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Embody a larger than life character from the get go. Holly is a perfect example – in a single breath she'll laugh at other girls' misfortunes and declare she's not there to make friends, all the while walking perfectly in high heels. That, in a nutshell, is genius television.
This is a modelling competition so when the judges ask you what you want to be when you grow up, telling them, "Stylist" or "Photographer" isn't going to win you any favours. Just say, "Model" and be done with it.
Make sure you have a weird, unusual, interesting or eccentric side that can become a constant talking point on the show – it'll guarantee you go a few rounds further. For example: an identical twin sister, a love for Jesus that might inhibit you from doing certain shoots, or just sell yourself as a crazed perfectionist.
Blow the judges out of the water with a beautiful quote like, "My greatest achievement in life so far would be not being pregnant and or in jail." Ching ching, straight through to the next round. Ditto for rags to riches stories.
Like Colin said, "They were crazy to come on this show without [learning how to] walk in high heels." Girls, learn how to walk in high heels. You wouldn't go to a job interview for a newsreader position without having the ability to read, right?
Take some notice of what's happening in the fashion/modelling world – it's not too often that we see a real life top model standing head-on to the camera with her hands planted firmly on her hips. Natural movement for the win.
My favourite so far: Michaela.
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