Tuesday, December 1, 2009

#957 Tyra's NZ ANTM confirmation


Image /Tyra Banks' Twitter

Tyra Banks has just confirmed on her official Twitter page that America's Next Top Model is coming to New Zealand to film some episodes for the show's 14th cycle. Here's what she said: "Rumors are true & U R 1st to know. Top Model is goin to NEW ZEALAND for cycle 14! Can't wait to get there. Are y'all excited for next cycle?" While I'm happy that she has confirmed it, I must take some exception to her telling her followers that they are the first to know - after all, Katherine is Awesome the NZ Herald and I have been writing about this for a couple of weeks now. She then went on to say "To be clear - we're going to New Zealand for AMERICA'S Next Top Model, Cycle 14. Every cycle we go to another country for a few challenges."

More below.

As for Andre Leon Talley, I have heard from two different sources now that he will be here for the show. I've also been informed (and I announced it on George FM this morning) that (former supermodel and wife of Russell Simmons) Kimora Lee Simmons will also be here in New Zealand as a guest judge on the show.

I'll continue to update the ANTM rumours as I get more information - if you know anything and would like to share or if you have any Top Model sightings, please email me on isaac@isaaclikes.com.

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14 comments:

k said...

Okay, just imagine right. You're walking down Queen Street, minding your own business, then you look over and bloody TYRA, KIMORA and ANDRE are ALL STANDING THERE (in various 'fierce' poses of course).

I think I would probably freak out. Not because I am an ANTM hard core fan, but just because they would be super super super extreme. You know it. It would be amazing.

Anonymous said...

andré, would be sooo intimidating! this is cool.

Anonymous said...

isaac you are far from the first to know, and you dont have ANY concrete facts. and a lot of people certainly know a lot more than you, they are just not desperate to claim any prizes like you are. even lower journalism is that the herald has just quoted your rumours without doing any kind of investigation. tyras tweet is the first actual thing you have, and boy are you gonna cling to it. any one can start rumours, doesnt make it news.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like someone is jealous they're not getting any prizes...

Also, I heard from a reliable source that Anonymous @ 1:53pm has cooties.

Anonymous said...

haha no im getting a good big prize!! and i'm over 6 years old so i don't belive in cooties anymore. i do belive in quality journalism though and isaac's usually pretty good with that, but this one's a bit flat and the heralds version is a total fail

k said...

It's not like Isaac has just said he was the first to know about this, and I seriously doubt he is just making up information off the top of his head.

I have heard information (from a very reliable source) that coincides with things he has written so I would say that it is likely much of what he has heard is accurate.

Isaac Likes said...

Anon - how would you advise we un-flattened it?

Anonymous said...

I agree with above anon that this is all a bit of a desperate rumour mill, and claims to being "first" are a bit silly, but I would say the NZ HErald is the worst culprit here, who ever heard of writing an entire "news" story based on rumours from a blog and from a tweet?

Laughable journalism.

Isaac I reckon you are all good, you havve made it clear what you know vs what you've heard.

Unflattening - get some facts!

Here's one-they'll be in Auckland next week......

Isaac Likes said...

I heard they start filming this week?

Simon Hoffmann said...

I'd be stoked to meet A L T!!! He is so cool.... Anyone arranging an airport camp out?

Anonymous said...

The Herald online story is actually an NZPA story - it's on Stuff too

fashion westie said...

Snaps and golf claps to everyone who knew before the general public. Yay.

Now lets just man-squeal like the Heinekien (Sp?) ad over the fact the ANTM is coming to NZ in the first place....did Nigel Barker have anything to do with it?

Anonymous said...

Isaac - You should be a guest judge

Anonymous said...

I read somewhere they would be going to Queenstown/South Island