Next Top Model
Leonardo Dicaprio dating a former Australia's Next
Top Model contestant?
this is true, then Leonardo Dicaprio is one fast,
to reports, Leo has hooked up with former Australia's
Next Top Model contestant, Alyce Crawford, only a
day after his rep confirmed all is over with Gossip
Girl actress, Blake Lively.
source told The Herald Sun that the 21-year-old model
has regularly been visiting Leo at his Sydney hotel
being going on about two weeks. He texts her when
he wants to see her and they hook up a few times a
week," said the source.
been going (to his hotel) The Star to visit but he
is too smart to be seen with her in public."
a few weeks ago Leo was seen romancing his then-girl,
Blake Lively, at up-market Sydney restaurant, Aria.
apparently he's now "really into" Alyce.
asked about the rumoured hook-up, Alyce confirmed
she had met the 36-year-old actor but denied the two
were an item.
have a lot of mutual friends and he seems really nice.
We're just friends, she said."
it just us or does Leo's latest love look like
other girl he has ever dated? Tall, slim, blonde,
blue-eyed, a model
the actor has no problem dating the same kind of woman
over and over and over again.
Murdoch hosts Foxtel's
Australia's Next Top Model
Next Top Model is an Australian reality television
show based on the American program of the same name
which is broadcast on the Australian subscription
television channel FOX8, carried by Foxtel, Optus
Television, and Austar. It began airing in the United
States in March 2007 on VH1. Three seasons have already
gone to air, and fourth series auditions are complete
and the season's production has begun.
hosted by model/presenter Erika Heynatz, and currently
hosted by Jodhi Meares, the show is based on the American
version which was created and co-produced by supermodel
Tyra Banks. The Australian version has been produced
by Granada Productions, who have been behind other
Australian television shows including the top rating
Dancing with the Stars.
nine weeks on air, the first series of Australia's
Next Top Model charted the transformation of ten hopefuls
chosen from a nationwide search in August 2004. The
brief was to find raw talent to be transformed from
good looking girls-next-door into potential top models
and follow them as they navigated their way through
weekly modelling assignments and tasks.
10 finalists spent two months living together in a
penthouse in the exclusive Sydney suburb of Darling
Point while filming the series in late 2004. Aside
from the stress of learning the ropes of the business,
the finalists had to deal with the ups and downs of
"model house" life including tears, tantrums,
accusations of fake breasts and allegations of theft.
girls are put through challenges to test how well
they can perform certain tasks significant to the
modeling to see if they can incorporate what they
have learned into a good shot, and the drama that
comes with all the perks and privileges being shared
between 10 lovely ladies.
each episode, a panel of judges fronted by Heynetz
/ Meares and leading Australian fashion designer and
former model booker Alex Perry, assessed task performance
and potential. After each critique, one girl was let
season one, Blair McDonough, a housemate from first
season of Big Brother and actor on Neighbours, made
a guest appearance during an acting challenge. In
season two, Beau Brady from Home and Away, posed in
disguise as a photographer to test the girls' ability
to handle the media.
a breach of contract with Heynatz's appearance on
the Channel Seven series It Takes Two, she was replaced
as host by Jodhi Meares.
show has won a Nickelodeon Australian Kids' Choice
and photographer Jez Smith, left the show prior to
the beginning of season four, leaving producers of
Top Model to quickly find a replacement photographer
judge. It is believed that bad relations between fellow
judges Charlotte Dawson and Alex Perry lead to the
Next Top Model
Murdoch joins FOXTEL
a major television coup, FOXTEL has secured Sarah
Murdoch to host and co-executive produce the most
successful series on subscription television –
Australia’s Next Top Model.
part of the multi-year landmark deal, Sarah’s
production company, Room 329, will also produce a
series of documentaries for the FOXTEL Owned and Operated
Factual Channels Group.
