- Germany's Next Topmodel
show_name = Germany's Next Topmodel
aka = GNTM
Peyman Amin (1-present)
Rolf Scheider (3–present)
Boris Entrup (2)
Armin Morbach (1)
The Notorious B.I.G- "Nasty Girl" (1) Gia Farrell- " Hit Me Up" (2)
Seal - "Amazing" (3)
country = GER
language = German, English
num_seasons = 3
num_episodes = 23 (+)
producer = Tresor TV
runtime = 60-100 minutes
January 25, 2006- present
website = http://www.prosieben.de/lifestyle_magazine/germanys_next_topmodel
imdb_id = 0764947
"Germany's Next Topmodel" (often abbreviated to GNTM) is a German
reality televisionshow which pits contestantsagainst each other in a variety of competitions to determine who will win title of "Germany's Next Topmodel" as well as a modelling contractwith the IMG talent agency in hopes of a promising career start in the modeling industry.
Based on the concept of
Tyra Banks's " America's Next Top Model" series, the show is hosted by supermodel Heidi Klum, who also serves as the lead judge and executive producer of the show.
The show is currently being made into a
Nintendo DSand PC game. [ [http://www.nintendo-online.de/news.php?id=1342 Germany’s Next Topmodel für Nintendo DS angekündigt! - Nintendo-Online.de ] ]
"America's Next Top Model", Cycle 4's runner-up
Kahlen Rondot's silhouette is used as part of the logo of "Germany's Next Topmodel". [1. [http://i30.tinypic.com/f9nj3c.jpgGNTM logo]
2. [http://i32.tinypic.com/dmxkp0.jpgKahlen Rondot silhouette] ]
Each season of "Germany's Next Topmodel" has 10 to 13 episodes and starts with 12-19 contestants. Each episode, one contestant is eliminated, though a double/triple elimination or no elimination was given by consensus of the judging panel.
Makeovers are administered to contestants early in the season (usually after the first or second elimination in the finals).
Lena Gerckefrom Marburg, Hesse, Barbara Meierfrom Amberg, Bavaria and Jenny Hof from Rodgau, Hesse. Judge Peyman Armin said Gercke is very commercial, Meier's strength is editorial posing and Hof's is runway walking.
Differences between "ANTM" and "GNTM"
While the US American version's season premieres (except cycles 1 and 2) start with thirty-something semi-finalists and their cut-down to a batch of ten to fourteen contestants, "Germany's Next Topmodel" season premieres begin with highlights from the auditions of 100 candidates (cycles 1 and 2) and 120 candidates (cycle 3) respectively.
The panel challenge in front of the judges on "America's Next Top Model" is almost always replaced by a runway walk in front of the judges on the German show.
In the elimination process on "America's Next Top Model", host Tyra Banks hands out the photograph of each contestant that are safe in order of merit.
The bottom two of each episode are called to stand before Banks and are judged individually. The call-out order does play a major role in determining who this week's best contestant was – quite in contrast to "Germany's Next Topmodel" where the call-out order does not say anything about the quality of the contestants' performance. Moreover, they are called out one by one while the others are waiting in the backstage lobby. The US contestants are all present.
The final five or six contestants travel to an international destination on the US American show while Germany's version is notcomittal about the number of journeys abroad; cycle 1 went abroad two times, cycle 2 did so four times and cycle 3 went to five different international countries.
On "America's Next Top Model" the final two remaining models compete in a runway, and the winner is chosen in the judging room. On "Germany's Next Topmodel", the final three contestants compete in a runway and a photo shoot in front of live audience in
Cologne, Germanybefore the winner is revealed. The final show is recorded the afternoon before its broadcast.
"Simply the Best": Die unterhaltsamsten Topmodel-Kandidatinnen
July 7, 2008a "Simply the Best" special aired which ranked the top ten most entertaining contestants.
*10: Micaela Schäfer for her porn pictures prior to the show, for breaking the rule of bringing a cell phone to the show
*9: Enyerlina Sanchez for snitching on other contestants, for her competitiveness
*8: Jennifer Wanderer for her deep voice
*7: Luise Mikulla for always being sick
*6: Denise Dahinten for her signature phrase "Ohne Tasche keine Competition" ("No purse, no competition") and her clumsiness
*5: Anja Platzer for her terrible runway walk
*4: Gisele Oppermann for her whiny voice, her crying, her attitude, her phobias and her horniness
*3: Fiona Erdmann, for being happy to be shat on by a gull, for snitching on other contestants, for being omnipresent
*2: Gina-Lisa Lohfink, for her bubbly personality, for her signature phrase "Zack die Bohne"
*1: Lena Gercke, Barbara Meier and Jenny Hof, for winning the competition
*Oldest winner: Barbara Meier (Cycle 2); 20 years old at time of taping
*Youngest winner: Jennifer Hof (Cycle 3); 16 years old at time of taping
*Tallest winner: Jennifer Hof (Cycle 3), 182 cm at time of taping
*Shortest winner: Barbara Meier (Cycle 2), 174 cm at time of taping
*Total number of contestants: 46
*Oldest contestants: Enyerlina Sanchez (Cycle 2); 25 years old at time of taping
*Youngest contestants: Luise Mikulla (Cycle 1), Aisha Grone and Jennifer Hof (both Cycle 3); all 16 years old at time of taping
*Most-represented state: North Rhine-Westphalia; 8 contestants
*Least-represented state: Saxony-Anhalt, Thuringia, Rhineland-Palatinate and Saarland; all 0 contestants
**Cycle 1: Céline Roscheck from
Vienna, Austriaand Janina Ordmann from Korfu, Greece
**Cycle 2: Anja Platzer from
Graz, Austria, Mandy Graff from Luxembourgand Enyerlina Sanchez from the Dominican Republic
**Cycle 3: Elena Rotter from
Salzburg, Austriaand Raquel Alvarez from Bern, Switzerland
*Tallest contestant: Katharina Harms (Cycle 3), 185 cm at time of taping
*Shortest contestant: Aisha Grone and Gina-Lisa Lohfink (both Cycle 3), both 169 cm at time of taping
*Top 10 contestants who quit: Céline Roscheck (Cycle 1) and Vanessa Hegelmaier (Cycle 3)
*Contestants who were part of a cliffhanger elimination: Fiona Erdmann (Cycle 2), Rubina Radwanski, Aisha Grone, Sandra Korte, Gina-Lisa Lohfink and Carolin Ruppert (all Cycle 3)
*Contestants who missed or quit a photo shoot: Gisele Oppermann (Cycle 3)
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