Kiwi picked for America's Next Top Model show

By Rebecca Lewis

Stevie Kemp is destined for international fame. Photo / Supplied
Stevie Kemp is destined for international fame. Photo / Supplied

An Auckland teenage model is destined for international fame after being recruited to appear on the next series of America's Next Top Model.

Stevie Kemp, 16, has recently been contracted to join Cycle 15 of the top-rating reality TV show, according to a family member.

It is not clear what her role will be on the show, but filming is not likely to begin until later this year - Cycle 14 recently finished filming in New Zealand.

Kemp is signed with 62 Models & Talent - the agency run by New Zealand's Next Top Model host Sara Tetro.

One website also states she is signed to Ford Models in New York, although her profile does not appear on the agency's website.

Neither Tetro nor Kemp's mother would comment.

Kemp's profile on 62 Models says the dark blonde up-and-coming model is just below 1.77m tall.

It describes her as a "hot new face" with a "bright future" after doing a spread in the local fashion and culture magazine, Black.

She is also the face for the latest Bill Bass sunglasses campaign.

America's Next Top Model host Tyra Banks has been in New Zealand with other members of the show to film the final episodes for Cycle 14.

Banks was seen dining around Auckland with the show's photographer Nigel Barker, and new judge Andre Leon Talley, editor-at-large for Vogue magazine.

While in the country, Banks also hosted the B.I.O Diversity Summit - standing for Beauty Inside & Out - at Northcote's The Wharf venue, attended by a number of local media representatives and celebrities.

- Herald on Sunday

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