Last night I was lucky enough to be invited to see a preview screening courtesy of Nivea, one of Australia’s Next Top Model sponsors at the Sticky Bar in Surry Hills hosted by the lovely and hilarious Charlotte Dawson (my 4th event with her in 10 days, soon people will start to talk!) and last year’s winner Tahnee Atkinson – Tahnee is the new face of Nivea!
In case you missed it, there were 16 contestants and five were eliminated last night after a walk down the runway at Australian Fashion Week earlier this year on their first day and a Mad Men inspired photoshoot with resident photographer Jez Smith.
The transformations of the girls in the photoshoot is usually my favourite part of the show and I’ve included their images from the photoshoot.Â The first five contestants to leave were:Â Alison, Ashlea, Claire, Sally and Valeria.
New model mentor Josh Flinn is a little sweetheart and as Charlotte shared with us last night he plays one of the Bananas in Pyjamas tooÂ You can read more about him in an interview my mate Patty Huntington did with him back in 2006 at RAFW.
We definitely had fun at the preview showing and I’ve got my eye on Sophie, Amanda, Brittney and Joanna.
I’ve also included some images for you from behind the scenes at Rosemount Australian Fashion Week (including some previous ANTM contestants with Lara Bingle and Alyssa Sutherland) and behind the scenes at the photoshoot with Jez Smith and Romy Frydman.
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What did you think?
Photos by Jez Smith for ANTM and Ben Symons for Foxtel (it is mandatory that you credit Jez & Ben if you lift any images)
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