BNTM: OTB Talks To Charlotte..

Charlotte Holmes lost out to her arch-rival Alisha White in the semi-final of Britain’s Next Top Model last night and we caught up with her this afternoon to talk about her popularity, next week’s live final and of course… her relationship with Miss White…

Hi Charlotte, how are you doing this afternoon?
I’m actually in the middle of a coughing fit, sorry! ….That’s better.

First of all congratulations on doing so well in the competition. We thought you were very unlucky to go out last night…
Ah thankyou! When it gets to the final week things get so tough because we were all so different and we had our own strengths and weaknesses. To be honest I felt like I left on a high and I was really pleased with how I did in my last shoot, so it was a bit strange to be leaving after what I thought was a strong week. The judges obviously had to make a decision though – I tried my best but it just wasn’t to be. I can’t complain!

A lot of fans were very disappointed to see you go and you may well have stayed if it had been down to a public vote. That must be some consolation?
Maybe that was the case, I don’t know. I guess I didn’t really complain as much as some of the others and maybe I ended up being the likable one because I was clearly enjoying myself so much. Maybe if it had come down to a public vote I might have stayed but we’ll never know! I’m gutted to have gone out but I’m also really pleased with myself at the same time if that makes sense?

Who do you want to win the competition?
I’d like to see Tiffany win..

Did you get on best with her in the house?
Out of the final three I think I got on the best with her, and then Joy. I just think Tiffany has got the right image and is so professional for an 18 year-old. She’s good at catwalk, she’s good at commercial and she’s good at the editorial stuff so I’d love to see her win…

So you didn’t on very well with Alisha then?
I didn’t have that many problems with Alisha during the competition but she seemed to spend a lot of time having problems with me in her one-on-one interviews. Maybe she felt I was much stronger competition than I thought I was. At the end of the day she’s a very tall black girl with a fantastic figure and short hair, whereas I’m quite a short quirky white girl with long hair. We were two completely different models with different looks, so I didn’t see her as direct competition as such. I mean obviously we were in a competition together, but when it came to challenges we were always going to produce very different shots. It’s been odd looking back at it now though and seeing how much she’s had to say about me because she was so nice to me in the house, she obviously felt a bit different when she was alone on camera. But whatever…

She did have a lot of things to say about a lot of people…
..Yeah there’s nothing wrong with having your own opinions. But I’m not like that and I don’t see the point of sitting there and discussing everyone’s strengths and weaknesses when you don’t have anything nice to say, I just can’t see the point. She had a lot of opinions and she wasn’t scared of voicing them, but it’s not very nice to have spent so long in the house with her and she be completely fine, and then find that she has had a lot of bitchy things to say behind my back..

Now you want Tiffany to win, who do you think will win?
Well I’m not a gambler but it is so difficult to choose anyway! Everyone’s got their favourites, some people love Alisha and some people can’t stand her and it’s probably the same for the other two, but I really wouldn’t like to say how it’s going to go. It’s going to be very close…

So what was the highlight of the whole show for you?
It’s so hard to narrow it down to one thing! I loved every single second – even that freezing glacier in Norway was brilliant – but I did enjoy the whole experience in Malaysia. The whole trip was a real high point for me because I really felt like I was settling in and beginning to improve, even this week when I got my editorial shot back and I’d managed to pull it off and Julian loved it. That was fantastic because I’m not usually great at those kind of shoots. But I loved the whole thing, it was awesome..

Thanks Charlotte I’m sure we’ll see you around…

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