The top 14 for NZNTM Cycle 2
We’re back for NZNTM Cycle 2, which made its big debut on Friday night. It’s New Zealand reality TV at its best (and a huge part of that is the comedy factor). What’s surprising is the stark contrast between the number of girls who have had modelling experience and those who don’t have a clue as to what modelling is. It’s about 50/50, and there doesn’t seem to be any in between.
As always, top model is created for our viewing pleasure which means that those girls who go the distance are the ones with larger than life/obnoxious personalities and unusual interests and stories. Take Courtenay with, ‘I wonder if this photoshoot is against my religion’ and Dakota’s ‘if I didn’t get this I was thinking about going into adult entertainment.’
I can pick at least 4 contestants thrown in purely for the ratings + drama factor.
The twins, Nellie and Elza. Another Top Model twin series – big surprise. They already have a bit of modelling experience.
Holly, with the ‘I don’t care about making friends, I’m here to win’ attitude. I’m not sure how long she’ll stay in but she won’t win because I hear she’s had a lot of modelling experience to date.
And Danielle, who, and I quote, “has gone from looking like she’s about to go and pick up rubbish to looking like she’s going to the Oscars (in the photoshoot).” I hope she stays in for the long haul, if only for more gems like this: “My biggest achievement would be not being pregnant or not being in jail.”
The other girls include:
Afreen and Amelia
Courtenay and Dakota
Estelle and Eva
Jaimie and Lara
Lauren and Michaela
The girls did an ‘Old Hollywood’ style photoshoot, from which my picks are Amelia and Lara.
Who do you pick for the final 5?
If all goes to plan I’ll be hanging out on Twitter and tweeting about the show Friday nights, 7:30pm, and if that fails streaming it on TV3 On Demand.