Director of Television and Marketing, Brian Walsh,
said: “To say we’re thrilled to welcome
Sarah to the FOXTEL family is an understatement. Her
endorsement of Australia’s Next Top Model takes
the series to a whole new level and confirms its status
as the marquee entertainment program on subscription
only does Sarah have the experience and gravitas as
a top model, she is a proven television performer.
Her natural warmth both and on and off screen is a
perfect fit for our number one franchise.
in her role as co-executive producer, Sarah’s
extensive experience in the modelling world will continue
to push the series to new heights.
I’m confident that Sarah’s interest and
passion for documentary filmmaking will deliver some
impressive original content for our subscribers.
have discussed a range of subjects that Sarah will
explore, and the programs will capture Australians
from all walks of life telling their stories of compassion,
courage and commitment. This will show another side
to Sarah’s impressive credentials,” Walsh
said: “I am thrilled to be joining FOXTEL for
these exciting new projects. FOXTEL has proven its
dominance in television programming and I am very
much looking forward to working with the entire team.
Australia’s Next Top Model I look forward to
being involved on all levels and bringing the experience
I have had in the industry to nurture and guide the
next generation. Over the years I’ve seen good
and bad and I hope to explore both in the series by
hosting and co-executive producing the show with Granada.
addition, having the opportunity for my company, Room
329 Productions, to produce a series of documentaries
on subjects close to my heart is a wonderful opportunity
and I can’t wait.“
will commence her new role tomorrow (Monday, October
13) when she launches the Australia’s Next Top
Model audition tour at Westfield Parramatta and on
Tuesday (October 14), at Westfield Chatswood.
Productions have produced the first four series of
Australia’s Next Top Model for FOXTEL and this
very successful partnership continues with series
five which will premiere on FOX8 in 2009.
information on the audition tour is available at the
FOX8 website – www.FOX8.tv/antm
October 25, 2007
IS AUSTRALIA'S NEXT TOP MODEL?
Audition Tour Begins
FOXTEL search is about to begin for AUSTRALIA'S NEXT
TOP MODEL, with a nationwide audition tour starting
on October 31 to select the finalists who will star
in the fourth series of the exclusive FOX8 hit reality
by Jodhi Meares, AUSTRALIA'S NEXT TOP MODEL follows
the transformation of young women into potential supermodels
as they are initiated into the high-stakes world of
will be held from October 31, beginning on the Gold
Coast and then onto Sydney, Perth, Melbourne and Adelaide.
who think they've got what it takes can simply turn
up on the day of auditions and strut their stuff in
front of the judges.
must be Australian females aged between 16 and 27
and over 170cm tall.
years winner Alice Burdeu, graced the cover of VOGUE
and has since been signed to New York's Elite Model
Management, who also represent Nelly Furtado, Carmen
Electra and hot new face Coco Rocha.
the nationwide audition process, 13 finalists will
be chosen to live together in the top model house
and star in the next series of AUSTRALIA'S NEXT TOP
MODEL, premiering on FOX8 in early 2008.
will be held in David Jones stores around the country
on the following dates:
October 31: 10am-2pm
Jones Robina Town Centre
– Level 3
November 1: 10am-2pm
Jones Elizabeth Street
Park Terrace – Level 7
Castlereagh St, Sydney
November 2: 10am-2pm
Jones Warringah Mall
- Level 1
Rd and Cross St, Brookvale
November 5: 10am-2pm
Jones Hay St
- Level 4
Hay St, Perth
November 13: 10am-2pm
Jones Bourke St Mall
Gallery - Level 3
Bourke St, Melbourne
November 14: 10am-2pm
Air – Level 1
November 15: 10am-2pm
Hotel – Level 2
Rundle Mall, Adelaide
information visit www.FOX8.tv/antm
9813 7397 / 0400 457 398
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is Australia's leading subscription television provider
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distribution. FOXTEL provides subscribers with a digital
service that delivers over 100 channels of news, sport,
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