Dirty Sexy Things comes to E4 this summer with a line up of eight beautiful models ready to bare all for an eight-week project led by noted fashion photographer, Perou.
He sets out to create a series of stunning photographs which will challenge his own abilities as well as pushing our models to the extreme.
By following what goes on in front of and behind the camera lens, this brand new concept-doc gets under the skin of modelling and reveals what life is like as a living beauty commodity. Is it one big glamorous party or a battle to stay on top?
In the first episode Perou holds an open casting. He meets the models putting themselves on the front line of fashion and selects eight who would never normally work together based on their individual look and character:
Charlotte (24) – ‘Classically, skinny modern day Twiggy’
Model for fashion houses like Burberry, Armani, Ralph Lauren and French Connection. Now does commercial campaigns for big brands like ASOS, Ann Summers, Range Rover, Superdrug and L’Oreal and starred in a TV commercial for Microsoft.
BB (24) – ‘Male Adonis’
Recently launched his modelling career with an M&S TV ad campaign and walked the catwalk with Naomi Campbell. This follows a successful dance career working closely with Louis Spence of Pineapple Studios and Brian Friedman on X Factor. He has danced with global superstars including Kylie, Justin Timberlake and Beyoncé.
Ariella (21) – ‘Commercial blonde bombshell’
An editorial and commercial model, Ariella’s clients include L’Oreal, Matches, Selfridges and Tom Ford. She’s also modelled across Europe with GUESS in Milan, Gomez-Grazia showrooms in Paris and starred on an international cover for SuperSweet Magazine.
Lord Rob (28) – ‘Beef-cake guy’
A favourite with magazines like Men’s Health and Men’s Fitness, Rob has seven front covers under his belt. He has also starred in underwear campaigns for Next and Kent & Curwen.
Ocean (24) – ‘Kooky girl’
A former child model who has been working between London and Japan, Ocean focuses on the editorial side of modelling, working for high end fashion brands and magazines. Her clients include Topshop, Vivienne Westwood, Duck and Cover, Levi’s, Elle and Vogue magazine.
Jesse (19) – ‘Classic preppy boy’
Our youngest model, Jesse has already shot editorials for Wonderland, GQ Style and Tatler ‘Bright Young Things’. His clients include French Connection, Lacoste and Jack Wills and he has walked in shows across Europe, including Elliot J Frieze and Moschino. He is the lead singer of Indie Punk band Lux, with Fin Kemp.
Jessye B (19) – ‘Fun, modern, funky, street.’
The face of the new Kelly Hoppen clothing range, Jessye has also done campaigns for Wella, Gap, St Tropez and TK Maxx. She has featured in Cosmopolitan and Company Magazine, and has worked with Rankin, Regan Cameron and Tony McGee.
Jay (21) – ‘Urban, edgy, London’
Started modelling in June and immediately got snapped up by Wonderland and Roller Coaster Magazine. Since then Jay has appeared in GQ, Rewind and Vice Magazine as well as being the face of Pure London and starring in campaigns for Kurt Geiger and Puma.
Some of the above ages are in model years!
It’s London Fashion Week and Ariella and Ocean, and Jesse and Jay find themselves competing for the same shows but places are limited, competition is fierce and everyone is brutally honest!
Not all the models are in London however. BB is in Southend dancing on tour with Alexandra Burke and is struggling with the fact he’s missing out. Charlotte, on the other hand, doesn’t think the fashion shows are worth it and would rather be earning money. She is modelling her sister’s high end lingerie line instead.
Rob would like to take part but is aware that as a fitness model his body is too large. He reveals his impressive underwear collection, some of which have him posing on the packaging. He admits to spending up to £200 a month on brand new undies and likes to look good in them for glamour model girlfriend Anastasia.
This week Perou is shooting the group in a lingerie shoot with a difference. Known for edgy, iconic images he decides to shake things up at the last minute when he reveals they’ll be taking to the streets of central London to bare all. There are mixed opinions on this especially from Jay who suffers from serious body issues and Ariella who is very clear on what she will and won’t wear.
In a final shock tensions run high when Perou chooses his four favourite models of the group for his final shoot.