In an article in the Daily Telegraph Mrs Murdoch said:
"I am really pushing for a plus-size model this series because I am a bigAmerica's Next Top Model has had plus size contestants on the show for quite a few seasons. On the season currently being screened on Fox 8, plus size model Whitney is staying in the competition just by her fake fingernails.
believer in healthy body types and encouraging girls to be the right body type,"
the Bonds ambassador said.
"It's not about getting an overweight girl but
someone who is healthy because one size doesn't fit all."
A plus size model is not really fat, but is of 'normal' body shaped and they model plus sized clothes. Needless to say there is a big market in the US for them.
Whitney from ANTM
It will be interesting see how far a plus sized model will be able to go in the Australian series. It would be hilarious if they won as Kirstie Clements would have to give her a photoshoot in Vogue. Quelle horror.
The auditions for the show commenced in Sydney yesterday, and Tim Brunero on Livenews has amusing interviews with some of the girls to auditioned at Westfield Parramatta.
I am sure there was some serious editing to make them ditsier than they actually are. Well I hope so.