Australia's Next Top Model (season 3)

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Australia's Next Top Model (season 3)
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Season 3 contestants
No. of contestants13
WinnerAlice Burdeu
Country of originAustralia
No. of episodes11
Original networkFox8
Original release27 March (2007-03-27) –
5 June 2007 (2007-06-05)
Season chronology
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Series summary

Season three of Australia's Next Top Model premiered on 27 March 2007 on Fox8. Former model and designer of swimsuit collection Tigerlily, Jodhi Meares replaced Erika Heynatz as the host of the show after the latter was involved in a breach of contract following her appearance on the Seven Network series It Takes Two in 2006.[1] Alex Perry was the only original judge to return in the third series. Also joining the panel for the first time were international photographer Jez Smith, and ex-model and TV personality Charlotte Dawson. Fashion photographer Georges Antoni and fashion producer Victoria Fisher were replaced this year by these new judges.

The prizes for this season included a one-year modelling contract with Priscilla's Model Management in Sydney, a trip to New York City to meet with another top model booker, a Ford Fiesta XR4, a contract to be the face of Napoleon Perdis for one year, and an eight-page fashion spread in Vogue Australia.

The winner of the competition was 18-year-old Alice Burdeu from Melbourne.[2]

Series summary[edit]

Format changes[edit]

The show went underwent a series of changes this season, beginning with the introduction of a fan favourite voting system. Shortly after a new episode aired, Foxtel users were able to cast their vote via the Red Button or SMS for who they thought was "Australia's Favourite Top Model". Jordan Loukas was later announced to be the winner of the fan vote during the show's finale.[3]

Live finale[edit]

For the first time in the show's history, the finale was held live. Viewers were allowed to have a say in who won the overall prize of Australia's Next Top Model by phoning in or using SMS to vote for either Alice or Steph H. during the lead-up week to the finale. The viewers vote counted for 15% of the total vote to determine the winner while the other 85% was determined through the vote of eight judges, including representatives from Vogue Australia, Priscilla's Model Management and Napoleon Perdis.[4]

Age requirement[edit]

The minimum age requirement for participation in the show was lowered to 16 beginning this season.



(Ages stated are at start of contest)

Contestant Age Height Hometown Finish Place
Jaimi Smith 18 177 cm (5 ft 9 12 in) Adelaide Episode 1 13 (quit)
Cobi Marsh 17 173 cm (5 ft 8 in) Melbourne 12
Cassandra Hughes 18 185 cm (6 ft 1 in) Emu Plains Episode 2 11
Kara Taylor 19 175 cm (5 ft 9 in) South Coast Episode 3 10
Steph Flockhart 17 173 cm (5 ft 8 in) Brisbane Episode 4 9
Jane Williamson 19 183 cm (6 ft 0 in) Adelaide Episode 5 8
Sophie Wittingslow 19 181 cm (5 ft 11 12 in) Rye Episode 6 7
Danica Brown 16 180 cm (5 ft 11 in) Gold Coast Episode 7 6
Paloma Rodriguez 16 177 cm (5 ft 9 12 in) Newcastle Episode 8 5
Anika Salerno 20 173 cm (5 ft 8 in) Beaudesert Episode 9 4
Jordan Loukas 17 172 cm (5 ft 7 12 in) Sydney Episode 10 3
Steph Hart 16 173 cm (5 ft 8 in) Central Coast Episode 11 2
Alice Burdeu 18 185 cm (6 ft 1 in) Melbourne 1


Other cast members[edit]

  • Jonathan Pease – style director, model mentor


No. in
TitleOriginal air date
191"Models 101"27 March 2007 (2007-03-27)

The 12 selected contestants sized each other up before being given a series of photo shoots while the judges monitored their performance in a separate room. They were later given a chance to meet the judges face to face before moving into their new apartment. The first challenge of the competition required the girls to play different characters for the series' promotional launch. For the photo shoot, the girls posed in a group wearing elegant dresses.

  • Special guests: Travis Conneeley, Priscilla Leighton Clark, Beth Levis
  • Featured photographers: Fabrizio Lipari, Georges Antoni
202"Know Your Body"3 April 2007 (2007-04-03)

The contestants met their personal trainer for the first time and had their measurements taken before a yoga session. Back at the model house, they all received Brazilian waxes. For the challenge, the models were dressed in Pleasure State lingerie as they attempted to hold a pose for five minutes in front of a live audience. The contestants later took part in a photo shoot with judge Jez Smith in a pool wearing swimwear from Jodhi Meares' collection, Tigerlily.

  • Special guests: Andreas Lundin, Darren Ma, Dominic Morency, Susie Burrell
  • Featured photographer: Jez Smith
213"Transformation"10 April 2007 (2007-04-10)

The models received makeovers, and were given a makeup lesson by Napoleon Perdis that emphasized the importance of simplicity. The contestants later put their knowledge to the test in a makeup and styling challenge in which the winners were given the chance to attend a party while the losers catered it. At the shoot the contestants were stripped to their barest essentials for a simplistic beauty shoot.

  • Special guests: Dario Cotroneo, Napoleon Perdis
  • Featured photographer: Jordan Graham
224"The Model Walk"17 April 2007 (2007-04-17)

The models attended the cinema to watch supermodels strut down the runway, before being given a catwalk lesson by Mink Sadowsky in preparation for an upcoming challenge at the Queen Victoria Building. The winner of the challenge was given the chance to attend the David Jones Winter Launch 07. For the photo shoot, the contestants walked down the runway as the camera captured their best angles.

