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Australia’s Next Top Model Cycle 10 – The Judges

UntitledAustralia’s Next Top Model Season 10 is set to return this year with Jennifer Hawkins still hosting the show and Alex Perry returning as (one of my favorite Top Model) judge (s ever!). They will also have with them former Project Runway Australia host and one of last cycle’s guest judges Megan Gale as this upcoming season’s permanent judge! Isn’t this exciting?

Megan Gale

As of press time, no date has been confirmed yet for the new season’s airing. Be sure to watch out for more updates!

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Australia’s Next Top Model Cycle 9 – Episode 1 Girl Gotta Do

Australia's Next Top Model Cycle 9The new season of Australia’s Next Top Model is very different from the last 8 cycles – this time, it follows the new format of the original franchise where the judges will give a score from 1 to 10 and will add it to the contestants challenge score (minus the social media score)

12 girls are vying for the title this cycle and Jennifer Hawkins will still be hosting and judging the show and returning judge Alex Perry is still part of the show (thank the gods for small blessings)

The first episode was aptly dedicated to the late Charlotte Dawson – one of the funnest judges in any Top Model series. I’m gonna miss ya big time girl!

The girls’ first challenge was (as usual) a fashion show with Lucy Markovic leading the scoreboard! Ayieda struggled thus getting the lowest score along with Cassie. The prettiest are the worst walker I swear!

The photoshoot was just perfect to gauge their ability to show their beauty in black and white portraits! And guess who actually went on to coach the girls?? fcuk! it was THE Alessandra Ambrosio! OMG!!! IKR????!!!

Here are the 12 girls in what looks to me a very intimate photoshoot in black and white. I just loved these kinds of shoots.

I personally loved Tanahya’s shot the most and I do not understand why Alex was totally way up there!

gone girl.

gone girl.

And did you agree with the judges eliminating Kaitlyn???

Scoreboard
1. Alex
2. Brittany
3. Izi
4. Tanahya
5. Phoebe
6. Jess
7. Lucy
8. Cassie
9. Jordan
10. Lauren
11. Ayieda

Watch Australia’s Next Top Model S9 Thursday at 730pm EST on Fox8

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Meet The Contestants of Australia’s Next Top Model Cycle 9 (2015)

AuNTM 2015We fans of Top Model down under are up for a new cycle this year [the ninth season!] – At least over a year after Melissa Juratowitch won the series in 2013. Jennifer Hawkins will be returning as the presenter and a permanent judge along with Alex Perry and Didier Cohen.

Of course we’ve been hearing press releases about the guest judges this cycle which includes Top Model creator herself Tyra Banks, original supermodel Linda Evangelista, Jean Paul Gaultier and a lot more! This is sure to be an exciting summer for said series that lost the incomparable Charlotte Dawson last year. I’d surely miss her blunt honesty in the show and loved the idea that the producer didn’t decide to replace her chair so soon but went to having guest judges instead.

Without further ado, let’s meet this year’s girls to compete towards becoming Australia’s Next Top Model.

Alexandria Sinadinovic

Alexandria Sinadinovic

Ayieda Malou

Ayieda Malou

Brittany Beattie

Brittany Beattie

Casandra Hargrave

Casandra Hargrave

Isabel Simundic

Isabel Simundic

Jessica Thomas

Jessica Thomas

Jordan Burridge

Jordan Burridge

Kaitlyn Bennett

Kaitlyn Bennett

Lauren Ericson

Lauren Ericson

Lucy Markovic

Lucy Markovic

Phoebe Deskovic

Phoebe Deskovic

Tanahya Cohen

Tanahya Cohen

Based on these promotional pictures, my top three early favorites are Brittany, Ayieda and Jessica.

The series will be airing in Australia this July.

photos via fox8.tv

The Girls Who Should’ve Won The “Top Model” Title

In the midst of the on-going debate regarding the recent announcement of Sheena Liam as the winner of Asia’s Next Top Model Cycle 2, I decided to come up with the list of the girls whom I thought should’ve won the “Top Model” title- from the original American version, the Australian franchise and ofcourse, the region-wide Asia’s Next Top Model.

Elyse Sewell [Cycle 1]

Elyse Sewell [Cycle 1]

America’s Next Top Model Cycle 1 – As much as I love Adrianne Curry, re-watching the first cycle over and over again, I’m still very much amazed how they could just let go of Elyse Sewell despite her strength as a model. They even mentioned that she’s the strongest out of the final three. Plus, she produces more amazing photos amongst the finalists. Elyse placed third over-all but for me, she’s still the star of Cycle 1.

