Gia Carangi travels to New York City with dreams of becoming a fashion model. Within minutes of arriving, she meets Wilhelmina Cooper, a wise and high-powered agent who takes Gia under her wing. With Cooper's help and her own natural instincts, Gia quickly shoots to the top of the modeling world. When Cooper dies of lung cancer, however, Gia turns to drugs – and both she and her career begin to spiral out of control.
Despite a lack of obvious similarities between Siberia and Tokyo, a thriving model industry connects these distant regions. GIRL MODEL follows two protagonists involved in this industry: Ashley, a deeply ambivalent model scout who scours the Siberian countryside looking for fresh faces to send to the Japanese market, and one of her discoveries, Nadya, a thirteen year-old plucked from the Siberian countryside and dropped into the center of Tokyo with promises of a profitable career. After Ashley’s initial discovery of Nadya, the two rarely meet again, but their stories are inextricably bound. As Nadya’s optimism about rescuing her family from their financial difficulties grows, her dreams contrast against Ashley’s more jaded outlook about the industry’s corrosive influence.
When emerging fashion model Emma gets a chance to pursue her dream of becoming an international top model, she leaves her everyday life in Denmark behind, and moves to Paris. At a photo shoot in her new hometown, she meets the attractive photographer Shane White and they fall in love. But their relationship soon turns into a dangerous obsession for Emma.
Caught by tabloid paparazzi with his mistress Elena, a famous and beautiful fashion model, billionaire Pierre Levasseur tries to avoid a divorce by inventing a preposterous lie. He uses the presence of a passerby in the photo to claim to his wife that it's not him Elena is seeing but the other man, one François Pignon. Pignon is a modest little man who works as a parking valet. To make the story convincing, Elena has to move in with Pignon.
Ordinary single girl Amanda Pierce unexpectedly finds herself sharing an awesome Manhattan apartment with four sexy supermodels. Determined to bring Amanda into their world, the models give her the ultimate makeover. The plan works fabulously as Amanda connects with next door charmer Jim Winston. That is, until one night...
An intimate view of the women whose images have defined our sense of beauty over the past five decades. An uncensored look at many of the biggest names in modeling, the movie reveals the stories behind the magazine covers displaying these multicultural pioneers. Each woman is candidly interviewed in the studio and shares her experiences, ideas on longevity, and philosophy of life in the fashion industry. Elegant archival footage and interviews with designer Calvin Klein and agency head Eileen Ford round out this absorbing chronicle.
Nadine is a breathtaking and astonishingly sensual fashion photographer who gets lured into accepting a lingerie photo-shoot in the villa of the mysterious Victor Schneider. After the models and the crew leave the villa, only Nadine and Victor stay behind. As the night shrouds the villa with its thick shadows, Victor offers Nadine a weird proposal. Would she dare to put her own life at stake in a chess game? If he wins, she loses every right over her body and life. If Nadine does, Victor will kill himself. Thus begins a long night of sex, lust, desire, fear and. death.
A documentary filmmaker follows a model for several years, chronicling her rise from a fresh face to one that adorns billboards and magazines around the world. Go behind the scenes and chronicle the glitzy world of high fashion modeling, from photo shoots with celebrated photographers to runway shows in New York, Milan, and Paris.
Aspiring models compete for a chance to break into the business with a panel of judges critiquing their progress throughout the competition.
Britain & Ireland's Next Top Model, often abbreviated as BNTM, BINTM, or Top Model, is a British reality television show in which a number of women compete for the title of Britain's Next Top Model and a chance to start their career in the modelling industry. The first "cycle" premiered on 14 September 2005 on Sky Living. The winner normally receives a modelling contract, cosmetics campaign, and a spread within a fashion magazine which also includes appearing on the front cover. Other benefits which can change from cycle to cycle include a car, holiday, money, or an apartment among other things. As part of the Top Model franchise, it is based on the American television series America's Next Top Model. From series 7 onwards, the show has been renamed Britain and Ireland's Next Top Model as it has begun to include contestants from Ireland.
Australia's Next Top Model is an Australian reality television series, based on a franchise that was created by Tyra Banks with America's Next Top Model. It is produced by Granada Productions and broadcast on the Australian subscription television channel, FOX8. The series' objective is to find a promising but as-yet undiscovered Australian fashion Model and reward her with a platform to boost her chances of forging a successful career within the modelling industry. The series was last formerly hosted by Australian model Sarah Murdoch, who also served as lead judge and co-executive producer of the show for cycles five to seven. Jodhi Meares and Erika Heynatz also served as former hosts. An eighth cycle was confirmed for production and broadcast during 2013. Producers had to find a replacement host before production re-commenced. In April 2012 it was announced that the series would take a break for 2012 due to the fact that producers of the show were having trouble finding a replacement for Sarah Murdoch. It was announced on 19 November 2012 that beauty queen, model, and television personality Jennifer Hawkins was chosen as the new host for the ongoing eighth cycle.
