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.