Wednesday, December 28


Are you ready?! Are you ready?! Are you ready?! Are you ready?!

Official Cycle 4 Trailer!

Yes, Rafael's Next Top Model is starting a new season, and you can apply now for the 4th cycle!
All you have to do is to fill out this form and upload your best scenery on or and include the link in the application. Convince us that you should be one of the Top 20 for the Callbacks! So if you have what it takes to be a Topmodel, apply here in a comment. Good luck!

Important: Everybody can apply, but only if you were NOT under the Top 13 of Cycle 3!
Stardoll Name:
First Name:
Any past modeling experience?
Why do you want to be a Topmodel?
Your favorite designer/brand:
Describe your style in 5 words:
Sample of your work:

Auditions will be from December 28th, 2011 to January 25th, 2012!

The prizes for Cycle 4 are:
  • The title "RNTM Cycle 4"
  • 200 Stardollars
  • Contract with Sparkle Model Management
  • Covergirl for RNTM Backstage Magazine
  • Runway-Model for Spice Couture
  • Front-Page-Scenery for Topmodels.Club (Club)
  • Photoshoot for Topmodels.Club (Blog)
  • Modeling Spot + Interview for Stardoll Crown Magazine
I hope there will follow more prize :)
xoxo Rafael

Monday, November 28


Hey guys and dolls! How are you all?

Wow, I can't believe what happened the last few weeks. One month ago, on the 28th of October, __Mariah__ was announced as the winner of Rafael's Next Top Model. And now she got 200 stardollars (which she already spent on Hotbuys, Rares and so on) and a 10-month contract with SMM. Right now she's having a little break before she starts working as the face of the agency. A big photoshoot for the Agency awaits her aswell as the runway job for the first collection of Spice Couture (which comes out one week later than planned). And guess what? She got her first job beside the prizes... She'll be the Covergirl for the upcoming german Magazine "Stardoll Crown" which is named after the blog Stardoll Crown (which got more than 330 Followers!).

And Rafael's Next Top Model is also getting more popular. Guess who is our newest Media Partner?
I feel really honored that she asked me for a Partnership. It makes me real proud to be the new partner with Ghandeer, a talented and beautiful girl that runs a blog with more than 1560 Followers!!!
You can see it on the tab "Sponsors/Media Partners".

For now Rafael's Next Top Model is over. But there will be a big review in the next few days aswell as the "Best Of". The auditions and applications for the next season are in December. There will also be a huge Trailer for Cycle 4. So better stay tuned because RNTM is coming back soon...

Lots of Love, Rafi :)

Friday, October 28

The Big Finale - Cycle 3 Winner! (3/3)

Finally, we reached the last part of the finals. After one whole week of waiting after the deadline, our contestants were very nervous and excited. They couldn't wait to find out who it will be - Cindy or Maria? And now, the time has come...
In this exciting week of the finale we've seen how wonderful our three finalists are. They fighted for over 15 weeks to reach the big Finale. Sadly, Alessandra had to leave us after the elimination ceremony. But now we see two stunning girls, each one has her special talents and both DO have that special something to become a Topmodel.

But only one of you can win this cycle. Only one will win 200 stardollars, will win a contract with Spice Couture and Sparkle Model Management. Only one will see her scenery on Topmodels.Club and will appear on the cover of the RNTM Backstage Magazine. And only one will be "Rafael's Next Top Model".
Now it's time to take a deep breath, for the last time you will walk over the catwalk, together with the eliminated girls of this cycle.
In order of appearance, here are the models of RNTM Cycle 3 at the great Top 13 Live-Walk!!!

Watch in full screen if you like!

You all were gorgeous. A big thank you to all the models, and especially to Alessandra, Maria and Cindy.
And now, for my Top 2, we finally reached the moment of truth. Now I will announce the winner of this cycle...

Backround Music for the announcement!

My dear girls, it's time. We reached the most exciting and thrilling part of the big finale... I will finally announce the girl who won Cycle 3. It's that one moment you've been waiting for 15 weeks. 15 weeks of waiting for this one moment. The moment you've been waiting for, no, we ALL have been waiting for. The moment where you stand in the finals, standing here together and waiting for your name... starring on the wall with the big silhouette. And you don't know what will happen right now. You just hope that it will be you, and keep waiting and think "Please come to an end, I wanna know it". And then, when the silhouette will transform, it might be you and you just can't stand it, you just wanna know it. Girls, I can tell you, you don't have to wait any longer. Finally, you 2 lucky girls will find out who has won this cycle.

Now I just want to add these last words: It was an awesome journey with you, and everybody had their good and bad days. After fighting for 15 weeks, we decided for one winner. Will it be Cindy? Cindy, you are such a strong and confident girl, you always proved that you have such a huge talent. And I am soo glad you were a contestant. You WILL be succesful in everything you do. Or will it be you, Maria? Maria, you made such a big transformation on this journey. At first I didn't really notice you, you were shy and average. But now look at you. You are so talented and beautiful. You are changeable and outstanding. And if you win or not, I am soo proud of you. And so you can! Thank you for being part of RNTM!

And now, the moment is here. I will announce the winner. Will it be Cindy or will it be Maria? Who is the winner of RNTM? Who is the winner of RNTM?!

Monday, October 24

Who Will Be RNTM?!

This question is thrilling everybody so much out. Cindy and Maria are messaging all the time "I can't wait any longer". Well my dear models, you two and also all the viewers will have to wait until tomorrow. Yeah, I couldn't manage it to finish my work because the Real-Life catched me and didn't let me go to the laptop. Well I gotta lots of homework to do and I needed to go to church and stuff (yes I'm very religious).
Anyway, tomorrow will be the last part of the big finals-week!

Don't miss it because there will be the Top 13 Live-Walk and the big Finale Show, where a silhouette will slowly transform into Cindy or Maria. DON'T MISS IT!

Sunday, October 23

The Final Elimination Ceremony! (2/3)

Hey guys! Yes I know how late I am, it's already after midnight, but I just came home because today (or should I say yesterday?) was my birthday, so that's why I had no time to get to the computer today.
Also, it was real exhausting to do all the graphics and stuff. But we've finally found a winner. A talented young girl. A new topmodel!

BellaCullen4210: I must say, I was really disappointed when I saw your work because you could do so much better. The photoshoot was really average and I didn't get it. To my mind that was something totally different than the theme. Also your commercial was quite plain, but I still liked it. The only thing I loved was your catwalk task. The way it looked like you look from the ceiling onto the runway was amazing. My co-judges, especially Marie found that you were truly stunning and you deserved being in the competition.