Top Model. Zostań modelką is an ongoing reality documentary based on Tyra Banks' America's Next Top Model that pits contestants from Poland against each other in a variety of competitions to determine who will win the title of the next Polish Top Model and a lucrative modeling contract with NEXT agency as well as an appearance on the cover of the Polish issue of Glamour and a nationwide Max Factor campaign in hopes of a successful future in the modeling business. The competition is hosted by Polish born supermodel Joanna Krupa who serves as the lead judge alongside fashion designer Dawid Woliński, journalist Karolina Korwin-Piotrowska and photographer Marcin Tyszka. It has also been confirmed that international topmodels Anja Rubik and Magdalena Mielcarz will make guest appearances and coaching the contestants in some episodes.
Holland's Next Top Model is a Dutch reality television show hosted by writer and former model Daphne Deckers, who also serves as the lead judge. The first "cycle" premiered in September 2006 and was one of RTL5's highest rated shows, which is based on the series America's Next Top Model with Tyra Banks. On July 24, 2012, RTL5 announced they would not broadcast a new season.
Asia's Next Top Model is a reality television show of Top Model Franchise, in which a number of women compete for the title of Asia's Next Top Model and a chance to start their career in the modeling industry. The show will feature aspiring models from the entire Far East region, including South Asia subcontinent. The show was initially set to launch in mid-2012 on Ice-TV, after a deal was arranged with CBS for a Pan-Asian version. The casting process began in March 28, 2012 and was scheduled to end on May 5 of the same year. Later, the deadline was extended to May 21. The show was produced in Singapore. On April 11, it was publicly revealed that Nadya Hutagalung would take on the role of Head Judge and Host of the series. Fashion Director, Daniel Boey, Fashion Photographer, Todd Anthony Tyler, and model, Joey Mead King took secondary roles as judges. Around early October, STAR World and Channel 8 introduced the 14 finalists for season one, from 13 countries in South, Southeast and East Asia. The show was initially scheduled to premiere on November 4, 2012. However, the global premiere on STAR World was pushed back to November 25 due to monetary problems. The winner of the first cycle was 27 year old Jessica Amornkuldilok from Thailand.
Korea's Next Top Model is a Korean reality television show in which a number of women compete for the title of Korea's Next Top Model and a chance to start their career in the modelling industry. The prize also includes a feature in W Magazine Korea and a contract for SK-II. As part of the Top Model franchise, it is based on the hit American TV show America's Next Top Model, and it shares the same format. On 6 January 2010 it was announced that Korean channel Onstyle would begin production of a Korean version of the model search show. Model Jang Yoon-ju would helm the judging panel as the host of the show. Season 4 will start in August 2013.
Brazil's Next Top Model, sometimes abbreviated as BrNTM, is a Brazilian reality show, based on America's Next Top Model and produced by the Brazilian branch of the Latin American cable channel Sony Entertainment Television in association with producer Moonshot Pictures. The show features a group of young female contestants who live together in a house for several weeks while taking part in various challenges, photo shoots and meetings with members of the modeling industry. Usually, one girl is eliminated each week until the final contestant remaining is declared "Brazil's Next Top Model" and wins a modelling contract along with other associated prizes.
Top Model po-russki is a Russian reality documentary, and the second Russian adaptation of Tyra Banks', America's Next Top Model after You are a Supermodel which aired from 2004 to 2007, and had four cycles. The show places a group of young contestants from Russia against each other in a variety of challenges to determine who will win title of the next Russian Top Model along with a lucrative modelling contract, and other prizes in the hope of a successful future in the modeling industry. On 30 November 2012, the media announced that "Top model po-russki" was officially cancelled with Season 4 being its last.
Người mẫu Việt Nam: Vietnam's Next Top Model is a Vietnamese reality television show in which a number of women compete for the title of Vietnam's Next Top Model and a chance to start their career in the modeling industry. The show is based upon America's Next Top Model. And as part of Top Model franchise, there is the host and the head judge like talk-show host and model Tyra Banks in the original franchise. The show shares the same format. The premiere was set to air on September 30, 2010 and was among the highest-rated shows in Vietnamese broadcasting.
