America’s Top Model 2011: Exploring New Zealand and Morocco
The models went to Marrakech in Morocco on their trip.
Americas Next Top Model 2011 Trips
The contestants in America’s Top Model often do a photo shoot in a foreign environment as a part of the competition. Contestants in America’s Next Top Model (ANTM) have been photographed in locations such as New Zealand and Morocco.
The creators of the show try to make it interesting by requiring that the models do photo shoots under challenging conditions.
The ANTM contestants did a photo shoot in the rain on Mt. Eden in New Zealand in 2011. They have posed in dramatic settings in all kinds of weather. Sunshine or rain, they are expected to put their best foot forward in every setting, even when asked to pose with sheep.
Mt. Eden in New Zealand is the best place to get a complete view of the city of Auckland. The volcanic hill at Mt. Eden was once used as a fortified hill by the Maori people.
The New Zealand All Blacks, the National Rugby Team of New Zealand, play some of their matches in Mount Eden.
Other New Zealand attractions include the limestone formations at Waitomo, the Aranui Cave, which has beautiful cave decorations, and the Auckland Museum, which overlooks the striking Waitemata Harbour.
The models also went to North Africa this year and did a photo shoot with camels in Morocco. One of the models-Molly- was not too enthusiastic about posing beside camels.
Morocco is fairly close to Spain and Morocco maintains close relations with Europe. The models went to Marrakech in Morocco on their trip. Marrakech is a center of commerce. Many of the southern tribesmen and Berber villagers bring their goods to Marrakech for sale. The city is also called Marrakesh or the Red City, for its immense stretches of red, found in the red-ochre pigment that is used in many of the buildings.
Moroccan food is some of the best in the world. Cooking, presenting and even eating the meal require great attention to style and detail in Morocco.
When cooking is done for guests, professional chefs are brought in to prepare the dishes. A silver ewer of perfumed water is taken around to all the guests and the water is poured over the first three fingers of each guest’s left hand. Course after course is served until everyone is satisfied. Sometimes as many as 50 courses are served.
Where will the next contestants be in 2012?