4EverUrGirl: You are amazing! Alessandra I love you and the way you suddenly became a topmodel. You showed us you can be chique, girly, sexy and edgy. I really adored your catwalk task, it was so beautiful. Also your commercial was quite good. But... the photoshoot. The dress wasn't suitable, and the scenery looked a bit childish. Nevertheles you can be proud of yourself that you've come this far.

__mariah__: I was really shocked when I looked at your catwalk task. I just sit there, mouth was widly open and I thought OMG she's amazing! The photoshoot was also something I imagined you would do. It was elegant and sexy and is perfect to be on the club's homepage if you would win. But.. also you had one task that wasn't yours. The commercial was real beautiful, but I just didn't understand what a perfume has got to do with "Flawless skin" or beauty products for the skin. And the pose was a little boring. But, your transformation from this shy, unimpressive girl to a strong, outstandin topmodel is so breath-taking. You look gorgeous and you can be proud.
Yes you really can be proud because you also amazed the co-judges, and so we thought we should let you into the Top 2! Congratulations, you're in the next and last round of the Finale!!!!!

Now 2 girls are left, both wanting the same: the title! But one will have to leave us now. There's only 1 ticket left fo the Top 2. Only one of the girls can become 'Rafael's Next Top Model', only one will get the title as the winner, only one will see her winner-scenery on the homepage of Topmodels.Club, only one will get a contract with Spice Couture and Sparkle Model Management. Only one of you will get 200sd and only one of you will get on the cover of the RNTM Backstage Magazine.
The next girl who is in the next round is.... BellaCullen4210! Congratulations :)
Alessandra, you are a gorgeous model and such a nice person, please don't be sad, do continue modeling. Of course we will still stay in contact and maybe you will become a model of Sparkle Model Management, too. Best of luck for your future :*

And now it's time to decide for the winner. Dear models, for now 15 weeks you've been fighting for this day. The day you could be revealed as the winner. Let's have a short look at your work:

You were 'winner of the week' 2 times in this cycle. The funny thing is, that if you would win you would appear twice on the cover. One time for the October-issue and one time for the November-Issue. But for now it's still unknown if you will win or not. Maria, the last task was the photoshooting. This photo will be added to the homepgae of our club Topmodels.Club, but it would also stand for your vistory. My personal favorite is your catwalk taskm it looks like as if you would float over the runway, like a fairy or something. It is really beautiful and also miley4live96 liked this one best & miley1jasi said that you  look truly amazing.
Geat job Maria.

Isabella Cindy. Ciao Bella! xD
When I look down onto the runway I see a girl there. A girl walking confidently over the catwalk and she looks soo beautiful. Cindy, you are young and sooo talented. If you just didn't mess up the winner scenery I'm sure it would have been perfect. Cindy, you also became 'winner of the week' for 2 times which made the decision even harder. Do you think that Cindy has the qualificaions and qualities to become 'winner of the week cycle" for a last time? Cindy my love, it doesn't matter if you win or not, you are beautiful and you do it in the model business.

Only one of you will win this competition. For 15 weeks you fightet for this one moment. And who will be it? This is the moment you've been waiting for, the announcement of the winner. Wil it be Maria or Cindy, Maria or Cindy, Maria or Cindy, Maria or Cindy, Maria or Cindy, Maria or Cindy, Maria or Cindy?!?!?!?!
Rafael's Next Top Model will be...... announced later this Sunday!

As I had hardly time to do the video and some graphics I really have to do it this afternoon (Sunday, Oct 23rd). Don't miss it, I tell you. At the big Finale Show, the eliminated girls will walk over the catwalk for a last time. In order of their elimination, they will perform in the Top 13 Live-Walk! And then the winner will finally be announced. There will appear a screen wall (in a video) and then the silhouette will transform. It will disappear, then there will grow some flowers and grass, more and more it grows, up into the hight, growing into the form of a new silhouette. The plants become thicker, it all melts into one silhouette. Butterflies fly over the screen, and then suddely... the silhouette belonged to the winner.
And if it will be Cindy or Maria, well you will find it out this Sunday afternoon at the big Finale Show. DON'T MISS IT!

xoxo Rafi101

Tuesday, October 18

The Final Task (1/3)

Hello everybody and a huge welcome to the first part of the big Finale of Cycle 3!
For our 3 wonderful finalists, Alessandra, Cindy and Maria there are 3 tasks to do...

1. Advertisement Shoot - You have to create a scenery where you advertise any kind of beauty product. The theme is "flawless skin". In this task you can be very creative because you only gotta fit the theme. Keep it simple, though, as the product and especially you doll's skin/face is the main thing.
2. Haute Couture Catwalk - Now that you practiced presenting yourself on the catwalk in the previous challenges, you gotta show what you can! You need to present a chique & elegant High-Fashion dress on the runway. Please include a pose, that would be really nice!
3. The Winner Photoshoot - You gotta create a scenery again, but this time you MUST do it in Topmodels.Club! Why? Because the winner's scenery will be the new campaign on the homepage of the club (it's actually on of your prizes). A simple backround, everybody's watching you and you stand in the spotlight, doing nothing but standing there and feeling great because you are RNTM! A pose must be included.

Any questions? Contact me as quick as you can. Have fun doing those tasks and I really wish everybody lots of luck for these days. Send us your tasks in comments as always. :)

Deadline: Friday, October 21st!

The elimination ceremony, the big Finals-Show, will be this Saturday, the 22nd of October (my B-Day)!!!
I'm working on graphics for the finalists aswell as on a spoiler which will be postet here in the next days before the show of the finale. Remember, only one of those graphics will be shown on the screen in the elimination ceremony when the winner will be announced (like in Cycle 2 and like it was shown in the spoiler at the beginning of the cycle)!
Again, lots of luck to everybody!
Love, Rafael & the co-judges

Monday, October 17

9th Elimination - Who Will Be A Finalist?!

New Banner (from Stardoll Crown, © muffins97)

Some backround-music for the elimination ceremony!

