New Zealand’s Next Top Model

Reining New Zealand’s Next Top Model champ Brigette Thomas is proving that success can most certainly be found on reality TV in this country.

Thomas, who won the third season of the TV3 reality series, has found international success thanks to her victory.

“Brigette is currently modelling full time in Sydney with Chadwick Models Management,” says Andrea Plowright of 62 Models, “and has also recently walked in a show for Calvin Klein in Dubai. She got the callup and flew out for the job.” Continue reading »

With Mediaworks working on local versions of The Block and The X Factor, there have been a number of rumours floating around that that would mean New Zealand’s Next Top Model would be shelved in 2012.

During the 2012 new season launch at the end of last year, NZNTM definitely featured in the show reel so today we asked for some clarification since the show appears to have done reasonable well in securing a wide range of quality sponsors.

Mediaworks have confirmed that at this point they have not put the show on hiatus and that it is too early for them to make a decision on whether it will return in 2012.  

With market being the way that it is, The Block and The X Factor New Zealand are two big budget shows which may stretch sponsorship to the limit.  We can only hope that things pan out and a fourth cycle of NZNTM finally gets a green light for 2012.

Following in the wake of Janice Dickinson’s claims that America’s Next Top Model is “rigged”, TV3 has assured kiwi fans that the New Zealand version is legitimate.

Dickinson, who had appeared on the US version for four seasons, claimed that sponsor CoverGirl would pick the winner of the show as opposed to the judges.

“While Janice Dickinson is hugely entertaining , this is certainly not the case with NZNTM,” TV3 said in a statement. 

“Our three judges Sara Tetro, Colin Mathura-Jeffree and Chris Sisarich are the only people who decide on who wins NZNTM. 

“We would be more than happy to invite Janice to be a guest judge and show her how we do it in NZ.” 

Last week Dickinson told the FilmOn website what was really happening behind the scenes on the reality series.

“CoverGirl are the people that choose the model… Not any of the judges, not what Tyra says. It’s who CoverGirl thinks should win, each season. 

“People don’t know that. When I found out I split. The fact of the matter is now she’s made like £90 million or she makes something like that… she has a lot of money a year still hawking that franchise worldwide. In essence they’re doing it in every country, it’s Cover Girl that chooses the winner. 

“Definitely on Tyra’s show it’s rigged. It’s rigged. I was so depressed sitting there knowing that… None of my picks ever got to stay.” 

Source: Stuff

7:30pm – Friday, September 2 on TV 3

The time is now! In a New Zealand’s Next Top Model first, this week sees the highly anticipated New Zealand’s Next Top Model Live final screening on Friday, September 2 nd at 7:30pm on 3. After 12 weeks of gruelling competition, trials and tribulations, it all comes down to this moment. With only three girls remaining, this week sees TV3 joining forces with New Zealand Fashion Week as the New Zealand’s Next Top Model finalists strut their stuff in one of the biggest runway shows at the event.

The finale will begin with the three remaining girls being given one last chance to impress the judges in the Covergirl commercial, before making it to the Live final at New Zealand Fashion Week – where one girl will be crowned New Zealand’s Next Top Model!

“I’m incredibly excited,” New Zealand’s Next Top Model producer Emma White says about the three-season long series’ first Live final. “For the first time, our finalists will get the opportunity to bring together everything they’ve learned across the series, and walk in our grade finale for WORLD at New Zealand Fashion Week!”

“This is the first time in three cycles that the filming of New Zealand’s Next Top Model has coincided with New Zealand Fashion Week and it seemed the perfect opportunity for us to work together,” adds executive producer John McDonald. “It is somethin g we have wanted to do since we started making the series.” Make sure not to miss this Live final when three become one on New Zealand’s Next Top Model on Friday, September 2 nd at 7:30pm on 3.

New Zealand’s Next Top Model finalist Rosanagh Wypych says she has jeopardised her place in the TV3 competition after a Facebook photo was revealed showing her in involved in what appears to be alcohol and drug use.

The 17-year-old aspiring model has been in the headlines throughout the reality show’s season for her involvement in a drink driving incident earlier this year.

Just a week ahead of the Top Model final, Wypych has again been in the news for the wrong reasons, this time thanks to a Facebook photo showing her posing with a girl who appears to be holding cannabis.

In response to a comment on the photo: “great look for a top model”, Wypych posted: “not me smoking it”.

Wypych said in a statement to the media: “I understand that what I’ve done has jeopardised my place in the competition and I know any day now the judges could kick me out if they wanted to,” she said.

A concerned parent contacted the media after she discovered her 11-year-old daughter had added Wypych as a friend on the social networking website.