Norway's Next Top Model is a Norwegian reality television show based on the original American version, airing on TV3. The first cycle aired in 2006, after part years of participating in Scandinavia's Next Top Model along with Sweden and Denmark. The prize was a model contract with Trump Model Management, a campaign with cosmetic brand Make Up Store, and a cover of the Norwegian magazine Woman. The show was hosted by Kathrine Sørland. The three coaches are model coach Herve Bernard, runway coach J. Alexander and posing coach Mariana Verkerk. After three Cycles of being part of the Scandinavian co-production Norway had its first individual Cycle in September 2006 featuring 12 girls. The winner was Maria Eilertsen from Stavanger. Cycle 5 premiered on 3 September 2007. It was hosted by Vendela Kirsebom, who was also hosting Sweden's Next Top Model at the same time. Starting with 13 girls, ranging between the ages of 16 - 27, the second cycle was won by Kamilla Alnes from Ålesund. With Martina Lervik, another girl from Ålesund also won the sixth Cycle which was running from September to December 2008. In Early 2010 castings for a new Cycle were announced. The age limit of the girls has been set down to 14. The seventh Cycle was taped in summer 2010 but did not went on air before February 7, 2011. Kirsebom was replaced by former Miss Universe Mona Grudt making her the third host of Top Model Norge.
Mexico's Next Top Model, sometimes abbreviated as MxNTM, is a Mexican reality television series, based on Tyra Banks' America's Next Top Model. It is the second franchise in Latin America after Brazil's Next Top Model, and like the latter, the Mexican version is broadcast on Sony Entertainment Television. The series features a group of young women who would be competing for the title of "Mexico's Next Top Model" and a chance to begin their career in the modeling industry.
Canada's Next Top Model, Cycle 3, the third and final season of reality series Canada's Next Top Model, premiered on May 26, 2009, on CTV. Jay-Alexander retutned for his second season as the host. Cycle 3 features 11 women competing to be able to win a $100,000 beauty contract with Procter & Gamble, a modeling contract with Elmer Olsen Model Management, and a feature editorial spread in FASHION Magazine. Encore presentations of the show air on A-Channel, Star! and FashionTelevisionChannel. Production of Canada's Next Top Model wrapped at the end of March 2009. Cycle 3 was filmed in Toronto, Ontario, and the panel judges are Fashion Television’s Jeanne Beker, supermodel Yasmin Warsame, and Montreal photographer Mike Ruiz. Nolé Marin returns as creative director for the show. This cycle's tagline is "It's time to break the mould!" The finale aired on July 14, 2009, in which Meaghan Waller defeated Linsay Willier and won the competition.
Following is the summary of episodes of France's Next Top Model, Cycle 1, the French reality television program based upon America's Next Top Model.
Hrvatski Top Model Cycle 1 was the first Cycle of a reality documentary based on Tyra Banks' America's Next Top Model which pits contestants against each other in a variety of competitions to determine who will win title of the new Croatian Top Model as well as a modelling contract with an agency in hopes of a promising career start in the modeling industry. The Cycle was aired from April to June 2008 and hosted by Tatjana Jurić and featured 16 contestants. Croatian Fashion Designer Marco Grubnic also had several appearances on the first Cycle to introduce the girls to the fashion industry and give them constructive criticism. After 14 weeks, Sabina Behlić was named the winner of the first Cycle beating Valentina Dropulić and Marina Jerković in the final. In 2010 the show was also shown in Slovenia on TV3 under the name Hrvaški Top Model.
Suomen huippumalli haussa is a Finnish television reality show based on America's Next Top Model. The show first aired on Sunday, 6 April 2008 from 20.00 to 21.00 on the Finnish channel Nelonen. The show is produced by FremantleMedia. The winner for cycle one, Ani Alitalo, was awarded a €25,000 contract with Paparazzi Model Management, the front cover of Finnish Cosmopolitan and became a spokesperson for Max Factor. The winners for cycle two and three, also won the same awards, however there was no announced cash prize for the modeling contract, and there were two additional casting trips to Milan for Grundfelt, and a trip to New York for Kuokkanen as part of the prize.
A Swedish reality television show based on America's Next Top Model. 9 contestants compete for a top 3 spot to compete in Scandinavia's Next Top Model. These final 3 girls then join with Norway and Denmark's contestants.
Britain's Missing Top Model was a British Reality TV modelling show for disabled women, aired on BBC Three. The premiere episode aired on 1 July 2008. The show courted controversy, with many speculating that the show made disability a spectator event. The show followed eight young women with disabilities, who competed for a modelling contract. One of the contestants, Sophie Morgan, had already appeared on another Reality TV show, Beyond Boundaries, in 2005. The series aired over a period of five weeks. The women lived together and competed in a series of challenges and photo shoots. Each week, at least one contestant was sent home. The winner of the competition was 23 year-old Kelly Knox.
Colombia's Next Top Model is a Colombian reality television series, based on Tyra Banks' America's Next Top Model. It is the third franchise in Latin America after Brazil's Next Top Model and Mexico's Next Top Model. The series began to air on Caracol TV on January 8, 2013. The series features a group of young women who compete for the title of "Colombia's Next Top Model" and a chance to begin their career in the modeling industry.