I can't believe that we did it. For nearly 14 weeks now we've been searching and searching for the most elegant, fierce, sexy and talented Topmodel, and we are going to find her... Stardoll's next most wanted model who has that one special title... "Rafael's Next Top Model"

BellaCullen4210: Your work was amazing! As always you were one of the best and I can't help myself, you are just awesome. You have model qualities and I really need to say, I am very proud of you. And you also can be very proud of yourself, because you are going to be one of the 3 finalists. Congratulations, you are in the Finale!!!!!! I was kind of surprised. On the one hand you did that fierce catwalk task in asian-style, but on the other hand you just forgot to do the rest of the challenge! I'm quite disappointed that you just didn't give 100%... So, when I contacted the other judges, they said they didn't notice you. Nina, that's the worst thing you can do! A model that is unimposing and unnoticeable won't survive in this business. How should the clients or a model agency ever recognize you? At first you were outstanding, but the last few days you've become unimpressive. And I thought "How should one remember her this way?" I know you talent, you are beautiful and I know you could do better, but I think that the others just got better than you and that you can't stay in one's memory for a longer time. And the whole jury doesn't believe that you can make it better in that short time. I'm sorry to tell you, but you have to leave us.
You didn't make it into the finale, but you can be prou because you made it on the 5th place!! Good luck for the future, we love you.
__mariah__: Wow, I'm breatheless! I truly have no words for your outstanding work. It was so impressing and every task was original, creative and sooo beautiful. Maria, I am endless proud of you, just like maleen122 you changed from an average girl to an outstanding Topmodel. We want to see more, now you can prove what you've learnt! Welcome in the big Finale!!

Two contestants are left, but only one place is still free! Kristen or Alessandra?!

4EverUrGirl & TottalyCool68: You both made a hudge transformation on this long journey. Both of you were quite good, but still average at the beginning. But now look at you, you've become strong girls with Topmodel qualities.
Alessandra, you didn't know how to pose, until that wonderful day - the animal shoot. Something happened to you that blew us away. You became winner of the week and since then you became better and better. But the other contestants are stong & we don't know if you can beat them.
Kristen, it's like the same with you, only that you already got some posing skills at the beginning which also became better. But when you reached the Top 13, you were like up, down, up, down... From great to bad, from genius to fail. Right now it's getting up for you, but we don't know if there's more to see and if you can go upwards.
Who will be third finalist??? The one who gave a little more this week and where we think there's more potential is... TottalyCool68, 4EverUrGirl, TottalyCool68, 4EverUrGirl, TottalyCool68,... 4EverUrGirl!!!!!! Congratulations.
Kristen, don't be sad, you did an amazing job, and you can be proud that you reached the 4th place. Don't forget we will see you again this week at the big Finale Show for the Top 13 Walk!

The tasks will be posted tomorrow, so stay tuned. xoxo Rafi101

Wednesday, October 12

The Semi-Finals

Can you believe it? We reached the semi-finals!!! :O
It's gonna be very exciting, that's for sure. So for this week you gotta do 3 tasks...

1) The Underwater-Shooting: Create a scenery where you glide through the water in a summery dress (for example a short tulle dress). The pose should be inspired by the moves of a mermaid, but your doll may not be a mermaid! So the pose should just be very impressing and the dress should like float through the water.
2) Bag Commercial: Create a kind of advertisement campaign - should be a scenery with a text that can be added with Photoshop or Gimp. In your advertisement one should only be able to see a part of your face, but the bag (or your hand holding the bag) should the in the center of attention!
3) Catwalk-Challenge: You should present yourself on the catwalk, but you only are allowed to wear your favorite High Heels and a coat!
Due Date: Sunday, October 16th

Good Luck to everybody! See you at the elimination ceremony next Monday. :)
xxx Rafael

Monday, October 10

8th Elimination

Hello models and followers, it's time for another elimination ceremony, but this isn't just any ceremony that we know, it's one of the most exciting ones in the whole cycle... we will decide who will come into the semi-finals!!! To my opinion, it was very very very hard to eliminate a single person because this week everybody really deserved it. Girls I am so proud of you and no matter who will come through or who will be eliminated, you all did a big transformation and you all showed us that you have that special something to become a successful model. You can give yourself a tap on your shoulder now. ;)

Nevertheless we need to go on, so here we go...
One place is already forgiven for BellaCullen4210, she's our first semi-finalist. Who will follow her?
_mariah_: Your look was sooo amazing, when I looked at it I got such a "Wow!" flash, it was really breath-taking. The outfit, the way you presented it, all was very creepy and it was so outstanding. I think you really deserved it to come into the next round. Congratulations, you are the second semi-finalist and the winner of the week!
4EverUrGirl: I was kind of disappointed when I saw your outfit. It wasn't really creepy, it was just good. But for now the word "good" isn't enough my dear!!! Oh sweety, this time you were average.. again. Nevertheless, it wasn't the worst and when I think of your big transformation on your way, I'm really proud of you. So the judges decided to give you a last chance. You did it, Alessandra! Welcome in the semi-finals. :D

Now we really had big trouble with the decision of the last 4 contestants because you all were as great as the others. This made it really hard because now there are only 2 places left!

Sweet-Lips112: It was so nice to see that you improved your work so much. This time it was creative and scary, what the task told you to do. At this point you can be very proud because you made it soo far out of 20 contestants from more than 30 applications. You know, at first you were quite good, but then you didn't move on, and we couldn't really see that there's talent. Now that we've seen you can be a model we discussed about your past work. Dearest Kaisa, we know that you want it so bad, but it would be unfair to those who really worked hard and always gave their best through the whole cycle. You knew that this moment would come, I am soo sorry to tell you that your way at this competition is now over.
Thank you so much for participating! You see, you've made it onto the 7th place and I think you can be happy with yourself. We wish you all the best for your future career. What can I say? It's really difficult to explain because your task was really bad, but on the other hand it was brilliant! Well, your "Malificent"-Style wasn't convincing, and the fact that the outfit isn't really outstanding made it even worse. But, your facial expression was like "omg"! You really looked like Joker (from Batman) and the eyes were really creepy. So in this way it had blown me away. So, we 3 judges discussed & we finally thought that you would be perfect for the semi-finals. You always gave your best, you were pretty amazing, sometimes it went wrong, but girl you rock that stage like nobody else! Congratulations!

Two contestants are left, but only ONE place remains free.
TottalyCool68: You aren't one of the strongest but you are becoming better and better at every challenge. And girl, your outfit reminded me of an evil doctor who creates mutants. Anyway, it was very scary, and the rock'n'roll style was pretty amazing. But you weren't always this good. Often you were average. At the beginning you were quite good (like the "going crazy for shoes" scenery for Task 2 with that "Mission completed"). But then you were really bad, then average, then outstanding, then avergae again. It was like up, down, up, down, up, down... the last 2 weeks it was getting upwards, but... can we be sure you won't collapse and fall down?
QeenGoldBabe: You were one of the best at the beginning, you were my favorite in the callbacks and I always loved your sceneries. But since the Top 13 announcement you didn't improve, sometimes you were real bad. The judges and me were worried, but now we see it's getting better again. The problem is, the others are already better than you, and we aren't sure if they got too far away from you and you might not reach the end as the winner. Anyway, your scenery was impressing. It was very beautiful, and all the darkness and the way you presented it was soo great to see. It didn't really seem scary, though. To my mind it was too commercial. The question is: Are you too commercial or are you an high-fashion model?
--> One of you gotta leave us now. It was really hard, and we really couldn't decide! And after I looked at all your tasks of the cycle again, I noticed that somebody of you made the bigger transformation until now. That girl is... TottalyCool68! Congratulations!! :)
Conny, we are sooo sorry that it wasn't enough this time. I hope you will go on, please continue to inspire others by your sceneries. All the best and good luck for your future :*

That's it, we've found our 5 semi-finalists and wish them good luck for the next week.
The challenges will be posted tomorrow!!
xxx Rafael

Wednesday, October 5

8th Challenge!