Chantal Jones [Cycle 9]

Chantal Jones [Cycle 9]

Cycle 9 was probably one of the strongest cycles in the history of America’s Next Top Model. Contestants like Jenah, Heather, Lisa and Chantal could’ve snatch the title from its winner Saleisha Stowers who’s probably one of the most disappointing winners of the show. Jenah and Chantal could’ve had a battle of the blonds in the finale but Saleisha sneakily appeared  in the picture and took the crown from both girls. Chantal Jones for me delivered way better than Stowers all throughout the season and should’ve won hands down! That girl was flawless!

Raina Hein [Cycle 14]

Raina Hein [Cycle 14]

Raina Hein was clearly the runaway winner of Cycle 14 from the start. She’s tall, she’s young and clearly, the face of the competition. Winner Krista White’s walk may be better but that’s just her edge over Raina – age wise, she’s also at a disadvantage. I still remember how upset I felt for Raina because it was really for her. I’m just really glad that Raina became one of the most successful girls from her cycle.

Samantha Downie [Cycle 4]

Samantha Downie [Cycle 4]

Samantha Downie from Australia’s Next Top Model Cycle 4 despite placing third was adjudged Australia’s favourite Top Model. She was bested by runner-up Alexandra Girwood and the eventual winner – and the most controversial winner of the Australian franchise,  Demelza Reveley who bullied her fellow contestant Alamela Rowan. Samantha’s unique look received unanimous praises from the judges and her elimination photo was thought by many fans to be a “sabotaged” from the production’s part.

Jodilly Pendre [Cycle 2]

Jodilly Pendre [Cycle 2]

And finally, from the much-talked about conclusion of Asia’s Next Top Model, let me just say my piece about Sheena winning it all over Jodilly and Katarina. Since the start of the show, I’ve nothing but mostly good praises for Sheena – these are some of my critiques for her that I collated:

*Wow! Sheena is looking so luminous! I love her body movement and I love that I can still see Sheena! Like always, it’s smashing!

*Mighty Sheena is back! Thank you girl for bringing back the old you! This is smashing and you look like a tree nymph here! This is my favorite shot from the bunch! Amazing!

*Sheena’s one of my favorite girls in the competition and I just love her consistency but she’ boring me for two weeks now.

*Sheena’s getting boring and this one’s such a snoozefest!

*Sheena looking fierce yet again! I’m seeing a final four placement for this girl!

*Sheena’s style is so striking that she always manage to stand out. Not this time though

*Sheena’s one of my favorite girls in the competition, like what the judges have mentioned – she knows this is a competition!

*Now, this is fierce baby!! Go Sheena!

Sheena’s a good model but this is a modeling competition gauging the best model amongst the finalists and who’s got what it takes to make it in the real world. All of them has what it takes to make it ofcourse but basing the winner during the final runway and their body of works, it should’ve been Jodilly winning the title. ’nuff said about the issue. That was just my two cents though.

After all, despite these girls placing second or even third – the real victory will be out there. They have to chase it themselves because winning the show was just a title under their belt but it does not guarantee a great career – it’s just a jump-start. They have to work for it and with a bit of luck, they might just get that supermodel status – in time.

Australia’s Next Top Model Melissa Juratowich On The Cover Of Harper’s BAZAAR Australia – November 2013!

Tis’ probably the longest title of any of my blog entries. Anyways, it’s such a delight to feature one of my favorite Top Model winners ever! My shorty diva, Melissa werking it in the cover of Harper’s Bazaar Australia as part of her winnings in the eight series of Australia’s Next Top Model.

Melissa Harper's Cover

And The Winner Of 2013 Australia’s Next Top Model Cycle 8 Is Melissa Juratowich!

Congrats Melissa!

Congrats Melissa!

I was right all along! Yay! I’m so happy! won the title after beating out Shanali Martin who came in second and third placer Nyadak “Duckie” Thot during the finale held tonight becoming the eight winner of Australia’s Next Top Model succeeding Montana Cox!

Melissa announced as this cycle's winner! Melissa Wins!Wow! She’s officially the shortest winner of Australia’s Next Top Model!

2013 Australia’s Next Top Model Cycle 8 Finale – The Top Three!

Final 3 Duckie Melissa And ShanaliAnd we’re down to the final three who will battle it out on Tuesday to succeed Montana Cox in the hopes of becoming Australia’s Next Top Model. This season is all about diversity! If you’ve been following the show, we have three unique girls who made it all the way to the finale. Since I like these three girls, I decided to make a portfolio battle and stamped the name of the girl whom I think nailed each shoot! So let’s start…

50s housewife Alien Shot Androgyny Shot Colgate Shoot Cosmopolitan Shot Desert Angels Shoot JailBirds Lost Travelers Mermaid Shot Sports luxe Swimwear Shoot Vintage Lingerie in Hyde Park ShootSo apparently, Melissa has got my vote to win this season. I’m such a fan of this girl from the very start and I’m glad she’s part of the top 3. Close second would be Duckie who has been very consistent all through out. Lastly is Shanali whom I think is the chosen one by the judges. We’ll see this coming Tuesday how this all would wrap up – I’m just hoping for the best girl to win this season!

