Chelsea Korka tried out to be a Pussycat Doll. But she got a nice consolation prize instead: a spot as one of the Paradiso Girls.

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As everyone knows, Asia Nitollano won Pussycat Dolls: The Search for the Next Doll.

But what about two of the top contenders for that title? Here are a pair of updates on them:

Runner-up Melissa Reyes (pictured) was recently a special guest at a Northern California dance contest in Hayward, CA. She gave a special pre-show performance before the competing group and exhibition dances took the stage. Fans loved it.

Chelsea Korka is working on her dance moves as she prepares for a gig with the Paradiso Girls. She says she's feeling both homesick and physically sick, but is working through it, and has a new boyfriend, which ought to help with any illness.

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by Mischalova at

Asia Nitollano received most of the publicity for winning Pussycat Dolls Present: The Search for the Next Doll. And then turning down the gig.

But Chelsea Korka has a message for readers: Don't forget about me!

The second-runner up from the aforementioned show may not be joining The Pussycat Dolls, either, but she is part of a new group created by Robin Antin, the founder of those famous Dolls.

It's called The Paradiso Girls - and Korka says the group is all about mixing enjoyment with different nationalities.

"The group is fun! The best thing about The Paradiso Girls is that there is no lead singer or performer," Chelsea recently said. "Each girl represents a certain country and each of us have something to bring to the group. If it's how we dance, sing, personality, or whatever it is, we are all different and it is very exciting!"

No lead singer or performer? Think that's a veiled shot at the head Pussycat Doll, Nicole Scherzinger?

Korka didn't elaborate, but she did say fans can look forward to hearing more from The Paradiso Girls soon:

"Everyone has to keep their eyes and ears open for us. We are still working on music, but you are not going to want to miss it!"