The Model Scouts

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The Model Scouts
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Genre Reality television
Created by Billy McGrath
Developed by Sideline Productions
Judges Fiona Ellis
(Series 1)
Erin O'Connor
(Series 1)
Jeni Rose
(Series 2)
David Cunningham
(Series 2)
Theme music composer Airdate
Opening theme Everytime
Country of origin Ireland
No. of episodes 14
Executive producer(s) Billy McGrath
(Series 1)
Katie Giles
(Series 1)
Una Shinners
(Series 2)
Running time 60 minutes
Original network RTÉ Two
Picture format 480i (4:3 SDTV)
Original release 20 April 2009 – 21 December 2010
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The Model Scouts, formerly The Model Agent  during its first season in 2009, was an Irish reality documentary on RTÉ Two that followed twelve girls competing for a lucrative modelling contract with IMG.

In 2009 the series followed model scout Fiona Ellis on her search for an Irish supermodel. On her way through Ireland, Ellis spotted eight girls in the entire country and chose the last four of the twelve finalists through applications that she received. Each episode saw the elimination of one or more girls. The winner, Carrie-Anne Burton, won a contract with the Independent Models agency and a cover of Image magazine. Supermodel Erin O'Connor, who was also discovered by Ellis at the beginning of her career, advised the girls.[1] Ellis said that, in contrast to America's Next Top Model, her aim was to give an insight in finding new model talent with serious ambitions without "all the drama".[2]

For its second season in 2010, the show was renamed The Model Scouts. Jeni Rose and David Cunningham of IMG Models were the judges.[3][4] The girls were taken to London, Paris, Sydney and New York City. The winner, Tabea Weyrauch, was a 16-year-old girl from Derry.[5] She won a one-year contract with IMG, and became the face of A Wear in Ireland and the United Kingdom. She also appeared on the cover of Life, the magazine section of the Sunday Independent.[6]

Series summary[edit]

Cycle Premiere date Winner Runner-up Other contestants in order of elimination Number of contestants International destinations
1 20 April 2009 Carrie-Anne Burton Amber Jean Rowan Sadhbh Moore, Miriam El-Mahdi, Chloe Loughnan, Lisa Madden, Julia McGovern, Rochelle McIntyre, Jaime O'Connell, Jennifer Foley, Laura Keohane, Sharon Touhey
12 United Kingdom
United States
New York City
2 2 November 2010 Tabea Weyrauch Ellen Flanagann Shannean Gormley & Heather O'Brien, Katie McGinn & Justine Kelly, Lauren Owens & Becky Ali, Sarah Taylor, Jessica Kelly, Lucy Moore, Aishling O'Connell 12 United Kingdom
United States
New York City

Season one[edit]

Logo, used in the show's first season in 2009


(ages stated are at start of contest)[7]

Contestant Age Hometown Finish
Sadhbh Moore 18 Kenmare, County Kerry 1st Eliminated Episode 2
Miriam El-Mahdi 18 County Cork
Chloe Loughnan 16 Blackrock, Cork City
Lisa Madden 16 County Cork 2nd Eliminated Episode 2
Julia McGovern 17 Belfast
Rochelle McIntyre 16 Tuam, County Galway
Jaime O'Connell 18 Castletroy, County Limerick Eliminated Episode 3
Jennifer Foley 18 County Cork Eliminated Episode 4
Laura Keohane 16 County Cork Eliminated Episode 5
Sharon Touhey 18 Clara, County Offaly Eliminated in Episode 6
Amber Jean Rowan 16 Dublin Runner-up
Carrie-Anne Burton 17 Belfast Winner

Call-out order[edit]

Fiona's call-out order
Order Episodes
1 2 3 4 5 6
1 Rochelle Jaime Lisa Carrie-Anne Amber Sharon Sharon Carrie-Anne
2 Jaime Julia Julia Laura Laura Carrie-Anne Amber Amber
3 Chloe Carrie-Anne Rochelle Sharon Sharon Amber Carrie-Anne
4 Laura Sharon Amber Amber Carrie-Anne Laura
5 Sharon Jennifer Carrie-Anne Jennifer Jennifer
6 Amber Sadhbh Jaime Jaime
7 Julia Laura Jennifer
8 Carrie-Anne Rochelle Laura
9 Miriam Sharon
10 Amber
11 Lisa
12 Chloe
     The contestant was eliminated
     The contestant was put through collectively to the next stage
     The contestant was immune from elimination
     The contestant won the competition
  • Sadhbh, Miriam, Lisa, and Jennifer entered the competition in episode 2.

Season two[edit]


(ages stated are at start of contest)[10]

Contestant Age Hometown Finish
Shannean Gormley 16 Gorey, County Wexford Eliminated in Episode 2
Heather O'Brien 19 Mullagh, County Cavan
Katie McGinn 17 Castleblayney, County Monaghan Eliminated in Episode 3
Justine Kelly 17 Achill, County Mayo
Lauren Owens 16 Rush, North County Dublin Eliminated in Episode 4
Becky Ali 16 Gorey, County Wexford
Sarah Taylor 20 Dromore, County Down Eliminated in Episode 5
Jessica Kelly 17 Darndale, Dublin Eliminated in Episode 6
Lucy Moore 16 Donnybrook, Dublin Eliminated in Episode 7
Aishling O'Connell 18 Castleisland, County Kerry Eliminated in Episode 8
Ellen Flanagan 16 Sandymount, Dublin Runner-up
Tabea Weyrauch 16 Derry Winner

Call-out order[edit]

David & Jeni's call-out order
Order Episodes
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1 Tabea Jessica Aishling Ellen Aishling Ellen Ellen Tabea
2 Katie Ellen Sarah Aishling Tabea Tabea Tabea Ellen
3 Lauren Sarah Ellen Tabea Ellen Aishling Aishling
4 Becky Becky Lucy Jessica Lucy Lucy
5 Aishling Aishling Tabea Lucy Jessica
6 Sarah Lauren Jessica Sarah
7 Lucy Lucy Becky
8 Jessica Tabea
9 Ellen Justine
10 Justine
11 Heather
     The contestant was immune from elimination
     The contestant was eliminated
     The contestant won the competition
  • In episode 1, Jenni Rose and David Cunningham scouted the cities of Dublin, Cork, Galway, Derry, and Belfast to find twelve aspiring models. After creating a shortlist of thirty girls, the list was reduced to twenty-one models who were taken to Dublin for the final cut. At the end of the episode, nine of the models, Shauneen, Emma, Holly, Aoife, Niamh, Rebecca, Aoibhin, Eve, and Zahra, were eliminated. The remaining twelve moved on to the main competition.

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