Tuesday, 14 April 2009

Germany's Next Flopmodel

This is something that was brought to my attention by my mother, so credits to her.

It's probably pretty safe to assume, that most countries have their <insert country name>'s Next Topmodel show, so, not much explanation of the principle is needed. Basically, it's a casting show, where every girl, who has ever been told by a dude who wanted to get in her pants that she's model-material, can apply (and they apply in thousands, every year) to be judged by a jury, which consists of a leading supermodel of that country (the US-original is led by Tyra Banks, the German version by Heidi Klum) and a few others who no one ever heard of, but are big in model business ... probably.

Getting to the point. The final 10 candidates, who get into the actual training- and elimination-shows, will tell you two things. All of them. It's like the casting-version of "world peace". Mind you, the punch line is in the concurrence of the two:
  1. They have always dreamed of becoming a model.
  2. They never, or hardly ever, wear high heel shoes.
That's quite amazing. That would be, kind of, like ... if I would show up to a basketball training camp and declare, that I always dreamed of becoming an NBA-pro, but so far never bothered to learn how to dribble.
Or if someone would say they've always been dreaming of becoming a singer, but cannot even read music. Oh wait. There's the Idol-shows, where exactly this happens. Never mind!

But, hey, let's not be too surprised. After all, this is exactly what all these shows offer and promise: fame, without that tedious talent-and-labour business.


  1. And all because it makes for cheap television and they don't want to pay talented script writers and actors....

    Television: turned me onto MMOs.

  2. Well, for once, a good deed done by television! ;)

  3. Who needs to watch daytime soap when we have our very own drama Pwny?


  4. *thinks for a moment then switches to narrator's voice*

    Breetown. A place where ordinary heroes live out their ordinary lives.... In this week's episode, Mary-Suewen, the cute and lively elvish bargirl is forced out of the closet by her flower-picking overseer only to give her the shock of her life. And the true identity of the one-eyed mysterious Mr S. is finally revealed......

  5. Haha. Especially like "Mary-Suewen". If I am ever going to make an elf hottie, that'll be her name. Unless it's taken...!