Pictured: Alby (second from left) with John Key at Big Gay Out
Former Get It On! model Alby Waititi is one of the stars of new TV3 reality series The GC.
Styled as an Australasian version of hit show Jersey Shore, The GC follows a group of “Mozzies” (a term for Maori living in Australia) as they live together, work together and party together.
TV3 says The GC series “offers a fascinating insight into the lives of nine young and successful Maori” who are not alone – nearly 130,000 Maori now call Australia home and it is estimated as many as one in six Maori now live in Australia.
“Every year thousands of Maori are drawn to the glamour and good life that the Gold Coast offers them,” says TV3, “and it’s not hard to see why. The warm climate, big paying jobs and cheaper living lures them there, and keeps them there. The GC is where Australia comes to play and party. The famed Surfer’s Paradise strip is lined with high rise apartments and hotels, and crowded with clubs and bars. It’s hugely competitive and young Maori are striving to reach the top.”
Little is revealed about Alby on the show’s website, other than his job as a personal trainer and his ambition to “make it big, if only he were able to be left alone rather than having to be a confidant to all the girls on the show!”
TV3 is advertising The GC alongside a new season of the Colin Mathura-Jeffree hosted show New Zealand’s Hottest Home Baker. With these two shows combined, it looks like New Zealand reality TV is set to be pinker than ever this winter.
See the trailer for The GC here.