and securing the DOUBLE VFTG Victory (instead of what would have been a Vote for the Girls loss had Fredericks not been a Vote for the Girls pick). However, since the web site decided to allow Sawyer Fredericks as a Vote for the Girls pick as well as Meghan Linsey, this necessitated the male and female victories….Sawyer’s win gave Thia Tola her first American VFTG Victory and her second overall after Maneepat Molloy won the first season of Thailand’s Got Talent (of which got imported onto the American version of Vote for the Girls following the cancellation of the Thai version of Vote for the Girls) and Linsey’s victory (as the female winner) also gave both Zinn and Alvaraz their respective 12th and second moderator victories.

And on the Dancing with the Stars 20 final, as Noah Galloway finished third, another Double VFTG victory occurred as Rumer Willis defeated Colorado-born Riker Lynch and giving Kendra Ray her very first Vote for the Girls victory in the United States and Lynch’s runner-up finish also gave the male VFTG Victory, securing the 13th and third moderator victories for Zinn and Alvaraz, respectively.

It may not make sense, but after research of the voting habits, the time finally came after we became successful with Nick Fradiani and Jax Cole on American Idol, the web site announced some very big changes for the web site’s seventh season in which a male soloist (known as a FLEX pick) can be allowed as a VFTG pick in addition to the existing VFTG picks (male-female duos, predominately girl groups, and of course, female soloists).

As for any make-up competitions, Ava has decided to give the entire moderator panel the summer off and as a result of the male and female victories on American Idol 14, The Voice 8, and Dancing with the Stars 20 as well as the victory on Dancing with the Stars 19, none of the moderators face any punishment for failure (such as the Leg Beards for Breast Cancer and No Shave November) nor participate in the America’s Got Talent 10 nor So You Think You Can Dance 12 competitions.

Just because the main moderator panel on VFTG were given the makeup competitions off, she’s not letting it go to waste as the participants of Santa Ava 23 will take turns as the main Vote for the Girls moderator panel. But not to worry, the main moderator panel’s positions are safe.

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21Jan/15

Ava Zinn’s American Idol 14 Picks (Vote for the Girls’ Team Ava & Kymberly)

Ava and Kymberly have made their American Idol 14 picks as follows.

Here they are in no particular order:

  1. Sarina-Joi Crowe
  2. Loren Lott
  3. Lovey James
  4. Adanna Duru
  5. Jackie “JAX” Cole
  6. Katherine Winston
  7. Maddie Walker
  8. Alexis Gomez
  9. Shannon Berthiaume

After some adjustments made, my American Idol 14 picks are as follows:

The Best of Worst Picks are for Ava & Kymberly: Tyanna Jones

However, Ava & Kymberly are split between four VFTG Picks:

Ava chose Joey Cook and Shania “Shi” Scott
Kymberly chose Nick Fradiani and Riley Bria

My Vote for the Worst picks are… Not going to be revealed until after the American Idol 14 competition ends, or if you don’t want to wait and find out who right now…

FIND OUT for $8 $5 to see who Team Ava & Kymberly chose as their Vote for the Worst Pick… As an added bonus, Ava & Kymberly will throw in who the MALE MODERATOR CREW (Leonard Lai and Clark Jones) chose as who they want to see win (so that’s a Buy One Get One Free deal there.)

Learn more about Vote for the Girls USA at www.voteforthegirls.us

 

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