How To Look Good Naked‘s Gok Wan is in the country right now, and rumours are circulating that he’s here to guest judge an episode of New Zealand’s Next Top Model. According to GayNZ, Wan mentioned that he would be “filming” from Monday to Friday. If it is true, the Top Model producers could be venturing into uncharted territories. Story lines are often built up relating specifically to a particular guest judge, and, alongside his work as a stylist, Wan’s specialty is making women feel comfortable with their naked bodies. Does this mean we can expect a nude shoot? Self help, makeover and confidence-enhancing shows such as How To Look Good Naked are commonplace when the subject of transformation is in the 40-plus age bracket. Bring in a bunch of teenagers, and it’s another story entirely.
I can’t imagine that too many Kiwi parents would feel comfortable with their 16 year old daughters exposing themselves on national television. Plus, Sara Tetro is well-known to err on the side of caution with such matters, and rightfully so.
Then there’s the matter that How To Look Good Naked is on TVNZ’s network, and Top Model is a TV3 franchise. Surely TV3 wouldn’t promote a rival network’s show?
That said, I wouldn’t rule Wan out as a guest judge, and a nude shoot would obviously attract a huge amount of attention to the show. Like Oscar Wilde said, “There’s only one thing worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about.” Stranger things have happened. Remember Pamela Anderson at New Zealand Fashion Week?
TV3 publicists would neither confirm nor deny the rumour.
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