Let’s talk about her photo shoot, the one Coco Rocha trained her for. Out of all the outlandish poses she was pulling out of the bag, despite wearing a ridic Harajuku-slash-astronaut costume, they chose a photo of her frumpish lean over a fire hydrant.
While it seems like Alex physically can’t take a bad photo, she wasn’t overly impressed with the final photo. “I feel like they definitely did not choose the dynamic photos we were giving them and that disappoints me a lot,” Alex tells theFashionSpot. “I remember being on that photo shoot in the meatpacking district and me and Jess really took on Coco Rocha’s advice. I remember practicing with Jess in the mirror nonstop,” she continues.
Surely that’s not Alex’s best picture. #AusNTM
— Jotopia (@ohmymsjones) June 25, 2015
OK OUT OF ALL THE PHOTOS THEY COULD HAVE PICKED FOR ALEX WHY??? #AusNTM
— rom (@rikamilky) June 25, 2015
“We were doing poses we had never even done, we were doing poses we didn’t even know we could do,” Alex adds. “We were practicing so hard, we were literally putting our hearts on the line on this photo shoot and you could tell that we tried absolutely everything.”
Regardless of the final pick, she trusts the decision of esteemed fashion photographer Nigel Barker. “At the end of the day the photographer knows what’s best and if me and Jess didn’t deliver, then we didn’t deliver. I just want to see mine and Jess’ photos that they really had to choose from, compared to Britt and Lucy’s.”
It’s not the first week she has felt a little confused by photos picked by the photographers and judges. “I feel like there probably were times where girls didn’t deliver, but I know for a fact that there was times that girls really did deliver and their photos didn’t show what actually happened on the day. But hey, it’s a reality TV show.”
Despite losing out on the final two to Brittany Beattie and Lucy Markovic, Alex still had a stellar time in New York City. Her reaction to meeting Coco really said it all.
alex is basically having an orgasm over coco rocha #ausntm
— ellen (@manihamiltons) June 25, 2015
“When I was getting into modelling when I was younger I remember googling ‘how to model’ and a video of Coco Rocha came up on how to do like 60 poses in 30 seconds, and it was just so inspirational,” she explains of the excitement. “I couldn’t believe how many useful photos she could get in like 30 seconds, so she’s a massive inspiration in the modelling industry for me.”
While practicing poses with Coco was definitely a highlight of New York for Alex, the blonde beauty reveals that the experience “wasn’t a holiday” even though it was her first-ever trip overseas.
“From the moment we got off the plane we were working,” she explains. “We started filming in Times Square literally the moment after a 20-something hour flight, so it was pretty intense,” she continues.
The whole trip made everything “really real” for her. “It became really real to me when I got off the plane in New York. I had never been overseas in my life, that was my first international trip, and it all kind of became really, really real,” she says.
“I was so close to the end and I was like, ‘oh my god, for once I feel like I can do this, I can be a model’,” she adds. “My biggest highlight was going to the IMG office in New York. I’ve always dreamed on walking into the Sydney one let alone in New York, so that was absolutely insane.”
And if IMG don’t pick her up, they’re insane. We’ll miss you, Alex. Thanks for the lols.