Tuesday, December 25

Cycle 5 Finale - Review

Hello everybody!
I'm back with a very special Christmas post... the review of this season's Finale.
All I can say is that the Finale was a blast. It was a lot of fun making the videos although it was soooo much work. All three finalists were stunning, each in her own way. Nevertheless only one could be the winner, and after an enormously hard decision, MandaMichalka became the winner of RNTM.
Let's have a look at the finalist's last task entries though ;)
I'm gonna start with the 3rd place, Jody_Cailin!

In my opinion they were pretty good, but not the strongest ones. The scenery and the dessous editorial photo were really well done, but the snake shoot was a bit lacking in quality and creativity. it wasn't outstanding enough to convince the judges, that's why we all saw her on the third place.

The next one is our runner-up, ExtravaganceSD ... 

Nora's tasks were absolutely amazing. Very creative and a big improvement compared to her previous tasks. My personal favorite is the snake shoot, the idea was very very creative. The dessous shoot and the scenery were truly fabulous, too. But when I looked closer at the scenery, I didn't feel like she had just won RNTM. It more looked like a famous actress who had win the Oscar. Don't get me wrong, it's beautiful, but it didn't feel like RNTM.

Anyway, let's go on with the winner.. MandaMichalka:

Stunning photos! Just as lovely as Nora's entries, although I have to say the scenery and the dessous shoot weren't as strong as Nora's photos. What I really liked about the scenery was that it really felt like RNTM - the spotlights, the cover, the rose-petals, etc. It really shouts "This is my moment, this is me!" 

You see, I really couldn't decided who the winner shall be. Manda or Nora, Manda or Nora. Two of five judges were rooting for Nora, two of five judges were rooting for Manda. So, it remained my decision who I should announce as the winner. 
So why did I choose Manda? I kept thinking for a long time. The reason why I saw Manda on top is because she was just amazing throughout the whole cycle. From the very beginning until the finale, she has always been one of the best. Somehow she still managed to get better from week to week, at every task she became a little better. Especially in the semi-finale she managed to do such amazing and outstanding tasks! She became winner of the week twice in a row and she also would have been winner of the week at the 5th task, but unfortunately she sent in her entries too late at that time. 
Anyway, I can say that the final decision was very hard and very close, but after all Manda is a well deserved winner. :)

You think it's unfair? You think Nora was better this time?? To be honest, I think so too. It would be really unfair if Nora would just get nothing after she put so much love and effort into her work. That's why I decided to reward our runner-up with some very special prizes.....

Nora, you will get an exclusive contract with Sparkle Model Management, 50 Stardollars and your very own editorial photo series for the Spring issue of CROWN magazine!!! Congratulations Nora!! :3

Thank you very much for reading this post and also thank you for watching the whole cycle. It was a lot of fun and there will definitely be a 6th cycle. The applications will be avaliable next year in January. I will also publish a Best-Of video this Saturday. Stay tuned!


Wednesday, December 19


I promise, no more delay, no more difficulties, no more split parts!
I promise, this time it's gonna be punctual.

See ya tomorrow!!
Love you, xoxoxo

Thursday, December 13


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Wednesday, December 5

The Final Tasks!

Hello everyone!!

The time has finally come, these are the last three tasks for the three remaining contestants. I'm very excited.
By the way, in the last elimination ceremony I didn't tell you the voting results. So here they are.

Overall, 37 people voted (which isn't very much in my opinion, but still ...). As you can see, the majority voted for Manda which makes her the one with the biggest fan base.
Speaking of voting, there's another poll in the side-bar. There you can vote who you think will become the winner. The results will be shown in the Finale. So start to vote! Don't forget, the contestant with the biggest fan-base will get the most applause in the Finale ;)
Note: The results won't influence the final decision in any way.

Alright, so here are your tasks for this week!!

Winner Scenery

Yepp, it's about to do a scenery - good old basics. As you know, the winner of Cycle 5 will be on the Front-Page-Scenery of Topmodels.Club, and it's your task to create it. All you have  to do it create a scenery with a dark background and your doll is posing in the center of all the spotlights. Imagine you have just won the Finale; you feel eased, you are happy, proud, jumping around...
The scenery should capture this moment of joy and victory. The scenery MUST be done in Topmodels.Club (otherwise I can't add it to the front page). And don't forget about an outstanding pose. ;)

Dessous Catwalk Show

This will actually be a very special task. Why? Because it will be split into two parts. Sounds confusing, but here's te idea behind it: It's about a dessous outfit which will be presented in an editorial shooting and on the runway of the Finale (which I will do the graphics for). Okay, this really sounds confusing, so I'll explain it to you.

