This week on ANTM we saw the girls woken up very early by champion swimmer Michael Klim with a chilly lesson – they weren’t the most graceful water nymphs by any stretch of the imagination!
Cheyenne Tozzi then amped up the lesson with a posing instruction that got Kim all hot under the collar- that girl drives me crazy! Hates a bikini? She spent a good deal of time in one on the Gold Coast so her outburst just baffles me…If she doesn’t get out of her own way, she will be going home…Sophie\’s comments to her are spot on in my opinion.
I then met the girls at the Ivy for an amazing experience- the chance to walk in Megan Gale’s swimwear launch– not many girls get the opportunity to model this level of swimwear so early on in their careers. Megan was such a graceful and entertaining presence for the girls and they couldn’t stop pinching themselves!
What you may not know is that day was also Amanda’s 18th birthday– and what a birthday present!!! Walking in Megan’s shoes…I called the show and all the girls were brilliant- even Kelsey with her shoe malfunction handled herself like a pro. Amanda had the perfect body for this but I wanted her to do even better.
Then came the obligatory swimwear shoot– I was very trepidacious (and, might I add – freezing) about this shoot – the girls are still not completely comfortable in front of the camera and for them to have to deal with the bone chilling temperatures AND a new photographer AND swimwear, I was worried…Funnily enough it was me who struggled on the beach- I fell over in the ocean on more than one occasion!!!
Sophie was given extensions and she was stoked! I, on the other hand found it distracting and potentially put her two steps back- those poses were very “Ralph” and not what I considered suitable for the brief.
But I have to say- most of them did incredibly well- my faves were Kelsey and Amanda– both looked perfect for the shoot and took direction very well. My little girls are growing up!!!
Sadly we said goodbye to Chantal– she is a sweet and funny girl and I wish her the best of luck, she did struggle a little with such a high standard in this competition, she just couldn’t keep up.
Don\’t forget,Â Australia\’s Next Top Modelcan be seen onÂ Fox8 at 7.30pm every Tuesday and you canÂ recap about me here.
Looking forward to next week and more model mayhem!
Images courtesy of Fox8 / Nick Wilson & Ben Symons