Without a representative Instagram appearance, even in the modeling world nothing works anymore. Especially on “Germany’s next Topmodel,” the contestants’ accounts are a good indicator of who will make it far in the show and who will not. That’s why we’ve already taken a look at the profiles of Heidi’s top 28 and filtered out the Insta-favorites based on the number of followers. According to social media, these 3 models have the best chances of winning the title!
These GNTM models have the most followers
The Instagram accounts of the GNTM 2022 candidates were only activated a few days ago and it is already clear who the absolute favorites of the viewers are: Paulina, Juliana and Barbara have directly beaten their competitors in the social networks. Paulina’s account already has 29.3 thousand followers, Juliana is right behind with 27.3 thousand, and in third place is the oldest contestant of the season, 68-year-old Barbara, with 20.1 thousand followers (as of 7.2.22) – and the trend is rising rapidly.
Only three of the other GNTM contestants are hot on the heels of the current Insta favorites: Kashmira (17.8k), Lieselotte (16.5k) and Laura Isabell (13.1k). The other 22 model applicants are far behind on Instagram. Their accounts count "only" between 3,000 and 10,000 fans.
The 3 GNTM favorites in check
Paulina (32) from Berlin
At 32, Paulina is not at the typical age to start modeling, but still has good cards in Heidi’s casting show. She already gained modeling experience before GNTM and knows her way around Instagram. Her private account counts more than 18 thousand followers – including Alisar Ailabouni, GNTM winner of 2010! By the way: Paulina is not only the current favorite among Instagram users, Heidi’s daughter Leni also thinks the 32-year-old has the best chances, as the jury boss revealed directly in episode 1.
Juliana (24) from Berlin
Actually Juliana works as a medical assistant, now she wants to realize her model dreams at GNTM – and if it goes according to the Instagram fans good chances to do so. In episode one, she was able to convince designer Jasmin Erbas of her skills and was allowed to open her fashion show at the Zappeion. And model mom Heidi and guest judge Kylie Minogue were also thrilled with the model debut of the lively Berliner – the start of GNTM couldn’t have gone any better for the 24-year-old.
Barbara (68) from Flensburg
Barbara is 68 years old, mother of four, grandmother of five, hairdresser, cosmetician – and Heidi’s älst GNTM contestant ever! As she revealed to ProSieben, she always wanted to become a model and therefore dared to take the step into the casting show. I heard that older people were finally allowed to apply. And then I thought to myself: Well, that might be something", says the Flensburg native, who does yoga every morning. And she continues: "I absolutely want to be the first woman to become ‚Germany’s Next Topmodel‘ at the age of 68, to encourage all older women and to show that age is just a number;
This is why Instagram is so important for the GNTM models
In fact, the number of Instagram followers is not an entirely insignificant factor in GNTM. Last year, two of the Instagram favorites, Romina and Alex, were in the final. And even apart from winning the title, the GNTM account is of great importance to the contestants. After all, countless model contestants started an influencer career after their exit from the show – based on the Insta-fans they collected at GNTM.
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