#1548 Paulina Porizkova says America’s Next Top Model doesn’t actually launch Top Models

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According to former America’s Next Top Model judge Paulina Porizkova:

“The one guarantee that you will never make it as a model is to go on that show.”

But hang on, hang on, while this is almost 100% true across the board (as in, not just specifically relating to America’s Next Top Model but ALL the Top Model franchisees), let’s not forget about fourth-place-getter of Holland’s Next Top Model Patricia van der Vliet. van der Vliet has not only walked Prada, but she is also currently ranked #29 over on models.com. Sure she is the only Top Model contestant to have ever achieved either of those things, but that doesn’t mean there’s not hope for our New Zealand’s Next Top Model girls… right?


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  1. Guy says

    Alice Burdeu? She won Australia’s Next Top Model, has had 2 Vogue covers, D&G & Chanel Campaigns, and pretty much walked for everyone..

  2. Guest says

    I think Paulina’s comment relates more to ANTM rather than the versions from other countries. And even then, Toccara from one of the ANTM seasons was in the black issue of Vogue Italia! Also Isaac that first link about Patricia van der Vliet links back to your Jessica Clarke post :)

  3. Crystal says

    What are the odds of making it to the top as a model the regular way? It’s a very small chance. I do not consider Alice to be a international top model because her success didn’t last more than 3 seasons, but that isn’t to denigrate any of her achievements. Patricia did 3 times what she did. Patricia and Vanessa from Germany’s Next Top Model are the lucky ones because they had all the right things going for them at the right time. Looking at all the top model franchises and all their contestants (there are tons of them and tons of contestants), I think for every Patricia there are probably tons of girls who don’t make it. Doesn’t mean you can’t try though. At least antm has that deal with VI now. Not saying it will automatically rocket the girl, but it’s a good head start if she has the support of Franca.

  4. naala says

    I’m pretty sure she meant ANTM. ANTM (so does BNTM) probably has the worst girl selection and challenges. Australia’s next top has higher standards (Alice Burdeu).

    And true, Toccara was in Vogue Italia the Black Issue, but let’s face it, there aren’t a lot of black models out there + she hasn’t really done anything else. She’s a d-list celebrity, not a model.

    Yaya Costa is another example, she’s getting into acting now and doesn’t want people to remember she was on ANTM. So Paulina is pretty much right.

  5. isaaclikes says

    That’s because Patricia van der Vliet is featured in that Jessica Clarke post – they’re backstage friends.

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