Viral video star Archie Luxury laments the warm clothing of NZ women

An Australian man whose rant during a visit to "highly overrated" Auckland went viral has defended himself on new Three show The Project.

Paul Pluta, otherwise known as Archie Luxury, uploaded a video online in which he called the CBD "an absolute bitch" and "mean place to be".

Archie told The Project panel that he had been excited to head to Auckland on business. 

He said his major problem was the cold and drizzly weather, only because it meant New Zealand women "were rugged up so much" he couldn't "see any". 

"They had absolutely everything on." 

Jesse Mulligan had a few pointed questions for the "number one Aussie villain", including asking Archie if he travelled so much "because they can't stand you at home". 

Watch the video to see his answer and the full interview.