Holland's Next Top Model

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Holland's Next Top Model
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Created by Tyra Banks
Presented by Yfke Sturm (Seasons 1–2)
Daphne Deckers (Season 3–5)
Anouk Smulders (Season 6-)
Country of origin Netherlands
No. of episodes 54
Running time c. 46 minutes (c. 60 with commercials)
Original channel RTL 5
Original run September 4, 2006 – present
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Holland's Next Top Model (often abbreviated as HNTM) is a Dutch reality television show hosted by writer and former model Daphne Deckers, who also serves as the lead judge. The first "cycle" premiered in September 2006 and was one of RTL5's highest rated shows, which is based on the series America's Next Top Model with Tyra Banks. On July 24, 2012, RTL5 announced they would not broadcast a new season.

Show format[edit]

Each season of Holland's Next Top Model has from 8–10 episodes and starts with 10–12 contestants. Each episode, one contestant is eliminated, though there have been cases of a double elimination 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), and a trip to an international destination is scheduled at about two-thirds of the way through the season (usually with five or six contestants remaining). In Cycles 5 & 6, there have been multiple international destinations visited throughout the course of the season.

Each episode covers the events of roughly a week of real time (however, while overseas, an episode roughly covers three to four days, totaling two weeks of filming abroad), and features a fashion challenge, photo shoot or commercial, judging, and critique of each contestant and her performance by the judging panel led by Daphne Deckers, and the elimination of one or more contestants. The current panel includes Australian photographer Philip Riches, runway coach Mariana Verkerk, former model and Miss Rosalie van Breemen and publisher of Grazia magazine Hilmar Mulder. Previous judges included the topmodel Yfke Sturm, photographer Carli Hermès, stylist Ruud van der Peijl, and publisher of Glamour magazine Karin Swerink. Usually, an additional guest judge will sit in on the panel every week. Each episode is usually associated with a theme in the world of modeling, such as dealing with the press in interviews, selling a commercial product, appearing in a runway show or going on "go sees".

An episode usually begins with the contestants receiving training in an area concurrent with the week's theme. For example, contestants may get coached in runway walking, improvisational acting, or applying make-up to suit various occasions. A related challenge soon follows, such as a mock runway show or interview, and a winner is chosen by a judge. She receives some prize, such as clothing, a night out, or an advantage at the next photo shoot, and she is usually allowed to share the benefits with a certain number of other contestants of her choice.

The next segment is a photo shoot, and each contestant's performance will reflect heavily on her judging for that week. Each season features photo shoots such as bikini or lingerie shots, beauty shots, posing nude or semi-nude, posing with a male model, and posing with animal(s). Usually one photo shoot per season is replaced with a commercial shoot.

The final segment of each episode is judging. Each contestant's photo is then shown and evaluated by the judging panel. After all photos have been evaluated, the contestants leave the room as the judges deliberate. The elimination process is ceremonious, as Daphne reveals and hands out the photos of the contestants that have not been eliminated one-by-one, in order of merit. The last two contestants who have not received their photos are brought up as "the bottom two", and Daphne critiques each one before revealing which of the two has been eliminated. However, there have been three exceptions, as Cycle 1 had an elimination, where the girl who was eliminated called as first and Cycles 2 & 3 had a double-elimination.

From Cycles 1-3, only three contestants are deemed finalists. And with the exception of Cycle 1 where there wasn't a live show, the three remaining contestants compete in a runway show in front of the judges and a live audience. After the runway show, the judges and the public voters may vote on their favorite contestant and the results will declare a winner. Starting from Cycle 4, four contestants are deemed finalists.


Cycle Premiere date Winner Runner-up Other contestants in order of elimination Number of contestants International Destination(s)
1 September 4, 2006 Sanne Nijhof Sylvia Geersen Kathelijn Brouwers, Stefanie Kouwen, Annika Elschot, Charmayne de Bruyn, Anna Marie van Vliet, Marcia Bunk, Ovo Drenth, Daisy van Belzen 10 United States
New York City
2 March 12, 2007 Kim Feenstra Christa Verboom Gioia de Bruijn, Sharmyla de Jong, Maan Limburg & Bengü Orhan, Tanimara Teterissa, Sandra van Amstel, Loïs Hoeboer, River Hoeboer, Bodil de Jong, Sabrina van der Donk 12 South Africa
Cape Town
3 October 15, 2007 Cecile Sinclair Kassandra Schreuder Iris Maren Dekkers, Cicilia Kembel (quit), Shardene van den Boorn, Nana Kwakye, Anna Jonckers & Monique Berends, Anne Nolet, Lilly Naarden, Sophie Deahl, Carmen Klaassen 12 Brazil
São Paulo
4 March 31, 2008 Ananda Marchildon Yvette Broch Anna Esajan, Franca Nieuwenhuys, Joosje de Grave (quit), Laura Gerot, Daniëlle Marcus, Claudia Westod, Victoria Rerikh, Annika Schippers, Maj-Britt Zantkuijl, Patricia van der Vliet, Jennifer Melchers 13 Thailand
Koh Samui
See: Flag of Benelux.svg Benelux' Next Top Model
5 September 5, 2011 Tamara Slijkhuis Elise Winklaar Leontine Sijtsma, Sonja Kester, Gésanne Jongman, Jellena van Mill, Jildis Deumens (quit), Tirza Tjon Kwan Paw, Claudia Makiadi, Roxanne Wassmer, Mandy Engels, Mieke Rozeman, Nancy Halsema, Michelle Zwolferink, Riquelle Pals 15 England
6 August 26, 2013 Nikki Steigenga Anke Jabroer Cheyenne Naomi, Sharon Pieksma, Rosalie Boekholt, Demy Ben Yanes & Milou Esmee, Soraya Schipper, Lotte Keijser, Kelsey-Aimée Hendrix, Baldijntje Klip, Daelorian van der Kolk, Bo Kossen 13 Denmark
7 September 1, 2014 Nicky Opheij Sanne de Roo Quinty Henskens, Aniek Arisse, Roos Samwell & Sagal Suleiman, Allison Augustus, Holly Mae Brood, Lincey Hegener, June Walton, Liz Lucasse, Aisha Kazumba, Debbie Dhillon 13 United States
New York City
8 August 31, 2015 TBD TBD TBD TBA United States
Los Angeles


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