Fashion’s fiercest competition Britain’s Next Top Model is back with a new host at the helm. Elle ‘The Body’ Macpherson heads the all new judging panel adding her own supermodel glamour. She is joined by acclaimed designer Julien MacDonald, the Stylist of the Year 2009 Grace Woodward and leading male model Charley Speed.
Elle has made her mark on both sides of the camera lens – her cover shoots for Sports Illustrated proved legendary and saw her enviably dubbed ‘The Body’, while she has since accrued a prolific business portfolio, which includes international lingerie brand Elle Macpherson Intimates.
“I am really enthusiastic and motivated to work with the team of Britain’s Next Top Model to create an authentic and exciting programme,” Elle said. “both for the contestants and the viewers at home. We are looking forward to finding the face that can represent the next generation.”
Elle will not only be judging but also presenting and mentoring the models in the making who line up to prove they are fashion’s next big thing. But before the camera has even flashed, a surprise awaits when Elle delivers the bombshell that only 14 of the 25 girls will make it through the Fashion Academy and into the house.
With a lucrative contract with agency giant Models 1 up for grabs, a fabulous cover shoot with monthly magazine Company and a contract with Revlon, it is sure to be fierce.
The would be models will face a flurry of challenging photo shoots and big name mentors, not to mention a weekly obstacle they must overcome to avoid an early exit – the dreaded elimination, which sees everything from their style to their savvy fall under scrutiny.
With the style bar firmly raised, series six sees the hopefuls shipped off to an array of exotic and picture perfect locations, including Spain and Norway, to flaunt their photographic potential. Throughout their journey, they will be surrounded by top stylists, including a hair and make up team from Daniel Galvin. Photo shoots to look out for include a St Trinians inspired session, a naked chocolate theme, a Beat Bullying campaign, and a WASPS shoot for renowned photographer Terry O’Neill.
Britain’s Next Top Model starts on Monday 5th July, 9pm on Living.
[picture credits: Living TV]