- Germany's Next Topmodel, Cycle 2
Germany's Next Topmodel
caption = Promotional photograph of the cast of Cycle 2 of
"Germany's Next Top Model"
aka = GNTM
Heidi Klum Bruce Darnell
opentheme = "
Hit Me Up"
country = GER
language = German, English
num_seasons = 2
num_episodes = 14
producer = Tresor TV
runtime = 100 minutes
March 01, 2007
May 31, 2007
website = http://www.prosieben.de/lifestyle_magazine/next_topmodel
imdb_id = 0764947
Germany's Next Topmodel Cycle 2, started airing on
March 01, 2007with a batch of 15 fresh wannabe models and the judges that would determine the winner. Two girls, Sophie and Alina, left during the second episode after deciding that their education was more important. Tonia Michaely and Denise Dahinten replaced the two contestants.This season was commercially presented by Opel Tigra Twin Top and Staatl. Fachingen.
:"Episode titles as credited on ProSieben website. cite web|title="Alle Folgen im Überblick"|work=ProSieben|url=http://www.prosieben.de/lifestyle_magazine/next_topmodel/folgen|accessdate=2007-05-30] :"Alternate titles as credited on maxdome website" cite web|title="Germany's Next Topmodel by Heidi Klum"|work=maxdome|url=http://www.maxdome.de/tv_highlights/shows/topmodel/?actualSeasonNumber=2#beginListModule|accessdate=2008-03-28]
Episode 1: Welche 15 Mädchen werden es in die nächste Runde schaffen?
In the third episode, the girls move into their new house. Bruce and Boris train them in three styles of runway-walk and make-up: sporty, young virgin, and sexy. Later the girls are given publicity training with comedian
Hugo Egon Balder; Barbara wins the challenge, and chooses Janina to share her prize - a three-course dinner with Heidi Klumat a hotel. For the photo shoot, the girls pose in SwarovskiCrystals and bald caps. At judging, Enyerlina Sanchez and Antje are not as good as the other girls and they are eliminated.
Episode 4: Der neue Style
After acting lessons, eight of the ten girls went on a professional casting for a car advert being shot in
Cape Town- Denise Dahinten and Fiona Erdmann were nominated by the other contestants to stay at home and miss the casting. Hana Nitsche won the job.
Also during episode 6, for winning a challenge, Anni Wendler was chosen to be in the music video for the song "Zwei Sommer" by German singer
Kim Frank. She was encouraged to pick three contestants who knew how to play guitar or keyboards to co-star in the video. She asked the others if anyone could play those instruments, but no one said they did. Wendler selected Mandy Graff, Michaela Gräfin "Milla" von Krockow, and Aneta Tober. Wendler later complained the video left her with bruising from pretending to play guitar all day.
The contestants shot a television commercial for an online dating agency. They each were dressed as a fairy princess for the ad in which they found a frog, and gave him a kiss. Frustrated when he didn't turn into a prince, they angrily demanded he do so, insisting he wanted to. The commercial was not shot in one continuous take. At this point, so as to avoid cruelty, the real frog was swapped for a fake frog. Then shooting resumed, as the model tossed the fake frog down in frustration at the end of the commercial. Denise Dahinten was clumsy during the shoot. She also wanted a lot of reassurance from the director, to the point of neediness and requesting a hug. Heidi was on the set and witnessed this behavior. Dahinten was eliminated at the end of this episode.
Episode 7: Heiße Action
The contestants stayed in Los Angeles for another week. Their first challenge was to act professionally on the red carpet surrounded by celebrities and actors. Anja Platzer was chosen as this challenge's winner and was given the chance to jaunt on a yacht along with Mandy Graff while the other contestants had to go for broke at a fitness lesson. All of the contestants then participated in a casting with Christian Audigier, designer of the successfully rising fashion label Ed Hardy. Hana Nitsche, Mandy Graff and Barbara Meier were chosen to walk the runway at a well visited fashion show. This week's photo shoot demanded a great deal of the contestants as they had to pose like
superheroes knotted with ropes between house walls of Los Angeles. Contestant Fiona Erdman later peached on Mandy Graff and Hana Nitsche as she stated they sometimes considered to leave the competition. Erdmann then obviously lost many viewers' sympathies regarding internet polls and surveys. The judges's problem child Anja Platzer finally had to leave the show as they could not find enough enhancements regarding her achievements all over the show.
Episode 10: Bodypainting am Malibu Beach
Episode 13: Das Finale
Many fans were able to find out the eliminated contestant from the next week's episode beforehand.
* Denise Dahinten's elimination was confirmed by studio guests of that day's episode of late night show "
TV total" in which the eliminated contestants used to appear after their elimination.
* Host channel
ProSiebenbooked a web domain for each contestant's name, e.g. " [http://www.fiona-erdmann.de/ www.fiona-erdmann.de] " – the only names that were not booked were Tonia Michaely, Aneta Tober and Michaela “Milla” Gräfin von Krockow so their elimination was indirectly confirmed.
