Squad goalz

Step aside Kar­dashi­ans, there’s a new crew in town

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Life on the run­way isn’t al­ways as fab­u­lous as peo­ple be­lieve – and a bunch of cat­walk queens, in­clud­ing Aussie babe Shan­ina Shaik and Sports Il­lus­trated model Olivia Culpo, are set­ting out to share it all in new docu-se­ries Model Squad!

Yep, the beau­ties and their clique – Daniela Braga, 26, Han­nah Fer­gu­son, 26, Ping Hue, 28, Na­dine Leopold, 24, Caro­line Lowe, 23, Ash­ley Moore, 25, and Devon Wind­sor, 24 – have pinched the cam­eras from the Kar­dashi­ans to fol­low them around New York City dur­ing Fash­ion Week.

“We show what it re­ally looks like,” says Olivia, 26, who ad­mits the mod­el­ling world “isn’t al­ways as glam­orous as it looks”.

“Glam­our is just when you’re there for the events, tak­ing beau­ti­ful pic­tures, wear­ing a very ex­pen­sive dress,” Vic­to­ria’s Se­cret An­gel Daniela con­fesses.

“But be­sides that, no, no, no, honey. There’s no glam­our.”

The harsh re­al­ity is cat­fights over mag cov­ers, deal­ing with body is­sues as they strug­gle to main­tain their per­fect physiques year round, and watch­ing their re­la­tion­ships with loved ones fall apart as their ca­reers take pri­or­ity.

“[The show] cov­ers what we can all re­late to – feel­ing down, be­ing re­jected, feel­ing like you can’t ob­tain a goal that you want,” ad­mits Olivia. “I al­ways think I could be do­ing more, it’s like this aw­ful trap.”

And it doesn’t help when your best mates are also your big­gest com­pe­ti­tion. “There’s a lot of ri­valry be­tween other girls,” adds Sports Il­lus­trated star Han­nah.

While Shan­ina says it’s “su­per ex­cit­ing” to be mak­ing the move back into re­al­ity TV af­ter a stint on Make Me a Su­per­model in 2008, she re­veals her fans will wit­ness how hard it’s been to keep the ro­mance alive with new hubby DJ Ruckus, who she mar­ried in May.

“With Ruckus and I, our jobs take us away from each other,” Shan­ina, 27, says. And her pal Devon, who got en­gaged to her boyfriend of two years Johnny Dex in June, knows that feel­ing.

“[Main­tain­ing] re­la­tion­ships with a mod­el­ling ca­reer is su­per dif­fi­cult,” she spills.

De­spite the hard­ships the girls have to face in the cut-throat fash­ion world, in the end, they say they’re a fam­ily and have to rely on one an­other.

“We might fight, bicker or dis­agree but at the end of the day we will be there for one an­other and that’s re­ally spe­cial,” says Devon.

“If any­thing, it shows how im­por­tant it is to up­lift one an­other and sup­port each other and be each other’s best cheer­leader,” adds Olivia. “Which I value... be­cause I am a girl’s girl!” Bring it on! Model Squad

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