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Makeover at GNTM 2022! Which contestants have to let their hair down?

Heidi’s search for “Germany’s Next Topmodel” 2022 is in full swing. In episode six, the almost legendary makeover of the Topmodel contenders is now on the agenda – who will have to let their hair down, who will sit on the jury and who will have to pack their bags in the end? Tikbow with all the info on GNTM 2022.

This is what happens in episode 6

For the remaining GNTM 2022 candidates it goes in episode 6 from Mykonos to Los Angeles, the makeover is on! "This year we style less girls than usual, but the changes will be all the more extreme", Heidi revealed in advance. In total, only eight of the 21 models will be restyled by hair professional Wendy Iles – and as always, the fear of a short haircut is great. The worst thing that could happen now would be a dumb cut. A man’s haircut, very very short. That would be my nightmare. Please, please don’t,” says Sophie from Harsewinkel.

With their new looks, the models then have to shine in front of Heidi and ex-GNTM contestant Sarina Nowak, who made it to 6th place in the Klum casting show 13 years ago. Today she works successfully as a curvy model and gives the candidates tips for the decision walk.

GNTM 2022 – who is out?

In episode five, the GNTM journey ended for only one candidate: 19-year-old Laura W. from Günzach didn’t get a photo from Heidi. So 21 candidates remain in the race for the title of Germany’s next Topmodel" 2022 – who will have to go home from L.A. after the makeover episode?

Who are the GNTM candidates 2022?

The GNTM 2022 cast is more diverse than ever, especially in terms of age. Barbara, for example, who at 68 is the oldest participant in the season, and 66-year-old Lieselotte are still with us after round five. 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
  • 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 D sseldorf
  • Noella (24) from Berlin
  • Annalotta (20) from Schwerte near Dortmund
  • Kristina (20) from Lübeck
  • Vivien (21) from Prien am Chiemsee
  • Paulina (32) from Berlin
  • Viola (21) from Bremen
  • Emilie (19) from Tafers
  • Meline (20) from Bergisch Gladbach
  • Pauline (18) from Schwerte

Who is in 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. 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 besides 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. This was followed by designer Jean Paul Gaultier and now ex-GNTM contestant Sarina Nowak, who now works successfully as a curvy model.

The new GNTM theme song – by Heidi höchstpershaft!

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! Without further ado, the model mom has 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 üabout her new fashion collection and the succession at Germany’s Next Topmodel, Cosmopolitan
  • GNTM 2022: Start, broadcast dates and times, ProSieben