This Is Why Cassi Van Den Dungen Should Not Have Won ANTM
In today’s Daily Telegraph there is an article that shows why Cassi Van Den Dungen should not have won the the title of Australia’s Next Top Model.
Apparently Elite Models New York are keen to sign Cassi and get her across for New York Fashion Week. However she feels it is more important for 25 year old fiancee Brad Saul’s bricklayer business gets going.
Here is what Cassi said about her priorities:
Elite are obsessed with Cassi,” said model agent Priscilla Leighton-Clark, who was also one of the judges. “If she makes the decision to do this – this could change her life,” Leighton-Clark said adding the agency was eager to see her in New York for the Fashion Week in September.
The 17-year-old stunned the industry this week when she said her priority was her 25-year-old brickie fiancee Brad Saul.
“Brad has just started up his career down here and I want to wait until we are both ready if we are going to go overseas,” she said. “I want to have a bit of money backed up behind us so we can get a house or something but setting up the bricklaying business is our priority.”
If Brad has any regard for Cassi he would tell her to go, and if the relationship survives then they can go for it. Clearly he is immature as he is going out with a 16 year old, and a pretty emotionally immature one at that.
I hope Cassi’s mother steps in and gets her to go to at least investigate her opportunities, or at the bare minimum refuses to give the permission to marry, which is required by law if she marries before she is 18.
Brad proposed to try and keep her, or use her a meal ticket. Harsh I know and flame me if you think I am wrong.
I just hope we will not see a story in Woman’s Day in four years time of Cassi with two kids talking about lost opportunities.
Just found her interview on http://tvweek.ninemsn.com.au/article.aspx?id=835521 when asked what her next step is she says this:
The next step is working in Melbourne and maybe coming up to Sydney but hopefully not too much. I don’t like travelling too much. After that, when I’m ready, I’m not in the headspace right now but in six months or so, I want to go international.
Fingers crossed she goes.