Central Leader : April 8th 2011
6 CENTRAL LEADER, APRIL 8, 2011 NEWS Don't miss this Sunday's... SUBSCRIBE TO THE SUNDAY STAR-TIMES AND SAVE! Ph: 0800 SUNDAY (0800 786 329) SUNDAY MAGAZINE Your glossy Sunday treat. n Woman's work - Meet the real housewives of NZ n It ain't me babe - American writer Joe Berkowitz on why he doesn't like Bob Dylan n Hanging up the phone - Saying goodbye to the landline n Cross country - Incredible train journeys worthy of your bucket list n Balancing the figures - Why counting calories is still the best way to lose weight n Desserts to impress - Annabelle White's fool-proof crème brulees n Mini-masterchef - The 11-year-old cook who left George Calombaris lost for words ESCAPE The best of travel, food and wellbeing. April 10, 2011 Sc rubbing and hoovering, women's mags and gin... MEET THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NEW ZEALAND "I don't like Bob Dylan" Saying goodbye to the landline Hanging up the telephone Aguiltydispleas u re RACE IS ON FOR NEW ZEALAND'S NEXT TOP MODEL Quest for fame It's a cut-throat industry but the chance to strut their stuff on the catwalk and in front of the cameras attracted thousands of hopefuls when auditions for New Zealand's Next Top Model were held around the country last month. With height and youth on her side, reporter Kelsey Fletcher went to see what all the fuss was about. Sara Tetro: One of the judges who will slim the handpicked group of wannabe models down to one winner. Photos: MICHAEL BRADLEY Trying out: Chloe Van Diepenbrugge, 16, Rebecca Chi, 17, and Janina Asiedu at the auditions for New Zealand's Next Top Model in Auckland. ' You have to be dedicated and tick a zillion boxes to get into the modelling industry. ' Judge Sara Tetro According to the experts you have to tick all the right boxes to become New Zealand's Next Top Model, so I thought I would set out to put my mark in just a couple. Auckland's second audition was held at Westfield St Lukes on March 27 where excitement was in the air as girls flooded the mall to try their chances at becoming a model. I had been told less makeup was best and a pair of jeans with a singlet was appropriate so when I saw a group of teenagers painted in body glitter I got a real sur- prise. I was measured and checked for approval after meeting height and age restrictions, then joined a line stretching down the mall. There I met Onehunga hopeful Jordyn Heather, 18, who was a first time auditioner, along with plenty of second and third time hopefuls. Miss Heather said she had been waiting for about two hours and it was nerve- racking. I've come on a bit of a bet from my mates but I do want to be a model. I reckon I'd be a good per- son in the house,'' she says. I spent the next two hours of the day sitting on the floor of Westfield talking to girls -- some nervous, some excited. One was concerned about her makeup after her mother had come back from a makeup shop and heard from an assistant that less is best. Another was tucking into some McDonald's, which after an hour-and-a-half of being in a line was a tempting thought. And I was still half an hour away from my interview. In the line was 21-year-old Gina Broome who had made the trip from Hamilton to try out. Ms Broome was hoping to be the first plus-size model in a New Zealand house and was proud of it. There are a lot of bigger girls in New Zealand and I want to be a role model for them. But I'm not here to promote eating poorly and being big, I'm a healthy eater and I exercise regularly -- this is just the way I am,'' she says. Ms Broome said since there had always been a plus-size model in the American reality television show, there should be one in the New Zealand series. Finally the call came to go through to meet the judges -- it was extreme. Judge Sara Tetro told me: You have to be dedicated and tick a zillion boxes to get into the modelling industry, soareyouamodelora journalist?'' It was a rocky start but after thrilling the panel with stories of my life I left the room still not a model, but a happy reporter.
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