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Gotta Love It! New Zealand's Next Top Disaster

Dyani Ellwood
Dyani Ellwood

I had a girlfirend over for dinner last night and we just happened to have the television on mute whilst listening to a great new cd I'm reviewing.  Anyway, 7.30 roles around and we both glance at each other when we see what TV3 has lined up for us: New Zealand's Next Top Model.

We both immediately started discussing how rarely we watch tv - we are far too busy and wonderful to do such a thing! haha.  Anyway, despite our shunning of the screen we both found ourselves trying to lip read what the models were saying and eventually I gave up the ghost (much to my own disgust and distaste) and turned off the jazz and turned up the tv show.

What we both concluded from the start, was that they're far to thin, immature and for the love of god - overtly too sure of themselves.  The show is basically a great insight into this new Generation Y - it's like watching gold fish in a bowl (a very nice bowl too).

You know when you reach that point of feeling sooo embarrassed for someone that you move beyond the 'can't keep watching this' to the 'Let's keep watching it because it may sink even lower and we wont be there to see it.' We reached it.

Anyway, the programme hit an  all time low point and we loved basking in its misery. 

For all to see, were girls who claimed to have realised their full potential as a television presenter," I think I really do have the X factor" - Rebecca Rose.

There were girls who acted like 14 year olds going 'gaga' over another television presenter, when they were meant to be focussing on their role as a co-host.  Please, how desperate are you!

And there were the same old tears, taunting words shared amoungest contestants and the predictably fiery judging panel - it was all there.

What it was lacking, as compared to America's Next Top Model, was the depth of character in the models.  In previous seasons of the American version the majority of the contestants had decorum, they weren't obvious, they acted like mature adults. They were more deserving of a career in the limelight because they had basic instinct and looked like they could handle the real world.

There'll be those who damn me for this criticism - 'you don't know anything about modelling etc'. Well, I may not be a 'top model' but I have done my fair share of acting and television commercial work over the past few years to know that many a casting director would eat these kiwi girls up for breakfast - period.

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