You have to create a dessous outfit, which means sexy lingery combined with fierce high heels, platforms or Litas, maybe also a pair of transparent stockings and of course some gorgeous accessories. One part of this task to present that outfit in an editorial shooting. You can get inspired by some Victoria's Secret shootings you find on the internet.
The second part of the task is to save the outfit (just the outfit, without the doll) on a transparent background (save it as .png!).
Why do you have to do this? Because I'll use your outfit in my graphics because each of you will present this outfit in the Finale on December 15th during the dessous catwalk show!! :D

Animal Photoshoot

We haven't done an animal photoshoot for quite a long time now. I think the last time was in Cycle 3 with a dog. Haha! Anyway, the photo you have to create will be an ad campaign for a bag. And for this photoshoot you'll have a very very special parter.... a SNAKE!

The whole photoshoot is based on this Alexander McQueen ad campaign:

On the photo you should pose together with a snake, wearing fashionable clothes and of course a lovely bag. Everything shall be very colorful like in the picture above. Keep the background simple!
But don't forget that it's about the bag, so try to make it an eye-catcher. I know you will do it ;)

DEADLINE: Wednesday, December 12th

If you have any questions, please ask me!

xoxo Rafael

Tuesday, December 4

7th Elimination Ceremony

Hello everyone!

First of all, I'm soooo sorry that this whole drama about the delay and the tasks and blah blah blah happened. Before I start talking about anything, I simply have to announce the winner of the 6th challenge. I still haven't done this yet, have I? The winner of task 6 is....
Jody_Cailin! Congratulations, you've made a nice improvement for the last few weeks. I mean, at the beginning you were quite average, but now you present us excellent photos and runway shots. I'm very proud of you and that's why you deserve to be the winner of the (last) week!
Your prize: Your interview will be added to the new issue of the RNTM Backstage Magazine which will be released tomorrow AND you will get a very special feature in the advertisement break during the Finale.

Alright, after 15 (and a half) weeks the moment has come to announce the final three!
To be honest, I'm really disappointed about this 'drama' and also about my decision to give Inessa another chance instead of Flora. Why? Because Inessa simply left Stardoll.


Stupid, just stupid. *sigh*
Anyway, I don't want to lose any more time. Here's my personal decision.
The reason why I gave Clara and Inessa more time is that I was simply shocked that this happened and I didn't know what to do. I thought I could get me some time and see what happens, but as you see, nothing happened. Inessa then told me that she won't come online any longer (which means she's out!) and Clara couldn't upload her tasks.
I was unsure what to do because I've never been in such a situation. But I knew that there won't be any chance for Clara, it was simply unfair to the others.

By the way, this has nothing to do with what the anonymous commenter and some other people said, this is my personal opinion and decision! It is unfair to the others and it was stupid of me to wait and let time pass by. I mean, deadline is deadline. If you can't make it, you're out! And that's why Clara will be eliminated.

Clara, if you read this, I want to tell you that you've been an amazing contestant and I hope you had a fun experience with us. All the best for your future.

Manda, Jody and Nora ... this means you are in the Finale of RNTM Cycle 5!!! Congratulations!!!! :D
Honestly, you really deserve it because everyone of you did an amazing job. Let's have a look at your results:


Wow! Absolutely stunning. I really like your DIY outfit, I don't know what's it all made of but I can recognize a brush, a pillow (which I think I wanted to buy when I was looking through the Starplaza lately) and some other stuff. I only don't like that it's on a runway. Don't get me wrong, it looks adoreable, but the task was to do an editorial photoshoot. Oh well, it isn't that tragic. The make-up looks turned out very well and I simply love the evening gown mixed with the edgy headpiece/wristband.



OMG how amazing! I love love love how you rock the editorial shoot and I like how you created the dress. The make-up looks pretty good and every look fits its theme, I especially love the Ke$ha look. And I think I don't have to tell you how much I love the Versace gown. Manda, you were born for the catwalk!



The blossom has finally become a beautiful flower! Jody, the editorial shooting looks so springey (that isn't even a word XD) and beautiful, although the pose is a little bit lame. The make-up looks turned out pretty decent but still they are very neat, fashion- and wearable. And the runway shot... *_*
A masterpiece! The dress is gorgoues. You've really improved so much and now you really stand out of the crowd! Well done :)

All three of you deserve to be in the Finale. The final tasks will be posted tomorrow. Oh, and there are still two things missing:

Number one; As I made this decision on my own, our special guest judge mathildamath couldn't judge with me. That's why she will be our guest judge in the Finale instead.
Number two; Last time I said the best make-up commercial will be shown in the advertisement break during the Finale. Well, I still gotta announce the winner...
So, the girl who did the make-up best in my opinion will be part of the video commercial I'll be doing for the Finale. And the winner is.....
Manda!!! Congratulations :)

Alright folks, that's all. See you tomorrow. Bye :*