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Karma catches up with Demelza [Australia’s Next Top Model]

Posted in Australia's Next Top Model, Australiana, news on October 14, 2008 by jetsamjr

So remember how I raged that it was completely unfair for Demelza to win Australia’s Next Top Model, given that she apparently spent much of her time on the reality show acting like a snitty bitch? Well, now it’s karma’s turn to be a bitch: Demelza has been forbidden from modelling overseas because she’s “too young”. Poor D! Reality TV is a harsh mistress.

Meanwhile, new host and executive producer Sarah Murdoch claims that she’d love to see a plus-sized model (ie, normally proportioned woman) compete in the show. Yeah, I’m sure that’ll go down well with Charlotte, Alex et cetera, who’ve shown so much compassion in the past for non-skeletal models.

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Charlotte Dawson is sooooo pissed at Sarah Murdoch right now [Australia’s Next Top Model]

Posted in Australia's Next Top Model, Australiana, news on October 12, 2008 by jetsamjr

Though I was overseas last month my friends made sure to keep me abreast of the important stuff going on back home, so of course I heard about Jodhi Meares stepping down from Australia’s Next Top Model almost as soon as it happened.

FOX8 has now announced that Sarah Murdoch will host the reality show when it returns in ’09, in addition to acting as an executive producer. Good – she’s much more TV-friendly, with a successful stint on Today on her resume.

But I guess it’s bad news for glamorous loudmouth Charlotte Dawson, who was tipped to take on the hosting gig. I’m sure she’ll get over it once she drops a couple of ranty F-bombs and shoots a few Jagerbombs (c’mon, you can totally picture Charlotte drinking those).

Demelza not in vogue at Vogue [Australia’s Next Top Model]

Posted in Australia's Next Top Model, Australiana, gossip, pay TV on July 31, 2008 by jetsamjr

Sweet-on-the-outside-poison-on-the-inside Top Model winner Demelza has surfaced in the pages of Vogue Australia… but she’s only there because it was one of the terms of her victory, not because they like her or anything. While conceding that Demelza “scrubbed up all right”, the mag’s editor Kristie Clements also bitched that “she’s no Alice Burdeu“… which is the modelling equivalent of a Final Smash.

Jodhi Meares digs self out of hole [Australia’s Next Top Model]

Posted in Australia's Next Top Model, Australiana, gossip, pay TV on July 21, 2008 by jetsamjr

So this new magazine launched today called Grazia; I know this because a copy of it landed on my desk this morning, even though I’m not trashy or stylish or female enough to fall within the mag’s target audience.

Anyway, Grazia leads with a super-soft, obsequious interview with Jodhi Meares (its last line is literally all like “We wish Jodhi the best of luck, mwah mwah!”, blergh) which promises to expose the real reason behind her split from last month’s Top Model finale. Basically, Jodhi never intended to do the live finale, but Foxtel and her (now ex-) manager Priscilla Leighton-Clark tried to boss her into doing it right up till the last minute. Which still doesn’t explain why Jodhi didn’t appear in the finale at all, but whatever.

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Rumours of Jodhi’s TV death greatly exaggerated [Australia’s Next Top Model]

Posted in Australia's Next Top Model, Australiana, news on July 15, 2008 by jetsamjr

Jodhi Meares hasn’t been fired from (or voluntarily left) Australia’s Next Top Model: in fact she’ll definitely absolutely 100% be welcomed back to the show in 2009, says Foxtel bigwig Brian Walsh.

Yeah, well, I’ll believe it when it happens.

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Jodhi fail [Australia’s Next Top Model]

Posted in Australia's Next Top Model, Australiana, gossip on July 13, 2008 by jetsamjr

Oh dear: Murdoch rag The Daily Telegraph has decided to stick its claws into poor Jodhi Meares, who’s still licking her wounds after pulling out of her Top Model finale hosting duties at the last minute.

“Reporters” from the Terror showed up at Jodhi’s house last week, attempting to dig up the reason for her drop-out while she was taking out the trash: she told them she had “nothing to say”, refused to pose for a photo, then called the police. As revenge, the paper has rubbished her. Oh, Daily Telegraph, what will you publish next? (“This just in: Jodhi Meares sleeps nude in an oxygen tent that she believes gives her sexual powers!”)

The paper adds that Jodhi plans to flee to France. Where, presumably, she will not host La Prochaine Meilleure Fille de France.

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The real story behind Jodhi’s drop-out [Australia’s Next Top Model]

Posted in Australia's Next Top Model, Australiana, gossip on July 3, 2008 by jetsamjr

Struggling to comprehend Jodhi Meares’s stunning drop-out from the Top Model finale, a friend and I argued yesterday about the catalyst for an act so unexpected: he reckoned she was booted from the show by producers wary of her lack of skills; I maintained she suffered some sort of crippling panic attack and simply couldn’t face the cameras.

Turns out the second reason is the more likely: MediaWeek reports that on Monday “Meares sent [FOX8] a ‘Jodhi Mail’ that reportedly said she was pulling out because she was too nervous about hosting a live show in front of over 1000 people”. Poor Jodhi! She did try – “turning up to rehearsals, learning from TV talent coaches and practising the drill” – but I suppose the pressure was just too much.

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