Friday, June 10, 2011

Chris Sisarich : Top Model interview

'New Zealand’s Next Top Model -judge and-photographer Chris Sisarich is on what some might call an impossible mission  teaching Season Three’s hopefuls about “professionalism, and what that means”.
The dictionaries will be out at the Top Model house tonight as the show which brought- Dakota and the infamous ‘nipples in the mist’ photoshoot to our- screens last year returns for a third season.

Sisarich, who’s joined by fellow judges Sara Tetro and Colin Mathura Jeffree, says New Zealand’s next Next-Top Model won’t necessarily be the girl who has it all.
While he says the ideal top model would be the best of both worlds “great photogenically and someone who could represent a brand” last year’s winner- Danielle Hayes- shows anything can happen, and it all hinges on “who comes through the door”.
“Danni last year she was terrible in the Covergirl [TV scene], but she was just such a unique-kid, and with this unique look, that she just -kind of forced her way into winning,” he says.
The competition is also open to male and plus-size models and while we won’t know until tonight if there will be any big manly surprises in the house, Sisarich-says neither group would start at a disadvantage.  
Those looking forward to hot-potential-model shenanigans may be disappointed though, because any male models will be sleeping in separate rooms to their female competitors.
Curvier model Ruby had-trouble fitting sample sizes in the first season and was criticised over her weight, but Sisarich says "true plus-size" models who wear a size 12 won’t find themselves in a similarly tight spot, as they fit a specific-size rather than “falling in-between”. 
It is more about having a body of a certain proportion-than being a size 8 or a size 12. 
“If you have a girl who’s not a size 8 sample size, maybe she’s a little bit more voluptuous -which is what most of us love in a woman - then it-makes it difficult,” he says.
So in a show with a tradition of an even split between catwalks and catfights, will the inevitable dramas of 13 girls in one house outshadow the modelling aspect of the competition? 
Sisarich-doesn’t think so, but says the competitors will have to learn to leave their issues at the model- house and deliver in front of the camera.
“It makes interesting TV for the viewer, but at the-end of the day shit happens… and the client and whoever you’re working with on the day, that’s not their problem,” he says. 
"You can have all the-problems in the world, but when it comes to delivering in front of the camera just put-that aside.. do the job and-do it as well as you can. " 
The third season of New Zealand’s Next Top Model-starts on TV3 tonight at 7.30pm