* An Austrian newspaper published a report on Anja Platzer being home again, confirming her elimination the next week.
* Friends of Mandy's divulged her elimination in several internet forums.
* As the 11th episode ended with a
cliffhangerleaving open if either Fiona Erdmann or Anni Wendler would be one of the final three, fans began to collect details and indices that would reveal the last finalist. Some television guides accidentally published photos of Wendler, Barbara Meier, and Hana Nitsche. Also paparazziphotos of the three were shot and leaked into the internet cite web|title="Paparazzi photos of the show's finalists"|work=Tommy's Blog|url=http://www.tommy.de/2007/05/02/germanys-next-topmodel/|accessdate=2007-07-10] . But the most airtight proof was a mumbled statement by judge members Heidi Klum and Peyman Amin who stated they thought “those three really deserve to get into the final show”. For one or two seconds the viewer was able to have a glimpse on three photos separated from two others. The two put aside were those of Erdmann and Mandy Graff.cite web|title="Screenshot of the judges's desk"|work=ProSieben|url=http://www.jeep.cfasp.de/upload/430185.jpg|accessdate=2007-07-10] cite episode|episodelink=Germany's Next Topmodel, Cycle 2#Episode 11: Das große Cosmopolitan-Shooting steht bevor|title=Das große Cosmopolitan-Shooting steht bevor|series=Germany's Next Topmodel|serieslink=Germany's Next Topmodel|airdate=2007-05-10|network=ProSieben|ProSieben]
:colorbox|yellowgreen The contestant won the competition:colorbox|gold The contestant runner-up the competition:colorbox|coral The contestant was eliminated:colorbox|lightblue The contestant won the week's challenge:colorbox|purple The contestant won the week's challenge and was eliminated in the same episode:colorbox|red The contestant quit the competition in the next episode:colorbox|salmon The contestant was brought back to the show after being eliminated
* Janina - Dyed bronze and hair curled
* Alla - Dyed blonde
* Denise - Straightened and dyed brown
* Tonia - Hair was highlighted
* Aneta - Crop haircut and dyed brown
* Milla - Bob cut and bangs added
* Anja - Hair shortened
* Mandy - Long blonde hair extensions
* Fiona - Hair straightened and lengthened
* Hana - Auburn weave
* Anni - Long blonde weave
* Barbara - Hair straightened
=Photo Shoot Guide cite web|title="Was war das schönste Shooting?"|work=ProSieben|url=http://www.prosieben.de/lifestyle_magazine/next_topmodel/popup_voting/39270/
* Episode 2 Photo Shoot: “Windkanal” ("Wind Tunnel")
* Episode 3 Photo Shoot: “Glatzen” ("Bald Heads")
* Episode 4 Photo Shoot: “Fallende Märchenfiguren” ("Falling Fairytale Characters")
* Episode 5 Photo Shoot: “Auf Eisblöcken” ("On Ice Blocks")
* Episode 6 Photo Shoot: “Werbespot” ("Advertising Spot")
* Episode 7 Photo Shoot: “Action und Explosion” ("Action and Explosion")
* Episode 8 Photo Shoot: “Wildlife mit Tarzan” ("Wildlife with Tarzan")
* Episode 9 Photo Shoot: “Superheroes”
* Episode 10 Photo Shoot: “Bodypainting” ("Body Painting")
* Episode 11 Photo Shoot: “Wir hassen Peyman” ("We Hate Peyman")
* Episode 12 Photo Shoot: "Contestants' Choice"
* Episode 13 Photo Shoot: “Romeo und Julia” ("
Romeo and Juliet") / “Auf frischer Tat ertappt” ("Caught in the Act")
=Germany cite web|title="German television ratings"|work=Quotenmeter.de|url=http://www.quotenmeter.de/|accessdate=2007-07-10] cite web|title="German television ratings"|work=DWDL.de|url=http://www.dwdl.de/|accessdate=2007-07-10] =
Cycle 2 statistics
*Number of contestants: 15
*Oldest contestants: Enyerlina Sanchez; 25 years old at time of taping
*Youngest contestants: Janine Mackenroth, Alla Kosovan and Mandy Graff; all 17 years old at time of taping
*Most-represented state: Berlin; 3 contestants
*Tallest contestant: Enyerlina Sanchez, Janina Küpper and Anja Platzer; all 183 cm at time of taping
*Shortest contestant: Denise Dahinten and Hana Nitsche; both 172 cm at time of taping
*Contestants who were part of a cliffhanger elimination: Fiona Erdmann
*Contestants who quit: Alina and Sophie (Sophie and Alina were also the youngest contestants at age 16 but stayed on the show for little more than an episode)
* [http://www.prosieben.de/lifestyle_magazine/topmodel/ Official website]
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