Malta's Top Model

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Malta's Top Model
Promotional photograph of the cast of
Malta's Top Model
Genre Reality television
Presented by Claire Amato
Judges Claire Amato
Alan J. Darmanin
Jeff Francalanza
Country of origin Malta
No. of episodes 12
Original channel Favourite Channel
Original airing September 29, 2009 (2009-09-29)
External links

Malta's Top Model is a Maltese reality documentary based on Tyra Banks' America's Next Top Model and is aired on Favourite Channel. The show places contestants against each other in a variety tests to determine who will win title of the new Maltese Top Model as well as a modeling contract with a small modeling agency and the front cover of a local magazine in hopes of a promising career start in the modeling industry.

Claire Amato equals the role of Tyra Banks in the original series as the head of the search, and mentor for the chosen finalists during the competition. Other judges are casting director Alan J. "Jay" Darmanin and challenge organizer Jeff Francalanza.

The show started with a casting recap after which 14 girls were chosen, however 14th contestant Maria immediately withdrew after the competition started. Each week the 13 girls that were living together on the same island faced challenges and a weekly photo shoot whereupon the judges chose to eliminate one girl per episode. In addition to this, the viewers could vote for their favorite girl every week per SMS. 17 year-old Audrienne Thaipend won the competition over 25 year-old old Sanaa Rizgalla.

This version of the show is the second installment worldwide to feature a trans woman among its finalists (Denise Dalton) after America's Next Top Model cycle 11 alumna Isis King. Each girl was supported by her own Maltese sponsor.


Cycle Premiere date Winner Runner-up Other contestants in order of elimination Number of contestants
1 September 29, 2009 Audrienne Thaipend Sanaa Rizgalla Maria Galea Sanchez (quit), Roweida Lazumi, Wilhelmina Farrugia, Joanne Cutajar, Adryana Azzopardi, Allison Attard, Alexya Fenech, Denise Dalton, Kristine Mifsud, Charleen Buttigieg, Thays Araujo Buhagiar, Zerry Zerafa 14


(ages stated are at time of contest)

Name Age Height Hometown Finish
Maria Galea Sanchez 20 1.65 m (5 ft 5 in) Tijuana Quit in Episode 1
Roweida Lazumi 19 1.60 m (5 ft 3 in) Birkirkara Eliminated in Episode 2
Wilhelmina Farrugia 15 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in) Birżebbuġa Eliminated in Episode 3
Joanne Cutajar 21 1.57 m (5 ft 2 in) Safi Eliminated in Episode 4
Adryana Azzopardi 21 1.76 m (5 ft 9 12 in) Birkirkara Eliminated in Episode 5
Allison Attard 17 1.64 m (5 ft 4 12 in) Naxxar Eliminated in Episode 6
Alexya Fenech 21 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in) Sliema Eliminated in Episode 7
Denise Dalton 17 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in) Cospicua Eliminated in Episode 8
Kristine Mifsud 17 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) Fgura Eliminated in Episode 9
Charleen Buttigieg 23 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in) Naxxar Eliminated in Episode 10
Thays Araujo Buhagiar 19 1.64 m (5 ft 4 12 in) Żabbar Eliminated in Episode 11
Claire "Zerry" Zerafa 18 1.60 m (5 ft 3 in) St. Paul's Bay 2nd Runner-Up
Sanaa Rizgalla 25 1.60 m (5 ft 3 in) Msida (Originally from Sudan) Runner-Up
Audrienne Thaipend 17 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) Birżebbuġa Winner


Call-out order[edit]

Claire's Callout Order
Order Episodes
2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
1 Sanaa Charleen Sanaa Audrienne Kristine Sanaa Charleen Sanaa Thays Zerry Audrienne Audrienne
2 Joanne Zerry Charleen Kristine Zerry Audrienne Zerry Thays Sanaa Audrienne Sanaa Sanaa
3 Thays Denise Kristine Sanaa Audrienne Thays Thays Zerry Zerry Sanaa Zerry Zerry
4 Denise Alexya Alexya Allison Sanaa Charleen Kristine Audrienne Audrienne Thays
5 Zerry Allison Thays Denise Thays Kristine Sanaa Charleen Charleen
6 Audrienne Audrienne Allison Zerry Denise Denise Audrienne Kristine
7 Adryana Sanaa Zerry Thays Charleen Zerry Denise
8 Wilhelmina Thays Audrienne Alexya Alexya Alexya
9 Alexya Joanne Denise Charleen Allison
10 Kristine Adryana Adryana Adryana
11 Charleen Kristine Joanne
12 Allison Wilhelmina
13 Roweida
14 Maria
     The contestant quit the competition
     The contestant was absent from judging and Immune from elimination
     The contestant was eliminated
     The contestant was part of a non-elimination bottom two
     The contestant won the competition
  • Episode 1 was the casting episode, and Maria quit the competition, bringing the number of contestants down to thirteen models.
  • In episode 2, Sanaa was absent from panel, and Joanne received first call-out as Sanaa had not actually been in the judging room.
  • In episode 8, Denise did not participate in the photo shoot.
  • The first part of episode 12 featured a non-elimination bottom two.

Photo Shoot Guide[edit]

  • Episode 1 Photo Shoot: Posing in bikinis on Stone (Casting)
  • Episode 2 Photo Shoot: Trannyquins in Drag
  • Episode 3 Photo Shoot: Different Music Genres
  • Episode 4 Photo Shoot: Beauty Shots with Color
  • Episode 5 Photo Shoot: Maltese Beach Vixens
  • Episode 6 Photo Shoot: Pedophile Dream Girls On the Playground
  • Episode 7 Photo Shoot: Toilet Queens
  • Episode 8 Photo Shoot: Embodying Emotions
  • Episode 9 Photo Shoot: Night Club Sluts
  • Episode 10 Photo Shoot: Hail Romania Whilst Jumping Over a Cliff
  • Episode 11 Photo Shoot: My Big Fat Maltese Wedding
  • Episode 12 Photo & Video Shoot: Ripoff of Covergirl

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