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GNTM 2022 – all info about shooting, candidates and jury in episode 2

Heidi’s search for “Germany’s Next Topmodel” is back in full swing! After a detour to Athens, the remaining 28 candidates are heading to Mykonos in episode 2. What challenges await them on the Greek island and who will be on the jury – Tikbow with all the info on GNTM 2022.

This happens in episode 2

For the GNTM 2022 models it goes in episode two from Athens to Mykonos, where after moving into the Modelloft an important appointment with Heidi is on the plan: "The first catwalk training at GNTM is of course a matter for the boss. It is the best way to get to know all my models of this season a little better. I want to know exactly where my models’ strengths lie. And if my scanner eye should discover one or the other weakness, I can give first aid directly", so the jury boss. In week 2, there is also a new evaluation system in GNTM: Each candidate is assigned a competitor against whom she must compete in the shoot in front of the lens of photographer and guest judge Yu Tsai and in the walk in the brightly colored Walle dress. Whoever performs better gets one point. Whoever then has two points in the decision show is automatically one round further.

GNTM 2022 – who is out?

In episode 1, 19-year-old Emilie had to go home – and was not the only one after this show evening. For Meline from Bergisch Gladbach and Pauline from Schwerte, the GNTM journey also ended before it had really begun. Who will be leaving after episode 2?

Who are the GNTM contestants 2022?

The GNTM 2022 cast looks more diverse than ever – especially in terms of age. For example, Barbara, at 68 the oldest contestant of the season, and 61-year-old Lieselotte are still with us after round 1. "Of course, despite their age, I’ll be just as tough on them as I am on my younger contestants. There are no exceptions. But the energy that the two of them have is palpable. There’s a lot of willpower behind it, and that’s great,” says Heidi, delighted with her new candidates. But the two best-ager models are also happy. Barbara: "To be able to experience that at my age, it does a lot to you. It’s almost the climax." Lieselotte even cried with joy and humility when she found out that she could be a part of it, as the official press release for the first episode says. In addition to the best-ager models, a mother-daughter team is competing for the title for the first time this year, and petite and curvy models are once again represented in the cast.

All GNTM candidates 2022 at a glance:

  • Barbara (68) from Flensburg
  • Luca (19) from München (Germany)
  • Lieselotte (66) from Berlin
  • Lena (21) from Teltow
  • Jessica (21) from Berlin
  • Anita (20) from Neustadt on the Danube
  • Amaya (18) from Böblingen
  • Juliana (24) from Berlin
  • Martina (50) from Klosterneuburg
  • Inka (19) from Nierstein (Mainz)
  • Laura W. (19) from Günzach
  • Lou-Anne (18) from Klosterneuburg
  • Kim (20) from Rheine
  • Laura B. (20) from Großenhain
  • Julia (21) from Surberg
  • Kashmira (20) from Winnenden
  • Sophie (18) from Harsewinkel
  • Wiebke (22) from Berlin
  • Vanessa (20) from Metzingen
  • Lisa-Marie (22) from Hanover
  • Lenara (24) from Lingen
  • Jasmin (23) from Düsseldorf
  • Noilla (24) from Berlin
  • Annalotta (20) from Schwerte near Dortmund, Germany
  • Kristina (20) from L beck
  • Vivien (21) from Prien on Lake Chiemsee
  • Paulina (32) from Berlin
  • Viola (21) from Bremen
  • Emilie (19) from Tafers
  • Meline (20) from Bergisch Gladbach
  • Pauline (18) from Schwerte

Who sits on the jury of GNTM season 17?

Last year, Heidi Klum was once again the only permanent jury member on "Germany’s next Topmodel" but for each episode she brought in guest judges from the fashion industry to help her. Already in season 16, there was a lot of talk about Leni’s role in GNTM – and Heidi’s daughter, who is now successful as a model herself, heated it up 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…" Model mom Heidi also answered the question about Leni’s role in the new season only vaguely – she might come over, that remains to be seen, said the GNTM boss at a press conference in Mykonos.

But one thing is certain: In episode 1, the focus was not on Leni, but on another celebrity next to Heidi. In the first decision, the model mom was advised by singer Kylie Minogue. In episode two, photographer Yu Tsai takes a seat on the jury folding chair.

ProSieben also announced further star photographers, designers and international top models. Among them are GNTM regular photographer Rankin, designer Christian Cowan, who also took part in the previous seasons, fashion designer Jean Paul Gaultier and ex-GNTM contestant Sarina Nowak, who now works successfully as a curvy model.

The new GNTM theme song – by Heidi höchstpersönlich!

In previous years, "Tokio Hotel", the band around Heidi’s husband Tom Kaulitz, provided the background music for the casting show. GNTM 2022 is different, the title song is sung by none other than Heidi herself! The model mom has unceremoniously teamed up with rapper Snoop Dogg and produced the song "Chai Tea with Heidi" as the opener for the show.

A song that provides with the GNTM fans on Instagram für divided opinions – from comments à la "I find it mega" to "Omg please not" and "Heidi, I have today unfortunately no Grammy für you" everything is included.


  • Leni Klum üabout her new fashion collection and the succession at Germany’s Next Topmodel, Cosmopolitan.
  • GNTM 2022: Start, broadcast dates and times, ProSieben.