Adam Levine has never been one of my dreamboat crushes, nor do I particularly like the sound of his voice. He gets a little high and squeaky at times. Just because you can sing up in your head voice guys, doesn’t mean that you always should – unless you’re Jack White that is.
Adam Levine graced our T.V screens in The Voice or some such silly singing competition show, where the judges torment the contestants by scrutinising their vocal abilities, much more than they were probably scrutinised themselves back in the 90s, when they first started out.
When I saw Mr Levine in the film Begin Again, alongside a rather likeable Keria Knightley, I was floored. He was charming and watchable. I started to like him. That was until I saw the latest music video for Maroon 5.
The second thing that seemed fishy, was the groom from the first wedding. Hey! I thought, isn’t that that kiwi guy who landed that role in the William and Kate bio-pic? His name is Nico Evers-Swindell, memorable to us kiwis because his cousins are Olympic medal winners. And yes, it is him. An actor.
That was when I saw her. A very pretty, thin brunette. A shocked bride halfway through the video. Hey! I shrieked! She is from America’s Next Top Model! I couldn’t remember her name, but I knew he face. But she was a model, and perhaps even an actress now too. Hmmm, how convenient. Turns out her name is Raina Hein.
According to Cosmopolitan.com most of the weddings were indeed staged, including those of Nico Evers-Swindell and model Raina Hein. According to Jezebel, the actors who played the parents of the Asian bride and groom, also fessed up about the staged video and posted a telling comment onto their Facebook page.
Though in his defence, according to EntertainThis, two of the featured weddings were indeed real ones, with proof being that photos from the weddings were leaked on Twitter some months before the video aired. Of the two weddings that were actually real, the grooms knew ahead of time that their wedding was to be crashed by the band. So not even those surprised faces of the grooms are real. What can we believe anymore?
If you’re making a music video about crashing real weddings then, by jingo, why not just crash real weddings? And if for some reason you can’t, don’t freaking lie about it. Why are people spending time and effort to feign an unscripted impromptu false reality? Its a bit like strategically ripped jeans and designer dark roots. And don’t even get me started on Beyoncé’s video for 7/11! It may have been filmed on an iphone, but we all know just as much time went into planning that clip as all the others!