Fox8 has announced auditions for its sixth series of Australia’s Next Top Model kicking off in Sydney and then onto Brisbane, Melbourne, Bendigo, Adelaide and Perth.
Again hosted by Sarah Murdoch, the series renews its search amongst females aged 16 or older. Catty judges Charlotte Dawson and Alex Perry return to dish out the advice and the barbs. Finalists will again share a house which comprises part of the filming process.
Despite some criticism of the show, notably in 2008 over ‘bullying’ claims, ANTM remains Foxtel’s most successful local franchise. This year runner up Cassi Van Den Dungen was subjected to ‘bogan’ headlines by media and criticised by judge Charlotte Dawson for declining a US agency offer after the final. Next year’s search also includes a regional Victorian audition in Bendigo.
The show’s most successful graduate is Alice Burdeu from 200& whilst last year’s winner Tahnee Atkinson was signed to Priscillas model agency and enjoys a deal with Harpers Bazaar.
The 2010 season will begin later than usual due to host and producer Sarah Murdoch’s maternity.
Auditions will be held in around the country from January 16. Foxtel advises girls 172cm tall and over are welcome to simply turn up.
Saturday January 16, 11am-3pm
159-175 Church Street, Parramatta
Sunday January 17, 11am-3pm
600 Kingsway, Miranda
Tuesday January 19, 11am-3pm
Queen Street Mall
12/15 Adelaide Street, Brisbane
Wednesday January 20, 11am-3pm
Chadstone Shopping Centre
1341 Dandenong Road, Chadstone
Thursday January 21, 11am-3pm
Saturday January 23, 10am-2pm
Sunday January 24, 11am-3pm
Hay Street Mall, Perth
(note: please refer all questions regarding entry to FOX8 not TV Tonight, thanks).