Supermodel (Swiss modelling show)

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Supermodel logo.jpg
Genre Reality television
Created by Tyra Banks
3+ TV Network AG
Presented by Nadja Schildknecht (1)
Franziska Knuppe (2)
Judges Nadja Schildknecht (1)
Franziska Knuppe (2-present)
Yannick Aellen
Mike Karg
Opening theme 50 Cent feat. Justin Timberlake -
"Ayo Technology" (1)
Pink - "So What" (2)
Country of origin   Switzerland
No. of episodes 16
Running time 72-90 minutes
Original channel 3+ TV
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
Original release November 2007 – December 2008
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Supermodel is a reality documentary based on Tyra Banks' America's Next Top Model and is aired on 3+. The show pit contestants against each other in a variety of competitions to determine who will win title of the new Swiss Supermodel as well as a modelling contract with an agency in hopes of a promising career start in the modeling industry.

Former Swiss Topmodel Nadja Schildknecht hosted the first Cycle which aired from November to December 2007 but did not return for the second installment of the show.[1] She was replaced by Wolfgang Joop-Muse Franziska Knuppe, who was a guest-judge on Cycle 1, for Cycle 2 which aired in late 2008.[2]Bruce Darnell, famous for being the runway coach and a judge on the first two Cycles of GNTM, also joined the show as a catwalk trainer.[3]

Show format[edit]

After an episode featuring the casting process with 100 chosen girls, the experiences of the finalists with a weekly photoshoot, and several tasks and castings are shown in one episode that ends with a double elimination (except for episode 2 where three were eliminated).

Makeovers are administered to contestants early in the season (usually after the first or second elimination in the finals).

Differences between ANTM and Supermodel[edit]

In its looks, tasks, editing and elimination process Supermodel was much more similar to Germany's Next Topmodel rather than ANTM with having a runway walk in front of the judges, each contestant facing her verdict individually without any particular order and letting its contestants travel to more than one international destination in one cycle.


Cycle Premiere date Winner Runner-up Other contestants in order of elimination Number of contestants International Destination(s)
1 November 16, 2007 Nathalie Güdel Gordana Marković Mirjana Reljić, Milica Đorđević, Alexandra, Noemi Rubera, Anastasija Černičenko, Sabine Staubli, Erika Weibel, Ivana Vujčić, Aleksandra Petrović, Tanya Krummenacher, Arina Mirokina, Eliane Heutschi 14 Thailand
United States
New York
2 September 30, 2008 Bianca Bauer Radha Binder Lauren, Imogen Macpherson, Anja Reolon, Sara Keller, Angela Melo Ramirez, Henriette, Andrea Bolzli, Janine Rohner, Stefanie Thommen, Maja Hatibović, Tiffany Kappeler, Andrea Franz-Johnson, Jesica Martinez 15 Italy
United Kingdom


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