Germany's Next Topmodel (cycle 4)

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Germany's Next Top Model (cycle 4)
Germany's Next Top Model, Cycle 4.png
Country of origin Germany
No. of episodes 16
Release
Original network ProSieben
Original release

12 February (2009-02-12) – 21 May 2009 (2009-05-21)

Additional information
Judges
No. of contestants 17
Winner Sara Nuru
Cycle chronology
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Cycle 3
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Cycle 5
Season summary

Germany's Next Topmodel, Cycle 4 is the fourth season of the show that was aired on the German television network ProSieben. The show started airing on 12 February 2009. In difference to former seasons the show saw a significant change as the audition process was completely open this time whereas every model-wannabe got a chance to audition in front of the jury led by Heidi Klum.

The numbers of applications were 1,104 in Düsseldorf, 1,376 in Munich and 18,786 who applied before via mail.[1]

Also the winner of the first cycle of Austria's Next Topmodel, Larissa Marolt was automatically secured a place among the top 20 finalists who will be chosen out of the semifinalists from the different audition cities and the written applications. The winner is 19-year-old Sara Nuru from Munich.

The international destinations for this cycle were set in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, New York City and Singapore.

Episode summaries[edit]

Episode 1: Die Schönen und das Biest[edit]

Original airdate: 12 February 2009

Out of ca. 1100 girls, the judge picked out 45 girls, and reduced them after and after down to the 15 semi-finalists of Düsseldorf. As a world's first, at this casting all the girls that auditioned got a chance to walk in front of the judges.

Episode 2: Münchener Schickeria[edit]

Original airdate: 19 February 2009

Again, out of ca. 1300 girls this time, the judge picked girls out and reduced their number down to the next 15 contestants. This casting was in Munich.

Episode 3: Eisprinzessinnen und ein Kartoffelsack[edit]

Original airdate: 26 February 2009

  • Featured Photographer: Philippe Kerlo

Episode 4: Konkurrenz aus Österreich[edit]

Original airdate: 5 March 2009

  • Challenge winners: Larissa Marolt, Mandy Bork & Tessa Bergmeier
  • Booked for job: Marie Nasemann
  • Eliminated: Olivia Berman, Johanna Popp & Daphne Braun
  • Featured Photographer: Matt McCabe
  • Special Guests: Lena Gercke, Jared Gold, Giddle Partridge, Clint Catalyst

& Jessicka

Episode 5: Aufstand im Heidi-Land[edit]

Original airdate: 12 March 2009

  • Challenge winner: Maria Beckmann
  • Booked for job: Larissa Marolt, Maria Beckmann & Sara Nuru
  • Eliminated: Tessa Bergmeier
  • Featured Photographer: Patricia von Ah
  • Special Guest: Melanie Brown

Episode 6: Viva Las Vegas[edit]

Original airdate: 19 March 2009

  • Challenge winner: Mandy Bork
  • Booked for job: Ira Meindl, Marie Nasemann & Stefanie Thiessing
  • Eliminated: Dana Franke
  • Featured Photographer: Philippe Kerlo

Episode 7: Regen in Downtown L.A.[edit]

Original airdate: 26 March 2009

  • Challenge winner: Aline Bauer
  • Booked for job: Marie Nasemann
  • Eliminated: Tamara Busch & Aline Bauer
  • Featured Photographer: Rankin

Episode 8: Der Sprung ins kalte Wasser[edit]

Original airdate: 2 April 2009

  • Challenge winners: Ira Meindl & Sara Nuru
  • Booked for job: Maria Beckmann
  • Eliminated: None
  • Featured Photographer: Todd Essick
  • Guest Judge: Petra Gessulat

Episode 9: Pole Dancing[edit]

Original airdate: 9 April 2009

  • Challenge winner: Ira Meindl
  • Booked for job: Larissa Marolt, Mandy Bork (two Jobs), Maria Beckmann, Marie Nasemann & Sara Nuru
  • Eliminated: Stefanie Theissing
  • Featured Photographer: Walter Chin

Episode 10: Das grosse Kopfschütteln[edit]

Original airdate: 16 April 2009

  • Challenge winner: Larissa Marolt
  • Booked for job: Jessica Motzkus & Maria Beckmann
  • Eliminated: Katrina Scharinger
  • Featured Director: Andreas Kayales
  • Guest Judge: Bar Refaeli

Episode 11: Sexy Diven[edit]

Original airdate: 23 April 2009

  • Challenge winner: Sarina Nowak
  • Booked for job: Marie Nasemann
  • Eliminated: Larissa Marolt
  • Special Guest: Philipp Plein
  • Guest Judge: Karolina Kurkova
  • Featured Photographer: Kristian Schuller

Episode 12: Aloha, Topmodels![edit]

Original airdate: 30 April 2009

  • Challenge winners: Jessica Motzkus & Ira Meindl
  • Booked for job: Mandy Bork
  • Eliminated: Ira Meindl
  • Special Guest: Good Charlotte
  • Guest Judge: Phillip Plein

Episode 13: Bed of Roses[edit]

Original airdate: 7 May 2009

  • Challenge winner: Sara Nuru
  • Booked for job: Jessica Motzkus & Sara Nuru
  • Eliminated: Sarina Nowak
  • Guest Judge: Victoria Beckham
  • Featured Photographer: Russell James

Episode 14: Cover Shoot[edit]

Original airdate: 14 May 2009

A manufacturer of lady shavers cast Sara for a TV Commercial shoot, all the girls did the cover shoot for the winner's Cosmopolitan Germany title and in parallel, all contestants were asked to create a unique photo shoot setting, a challenge Mandy won.

