Tuesday, June 2, 2009
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Everybody's favourite 'reality' TV show New Zealand's Next Top Model might be wrapped (as I announced yesterday, the winner was notified on Saturday night and as far as I'm aware filming finished on Sunday), but now it's ready for the budding models to launch their careers in the real world. So I did a little digging to see which agencies the ready-to-work girls have landed at. The results, as most of you can imagine, aren't all that surprising, but it's good to have some concrete facts in place (below).
First things first, the final three: Christobelle, Laura and Hosanna. We don't know yet who won the show - though Laura was snapped out being shot at the Langham Hotel yesterday - but insider sources tell me that all three girls will be represented by Sara Tetro's agency 62 Models. None of the girls will appear on the board until the show has finished playing. Christobelle is an Auckland native and at high school here, but Laura and Hosanna, from Wellington and Gisborne respectively, will be relocating to Auckland permanently in the next few weeks. It'll be fascinating to see how they all do. Most of the photographers and stylists who worked with Christobelle said they'd definitely work with her again - including Karen Inderbitzen Waller - so can we expect to see her grace the pages of NO. in the next issue? Laura has the height, body and face to work so she shouldn't have too much trouble landing some jobs, and maybe, just maybe Hosanna will hit the ground running.
Fourth place getter Ruby will also be jumping on the 62 books. According to a public message on a certain social networking site, Ruby had a meeting with Sara Tetro in the last few days and my source has confirmed that she will be placed with 62. No doubt the Hastings teen will be go straight onto Tetro's management books and we'll see her presenting on TV sometime very soon.
I announced yesterday that Victoria has also been placed with 62, and has already done one job that I know of, a collection video for an Auckland based streetwear label.
Dunedinite Lucy is also in talks with 62, but according to my source nothing is set in stone at this point.
And finally, as we already know, Rebecca Rose is with August, Teryl Leigh is with Clyne and Ajoh is with Visage. I'd assume they've been contractually stopped from working until the show is over, but after Friday the floodgates will be flung open wide...
Who's going to do best?
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