The competition heats up when the very first challenge causes one eager contestant to crash land and the judges send her packing in this week’s gripping instalment of New Zealand’s Next Top Model, screening on Friday, March 20th at 7:30pm on TV3.
Hosted by Sara Tetro, with judges photographer Chris Sisarich and international fashion model Colin Mathura-Jeffree, New Zealand Next Top Model chronicles the transformation of everyday young women into potentially fierce supermodels.
From thousands for New Zealand girls who auditioned 33 were chosen. Last week these girls were cut down to 13 models who then moved into the Top Model house in the hope of becoming New Zealand’s Next Top Model. Now one girl will be sent home, leaving only 12 aspiring models in the running for the life-changing title.
Judge Colin Mathura-Jeffree says it was this opportunity to help and develop New Zealand’s modelling industry that attracted him to the reality series.
“It was the excitement of being involved in the development of a new wave of Top Models in New Zealand that made me want to get involved in New Zealand’s Next Top Model,” he says.
With production of the series already in its 12th season in the U.S, and a successful format in dozens of countries around the world, Mathura-Jeffree says he was already a huge fan of the series and being involved in New Zealand’s version was like a dream come true.
“I am so exited to be involved,” he says. “It’s such an honour and a privilege to be part of such a celebrated competition.”
“To be involved in a series which helps the development of models in New Zealand was something I could not turn down.”
Mathura-Jeffree says his excitement for the series stems from the love he feels for the fashion industry. “Being involved is a series which allows young New Zealand women the opportunity to create a career in the business is something really special.”
“I’m fascinated with all aspects of the fashion industry and Top Model often leads the pack in this crazy business.”
Only into its second episode, fans have already seen tension and controversy amongst the wannabe models. So what can viewers expect from the upcoming episodes?
“Some hits, some misses,” says Mathura-Jeffree, careful not to give any of the juicy details away.
But when pressured to reveal more he coyly says; “Everything you would expect from 13 young women going after the title of New Zealand’s Next Top Model.”
Sounds like television gold! Make sure to tune in when our first wannabe model is sent packing on New Zealand’s Next Top Model, screening on Friday, March 20th at 7:30pm on TV3.