Germany's Next Topmodel

television program

Germany's Next Topmodel (also known as GNTM) is a television show hosted by supermodel Heidi Klum. The first cycle (season) was in 2006. The 8th cycle finished showing in May 2013.

Germany's Next Topmodel
GenreReality television
Created byTyra Banks
Presented byHeidi Klum
JudgesHeidi Klum (1–present)
Peyman Amin (1-present)
Rolf Scheider (3–present)
Boris Entrup (2)
Bruce Darnell (1–2)
Armin Morbach (1)
Opening themeThe Notorious B.I.G - "Nasty Girl (The Notorious B.I.G. song)
Country of origin Germany
Original language(s)German
No. of seasons4
No. of episodes39 (+)
Producer(s)Tresor TV (former), RedSevenEntertainment
Camera setupMulti-camera
Running time60-100 minutes
Original networkProSieben
Picture formatPAL
Audio formatDolby Digital
Original releaseJanuary 25, 2006 - present
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A group of girls are chosen to live together for a few weeks and compete to become Germany's Next Topmodel. Each week, one girl is asked to leave because she is not good enough to stay in the competition and become a top model. The last three/four girls are in the finale. The winner is then chosen with help of the group of judges. There have been 8 cycles of the show so far.


Current judges:

  • Heidi Klum - the main judge, she is a supermodel
  • Thomas Hayo
  • Enrique Badulescu

Previous judges:

  • Armin Morbach
  • Bruce Darnell - a runway coach
  • Boris Entrup
  • Peyman Amin - an agent of the modelling agency IMG
  • Rolf Scheider - a casting director


Cycle Premiere date Winner Runner-up No. of contestants Destination(s)[1]
1 January 25, 2006 Lena Gercke Yvonne Schröder 12  Paris,   Los Angeles   New York
2 March 1, 2007 Barbara Meier Anni Wendler 15   St. Moritz,   Cape Town,   Los Angeles,   Bangkok
3 February 28, 2008 Jennifer Hof Janina Schmidt 19   Barcelona,   Vienna,   New York,   Los Angeles,   Sydney
4 February 12, 2009 Sara Nuru Mandy Bork 17   Los Angeles,   Las Vegas,   New York,   Singapore
5 March 4, 2010 Alisar Ailabouni Hannah Bohnekamp 18   Cape Town,   New York,   Los Angeles,   Milan
6 March 3, 2011 Jana Beller Rebecca Mir 25   Schladming,   London,   Los Angeles,   Nassau,   Rio De Janeiro
7 February 23, 2012 Luisa Hartema Sarah-Anessa Hitzschke 22   Phuket,   Los Angeles,   New York,  Cancun
8 February 28, 2013 Lovelyn Enebechi Maike van Grieken 20   Dubai,   Los Angeles,   Honolulu,   Lisbon


  1. Destinations where all contestants traveled to are included here