Cast your minds back, friends, to the halcyon days of 2005.
The Black Eyed Peas were asking you kindly to not phunk with their hearts, John Howard was doing something shithouse (presumably) and an Aussie version of the Tyra Banks-helmed powerhouse reality show America’s Next Top Model, made its inaugural strut down the catwalk of our lives.
Over 11 years and 10 seasons, Straya’s Next Bloody Ripper Model (or ANTM for short) has introduced to the country dozens of the industry’s next big thangs, including Montana Cox, Alice Bourdain and Tahnee Atkinson and 2016 sees the 10th Anniversary season, back for more frocks, makeovers, poses and the odd tanty or thirteen.
Helmed once again by former Miss Universe and all-round Aussie gem Jennifer Hawkins, with sunglass aficionado/designer Alex Perry and international model Megan Gale also on the judging panel, season 10 kicks off tonight, and PEDESTRIAN.TV caught up with the all-powerful trio ahead of the premiere to find out what crimes against fashion they were participating in back in 2005, when the show first started.
Australia’s Next Top Model airs on Foxtel’s FOX8 channel, Tuesdays at 7.30pm.