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Australia’s Next Top Model Season 5 Contestant’s Revealed.

Some finalists from Season 5

Some finalists from Season 5

The thirteen finalists to be on this season’s Australia’s Next Top Model have been announced, and apparently it is the strongest field ever.

“Series five is the most exciting year yet.  The finalists are an incredibly strong group of young girls and the race to the end will be both extremely competitive and challenging,” said Priscilla Leighton Clark, founder of Priscilla’s Model Management. 

“It was a tough job picking 13 finalists as the turnout at the auditions was amazing and the largest to date.  I am absolutely thrilled with this particular group of girls, all showing great promise and potential, and look forward to a great series.”

 The 13 finalists are Adele Thiele (18 from NSW); Cassi Van Den Dungen (16 from VIC); Clare Vanema (16 from SA); Eloise Hoile (20 from SA); Franky Okpara (18 from WA); Georgie Kidman (16 from VIC); Laura Mitchell (20 from WA); Laura Tyrie (18 from WA); Leah Johnson (18 from VIC); Lola Van Vorst (20 from NSW); Mikarla Hussey (18 from NSW); Madison Wall (17 from QLD) and Tahnee Atkinson (16 from WA).

Fox 8 are yet to reveal the start date for the series which will now be hosted by Sarah Murdoch.


Madison Wall

Madison Wall


1 Injera { 02.03.09 at 11:24 am }

Is it just me, or does it seem as though they chose the final cast by putting all the potentials in alphabetical order by first name, and then stopping when they got to 13? (Obvs for my theory to work, the gopher in charge of the filing either put Tahnee in the wrong spot, or is related to her…) I know I’m going to get confused between Laura, Laura, Leah and Lola!

2 Anonymous { 02.03.09 at 7:07 pm }

This batch seems to be quite young… The girls in the group photo look really commercial. No Alice Burdeu there.

3 bella vita { 02.04.09 at 1:32 am }

The name Madison Wall is familiar to me..dont know why..isnt she the one who they made a big deal about a few years ago for being an underage model?

4 Reality Raver { 02.04.09 at 10:27 am }

Bella Vita – If you have spotted that you deserve some sort of prize. You also gave me a “did five years of my life go that quickly” moment.

I did a google and lurked on the vogue forums but came up with zip. But for some strange reason when I look at her photo I do see a resemblance. I will keep on looking to see if I can find anything.

Injera – that is very rainmanesque you spotting the alphabetical order. Missed it completely.

Anon- I always find with AuNTM they are all very young. ANTM tends to have the older models. Remember Jade she was a geriatric (in model years) 26. Apparently she is still trying to make it. Personally I think she should get her own talk show.

5 bella vita { 02.04.09 at 11:08 pm }

Just found it…her name was Maddison Gabriele…I was close with the Madison part!!

6 Reality Raver { 02.05.09 at 12:26 am }

Christ was it de rigeur on the Gold Coast in the ’90’s to call your child Madison?