Thursday, 3 January 2008

Fernanda To Host Brazil's Next Top Model

The model Fernanda Motta, chosen to be the hostess of reality program Brazil's Next Top Model, said it's impossible not to get wrapped up in the tense mood when it's time to "end" a wannabe-top's dream. "My legs shake when it's the send-off, and I get the urge to cry", she told during the show's release this Tuesday in São Paulo.

The reality show, which premieres in October 3 on Sony Entertainment Television, will show 20 candidates that will fight for the job of being Brazil's next top model (Note: No pun intended). Locked in a house for three months, they'll go through tasks that will test their physical and psychological strength.

Besides having Fernanda Motta as hostess, the show will count with designer Alexandre Herchcovitch, journalist Erika Palomino and São Paulo Fashion Week's producer Paulo Borges as judges. The famous party planner Carlos Pazetto will be fashion "teacher" for the girls.

Being the commander, Fernanda Motta says she'll be strict when announcing the end of a contestant's journey at the show. "But afterwards I always have a word of comfort", she said. According to her, the send-off won't be the end of their dreams. "It's the end of the dream of being at Brazil's Next Top Model, since they can become a model by other means", she stated.

Chosen as a host through a test that reunited various Brazilian models, Fernanda Motta said she's always felt she'd be great at the show. "It has a lot to do with me because I'm a really transparent person", she said.

Modelling since 16, Fernanda wants to share with the contestants all her experience on the career. "If I say something to them it's because I've gone through the same experience".

Excited with the possibility of hosting the show, which is incredibly successful in the United States (America's Next Top Model is on its eight cycle), Fernanda Motta called off all her jobs and moved from New York to Brazil.

"I live in New York for four years and I work a lot in USA and Europe. With the show, I had to call off some jobs, but I wasn't saddened with this", says she, who looks at the show as a great opportunity in her career.

Fernanda will spend two full months only in Brazil exclusively for the show. After this season, she believes her "faithful" clients will call her for new international jobs.

In USA, the show is hosted by Tyra Banks, who Fernanda knows. The Brazilian model says she doesn't fear comparations between the two of them. "Tyra is American and American people are very different from Brazilian", she declared.

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