“I understand that what I’ve done has jeopardised my place in the competition and I know any day now the judges could kick me out if they wanted to,” she said.

“I think she’s done very well and that’s fantastic but I’m a little bit concerned that she’s quite publicly showing this alcohol culture, and she’s young.”

The final of New Zealand’s Next Top Model will air live on Friday.

Source: Herald

It has recently come to the attention of TV3 that NZNTM contestant Rosanagh Wypych did not declare in full her criminal convictions to the network.

While TV3 was aware of Rosanagh’s DIC conviction, she did not disclose a subsequent driving while disqualified incident  that had occurred prior to the start of filming and resulted in a second court appearance and conviction.

TV3 has investigated the matter, and Rosanagh remains in the running towards becoming New Zealand’s Next Top Model.

7:30pm – Friday, August 26 on TV 3

And then, there were four… This week’s episode, screening on Friday, August 26 th at 7:30pm on 3, sees the final four girls going head-tohead for one of the three places in the New Zealand’s Next Top Model Cycle Three LIVE Final.

Fresh from their Middle Eastern sojourn, the girls have literally just touched down in Auckland when they must head straight to their next lesson. No chance to nap and get over the jetlag in a Top Model’s life! Elizabeth Hawthorne, Outrageous Fortune’s Ngaire, is given the unenviable task of teaching the girls the importance of manners, etiquette and deportment. Just when you thought Top Model was running out of time for the always hilarious go-sees challenge, it crops up in this penultimate episode. This time the New Zealand’s Next Top Model team have upped the ante and the girls have to navigate a sea crossing to get to one of their designer destinations. It seems fair to assume that the model hopefuls will be “all at sea”.

And this week’s photo shoot is enough to test even the most confident of models as they try their hand at posing for a 3D camera. Which model will fall flat?

The remaining three girls will head into next week’s LIVE final, where they will walk in a runway show at New Zealand Fashion Week in front of a LIVE audience. Sara, Colin and Chris will be on-hand to announce this year’s victor in front of a LIVE NZFW and television audience – this will undoubtedly be THE television event of the year.

The topless legacy of Season 2 of New Zealand’s Next Top Model appears to be continuing with last season’s winner Danielle Hayes stripping off for photographer Damien Nikora.

The shoot was supposed to help prepare Danielle for the European high-end fashion market and help make her more edgy.

Nikora told the NZ Herald

“She came round home about three months ago. We became friends straight
away. In the first shoot she was still pretty green and harder to work
with but this time it was different – she was more intuitive and a lot
more mature with her own identity.

“Why I shoot a lot of stuff like that is so models can learn to get rid
of any inhibitions or concerns about their body. Afterwards they are a
lot more confident about their bodies,”

The shoot was done independently of 62 Models, the agency owned by NZNTM host Sara Tetro who is also Hayes’ agent.

Unsurprisingly, TV3 weren’t commenting on the photographs but were happy to talk about the success of season three.

New Zealand’s Next Top Model hopeful Rosanagh Wypych says she regrets the choice she made after getting caught drink-driving earlier this year.

The 17-year-old Napier local was stopped by police in Febraury after consuming alcoholic punch at her home and attempting to drive to a party.

She tells Woman’s Day she “completely regretted” getting into the car that night and says the court appearance was the scariest thing she has had to do.

“Top Model was an opening for me to change my life – and warn other girls about the dangers of drink driving,” Wypych told the mag.

“I felt disappointed with myself and on behalf of my family. It ate me up that they would be judged as bad parents when it was my fault.”

She was convicted in March of driving with excess breath alcohol and disqualified from driving for six months and sentenced to 40 hours community work.

Her breath alcohol reading of 477mgs was well over both the youth (150mgs) and adult (400mgs) legal limits.

Wypych was carrying out her community work at the SPCA when she received the call to say she had been accepted onto the TV3 show.

Source: Herald

TV3 is delighted to announce that the final episode for Cycle Three of New Zealand’s Next Top Model will be a LIVE final.
 

TV3 has joined forces with New Zealand Fashion Week and the Top Model finalists will walk in one of biggest runway shows at the event.
 

The final episode of this cycle will begin with three remaining girls but only one will be announced as New Zealand’s Next Top Model LIVE on Friday 2nd September, 7.30pm.
 

NZNTM Executive Producer John McDonald says he is excited to be collaborating with New Zealand Fashion Week.
 

“This is the first time in three cycles that the filming of NZNTM has coincided with New Zealand Fashion Week and it seemed the perfect opportunity for us to work together. It is something we have wanted to do since we started making the series.”