I was sceptical about the new Britain’s Next Top Model show. Would it be a carbon copy of long established Clotheshow Live? and having not been an avid viewer of the programme would I get lost in the crowd?
But after a lap of the floor, the show’s wannabee model workshops, demonstrations and free beauty treatments quickly won me around. Between the free massage, manicure and getting my hair cut by stylists from famous hair dresser Adee Phelan’s salon, I learnt how to strutt my stuff on the catwalk, customise my wardrobe, make a vintage inspired brooch and re-create the latest hair and beauty trends, watch out fashion world I’m ready for my catwalk debut.
Of course it would have been a crime not to check out the exhibition’s wide array of stalls selling Autumn/Winter fashions, jewellery, beauty products, and guilty pleasures such as cupcakes, fudge and Tia Maria cocktails, perhaps not model behaviour?!
After all that shopping I welcomed the opportunity for a sit down and watch BNTM’s catwalk show. Similiar to the clotheshow, the well choreographed show featured dancers, appearances from the programme’s contestants and half naked men, who can complain.
However the show wasn’t without hassle. There were no toilets inside the main hall, not good for a model in training who wants to look her best.