Britain And Ireland's Next Top Model Top 13

The catchily named 'Britain and Ireland's Next Top Model' (new acronym BINTM, although there is only one Irish girl) has released their top 13 final girls.

Age: 21
Hometown: Dublin
Occupation: Student
Favourite Model: Alessandra Ambrosio
Favourite Designer: Diane von Furstenberg, Chloë
Fact: She was approached by Elle Macpherson at Brown Thomas when she was street casting for the show.

Age: 22
Hometown: Norwich
Occupation: Fashion Sales Consultant at Whistles
Favourite Model: Kate Moss
Favourite Designer: Jil Sander, Burberry
Fact: Her hobbies range from knitting and baking ‘crazy’ cakes, to surfing and kick-boxing.

Age: 19
Hometown: Reading, but was brought up Russia
Occupation: Waitress
Favourite Model: Natasha Poly
Favourite Designer: Blumarine, Chloë, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Manolo Blahnik
Fact: Her dream photo shoot would be to model for Victoria’s Secret, whilst her most dreaded shoot would be if she had to kiss someone.

Age: 23
Hometown: Cardiff
Occupation: Marketing Officer
Favourite Model: Gisele Bündchen
Favourite Designer: Kurt Geiger, Chanel
Fact: Holly loves balloon sculpting – she can make a dog, a flower and a parrot on a perch.

Age: 19
Hometown: Southend-on-Sea
Occupation: Sales assistant at Abercrombie and Fitch
Favourite Model: Kelly Brook
Favourite Designer: Chloë, Louis Vuitton
Fact: She loves to cook and describes herself as a ‘clean freak’.

Age: 20
Hometown: Stoke on Trent
Occupation: Insurance Advisor
Favourite Model: Lara Stone
Favourite Designer: Julien Macdonald, Victoria Beckham
Fact: She was spotted at Britain’s Next Top Model Live after putting her name down for the catwalk – she was shocked when she got so much attention from the scouts.

Age: 23
Hometown: London
Occupation: Student
Favourite Model: Doutzen Kroes
Favourite Designer: Alexander McQueen, John Galliano, Diane von Furstenberg
Fact: Her hobbies include line dancing, belly dancing, yoga and playing World of Warcraft and Tomb Raider.

Age: 19
Hometown: Graystone
Occupation: Art and Craft Student
Favourite Model: Karlie Kloss
Favourite Designer: Chloë, Marc Jacobs, Chanel, Gucci, Guess
Fact: She says her style icon is “herself".

Age: 20
Hometown: London, but was brought up in Lithuania
Occupation: Receptionist
Favourite Model: Jessica Alba (lol wut...)
Favourite Designer: Alexander McQueen
Fact: She has been modelling since she was 16 and won Miss Lithuania 2007 and Miss Fashion TV.

Age: 20
Hometown: Surrey
Occupation: Student
Favourite Model: Lily Cole
Favourite Designer: Valentino, Christian Louboutin, Ralph Lauren
Fact: She suffered a broken neck in a horse riding accident but is now back riding and “attempting to walk in high heels”.

Age: 19
Hometown: Belfast
Occupation: Student Childcare Volunteer for children with special needs
Favourite Model: Tyra Banks
Favourite Designer: Marc Jacobs, Louis Vuitton
Fact: She coaches a mini football team and enjoys fishing – she even has a pink fishing rod!

Age: 23
Hometown: Birmingham
Occupation: Full-time mum
Favourite Model: Kate Moss
Favourite Designer: Louis Vuitton, Versace
Fact: Her dream photo shoot would be where she swam with dolphins.

Age: 20
Hometown: London
Occupation: Student
Favourite Model: Alek Wek
Favourite Designer: Chanel
Fact: She has recently joined the Visible Women’s Campaign which helps female students across the UK to overcome discrimination in the workplace.


BINTM will be on UK tv channel Sky Living for the next few weeks, Mondays at 9pm. The UK version has gotten a bit of a bad rap the last few seasons for being so low budget and horrible, but this series is shaping up to be great! We have some brilliant judges (Grace Woodward and Julien MacDonald are amazing) and quite a few of these girls look very promising indeed!

My top three are Stacey, Joanne and Juste. How about you?