FINAL 3

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2013 Australia’s Next Top Model Cycle 8 Episode 11 Photoshoot – The Final Four

Duckie, Shanali, Melissa and Abbie

Duckie, Shanali, Melissa and Abbie

This was actually a very strong final four – it feels like the competition was whittled down to the best girls to battled it out until the end but this being a pre-finale episode, we still need to see one of them go and sadly it had to be…

Abbie Weir still werked it BIG time!

Abbie Weir still werked it BIG time!

Abbie Alien Shot

This was from one of their challenge shoots this episode, the Mermaid photoshoot challenge. I thought Abby nailed this one but she just really fell short over all according to the judges. I really thought that she had this in the bag after getting first call out last week! It’s nice, though, that she went home with this amazing shot. She’ll be fine…

Beyond!

Beyond!

Duckie's Alien Shot

Duckie’s Alien Shot

3rd Call out went to Duckie – I love Duckie from the very start but if I’m being honest, I would have Abbie than her at the finale.

S-T-U-N-N-I-N-G

S-T-U-N-N-I-N-G

Melissa Alien Shot

2nd Call out went to Melissa – that face is one in a million! Let’s face it, this girl’s gonna have a big modeling career after this! Paging IMG!!!

and the Photo of the Season was awarded to…

Shanali Mermaid Shot

Photo Of The Season?

Photo Of The Season?

I’m not exactly in agreement with the judges calling Shanali’s photo the best in the series. I thought it was still Melissa’s 50’s housewife that was most memorable and just pure enigmatic. We have to give it to Shanali though for being the most consistent girl this year – is she destined successor of Queen Montana?

Photos courtesy of Australia’s Next Top Model FB Page. and  rtvgames

2013 Australia’s Next Top Model Cycle 8 Episode 10 Photoshoot – 90’s Androgyny

And then there were six. Here are the remaining six girls still in the running of becoming Australia’s Next Top Model.

Abbie Weir

Abbie Weir

It was just like yesterday when I don’t see Abbie as a model until she proved me wrong week after week – now she may be heading to win this season’s title! It’s gonna be a toss between her, Melissa and Shanali IMO.

Shanali

Shanali

To be honest, I do not like this photo of Shanali. It’s doing nothing for me. The photo lacks the story and charisma! Cmon’ girl, it’s the homestretch!

Melissa

Melissa

Melissa is perfection here! I really thought that she would be getting her third FCO of the season, but alas – a frontrunner but slug it out until the end! werk it girl!

Duckie

Duckie

Duckie’s probably the most consistent girl in the competition. This girl can do no wrong and that is what’s wrong with her. She’s too calculated that it has become too boring. I’m guessing a final 3 at max for her. ‘still love you boo!

Dajana

Dajana

Sabotage alert. From her fab photo last week to this. It’s no wonder she went home.

Jade

Jade

I’m not a fan of Jade since the beginning so I don’t mind her leaving with Dajana.

Now we only have four remaining girls to battle it out next week! At this stage of the competition, who do you think should really win based solely in their body of work and modeling potential?

Photos courtesy of Australia’s Next Top Model FB Page. and  rtvgames

Photo Of The Week 10 Abbie

2013 Australia’s Next Top Model Cycle 8 Episode 9 Photoshoot – Cosmopolitan Magazine Editorial

Dajana looking so editorial and finally landing the numero uno! 'told ya guys!

Dajana looking so editorial and finally landing the numero uno! ‘told ya guys!

Jade is lookin' like a winner but she doesn't strike me a "TOP MODEL"

Jade is lookin’ like a winner but she doesn’t strike me a “TOP MODEL”

Abbie knows what she's doing!

Abbie knows what she’s doing!

The Oh So Pretty Shanali sailing through

The Oh So Pretty Shanali sailing through

This isn't too original at all Duckie girl!

This isn’t too original at all Duckie girl!

Wow! Melissa at the bottom two yet again!

Wow! Melissa at the bottom two yet again!

Bye Shannon!

Bye Shannon!

Photos courtesy of Australia’s Next Top Model FB Page. and  rtvgames

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