  • Special guests: Mink Sadowsky, Lauren Gillis, Dario Cotroneo, Melissa Hoyer, Peter Morrissey, Samantha Brett, Terry Biviano
  • Featured photographer: Kristian Dowling
235"Know Your Product"24 April 2007 (2007-04-24)

The eight remaining contestants attended a workout session before learning the difference between editorial and commercial modelling. They then attended an audition for the new Impulse New York Sass range created by Kindred, and posed in a black and white photo shoot with a Ford Fiesta.

  • Special guests: Andreas Lundin, Katie, Liz Murphy, Ranita Row, Andy Healy, Ian Thorpe
  • Featured photographer: Kane Skennar
246"Know Your Fashion"1 May 2007 (2007-05-01)

The models were quizzed on their fashion knowledge before being sent to the Sydney Fashion Design Studio to practice wearing different outfits. They later met Vogue editor Kirstie Clements to learn what was in style during the fashion season, and took part in a styling challenge to impress Clements. At the shoot, the models were fitted into avant garde designs with the task of interpreting the garnments and bringing them to life for the camera.

  • Special guests: Nicholas Huxley, Wayne Cooper, Kirstie Clements, Ayesha Makim
  • Featured photographer: Jez Smith
257"Model Behaviour"8 May 2007 (2007-05-08)

Jodhi Meares and Charlotte Dawson visited the models to give them tips on how to deal with the paparazzi, and the contestants attended an etiquette class with Melissa Hoyer and Alex Zabotto-Bentley. They then had an "off day" from filming in which they were secretly followed by paparazzi and later confronted with the photos. In honor of Mother's Day, the models were treated with visits from their mothers, and later posed with them for the photo shoot.

  • Special guests: Melissa Hoyer, Alex Zabotto-Bentley, Ben McDonald, Barry Hall, Adam Schneider
  • Featured photographer: Daniel Smith
268"Movement"15 May 2007 (2007-05-15)

The models learned that the weeks theme was movement and dance, and headed to a dance studio to learn some new moves. They later posed for the camera inside of a lightbox with the goal of filling the entire space with dynamic poses. A second photo shoot saw the models harnessed in the air for a fashionable recreation of Mary Poppins.

  • Special guests: Ramon Doringo, Andreas Lundin
  • Featured photographers: Fabrizio Lipari, Dean Tirkot
279"Acting & Presenting"22 May 2007 (2007-05-22)

The final four received an acting lesson from Paul Goddard and were coached on how to present themselves by attempting to convince people at a mock cocktail party that they were Australia's Next Top Model. They later had speed go-sees with top fashion experts at a buffet and attempted to make a good impression in order to be chosen for a photo shoot in Sunday Magazine. At the shoot, the contestants were styled in men's underwear with a male model, and attempted to portray various emotions.

  • Special guests: Paul Goddard, Sara Mulcahy, Inez Garcia, Grant Pearce, Bruno Schiavari, Andreas Lundin, Simon Upton, Ian Thorpe, James Mitchell
  • Featured photographers: Lyn Balzer, Tony Perkins
2810"Los Angeles"29 May 2007 (2007-05-29)

The remaining three contestants were flown to Los Angeles for the final leg of the competition. Fresh off the plane, the models were sent for a meeting at Napoleon Perdis' store to pose as live mannequins. They later had go-sees with some of Los Angeles' top agencies, before taking part in a glamorous high end photo shoot at a Hollywood Hills mansion. Back in Australia, the judges decided the two contestants who would be chosen to advance to the live final.

  • Special guests: Napoleon Perdis, Mandi Line, Kenya Knight, Crista Klayman, Ashley Paige, Kym Wilson, Dom Deluca, Charlie Altuna
  • Featured photographer: Darren Tieste
2911"The Winner"5 June 2007 (2007-06-05)

The show went over never-before-seen footage of auditions that the final two attended during Australian Fashion Week. For the live segment, previously eliminated contestants were brought back for interviews and input on who they thought should win. After a final look back at some of the seasons best moments, the judges and experts began to cast their votes. The judges and viewer votes were combined, and Alice was revealed to be Australia's Next Top Model.

  • Special guests: Ian Thorpe, Kirstie Clements, Priscilla Leighton-Clark, Napoleon Perdis, Alex Zabotto-Bentley


Order Episodes
1[a] 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
1 Anika Jordan Paloma Anika Jordan Alice Anika Jordan Steph H. Alice Alice
2 Steph H. Steph H. Danica Alice Steph H. Steph H. Alice Anika Alice Steph H. Steph H.
3 Jordan Steph F. Steph F. Jordan Paloma Paloma Jordan Alice Jordan Jordan
4 Alice Alice Alice Steph H. Sophie Jordan Steph H. Steph H. Anika
5 Cassandra Jane Anika Paloma Danica Danica Paloma Paloma
6 Sophie Anika Jane Sophie Anika Anika Danica
7 Danica Danica Steph H. Danica Alice Sophie
8 Paloma Kara Sophie Jane Jane
9 Jane Sophie Jordan Steph F.
10 Steph F. Paloma Kara
11 Cobi Cassandra
12 Jaimi
     The contestant won a reward challenge.
     The contestant was eliminated
     The contestant quit the competition
     The contestant won the competition

Final votes[edit]

Place Contestant Final votes Total votes
(Main judge)
(Main judge)
(Main judge)
(Main judge)
(Creative director)
(Cosmetics sponsor)
(Winner's agency)
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Steph H.
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  1. ^ In episode 1, Jaimi quit the competition during judging. She was replaced by Kara after Cobi's elimination.


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  2. ^ Oliver, Kate (8 June 2007). "Alice Burdeu on her model future". Archived from the original on 25 August 2007.
  3. ^ Chai, Paul (19 March 2007). "Australia Model announced live". Variety.
  4. ^ Gadd, Michael (6 June 2007). "Alice not 'too skinny' after all". Entertainment. Archived from the original on 7 June 2007.

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