So far no host or judges have been announced, aside from Chadwicks’ Martin Walsh.
No doubt inspired by the success of FOX8’s Australia’s Next Top Model, Seven’s format will include both guys and girls, aged 16 and over. Interestingly there is no upper age limit, suggesting the show may have car-crash telly moments of some whose ambitions are beyond their own reality. The show will also have auditions in at least two Aussie suburbs, Parramatta, Claremont and Frankston.
The cattle-calls start next week, and prospective applicants should be prepared to have answers for some of the following questions:
Have you ever appeared on or posted photos/videos on an internet website?
Have you ever done any nude modelling or modelling for media that is restricted to persons aged over 18 years?
What part(s) of your body do you like/dislike?
What is your guilty pleasure?
What is the worst thing you could be asked to do on a photo shoot?
Do you have any criminal convictions?
Have you ever done or been involved in anything that would reflect negatively on you or on the Program, the Producers and/or the television network if you are chosen to participate in the Program?
And remember, not just model. SUPER model! “You better work….”
Really, really good-looking people may not be a dime a dozen, but there’s plenty of them out there. So what is it that propels those of chiselled jaw and flawless locks to the height of super stardom?
Channel Seven is set to reveal all in an exciting quest for Australia’s newest supermodel.
Unlike any other fashion-reality (fashionality?) show, MAKE ME A SUPERMODEL will audition both male and female stunners to find one with the charisma, style and smarts worthy of the label “super”.
An elite group of finalists – seven men and seven women – will be sent to a deluxe compound fit for only the fittest individuals.
A panel of judges and guest experts will put them through their paces, in front of the best photographers’ cameras and on the catwalk in the best designs. With the days of ditzy models long gone, the contestants’ looks and mental steel will be tested.
Viewers will decide their fate and who goes on to contest the opportunity of a lifetime, to be represented by Chadwick Model Agency in Australia and a leading international agency.
Martin Walsh, Managing Director Chadwick Models/Chadwick Management, will be part of the judging panel. Walsh is looking for a rough diamond to shape into the next Elle Macpherson or Megan Gale or Travis Fimmel, Australian stars who have made it huge on the world stage.
“I’m looking for both guys and girls who can make the fashion world stand up and take notice, and then go a step forward, and move into acting,” Walsh says.
“I’ve found models in restaurants, lifts – even walking along the street. “It’s the ones that don’t know they’ve got model potential that are usually the best.”
The auditions will begin next week – budding Supermodels should take note of these dates:
Saturday June 14 Mercure Hotel Sydney
818-820 George Street, Sydney
Sunday June 15 The Sebel
350 Church Street, Parramatta
Thursday June 19 Mercure Grosvenor Hotel Adelaide
125 North Terrace, Adelaide
Saturday June 21 Gold Coast International Hotel
7 Staghorn Avenue, Surfers Paradise
Sunday June 22 Mercure Hotel Brisbane
85-87 North Quay, Brisbane
Thursday June 26 Royal Perth Claremont Showground
Greylands Road, Claremount
Saturday June 28 Holiday Inn Esplanade Darwin
116 The Esplanade, Darwin
Thursday July 3 Mercure Hotel Hobart
156 Bathurst Street, Hobart
Saturday July 5 Novotel Melbourne on Collins
270 Collins Street, Melbourne
Entry via The Australian on Collins Shopping Centre
Sunday July 6 Frankston Arts Centre
Cnr Davey & Young Streets, Frankston
For full audition details go to: www.yahoo7.com.au/supermodel
The host and full judging panel, will be announced in the coming weeks.
Supermodel is an Endemol Southern Star production for the Seven Network, from a Tiger Aspect Productions format.