TV presenter, model, fashion designer, author, Strictly Come Dancing winner and mum of two – Abbey Clancy has come a long way since she first burst into the public conscience in 2004. From high-end fashion modelling, to high street clothing ranges, Abbey has successfully established herself as far more than just a pretty face
After coming runner-up in series 2 of BNTM, Abbey knows what it takes to survive the competition and how to impress on photoshoots, fashion challenges and catwalks. She is excited to be returning as head judge on Britain’s Next Top Model.
Abbey’s own modelling career has seen her front an international Umbro advertising campaign, as well as Avon and Reebok. She has featured in fashion shoots for magazines from Love to Sports Illustrated, Russian Vogue to Glamour. Abbey has also walked in Giles Deacon’s Spring/Summer 2011 show at September’s London Fashion Week and for Agent Provocateur. She additionally models and shoots for high-end editorial, with the likes of Rankin, Solve Sundsbo and Damon Baker.
Furthermore, 2016 saw Abbey playing a cameo in the massively successful film Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie and also saw the publication of her first novel Remember My Name. Abbey certainly has a thing or two to teach our girls – who does she thinks will follow in her footsteps?
Nicky Johnston is one of the UK’s best known celebrity portrait photographers. His images regularly grace the pages of leading publications from glossy monthlies, such as Good Housekeeping, to weeklies, including Weekend, OK, Heat and Hello! Magazine.
Nicky has over 25 years’ experience in the industry, starting off his career at the BBC as a staff photographer – working on shows like Top of the Pops and Blue Peter.
Nicky’s work has taken him all over the world, shooting celebrities such as Justin Bieber, Lindsay Lohan and Cheryl Fernandez-Versini for a host of high-profile magazines, TV companies and PR agencies. The last couple of years have seen Nicky return to shooting more fashion – which he is thoroughly enjoying!
Having worked as a photographer on every series of Britain’s Next Top Model since its creation in 2003, last year Nicky joined the judging panel. His tough-talking approach and witty one-liners made him a popular expert with the girls, his fellow judges and the audience.
Inspired by the success of last year’s winner Olivia Wardell, Nicky is eager to find another up-and-coming model to fly the flag of Britain’s Next Top Model: ‘This show is very close to my heart and I want to find another girl worthy of winning such a prestigious title. Anyone failing to deliver their very best will see me get ragey (cue the evil cackle)’
Max Rogers made his modelling debut nearly 12 years ago when he graced the cover of GQ style and subsequently Italian Vogue. Since then Max has shot for campaigns including Dolce & Gabbana, Diesel, Agent Provocateur and for eight incredible seasons was an honoured member of the iconic Hilfiger family appearing in the brands campaigns and runway shows. Max’s diverse look and infectious personality has also garnered him work with high-street heavyweights including John Lewis, Levis, Mango, H&M and most recently Cole Haan.
Alongside Tommy Hilfiger, Max has walked for Tom Ford, Vivienne Westwood, Hermes, Galliano and Michael Kors. He also continues to work with legendary photographers such as Mario Testino, Steven Meisel, Rankin and Ellen Von Unwerth. Moreover, he has recently appeared in the feature film King Arthur, directed by Guy Ritchie.
When he isn’t posing for some of the world’s most iconic brands and photographers, Max also works behind the camera and has written and directed several successful short films, as well as commercials for the likes of Monster Headphones and music videos for artists such as Dionne Bromfield.
In 2013 Max’s short film ‘Tea For Two’ was shown at the BAFTA qualifying Aesthetica film festival. Max followed up Tea For Two with his short films: ‘Things to do Before you Die’ and ‘The Red Pillow’, winning a further award at ‘Best Shorts’. Max is currently writing his first feature: ‘Gutter’, due to be filmed in 2018.
Max has also supported the Environmental Justice Foundation for the past eight years and we can’t wait to see what this multi-talented model has to teach our girls!