MODEL TURNED MENTOR

She has tried her hand at modelling, ice skating and dancing and now it looks as though Lara Bingle has found a new role - as mentor.

Bingle yesterday made a guest appearance on the forthcoming series of Australia's Next Top Model to offer some advice on the pitfalls of fame to the latest batch of contestants.

Bingle was quick to brand her decision to flip the bird to photographers from the balcony of her ex-fiance Michael Clarke's Bondi Beach apartment last year as one of her greatest regrets.

While on the subject she also cautioned the attentive young women to think twice about becoming engaged to a famous person at age 19.

"She was really candid and very honest and talked about some of the mistakes she has made," said Australia's Next Top Model host Charlotte Dawson, who hosted the mentoring session at The Ivy.

"She's been through some highs and incredible lows (but) felt comfortable talking."

Also near the top of Bingle's regret list was being betrayed by a former best friend she didn't care to name.

"She said don't be surprised if one of your best friends sells you out to the media," said Dawson. "She said don't retweet a friend's obscene yet funny tweet."

The interview will air on Fox 8 later in the year.

Source: Sydney Confidential
Date: 14th July 2011