Fast track to catwalk

Kaitlyn at work on Australia’s Next Top Model.
Kaitlyn at work on Australia’s Next Top Model.

MANDURAH residents should keep an eye out next time they drive through McDonald�s at Falcon, they could be getting served by Australia�s Next Top Model.

Kaitlyn (19) is still working at McDonald�s, despite filming of the latest season of the Fox8 TV show wrapping up in December.

She is also at Murdoch University studying teaching.

�I�m working still and I couldn�t tell anyone I�d been on the show,� she said. �It was so weird.�

Kaitlyn had no modelling experience prior to appearing on Australia�s Next Top Model.

�I�ve never done anything to do with modelling before,� she said.

�I just tried to copy what I�ve seen on TV.� She said there were no �mean girls� cast this season.

�The other girls on the show were all really nice, as everyone is in the same position,� Kaitlyn said.

�I think the viewers should watch for everyone, but especially the WA girls.�

Kaitlyn said she was probably a feminist.

�I guess I think everyone should be equal,� she said.

Despite this view, Kaitlyn doesn�t think the Australian show should do what they did in the US and have male models competing alongside women.

�I think it�s better if it�s just girls,� she said.

If she could go on the show again, Kaitlyn said she would try to be more confident and less shy.

�I guess I was really shy, but being on the show helped me get out of my comfort zone,� she said.

�I�d tell other shy girls to put yourself out there because you never know what will happen.�

Kaitlyn said she has no idea who took out the title of Australia�s Next Top Model. �It�s going to be so weird seeing it on TV,� she said.

Australia�s Next Top Model season nine, premieres on Fox8 at 7.30pm on Thursday.