Category — Jodhi Meares
Did the death of Jodhi Meare’s dog really such a large article in today’s paper. The former Australia’s Next Top Model host has not had a good year.
She did not show up for the live finale of the show, her former husband had a child and now this.
Anyway I don’t know why they were writing about. But then again why am I? Considering she is no longer working on reality TV this will be the last time she is written about on this blog.
December 19, 2008 No Comments
No I am not talking about the Caroline Byrne case but Jodhi Meares.
In some non surprising news Jodhi Meares will not be back to host next seasons Australia’s Next Top Model.
After a no show at the live finale this year, and looking like a stunned mullet in the previous years finale it is no surprise she pulled the plug. Or did Foxtel pull it for her. I presume they are letting her go with dignity.
Jodhi will not be a loss to the show as she barely had any presence and was overshadowed by the stronger personalities of the judges Charlotte Dawson, and Alex Perry. Something Tyra would never let happen.
Story from news.com.au here. No news on who will replace – though the money is on Charlotte Dawson. I am sure there will be lots of agents today contacting Foxtel to push their client to be a new judge if Charlotte does take over the hosting role.
September 22, 2008 No Comments
Today’s story in the Daily Tele today revealed that this was not the first time she has baulked at being on live TV. Apparently she stood up Sky Business News this year.
My theory was she was told she was not able to take those tacky plastic folders, which she uses as a security blanket, on stage to read off and had a complete meltdown.
As you may have noticed the tabloid is taking the opportunity to post photos of Ms Meares in her skimpiest tops possible.
Jane Nethercote writes a great tongue in cheek article about had “overheard” conversation in the Daily Tele online art department:
“Hey did you hear Jodhi Meares apparently pulled out of more live TV gigs cos of her phobia?”
“Must be tough… great opportunity to run that stock shot.”
“Read my mind.”
“And can we say she used to nail it in the boardroom?”
“Meanwhile, any other norg-related stories? Running a bit low.”
“The Sun has news that Kim Kardashian’s sister also has big b-obs.”
“Kim was a Playboy bunny. Kourtney’s her sister.”
“Fantastic. Does this mean their b-obs are at war?”
“Sure… and hey, that Coldplay dude, you know Gwyneth’s handbag, he says he thought he was gay until he worked out he liked cans.”
“Cool. I’ll put that in and link it to to our gallery of world’s best b-obs.”
“Great, just don’t forget to call it ‘massive’.”
July 4, 2008 No Comments
I am undecided whether I would prefer to stay in the Big Brother or Australia’s Next Top Model household. Both would be quite trying.
The girls were given a box of butterflies so that could only mean one thing – transformation day.
They were taken to a hairdresser in the city to be greeted by Jodhi who says she has problems with models with bad haircuts when she looked like she had not brushed her hair at all.
Leiden was going platinum blonde.
Alexandra was not happy about what they were going to do with her a Cleopatra look she has already done twelve months ago.
Caris started crying because she was not used to living with so many people.
Delmelza the 16 year old was not backward in coming back forward about Alex and Caris.
Alex was still upset when she got home sobbing down the phone to her boyfriend about the haircut. Maybe they should have given her a spiral perm that would have given her something to really cry about.
The first challenge of the episode was to be a catwalk challenge.
It was going to be an easy audience as it was navy boys and the catwalk was a ship. Alex was still bitching at Jonathan about the haircut.
Judges for the challenge were Charlotte Dawson, Jonathan Pease, Jodhi two special judges Jordan and Steph from last season ANTM. Also the Captain of the ship got to judge as well.
The 16 year old Delmelza was the favourite especially when she flashed her knickers to all the old pervs.
Belinda without glasses looked like she was going to fall off the catwalk. She kept on getting paid out by the judges for not having her contacts which were meant to be sent to her by her mum.
Jodhi after the show told them how well they had done, she is so different to Tyra. Tyra with Miss J would have torn their walking to shreds. Which I agree, if they are told they are good will they improve? And I thought some overdid it.
Delmelza unsurprisingly won the sailors choice, and Alex won industry award. They got to go on an $11,000 shopping spree.
Shops sponsoring this were One Teaspoon, Grab Denim, then the Trelise Cooper’s studio.
When they got home Delmelza and Alex gave them the dregs and handed over four items. The other girls bitched about the stinginess of the gift. But to be fair it was their prize.
Next was their first single photo shoot. It is a beauty shoot with Napoleon – he had so much make up on. Napoleon bless him breathed some life into what was becoming a rather dull episode. Jonathan is a bit of a charisma free zone.
They had to sit on a chair with a boob tube and get water sprayed on her.
Kristy was being criticised about her angles “she is not the face of my brand”.
They loved Rebecca. Alamela was lost, scared – Napoleon said I am getting bored.
Jonathan wanted Leiden to concentrate on here feminine side. They did not want her to do sexy as they compared her to a praying mantis where she looked like she would devour her partner afterwards.
Alyce and Belinda got favourable reviews. Delmelza did not do well, and was upset in the loos.
Alamela was a given another chance but did not do much with it. Jonathan thought she would be lucky to survive the elimination.
It was Leiden’s birthday and the girls went to a club to let their hair down. The under 18′s organised a party at home. Leiden and Sam pashed for .5 of a second. Alex pashed some very ugly guy.