Hey guys! As you all know, next week (means Monday) it's the semi-finals, so there will only be a short task so that you still have enough time.
@BellaCullen4210: So, as you are the winner of the last task, I have the best price for you, by far better than the prices for the other task-winners... You are SAVE! This means you are the very first semi-finalist! Congratulations. You can do the next task if you want. If you don't want to it's okay because you don't need to, but if you do it there would be some kind of 'bonus points' for the elimination ceremony of the semi-finals.

As you know, Halloween is coming nearer. Stardoll is prepairing for this event and also our Backstage Magazine will release a Halloween Issue this October! Here's your task:
I want you to create a Disney-inspired witch costume, it should be mysterious and scary. It shouldn't be an average costume, neither something ordinary from the Plaza nor a sexy witch dress, it should be special (maybe combined with other dark clothes), creepy and dark!
You can do it in the Starplaza closet or present it on a plain backround, whatever you like, but this time it's really just about the look so that you won't have to waste time with the pose and stuff.

Deadline: Sunday, October 9th!!!

Don't forget that this is your ticket into the semi-finals, so give your best.
xoxo Rafi101

Tuesday, October 4

7th Elimination

It's time, my friends...
It's time for the elimination ceremony! And you know what?! I can't believe time went by so fast. Because next week there are already the semi-finals!!
So, we better go on, we may not waste time. Let's begin... Your outfit was very cool, the way you presented it was a little messy, but it's still okay. Welcome in the next round!
BellaCullen4210: I really have no words for your awesome outstanding work. It was AH-MAZING! As always you were one of the best, but this time you topped them all. Congratulations, you are in the next round and the winner of the week! I will announce your price tomorrow when I post the new task.
__mariah__: Wow! Maria, you can't imagine how proud we are of you right now. At first your were completely average, but now you are running past the other contestants from the back. You are the runner-up of this week. Means you were one of the best, but it wasn't enough for the winner of this task. But I think that doesn't matter to you as you already won last week. See you in the next round, my dear!
QeenGoldBabe: Quite good, but I really miss your outstanding work from the beginning. Come on, we all know there's more. Always give 100%, or otherwise the other contestants will get better than you. And I really don't want to eliminate you. You weren't on of the worst, but also not one of the best. Don't give up, convince us in the next round please! :)
TottalyCool68: Yeah, I really liked your outfit. Also your catwalk. It was pretty good, you're getting better my dear. I hope you will surprise us next week!
4EverUrGirl: I really do think it was good, but my Co-Judges didn't have the same opinion as I do. They also meant you were one of the worst. What went wrong at this task, my dear? You know, this is your great chance and there are only 2 weeks left to the big Finale. I know you always give your best, but sometimes it just goes wrong. And it's a big mistake if you fail so close at the end. My dear Alessandra... I'm very sorry to say that but... you are getting weak. But I still think that you have the potential to become a model - a Topmodel!! So, welcome in the next round. This time it won't go wrong, I'm sure ;)

Now there are still 2 persons left...
JuicyC2890 and Sweet-Lips112: You both knew that this day would come sooner or later. And now it's time to say goodbye. Dear Mandy, you became weak - an this very soon in this competition. The last few weeks you were average. In the callbacks you were quite good, but since the Top 13 you didn't become stronger, and the others got better than you. Dear Kaisa, you did amazing jobs with graphics and creativity. Your ides were gorgeous, but the way you presented them was too weak to ever become the winner of the week. And it's sad but you are one of the weakest contestants here. And the whole jury really can't decide if they see some talent in you or not. I personally did see some potential, but you couldn't show it. And that's sad. And we aren't sure if there's enough time for you to convince us that you have the right qualifications!
Mandy... Kaisa... I am so sorry to say you are eliminated - well, at least one of you still has got the chance to fight for the title, to show us her talent! And now I will announce the person who will have to leave this contest. Kaisa, is it you who has the talent but can't really show it? Or is it you Mandy, who got experience and qualifications but cannot show more than she did? Mandy, you know you are a good model, but at this point I gotta tell you that we don't see more than a model - a Topmodel - in you. Mandy I am sorry but you are eliminated. I hope you will keep modeling and training your skills, then I am sure that you will get better.
Congratulations Kaisa, you are in the next round!!!! :D

The next task will be posted tomorrow. Stay tuned!

Sunday, October 2

7th Elimination - Coming Tomorrow!

Hey guys! So we all have been completely busy, but we made up our mind. We still don't know if we should eliminate 2 girls or only one. Also, we've found a new winner of the week and got a delicious price for her!
All will be revealed at the elimination ceremony on Sunday, 2nd October (tomorrow)!

Stay tuned!
xoxo The Judges

Monday, September 19

7th Challenge

Hello Stardollians - It's time for the traditional DIY-task!
Maybe you remember it from the last cycle in spring, where our 3 finalists avniarisha, Candyfloss_girl and especially maleen122 did an amazing job. Here's their work, just to give you some inspiration..

Candyfloss_girl (Shayma):
avniarisha (Jewel):
maleen122 (Maleen):

So that's what I meant. And now here's your task!

Create your own 'Do-It-Yourself' Outfit . It should be a dress, and it can be made of anything, like furniture, plants and thing like that. But do not use any clothes from the store or your closet, it must be something else.
Only the shoes can be from your closet because it is nearly impossible to create shoes out of plants or furniture. Pose can be included, but this time it's not a must. And now the important thing:
You must present your outfit on the Runway!!! (Like Candyfloss_girl did it)
And please create your own outfit, you are not allowed to create the same outfit like the girls shown above. We wanna see your creativity, so please give your best!

Save your scenery as a tinypic or imgur because you must send us the link in a comment!!!
(You need not save your scenery, you can also just take a screenshot and upload it directly on, or

Due Date: Sunday, 25th September

Good luck and please be punctual.
xxx Rafael

Thursday, September 15

6th Elimination

Welcome to the elimination ceremony of task 6...
I know we are very late, but that doesn't matter because we gotta discuss a lot and I didn't have much time for the laptop. Anyway, we don't need to rush because the big finale is still in a month. But it's sure getting exciting.

