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Cox rules out return
Model Montana Cox. Picture: Astrid Volzke / The West Australian.

Montana Cox has ruled out returning to the show that made her famous. The Australia's Next Top Model winner has rebuffed reports she was set to take over hosting duties from Sarah Murdoch, who has defected from Foxtel to Ten, when the hit show begins filming later this year.

"My mum read it in the paper and asked me if I was going to host Top Model and I was like, um no," Cox said.

The teenage beauty told AAA she would instead like to see Aussie supermodel Miranda Kerr take the reins.

"I am rooting for Miranda Kerr to do it, I think she would make a great host," she said. "She has done it all. She has been everywhere and is one of the biggest models in Australia and I just think she is a great inspiration for young girls. She has written a book about body image and I think she is just a really good role model for Aussie girls. She would be really great on the show."

Top Model judge Charlotte Dawson also told AAA this week that while she was preparing to begin filming on the next series of the show, which is Foxtel's highest-rating series, she was still in the dark about who might take the high-profile hosting job.

On Tuesday night, 12,000 people watched a live Facebook stream of Cox strutting her stuff on the catwalk alongside Kerr at the David Jones spring-summer launch in Sydney. It was the second time Cox had appeared in one of Australia's most exclusive fashion shows.

After her David Jones debut in February, the 18-year-old went overseas for the first time and walked for some of the world's biggest designers, such as Chanel and Dior, at international fashion weeks.

"It was really out of this world. It was really overwhelming to walk in and see Karl Lagerfeld there sitting at this big table having all these people around him," she said. "I am going back to New York next week to get ready for the fashion weeks.

"It is actually a lot of work and a lot more difficult than I ever thought it could be going into it."

The West Australian

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