In 2006, supermodel and businesswoman Heidi Klum drew upon her American colleagues’ experience and started Germany’s #1 modeling show. Over 200 aspiring ‘Frauen’ from all over Germany go through auditions to fight for the prestigious title, 25 will enter the competition, and only 3 or 4 will reach the grand finale where exacting judges will decide which one to be Germany’s Next Topmodel. Read more in our today’s show review.

 Next Topmodel is an internationally distributed reality series with adaptations in 170 countries and regions. The German version of the show has 10-17 episodes (also referred to as ‘Cycle’) and takes place in various destinations around the world (Paris, Milan, Tokyo, Barcelona, Sydney, Hong Kong and others).

A Cycle starts with 12-25 contestants and employs a panel of 3 or 4 judges. In the 2016 Cycle (February-March) the judging panel was presented by Heidi Klum, art director Thomas Hayo, and fashion designer Michael Michalsky. Contestants participate in modeling challenges, overall appearance and photo shots. Every week, one contestant leaves the show by decision of the judging panel. However, on very rare occasions, the judges may eliminate two contestants or announce non-elimination at all.

15 episodes of Cycle 11 took place in Spain, Canary Islands, Italy, USA, Australia, and Shanghai. The title of Germany’s Topmodel was given to a 20-year-old Kim Hnizdo. Apart from €100.000 cash prize, Kim signed a modeling contract with ONEeins Models and appeared on the cover of Cosmopolitan June issue.

Casting for the season 2017 has already finished and soon thousands of Germans around the world will be rooting for their favorite top model.

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