05 August 2007

Australia's Next Top Model

Apparently the Australian version of Top Model has a lot more credibility and clout than the original. Unlike the American version, in which "top" models get a short-lived cosmetics deal and a photoshoot in Elle, the Australian winner, Alice Burdeu, has landed a September Vogue cover.
Winners from America's Next Top Model usually hit the party circuit for a few months and then fade quickly, unless they can score another fifteen minutes by humiliating themselves on lowest-tier reality shows. Also, on ANTM, neither the contestants nor the winner actually look like top models (like the Gemmas, Darias, Doutzens, Frejas, Stams and Sashas of the world). The contestants look like catalogue models at best, which would be fine if the show was called America's Next Top Catalogue Model.

The stunning and versatile Burdeu actually looks like she could do couture runway, land competitive campaigns and do beautiful editorials. (And she's Faye Dunaway's doppegänger, too.)

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Pretty sure Alice was like the only good model from ANTM, so it was pretty obvious who was going to win.

Mary said...

The shooting was part of the prize she got for winning... australia vogue is also kind of... bad.

Fiona-Grace Stravinski said...

She is pretty, she looks like a china doll ...

Ailsa said...

Ha... as bad as Elle?

Anonymous said...

The prize did not include the cover...the aus vogue editor was so impressed with the editorial she put her on the cover. There is no such thing as a bad vogue.

Stylefinder (Editor) said...

It's funny that the models on ANTM are so bland and commercial, because they make such an emphasis on looking for the most "high-fashion" of the bunch...

Anonymous said...

it's like that winner from australia's next top model season 2... obvious winner (although of course the rest of the girls were pretty good as well) too.

america's next top model has shitty winners... none of them have done anything important.