A bunch of aspiring models spotted in an international destination has given rise to rumors of what's in store for Cycle 14. The NZ Herald reports that the America's Next Top Model contestants are already filming an episode, and it's set in New Zealand.
Fashion blogger Isaac Hindin Miller wrote that the models have been shooting a runway challenge, together with some local models. A source has even told him that Tyra Banks is getting ready to fly in to the country next week. The host herself has confirmed the news, posting the announcement on her Twitter account.
Even though it spoils the surprise a bit, Tyra's declarations can never be shot down. "Rumors are true & U R 1st to know," she wrote. "Top Model is goin to NEW ZEALAND for cycle 14! Can't wait to get there. Are y'all excited for next cycle?"
Tyra didn't seem to consider the confidentiality agreement that America's Next Top Model collaborators are supposed to sign. Now that the fierce cat is out of the bag, there was just no stopping her.
"To be clear - we're going to New Zealand for AMERICA'S Next Top Model, Cycle 14. Every cycle we go to another country for a few challenges," she posted again.
But what the Top Model host didn't divulge was the specifics. The source who talked to Miller went on to say that most of Cycle 14 will take place in South Island and Queenstown. However, another insider revealed that locations in North Island are also a possibility.
With last Cycle's destination being Hawaii, there's no doubt New Zealand is an improvement for the show. While it's an odd choice for a Top Model destination, the country does have its own Fashion Week. Hardly enough reason to bring the girls there, but it's the only one we can think of.
Then again, there's Flight of the Conchords and Lord of the Rings. But those belong to another fanbase. Bottom line is, Top Model's heading to NZ for Cycle 14.