Thousands of women love her, millions of men wouldn't mind a date and she could wear a paper bag and look hot.

America's Next Top Model is in town and this is the first New Zealand picture of Tyra Banks, host of the top-rating television show, looking happy and relaxed in the Kiwi summer.

The Herald obtained the picture of Banks on her way to the set of the 14th season of the hit reality show.

Looking glamorous and fierce in a magenta-coloured jumpsuit, she is shown standing in front of a Kea Campers rental van.

New Zealand fashion blogger Isaac Hindin Miller yesterday wrote that Banks had been spotted wine touring on Waiheke Island.

And the show's judges have been seen shopping on Auckland's High St.

They and the contestants arrived in in Auckland this week.

The new season of the show has not started screening in the US, although it is understood filming is down to the final few model hopefuls.

Aspiring models are voted off the show each week as they compete in a series of tasks. It screens here on TV3.

When the crew arrived at Auckland Airport, a Tyra Banks lookalike decoy also walked out of the departure gates.

But Banks confirmed New Zealand as a destination for the show this month, declaring in an internet posting that she "can't wait to get there".