I sure hope TV3 decides to do a second cycle of New Zealand’s Next Top Model. Despite the initial shock of the cringe-worthy New Zilund accents and ditzy comments, the show has been a fantastic Friday night’s entertainment. If anything, the models are just too nice – even Teryl-Leigh’s dislike of Hosanna isn’t really bitchiness in the NTM-world.
Firstly: can someone please give Colin Mathura-Jeffree his own TV show? How refreshing to see confidence, positivity, a funky attitude, flamboyant style, world and huge personality from a Kiwi.
So we’re down to the final three: Christobelle, Laura and Hosanna. For a long time, the gossip columnists have been reporting that the final two are Christobelle and Laura which has taken a bit of the suspense away.
Their favourite is Christobelle, hoping for her to follow in her glamorous mother’s footsteps in the limelight. I wanted Ruby to win – she’s gorgeous, bubbly and such a natural. With her out of the competition, I’m hoping Christobelle will take out the title. I didn’t like her much at the start but she’s really grown on me.
Hosanna is the girl who thinks she can. She’s been portrayed as the practice-makes-perfect Queen, the one no-one likes. If she won, I really hope she doesn’t lose her genuine wonder, excitement, hard-working ethos and appreciation for where she’s been taken on this ride. It’s nice to see.
As much as Laura has improved and looks amazing, I never liked what they did to her hair. When it’s not styled properly, it looks plain awful. I still like her original long-haired style. If the winner is based on how much they’ve improved, I think Laura would take the title out. Looking at her before and after makeover, she’s a completely different person.
The girls are asked who should be the next to go home:
Hosanna picks Laura but Christobelle and Laura pick Hosanna.
Does anyone else notice Christobelle’s fang in her first photo? She does look gorgeous but it bothered me. Hosanna looks so different in her first photo – she looks older, more glamorous, more relaxed than we’ve seen her before. She looks amazing but seems more a commercial catalogue model, rather than a runway model. Laura looks stunning in the first shot but is criticised for not having enough of a tan.
Going home is Hosanna. She bursts into tears as Sara says she has a future as a commercial model.
Ok I’m loving this random lamington food fight from Colin before he gives them runway tips.
All the other contestants are back to see the final two for a fashion show at The Wharf (remember that trendy location seen in Go Girls?) Laura slips on the runway but recovers well.
The final decision
After a long recap, the judges decide on who will be the first New Zealand’s Next Top Model.