  • Challenge winner: Mandy Bork
  • Casted for job: Sara Nuru
  • Eliminated: Maria Beckmann
  • Guest Judge: Petra Gesulat
  • Featured Director: Ben Hartenstein

Episode 15: Du Schwarze, du Blonde, du Braune[edit]

Original airdate: 19 May 2009

  • Eliminated: Jessica Motzkus
  • Guest Judge: Petra Gesulat
  • Booked for job: Sara Nuru, Marie Nasemann & Mandy Bork
  • Special Guest: Michela Maggioni

Episode 16: Das grosse Finale[edit]

Original airdate: 21 May 2009

  • Final three: Mandy Bork, Marie Nasemann & Sara Nuru
  • Eliminated: Marie Nasemann
  • Final two: Mandy Bork & Sara Nuru
  • Germany's Next Topmodel: Sara Nuru
  • Special Guests: A-ha, Kelly Clarkson, Queensberry

Contestants[edit]

(ages stated are at start of contest)[2]

Contestant Age Height Hometown Finish Place
Olivia Bermann 20 1.77 m (5 ft 9 12 in) Berlin Episode 4 17–15
Johanna Popp 21 1.81 m (5 ft 11 12 in) Nuremberg
Daphne Braun 17 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in) Melle
Tessa Bergmeier 19 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) Überlingen Episode 5 14
Dana Franke 20 1.77 m (5 ft 9 12 in) Berlin Episode 6 13
Tamara Busch 16 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) Giessen Episode 7 12–11
Aline Bauer 19 1.77 m (5 ft 9 12 in) Marbach am Neckar
Stefanie Theissing 21 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) Münster Episode 9 10
Katrina Scharinger 19 1.79 m (5 ft 10 12 in) Nuremberg Episode 10 9
Larissa Marolt[3] 16 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) Sankt Kanzian am Klopeiner See Episode 11 8
Ira Meindl 21 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) Cologne Episode 12 7
Sarina Nowak 17 1.74 m (5 ft 8 12 in) Uelzen Episode 13 6
Maria Beckmann 19 1.79 m (5 ft 10 12 in) Würzburg Episode 14 5–4
Jessica Motzkus 20 1.77 m (5 ft 9 12 in) Wolfsburg
Marie Nasemann 19 1.77 m (5 ft 9 12 in) Gauting Episode 16 3
Mandy Bork 17 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) Witten 2
Sara Nuru 19 1.76 m (5 ft 9 12 in) Munich 1

Summaries[edit]

Results table[edit]

Place Model Episodes
4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
1 Sara SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE LOW Winner
2 Mandy SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE LOW SAFE Runner-up
3 Marie SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE OUT
4–5 Jessica SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE LOW LOW SAFE OUT
Maria SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE OUT
6 Sarina SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE OUT
7 Ira SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE OUT
8 Larissa SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE OUT
9 Katrina SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE OUT
10 Stefanie SAFE SAFE SAFE LOW SAFE OUT
11–12 Tamara SAFE SAFE SAFE OUT
Aline SAFE SAFE SAFE OUT
13 Dana SAFE SAFE OUT
14 Tessa SAFE OUT
15–17 Olivia OUT
Johanna OUT
Daphne OUT
     The contestant was in danger of elimination
     The contestant was eliminated
     The contestant was immune from elimination
     The contestant withdrew from the competition
     The contestant won the competition

Photo shoot guide[edit]

  • Episode 1 photo shoot: Düsseldorf
  • Episode 2 photo shoot: Munich shooting
  • Episode 3 photo shoot: Frostbitten beauty
  • Episode 4 photo shoot: Burning car in the desert in pairs
  • Episode 5 photo shoot: Hanging from a hot air balloon
  • Episode 6 photo shoot: Brides in B&W
  • Episode 7 photo shoot: Bikinis in the rain
  • Episode 8 photo shoot: Underwater
  • Episode 9 photo shoot: Pole dancing
  • Episode 10 commercial: Wonder Bra
  • Episode 11 photo shoot: Famous divas
  • Episode 12 photo shoot: Rock stars
  • Episode 13 photo shoot: American beauty
  • Episode 14 photo shoot: Cosmopolitan covers
  • Episode 15 photo shoot: Elle Singapore covers
  • Episode 16 photo shoot: Bull riding

Controversy[edit]

  • Sophia Thomalla, daughter of German actress Simone Thomalla, was eliminated in the first round for having a friendship with judge Peyman Amin.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.prosieben.de/lifestyle_magazine/germanys_next_topmodel/artikel/56130
  2. ^ "Alle Models von Germany's next Topmodel Staffel 4 in der Übersicht: Bilder, Steckbriefe, Videos". 3 March 2009. Archived from the original on 3 March 2009. Retrieved 12 May 2016. 
  3. ^ "Larissa - Steckbrief - Germany's next Topmodel Staffel 4". 9 March 2009. Archived from the original on 9 March 2009. Retrieved 12 May 2016. 
  4. ^ "GNTM - Sophia Thomalla: Glücklich über Rauswurf bei GNTM". 

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