Foxtel has confirmed model Megan Gale is joining the panel of Australia’s Next Top Model.
Gale, who was a close friend to Charlotte Dawson, joins two years after Dawson’s death. Last year the series featured an array of guest judges, including Gale.
The former Project Runway Australia host will be joining Alex Perry and Jennifer Hawkins, with Jordan & Zac Stenmark and Cheyenne Tozzi as mentors.
“I’ve loved working on the show in a guest capacity over the years and to now join the series as a permanent judge is both an honour and a privilege. I look forward to working with the girls and sharing some of my own experiences about what it takes to be a successful working model.”
Foxtel’s Executive Director of Television Brian Walsh said: “It’s fantastic to be welcoming Megan back to Foxtel. Securing her expertise as a judge on Australia’s Next Top Model is a massive coup for the show and her presence on the panel will create a very diverse dynamic.”
“She brings a wealth of international experience as a model who has carved out an undeniably successful career, and her longevity within the industry is something most models can only dream about.”
“Season 10 of this enduring hit is sure to be a blockbuster with superstars Jennifer Hawkins and Megan Gale alongside Alex Perry and mentors Cheyenne Tozzi and Jordan and Zac Stenmark – all on the same show.”
“The industry can be ruthless and fickle at times, so along with the right look you need incredible drive, thick skin and a good business head to survive. It’s also important to have a healthy approach to diet and exercise and to be mentally fit as well because away from the ‘glamour’ the lifestyle can be gruelling.”