ANNOUNCES HOST FOR PROJECT RUNWAY AUSTRALIA
KRISTY HINZE TO RULE THE CATWALK
ON PROJECT RUNWAY AUSTRALIA
today announced Kristy Hinze will host the highly
anticipated Australian version of the hit fashion
reality series Project Runway.
red-hot new series will spearhead an impressive
new line-up of premiere programming on FOXTEL’s
Arena channel in 2008.
Executive Director of Television and Marketing,
Brian Walsh, said: “Kristy’s position
as one of the worlds most popular and in demand
Australian models, as well as more than 10 years
of her own fashion industry experience, makes
her the perfect fit as host”.
Runway is a powerhouse television brand, with
top-rating versions on air all around the world.
The only place to catch it in 2008 will be on
Hinze said: “I am so excited to be hosting
Project Runway, it is my favourite reality show
and I am honored to be a part of Australia’s
local series. I look forward to working with FOXTEL
and spending more time in Australia in 2008!”
in Queensland at the age of 14, Kristy became
the youngest ever model to land an exclusive one
year contract with VOGUE Australia. She has graced
the covers of numerous magazines around the world
including Sports Illustrated, British Cosmopolitan,
Maxim, Australian Women’s Weekly, Harper’s
Bazaar, Cleo and Australian Vogue.
based in New York, Kristy consistently travels
the globe in cities including Paris, London, and
Madrid. She has modeled for prestigious international
brands such as Victoria’s Secret, Berlei,
Fisley, Decleor, Diesel, Country Road and Givenchy.
She is currently the face of Australia’s
Runway, produced by FremantleMedia Australia,
is Kristy’s first full-time hosting role.
She has acted in films including ‘The Extra’
alongside Jimoin and ‘Boys and Girls’
with Jason Biggs.
television, Kristy co-hosted The RAQ Fashion Awards
on the Nine Network and has presented segments
for A Current Affair and The Great Outdoors.
will be joined by a judging panel from the Australian
fashion industry. Production on the series begins
early in the new year and online applications
for contestants start in February 2008. For more
information go to www.arenatv.com.au
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Hinze on runway for TV job - 24th December 2007
been a hot rumour for months but Foxtel yesterday
made the fashionably late announcement that glamazon
Kristy Hinze has won the coveted hosting role
for its new reality show Project Runway.
signing the leggy stunner is a solid coup for
the pay-TV network, it's also great news for the
Aussie social scene - which will have the opportunity
to play host to Hinze for the first three months
of the New Year.
blonde bombshell will relocate to Australia for
filming of the series, flitting between Melbourne
and Sydney for filming and fun with the fashion
the face of Sportscraft, is slowly developing
her TV CV and is looking towards hosting and acting
as the next step in her career after winding back
her modelling commitments.
love TV, I love the camera, so I think this is
a great natural progression for me," Hinze
said while posing for her first Foxtel shoot last
Runway is my favourite of the reality shows and
I am really looking forward to finding the next
big Australian designer."
it will be head-down for Hinze in the New Year,
the glamazon will spend the next few weeks jetting
around the world celebrating Christmas and New
Year with her loved ones.
will be spent with her family in Brisbane but
Hinze will swap bikinis for beanies to ring in
2008 with her US billionaire boyfriend Jim Clark
in New York.
of her return to Oz, Hinze has told friends she'll
be holidaying aboard the 64-year-old's $100 million
yacht cruising the coast of India.
work if you can get it.
Runway: Pins and Needles, by Miss Schartz
The designers sew up sexy work clothes for the
lady-wrestler divas of the WWE; Chris is named
lord of the ring, but Ricky gets the atomic drop
am not ashamed to make a new outfit for WWE divas.''
straight, brother. When the beast in spandex came
knocking, you embraced it. You body-slammed it.
You scissor-kicked it. And for that, you took
the crown. Finally, Chris won a challenge —
all by himself. Finally!
Heidi announced Chris as the winner, the guy busted
out an expression of such sweet, happy surprise
that in a fit of uncontrollable joy, I tried (unsuccessfully)
to high-five both of my cats. (My husband's out
of town, see. And my next option was hugging my
TV. At least I went for the closest living creature.)
Grinning from ear to ear, his eyes crinkling in
delight, Chris said, ''Of course I end up winning
the tackiest challenge.'' It's true — there
was a karmic alignment between Project Runway's
costume guru and the WWE challenge. At the same
time, the judges easily could have pulled one
of their illogical strokes of unfathomability
and penalized him for being at a so-called advantage.
I feared this would indeed be the case when Michael
Kors noted that Chris didn't have to go as far
outside his comfort zone as the other designers.
Thankfully, in the end, his black sparkly spandex
boy shorts and green leopard hoodie — masterfully
lined with matching sparkly spandex and finished
with dramatic bell sleeves — blew his competitors
out of the ring. He got props for making cheap
dress-up materials look expensive (always a good
thing on this show). And his diva model, Maria,
is even going to wear the kick-ass ensemble in
a future wrestling match. But here's a question:
Will she also adopt Chris' suggested signature
move and smother men with her large breasts?
must say, I really dug this week's challenge.
Though not at first. When Tim led the designers
to their date with hair-pulling, head-locking
destiny, I felt my I hate product placement masquerading
as tests of creativity! sensors going berserk.
Especially after the gimmicky Hershey's task and
last episode's Levi's snorer. (By the way —
I missed you all! Thanks to Kate Ward for stepping
in for me while I was freezing my buns off at
Sundance.) Furthermore, just how, exactly, would
spandex and rhinestones and glittery (oh my!)
constitute fashion? I'm not holding my breath
that Bluefly.com will have much in the way of
copycat merchandise this time.
said, as soon as I saw the gang march off to the
House of Spandex, I succumbed to the tacky fun
of it all. Here was Chris, hunting down green
leopard print! Here was Sweet P, picking out fabric
so shiny the residents of Pluto had to shield
their eyes from the glare! By the time Christian
pushed up his elitist sleeves and dug right in,
nothing could dull my buzz — not even Jillian's
egregious name-checking of ''Blockbuster Total
Access.'' (Which I'm sure she was instructed to
mention.) For all Christian's annoying self-aggrandizing,
this week he proved he might not be such a snob
after all. I ask you: Do snobs giddily try on
chaps in front of their peers? I think not. The
Heatherette dudes nailed it when they said his
leather-and-lace getup was reminiscent of Prince
and Vanity. Kristal loved it, and the judges loved
it — just not enough to crown Christian
the victor. Of course, when the rightful winner
was announced, the Runway editors couldn't resist
sneaking in a requisite look of crushing disappointment
from Mr. Fierce. (Speaking of which, our total
season ''fierce'' count is up to 18, not including
Tim Gunn's multiple uses of the word last night.)
also pulled off a successful look in a sporty
blue and white outfit that reminded me of the
Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders — porn-star edition.
(Did you all see how much butt cheek her diva
had hanging out?) Rami, on the other hand —
well, we all should have known that the guy was
in bad shape when he described the models as ''six
athletic strong women.'' What, he's never heard
of prom or female wrestlers? Somebody get this
guy a cable subscription. Torrie Wilson might
have claimed to like the fuchsia monstrosity that
Rami whipped up for her, but all I could write
on my notebook was ''ugh.'' It was as if Victoria's
Secret had done a bedtime Barbie outfit for a
late-night Skinemax special.