So, let's begin...
4EverUrGirl: Alessandra, you know you were our last "winner of the week", and I still didn't announce your prize. You will appear in the september issue of RNTM Backstage Magazine as a model! The issue will appear tomorrow. Congrats!
This week's task was very impressing. Your work is slowly getting better and better. From bad to average, and now your slowly climbing up to the top. That's really good. But also keep in mind that the other contestants are very strong and you gotta practice a lot to reach the top. Welcome in the next round :)
BellaCullen4210: Your work was BREATH-TAKING! It was sooo wonderful, and you really deserved to be on of this week's Top 4. But this time you won't be winner of the week because there was no "sea of flowers", you were lying in the sands. There could be more plants and flowers, nevertheless it's awesome! Welcome in the next round!
TottalyCool68: Amazing... There's nothing else I can say, this was amazing! And way better than the first one. I hope you will keep practicing because you are getting stronger and stronger in this contest!! See ya in the next round!
QeenGoldBabe: Honestly, we all were a little disappointed because we know your big talent. Especially me. I guess this was just not your thing. I hope you won't fail again, you know we are getting closer to the semi-finale and it's going to get harder, so I wanna see your good work again! See ya in the next round. Wow! That was... wonderful! Dreamy, fierce, girly and pretty at the same time. Your work was very qualitatife. Good job! Keep going, Nina. Welcome in the next round.
megan20012: Your task wasn't finished before the deadline and although you really tried to give your best, there is nothing more. I think there's nothing more that you can show us. You were sooo great, and it was really great to have you here at the competition. But now it's time to say goodbye because you will leave this contest. We wish you all the best for your future!
__mariah__: Truly amazing! Your scenery was one of the best here this week. And your transformation until now is HUDGE! At first your work was average and I wanted to eliminate you in the callbacks. But the other judges decided to leave you here, and that was the right decision! You became better and better, and at this task something was very different. It wasn't just good, it was gorgeous!!! The pose was brilliant and everything looked so beautiful. In some way you remind me of our last Topmodel, maleen122. So I think from all the contestants here, you really deserved to be the WINNER OF THE WEEK!
And guess what's your prize... You will be the Covergirl of the October issue of the RNTM Backstage Magazine! Congratulations!! Well then, see ya at the next task.

Bottom 2:
Kaisa vs. Mandy! The fight is going into round 2. After all, you didn't really stand out of the crowd. Oh yes you did, but in a bad way. Honestly, this minimal improvement is not good for your future. You both really need to change something. Something to stand out of the crowd!! Damn, this is a competition, it's getting close. The others are way better than you, and you need something to proove your talent, to show the world that you are a model.
You know, one was as bad as the other one. So we couldn't decide who will be eliminated.
As megan20012 got eliminated, we decided to no kick you out. We'll keep both of you in for the LAST time. Girl come on, this is your big chance, use it!

Next Task will be posted this Saturday!
xoxo Rafael

Sunday, September 11

6th Challenge - Results

Hey guys! So the deadline is being over, and we got your tasks. So we will have a look at it and decide who will still have the chance to become "Rafael's Next Top Model". You all did an amazing job, and it is really hard to decide for the winner of the week. But we can already tell you, one of the best were...
4EverUrGirl, BellaCullen4210, __mariah__ & TottalyCool68! You 4 were amazing, but we still don't have a clue who should be the winner, so we 3 gotta sleep over it.
@ Sweet-Lips112 and JuicyC2890: You really improved your work, but you 2 are still the bottom 2. So we can already tell you that one of you is going to be eliminated.

Tomorrow at the elimination ceremony we will unravel the mystery and tell you, who will be the winner of the week, who will be in the next round and who is going to leave the contest. Stay tuned!!! 

xxx The Judges

Friday, September 2

6th Challenge!

Hello my dear contestants and followers! Welcome to the next challenge.
So, what's the new task for the contestants? We've seen them sexy, crazy, elegant, mysterious and commercial. Now we wanna see them girly! So, here's the new task:

Sea Of Flowers - that's what is going to be called. You will have a photoshoot, lying in a sea of flowers and wearing a flawless make-up as well as some pinky-red clothes. Don't forget to include a pose - it is a MUST!!! So never ever even think of forgetting the pose in this task.
Save the scenery, upload it on tinypic/imgur/photobucket and send us the link in a comment.
Deadline: Saturday, September 10!

xoxo Rafi

Thursday, September 1

5th Elimination

Sorry for posting the elimination so late, but I'm sooo busy in Real Life. (:

I don't know what it is. At the beginning of the cycle everything seemed to be like better than ever. Everybody was punctual and we had a hudge audience. But now...
I don't know what it is but many contestants are soo late when doing the tasks and I'm just tired of reminding and reminding. Also, the amount of persons that drop the competition is also hudge! It's not how I wanted everything to be. But let's face it: It's summer, everybody wanted to enjoy the holidays and now everybody is preparing for school. So that's why Cycle 2 was so awesome, because in winter everybody had more time. Maybe I should hold every cycle in Winter/Spring. Because summer is when you go on vacation and Autumn is when it's time for Topmodels.Club's "Miss Autumn". But now let's go on with the elimination ceremony.
As you might know from the club, also sparklewand12 left! - no comment - You were very late with your task, but I totally understand it because of the earthquake on the East Coast of America. So that's why we give you another chance. Congratulations, you are in the next round.
BellaCullen4210: Not your best work. But it was quite good. It would've been the best of all sceneries, but... I didn't like your pose, your arm was like too short. I hope I will see some stunning work again next week. Congratulations, your in the next round! :)
JuicyC2890: Well, it was... I don't know, I think that your scenery was quite nice. In fact it was better than last week. But the quality of your photo was awful. And it was too dark to my mind. Also, I noticed that it isn't a scenery, I think you used a graphic programm and I didn't say it should be a graphic. Sorry Mandy, but this is our last warning. If you do not bring creative, outstanding tasks with high quality you'll be eliminated. I belive in your talent, please convince me and the judges!
__mariah__: Could be better, could be real better. But the idea of taking your dog with the bike was nice. So we've decided to let you through :D
megan20012: Megan... Your idea with taking the dog to shopping was good. But I think that the dog was just an accessoire, not the main thing. Also, the other judges thought that you missed the theme as it was just about shopping, not posing with a pet. To my mind I think you didn't miss the theme, but the dog was really just an accessoire! So we all decided to... give you on more chance. Please also try to pose! See in the next round.
QeenGoldBabe: EXCELLENT! Stunning as always! All 3 judges think you have that special talent. You did it right girl, you're in the next round! But next time also try to work on your pose ;)
Sweet-Lips112: The scenery was... what am I saying? That was NO scenery, that was a graphic. I didn't say you may use a graphic programm. I don't think it's fair to the others. To be honest, I really like your photo, if it was a scenery then you'd be the winner of the week. But when I talked to the other 2, Marie told me your work was average through the whole competition. And you know that being average is death for the developement of every model! Sorry, this is also your last chance! Good luck in the next round.
TottalyCool68: That was totally cool. No really that was really good. I liked it. Congratulations you're in the next round.
4EverUrGirl: I never thought that you would every surprise us with such a scenery! Your pose, your backround, everything was stunning! And you also looked gorgeous, like a celebrity. And I think it would be fair if I crown you the WINNER OF THE WEEK! Congratulations. Tomorrow, when I announce the next task, I will also announce your prize. :D
ladygagaHope: *looks at her seriously*
Your... task... was... missing! I am really really really sorry but you didn't do the task, and that's why I have to eliminate you! I am really sorry! :(

