Australia’s Next Top Model

Former Australia’s Next Top Model runner-up, Cassi van den Dungen is making headlines again after hitting out at those criticising her “stick figure” by posting this image on Instagram:

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Last week it emerged that Peaches Geldof was set to join Australia’s Next Top Model prior to her own death on April 7.  In an interview that was only recently published, Geldof had hinted at the potential job in Australia saying she couldn’t disclose what the job was but that she’d be there for three months.

Fairfax understands Geldof was not considered a replacement for Charlotte Dawson, who was a model mentor as well as a judge on the program. Dawson quit her role with the series in January.

Shortly after Geldof gave the interview to The Sunday Times, however, plans for the ninth series of Top Model were delayed until later this year.

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I must say I’ve been looking forward to Fox8′s new modelling reality series The Face Australia which begins tonight at 9pm.  How could you go wrong with three beautiful models as mentors, including supermodel Naomi Campbell.

To be honest though, watching the season premiere was a little disappointing. Continue reading »

CharlotteCharlotte Dawson has been found dead at her Woolloomooloo home at the age of 47.

The former Australia’s Next Top Model judge was reportedly found by a security guard just after 11:15am this morning. Continue reading »

jenhA huge 11m HD LED video screen was the centre piece of  tonight’s Foxtel-MCN 2014 Upfront presentation held at the Sydney Entertainment Centre. Led in by the obligatory red  carpet, hundreds of guests arrived into the main dance floor area of the Entertainment Centre greeted by plenty of food and  drinks.

Scheduled to start at 6.30, the show didn’t kick off until soon after 7pm. Jennifer Hawkins was easy to spot in the heavy crowd, towering over everyone there. The cast of Wentworth  and the new Australian Housewives franchise – The Real Housewives of Melbourne – were surrounded by reporters and photographers at the media screen area.
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antm mel and iArriving to a THRONG of hundreds of teenagers at The Star, there was a bit of waiting around before we took our seats. Michael Pope (anyone remember Cartoon Connection?) warmed up the crowd with some very average jokes before he announced that Rudimental’s performance would be pre-recorded as they had a gig that night.

They kicked off singing “Feel The Love” (that was used as the Foxtel theme) that then saw the 15 models from the series join the stage, but oops – technical difficulties saw it have to be redone. It was great, Rudimental had great energy and it sounded fantastic and the pyrotechnis were fabulous. Continue reading »

melissaWho will win Australia’s Next Top Model Cycle 8? Shanali, Duckie and Melissa are the final three vying for the top prize. The finale aired live on FOX8 7.30pm eastern (and then there are many opportunities to watch again later). Read the recap here -  Continue reading »

antm final smallThrong Australia, will be live at the season 8 finale of Australia’s Next Top Model. We will be recapping it all LIVE! Go DUCKIE!!!!

Here are the final three up to win the title.

Duckie – 17 from Victoria  -
Nyadak was quickly nicknamed ‘Duckie’ for the series – her smile is huge and brightens up the room with a never ending supply of different facial expressions which are always entertaining. She loves playing basketball and has worn a wig or weave for a long time – she doesn’t really like her natural afro. She is from Sudanese heritage, and a large family. One of Duckie’s sisters is a model for IMG, and another is disabled.  Duckie often acts as her sister’s carer.  Continue reading »

duckieLast night Australia’s Next Top Model revealed Melbourne high school students Melissa Juratowitch (16) Shanali Martin (16) and Nyadak ‘Duckie’ Thot (17) fought off fierce competition from Queensland’s Abbie Weir (18) to become the most exciting, diverse and uniquely beautiful Top Three finalists in the show’s eight season history.

Host Jennifer Hawkins said “I think we’ve nailed it this year and given Australia a wonderfully diverse group of girls to choose from. All three are so gorgeous yet they all possess their own stunning, distinctive look. We decided early this season that we wanted to discover a model whose look would set them apart internationally and be able to work all over the world. Without a doubt we’ve achieved that and each of these girls has the potential for a hugely successful career in modeling. Continue reading »

antm acaTonight,  ACA on Nine showed us what has been described by FOX8 all week (and longer) as the ultimate “model meltdown”. But don’t worry if you don’t have subscription TV as it was shown tonight in the current affairs program.

Australia’s Next Top Model has been rocked by scandal after a model hopeful choked another contestant during an altercation while filming the reality show. Continue reading »