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America's Next Top Model to film in NZ

Published: 11:08AM Tuesday December 01, 2009 Source: NZPA

Several episodes of the next season of America's Next Top Model will be filmed in New Zealand, host and former top model Tyra Banks confirmed on Twitter on Tuesday morning.

"Rumours are true & U R 1st to know. Top Model is goin to New Zealand for cycle 14! Can't wait to get there. Are y'all excited for next cycle?," Banks' verified Twitter account said.

Rumours that the show would film here began to circulate last week, with fashion blogger Isaac Hindin Miller saying he had been in touch with a source working on the show.

Hindin Miller said Banks was due to fly to New Zealand this week and would be joined by the show's new judge, American Vogue editor-at-large Andre Leon Talley.

Filming would begin on Thursday or Friday this week, in locations including Queenstown and Auckland, he said.

New Zealand designers would be featured on the show.

Hindin Miller said Tourism New Zealand may have been involved in location-scouting for the filming, but a spokesperson for the agency could not be reached for comment.