See you tomorrow for the next challenge. xoxo Rafael

Thursday, August 18

5th Challenge!

Hi there! It's Thursday, so it's time for a new challenge!
Your next task will be...

Animal Photoshoot. So you are going to create a scenery where you posing with a cat or a dog! You can either hold it in your arms or take it for a walk. The backround should be a city! The style should be girly, but also hip & chic. The outfit should include: a blue dress, a leather jacket and high heels. The rest can be made up.

Due Date: Sunday, August 28!

Please sign in my GB or in a comment that your done. Good Luck!
xoxo Rafael

Wednesday, August 17

4th Elimination!

Hey guys & dolls! Welcome to the elimination ceremony of task 4!
So, I will do it short & snappy...
QeenGoldBabe: That... was... ah-mazing!!! Wonderful! I love it! Wow!
Is that enough for you? Welcome in the next round. Please keep that awesome work, but also practice practice practice! It would be great when you keep practicing on your posing skills so that you will even become better. *thumb up*

Nevertheless, this week's winner will be... BellaCullen4210! Your scenery was stunning, and you were one of the first who completed the task, so I think ou should be honored by becoming the winner of the week, and guess what? As a prize you will be featured in the RNTM Backstage Magazine. We'll write a full article about you. Congrats!

And now for the elimination... LoveGossip4Life is dropping the competition as her life is very hectic at this moment. This means JuicyC2890 will stay - But remember, this is your last chance to proof your talent!!!
You know whats funny?
Cycle 1: One person dropped!
Cycle 2: Three Persons dropped!
Cycle 3: Five persons dropped!
--> Each cycle there are 2 persons more who just drop. I hope this won't go on this way, at the end all contestants will drop and nobody will win. O.o
Horrible, but I can understand it as it is summer. I am on vacation myself. But I brought my laptop with me (:

The next task will be posted tomorrow! Stay tuned, xoxo Rafael

Monday, August 15

Results of Task 4!

Hey guys! Today's monay, usually there should be a new task, but today there won't even be an elimination ceremony. Why? Well, right now I am on vacation, so I didn't have much time to check the entries, and today I found out that there are still 2 people missing, namely QeenGoldBabe and LoveGossip4Life!

So I will just post the first results...
First of all, Missalrashdan decided to leave RNTM because she is going on vacation. We wish her all the best for her future.
For now I won't choose a winner of the week because I only do it when there are all entries. Now, the judges and me had a look at your work and most of it was real good!
Who I liked best was 4EverUrGirl and BellaCullen4210! You really did outstanding work and it really looked super. Especially Bella, your pose, your style, it was all very creative. Keep going like this!
sparklewand12: Your idea was very funny, but you looked more like a beach babe than a fairy. Maybe it was because you wore a bikini or you had no wings, this time it was more creative than outstanding. Please keep working on that. You are in the next round :)
ladygagaHope & Sweet-Lips112: Your sceneries were kept very simple, also a little boring, nevertheless it were nice pictures. You both should practice on your posing skills and the creativity. Next time I want you to do outstanding work, welcome in the next round! :)
TotallyCool68 & __mariah__: You both did beautiful sceneries. The only critisism is that they seemed a little messy! Please watch out and work careful, and practice on your posing skills. But me and also the other 2 judges think that you can do more than that. Welcome in the next round :D
.Anti.Dot.: I must say, your scenery was very boring, there was nothing special about it. But as all 3 judges think that you have potential, you are in the next round. You can be glad that you were last week's winner, otherwise you would have been eliminated. Come on girl, show us your talent!

Now I need to say, there are 2 girls who were too average for this competition..
JuicyC2890 and megan20012! Mandy, your scenery was confusing. That was no fairy, that was just an ordinary girl holding her hand into the water. Megan, your scenery was boring, but you did a nice backround, which won't help you much, but at least it's something...

For now, megan20012 is in the next round! JuicyC2890, you will have to wait until tomorrow for the judge's final decision. There's still hope for you to keep fighting for the title!
So, see ya tomorrow for Part 2 of the Elimination Ceremony.

Tuesday, August 9

Top 13 Announcement + 4th Challenge

Hello and welcome to our final casting elimination ceremony. Yes, after all we got our Top 13 together. For now, the eliminated girl is ylime30 as she didn't do the task. By the way, I found out that "Runner-Up" meant something totally different than I thought, so our WINNER of the week is .Anti.Dot.!
So, this are our TOP 13:
[in alphabetical order]
  • .Anti.Dot.
  • BellaCullen4210
  • JuicyC2890
  • ladygagaHope
  • LoveGossi4life
  • __mariah__
  • megan20012
  • Missalrashdan
  • QeenGoldBabe
  • sparklewand12
  • Sweet-Lips112
  • TottalyCool68
  • 4EverUrGirl
Congratulations! ;D
Before I will give you the next task I wanna tell you how everything will be hold...
On Mondays I will post the new task. On Saturday (sometimes also Sunday) will be the deadline & the elimination ceremonies will be every Sunday!

4th Challenge:
The next task will be an "Other World" photoshoot! You have to create a scenery, where you pose as a fairy! You can choose between:
Forest-Fairy: Create a forest-backround (you can add fog if you can) and wear green clothes.
Water-Fairy: As backround you can use/make a lake, a river or you can create a bog. You will pose in blue, skinny & maybe transparent clothes.
Animal-Fairy: You can use any backround, as long as you choose orange, brown or red clothes and pose with any kind of animal.

