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11 April 1969
Auckland, New Zealand
Television host, Actress, Businesswoman
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Sara Tetro (born 11 April 1969) is a former New Zealand model, television host, actress, and entrepreneur. She first became famous in New Zealand through owning her own model casting agency, 62 Models Management, which has since become a worldwide successful agency. She is the host of the TV3 NZ reality series, New Zealand's Next Top Model.
Tetro was born in New Zealand on 11 April 1969.[not in citation given] She attended Takapuna Grammar school in Auckland, New Zealand. She later attended Auckland Technical Institute before entering the modelling industry, following encouragement from her father.
Tetro is a former model who worked for local agent Maysie Bestall-Cohen. After five years, she had enough of personally modeling, so she became a casting agent instead and started her own modelling company, "62 Models".
Tetro started her company, "62 Models" in the 1990s and her business has consistently been at the top of the modelling and celebrity industry in New Zealand. She then bought the casting agency, The People Shop. She has many of New Zealand’s best known celebrities on her business books including Hayley Holt, Marc Ellis, Temepara George, Wendy Petrie, Michael Campbell, and Doug Howlett.
When television producer Julie Christie needed stars to appear on the reality series Treasure Island, she called Tetro and she found what Christie was looking for. When former Rugby player Marc Ellis got married, Tetro was there helping push away the paparazzi out of the chapel, because they were bombarding the couple.
She brokered the deal that made Dan Carter an international model and star for Jockey Underwear and he has since appeared on model advertisements in Paris, France. She supplies for every model for Farmers advertisements.
In past years Tetro has become an influential figure in the New Zealand entertainment industry. She’s the person behind women’s magazine covers of smiling celebrities and their babies. She’s responsible for stranding the likes of Peggy Bourne and Simon Doull on reality series Celebrity Treasure Island and she also runs three major companies.
In late 2008, TV3 NZ announced due to the huge success of America's Next Top Model that the broadcaster would be starting its own local version of the hit reality series, New Zealand's Next Top Model.
It was then publicly announced that Sara Tetro would be cast as the main judge and host on the show alongside Colin Mathura-Jeffree and Chris Sisarich. This is Tetro's first official, major television role in New Zealand, and she has stated she loves the challenge.
- du Chateau, Caroll (6 March 2006). "Stars in our eyes". The New Zealand Herald.
- The CW Blog. 9 February 2010 http://blog.cwtv.com/2010/02/09/%E2%80%9Camerica%E2%80%99s-next-top-model%E2%80%9D-welcomes-andre-leon-talley-one-of-the-most-influential-members-of-the-fashion-world-as-a-new-judge-in-cycle-14-of-the-hit-series/
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