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GNTM 2022 – who could convince Heidi in episode 4, who is out?

The search for “Germany’s Next Topmodel” took to the water and the air in episode four, including private time with Heidi Klum herself. What it was all about, who was a guest judge and who had to leave – Tikbow with all the info on GNTM 2022.

This happened in episode 4

In episode four, the GNTM candidates continued to be on Mykonos – this time even directly on the water: A bikini walk on a floating catwalk was on the agenda. At the end of it sat; next to Heidi guest judge Jasmin Sanders, herself a top model. Show me the sparkle in your eyes,” she motivated the models. "Add a bit of sparkle. Something that Heidi and I will remember. Give it your all. Every second. You only have one chance to be out there;

But it also went high up for Heidi’s models. During a shoot on a crane hängend, the best GNTM performers could win private time with Heidi Klum. Laura W., for example, was one of the lucky ones who got to go out for Greek food with the model mom and said afterwards: "To experience you so up close. It was really cool." Sophie and Barbara were also there.

GNTM 2022 – who is out?

In episode four, the GNTM journey ended for two candidates: The 24-year-old Lenara voluntarily threw in the towel, Kashmira from Winnenden did not get a photo from Heidi. So 22 candidates remain in the race for the title of Germany’s next Topmodel" 2022.

Who are the GNTM candidates 2022?

The GNTM 2022 cast looks more diverse than ever – especially in terms of age. Barbara, for example, who at 68 is the oldest contestant in the season, and 66-year-old Lieselotte are still with the team after round four. "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
  • 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 (Germany)
  • 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
  • Noëlla (24) from Berlin
  • Annalotta (20) from Schwerte near Dortmund
  • Kristina (20) from Lübeck
  • 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 is 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.

In episode 1, however, the focus was not on Leni, but on another celebrity lady next to Heidi. In the first decision, the model mom was advised by singer Kylie Minogue. In episode two, photographer Yu Tsai took a seat on the jury folding chair. In the third episode, for the first time in a long time, the jury was made up of three people: photographer Rankin and designer Christian Cowan advised the model mom on her decision. In episode four, Heidi was assisted by model Jasmin Sanders.

ProSieben also announced further star photographers, designers and international top models. Among others, fashion designer Jean Paul Gaultier and ex-GNTM contestant Sarina Nowak, who now works successfully as a curvy model, will also be taking part.

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.

"Germany’s Next Topmodel – by Heidi Klum” – the 17th season, always on Thursdays, at 20:15 on ProSieben.


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