Malta's Top Model
|Malta's Top Model|
Promotional photograph of the cast of
Malta's Top Model
|Presented by||Claire Amato|
Alan J. Darmanin
|Country of origin||Malta|
|No. of episodes||12|
|Original channel||Favourite Channel|
|Original airing||September 29, 2009|
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)
|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 1⁄2 in)||Birkirkara||Eliminated in Episode 5|
|Allison Attard||17||1.64 m (5 ft 4 1⁄2 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 1⁄2 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|
- 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
- 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