BNTM rejects' double shock
- Bang Showbiz
- 27 July 2010
'Britain's Next Top Model' contestants were left stunned when two of the hopefuls were eliminated in a shock double eviction last night (26.07.10)
'Britain's Next Top Model' contestants were shocked with a double eviction last night (26.07.10).
The reality show - which is fronted by supermodel Elle Macpherson - saw Irish redhead Susan Loughanne asked to leave the competition immediately after failing to impress Models One staff, with Scottish Harleen Nottay quickly following after being voted off by the judges.
While she loved working with Elle, Harleen admits she thought the supermodel should have offered her more advice when they worked together.
She told BANG Showbiz: "She's fabulous, you know, 30 years experience. Doing a photoshoot with her was really intimidating, amazing.
"But I wish that on the day she'd given us a little bit of criticism. She obviously had some, because at elimination she said she thought I was a beautiful girl, but not very photogenic, and I just wish she'd told me that. She would tell us in elimination, but it was too late then, wasn't it."
However, Harleen was full of praise for Girls Aloud singer Nicola Roberts - who worked as a guest judge during the episode and helped out on a shoot.
She said: "Nicola was really, really nice. On the day she was quite constructive, saying 'Why don't you try and do this, or try that', changing it up a bit for me. As a judge I thought she was great, and a really nice person too.
"I sat chatting to her for about 25 minutes, while she was giving me advice."
Susan also loved working on the show, but admits she felt "victimised" when she was heavily criticised by two Models One bookers during a day of unsuccessful go-sees.
She was told the leave the competition immediately during one of these visits, and now plans to turn to acting instead.
Discussing her departure, she said: "I felt kind of victimised by them, but that's the way it goes. You sign up for that.
"If that's the sort of people I'm going to meet constantly, then I don't want to be in that industry. They were so cut-throat, and so. nasty. There's no other way to describe it, because there was nothing constructive about what they said, it was just mean."