Save your scenery, take a screenshot and upload it on tinypic/imgur/photobucket and send us the link in the comments below. Please also tell us which one you picked!
Due Date: 14th of August

By the way, the wilcard applications are open. Catch ya later!
xxx Rafael

Wednesday, August 3

Vogue Group - Preview for the 1st Collection

Hi there! So while you are doing the task, enjoy this spoiler that was released on the Vogue Group homepage!
xxx Rafael :)

Sunday, July 31

2nd Elimination + 3rd Challenge

Hi there! So, since I haven't posted the elimination yesterday, I will hold the elimination ceremony today and then announce the new task.


Well, this time it's rather simple because there are some people who left RNTM.
Bunny_Loveless is going on vacation for 4 weeks, so she can't participate any longer. Of course, she'll get a Wildcard for Cycle 4! Then there are 2 other contestants who also wanted to leave which are lolly_baby_gurl and doll2005. They said that they don't have enough time. They might try it at the next cycle, who knows...
And now we are coming to JennyLovesUS5. I must say I was really sorry when I saw her message that she's leaving RNTM, especially the way how she wrote it (but I won't tell anything as this is a private case). But she's preparing for her secondary-school examinations, and she's right, the real life goes first! Jenny, I wish you all the best for school and your way. :*
So they all are eliminated, we might see some of them again in Cycle 4.

By the way I wanna say that you all did a fantastic job on the scenery!! Some of them should really practice like __mariah__ or JuicyC2890. But who really did an excellent job was QeenGoldBabe, your scenery was truly the best of all! With that much talent I'm sure you'll do it far, so you are going to be the first Runner-Up of the week. Congrats!

3rd Challenge:

 For the third task I want you to create an elegant outfit! It must be made of:
A dress (if possible, maxi dress), High Heels, Accesories & a bag or a purse! Your outfits must be based on the colors blue, purple or red. Take a screenshot and upload it on Tinypic/Imgur/Photobucket or something like this and send us the link in a comment!! Don't forget to write your SD Username! :-]

Deadline: Sunday, August 7

Okay, this is everything for now. Stay tuned!
xoxox Rafael

Friday, July 22

2nd Challenge!!

Hey guys! So it's a new day, it's Friday... no wait it's already SATURDAY (damn midnight!). It's time for a new task. :)

Before I start, I wanna say something... Maddie_Fashion told me that she hasn't got time because she is leaving Stardoll or something and she said "I beg you to give another person my place", so I thought I will keep JennyLovesUS5 in the competition as I'm not that cruel, and if this is her wish, I accept it ;D
So welcome back Jenny, this is your second & last chance to show me what you can do!
We never had this situation in RNTM, did we? I can assure you this will get into RNTM history! (and of course the in the August-issue of our Backstage Magazine)

Okay, your new task is a commercial. The theme of your task is "Some people go crazy for shoes".
I really wanna see your creativity!! You should create a scenery, if you want you can edit it with photoshop or another graphic program (for ex. gimp). The main thing is that it needs to advertise the shoe.
I wanna see you go crazy for that one shoe you wanna buy, like hitting somebody, breaking things down, laugh or even be paranoid. We need to see that you would do everything to get the shoe.
Remember, the shoe is the main thing!
I know it is a very hard task, but I really wanna see your creativity, but also your commercial side!

Deadline: Friday, July 29!

Please sign my guestbook when you are ready or send me the tinypic/imgur/photobucket link of your task in a comment!! Good Luck, stay tuned :)
xoxox Rafael

Thursday, July 21

1st Elimination

How do you like my new banner? ^.^

Welcome at our first elimination ceremony! First of all, I am really upset about blogger, because when I clicked on "Publish Post", they logged me out and didn't save the post. Now I have to rewrite it -.-

Anyway, before I start the elimination, I want to talk about something...
I saw some really amazing sceneries with awesome backrounds and good poses. But there was something I didn't like... some of them didn't wear yellow bikinis! I know it's hard to find a yellow swimsuit on Stardoll, but when I tell you to wear YELLOW, you gotta wear yellow, not just anything!!
Okay, let's forget about it, it's not so important at the beginning, as long as you stand out of the crowd with stunning sceneries. Please keep in mind that it's important to do what the task says. Read twice before you begin! ;)
Now to the positive aspects: What I really like is that you all were punctual. :D
We had that problem in the last 2 cycles. It was really exhausting when somebody didn't make the task by the due date. I understand when you are on vacation or something like that, as long as you inform me. But I don't like it when somebody is just lazy. I'm not better, but I do everything to be punctual,. I'm not lazy, these are just kind of accidents (don't know how to write it on English).
Keep going, it's one of the qualifications a Topmodel gotta have - to be punctual. *thumbs up for you!*

Now to the elimination...
There are 2 girls who didn't do the tasks, namely vintage94 and Maddie_Fashion. They didn't even answer my guestbook entries although they were online. I hear that Maddie_Fashion will leave (or already left?) Stardoll, but vintage94 just didn't answer. In that case, both are eliminated. That doesn't make me feel good 'cause I wanted everybody to have a fair chance. Oh well, it's not my fault.
Then there were 3 people who were average. You know average models in this contest are out! But in 2 of them I saw a little more talent. The girl who is eliminated is... JennyLovesUS5! I'm really sorry to already eliminate one of the Wildcard winners. Maybe next time, Jenny :)

That's everything for now. The next challenge will be posted tomorrow!! Stay tuned.
xoxo Rafi101

Tuesday, July 12

Cycle 3 - Welcome in the Callbacks (1st Task)

Hello there and welcome to a new cycle of RNTM!
I know that I may be late and I am sorry, but I had some problems with the playlist and especially with the Opener & it was very late when I gave up to fix it, so the third season of RNTM officially starts today, on the 13th of July! :D
 You can watch the Opener under the tab "Cycle 3 Opener".
I don't wanna waste any more time. I will now announce the lucky Top 20 of Cycle 3 (in no certain order)...
  • Bunny_Loveless (Wildcard winner)
  • JennyLovesUS5 (Wildcard winner)
  • JuicyC2890
  • TottalyCool68
  • ladygagaHope
  • Maddie_fashion
  • .Anti.Dot.
  • LoveGossip4life
  • Sweet-Lips112
  • vintage94
  • sparklewand12
  • megan20012
  • QeenGoldBabe
  • Ylim30
  • Missalrashdan
  • doll2005
  • 4EverUrGirl
  • BellaCullen4210
  •  lolly_baby_gurl
  • __mariah__
Congratulations! You are the ones who really did stand out of the crowd. It wasn't easy to decide, after all everybody wanted a chance. A huge thanks to everybody who applied, please don't give up and try it in the next cycle again. :)

Your First Task:
Let's begin with the big casting! Your first challenge is:
Create a scenery at the beach. You must wear a swimsiut or a bikini, and don't forget about the accessoires!
There should be one main color in your outfit: yellow, because yellow is the color of Summer 2011.
Include a pose if you can, but you need not. To avoid glitches, you can also upload it on tinypic and post the link in the comments! Give your best 'cause there will be 3 people eliminated!
Due Date: Wednesday, July 20!!

