BINTM's Naomi touched by judges' emotional reaction
'Britain and Ireland's Next Top Model' star Naomi Pelkiewicz was moved that Dannii Minogue teared up when she left the modelling competition.
'Britain and Ireland's Next Top Model' contestant Naomi Pelkiewicz had Dannii Minogue in tears when she was axed from the competition.
The 22-year-old blonde - who was eliminated from the show last night (22.08.13) - had the most emotional goodbye of the season and was such a favourite with the judges, she even made mentor Dannii cry.
She exclusively told BANG Showbiz: "Dannii was incredible, I felt like she was really supporting me throughout the whole competition and I really got on with her, she was just an amazing, inspirational woman and just a fantastic judge and mentor."
Naomi found head judge Elle Macpherson to be intimidating in comparison to motherly figure Dannii, which meant the pressure was on when the supermodel was on set.
She admitted: "Elle has only been on a couple of shoots with us before and one of them was the fairytale shoot. I found that she was just quite intimidating and for some reason I never really worked my best when she was on set."
Naomi thinks Irish redhead Sarah Kennedy is the dark horse of the competition since so many of the girls were quick to dismiss her potential, especially after her emotional breakdowns during photoshoots.
She said: "Sarah has done incredibly well, but in the first few weeks of the competition, she was very under-confident and nervous.
"I think that a lot of people thought she would be one of the first to leave, but then she really upped her game and she just grew in confidence. She has been doing absolutely fantastically and knocking out killer shots."
The competition is now down to the last four - Sarah, Sophie Ellson, Emma Ward and Lauren Lambert - and Naomi wants to see her best pal Sophie win instead of overconfident Lauren, who has emerged as a frontrunner.
She explained: "I really want to see Sophie win, she's been my best friend throughout the entire competition and from when we first met we just got on. She is a really beautiful girl and she takes fantastic pictures, I really hope she wins it because she really deserves it."
'Britain and Ireland's Next Top Model' airs Thursdays on Sky Living HD at 9pm.