Supermodel (Swiss modelling show)
|Created by||Tyra Banks
3+ TV Network AG
|Presented by||Nadja Schildknecht (1)
Franziska Knuppe (2)
|Judges||Nadja Schildknecht (1)
Franziska Knuppe (2-present)
|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|
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. 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.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.
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
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||
|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||
- Supermodel 2008, Bianca Bauer: www.bianca-bauer.ch