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Australia’s Next Top Model – It is Monday So Another Alex Perry Story

It is amazing how every Monday without fail there is a yarn about Australia’s Next Top Model in the papers. Normally involving something judge Alex Perry said or did not say. Always handy when the episode is going to air tonight….

This time it comes from Project Runway Australia finalist Craig Braybrook who said to the Herald Sun that Alex Perry and the Project Runway contestants used to make negative comments about fat people.

The article states:

PROJECT Runway Australia finalist Craig Braybrook has weighed into the Perrygate scandal.

Known for his catty comments, the Melbourne designer couldn’t resist letting slip that contestants and mentor Alex Perry would often make swipes about curvy people on the set of the Foxtel reality series.

“On the show he was always like ‘I hate fat people’,” Braybrook said.

“He used to say it all the time.”

Last week Perry denied he was a “fattist” after copping a barrage of criticism for describing a size 8 Australia’s Next Top Model contestant, Alissandra Moone , as “overstuffed luggage”.

Perry was slammed in the media and on social networking sites after he led the charge to send Moone, 18, packing when she could not fit into a size 10 designer dress.

The Perrygate saga followed an angry war of words with former Biggest Loser host Ajay Rochester, who claims Perry hates fat women and had openly mocked her body.

Perry described Rochester’s claims as reprehensible and said there was no way Moone was a size 8 when she was on the show.

“Somehow everyone thinks I hate fat people … I have somehow become the new skinny ambassador,” Perry said at the time.

“I can dress a big girl better than anybody.”

The Project Runway Australia finale just happens to be on Arena TV tonight as well at 8.30pm, and the Australia’s Next Top Model episode  is on Fox 8 at 7.30pm.

If you want to see the previous Alex Perry’s stories click here, here, and here.




1 Heléna { 09.12.11 at 10:57 am }

why would Craig even say that? 😮 – does he not want to work in the fashion industry again :/

2 Miss Piggy { 09.12.11 at 12:03 pm }

I watched last weeks ANTM and there wasn’t anything inflmatory said by Alex Perry…he did point out the model couldn’t fit into the sample sized dress (which is kinda part of being a model – she wouldn’t be able to fit into any runway clothes so how would she get much work) – he did point out a nice face isn’t enough to be a model…you need the body to go with it. Being a “fat chick” myself (size 16) I didn’t take offence…

3 Jaime { 09.12.11 at 12:29 pm }

I detest that man

4 ange { 09.14.11 at 8:54 am }

I don’t think Alex was being particularly nasty – just calling it what it is. To be a model you have to be a particular size. Personally, I find Charlotte’s comments to be more worse. She appears to be particularly nasty to Caroline and it is sad to see how it is affecting her. Charlotte seems to take pleasure putting down the girls, despite not being that great looking herself. I think it needs to be remembered that the girls are very young and while modelling world can be cruel, the show doesn’t have to be.