DCU Style hosts ‘Next Top Model’

DCU Style Society ran their first DCU’s Next Top Model event yesterday evening.

The event was the first of its kind and was a parody version of the hit TV show, ‘America’s Top Model’.

Members from a number of different societies on campus each nominated a model to represent their committee with contestants from Enactus, Cumann na Gaelach, Cancer SOC, ESOC, RAG, Drama, Dance, LGBTA, Art Soc taking in the show.

Similar to the Tyra Banks’ popular television show, America’s Next Top Model, each contestant took to the stage and performed a series of hilarious challenges and photo shoots, in the hope of being awarded the DCU’s next top model title.

The show was hosted on the night by DCU’s own Tyra Banks, Alison Ring.

Speaking to The College View prior to the event Alison spoke about how she was looking forward to the talent on show.

“I genuinely can’t wait; it’s going to be hilarious. I’ve been watching old seasons of Next Top Model to make sure I’ll be as accurate as I can. Style have done a really good job so far with photo shoots and filming.”

Judges on the night included former Style Society chairperson and Lifestyle writer for the Irish Independent, Freya Drohan, vice chairperson Claudia Gocoul and Shane Hayes.

Speaking to DCU Style’s Event Manager, Aoife Rice Murphy, prior to the show she said, “it’s basically a parody of America’s Next Top Model; we thought it would be a fun idea for Style to show that we don’t take ourselves too seriously.”

Orlaith Farrell

Image Credit: Aidan Broletti


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