Top Model (France)

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France's Next Top Model
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France's Next Top Model Cycle 1 logo
Created by Tyra Banks
Starring Adriana Karembeu
Odile Sarron
Katoucha Niane
Fred Farrugia
Patrick Lemire
Country of origin France
No. of episodes 26
Running time 60 minutes
Original network Métropole 6
Original release July 14, 2005 – December 21, 2007

France's Next Top Model is a reality television programme based upon America's Next Top Model. The first cycle ended with Alizée Sorel as the winner of the competition, while the second cycle (which was held in 2007) saw victory for seventeen-year-old Karen Pillet from Maintenon, France.

Show format[edit]


The challenge usually focuses on an element important to modeling. A guest judge, who is unique to each episode, evaluates the contestants and decides the winner of the challenge, who receives a prize for her victory. The winner is then permitted to allow a certain number of other contestants to receive a similar, but lesser, reward, while the others are given nothing.

Judging and elimination[edit]

Based upon the contestants' performance in the week's challenge, photoshoot, and general attitude, the judges deliberate and decide which girl must leave the competition. Once the judges have made their decision, the contestants are called back into the room. The host calls out the names of the contestants who performed well in the challenge and photoshoot, giving them a copy of their best photo from the shoot. The two contestants which are in last place, whose names have not been called, are said to be in the "bottom two". Both girls are given constructive criticism, and one is eliminated. The person who is eliminated does not receive a photo.


Cycle Premiere date Winner Runner-up Other contestants in order of elimination Number of contestants Destination(s)
1 July 14, 2005 Alizée Sorel Emmanuelle Montaud Alexandra, Audrey Ténart, Blyvy Makasi, Nausicaa Rampony, Maude, Marie Nedjar, Lucie Doublet, Binti Bangoura, Marlene Rabinel, Karen N. 12 France
2 October 29, 2007 Karen Pillet Charlie Gaffarel Anne-Sophie Acker (quit) & Anna Jacobe (quit), Alice Cournille, Cynthia Lancien, Lea Peyruse-Boroffka, Stéphanie Lémains, Anais Monory, Alina Herzegova, Julie Ricci, Laura Milazzo, Célia Nicolas, Agnès Bouréalis 14 United Kingdom


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