Alice Burdeu

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Alice Burdeu
Alice Burdeu 2013.jpg
Burdeu at the Sydney premiere of The Great Gatsby in May 2013
Born Alice Burdeu
(1988-01-27) 27 January 1988 (age 28)
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Nationality Australian
Occupation Model
Years active 2007–present
Modeling information
Height 6 ft (183 cm)[1]
Hair color Red[1]
Eye color Blue[1]
Measurements 32-24-35[1]
Dress size 8[1]
Shoe size 10[1]
Manager Chic Management

Alice Burdeu (born 27 January 1988) is an Australian fashion model who won the third cycle of the reality television show Australia's Next Top Model.

Early life[edit]

Burdeu was born in Melbourne, Victoria. Prior to auditioning for Australia's Next Top Model, she worked as a customer service trainee with Telstra.

Australia's Next Top Model[edit]

Burdeu first came to the spotlight as a contestant on third cycle of Australia's Next Top Model. Burdeu's height, looks, and runway walk garnered praise from the judges, especially Alex Perry, however her low body mass index was a source of great concern for the judging panel. Burdeu received some criticism from photographer Jez Smith for her one look wonder in some of her photos and from fellow competitors for the frequency with which she voiced complaints. In a live finale broadcast on 5 June 2007, Burdeu was named winner of the cycle based on votes cast by the judges and by Australia's Next Top Model viewers.

Burdeu's prizes as the winner included a one-year contract with model agency Priscilla's Model Management, a contract to become the face of Napoleon Perdis, an eight-page fashion feature in Vogue Australia, a trip to New York, and a Ford Fiesta XR4. Her campaign photos for Napoleon Perdis were displayed in the makeup artist's stores across Australia and New Zealand. In addition to the guaranteed eight-page editorial, Vogue Australia featured Burdeu on the cover of the magazine—an honor that has not been bestowed on any other Australia's Next Top Model winner.[2]

Burdeu made a cameo appearance in the penultimate episode of Cycle 4 of Australia's Next Top Model while the series was on location in New York, giving her opinion on the cycle's final three competitors. In the finale of the same cycle, Alice announced the winner of the series in a live broadcast from Paris, where she was working at the time. In 2009 Burdeu appeared in episode 9 of Cycle 5 as a guest judge.


Alice Burdeu at Maxim party in Sydney, Australia

After winning Australia's Next Top Model Alice appeared in an ad campaign for Green With Envy, a fashion boutique in Melbourne, and on the cover of Pages, an Australian fashion magazine. She modeled for several months in Singapore, appearing on the covers of Luxury, and Luxx Living magazines.[3] During her prize vacation to New York, Burdeu was signed by Elite Model Management, who helped her secure jobs in the Fall/Winter 2008 New York Fashion Week shows of designers including Proenza Schouler, Marchesa, and Marc Jacobs.

Burdeu has appeared on the covers of Vogue Australia, Verse, and Luxury, as well as in fashion editorials for Women's Wear Daily, Velvet, Elle UK, Marie Claire Italy, and Numéro Korea. She has walked in runway shows for designers including Louis Vuitton, Alexander McQueen, Dolce & Gabbana, Marc Jacobs, Christian Lacroix, Jean-Charles de Castelbajac, Jil Sander, Lanvin, Lacoste, Shiatzy Chen, Sonia Rykiel, and Alex Perry. Burdeu has also appeared in campaigns for D&G, Sonia Rykiel, Napoleon Perdis, Mimco and Blumarine.[4]

In February 2008, Burdeu was featured in's Top 10 Newcomers of Fall 2008, and was touted to be one of the rising stars of the high-fashion world by[5][6]
In the latter half of 2008, Burdeu took time off from the modeling world, skipping the Fall/Winter 2009 fashion weeks altogether.[4]

In 2010, Burdeu re-appeared in the fashion world, after studying at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, during New Zealand Fashion Week appearing in 19 shows.[7] She was featured in the October issue of Fashion Trend magazine and modelled for Fleur Wood's 2010 winter campaign[8][9] In 2011, Burdeu re-signed with Elite Model Management in New York and signed with Elite Model Management in Milan for the first time.[10][11] Since this, Burdeu was featured in an editorial in Vogue Australia in February 2011, Tokion Factory in January 2011 and modelled for Country Road, Ellison, Juli Bala and Mindfood.[12][13]
During Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2011, Burdeu walked for Chado Ralph Rucci, Honor, Naeem Khan and Timo Weiland at New York Fashion Week, Giles at London Fashion Week, Giorgio Armani, Emporio Armani, Piazza Sempione and closed for Philipp Plein at Milan Fashion Week. Manish Arora and Damir Doma at Paris Fashion Week.[14][15][16] In 2013 she appeared in The Great Gatsby along with fellow model Gemma Ward as uncredited extras.

Personal life[edit]

Burdeu stated during Australia's Next Top Model that she would like to continue on with her education and attend university, however she has postponed plans for further education in order to pursue modeling. She is friends with fellow Australian models Abbey Lee, Skye Stracke, Allegra Carpenter, and Vanessa Milde, American model Courtney Smerski and fellow Elite models Coco Rocha and Ali Stephens.[4]

In 2008, Burdeu took some time off to study Psychology at Melbourne's RMIT University.[4] She returned to the runway in late 2010.[7]


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Preceded by
Eboni Stocks
Australia's Next Top Model winner
Cycle 3 (2007)
Succeeded by
Demelza Reveley