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GNTM 2022 – what we now already know about the first episode

Soon Heidi’s search for “Germany’s Next Topmodel” goes into the 17th round. Not much is known about the new season yet, but some information about the start date, jury and candidates have already leaked out – and what role Leni Klum wants to take on in GNTM 2022.

Who will be on the jury for GNTM season 17?

Last year, Heidi Klum was once again the only permanent jury member on "Germany’s next Topmodel". For each show, however, she brought in guest judges from the fashion industry. In season 16, there were already plenty of rumors about Leni’s role in GNTM – and Heidi’s daughter, who has since taken off as a model herself, heated things up once again in the fall of 2021. In an interview with "Cosmopolitan" she said in response to the question of whether she would participate in the new season: "Maybe! I tried to persuade my mom to come on as a guest judge for one episode. Be curious if it worked out…" In general, the 17-year-old still seems to dream of following in her mother’s footsteps: ",Germany’s next Topmodel by Leni Klum‘ hört itself also good, right?", so Leni.

At least one thing is certain: In episode 1 is not Leni, but another celebrity lady Heidi to the side: As the model mom revealed on Instagram, she will advise Sängerin Kylie Minogue in the first round of decisions.

Who will also sit in the guest judge’s chair at GNTM 2022 is not yet known. ProSieben has already announced star photographers, designers and international top models for the next episodes.

Where will filming take place and when will it’start?

Last year, due to the Corona pandemic, filming took place in Germany, hygiene concept included. The finale also took place in Berlin, without an audience, without guest judges, but with Heidi Klum on site. In GNTM season 17, things are different again: In episode one, the candidates have to convince the audience directly at a fashion show in the historic Zappeion in Athens. Traveling abroad seems to be part of the concept of GNTM 2022, but some questions are still open: Will there be a model villa in Los Angeles, a live final with an audience and castings in non-European countries? We probably won’t find out until 2022, when the new season starts on ProSieben.

Which candidates will be on GNTM 2022?

In GNTM 2022, the group of candidates will be even more diverse than in the previous seasons. In an announcement video from June 2021, Heidi already said: "I would like it so much if the older ladies would also come to me!" From the age of 18, the limit is open, said the 48-year-old in the short clip. In a message from ProSieben, the model mom now confirmed that many "äolder women" had answered her call, she had taken a total of 33 candidates to the first round in Athens.

Under the usual application hashtag #GNTM2022, there are also almost 3000 pictures of potential candidates for the new season. We don’t yet know who will ultimately take part, but the selection process has been over since June 28, 2021, according to the ProSieben website.