Alex when she got home phoned her boyfriend to confess saying she was dared to pash this guy. He started crying. He reminded me a bit of Nneena’s desperate boyfriend. It was pathetic.
Guest judges Jackie Mirren photographer, and Napoleon with the usual suspects Charlotte Dawson, Jodhi Meares, and Alex Perry whose shirt was undone to the waist.
Leiden upset as she is not model ready, said she did not want to be there.
Alyce criticised for being so fake, Napoleon really did not like her.
Rebecca called first I am not sure if that has the same significance as the US version, that you have the best photo from the shoot.
“Well done honey” appears to be is Jodhi’s signature quote. She really needs to get rid of the cheap clipboard she is reading her lines from. I must admit she is not a natural TV talent, she never appears relaxed. I think Charlotte would be better in that role.
Kristy and Belinda were bottom two.
Belinda told to step up. Kristy told she looks like a model but just shown more of the same.
Kristy was eliminated. Then she bitched about Alamela saying she must have been crap as they had to give her a second chance in the shoot. She said she would like Emma to win.
April 29, 2008 No Comments
Australia’s Next Top Model commences tonight on Fox 8, and the media frenzy continues unabated.
The Sydney Morning Herald here has an article talking about how with the overseas success of last years winner Alice Burdeau has inspired a higher quality of entrant this year.
Executive Producer Josie Mason said “A lot of girls who were already with agents saw last year that you can be in Top Model and it can actually propel your career.”
Mason also comments on the issue of eating disorders with the contestants:
We handle it on a case-by-case basis and we’re very careful,” she says. “[Host Jodhi Meares] is very passionate about girls being healthy and fit and one of her big things is that you have to last often a 16-, 18-hour day, and if you’re not eating there’s no way you’re going to be able to do that … What surprises me is how much these girls can eat. They can put it away.”
There was no sign of that when The Guide visited an early challenge, a shoot for Perry in an Alexandria warehouse. During the lunch break, the crew’s plates groaned with food while the models floated by with a lone piece of sushi or finger sandwich. To be fair, they were in the middle of a shoot and it’s hard to imagine Perry looking kindly on a model stuffing her face.
Don’t expect to see a plus size model on the show soon if Alex Perry has anything to do with it:
When asked what he thinks about the US version’s efforts to promote plus-size models, he snorts with derision: “Get. Over. It. Get over it. They haven’t got an Alice. In how many seasons? You know what? You can wrap up that fat model story anyway you want – they’re not meant to be.”
Jodhi Meares also has an interview in this weeks Woman’s Day. Link here.
Jodhi’s comments on the format of the upcoming series:
It’s a similar format but I think it’s more exciting. The challenges are more exciting. There has been a lot more going on. I think it is a more even playing field this year. It’s not as obvious “” there were more ‘stand outs’ last year. This season has been much harder on the judges and there definitely are more split decisions each week. We’re all disagreeing, all the time “” it’s been very difficult. You’ll see more sparks flying. Mainly from me “” I get on my soapbox and start yelling at the two of them “” the gargoyles! They rev me up and tease me relentlessly too.
Charlotte Dawson one of the judges appears to be having a big week co-hosting the Astra Awards last night, ex-husband Scott Miller being arrested for being in a drug ring last week, and moving out to a new flat as she had broken up from her partner Ed Harbour. But you have to give it to her in the picture here from last night shows her looking fab.
In this weeks New Weekly (NW) hard copy only Charlotte Dawson gives her own summary of what the she thinks of the contestants below.
Leiden: “Leiden’s got that Angelina Jolie quality about her. She’s a tomboy, so we’re trying to refine her.”
Alexandra: “Alexandra’s extremely confident and thinks she knows her fashion back to front. However, she doesn’t take criticism well and tends to pass the blame.”
Emma: “She’s really, really beautiful, but she’s the most awkward of all the girls. She doesn’t believe in herself or her beauty, although the other girls think she’ll be the winner. She needs more confidence before she can go further.”
Kristy: “She’ll be a good working model”
Kamila: “She’s a pint-sized ballbreaker with an awful lot of ambition.”
Jamie: “Jamie’s one of the nicest girls. She’s got a great face and photographs really well, but she has a very athletic body and muscular legs. All the boys will love her.”
Demelza: “Pop her in Miss Universe and she’d win it. She has the potential to be the next Jennifer Hawkins. She’s a bit young at this stage, but she’s incredibly beautiful so it will be interesting to see how she blossoms.”
Alyce: ” Alyce can annoy us with her giggling, so we’ll have to knock that out of her. She’s a really sexy girl but tends to over-pose.”
Alamela: “Alamela is a purely beautiful human being. She has a unique work ethic but sometimes I wonder if she’s secretly an axe murderer.”
Bec: I think she’s incredibly beautiful and has the ability to channel Megan Gale if she puts her mind to it.”
Sam: “Sam is quite something. Her in front of the camera really is magic.”
Caris: “My secret favourite. She is actually a nice girl and I get good energy from her. Caris is exceptionally beautiful, but she has braces and a bad student diet, so she has a bit against her.”
Belinda: “She is an absolute diamond in the rough. She’s never worn high heels before and is really kooky but has an endearing personality and a lot of potential.”
April 22, 2008 1 Comment