Holland's Next Top Model
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|Holland's Next Top Model|
|Created by||Tyra Banks|
|Presented by||Yfke Sturm (Season 1–2)
Daphne Deckers (Season 3–5)
Anouk Smulders (Season 6-)
|Country of origin||Netherlands|
|No. of seasons||8|
|No. of episodes||75|
|Running time||c. 45 minutes (c. 60 with commercials)|
|Original network||RTL 5|
|Original release||4 September 2006 – present|
Each season of Holland's Next Top Model has from 8–11 episodes and starts with 10–15 contestants. Each episode, one contestant is eliminated, though there have been cases of a double elimination or non-elimination by consensus of the judging panel. Makeovers are administered to contestants early in the season, and at least one trip to an international destination is scheduled.
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. 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 a 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.
Judging and elimination
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 the host hands out photos to the safe contestants one by one, in order of merit. The bottom two contestants are called forward for criticism, before it is revealed which of the two has been eliminated. In contrast to the American version of the show, the final episode features the last three or four contestants competing in a live finale.
Just a day before the live finale of cycle 4, it was confirmed that contestant Patricia van der Vliet would be a finalist after having been in the hospital suffering from Crohn's disease. The Dutch viewers were allowed to vote for their favorite model well in advance of this notice, two weeks before the finale, but viewers of the show were unsure whether van der Vliet would advance to the final in spite of her illness. In the final episode, van der Vliet was eliminated due to having the least votes from the public vote. The judges disagreed heavily with the final result, and the finale was criticized by viewers who saw the fourth placer as having been at a disadvantage with the other three contestants.
After cycle 4, the show merged with Topmodel, the Belgian adaptation of the show. The merged version of the show was renamed Benelux's Next Top Model. Despite the Benelux reference in the title, the program was not broadcast in Luxembourg or Wallonia, and did not feature contestants from Luxembourg. After a two season run, the show returned with a fifth cycle under its original name. Three of the five jury members from the last season of Benelux's Next Top Model returned to the fifth season of the show, as did many other production and crew members. The two winners of the merged version, Rosalinde Kikstra and Melissa Baas, were also recognized among the winners on the official website.
|Cycle||Premiere date||Winner||Runner-up||Other contestants in order of elimination||Number of contestants||International Destination(s)|
|1||4 September 2006||Sanne Nijhof||Sylvia Geersen||Kathelijn Brouwers, Stefanie Kouwen, Annika Elschot, Charmayne de Bruijn, Anna Marie van Vliet, Marcia Bunk, Ovo Drenth, Daisy van Belzen||10||
New York City
|2||12 March 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||
|3||15 October 2007||Cecile Sinclair||Kassandra Schreuder||Iris Maren Dekkers, Cicilia Kembel (quit), Shardene van den Boorn, Nana Kwakye, Monique Berends & Anna Jonckers, Anne Nolet, Lilly Naarden, Sophie Deahl, Carmen Klaassen||12||
|4||31 March 2008||Ananda Lândertine||Yvette Broch||Anna Esajan & Franca Nieuwenhuys, Joosje de Grave (quit), Laura Gerot, Daniëlle Marcus, Claudia Stegeman, Victoria Rerikh, Annika Schippers, Maj-Britt Zantkuijl, Patricia van der Vliet, Jennifer Melchers||13||
|5||5 September 2011||Tamara Slijkhuis||Elise Winklaar||Leontine Sijtsma, Sonja Kester, Gésanne Jongman, Jellena van Mill, Jildis Deumens (quit), Tirza Tjon Kwan Paw, Claudia van den Driest, Roxanne Wassmer, Mandy Engels, Mieke Rozeman, Nancy Halsema, Michelle Zwoferink, Riquelle Pals||15||
|6||26 August 2013||Nikki Steigenga||Anke Jabroer||Cheyenne Naomi, Sharon Pieksma, Rosalie Boekholt, Milou Esmee & Demy Ben Yanes, Soraya Schipper, Lotte Keijser, Kelsey Hendrix, Baldijntje Klip, Daelorian van der Kolk, Bo Kossen||13||
|7||1 September 2014||Nicky Opheij||Sanne de Roo||Quinty Henskens, Aniek Arisse, Sagal Suleiman & Roos Samwel, Allison Augustus, Lincey Hegener & Holly Brood, June Walton, Liz Lucasse, Aisha Kazumba, Debbie Dhillon||13||
New York City
|8||31 August 2015||Loiza Lamers||Rachel Swaab||Eline Stapel (disqualified), Mandy Fiege (quit), Fleurine van Dalen, Demi Leussink, Yara Fay Burgers, Amy Van Hattem, Jackie Hendrix, Sterre Noa Groot & Laurie Kruitbosch, Celine Koningstein, Lisa Kapper||13||
|9||30 August 2016||Akke Marije Marinus||Colette Kanza||Nynke Bakker, Cherie Fransen (quit), Lyanne Bierings, Lena Damen, Arantxa Oosterwolde & Sarah Liebregts, Anne-Wytske Hoekstra, Denise Bon, Noor van Velzen, Emma Hagers||12||