Britain’s Next Top Model has a new all-star look. Hooray, it’s about time! I’ve always thought the show has been a bit amateur-ish and so after season 2 I simply stopped watching. However, the new judging panel of industry top dogs has got me very excited to watch season 6, so I will eat my hat and tune in to Living TV at 9 p.m. tonight to see the final girls selected for the chance to be our next top model.
Elle Macpherson takes over as the supermodel host (and executive producer – she really does have brains as well as beauty) of the show and is joined by über-glamorous designer, Julien Macdonald, top male model, Charley Speed and style queen, Grace Woodward. Everyone knows Elle – she’s The Body of course – and her successful lingerie business Elle Macpherson Intimates, which has been going from strength to strength since its launch in 1990. Then there’s Julien, the master of glitz and glamour, who has dressed pint sized stars Cheryl Cole and Kylie. Top male model, Charley, was that guy cosying up to Kate Moss in the Calvin Klein ad campaigns all those years ago – he’s also walked the catwalks in the fashion capitals of the world, and was named Male Model of the Year in the 1997 VH1/Vogue awards, so he knows a thing or two about striking a pose. And Grace Woodward? She’s a cutting edge stylist who contributes to Harper’s Bazaar as well as The Sunday Times Style magazine and Nylon. She’s worked with David Bailey, and styled a variety of celebrities from Pharrell Williams to Florence and the Machine, proving her versatility and creative flair.
With a panel of fashionistas like this, do we even need a next top model? Dahling, of course we do!
The incredible Elle Macpherson, aka The Body