Alright, and now we are coming to today's most exciting thing: THE SPOILER OF THE FINALE!!!

xoxo Rafael

Sunday, July 3

SSD + Last Chance for Applications!

Hey Dollywood!
This is your last chance to apply for Cycle 3!!! The deadline is already on Saturday, so hurry up!
There are ~30 applications, and I think there could be some more. Try it, maybe you'll be in the Top 20. I must say I already decided for about 15, this means there are still free places. Come on, apply! ^.^

Now some news about a new blog: Stardoll's Secret Diamons (SSD)
It's an english/german blog, they inform you about new stores and clothes in Starplaza, the latest fashion, and they also do make-overs. If you are interested, visit them by clicking here.

Have you already noticed our latest tab? It's called "Past Winners", check it out if you like. Okay fellows, it's time for me to go, I have much like creating the Opener for Cycle 3, a new banner, the new playlist, the preview for the Finale and so on...
Cycle 3 will officially start on July 12. There I will announce the Top 20 and the first task for the Callbacks. See ya! :-*

Monday, June 27

RNTM Cycle 1 - What it would have looked like...

Ever wondered how it would have looked like if the winner of Cycle 1 was also announced like Maleen?
You know, at that time I was not a member of YouTube and didn't know how to create videos. But now I thought "Why won't I make an 'And the winner is...' video for Caroline?"
So, here's the answer:

Hope you like it. I also included a special effect. And in Cycle 3 there will be more effects, I swear, the Finale will be the best of all!!

Monday, June 20

Spoiler + Info

[I'm working on a new banner]

Heyo!! The official Spoiler of the second issue of "RNTM Backstage Magazine" has been released on the -->homepage. The graphic is made by miley4live96. Covergirl is our Topmodel maleen122. Enjoy the cover:

Excited for Thursday? Actually I wanted the cover to be in a light red, but I don't know, Mary just did it this way, she said it would look better this way. Anyway, I think it really looks gorgeous, and the dress is emphasized without the red backround.
Little Information:
We have HALF-TIME! There are still 3 weeks left to apply for Cycle 3! Hurry up, tell all your friends and spread the word in every single guestbook/presentation/blog!!
On Jule 12, there will be a big surprise - I only say spoiler, video and finale (oops, I've said too much).
We also need a theme song for the third cycle! I can't decide which one I should choose, please leave a comment with the song you prefer:
*) Lady Gaga - Black Jesus | Amen Fashion
*) Lady Gaga - Bad Kids
*) Lady Gaga - Fashion Of His Love (Remix)
*) Lady Gaga - Judas (Hurts Remix)
*) Lady Gaga - Schei├če
*) Dabruck & Klein feat. Michael Feiner - The Feeling
*) Ke$ha - Tik Tok (Fred Falke Radio Remix)
(If you don't like any of them, suggest another one you'd like. But it would be nice if you vote for a song from the list)
xxx Rafael

Saturday, June 4

Enter Cycle 3 now!

Cycle 3 is starting today! *hooray*
This means you are able to apply now! Just click on the tab "Apply for Cycle 3" and fill out the application.
You have time to sign up until July 9, 2011!
                      Web TV Spot                       

On 12th of July, 20 girls will be chosen who will be contestants at the big casting. There we will choose our Top 13 who will fight for the title.
There will be also some awesome prices like stardollars (or coins for non-SS), a job at Spice Couture, a contract with Sugar Modeling Agency and and and...
Please tell your friends about that great opportunity and help me get 50 followers ;)

I'm also very pleased to tell you about a new Media Partner: Jewel's Youtube Channel!
Yepp, that's right, avniarisha has her own youtube channel with stardoll tutorials. She tells you how to do professional poses, how to do awesome scenery backrounds and much more useful things. You can use this knowledge for the actual cycle! *-*

I will come up with news soon, just keep applying until the deadline! I wish you good luck. See ya.
xoxo Rafi101

Thursday, June 2

The Big Finale (Review)

It was quite a lot of work until we found our winner, huh?
First of all, I wanna thank you all for participating. Without you all, I would never have done it. Again, big congrats to our winner maleen122!

Maleen is RNTM

So, what happened in the last week of RNTM? 
Well, the contestants had to do 3 tasks. A photoshoot, a scenery at Topmodels.Club and a catwalk graphic.
They all truly did an amazing job, but Maleen was a little better than the others.

Jewel (avniarisha) had to leave us first because we didn't see her energy any more. She was amazing, but I didn't receive her catwalk task, that's why we couldn't judge her to 100%. Also, the others became better than her although she always was one of the best in the whole cycle.

Shayma (Candyfloss_girl) became the 2nd place. Not many of you understand it because most of the viewers voted her. But it is this special something, this feeling when we know when someone really deserved it more than somebody else. Shayma was a great model, without doubt. But sometimes, she messed up the challenges. Also at the finale... it wasn't her best work. I cannot say why I felt sooo sorry, maybe it's because she made this transformation from a girly model to an elegant topmodel.

So why did Maleen (maleen122) win?
Maleen made the biggest transformation of all. At first, she was shy, unnoticed and average. But then she got better and more creative. In the middle of the cycle she got stuck. At that silly Sahara task...
I thought she already reached her limits, but miley4live96 believed in her talent, and so we gave her a new chance. This was the best decission in the whole history of RNTM. Maleen shot to the top like a rocket.
She got professional, elegant and changeable. Her talent really stands out of the crowd.
Also, there was something special that we saw in her which makes her to a real topmodel. That's why all judges finally decided for Maleen, the exotic beauty.

Best Of...
It was an amazing Cycle. We had 3 wonderful finalists. Here's the 'Best Of' of your 3 amazing girls.

Best of Avniarisha

Best of Candyfloss_girl

Best of Maleen122

I am really happy with the decission and with this cycle. And to be honest, although it was exhausting to do this long search (16 weeks!!) it was super cool to host 'RNTM'.
I also wanna thank my wonderful judges:
miley1jasi and miley4live96. And I also would never forget my wonderful Topmodel MissKosovo_97, who was the 4th judge in the first weeks. A hudge thank you to Jasmin, Marie and Caroline, you were really great and you helped me to find my topmodel, especially Jasmin and Marie.
From February to now - it was a successful cycle.

And I hope you will also attend Cycle 3! I will put up the applications on this Saturday (there's also a Web TV Spot coming...), so please stay tuned!
xoxo Rafi101